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.
20 February 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.
30 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.
29 January 2006
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.
25 December 2005
When one seeks to quiet their computer system while retaining from eliminating any of their cooling components they often turn to noise dampening products for their fans as well as turning down the fan speed. One of the areas often overlooked by enthusiasts is the noise emitted from the power supply. With us for this review, we have the SilverStone PP02 Power Supply Acoustic Cover, which is a simple yet unconventional product for silencing your system.
21 December 2005
When it comes to computer case fans we generally avoid doing any articles on the subject matter due to general lack of innovation that comes by traditional case fans. Today, however, we are going to be looking at a fan that is unlike any of its competition thanks to a unique feature that allows the case temperature to be projected onto the fan blades as they spin. This fan is the 80mm Sharkoon Rainbow TC.
20 December 2005
Swiftech has come out with a new revision to their H20-APEX water cooling kit and is named the APEX Ultra with its Apogee waterblock and new MCRES-Micro reservoir. For today's review, we are experimenting with the new H20-220 kit that is designed for high-end usage and had no problems pushing the CPU past the 4GHz marker.
9 December 2005
Is bigger always better? With us today is the SilverStone Nitrogon NT03, which is only 72mm tall but is able to pack the cooling performance of a heatsink twice its size; in fact, the heatsink is able to cool Socket 478. LGA-775, 754, 939, and 940 CPUs and for our testing today we threw it up against a roasting hot Intel Pentium D.
4 December 2005
For those of you who had missed out on part one of our water cooling round-up, we are presently in the midst of a 5-way radiator comparison with the Hardware Labs Black Ice Xtreme I and II, Danger Den Dual Heater Core, CoolingWorks CoolRad 12T, and Thermaltake 12cm Big Radiator. Posted today we have the second part of this article that consists of the chilling results.
28 November 2005
The final contenders for the Phoronix Radiator Round-Up have been narrowed down to the talented folks at Danger Den, Hardware Labs, CoolingWorks, and Thermaltake. Just how well do these various 120mm water cooling radiators perform when they attempt to be tamed by a raging DFI nForce4 Ultra-D with Athlon 64 Venice? Today we have a presentation of the opponents in our two-part radiator challenge.
22 November 2005
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