SanDisk woke up this morning and decided to blitz the market with a fistful of storage products, including a massive 64GB microSDXC card. The 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card doubles the performance and capacity of SanDisk's professional-grade imaging lineup and is based on the latest SD 3.0 specification's Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus architecture.
It's been more than a year since we anointed Netgear's Rangemax WNDR3700 (N600) as our "Best of the Best" pick for wireless routers, and to this day, its overall performance has been unmatched. Even Netgear's own WNDR4000 (aka the N750, because it supports theoretical speeds of 300Mb/sec on its 2.4GHz radio and 450Mb/sec on its 5GHz radio) couldn't topple its predecessor. The WNDR4000 scored a rather pedestrian 6 verdict compared to the WNDR3700's 9/Kick-Ass. Netgear might finally have a worthy successor in the WNDR4500 (aka, the N900 because—you guessed it—the router supports theoretical speeds of 450Mb/sec on both the 2.4- and 5GHz bands).
Thermaltake's new Toughpower XT Platinum and Gold power supplies mean business, at least on paper. These new high-output PSUs come in three wattages -- 1275W, 1375W, and 1475W -- two of which are 80 Plus Gold certified (1375W and 1475W), with the other receiving an 80 Plus Platinum stamp.
NEC just expanded its MultiSync P Series with a new 24-inch display built for monitor snobs who wouldn't consider touching a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel with a 40-foot pole. The MultiSynic P241W (or P241W-BK-SV if shelling out for the SpectraView II version) sports an e-IPS panel NEC claims is ideal for Web graphics and photography chores.
Toshiba just trotted out what it claims is the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality baked in. It's called the FlashAir, it has 8GB of storage capacity, and it sounds an awful lot like the Eye-Fi line of SDHC cards, doesn't it? In some respects, the FlashAir is similar, but it's also different in one very big way.
Part of the fun at hammering away on a mechanical keyboard is the audible click that emanates with each keystroke. The downside? Those around you might not appreciate an obnoxiously loud plank as much as you do. Razer's new BlackWidow Stealth Edition is a mechanical keyboard utilizing silent key switches, giving users similar tactile feedback but without all the noise.
Futurists, computer scientists, and trendsetting analysts all agree – the personal computer, particularly in its current configuration, probably won’t be with us too much longer. And we understand the reasoning. The PC is a space hog in a world where space is increasingly at a premium, it's an energy hog at a time when energy is both costly and precious, and it's no longer the driver of the technology industry it once was. That honor now goes to all those nifty little pads and pods and tabs we suddenly can't seem to live without. The long-in-the-tooth desktop, meanwhile, has already been relegated by some to dinosaur status.
Yet as much as it's been beaten down, as much as its fate seems sealed by a world that now craves mobility and a technological revolution that's now revolving in other directions, the PC isn't going anywhere anytime soon. It remains the workhorse of the workforce, the finest tool in the arsenal for visual arts, and the panacea for non-console gamers everywhere.
Having said that, we thought we'd take a look at what might happen to those devices that surround the grandaddy of high tech. Click through for a rundown of fifteen peripheral devices and concepts notable for their evolutionary stance.
So little desk space, so many peripheral devices. All the extra hardware that comes with a PC – think printers, routers and racing wheels – can threaten to overwhelm and consume even the largest of executive-sized desks. But, hey, things are slowly getting better; the fax machine went the way of the dodo (at least in home offices) with the rise of scanners, and now, you might be able to toss the scanner in the trash too, thanks to LG’s new LSM-100 mouse scanner.
You know parents are the same, no matter time nor place; they don't understand that us enthusiasts need to micromanage airflow in our case. Yeah, we'll leave the lyrical stylngs of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince in the 1980s and focus our attention on what we know best: PCs. Still, the point remains, if you want to micromanage your case's half-dozen fans, NZXT's new Sentry Mix fan controller will allow you to do just that.
Gelid believes the key to improving air cooling performance lies in the orientation of heatpipes. The company's latest cooler, the GX-7 (or CC-GX7-01-A, if you prefer), falls under Gelid's Gamer branding and utilizes seven heatpiples arranged in a way the company claims facilitates better heatflow than most traditional heatsinks.