20 May 2006
With spending a great deal of time preparing for the new Computex launches and coverage to come next week, we have been a bit busy around here but managed to spend some time with Razer's Armadillo. While the Armadillo is not nearly as fascinating as the Razer Copperhead, Krait, or Tarantula, it certainly is an interesting little piece of hardware.
12 May 2006
Since Razer's first product, the Boomslang, they have been on an almost unstoppable winning streak with their various gaming peripherals. The last Razer mouse that we had the opportunity to caress was the Razer Copperhead, and today we took up the opportunity to examine one of their recent creations, the Krait. What new features do the Razer Krait bring to the mouse pad? For one, its rare in the fact that its a gaming mouse yet they reverted to a traditional three button design, compared to other mice that now sport five or even eight buttons.
16 April 2006
Taking a break from the usual hardware roundabout, this morning up for your reading pleasure we have up our Everglide S-500 Professional Gaming Headphones review. The Everglide S-500 utilizes optimal noise isolation, enhanced audio positioning, gaming frequency response, and they are designed for comfort.
7 April 2006
A name that is synonymous with computer enthusiasts and overclockers when it comes to cooling manufacturers is Thermalright. While Thermalright has experimented with GPU and Chipset coolers in the past, their product efforts primarily focus upon AMD and Intel CPU cooling solutions. Up on the review block today we have the Thermalright V-1 Ultra GPU cooler, which appends a third heatpipe over the V-1 original.
3 April 2006
What do we have up on the review bench today? Well, it is certainly like nothing else we have seen in the past -- in fact, it is simply a bag. However, this is plain and simply not an ordinary bag we have seen in the past for transporting computer parts but is rather an engineering masterpiece. This solution is made by SilverStone Technology and is dubbed the Sugo Pack. Do not let its name fool you, as the bag simply is not limited to SFF enclosures.
1 April 2006
Hitting the Internet this morning is our overclocking expedition with Thermaltake as we see how far a single-core Intel Pentium 4 processor can be pushed when using a BigWater SE and Volcano 4005. Just how well can Thermaltake push the limits when it comes to liquid cooling? The results in front of us today are certainly surprising.
20 February 2006
The Razer Mantis Speed and Control mats are composed of Fibertek by Everglide, oversized to ensure the mouse real estate is not lacking, and a rubber base ensures a reliable grip on the smoothest surfaces. Will the Razer Mantis continue in the company's legendary success with the eXactMat, Diamondback, and Boomslang products? Today on our desks, we have both the speed and control versions of the Razer Mantis, which claims to be a precision mousing surface. Today, however, we will find out for ourselves precisely as we pair it up with their infamous Coperhead.
30 January 2006
Logitech is certainly no newcomer to the mouse industry, as they have been making input devices to satisfy everyone from gamers to general-purpose users for years. The mice we have our hands on today for testing is their MX518 and MX1000 models. The MX518 is their battle-tested optical performer while the MX1000 is their premiere laser cordless mouse.
29 January 2006
The Sytrin KuFormula VF1 Plus is one of the finest air solutions we have EVER laid our eyes on, and it is certainly a prime example of how a relative newcomer can shake the PC cooling industry with fresh thinking. During our testing, when this video cooling solution was maxed out on a GeForce 7800GTX, we had seen an incredible 12-21 Celsius drop in the core temperature! This product is definitely worth looking into with its near universal support for both ATI and NVIDIA products.
25 December 2005
With the pictures we take this holiday season, for anyone it would be a tragedy to lose the photographs they had backed up to a CD or DVD. Often data on these discs are simply lost due to carelessness when one simply sets down the CD/DVD and it turns out to be scratched. For this holiday exclusive, we have a few photos and a write-up on how a new company is attempting to make scratched discs a thing of the past.