Nocuta is a newcomer to Phoronix, so when they had first asked us to look at a couple fans we were a bit hesitant. In the past year, the only cooling fans we had reviewed were the Sytrin KuFormula SFFD120 and the Enermax Marathon Enlobal Fan, which were both unique products compared to a traditional computer case fan. Ultimately, we decided to accept Noctua's invitation to try out the NF-S12 and NF-R8 fans, and in this review you will find out why.
21 January 2007
Razer has been known for their array of professional gaming mice while recently we had looked at their Barracuda AC-1 and HP-1 audio products, but how well is this company able produce a professional gaming keyboard? After months of anticipation the Razer Tarantula Keyboard is finally shipping to retailers, and we happen to have our hands on this keyboard to see whether it is worth using under Linux.
19 December 2006 - 3 Comments
Looking for a nifty stocking stuffer this holiday season? The Logisys Optical Finger Mouse is a very innovative gadget that may be perfect for your traveling family member. The MS601BK model is an 800DPI mouse that works on nearly any surface and works by the movement of your fingers. We have been trying out the Logisys Optical Finger Mouse now for several weeks and have been impressed by its abilities.
2 December 2006
It has been almost two years since we first heard of LTB Audio Systems and decided to look at their USB True 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones. The headphones were surprisingly well designed for coming from this relatively unheard of company. Listen To Believe (LTB) has recently introduced their Magnum 5.1 USB Headphones, which is what we will be looking at today. These headphones offer a built in microphone, onboard audio control, and is true 5.1 surround sound.
25 November 2006 - 2 Comments
The Razer Barracuda AC-1 promises "pinpoint specific audio sound cues in-game with 38% greater accuracy than conventional soundcards, providing for the ultimate gaming experience," but is this the truth? After this week's official launch of the Barracuda AC-1 we have our hands on this new sound card and today are offering up a preview. In this preview we expose what audio processor is really is at the heart of the Barracuda AC-1!
22 November 2006
Earlier this month we presented an exclusive preview of the Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 Ultra, and today we are back to share our concluding thoughts on this HDD cooler. In the remainder of this article we focus primarily upon the installation and performance. Since publishing our KuFormula SHF1 Ultra preview we have also learned a few additional details from the folks over at Sytrin.
17 October 2006
Throughout the 1990's computer gaming was largely perceived as a past time for couch potatoes or as a form of relaxation for teenagers, but the gaming industry has largely expanded in all directions even onto the professional playing table. Just as with any athletic sports, having the proper equipment is critical for performing well against your opponents. SteelSeries has been one of the companies to recognize this growing market, and their mission statement is to create performance enhancing gaming gear. Of the products they manufacturer at this time is mouse pads, keyboards, headsets, software security, gaming gear accessories, and gaming wear. We have looked at several SteelSeries products in the past, and today we are trying out the SteelSound 5H V2 gaming headset, which is slated to be an optimized version of the original 5H headset.
12 October 2006
Yesterday we had previewed the Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 Ultra and today we're the first again to offer up a preview of another Sytrin innovation. What we have our hands on this afternoon is the Sytrin KuFormula SFFD120.
9 October 2006
After the success of the Nextherm ICS-8200 and KuFormula VF1 Ultra, Sytrin is now preparing to introduce the KuFormula SHF1 Ultra. The Sytrin SHF1 Ultra is designed to be a multi-functional high performance HDD cooler. While this product has yet to be officially announced, we at Phoronix have several of these hard drive cooling devices inside our labs. Continue on for exclusive photographs and details in this world premiere.
8 October 2006
For years now, Razer and their array of gaming mice as well as mouse surfaces have impressed us. Most recently, they have begun to venture into developing audio products for gamers, with their inaugural product being the Barracuda HP-1 Headphones. The Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones rely upon eight drivers, individual channel volume control, and a detachable microphone to deliver the ultimate audio experience while gaming.
26 September 2006
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