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Akasa Announces Euler S Mini-ITX Fanless Case

Much like the Newton X it launched earlier this week, Akasa updated its flagship fanless mini-ITX case, with the new Euler S. The case offers room for a thin mini-ITX motherboard, its body doubles up as a heatsink, and can handle thermal loads from the CPU as high as 35W TDP. The case features a brushed-aluminium front-panel, with diamond-cut edges, and a chunkier aluminium body that offers higher heat dissipation surface area. The Euler S offers a couple of USB 3.0 ports on the front bezel, something that was left wanting on the original. The company didn't reveal pricing or availability details.

Source: FanlessTech

Akasa Newton X Case for Intel NUC Unveiled

Akasa gave its premium Intel NUC case an update with the Newton X. The all-metal fanless case is chunkier than its predecessor, weighing in at 1.27 kg, and the extra metal makes for more heatsink fins, for better cooling of its innards. The case features a brushed aluminium front, with diamond-cut edge finish. It measures 150 mm x 185 mm x 47 mm (WxDxH). Compatible with Intel's D54250WYB and D34010WYB mainboards, and apart from the standard cutouts, the case offers a 2.5-inch drive bay, two front-panel USB 3.0 ports, a USB infrared receiver, holes for two Wi-Fi antennae, VESA mounts, and a Kensington lock slot. Akasa didn't reveal pricing.

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Akasa Rolls Out Tesla H NUC Case

Akasa rolled out the Tesla H, an all-aluminium fanless case for Intel's second-generation NUC, based on its Core "Haswell" processor. At 240 x 150 x 48 mm, it's somewhere in between traditional NUCs and slimline mini-ITX cases; but uses that volume productively, in adding not one, but two 2.5-inch drive bays. The first one takes advantage of the standard SATA 6 Gb/s port on the D54250WYK motherboard, and the other requires the included mSATA to SATA adapter. The case is also compatible with Intel's D54250WYB and D34010WYB motherboards.

As mentioned earlier, the all-aluminium case features ridges along its body that let it double up as a passive heatsink for the Core "Haswell" processor and PCH. In addition to the two 2.5-inch drive bays, the Tesla H offers two front-panel USB 3.0 ports, HDA audio jacks, a USB infrared receiver, three holes for WLAN/Bluetooth antennae, a Kensington lock slot, and VESA wall mounts. Akasa didn't announce pricing or availability details.

Source: FanlessTech

Akasa Newton H NUC Case Pictured

Akasa is giving final touches to a variant of its Newton series fan-less case for the second-generation NUC platform, which is based on Core "Haswell" processors. Called Newton H (H for "Haswell,") the case measures 150 mm x 170 mm x 47 mm (W x D x H), dry-weighing about 1 kg, making it about 20 mm longer than its predecessor, and pushing it into the mini-ITX gray-area. Made of anodized aluminium, the Newton H features a chunky, ridged body, which doubles up as heatsink for the CPU and PCH. It features cut-outs at the right spots for a couple of front-panel USB 3.0 ports, front-panel HD audio jacks, an infrared receiver, holes at the back for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennae, and other connectors standard to the form-factor. Other features include Kensington lock slots, and VESA wall-mount support, which let you securely tuck it away, behind your flat-screen monitor. The company didn't finalize pricing or availability.


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Akasa Tesla NUC Case Pictured

Here is the first picture of Akasa Tesla, the company's latest fan-less chassis for Intel's NUC (next unit of computing) system boards. When launched, it will be compatible with both generations of the NUC platform. It stays fan-less with its anodized aluminium body doubling up as a heatsink for the CPU, PCH, and other hot components. It's bigger than the average fan-less NUC case, and features room for two 9 mm-thick 2.5-inch drives, which can be anything between a fast SSD, or a spacious HDD. Not much else is known about the case, and one could expect a formal launch pretty soon.

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Akasa Newton NUC Cases Official

Akasa officially launched its Newton V line of cases for Intel NUC platform, which it unveiled at this year's Computex. The all-aluminium cases are available in black, silver, and gold colors, and like most other NUC cases are designed to passively cool the processor and chipset, the two hot components on the platform. Its body panels are chunky and ridged, to double up as heatsinks. The Newton V is designed specifically for Intel's D53427RKE motherboard, which features a 17W Core i5-3427U dual-core processor. Measuring 150 x 150 x 47 mm, the Newton V dry-weighs 950 g. It features VESA wall-mount holes, two holes for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennae, three front-panel USB ports, of which one is USB 3.0, and a Kensington lock slot. Akasa didn't announce pricing.

Akasa Rolls Out DuoDock X WiFi HDD Dock

With a wireless docking station Akasa DuoDock X WiFi you can connect at barbecue to your home music collection. One click with your finger on smartphone and you have access to all your albums. You plug phone into friends speakers and play favorite song of the old crew. All of a sudden everybody stopped talking, this moment when the melody begins, this smile on everyone faces, all those memories of crazy stuff you have done together with this music in the old times. Moments like this are priceless in life.

This is just one of many examples, how you can use new Akasa wireless docking station. Many TV sets, consoles which support Universal Plug and Play technology, can easily connect to all data on DuoDock X WiFi. There will be also no problem for all tablets and laptops with built in wireless adapter. You can have access to thousands of movies and hundred of thousands songs without actually having it on every single device. Do you want to watch new movie in bedroom on TV or tablet? Now you can do it easily without actually leaving your bed. The world becomes wireless. Make a good use from it!

Akasa Unveils CobraPower PSUs

In addition to cases, fans, and coolers, Akasa had a star-attraction in its booth, the CobraPower line of value modular PSUs. Available in mid-range capacities such as 650W, 750W, and 850W, these shock-jockeys offer 82% efficiency (no 80 Plus rating), partially modular cabling with flat ribbon cables, APFC, single +12V rail design, and a large 135 mm fan that doesn't hiss. The 24-pin ATX and 4+4-pin EPS connectors come fixed, while PCIe, SATA and Molex connectors are modular.

Akasa Also Shows Off Newton NUC Cases in Three Trims

Akasa's Newton NUC (next unit of computing) fanless case made its debut with the Galileo, way back in March. The case was formally unveiled at Computex, in three brushed-metal trims: the black one we've already seen, silver, and gold, all of which are made of anodized aluminum. Like most other 4" x 4" NUC cases, Newton's body doubles up as heatsink for the CPU. The cases will be available in variants that support the D33217GKE and D33217CK connector layouts. The cases further feature Kensington lock slots, and VESA mounts, so you can tuck them away behind your displays.

Akasa Unveils Galileo Thin Mini-ITX Fanless Chassis

First surfaced in March, Akasa's Gelileo concept made headlines with its unique approach to passive CPU cooling in silent HTPCs. The case uses a little over a third of its body as a discrete aluminum fin heatsink that's partitioned from the rest of the case, and draws heat from the CPU over heat pipes. In its main compartment, there's enough room for a thin mini-ITX system. This approach could me more efficient compared to cases in which the entire body doubles up as a heatsink, because heat is nucleated and dissipated, rather than being convected all over the case. The case comes with VESA mounts, and ships with a 120W or 180W external power brick. Made of aluminum, the Galileo will be available in brushed-metal trims of black and silver.

Akasa Shows Off Venom IV CPU Cooler

Akasa showed off its Venom IV CPU cooler, which keeps up with the basic design elements of the Venom series, while not necessarily appearing as big as older Venom series CPU coolers. The cooler features an aluminum fin-stack design, which uses asymmetric shape and planes, to dissipate heat better; and four 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes that fan-out through the entire length of the fin-stack, rather than clump up at the edges, to dissipate heat more uniformly. The cooler ships with one 120 mm S-flow fan, and a retention module that supports all modern CPU socket types, including, LGA115x, LGA1366, LGA2011, AM3+/AM3, and FM2/FM1.

Akasa Readies Pair of Fanless PC Cases

Akasa unveiled pictures of two new fanless PC cases for 2013, the Galileo and the Newton (pictured in that order). Both cases are made almost completely of aluminum, double up as CPU heatsinks, and feature VESA-mount capabilities. The Galileo is a thin mini-ITX case which can passively cool CPUs with thermal output as high as 35W, while the Newton is designed for the NUC form-factor. Both cases will be showcased at Computex 2013, held in June.

Source: FanlessTech

Akasa Readies the Nero LX Low Profile Cooler

Akasa is updating its cooling offer with a new solution aimed at HTPCs, a low profile CPU cooler called Nero LX. Codenamed AK-CC4011EP01, Akasa's creation measures 120 (W) x 120 (D) x 59 (H) mm, it weights 298 grams and has aluminum fins, four direct contact copper heatpipes, and a 120 mm PWM fan that operates at 600 to 1900 RPM (11.50 - 31.50 dBA sound output).

The yet unpriced and undated Nero LX supports Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD Socket AM2(+)/AM3/FM1 processors.

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Swiftech Unveils H2Ox20 Elite Series Liquid Cooling Kits

Going after the Graham's number of Asetek and Akasa rebranded closed-loop CPU cooler kits, Swiftech unveiled the H2Ox20 Elite series liquid cooling kits. According to the company, the kits combine the recently-launched Apogee Drive II CPU block featuring an integrated pump, with a choice of H20-220 Elite 2x 120 mm or H20-320 3x 120 mm radiators featuring integrated reservoirs, the appropriate number of Helix 120 mm PWM fans with 8-way PWM splitter, and Lok-Seal 1/2" x 3/4" compression fittings. Tubing and a 500 ml (17 oz) bottle of Swiftech HydrX coolant come included. The variant that includes H2O-220 Elite radiator is priced at US $239.95, and the one with H2O-320 Elite at $279.95.

Akasa Euler Fanless PC Case Pictured Some More

Akasa's Euler fanless PC case, which was first pictured at Computex 2012, is inching towards a September 2012 launch. Some of its first press-shots were leaked to the web. The pictures reveal its interiors, including the CPU block that conducts heat to the metallic body, where it is dissipated. This passive CPU cooling mechanism, according to a new report, can handle thermal loads of up to 35W, making it fit for low-power dual-core processors. Akasa Euler will be sold at an affordable price, according to the report.

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Akasa Announces AK-450-SS Silver-based TIM

Akasa announced its newest high-performance thermal interface material (TIM) for application in high-end PC cooling setups, for components such as CPUs and GPUs. The AK-450-SS from Akasa is a silver-based compound that offers thermal conductivity as high as 9.24 W/(m·°C). The company did not give out viscosity information, but mentioned that it can handle temperatures as high as 200 °C, without "bleeding" out. The compound is also engineered to leave minimal staining when removed. In Japan, it will be sold in 1.5 g syringes, starting August 7th.


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Akasa Cavalry Mid-Tower Case Pictured

Akasa unveiled its newest entry-level ATX mid-tower chassis, the Cavalry. The case is designed for gaming PC builds on a shoestring budget. Measuring 180 x 370 x 418 mm, and weighing about 5 kg, the Akasa Cavalry makes use of steel (frame, panels), and ABS plastic (front/façade). It features two 5.25-inch drive bays, one exposed and about five discrete 3.5-inch bays. The PSU tray is located on the top of the case, the motherboard tray has a few cable-management holes, although it lacks one that makes it easy to deal with coolers with back-plates. Ventilation includes one 120 mm red LED-lit front-intake (included), one 80 mm rear exhaust (included), and provision for a fan on the side panel. It is priced at 29.90 €.

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Akasa Unveils Euler Fanless PC Case

Akasa unveiled the Euler fanless PC case for thin mini-ITX motherboards. Made mostly of aluminum, the Euler's body doubles up as a heatsink for the processor. Internally, the Euler has a relocatable CPU block, which conducts heat from the CPU to the chassis by heat pipes. The aluminum ridges on along the top and sides of the body dissipate heat. Apart from the thin mini-ITX motherboard, the case also has room for a 2.5-inch drive, and a slimline optical drive. Akasa will launch the Euler fanless mini-ITX case a little later this year.

Akasa Unveils Venom-branded Keyboard Pad and Mouse Pad

Wouldn't it be awesome, if your entire desk was topped off with a mouse pad-like material? Akasa has just the solution for you, with [perhaps the first] keyboard pads. Akasa launched doormat-sized, Venom-branded keyboard pads, which have fabric top and rubberized bases, which ensure your keyboard stays in a firm position during extended gaming sessions (assuming the rubber feet your keyboard shipped with wore out). Along with keyboard pads, Akasa also launched Venom-branded mouse pads with micro-weave top surface, and rubberized base. The Venom keyboard pad measures 850 x 450 mm, while the mouse pad measures 352 x 250 mm.

Akasa Tops Off PSU Lineup with Venom Power XT

Akasa displayed its newest line of enthusiast-segment PSUs, Venom Power XT. The 80 Plus Gold-certified line of ATX v2.3 PSUs will initially include two high capacity models, 850W and 1000W. The PSUs feature swanky new chassis design, and are cooled by the same Viper 135 mm fan that other Venom Power models use. Internally, Venom Power XT features a dual-12V rail design, a suite of protection mechanisms, and of course, Active PFC. The PSUs are partially modular, with a few essential cables such as 24-pin ATX, 4-pin / 8-pin ATX/EPS, and a pair of PCI-Express connectors being fixed. Additional pairs of PCI-Express power connectors, SATA, Molex, and Berg connectors will be modular.

Akasa Shows Off Venom Medusa High-End Air CPU Cooler

Akasa also unveiled the third entry into its Venom series of CPU coolers, the Venom Medusa. This launch comes exactly an year after that of the Venom Voodoo. In the picture below, the Venom Medusa is shown between the original Venom, and Venom Voodoo. The Venom Medusa is a large aluminum fin dual-tower heatsink, with two symmetrical aluminum fin stacks. It is designed keeping in mind the thermal loads of the new LGA2011 processors.

Its design consists of a large base from which eight nickel-plated copper heat pipes pass, making direct contact with the CPU, and passing through the two aluminum fin stacks at ends. The Venom Medusa ships with two fans, a Viper 120 mm fan pushes fresh air through the first aluminum fin stack, while a larger 140 mm fan conveys air from the first stack to the second. There is provision for a third 120 mm fan, which pulls air from the second stack, for exhaust. The Venom Medusa supports nearly every modern CPU socket type, including LGA2011, LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA1366, AM3+/AM3, and FM2/FM1.

Akasa Unveils Piranha Case Fan

Akasa unveiled its third themed case fan after Viper (which goes into Venom series products) and Apache. Called the Piranha, the new fan design by Akasa relies on a new impeller blade design with teethed edges and broad blade ends, which work to increase air-flow, which can then be traded off for lower speed and lower noise. Akasa initially only has a 120 mm (120 x 120 x 25 mm) model. It supports PWM control, and draws power from standard 4-pin connector. Its cabling is sleeved. The Piranha from Akasa could be sold as unit fan packages, but could also feature in future Akasa products such as CPU coolers, cases, and PSUs.

Akasa HDM-23 Multi-Utility 5.25-inch Enclosure Launched

Taiwanese company Akasa announced the HDM-23 multi-utility 5.25-inch drive enclosure. This enclosure occupies a 5.25-inch drive bay in your case, and converts it an exposed 3.5-inch bay, or a discrete 2.5-inch bay for SSDs. The exposed 3.5-inch bay can then be used for devices such as fan-controllers in the 3.5-inch form-factor, card readers, such as the one pictured below (not included), or ye olde floppy disk drives. The 3.5-inch bay has mounting holes at the right spots to hold drives in the 2.5-inch form-factor, such as most of today's SSDs. Lastly, there are mount holes on its underside, to which you can attach a 140 mm fan. The enclosure measures 149 x 154 x 42 mm (WxDxH), about as big as an optical drive. It is priced at 880 JPY or about US $11. It will reach stores in late January, 2012.

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Akasa Also Shows off Venom Series Cases

Akasa also unveiled two of its latest PC cases targeting gamers, which make use of the Venom color scheme, the Venom Toxic, and Venom Strike. The Toxic is the larger among the two, it is an ATX full-tower that appears to support XL-ATX form-factor motherboards with 10 expansion slots. The case is very airy, the side-panel is almost entirely perforated, with room for side-panel fans. The top holds a large 200 mm fan, and a utility tray. It's quite possible that there's a HDD dock in there. The Venom Toxic also has cable management features on its motherboard tray. The Venom Striker is the value ATX mid-tower, that supports standard ATX, MATX, and mITX motherboards, it looks to provide all the essentials gamers need, including good, quiet ventilation (evident from the top 200 mm fan), and some cable management. The front panels on both cases are up to date, including USB 3.0 ports.

Akasa Unveils Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler

Akasa displayed the second generation of its iconic Venom tower-type CPU cooler, the Venom Voodoo. The Voodoo comes with a few apparent changes over the original. Firstly, two Viper 120 mm fans come standard, the original would give you just one, with the provision to add a second pull fan. Second, a plastic cap is added on top of the heatsink. Third, the heatsink design itself has undergone a change. It now uses six 6 mm thick copper heat pipes to convey heat to the aluminum fins, the original had four. The Venom Vooodoo retains the toxic color scheme that gave the original its product feel.
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