If there is one thing we have seen a lot of in the past few months it has been hard drive docks, external devices that allow you to plug in a SATA hard drive connect it to your computer via USB or eSATA. We have reviewed 3 of them already and they all are pretty much the same design. Today we will be looking at one from Icy Dock that is quite unique and is actually very portable as well. Let’s see if the MB881US-1S-1 is the best hard drive dock out of the mix.
Tired of lugging around your Wii in a grocery bag, box or even your old backpack? Worried about every time you take your Wii out for a drive that there’s quite the possibility of it breaking or scratching during transport? Then the Boogie Bug Besace Wii Bag is just right for you. With plenty of compartments, plenty of padding and velour inside brings out the main features of this high quality casual looking carrying case. Read on further to see what else it has to offer.
The NZXT Whisper Classic Series Full Steel Silent Tower is a very powerful case for a reasonable price. It offers a silent solution with support of up to nine hard drives and six 5.25″ drives. An entire interior of sound dampening foam and silent fans are what gives this case its silent design. While NZXT designs mostly gaming cases I believe that they have knocked on the server chassis door with this case. With Extended ATX support this case could be a cost effective server chassis for a small business. Read on further to see what else this case has to offer.
Wow what a year it has been here at ThinkComputers, we published over 200 reviews and 27 articles. It has to have been one of the busiest years for us to date. I think that we really took things to the next level reviewing a lot more high-end products and keeping a constant stream of products coming in. I want to thank all of our sponsors and more importantly our readers for making this year such a good one. Each one of the staff members have compiled a year in review segment where they recap some of their favorite products and good times here at ThinkComputers over the course of 2008.
I’m sure by now many of you are familiar with Sumo, we have reviewed their SumoSac Sultan and Omni bean bag chairs. They have released yet another cool bean bag chair called the Chief Rocker. The Chief Rocker is a lot like the Omni Plus, which is a hybrid of the SumoSac and Omni. The thing that sets the Chief Rocker apart is that it has a metal frame that sits it on an angle for great gaming or lounging around. Let’s take the Chief Rocker for a spin and see if it lives up to the hype.
The cost of hard drive storage keeps getting cheaper and cheaper, while the capacity getting larger and larger. A year ago, 1TB drives were several hundred dollars. Now, they’re only a few tens of dollars more than their 750 GB and 500 GB brethren. Earlier this summer, Western Digital introduced three series of hard drives: Green, Blue, and Black. The Green series is for power-friendly applications, Blue for standard drives, and Black for performance. ThinkComputers presents its review of the largest in the Black series, the 1 TB WD1001FALS.
Today I will be looking at MSI’s version of the Radeon HD 4830, the R4830-T2D512 OC. The HD 4830 is ATI’s last new product of 2008, and I suppose the last new card in the Radeon 4000 series. Read on to see what MSI has done with the HD 4830, with a factory overclock and heavy duty power supply with solid state chokes, this card is far from the reference version.
When I’m looking for a good laptop bag there are 3 things I look for, quality, style, and size. I want something that is going to last, looks good, and is not too large or too small. Today I get the chance to take a look at the Boa Slimcase M laptop bag from Booq. It is designed to be a compact and lightweight bag for 11-13-inch notebooks that is also meant to carry a few accessories as well. Let’s take a look and see if this is the perfect bag for your daily travels.
With prices on storage continuing to drop and the holiday season almost over there are so many people looking to pick up an external hard drive. Over the past month I have been asked at least 5 times what is the best external hard drive to get. Just in time for the holidays Seagate has revamped their FreeAgent series of drives. We have already taken a look at the FreeAgent Go and FreeAgent Desk now we are going to check out the FreeAgent XTreme. The XTreme is the top of the line drive in the FreeAgent series having Firewire, USB, and eSATA connections. Let’s take a look!
Custom cases, there is always something about them that catches your eye. Many custom cases start from a very popular chassis and the M case is no different it is based off the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000. The Z-Machine GT1000 was released by Zalman a little while ago and is probably the best case that they have available. The Boogie Bug Dub Style team has taken the case and given it a total chrome finish and added a few other things to make it a quite an impressive case. Is this the perfect case for your new build? Read on to find out!