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Peripherals

FrontX CPX088 (Ivory)

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 EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3

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

Scythe Kamaboko (SCKBK-1000)

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

Icemat Siberia Headset

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

ATake EasyView 2-Port KVM Switch

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 Pistol Mouse FPS

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

CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester

In this review, we will be testing the CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester. This product is used to test your power supply for any sign of failure. Efficiency and affordability is the resulting factor we should expect to see from the CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester. A device that can test your power supply with ease, and offers a peace of mind assuring that no damage will result from the testing process. The sheer brilliance of this device eliminates a need to swap out power supplies in order to test multiple PSU's.
12 January 2005

CaseBuy USB Vacuum Cleaner

Five volts and 500mA, or 100mA in low powered mode, are the power specifications for a typical USB port. CaseBuy sells a hand-held vacuum cleaner, which is powered by a single USB port; will this vacuum have enough power to clean the nooks and crevices around the keyboard and computer desk?
10 January 2005

Prime Cooler Hypercool III+ & Hypercool 4+

Prime Cooler, a cooling manufacturer, was established in 1998, but a lack of distributors has made their products almost unheard of. We recently got our hands on the Hypercool III+ and 4+ which are Prime Cooler's flagship products. Can these two massive copper radial heatsinks prove to be a viable alternative for enthusiasts trying to get the maximum potential out of their processor?
7 January 2005

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