Our friends at CyberPowerPC were showing some seriously decked-out gaming rigs this year at CES 2012. To be honest, we've always had good experiences with their products here in the lab but the systems on display at CES showcased very impressive build quality, immaculate wire-routing along with impeccable pipe-work for their water cooling setups. On display were several systems, including the rather bad-ass Fang III Series Black Mamba; a monster of a system that's of course super-charged with an over-the-top component configuration. The company was also showcasing a system built with NZXT's just-launched Switch 810 Gaming Chassis.
Diamond also had its Powerline Internet AV Kits and Mini Speakers on display. The Powerline Internet AV Kit allows you to connect your Internet-ready devices easily without the hassel of wiring. It connects by simply plugging an adapter into an AC wall outlet and then you can connect it to your router. You can then plug the other adapter into another AC outlet somewhere else in your home to extend the range of your LAN without the hassle of running wires everywhere.
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Quote: "CES is all about computers and gadgets for the most part. What better way to get people to come over to your booth to check out these products than having pretty girls showing off the product, especially if it is a boring product. One thing we know you, our readers always look forward to during our CES coverage is the booth babes! So we searched through all of the car audio, computer hardware, and other electronics to find you the booth babes! So without further ado I present you our CES 2012 Booth Babe Gallery!"
The second day of any major tradeshow brings out the best in people, under the worse conditions. Typically this is also the busiest day of the show since most of the keynotes have concluded and the attendees get a chance to see everything on display.
Otherworld Computing, known more succinctly as simply OWC, showed one of the coolest things we’ve seen at CES: a smart electrical outlet with USB ports. It’s not the first electrical outlet with USB ports, but it’s by far the best designed. It features spring-loaded covers that kill the power when closed to prevent wasted juice and is the first UL-listed device of its kind, a necessary requirement for insurance-conscious homeowners. OWC also showed us its new lightning fast solid state drives (SSDs) and its expandible storage device primary meant for Mac Mini. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean speaks with OWC’s Grant Dahlke in this video interview.
Our friends at iBUYPOWER alway have some really awesome systems to show off at CES. This year the debuted their Erebus GT system, which is a smaller and improved version of the original Erebus system. If you knew anything about the original Erebus you know it had a really awesome watercooling system and the Erebus GT is also the same. We were also shown the Lan Warrior II, which is not new, but iBUYPOWER was demonstrating how much power you can have in such a small system. Read on to see what all iBUYPOWER had to show this year at CES.