Do you hate having to change batteries all the time or having to constantly charge your devices? If so, you might love Logitech's new M525 wireless mouse. Using Advanced Optical Technology, Logitech says the M525 delivers laser-grade precision over the most challenging surfaces while using less power so you get up to three years of battery life.
If you've never pounded your keyboard in frustration or frantically mashed the keys during an intense battle, then you probably don't spend a lot of time playing games. Gamers have a tendency to be rough with their gear, and if Gigabyte's new Force K3 keyboard lives up to its billing, it could end up attracting a lot of game players who need a plank that can withstand their abuse.
Cooler Master is under the assumption that not all gamers want a mouse with four hundred buttons and funky features like a built-in transmogrifier. If you find yourself shaking your head in agreement, you might be interested in Cooler Master's new Xornet mouse. Inspiration for the Xornet came from "gamers focused on minimalistic designs," and what CM ended up with is a lightweight rodent with a claw-grip design and affordable price tag.
Zalman's latest approach to air cooling is to pound away at the problem of heat building with three -- yes, THREE -- 120mm Long Life Bearing fans with blue LEDs. The triple fan configuration comes standard on Zalman's new CNPS12X, a hulk-sized air cooler measuring 151mm (L) x 132mm (W) x 154mm (H) weighing 1kg, or just over 2.2 pounds.
Thermaltake is trying to make it easier to go LAN party hopping with your full tower or mid tower system with the launch of the Transporter Carry Bag. It's roomy enough to stuff Thermaltake's Level 10 GT chassis and other similar sized computer cases inside, and the special polyester material it's constructed from is resistant to inclement weather such as rain, dust, and snow.
Cooler Master's new Hyper 412 PWM CPU cooler has some mighty big shoes to fill. The company's Hyper 212 Plus set the bar in terms of price/performance ratio and impressed us so much it earned a perfect 10 and walked away with a Kick Ass award (you can read our review here). The Hyper 412 PWM is a similar looking cooler that promises the same "delicate balance between cooling potential and noise."
Those of you rocking and rolling over in Europe have six new LED monitors to choose from today, all from Acer and all sporting slim profiles that measure just 13mm (barely more than half an inch, for the anti metric system crowd). These are TN panels ranging in size from 19 inches to 24 inches with contrast ratios of up to 100,000,000:1 (dynamic, of course).
When we review something, we assign a verdict based on the strengths and weaknesses of that product relative to the other products in its field. When there are no other products in that field, things get a little weird.
Such is the case with the Cyborg Gaming Lights, the latest member in the rapidly expanding family of Mad Catz PC gaming peripherals. This pair of lights uses amBX ambient technology to enhance gaming. It's a little hard to visualize the Gaming Lights without seeing them in action, but the effect is actually surprisingly pleasing.
A number of people have been complaining about a fan control issue affecting their Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler. After tearing into some units, Corsair was able to root out the problem and confirm an issue exists with a "small number of H100 units with lot code 11359403." The lot code is printed on the box, and if yours matches up, Corsair recommends running a simple test.
As much as we hate to admit it, we'll never live out our dream of being a professional Formula race car driver. Life simply took us down a different path, but why sulk about it? The cool thing about PCs is being able to enter other worlds on a whim, or in the case of Thrustmaster's Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On, a whim and 200 smackers.