Flash Drives have become increasingly more popular lately. These mini hard drives provide a nice portable solution to transfer files to and from the office or what have you. Some manufacturers have created hybrid units that can do double duty as an MP3 player as well as a storage unit.
Well today we take a look at another hybrid with a cool new idea from SwissBit that incorporates a flash drive with a Swiss Army Knife, the Swiss Memory Victorinox.
If you're into traveling one way to make things easier is to use a GPS device. These handy little devices can tell you exactly where you are on earth. Use one with mapping software and you can basically plot a trip anywhere. Today we're taking a look at a very affordable GPS unit from Royaltek, their Sapphire GPS Mouse.
Today we take a look at the latest power supply from Coolmax the Taurus 140mm Silent Switching PSU. The unusual thing about this power supply is it comes with not your typical 80mm or 120mm fan, but a massive 140mm fan!
With Bluetooth slowly gaining popularity, more and more electronic devices are incorporating the standard. One problem with bluetooth devices is the range. Typical Bluetooth devices can link up together between 10-30 meters depending on conditions. Today we take a look at Zonet's ZUB6100 Bluetooth USB Adapter that has Class 1 RF Output Power, capable of a range of 100 Meters.
With more people using their computers for playing music, DVDs, and gaming, manufacturers have stepped up their audio cards closer to the quality of a home stereo system. Now users have plenty to choose from including 5.1 all the way to 7.1 Surround sound and various audio enhancement filters. Today we take a look at a new sound card from the electronics giant Philips with their PSC 724 Ultimate Edge Sound Card.
In general power supplies haven't changed too much in features for awhile now. Sure multiple fans and bigger fans have been added by manufacturers, as well as LEDs and other cosmetic changes but that's about it.
Today we take a look at a new innovative power supply from Thermaltake, their TWV 480 Power Supply. This 480 watt PSU comes with a front bezel that fits in a 5.25" slot that can display the amount of voltage that your computer is currently using.
We're all familiar with the concept of adding extra cooling fans to our desktop computers, but adding extra cooling for your laptop? Recently a few companies have created products to help get extra cooling by pulling the heat away from the bottom of laptops. One such company is Evercool with their NP-101 notebook pad.
It's bound to happen, you buy a digital camera and before you know it you have hundreds of photos backed up on your hard drive. One way to keep track of them is to use a program like Studio Lines Photo 2 that lets you organize, edit and share your photos.
With the prices on hard drives dropping and becoming more affordable, one of the more popular ways of transferring data from one computer to another is to use an external hard drive enclosure.
Today we take a look at Thermaltake's Silver River 3.5" enclosure which is part of a new product line for them. Even though hard drive enclosures are new for Thermaltake, first impressions are good.
Today we take a look at the newest case design from Thermaltake the Tsunami Dream. This new aluminum case has a lot of the standard features offered on other Thermaltake cases, plus a few new ones such as a mirror finish, huge 120mm fans, and a chassis intrusion detector.
With digital cameras rising in popularity lately, the need to organize all those pictures you've taken becomes a must. One solution is JASC Photo Album 5. This handy software lets you organize, edit, and download pictures from your camera.
Is your WiFi access point not able to reach all areas of your house? Or perhaps you would like to use your laptop to connect to the internet out doors but your wifi signal just won't cut it. Well you could go the expensive way and get a WiFi antenna to boost your AP's signal, but there's a more reasonably priced solution.
The solution? Etherdesigns.com's WiFi Deluxe cAntenna. These 'can' shaped antennas have been optimized to give the best performance and signal boost to your WiFi, while still being very reasonably priced.
If you don't have enough molex plugs on your power supply for all your fans and what not, one way to remedy this is to use a Y cable. This simple cable attachment connects to one of your power supply molex and splits it into two, giving you an extra plug.
Now a Y cable is nothing to get too excited about, it's used more for necessity instead of style. That is until Thermaltake came along with their UV LED Y Cable.
Are you in the market for a new MP3 player? Well today we take a look at the newest MP3 player offered by X-Micro, their EVA MP3 Player. This player comes in various sizes 128, 256 and 512 Megs, and has voice recordering capabilities and can be used as a portable flash drive.
One of the newer trends for computer enthusiasts nowadays is to build a silent computer system. This can involve using larger fans at lower rpms to get the same potential as the smaller fans. Videocards can now be outfitted with fanless heatsinks with heatpipes technology, etc.
One potential source of noise that hasn't been dealt with comes from the power supply. That is till now. Coolmax has stepped up to the plate with their new Fanless Switching Power Supply. This power supply operates completely silent with absolutely no fans.
With so many manufacturers producing heatsink/fan combos nowadays, one gets the impression that a lot of copycat designing is happening instead of innovation. That is until recently, as Thermaltake has released their newest creation the Silent Tower. This new HSF is compatible with all cpu types, has heatpipes, and an option for a Dual Fan Setup. Not to mention it's also one of the largest HSF's i've come across.
Awhile ago we had the chance to take a look at X-Micro's 802.11b Broadband router. Now with the 802.11g busting out on the scene, X-Micro has stepped up to the plate and upgraded the broadband router to the new standard. Today we take a look at this newer version Router and PCI Card that boasts an 802.11g Turbo Mode capable of 108 Mbit/s!
With the popularity of LAN parties on the rise, the need for a light portable system is sought after more than ever. One way to lighten your load is to switch from the typical heavy steel computer case and move to an aluminum version. Today we take a look at a new aluminum case from Thermaltake called the Lanmoto. This new ultra light weight aluminum case not only looks good but also has some security features too.
Many computer enthusiasts own more than one computer. The second computer could be used as a backup, a server, a firewall, etc. One way to cut down on the costs of setting up a second computer is to use a KVM Switch. These handy little gadgets allow you to share the use of one monitor, keyboard and mouse between computers. Today we take a look at one such KVM from bytecc, their 2 port Auto KVM Switch.