Reviews

9.2
Date: Nov 26th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
A-DATA Turbo Series 16GB SDHC Card

A-DATA has recently released a 16 GB SDHC storage card, which is the biggest capacity available on the market. Their card offers not only plenty of storage, it is also extremely fast. Even though it is specified as Class 6 with 6 MB/s, we saw amazing 18 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write speeds.

8.4
Date: Nov 24th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: CPU Coolers
Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro

Gigabyte recently announced its new G-Power 2 Pro CPU heatsink which adds additional airflow to the CPU Mosfets. This airflow helps to provide additional cooling for those Mosfets, making it easier for the motherboard to provide stable power for hungry CPUs. The G-Power 2 Pro has some nice features, including a very quiet 120mm fan.

9.2
Date: Nov 23rd 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Sunbeam Tuniq Ensemble 1200W

The Tuniq Ensemble is Sunbeam's latest high-end PSU offering. It comes in at a whooping 1200 Watts with a large number of connectors included. For all your SLI/CrossFire needs you have two PCI-E 6-pin and two PCI-E 8-pin connectors available. Sunbeam has focused on making this a stable and efficient power supply and did a great job, the efficiency rating during our testing is well above 83%.

8.0
Date: Nov 22nd 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset

The SteelSeries Siberia Neckband headset is the first neckband headset aimed at gamers. Besides being a neckband headset, SteelSeries further added to its capabilities by including an Xbox 360 adapter. Also included is a detachable volume control that sits on the audio cable.

8.4
Date: Nov 21st 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
AXP / Xion SuperNova 600W

The SuperNova 600W power supply from AXP (in Europe) and Xion (in the US) is designed to be a cost effective solution for people who do not use things like CrossFire and SLI in their system. Another important feature of this modular power supply is that it has a number of LEDs placed in vital spots to give that PSU a really pretty outward appearance.

8.5
Date: Nov 20th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Alpha Case

The Alpha is NZXT's latest entry level case offering. While it does not cost a lot, it has enough space for an 8800 GTX or Ultra. This means that you can save a bit of money on the chassis and spend it on actual hardware, without having to worry about compatibility issues.

9.5
Date: Nov 19th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3 Studio

The Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3 Studio in-ear-monitors are aimed at the ordinary consumer looking for extraordinary sound performance. The Super.fi 3 Studio comes at a more resonable price tag of around $100, which is less than many other in-ear-headphones on the market today.

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: Graphics 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: Graphics 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.