Reviews

9.5
Date: May 15th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-U12F

Noctua's NH-U12F CPU cooler is a high-performance heatsink that uses eight heatpipes to get the heat off your processor. The included fan is of the 120 mm variant and is fairly quiet. If you need to reduce the fan noise even more you can use the included Ultra Low Noise Adapter which makes the fan almost inaudible.

8.9
Date: May 14th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

AMD's new flagship video card is the Radeon HD 2900 XT which is based on the brand-new R600 GPU. It comes at an amazing $399 price point and offers many unique features. While performance may not be as fast as the GeForce 8800 GTX, its price will definitely make this card a good choice for users who are looking for the best price/performance ratio.

7.3
Date: May 13th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Verbatim Store'n'Go USB 1" External HDD

The Verbatim Store'n'Go 1" USB Hard Drive differentiates itself by using - as the name suggests - a hard drive to reach capacities of 12 GB. The 8 GB offering on the test bench today uses a minuscule 1 inch drive packed into a nice white & chrome enclosure. We take a close look and let you know if it has any advantages against solid state, flash based USB memory devices.

9.0
Date: May 13th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Headphones
Icemat Siberia In:Ear Headset

Icemat may be known for their mouse pads, but the company also produces some high quality audio products. We take a look at the white Icemat Siberia In:Ear headset today, which does not only look great and is built very well, but does deliver some very respectable audio performance too.

8.5
Date: May 11th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mouse Pads
XTracPads Ripper

The XTracPads Ripper is the smaller brother of the Ripper XXL. The mouse pad series comes in three different sizes, all with a wide aspect ratio. The thin cloth pad is incredibly soft and comfortable, with the under-padding clinging to the table quite nicely. We give a few mice a hurl on the Ripper to see if the unique aspect ratio is just what a gamer needs.

8.4
Date: May 11th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Sunbeam Quarterback

The Sunbeam Quarterback is a midtower ATX case with tool-less drive bays and PCI slots, Core Fan system, VGA vent and a side window. The front bezel adds a door that makes the case look as muscular as a quarterback, which definitely adds to its style.

Date: May 10th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
8.9
Date: May 10th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
A-DATA My Flash PD16 8 GB

The A-DATA MyFlash PD16 is a very solid and spacious USB 2.0 memory device with capacities of up to 16 GB. It features a lifetime warranty and can be used for Vista ReadyBoost. The aluminum/plastic construction makes it a bit heavier than other memory sticks, but also adds to the durability. We take an all around look and benchmark the PD16 to see if it performs as good as it looks.

7.9
Date: May 9th 2007
Author: djbbenn
In: Watercooling
CoolIT Freezone

The only way to get cooler temperatures than with air coolers is to use water cooling. But how do you get cooler than a water cooler without using some form of complicated exotic cooling? The answer is not very easily, until now. CoolIT has come up with a new cooler that utilizes a means of exotic cooling, yet it's designed for ease of use for the average end-user. Today we take a look at this new cooler from CoolIT and see if it really is better than any other cooler out there.

9.5
Date: May 8th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: External HDDs
A.C. Ryan AluBoxTFX

The A.C. Ryan AluBoxTFX is an external hard drive enclosure that allows the user to implement an IDE or SATA hard drive, utilizing the new eSATA connection for SATA drives, as well as USB 2.0 for SATA or IDE drives. And the TFX? That means “Tool Free Experience,” which is A.C. Ryan’s way of saying that the enclosure is completely tool-less in design.

8.9
Date: May 7th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Other
OCZ Trifecta 1 GB

The OCZ Trifecta is a unique SD card, it features connectors for USB, regular SD and microSD at the same time. This makes the card very useful for a variety of PDAs, mobile phones and cameras because you can easily take your data with you. With a price tag of below $30 for the 1 GB version it is not too expensive as well.

8.0
Date: May 4th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Twintech GeForce 8600 GTS

Twintech's new GeForce 8600 GTS is based on the NVIDIA reference design using the G84 GPU. It comes with 256 MB of fast GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz, the graphics processor runs at 675 MHz. This is the first DirectX 10 card for the midrange segment with its price tag of around $210.

9.0
Date: Apr 30th 2007
Author: djbbenn
In: CPU Coolers
XIGMATEK HDT-S963 (082) Cooler

Ever hear of "the point of diminishing returns", where something gets to the point where you can't improve on what you have unless you come up with a completely new idea? With air coolers, manufacturers are hitting that wall, but recently some companies have devised a new means of heat sink technology. Direct touching heat pipes - Today we take a look at Xigamtek's new cooler using this design.

8.9
Date: Apr 26th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mouse Pads
Ideazon Fragmat

The Ideazon Fragmat rounds up the company's offerings with a unique mouse pad, which features a hard plastic surface with a thin but soft underlining. It is also available in multiple themes and is big enough for high and mid sensitivity gamers. We give the pad a test run and let you know if it is something for the crowd of all-round gamers.

8.1
Date: Apr 26th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Zotac GeForce 8500 GT

Zotac is a new player in the NVIDIA video card business and one of their first new cards is the GeForce 8500 GT which is based on NVIDIA's brand-new G86 graphics processor. Unlike the reference design Zotac's card is factory overclocked to a GPU clock of 700 MHz which gives the card a healthy performance boost for a price increase of about $10.

7.9
Date: Apr 25th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mouse Pads
XTracPads Zoom

The XTracPads Zoom is incredibly thin and lightweight. In fact it is thinner than the pad's own packaging. The Zoom is meant for speed and the low height should make it quite comfortable. We take a few mice for a spin and let you know if the hard surface stays in place and does the job.

8.4
Date: Apr 25th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Moneual LAB MonCaso 932 HTPC enclosure

The Moneual LAB MonCaso 932 series carries a price tag of just under $900, but features all the specifications to justify it. A 7" touchscreen LCD placed inside an incredibly solid all aluminum case, a great software and easy installation as well as the included keyboards are what you get for your money. We take a real close look at the case which costs more than most complete systems and let you know if it is worth it.

8.0
Date: Apr 19th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mouse Pads
XTracPads Pro

The XTracPads Pro is a specialty mouse pad. The smooth surface and small size coupled with a great sense of accuracy make it perfect for RPG or real time strategy gamers. We take a close look at each of these attributes and its durability to see if it is the pro choice for these type of games.

9.2
Date: Apr 18th 2007
Author: djbbenn
In: CPU Coolers
3R System iCEAGE 120

It is big and it is cool - It's the iCEAGE from 3RSystem. With a 120 mm fan and new heatpipe technology that has the heatpipes as part of the contact base it sure does look promising. Today we will put the iCEAGE to the test and see if it can live up to its name. We'll take a closer look at the Direct Touch Heatpipe design, and see if it does make a difference or not.

Date: Apr 17th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 & 8500 Preview

Today NVIDIA announced their latest new graphics processors of the GeForce 8 Series. The new cards are called GeForce 8500 GT, 8600 GT and 8600 GTS. In our preview we examine the differences between the products and how they stack up against the last generation GeForce 7 products.

9.0
Date: Apr 16th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual

Sapphire's X1950 Pro Dual is the world's first video card that uses two ATI RV570 GPUs on a single PCB. The board comes with 2x 512 MB of GDDR3 memory for a price of $349. In our testing the card shows that it has to potential to narrow the performance gap to NVIDIA's lineup until R600 is released.

9.5
Date: Apr 15th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Keyboards
Razer Pro|Solutions Pro|Type

Razer's Pro|Type is their latest keyboard that comes in an iPod like white color with an integrated iPod docking station. The keyboard has two USB connectors to make sure there's always enough power for your keyboard and the iPod. Also included is a line-out so you can play music from your iPod directly on your home audio system.

9.2
Date: Apr 14th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Vizo Uranus eSATA & USB 2.0 HDD enclosure

The Vizo Uranus looks quite different than most other HDD enclosures. The shape clearly dictates the use of the stand and the rounded corners, thick aluminum, blue color and modern label will surely look good on your desk. Vizo includes everything from eSATA bracket to special screws and screw drivers, as well as software to use with the backup function of the Uranus. We benchmark it and take a quick look at the included software, to find out if it has what it takes under that shiny aluminum shell.

9.4
Date: Apr 13th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
Microsoft Razer Reclusa

The Microsoft Razer Reclusa is the second product to be released from the two companies. While it may look quite out of this world, it's functions are well placed and the Razer software rounds up the package. We take a close look at all the additional keys as well as the program behind the device and let you know if it is a steal for $60, or if we rather want to go back to our normal keyboards.

8.1
Date: Apr 13th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: USB Sticks
A-DATA Pirates Flash Drive 2 GB

In the past A-DATA has been making USB sticks with an official Disney license that were themed like the movie Cars, The Incredibles or Mickey. Now they added a flash drive with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Pirates of the Caribbean has been the best-selling movie in 2006. In addition to just the flash drive, buyers will get a set of MSN display pictures and wallpapers.