After experimenting with different options for fan blade design, Zalman has taken cue from the scientifically proven “shark fin” blade design that many manufacturers have adopted. This design is proven to reduce turbulance coming of the back side of the blades. With reduced turbulance, the blades are more stable, wear less on the bearings, and noise is significantly reduced.
TRENDnet launched this week the TPL-420E2K, a Powerline 1000 kit with theoretical gigabit maximum speeds. It uses the latest Qualcomm 7500 HPAV2 chipset that employs 2×2 MIMO to deliver the fastest speeds available in electrical networking.
Feenix is taking the Apple approach to releasing products, make one model per year and make sure it’s really good. This year, their mouse is Nascita, which is shaped a bit like a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (one of the greatest mice ever). Nascita is driverless, so there is not any extra software to install, has built in DPI up and down buttons with a small screen showing the current DPI, and of course forward and back buttons. It is also ergonomically designed for palm, claw, and semi-claw gamers.
As many of you known OCZ’s assets were acquired by Toshiba. With that we were unsure if the OCZ name would stay around, but Toshiba is keeping OCZ around. To start off 2014 OCZ will be launching the Vertex 460 2.5-inch solid state drive very soon.
External sound cards may not be in high demand, but if you do need one, be sure to check out Diamond’s Xtreme Sound 7.1 HD. Diamond has put together an awesome little box that looks good and has pretty much any input/output that you could want.
At CES this year one case that really caught my attention was the Cooler Master HAF XC. This case is still in the prototype phase, but looks extremely promising. The case can either be orientated vertical or horizontally like a test bench or HTPC.
Buffalo unveiled this week its AirStation AC433 Travel Router, a tiny device offering big bandwidth. The AC433 is 1.75 inches square and is powered via USB. Its throughput is 433 Mbps on the 802.11ac 5 GHz band or 150 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 802.11n band, selectable via a hardware switch.