In recent years cloth mouse pads have proved to be very reliable for professional gamers. Some of the recent cloth/fabric based mousing surface we've examined recently here at Phoronix are the Steelpad QcK+, Xtrac Ripper, and X-Ray Aqua3. In this review we have the new Xtrac Hybrid which is a combination of cloth and plastic.
22 March 2005
When Razer Inc was a new start-up firm and they had just released the Boomslang optical mouse to the gaming community, it received numerous accolades from gamers. Razotech, also in their early months of being an established company, recently released their UFO mouse. This mouse isn't one to be praised for extreme gaming performance, but rather its unique appearance.
21 March 2005
Although computer enthusiasts spend countless hours attempting to improve their CPU cooling performance, much less time is spent on cooling our ever so important hard drives. One of the newest devices attempting to silence and cool our 10,000 RPM hard drives is the Silent Box from Scythe.
17 March 2005
The Matrix Orbital MX5 series included nearly every LED feature an enthusiast could imagine. It will be interesting to see what can be packaged into the brand new MX6 line. Today we have the exclusive honor and privilege of introducing you to the Matrix Orbital MX610!
15 March 2005
FrontX, short for Front X-tension, is a unit that allows you to connect your ports to the front of your computer for easy access. A company that fittingly carries the same name, FrontX, makes the device. You can either use your existing motherboard connectors or you can even extend the ports on the rear of your computer to the front using adapters offered by FrontX. Almost any type of port can be extended to a front port that can be accessed conveniently. FrontX has kindly provided us with a review sample that we will be examining today.
14 March 2005
Speeze, a name synonymous with PC cooling, manufactures products such as the Atlantic Wave, Vulture Spin, and the GigaPod. Speeze has been in the thermal solutions business since 1991 and currently possess ISO-9001 and ISO-9002 quality certifications. The subject in this review is the EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3 from Speeze.
11 March 2005
When pulling the Scythe Kamaboko heatsink out of its packaging, we were astounded at its immense size. In our testing labs, we have a Pentium 4 system with a Prescott core, which refuses to remain cool regardless of what we throw on it. In this review, we'll see if the Scythe Kamaboko CPU Cooler can tame our smoking hot Socket 478 processor.
2 March 2005
With PC Gaming a thriving industry, here in the United States and around the world, it's no wonder why companies are expanding their offerings from a single array of products, to a whole multitude of gaming devices. Icemat, known for their high performance mouse pads, recently plunged into the audio market, releasing the Icemat Audio MP3 followed by the Siberia. Up for examination in this review is the Icemat Siberia gaming headset.
23 February 2005
It used to only be many years ago where you would need a keyboard, video, and monitor for every computer you owned, luckily with the advent of a KVM (Keyboard Video Monitor) switch on the consumer level, this is no longer the case. Single-user KVM switches have been around since the early 1980s, finding their ways into large data centers to preserve valuable rack space, now over the past few years with home users owning multiple computers, KVM switches have become quite popular on the consumer level. In this article, we'll be checking out one of ATake's USB mini KVM switches, the EasyView 2-port USB All-in-one mini KVM switch.
12 February 2005
MonsterGecko, a previously unknown company to Phoronix, has released their Pistol Mouse FPS and has graciously allowed us to test and review it. Let's take a closer look at it and see how it performs.
20 January 2005
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