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Akasa Also Unveils Aluminium Case for Raspberry Pi

Akasa went smaller than the NUC, with its latest case for Raspberry Pi, the DIY micro-computer that captured every budding electronics engineer's imagination. Called simply "Pi," the case is made of 4 mm-thick aluminium on 5 sides, and a tinted acrylic top. The case measures 91.5 mm x 68 mm x 35.5 mm, and features cutouts for the base-board, with standard extension boards that add the Ethernet RJ-45 connector, and additional USB ports.

Akasa Unveils Abel Series NUC Cases

For those looking to build an extremely compact NAS server that's fan-less; Akasa unveiled the Abel MT at Computex 2015. Made entirely of aluminium, with body panels that double up as heatsink for the CPU and PCH, the Abel MT can enclose a 5th generation Core "Broadwell" NUC system board. Eight types of "Broadwell" NUC system boards are supported.

A star attraction with the Abel MT, is its two 2.5-inch SATA hot-swappable drive caddies. Other features include two USB 3.0 front-panel ports, VESA mounts (letting you tuck it away behind a monitor), and cutouts for WLAN antennae. The company also unveiled the Abel S, a fan-less NUC case with roughly the same dimensions and features as the Abel MT, but with a slimline optical drive bay, instead of the two 2.5-inch caddies. The case includes front bezels for both tray-type and slot-in type optical drives.

Akasa Intros the Newton S Case for NUC

Akasa announced availability of its Newton S fanless case for Intel NUC system boards. Measuring 176.5 mm x 200 mm x 53.5 mm (WxDxH), the case is made of aluminium, its top and side panels double up as heatsink for the CPU. Eight kinds of NUC boards, including "NUC5i5MYBE," "NUC5i5MYHE," "NUC5i3MYBE," "NUC5i3MYHE," "NUC5i5RYH," "NUC5i5RYK," "NUC5i3RYH," and "NUC5i3RYK" are supported. In addition to cutouts for the various ports offered by its supported NUC boards, the Newton S offers two USB 3.0 front-panel ports (standard header), an RS-232 serial (COM) port, a 2.5-inch drive bay with room for 9.5 mm-thick drives, two antenna holes, and a Kensington lock slot.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Akasa Announces Plato Chassis for Intel "Broadwell" NUC

Akasa announced Plato, a refreshing new design for an NUC case. Designed for Intel's Core "Broadwell" based NUC system boards, the case features a central chamber housing the NUC system board, which is flanked by sets of large aluminium fins on either sides, which form part of its passive CPU heatsink. Compatible with all "Broadwell" NUC boards, the Plato features a single 2.5-inch drive bay, which is thick enough for 9.5 mm drives, standard cutouts for the board, and front panel connectivity that includes two USB 3.0 ports, HD audio jacks, and a USB infrared receiver. The case features VESA wall-mount, and a Kensington lock slot. Measuring 247 mm x 200 mm x 38.5 mm (WxDxH), the case is made of brushed aluminium. The company didn't announce pricing or availability.

Source: FanlessTech

Akasa Intros Euler T and Euler M Cases

Akasa made two stylish new additions to its slim mini-ITX case lineup, the Euler T, and Euler M. Built completely with chunky aluminium panels that double up as heatsinks for the CPU, capable of passive cooling CPUs with TDP of up to 35W, the Euler T is an evolution of the Euler S. It's a minor redesign that creates room for three 2.5-inch drive bays. Measuring 245 x 215.5 x 68.5 mm, it dry weighs in at 2.5 kg. The Euler M, on the other hand, is the largest in the series, yet. While the case can still only handle 35W CPUs, it comes with a slightly larger 80W power supply, and room for four 2.5-inch drives. It can seat regular thickness mini-ITX motherboards, with regular memory modules. Measuring 245 x 274.5 x 68.5 mm, it weighs 3 kg. Available starting a little later this month, both cases will sell for $250 a pop.

Source: FanlessTech

Akasa Intros Tesla T NUC Case

Akasa introduced its new Tesla T case for the Intel NUC form-factor. The case features double the volume of a typical NUC enclosure, the additional space is used to seat 2.5-inch internal drives, and connectors on the rear panel, which plug into the NUC motherboard over headers. The case measures 236 mm x 111 mm x 39 mm (WxDxH), and is made of the same ridged aluminium panels that make up the rest of Akasa's Tesla series, which double up as heatsinks for the CPU and PCH. The case features rear-panel cutouts for Intel's DE3815TYBE system board, with three cutouts for RS232 (COM or D-Sub) ports, and a Kensington lock slot. Akasa didn't announce pricing or availability.

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.

Source: FanlessTech

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.


Source: FanlessTech

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.

Source: FanlessTech

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.

Source: Cutedevice

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.

Source: FanlessTech

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.


Source: Hermitage Akihabara

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.
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