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People usually buy cases to protect their technology. In this case, the $30 case Amazon.com has been selling as a Kindle 2 accessory has apparently been causing cracks in the Kindle where the case clips to it, that eventually cracks the screen. Not good, and also not good that it took a lawsuit to prompt Amazon.com to offer replacements without a $200 charge.Previously, Amazon.com had asked users to pay $200, because the problem wasn't covered under Amazon's limited warranty. That led to a $5 million class action lawsuit by Matthew Geise, who experienced the problem with his wife's Kindle 2. Atta boy, Matt... A look at the one-star reviews for the case at Amazon.com's own site shows not just... Read more...
Dig Star Wars? Need a new case for your next gaming rig? Hold your horses, 'cause In Win looks to have just the thing. Announced this week, the X-Fighter ATX mid-tower chassis is said to be inspired by some of the greatest vessels ever to grace the big screen, namely crafts from the heralded Star Wars series. You'll notice a foursome of triangular feet, hard steel, silver/aluminum lines and a futuristic feel. There are also a pair of 12cm ceramic fans at the front and rear along with a VGA Turbo Cooling System with dual 8cm ceramic fans there. There's even support for a water-cooling system should you find that necessary. Crazier still is the telescopic duct that extends outward and shifts side-to-side... Read more...
If you thought A-DATA's day was done when Computex closed down, think again. After bringing a slew of new storage solutions to the Taiwan-based show, the company is now pushing out what it's calling "the world's slimmest portable hard disk drive." The NH92 may not be much to look at (literally, we mean), but it's certainly worth taking a peek at if you're strapped for space.The unit measures just 12mm thin and weighs only 152g, and A-DATA claims that size is the smallest in the industry. It's ready to handle any 2.5" HDD you care to toss in there, and it'll be made available in a trifecta of bright, shiny colors (light sliver, cherry pink and ocean blue). The shock-resistant casing itself is... Read more...
We were beginning to wonder if Corsair would be joining the others in making a splash at Computex, and obviously the answer is "yes." The company is catching eyes of hardcore gamers with its $299 Obsidian Series 800D high-performance chassis, an absolutely massive case designed to hold more components than most computer users could ever dream of. Indeed, even Corsair admits that this shell is engineered for the "enthusiast market," with Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing, confessing that it's a "true builder's case." He goes on to say: "It will reliably last you through years of motherboard, power, memory, cooling and component upgrades, while its advanced features and superior cooling performance... Read more...
It’s been nearly six months since Cooler Master released its full tower HAF 932 case, which we reviewed here. Now, Cooler Master is adding to the HAF (High Airflow Flow) line with the new HAF 922 mid-tower chassis. Even though it’s a mid-tower, Cooler Master says the downsized HAF will support liquid cooling with room for an internally installed radiator. Check out the full release below. Cooler Master Introduces HAF 922 Mid Tower Chassis Transforming Machine into Beast Following the overwhelming success of the full tower HAF 932, Cooler Master extends the HAF (High Airflow Flow) line to a mid tower in the HAF 922. This beastly machine comes with rugged looks, massive air flow cooling and the... Read more...
Asus' VENTO chassis line has been around for years, and with the introduction of the TA-M2, we're led to believe that it's still going strong. Like many gaming enclosures today, this one also sports a translucent side panel and plenty of LED lighting, but unlike most, there one has a touch of class to go along with all that pizzazz.Right away, we're turned on by the screw-less design and advanced ventilation system. On that topic, we should note that the side panel fans are located on an adjustable plate for easy adjustments according to heat requirements. Needless to say, this really comes in handle when adjusting to target specific hotspots within the case. You'll also notice a mesh-designed... Read more...
Lian-Li launches low profile PC-C39 Multimedia HTPC Chassis Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-C39 multimedia chassis. This low profile HTPC case comes in two shades, namely silver and black to match in seamlessly with your current home theater décor. The elegant diamond cut sublimely carved into the front face gives the brushed all aluminum chassis a style of its own. The slim lined PC-C39 stands at 435mm x 97mm x 400mm (W, H, D) and weighs in at 3.65kgs. This stylish chassis combines the traditional class and finery of Lian-Li with some outstanding innovations, such as the all new wireless remote controller and sensor. The chassis itself supports 2x 3.5”HDD’s and 1x 5.25”ODD. The... Read more...
Lian Li launches the all new PC-B10 Mid-Tower Chassis March 24, 2009, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-B10 Mid Tower chassis. The all aluminum design features two fans on the front (1x 140mm@900RPM + 1x 120mm@1500RPM) and one rear 120mm@1000RPM extraction fan. The sleek brushed aluminum chassis has a front door with lock which gives access to 5x 5.25” bays for ODD’s. The fans have removable filters which are easily removed and washable. The dimensions stand at 210x440x515mm ( W, H, D). The unique Power supply bracket allows the PSU to be secured using only the tool-less designed clasp ideal to hold the PSU securely. The side panels have foam padding to... Read more...
Ah, the quickly diminishing DIY HTPC market. Whatever happened to the legions of PC users who were chomping at the bit to craft their very own home theater PC? We're guessing the smattering of low-cost movie set-top boxes coupled with all those other streaming options kind of put a damper on things, but that's not stopping Lian-Li from pushing out a new pair of HTPC enclosures for those still willing to get their hands dirty for the sake of OTA tuning.The PC-C33 and PC-C34F enclosures look awfully similar at first glance, though the latter is a tad larger at 432mm x 168mm x427mm compared to 425 x 168 x 460mm of the former. Both units boast the company's tried and true brushed black anodized aluminum ... Read more...
NZXT Unleashes Compact Panzerbox Gaming Chassis for LAN Enthusiasts-- New mid-tower case offers extreme performance, best-in-class airflow at 300+ CFM, lightweight aluminum design for easy transport, and dual radiator support for $119.99 -- El Monte, CA - March 19, 2009 - NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Panzerbox, a mid-tower that offers the extreme performance of a full-tower case due to its unique design. Panzerbox features the best airflow in its class, boasting two 190mm and one 120mm fans that churn out a combined 300 CFM. The Panzerbox’s pure aluminum design makes it a light and luxurious option for travel and LAN parties... Read more...
ASUS Republic of Gamers Primed to Blow the Competition Away at CeBIT 2009Star Lineup of Gaming Products Provide Exciting Solutions for all Gamers Hannover, Germany – The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) was out in full force at CeBIT 2009, showcasing a stellar cast of the most innovative and exciting gaming products and peripherals. Staying true to their promise of delivering the best available technology for uncompromising performance, the ROG was able to enthrall gamers with all-rounded gaming solutions that included: blazingly-fast desktops, “icy-cool” thermal coolers, powerful gaming notebooks and much more. Rampage II GENE: Atomic in Size, Atomic in PowerThe new X58-based ROG Rampage II GENE... Read more...
We have just received word (and images) that Corsair is showing off a brand new, full-tower case at the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany. We do not have all of the details just yet except to say that it should be available sometime in early Q2, and there is no official name for the product at the moment, but we thought you'd all like to check it out in the meantime...    As you can see, the case features a black finish--inside and out. A few other features of the case include four hot swappable external drive bays behind the door on the front, a unique airflow solution with ducting for each separate component (CPU, GPU, HDD), an integrated cable management system, plenty of... Read more...
If you're looking for a new PC case, and you tend to prefer things with a flair for the dramatic, your PC case maker is Lian Li. Shortly after announcing its PC-Q07 Mini-ITX Chassis, the company has just revealed its newest HTPC enclosure. The PC-V351 HTPC Chassis is an all aluminum box with dual front mounted 120mm fans along with a rear mounted 80mm extraction fan. Of course, those looking for a subtle, easy to camouflage HTPC case should probably turn elsewhere, as even the black version (red and silver are also available) is decidedly flashy.It measures in at 279mm x 262mm x 373mm and is optimized to move serious amounts of air in order to keep things cool during extended movie watching or... Read more...
Lian Li is traditionally know for deploying big, beastly cages with lofty price tags and enough room for at least two whole computer setups. Clearly, the company is coming back in touch with its softer side, as the latest chassis to flow from its doors is one designed specifically with space savings in mind.The PC-Q07 Mini-ITX box is ready-made for those eager to build their own small-form-factor (SFF) machine, though it's no less sturdy than every other tower in the company's fleet. The black, hairline-brushed shell is constructed entirely from aluminum and provides just enough breathing room for a Mini-ITX platform and all the requisite full sized components. It was also strategically designed... Read more...
Element S, New Classic from Thermaltake – Create for Pros! 01 / 2009 - Thermaltake is a well-known brand for producing high performance, premium quality and superior design product and widely recognizable by media around the world. In the beginning of a new 2009, Thermaltake presenting a whole new line of chassis “Element S” as the year featured chassis. The profound appearance and structure design, “Element S” will the most stylist and unique of the year. Element S will first release exclusively in North America, and absolutely fulfills PC professionals demands. Element S is entirely different from the chassis Thermaltake made especially for gamers and enthusiasts in the past. It is masterpiece... Read more...
Innovation seems to be sporadic at best in the PC case market. We tend to see many more copycats and trend followers than trendsetters. Several true innovators come to mind, though, when we think about cases, and one of those innovative companies is Cooler Master. Sure, not every case designed by Cooler Master is a massive success or appealing to everyone, but it is one of the companies that the copycats watch and imitate. As a result of its innovation and success, Cooler Master is a proven and trusted brand and has been for quite some time. Cooler Master recently sent us a new full tower chassis to evaluate named the HAF 932. Interesting name, huh? It's not the catchiest one we've ever heard,... Read more...
We recently showed you how Intel was intent on upping the ante in Solid State Disk performance, with our evaluation and performance analysis on the release of their X25-M series SSDs.  Though offerings from other SSD manufacturers like OCZ and Samsung have come to market with better performance since then, there was no question Intel's SSD flat out smoked the competition in the cost-effective, consumer grade MLC (Multi-Level Cell) SSD market. With an average sustained throughput of ~225MB/sec for reads, around 74MB/sec observed write performance, and blistering fast sub-millisecond random access, we were left thoroughly impressed by Intel's first consumer-ready effort in SSD technology. However, at... Read more...
S3 Graphics Showcases GPGPU Functionality with S3FotoPro Image Enhancement ApplicationFremont, California, October 17, 2008 - S3 Graphics, a leading provider of graphics and HD Multimedia technologies, today announced the availability of S3FotoPro™, a GPGPU application using the latest programmable architecture powered by the Chrome 400 Series GPUs. Utilizing an array of S3 stream processors, the GPUs can accelerate parallel data workloads and perform work on thousands of concurrent threads to achieve Gigaflops (GFLOPS) of high-throughput computations. S3FotoPro™ is an example of a computationally expensive process for image quality improvements that is best achieved on a GPU instead... Read more...
Early last year, Antec launched their gaming line of cases with the Antec Nine Hundred - instantly garnering praise throughout the PC enthusiast crowd.  It's main claim to fame was the complete openess of the front bezel, using perforated bays and 120mm fans to keep airflow rushing inside.  Also notable was the expansive interior, bottom-mounted power-supply unit, and oversized "Big Boy" 200mm fan placed at the top that allowed some massive cooling over the CPU socket area.  We were able to take a look at the Nine Hundred ourselves and were pretty impressed overall, although we noted there were still a few things that could use some improving.Well, Antec is back at it again with... Read more...
Early last year, Antec launched their gaming line of cases with the Antec Nine Hundred - instantly garnering praise throughout the PC enthusiast crowd.  Its main claim to fame was the complete openess of the front bezel, using perforated bays and 120mm fans to keep airflow rushing inside.  Also notable was the expansive interior, bottom-mounted power-supply unit, and oversized "Big Boy" 200mm fan placed at the top that allowed some massive cooling over the CPU socket area.  We were able to take a look at the Nine Hundred ourselves and were pretty impressed overall, although we noted there were a few things that could have used some improving.Well, Antec is back at... Read more...
Throughout most of the 1990s, Diamond Multimedia was one of the major players in the graphics card world.  Their well made cards with solid performance resulted in some of the most well known brand names of the time including the Speedstar, Stealth, and Viper.  After merging with S3 Incorporated in 1999, the resounding failure of their joint contribution: the Diamond Viper II Z200 based on S3's Savage 2000, eventually led to the combined Diamond/S3 company backing away from third-party graphics cards.  In 2003, however, Best Data stepped in and purchased the rights to the brand name and assets from SONICblue Incorporated, including the Stealth... Read more...
If you were the type to think of 2.5" drive technology only in terms of notebook products, then recently, Western Digital probably helped expand your horizons a bit.  With the release of their VelociRaptor 300GB SATA hard drive, mainstream users were exposed to the advantages of the high transfer rates associated with 2.5" platters rotating at 10K RPM, with four access heads pulling data.  Though packed in a 3.5" form-factor for desktop system compatibility, the 2.5", dual 150GB platter platform that the VelociRaptor was built on allows it to outperform virtually all standard 3.5" SATA drives on the market today, even WD's 10K RPM Raptor WD1500 series.  However, the VelociRaptor... Read more...
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