iBuyPower is a company generally associated with custom gaming PCs and notebooks
. If you need a high-octane machine to handle the latest
games, they're the company to turn to. What they aren't known for,
however, are things such as this. Of course, you won't find us griping
about a company spreading its wings and trying new things, particularly
when it delivers something as unique and useful as the Internal USB
The all new IES Controller system is a proprietary development designed
to add all sorts of functionality to SFF boxes and machines that were
left for dead (or the thrift store). Not only does this device enable
front-panel USB ports to power devices such as iPods and the like by
boosting power to them, it also adds an internal USB port that can be
used for storage expansion with a flash drive or for adding USB
The first goal here is accomplished by connecting the front USB ports
directly to a computer's power supply, while the second adds nearly
limitless possibilities by giving users an internal USB socket where
they can install a Bluetooth receiver, Wi-Fi module or any number of
other USB devices. Just think--you could now use your BT keyboard and
mouse with your otherwise plain nettop. The iBUYPOWER USB Internal
Expansion System is available with any new iBUYPOWER tower PC for $14
or $24 with Bluetooth capabilities, and we can only hope that the
company starts offering it as a standalone part in the near future.
New IES Controller system boosts power to front panel ports & devices and adds internal USB port
El Monte, CA – August 18, 2009 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce its proprietary USB Internal Expansion System (IES Controller), adding to a growing list of exclusive system innovations developed this year, including upgrades such as the Harmony Sound reduction system and iBUYPOWER specialized advanced packaging system. The new system will enhance control and boost power to front panel USB ports and add-ons like card readers. The IES Controller accomplishes this by connecting front panel ports, which often struggle to power USB devices, directly to the computer’s power supply. The system also adds an internal USB port that can be used for storage expansion with a flash drive or for adding USB wireless router.
Wireless device users can also add a Bluetooth module to the IES Controller to free up a front panel USB port. The Bluetooth module simply plugs into the added internal USB port on the IES allowing peripherals to remain constantly connected to the PC. The transmitter can sync with a mouse, keyboard, printer, speakers, headset, or mobile phone.
The iBUYPOWER USB Internal Expansion System is available with any new iBUYPOWER tower PC for $14 or $24 with Bluetooth capabilities at www.iBUYPOWER.com. iBUYPOWER systems come standard with 3 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.