Reviews

9.8
Date: Jun 19th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512 MB

AMD has moved the launch date of the HD 4850 forward, launching it today. The cards are positioned in the $200 range and offer several new features and performance improvements. According to our benchmark results AMD has found a winner with this card that offers excellent price/performance and energy efficiency.

9.7
Date: Jun 19th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI R4850 Radeon HD 4850 512 MB

After some confusion, AMD has lifted the NDA for their brand-new Radeon HD 4850 Series today. The RV770 on these boards comes with 800 shaders and boasts 956 million transistors. Together with a new AA architecture the card takes the $200 segment in a storm offering leading performance/dollar and performance/watt.

8.0
Date: Jun 19th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA 32GB Speedy Compact Flash

A-DATA is one of the few companies, which offer 32 GB Compact Flash cards. We take a look at the unit and also give it a go as a hard drive, as it certainly has the size for such a scenario.

9.0
Date: Jun 18th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Yuin OK3 Earphones

Yuin OK3 is the budget version of the new OK-series earphones coming from Yuin. The OK3s have the same design as its two bigger brothers and feature the exact same exterior design. This little Yuin is made for the more budget minded critical listeners with a price of only $89.

9.2
Date: Jun 16th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Point of View GeForce GTX 280 Assassin's Creed Edition

NVIDIA's new GTX 280 graphics cards have just been released. Point of View's GeForce GTX 280 is an implementation of the NVIDIA reference design. The GTX 280 offers amazing performance improvements and can even beat the GeForce 9800 GX2. But performance comes at a cost, at $649 you need a fat wallet to be able to afford this card.

9.2
Date: Jun 16th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Zotac GeForce GTX 280 Amp! Edition

Today NVIDIA launches their new GTX 280 graphics cards. Zotac as one of NVIDIA's premier partners has engineered a factory overclocked version of the GTX 280 which offers additional performance. Overall the Zotac GTX 280 Amp Edition is the fastest graphics card on the planet today, but also the most expensive.

9.7
Date: Jun 14th 2008
Author: DanTheBanjoman
In: NAS
QNAP TS-409 Pro Turbostation

QNAP already added nearly every thinkable feature to their NAS firmwares. To make a new series innovation had to be found elsewhere. QNAP decided to double the capacity in their TS-409 Pro and add features to utilize this space. The four disks that the TS-409 Pro houses can therefore be put in any RAID level including 6. Besides adding RAID 5 and 6 support QNAP shows they take their RAID arrays seriously by adding support for online expansion and RAID migration. Combined with the already proven ease of use and list of software features the TS-409 Pro Turbostation promises to be a solid product.

9.1
Date: Jun 13th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Silverstone Temjin TJ07B

The Silverstone TJ07 has been on the market for quite some time, but still impresses every time you lay eyes on it. This is the reason you will see the case at every show, always filled with the latest and greatest in hardware. That is certainly enough reason for us to take a close look at the TJ07.

Date: Jun 12th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Booth Babes
Computex 2008: Girls

This year's Computex was full of pretty asian booth babes fighting for your attention. Just like on previous tradeshows we set a day apart to chase down all the sweet girls for you. In total we have over 150 pictures with full-res images available for your viewing pleasure.

8.4
Date: Jun 12th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire HD3870 X2 Atomic Watercooled

Sapphire HD 3870 X2 Atomic Edition comes with pre-filled, pre-sealed and maintenance free watercooling. This allows Sapphire to ship the card with higher clocks, making the card the fastest HD 3870 X2 on the market today. As you would expect from such a premium product the presentation is outstanding, and so is the price.

8.3
Date: Jun 11th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GeForce 9800 GTX 512 MB

Palit's GeForce 9800 GTX follows the specifications of the NVIDIA reference design to the letter. Even then it is one of the fastest cards out there that you can buy, constantly delivering excellent FPS in games. Our sample allowed up to 16% additional overclocking on the GPU for a final clock speed of 784 MHz.

9.3
Date: Jun 10th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Yuin OK2 Earphones

Yuin OK2 is the name of the second best earphone from the Chinese brand Yuin. Unlike their bigger brother these earphones are easy to drive, and are also optimized for use with a normal modern DAP. The OK2s can function both as normal earbuds and as in-ears which makes them quite unique.

9.2
Date: Jun 6th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
Airlive AirVideo-2000 WiFi Projector Server

The AirView-2000 can stream your Windows desktop or favorite video to the device through any normal 54 MBit wireless network. So there are no cables to tie you down and you may walk around freely with your tablet PC or notebook during a presentation or at school & university.

Date: Jun 3rd 2008
Author: Easy Rhino
In: Interviews
Interview: David Makin / Palit Multimedia

In our interview with David Makin from Palit Multimedia we learned about recent US activities of the company and how Palit is working on increasing their market share. Also David talks about his personal background and how he made it into the Industry.

9.0
Date: May 31st 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Yuin OK1 Earphones

Yuin OK1 is the name of Yuin's brand new top-of-line earphone. The OK1s are rather special since they can both function as a pair of regular earbuds or as in-ears. The design is also completely revamped. When driven by a proper amp the sound is lightyears ahead of any other earbud we have previously tested.

8.5
Date: May 30th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Cases
Raidmax Iceberg Elite Series Gaming Case

The Raidmax Iceberg is a sturdy case designed to suit the gamer who is also conscious of style. Coming stock with three 120 mm blue LED fans and a side panel window in addition to being quite sturdily constructed of aluminum, this case is made to please gamers.

9.4
Date: May 29th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
X-Spice Kira CS 530W Power Supply

Even though X-Spice is not a very well known brand name, they achieved what nobody else could do: building an extremely quiet power supply that is stable and affordable. We are testing the 530W model today and found that it could easily handle a Quad CrossFireX rig, and produced less fan noise under load than most other power supplies in idle.

8.5
Date: May 28th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Glacialtech Altair A380 HTPC Case

The Altair A380 is an affordable slim HTPC case, with a very clean look coupled with a very durable construction. The included power supply is 80 Plus certified and can easily power today's mATX boards with multi core CPUs. Also included is an infrared remote control which is compatible with Windows Vista.

8.3
Date: May 26th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Travagans Colors Portable Headphone Amp

Travagan's Colors is the name of a brand new portable headphone amplifier. It is much smaller than most normal portable amps and only costs $59. The design is quite outlandish since it resembles a dog bone. The question is of course how does this little thing stack up against some of the bigger portable headphone amps.

8.1
Date: May 24th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
Gelaskin for iPhone

Gelaskins is a very thin but effective sticker to protect your portable electronics devices from scratches and other light damage, but also adds a nice individual touch to your gadget. We tested the iPhone version of the product.

8.8
Date: May 22nd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Silverstone MS05 2.5" HDD Enclosure

The Silverstone MS05 is a 2.5" enclosure which comes with an additional drive bay, to insert the unit into your computer. So you can take advantage of the eSATA interface at home, leaving you with the very portable USB 2.0 connectivity on the road.

9.1
Date: May 16th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
A-DATA X-Series DDR3 1600 MHz CL7 2GB Kit

The A-DATA X-Series is available in DDR2 and DDR3 flavors. Their DDR3 1600 MHz is set at a solid CL7 and comes with graphite colored heatspreaders in a very elaborate package. If 1600 MHz is not enough, you may go for the 1900 MHz version instead.

8.4
Date: May 15th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: External HDDs
Sunbeam SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

Sunbeam has come out with a nice tool that solves the mystery of how to handle multiple formats of hard drives. The SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter can use 2.5" and 3.5" SATA and IDE drives and easily converts them to a USB 2.0 interface. Its compact size, flexibility and low price make it a nice addition to a tool bag or work bench.

8.8
Date: May 14th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Mountain Mods U2-UFO Choose Your Own Case

For nearly five years, Mountains Mods has been wowing the enthusiast community with their series of cube cases. Now Mountain Mods takes that to the next level with the classic U2-UFO design gone "Hyper Modular" with the "Choose Your Own" case. The possibilities are endless. How will you create yours?

8.6
Date: May 14th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
BFG ES-800 800W Power Supply

The ES-800 from BFG is an 800W power supply that comes with everything an enthusiast might want. It has support for up to four PCI-Express power consumers and features an unorthodox internal layout. In our testing we saw an amazing efficiency of 84.9%.