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M-Audio IE-20 XB Reference Earphones

One of the most commonly voiced complaints about earbuds is that they don’t deliver enough bottom end; those tiny drivers just don’t have much material to work with when it comes to producing long waves. M-Audio’s IE-20 XBs are the exception to the rule. These earphones pump more bass than many full-size headphones.

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MSI P965 Platinum

Among the great mysteries of the universe—the Pyramids, Easter Island, the final season of Seinfeld—you can also include MSI’s RAM color coding.

While the rest of the industry has settled on mounting two DIMMs in slots of the same color to enable dual-channel mode, MSI thumbs its nose at the convention.

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Abit AW9D-MAX

When Abit hit the financial skids and outsourced its motherboard production, enthusiasts turned their mirrors around, broke out the whiskey, and prepared to mourn.

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Polywell Poly i680SLI-QX

Lately, we’ve been getting two kinds of systems for review: rigs
overclocked to within an inch of their lives (or beyond) and those
about as exciting as plain yogurt.

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Philips amBX Gaming Peripherals

We’ll try anything that immerses us more deeply in a game. We dig hardware that breaks down the barriers between a fantasy universe and our everyday real world. But we had to suppress a giggle when Philips first demonstrated its amBX system of colored lights, whirring fans, and vibrating wrist pads.

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Asus WL-700gE Wireless Storage Router

Asus has solved one of the most common problems download junkies face: By marrying a Wi-Fi router with a hard drive and built-in BitTorrent client, the company has eliminated the need for you to leave your power-hungry PC running 24/7.

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NZXT Adamas

Tough doesn't begin to describe this sturdy midtower case. Its classy chassis will protect your PC from harm, and look good doing it!

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Sony LocationFree TV LF-B20

The LocationFree TV LF-B20 offers a number of improvements over Sony’s earlier video-streaming effort. A few of the new model’s features are superior to the Slingbox Pro’s, but this product is no match for Sling Media’s latest release.

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