Reviews

9.2
Date: Nov 14th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: External HDDs
Thermaltake Max 4 Active Cooling Enclosure

Thermaltake recently added the Max 4 Active Cooling Enclosure to their lineup. This portable unit works with SATA hard drives and allows them to be used with USB 2.0 ports or faster eSATA connections. To help keep the drive cool, there is an 80 mm by 15 mm blue LED fan on one side and black mesh on the front and rear.

9.2
Date: Nov 13th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Mice
Razer Lachesis

The Razer Lachesis is the first mouse to feature a third generation laser sensor which operates at a maximum of 4000 DPI. The new technology looks good on paper, but how does it perform in real world scenarios. In this review we will put this new technology to the test and see if it lives up to the expectations.

8.3
Date: Nov 10th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake DH-101 HTPC Case

The DH-101 is Thermaltake's latest midsize HTPC offering. It features the well known Soundgraph iMON Graphical VFD and a lot of extra controls. It takes a normal ATX mainboard and has space for up to three hard drives, which leaves you free to choose which components you wish to install.

9.5
Date: Nov 9th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: USB Sticks
OCZ ATV Turbo 4 GB

OCZ's ATV Turbo 4 GB USB stick comes in a flashy yellow color with a rugged rubber shell. It uses Dual Channel Technology to maximize performance - in our testing 35.0 MB/s. To check if it can take the pressure we ran over it with a car and then fried it. Literally, in a frying pan.

9.8
Date: Nov 8th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Origen AE S10V HTPC Case

The Origen AE S10V is a pure HPTC case. It is compact and features a VFD with an integrated IR receiver for that Vista MCE remote. You will not find custom software or unneeded features inside this case, which makes it such a perfect choice for that big, 1080p TV you have in your living room.

9.2
Date: Nov 6th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mice
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse

Logitech goes all out with their latest gaming mouse - the G9. While it may look very futuristic, the shape is perfect for right handed gamers. The G9 can be customized in almost every aspect, from weight to size and feel over to all the DPI settings and button assignments. This makes the device the perfect weapon of choice, no matter what type of gamer you are.

9.6
Date: Nov 1st 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: USB Sticks
ATP Tough Drive Mini 2 GB

ATP's new Tough Drive Mini 2 GB is a USB stick which offers high speed performance and support for Windows Vista Ready Boost. As the name suggests the drive is rugged and waterproof. To verify the manufacturer's claims we tried to break it - with a hammer!

8.4
Date: Oct 30th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: CPU Coolers
Zerotherm BTF92 Overclocker Edition

Zerotherm has just announced an new all-copper CPU heatsink based on their classic "butterfly" design: the BTF92 Overclocker Edition. This heatsink features 92 copper fins, eight effective heat pipes and a shiny copper base. Add a 92mm fan with blue LEDs and a fan controller, and the BTF92 is ready to cool all the latest CPUs from both Intel and AMD.

9.0
Date: Oct 29th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: CPU Coolers
Zerotherm Nirvana NV120 Premium

Today Zerotherm launches the new Nirvana NV120 Premium tower style heatsink, which features a copper base and four U-shaped heatpipes with aluminum fins. Over the entire surface of the Nirvana Premium is a dark gray mirror finish like no other heatsink I have seen. Included is a 120mm blue LED fan with a fan controller to dial in the right noise level for any system. With all this style comes great performance, too.

9.7
Date: Oct 29th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Zotac GeForce 8800 GT

The Zotac GeForce 8800 GT comes equipped with NVIDIA's latest G92 GPU. Unlike the NVIDIA reference design, Zotac's card is running at a higher clock of 660 MHz which gives this card a nice performance boost. With a price point of only $249 and performance that is close to the 8800 GTX, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT is going to be one of the big sellers this year.

7.8
Date: Oct 25th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: CPU Coolers
Akasa Revo CPU Cooler

Akasa has just introduced a new CPU cooler called the Revo, which features their new SilentFlux technology. This cooler utilizes a bubble pump to move the heat from the base through a radiator where it can be cooled by a fan. We put the Revo to the test to see how well this new cooling technology performs.

9.7
Date: Oct 23rd 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
OCZ DDR3 PC3-14400 Platinum 2 GB

OCZ's new DDR3 1800 memory kit is geared towards early adopters, overclockers and enthusiasts that always want to have the latest and the greatest. We tested the 2 GB kit and were surprised how well balanced overclocking is. You are free to run aggressive CL5 timings at lower clocks or go full out, up to 1850 MHz.

9.0
Date: Oct 22nd 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
VVIKOO GeForce 8600 GT Turbo

VVIKOO is a new videocard manufacturer based in Paris offering both NVIDIA and ATI cards. One of their first products is the GeForce 8600 GT Turbo, which is an overclocked version of NVIDIA's 8600 GT. The card comes equipped with a quiet Zalman cooler and offers great overclocking potential. In our testing we could increase the clocks by more than 40% over NVIDIA's reference clocks.

9.2
Date: Oct 20th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Mouse Pads
Fanatec Headshot Controller

The Fanatec Headshot Controller is a mouse and mousepad combination from German manufacturer Fanatec. Usually such a combo is a low quality product, but not in this case. We were surprised by the excellent build quality which is on par, if not better, with big names like Logitech and Microsoft. Also the mousepad has an incredibly smooth surface with almost no friction.

9.3
Date: Oct 19th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
AirLive Skyphone-1000

AirLive has a very diverse line-up. Their Skyphone-1000 is a wireless phone to be used with Skype. It makes calling other Skype users or normal numbers just as easy as with every other phone - it will even ring when someone calls you. As connection method a proprietary Bluetooth protocol is used which lets you use the phone without any corded connection.

9.0
Date: Oct 18th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Apevia X-QPack 2

The Apevia X-QPack 2 is the successor of the original X-QPack. Notable changes include the full size 500W power supply by placing a slightly longer front cover unto the chassis. A 8 cm fan has been added in the front of the case to actively cool your memory. Apevia also added a few more colors and one with a camouflage design.

9.3
Date: Oct 17th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Sirtec HighPower RockSolid 1000W PSU

Sirtec's new RockSolid 1000W PSU is engineered to deliver high quality stable power to your components. Its modular approach lets you start small and attach just the cables you need as your power requirements grow. For a price of only $200 you get a solid PSU that has up to six PCI-Express VGA connectors.

8.5
Date: Oct 15th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Gigabyte iSOLO 210

The Gigabyte iSOLO 210 represents the company's newest mid-range product. At a price of just under $100 it comes with a very solid aluminum and steel front, a great design and a screwless installation system. There are round openings for watercooling, as well as plenty of space, even for large graphic cards and power supplies.

9.5
Date: Oct 14th 2007
Author: djbbenn
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-A70

Ever find that you never seem to have enough room in your chassis? Then it's time to get a full sized tower. Lian Li has several large towers, and now they have a new one - the PC-A70. Today we'll take a look at the new PC-A70 from Lian Li and see if it's worthy of the Lian Li brand name.

8.0
Date: Oct 13th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Cases
NOX XTREME Moonlight

NOX XTREME Moonlight is the name of the newest case from NOX. This case is aimed at gamers looking for a light-weight performance midi-tower. Can a case from a relatively new company even begin to compete with offerings in the same class from established companies?

9.5
Date: Oct 12th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: USB Sticks
ATP Pink Petito 2 GB USB Drive

The ATP Petito 2 GB USB stick features a solid metal shell which helps make the drive a lot more resilient to damage. We tested the pink girlie version which you either love or hate and were impressed by the excellent results it delivered. Both bandwidth and access time were among the top of all USB stick we ever reviewed.

8.3
Date: Oct 11th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
AirLive Sky-211 USB Skype Phone Gateway

The AirLive Sky-211 is an interesting little device, which transforms your home phone into a VoIP device, with which you can make and receive calls over the Internet using Skype. It is incredibly easy to set up and gives you all the comfort of a traditional phone combined with the benefits of a VoIP call.

9.4
Date: Oct 10th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Gigabyte Odin GT 800W

GIGABYTE's Odin GT line of power supplies is the world's first PSU series that allows software control and monitoring. From within the GIGABYTE P-Tuner software you can adjust voltage levels, fan speed and get detailed monitoring info about your PSU like power draw. In addition to that we found out that the unit also has a very high efficiency of over 84% and good voltage stability.

8.6
Date: Oct 8th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Notebook Coolers
Gigabyte G-Pad Pro

The Gigabyte G-Pad Pro is a notebook cooling surface, intended for 15 inchers or smaller. It features a heatsink shape, can be cooled actively if needed with the included fan and propped on the its feet. Transporting it is made easy as well, thanks to two included bags.

9.8
Date: Oct 6th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: VGA Coolers
Thermalright HR-03 Plus

The Thermalright HR-03 Plus performance VGA card cooler has been on the market for a while now, but is it still the king of the VGA coolers if you believe some people. In this review we put it up against the newest offering from Zalman and see which is the best cooler for your GeForce 8800 Series card at the moment.