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Posted on Monday, March 17 2003 @ 9:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck

Vantec Nexus
Vantec has listened to the many complaints about loud fans. In an attempt to fix this issue, they have designed the Vantec Nexus Fan Controller. It controls up to four fans into and it fits in a 5.25” drive bay. The Nexus comes in colors of black and silver, and both have snazzy blue LED’s. This fan controller supports up to 18 watts per channel and also claims to be able to handle high power Vantec Tornado fans. It looks great and can handle the loudest and meanest fans!

Review Link : Nexus Hardware

Sunbeam 5’25” Rheobus Review @ Modsynergy
The Sunbeam has the abilities of supporting up to 20 watts each channel! That is enough to handle any power hungry fan. The unit when operating allows you to turn fans on or off. Turning it on produces a click such as car stereos that turn on by turning the volume up. While doing this, the LED’s on this unit will amaze you. There are 4 LED’s for each channel and are red when on low speed. Turning the dial up past half speed will transit into a super bright blue LED. I assure you, these are so bright, and they will light up a part of your room. You will see what I mean later on.
Review Link : Modsynergy

Samsung Sens X10 Ultra-Slim Notebook based on Intel Centrino
Samsung introduces as one of many ultra-slim Notebooks based on the new Intel Centrino Chip-set. Centrino is a new notebook PC platform configured for wireless access and designed for low power consumption to accommodate today’s wireless networks. The Samsung Sens X10 weighs 1.8kg and is 2.38cm (less than an inch) thick. The Sens X10 features a 14.1” TFT-LCD screen, CDRW/DVD combo drive. The Sens X10 is available in three versions, depending on CPU, memory capacity and hard disc drive. Standard features include wireless LAN connection, 5.1-channel digital audio output, USB 2.0, IEEE1394 and memory stick slot. Some models also come with a fingerprint ID security system as well.
Review Link : I4U

Matrix Orbital MX212
The Matrix Orbital is nothing new to modders; in fact it's a very popular unit indeed. It offers some nice enhancements, including all sorts of software features, and is programmable to do most anything you'd like it to. We're looking at Matrix Orbital's latest. The new model, MX212, uses a USB connection to communicate with the computer and its software. It requires only the USB power link, and is quite simple to operate . . . Most of the software we tested seemed to work very well with Motherboard Monitor 5.1, and even with the latest version, 5.2. However, we did find LCDC to be the most configurable, allowing us to grab and change code enabling display a wide range of information. The data we chose were CPU temperature, CPU usage in percent and graph, physical memory available, and email. We wanted each screen to provide full information using the supplied software, LCDC, including numeric percentages and, in some cases, bar graphs. The software allows setting of different screens to rotate. In total, we ran four screens. We could also display the headlines, yet another great feature. Below are few of the screens we captured for you

Review Link : IpKonfig

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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