From the Magazine


Some kids can play a Chopin Mazurka just by listening to a recording of it. They go to Julliard. Other kids can blast a squirrel into a few clumps of loose fur and gristle with nothing more than a thought.

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil

In Resurrection of Evil, designer Nerve Software takes the ball that id dropped and feebly kicks it around in the dark for—well, let’s say six hours.

PQI mPack P800

In the movies, a scrappy ne’er-do-well gets thrown in with a jaded curmudgeon and together—against all odds—they find love.

Transcend JetFlash 110

If the Corsair Flash Voyager is Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell, the JetFlash is Reese Witherspoon from Legally Blonde.

Corsair Flash Voyager

Big-time memory-maker Corsair has finally thrown its hat into the USB key ring with the Flash Voyager, a uniquely designed USB key that sports an awesome rubber casing and even awesomer performance.

Focal JMlab iCub Integrated Subwoofer

When does it make sense to pay $750 for a 2.1-channel audio system that doesn’t include satellite speakers? When you crave room-filling sound, when you don’t need a full-blown receiver, and when the system is as unique, well-designed, and flat-out cool as the iCub integrated subwoofer.

The iCub is the perfect companion for a streaming-audio box sans amplifier, or an MP3 player.

CoolMax XBat ATX case

A mish-mash of good and “bat” features

Just when we think we’ve seen it all, along comes the XBat case from newcomer CoolMax.

NZXT Nemesis Elite Edition

Heavy metal protection for your PC

It’s not often we see a case with a totally unique feature or design trait, but we have to admit that the plate of solid stainless steel that covers the upper half of the Nemesis Elite’s front bezel is certainly new to us.

Ahanix MCE601

A great foundation for a DIY media center

Media center PCs are all the rage these days, but no do-it-yourselfer worth his salt would be caught dead going the prefab route.


Spend the extra hundred

We know how hard it can be when you’ve got $200 burning a hole in your pocket and a videocard that was new in 2002.