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DVD writer group test at TrustedReviews

"With broadband rolling out across the nation and hard disks filling up, PC users need to be able to copy data to high-capacity removable media. The natural answer to this problem is a writable DVD format, so we’ve rounded up some of the latest DVD writers and put them through a gruelling obstacle course."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

Zalman Northbridge Cooler (ZM-BJ47J) Review @ myWORLD Hardware

"As Zalman emphasizes on noise levels, it is no surprise that the ZM-BJ47J comes in a single blue passive aluminium heatsink. One might wonder how could this blue metal piece could perform with fan cooled northbridge solutions. Let´s take a look at this blue baby."

Read more at myWORLD Hardware.

I4U News: Smallest Video Camera Sony DCR-IP1K or Sanyo DMX-C1?

We reported about the New Sony DCR-IP1K early September. Sony touts the DCR-IP1K Digital Video Camera as the World´s Smallest and Lightest. The new Sony Gadget is on Sale this weekend in Japan for 160,000yen ($1,456). We reported about the new Sanyo DMX-C1 as the World´s Smallest Digital Video Camera. Lets do some comparison:

  • Sony DCR-IPK:
  • Measurements: 69x91x39mm — Vol: 244.9cm3
  • Weight: 230g

  • Sanyo DMX-C1:
  • Measurements: 69x108x34mm — Vol: 253.4cm3
  • Weight: 155g

Based on this the Sony would be the smallest Digital Video Camera. The Sanyo is not shaped as a box, so the calculation is not comparable. My guess is that the Sanyo is actually smaller. Indicator for that is also that the Sanyo is way lighter than the Sony.

Read more at I4U.

Eumax Office and Foldable Keyboards Reviewed @ Bjorn3d.com

"Have you ever wished you could do more with your keyboard? Or maybe you travel with your keyboard a lot, so you wish you could roll it up and stick in a bag and not worry about it. As you probably already know, there are many options available to meet these two needs."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

TechConnect reviews the Steelpad 4S and 4D Mouse Pads

"We were truly impressed by the Steelpad 4D. It has awesome tracking and it is a lot cheaper than the Steelpad 4S or the Icemat. We recommend it to anyone who is into buying a good mouse pad. Gamers and DTP users will be pleased by performance and value of the Steelpad 4D."

Read more at TechConnect.

HP nx7000 @ TrustedReviews

"Overall performance is pretty good and the nx7000 should have no problem running anything that you’re likely to throw at it. The fact that it can also be used to play games will be seen as a big bonus for anyone wanting a notebook as their sole computer. As is always the case with a mobile solution, it won’t be as fast as a desktop system, but you really need to ask yourself if you would ever really take advantage of the extra power."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

Aerocool UV LED Fan @ EOC

"In today´s market of case modding supplies there are lots of companies making UV LED fans. Aerocool has a new line of UV LED fans they are producing and that is what we are going to take a look at today. Their company has been around since 2002 and they have some really amazing modding products that they are putting out into the market."

Read more at EOC.

Neuros Audio (MP3) Player Reviewed at myGamer

“So, it may not be the smallest and most sleek looking MP3 player on the market. Does that mean it can´t hold its own when it comes to competing with other more dominate MP3 players such as the iPod”

Read more at myGamer.

HWZ review: Soltek Qbic EQ3401M

"The Shuttle XPC SB61G2 is no longer the only Intel 865G-based SFF system as many other vendors are churning out their own designs. Check out Soltek’s latest Qbic EQ3401M which made a number of subtle improvements over their older SFF systems and see how it clinched our 4.5 Stars award. The only downside was its on-board graphics quality that affects CRT users, but other than this issue, it’s still an SFF worth investing. Read all about it in this detailed review."

Read more at HardwareZone.

FiringSquad Ultimate Gaming-Workstation

"We´ve just posted a >12000 word system building guide featuring the construction of a flagship dual Opteron gaming PC. This system was built with no strict budget, but we made sure we weren´t wasting money. We give out 7 awards in this article and feature 12 products never reviewed at FiringSquad before, and a few products never before reviewed on the Internet such as our Swans T200a PC speakers. It´s the most detailed article of its kind."

Read more at FiringSquad.

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