Gamers like three things in their devices: functionality, speed, and bling. The D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router has all three. This excellently assembled and configured wireless networking unit offers the configurability a power user would expect from a high end router, the speed of gigabit Ethernet on the LAN and 802.11N on the WLAN, and the bling of a statistics-heavy LCD on the top of the unit. ThinkComputers has the review…
It sure seems like everyone is coming out with SSD drives, interestingly enough we have not seen that many from the big hard drive manufacturers. More and more and we are seeing them from memory companies like OCZ. Today we are checking out one of their latest SSD drives the Vertex series. The Vertex series is based on the Barefoot SSD controller from Indilinx, which makes it different from the previous 2 SSD series from OCZ, the Apex and Summit. This will only be our second SSD review here at ThinkComputers, so let’s take a look…
Hard drive enclosures got you down? Having trouble installing your hard drive in an enclosure or just want to access your data in seconds? The Vantec NexStar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock solves your problems. In just seconds you can be accessing not only one, but TWO hard drives, either 2.5″ or 3.5″ through eSATA or USB. The small device takes up more vertical space and less horizontal desk space. It even comes with an eSATA bracket so that everyone can enjoy the high speed benefits. Read on further to see what else this dock has to offer.
If there is one thing that I hate about my desk in my office is clutter. I have so many gadgets, chargers, and other things that sometimes it’s hard to sort through it all. When I have a clean desk it makes work easier for some reason. To help with the clutter Griffin has created the Simplifi, which is an iPhone dock, card reader, and USB hub all in one. Let’s see if this cool little device can make some extra room on my desk and clear up some of the clutter!
Today I will be looking at Zalman’s latest product, the CNPS 10X Extreme CPU Cooler. Hmmm…10X doesn’t sound like anything Zalman. It doesn’t look like anything Zalman either, it is a 120mm tower cooler! Though, as you’d expect from Zalman, it really has little in common with other tower coolers.starting with five, yes, five heatpipes. There are other big differences too, as you’ll see. Read on to check out the Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme!
Today we got a chance to check out the GlacialTech Igloo 5610 Plus Silent CPU Cooler, one of two in the series. This cooler offers a duo of 92mm silent fans across a tall and thin heatsink. The base comes with the thermal grease already applied which saves you from applying too much or not enough on an even layer. This small, yet powerful cooler offers cooling across the whole spectrum of CPU sockets; both AMD and Intel. Read on further to see how well it performs.
When you think of desktop speakers there are only a few names that come to mind and Eagle is not one of them. Eagle makes all kind of products from power supplies to hard drive enclosures. They have just ventured into speakers releasing a few different speaker sets. Today we will be looking at the ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage speakers which feature a dedicated subwoofer, exceptional tonal fidelity, and a LCD with digital equalizers. Let’s take a look and see if Eagle can make a name for themselves in the speaker business.
ThinkComputers has an outstanding appreciation for QNAP’s network attached storage devices. We really liked the TS-109 Pro and TS-209 Pro II, and recommended highly the TS-409U rackmount unit. QNAP’s back with the TS-809 Pro, an eight bay tower NAS with dual Ethernet interfaces, five USB ports, and a serial and VGA port. This beast sports a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, plus a feature new to QNAP’s devices: PC-less installation. ThinkComputers has the review.
Ikonik Technology, a spin-off from one of the world’s largest hardware manufacturers, builds a full line of PC cases. Today I will be looking at another of Ikonik’s cases, a steel/aluminum mid tower, the Zaria A10. The Zaria shares some features with the Ra X10 that I liked. Actually, this case will be a change for me, the last few cases I looked at were full towers, moving back to a mid should be interesting. How will the Zaria compare to its liquid cooled big brother? Read on to see!
Today I will be looking at Corsair’s flagship performance memory, the Dominator GT DDR3-2000 triple channel kit. This particular kit is a 6GB kit with 8-8-8-24 timings. Not only does the Dominator GT series support Intel’s XMP 1.2, Corsair has supplied them with a sharp looking beefed-up version of their DHX heatspreaders, and included a Corsair Airflow Fan for active memory cooling. And of course they are supported by Corsair’s lifetime warranty. Will the Dominator GT actually dominate? Read on to see!