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Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Daily mailbox: Bjorn3D, I4U, MonkeyReview, OCM, HardwareZone — Cormac @ 13:26  Discuss this

The "Cool Mouse" Mod @ Bjorn3d.com

"There are many different ways the body deals with this extra heat, but one of the more common is sweating. When people think of sweat, many associate it with the underarm, since this has both visual and nasal displays. But many people also suffer from what I like to call “sweaty hand syndrome”, or SHS. SHS can lead to a slippery mouse, which later leads to decreased performance, and the inevitable excuses as to why a player just didn’t do so well that last round."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

I4U News: New Sony Wega HZ1 Plasma TV with Wireless Internet

"Sony Japan announced the KDE-P50HZ1 and the KDE-P42HZ1 Plasma TVs. The KDE-P50HZ1 and the KDE-P42HZ1 Plasma TVs connect to broadband internet via ADSL. The ultra stylish remote is actually a color LCD Display, that can also be used to surf the internet besides switching channels. Check out the japanese Sony Wega HZ1 series homepage for some great product shots and video commercials.
The new Sony Plasma TVs start selling on Oct. 10th in japan for 1.4mio. yen ($11,629.84) and 1.15mio. yen ($9,553.08)."

Read more at I4U.

The Great Escape Giveaway @ MonkeyReview

"Well they´ve been few n far between but MonkeyReview & GothamGames are teaming up to bring you some cool prizes for the summer. This giveaway/contest will be about as easy as our last one, simply click the following link for the Official Great Escape Website and find out how many allied officers you can command, once you know the answer, send me a Private message and let me know you´re name, address, and the answer to the question. Simple enough."

Read more at MonkeyReview.

Samsung SPL4225 42" Liquid Plasma Display Review @ MonkeyReview

"First and foremost, like just about everyone else, I was instantly pleased with its large 42” screen. Another positive aspect is the SPL4225’s compact design and light weight. With a base weight of about 32Kg, and dimensions of 40.9 x 3.5 x 25 (W x D x H), Samsungs done an extremely good job of ensuring a big display without taking up all that much property. The most impressive dimension is the very thin 3.5” depth, giving us the picture TV look when mounted on the wall."

Read more at MonkeyReview.

Spire Whisper Rock IV Review @ OCM

"The solution to the dilemma of performance versus noise was the introduction of heatsinks which could take larger diameter fans, therefore offering the same amount of airflow, but at significantly lower RPM. The product we are looking at today is the Spire Whisper Rock IV Socket A cooler. It is the predecessor to the Spire Rock II, with the only real difference being the efficiency of the fan used. Will this cooler live up to its younger siblings performance benchmark? Will it help alleviate the stress on an overclockers eardrums? Read on to find out."

Read more at OCM.

HWZ review: Siemens SL55

"Overall, we quite liked the Siemens SL55 for its abundance of features that´s packed into a tiny egg-shaped communication device. Although the Siemens SL55 is designed for both sexes, we think that it is more suited to the female crowd because of its petite form factor. Although the SL55 suffers from poor screen quality, soft ringtone volume and sluggish response, it´s still worthy to walk away with our 4 star award."

Read more at HardwareZone.


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