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.
Ever get the feeling you're being watched? That's because you are. If you're not wearing one of these, stop whatever it is you're doing and go make yourself one. Now that you've thwarted the government from reading your mind, what do you do with all that sensitive data in your possession? Lock it down, of course, and Kingston says you can trust its new DataTraveler 6000 (DT6000) USB flash drive.
Super Talent has come up with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 thumb drive the company claims is fast, secure, and malware resistant. The new USB 3.0 DataGuardian is fast because, well, it's built to take advantage of USB 3.0; it's secure because it requires a password to access data stored on the device; and it's supposedly impervious to all (not some) auto-run malware attacks.
Enermax brought an assortment of buzz words and phrases when announcing its new ETD-T60 series of down-flow CPU cooling solutions. We're talking about terms like Vortex Generator Flow, Vacuum Effect Flow, and Auto Adjustable Pressure technology, two of which Enermax says are patented. The result of all this science book banter is a "breakthrough" in air cooling and thermal resistance down to 0.12C/W.
There's a ton of competition in the gaming headset market, but that didn't deter Corsair from rolling out its new Vengeance line. Corsair says these headsets "reflect our desire to build the products we want to use and can't find anywhere else," and what might be most appealing to gamers are the price tags. Each one costs less than a Benjamin, and one of them doesn't even cost half that much.
Have you never met a Street Fighter IV opponent you couldn't hadoken into the ground with a few well-timed combos? Or maybe you're a fancy-pants modder with a following. If so, Razer wants your help in designing what it hopes will be the ultimate arcade stick for the Xbox 360 console.