- Category: afilliate reviews/news
- Published: Friday, 06 February 2009 04:56
- Written by garfi3ld
Picture with me a high end gaming rig with an i7-965 Extreme CPU, a X58 Chipset capable of Crossfire or SLI, 7.1 channel Audio, and one or two of today's high end video cards. If you're like me you would be picturing one of today's large high end cases holding it all together. Now most of you have heard of Shuttle Computer Group with their compact form factor PC's that have been perfect for businesses, low power pc builds, and HTPC's. Shuttle is getting ready to release their new X58 chipset barebones called the SX58H7. The SX58H7 promises to be a great platform to build your high end gaming rig packed into a case that is literally the size of a breadbox.
I didn't schedule a meeting with our friends over at the Thermaltake booth this year, but that doesn't mean that I didn't find time to stop by and check out their booth.
I think I walked atleast 50 miles in the four days. In that time I only really ate a few times, mostly just a cookie and water at some of the meetings. But durring all of that I did manage to see some amazing things. Here are just a few of them!
If you don't own a Nyko Wiimote charge station you probably know someone who does. The charge station is the highest selling third party peripheral in North America. Because of that I would be really surprised if you didn't know who Nyko is or why I was excited to see what they are up to. I wasn't surprised to see a charge station at our meeting, but the one I was looking at had a few small changes. What I saw had updated batteries and a gauge to show you how charged your Wiimote's are. I was happy to hear that this will not be a new model but rather a on the fly update to the current model. It is good to see that they aren't planning on just letting things ride, they are going to continue to update all of their products as needed to stay competitive in the market.
I stopped by the In-Win booth to check out their upcoming line of products. We have seen their products both on here and at our lan parties. They had their standard line of cases and enclosures to show off along with a few prototype's and a upcoming case that I am looking forward to.
In the headset world, it is hard to make a product that stands out. Psyko Audio Labs introduced there 5.1 headphones at CES this year. Apparently, they stood out enough for CES to give them there "Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award". I took a few minutes to look and listen while I was at CES.