Category : Computers

12 Craziest USB Hubs

Dog USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Dog USB Hub

Woof! The USB Hub Dog is man’s best friend. That is assuming that the man in question has a lot of USB devices that need to be plugged in to a single USB port.

Pig USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Pig USB Hub

To put some fun into the daily boring USB’s and USB Hubs we see day in, day out, in every home, office and work place.

Turtle USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Turtle USB Hub

This cute little turtle is a four port USB hub. He also has a secret. No he’s not a teenage mutant ninja hero in a halfshell. He’s a stash turtle:

Tulip USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Tulip USB Hub

Turn your desk into a blooming garden with this pretty tulip USB Hub! Four USB high-speed ports are included, with one colorful red flower for each.

Aphrodite USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Aphrodite USB Hub

Aphrodite was the Greek Goddess of love and now she can be your Goddess of Hub with the Aphrodite USB Hub. This bust is made of ceramic with a slip resistant base and has 4 ports to charge all the USB gadgets you love.

Skull USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Skull USB Hub

Who in their right mind would NOT want this USB Hub on their desk? The top of the skull is even hollowed out to hold your fave candy, keys, spare change, paper clips, razor blades, plastic spiders or even eye of newt!

Robot USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Robot USB Hub

All hail the mighty Roboto, come to conquer our desks and lay siege to our peripherals! Bow before his diminutive wrath! Standing a towering four inches tall, it really does wind up and stomp about your work space when it isn’t commanding your accessories with its four USB slots, or controlling your mind with its glowing green eyes.


12 Craziest USB Hubs - LEGO USB Hub

Transformer USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Transformer USB Hub

Transformer USB Hub doesn’t transform into your typical boom box, but into a fully functional USB HUB device disguised as a laptop computer. When transformed into robot mode, Blaster can be posed in a variety of ways due to the multiple joints of movement, and will surprise anyone passing by your cubicle.

Airplane USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Airplane USB Hub

Big ol’ jetliner, don’t carry me too far away. The aircraft’s propeller serves as a real working fan (with an on/off switch just above the cockpit) and the wings each have 2 USB ports to plug your gadgets into. When you plug this airplane into your computer it makes a sound like a jet engine taking off, which is only mildly annoying. Unlike a lot of other novelty USB Hubs, this one doesn’t look like they just took some cool object and randomly slapped a few USB ports into it – the ports look like they belong on the plane.

Chocolate Bar USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Chocolate Bar USB Hub

This is a good choice for those USB fans. Shaped like a chocolate bar, the modular USB set could be a delicious device for your computer. Each piece functions as a modular flash drive, and the central hub’s touchscreen allows you to organize your files without connecting to the computer.

Medusa USB Hub

12 Craziest USB Hubs - Medusa USB Hub

Far too many peripheral hubs are cranked out without a single thought given to design, but thankfully, the creators of the Medusa Hub realized that aesthetics do matter. This interesting piece, which is sure to claim a section of prime real estate on your desk, boasts a trendy white finish, four USB ports, a pair of FireWire 400 connectors, a fan, and even a light.

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers

Thermaltake V1

One look at Thermaltake’s stunning V1 CPU cooler, and you may conjure up images of a dainty Asian hand fan. Those “fans” aren’t fans at all, however. (Well, the spinning cooling fan in the center notwithstanding.) They are, as you may have surmised, fins, which are attached to heat pipes, which are attached to a copper base honed to a mirror finish.

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers - Thermaltake V1
As it turned out, when the V1 debuted, it didn’t push the performance envelope. It did, however, open a lot of minds to the crazy idea that the inside of a PC needn’t be a grim mélange of circuitry ugliness. In fact, the Thermaltake V1’s stunning eye candy earned it a Red Dot Design Award in 2008.

Prolimatech Megalahems Rev.C

In 1998, a small but merry band of Taiwanese tech-heads walloped PC geeks everywhere with a monstrous CPU cooler they ominously named Megalahems. Looking like a pair of modernistic, gleaming highrises, the Megalahems distinguished itself not only by its raw size but by its two-pronged approach. With one highrise on the left, a completely separate highrise on the right, and an air-pressure-enhancing channel in the middle, it broke new ground and propelled rookie manufacturer Prolimatech into the high-end cooler conversation.

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers - Prolimatech Megalahems Rev.C
Prolimatech has since released two more Megalahems, Rev.B and Rev.C. The latter, debuting just a few months ago, offers compatibility with a wider range of processors. Prolimatechoids everywhere, rejoice!

NOFAN CR-95C Copper

Those clever wordplay artists at NOFAN (Get it? No fan?) conjured up something quite diabolical in the CR-95C Copper. How? Well, just look at it. It resembles the air filter you pulled from your ATV, except it’s plated in copper – shiny, beautiful copper. Moreover, because it has nofan—er, no fan – its cooling capabilities are 100% noiseless.

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers - NOFAN CR-95C Copper
This copper-coated rose has a few thorns, however. Namely, it’s so humongous at 7 by 6 inches and nearly a couple pounds, you may not be able to cram it into your case to enjoy its wonderfulness. And even if you can, the CR-95C Copper might just obscure the topmost PCI-E x16 slot on your motherboard. On the plus side, that gargantuan girth grants it the ability to keep even the beefiest of Ivy Bridge processors nice and chilled, with a 95W TDP rating. Just don’t try your hand at overclocking with this passive behemoth installed.

Scythe Godhand

When you name your business after the Grim Reaper’s favorite utensil and dub your product Godhand, you’re either criminally pretentious or crazily confident … and perhaps a wee bit obsessed with the afterlife.

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers - Scythe Godhand
Whatever the case, when Japanese cooler manufacturer Scythe announced the Godhand in early 2009, it justifiably attracted some attention. Obviously built on the philosophy that every centimeter of empty space inside a PC box needs to be filled, the Godhand sported a 250-by-250-millimeter fan and no fewer than ten thick copper heat pipes. It weighed a full kilogram and was about as large as a big tub of margarine.
Ultimately, the Godhand product never made it to market. The Godhand design, however, lived on, forming the basis of Scythe’s similarly bombastic beastie, 2011’s Susanoo.

Thermalright True Copper

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers - Thermalright True Copper

Why did one media wag once describe Thermalright’s True Copper as “the most insane air-cooled CPU cooler ever created”? Because it was beautiful. Because it performed beyond expectations. But mostly because it really was true copper – 100% true copper, from the top of its 4.4-pound body to the bottom. Scarcity also added to its allure: Respected cooler maker Thermalright chose to limit the True Copper run to a mere 3000 units.

Cooler Express Phase-Change Coolers

If you ever feel the need to drop as much coin on a cooler as you did on your whole PC, that’s the time to forget all this nonsense about wussy in-case cooling and take the whole thing external. In other words, get thyself a phase-change cooler.

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers - Cooler Express Phase-Change Coolers
Like a refrigerator, phase-change coolers convert liquid to gas to liquid to help keep things really cold. As in subzero cold. The base units, some the size of toasters, reside outside the computer case and attach to the PC via a tube or a series of tubes – kind of like the very blue Diva Plavalaguna in The Fifth Element.
There’s much more to the story of course, but suffice to say phase-change coolers are very effective. They’re also wildly expensive, often costing a “cool” grand or more.

Hardcore Computer Reactor

What if you dispensed with the fans and the fins, the pipes and the radiators, and instead submerged the entire computer—every blessed inch of it—in liquid? Submerge. The entire PC. In liquid.

The biggest and ridonkulous PC coolers - Hardcore Computer Reactor
Crazy talk? Not at all. That’s precisely what a company by the name of Hardcore Computer did in 2008 when it unveiled the Reactor—a PC filled with not just the typical parts, but also a whole lotta custom-made cooling oil. Though the newfangled (and pricey) Reactor eventually faded away, the company behind it did not, changing its name to LiquidCool Solutions in 2012 and selling products to the high-end business and server markets. Today, other options are out there for those needing a full-on submersion fix, and even Intel is toying around with the idea of dunking servers in mineral oil.

Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse – first mouse with 20 buttons

Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse - first mouse with 20 buttons

Logitech presented the newest inclusion to its favorite gaming group – Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse, a extremely customizable especially developed for multi-player online players. The computer mouse features 12 thumb keys (20 total), set in 3 groups of 4 on designed thumb panel, with 3 default profiles – all for quicker game-play.
In inclusion, it has a G-Shift functionality that very easily doubles the number of actions you may execute with any key, providing you full control in your favorite  games. As with all of our G-Series goods, the buttons are programmable so you may make your own macros, save them in the mouse’s memory, and use them with one touch.
For extra customization, the thumb panel’s lighting is customizable with 16-mil color combinations.

Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse - G-buttons panel

Sales start in July, price $80.

Thrio 310 PC Chassis with noise-absorbing materials

Nexus Technology has today presented a innovative add-on to its desktop case – Thrio 310 mid-tower. Case dimensions 468x180x430 mm, and characteristics – pre-fitted noise-absorbing materials, ATX or micro ATX motherboard support, a front panel with 1 USB-3.0 and three USB-2.0 ports, 3 exposed 5.25″ bays and 8 internal 3.5″ drive bays, a 120 mm fan (mounted at the back), rubber feet, color – black.

New technologies Nexus Thrio 310 PC Chassis

New technologies Nexus Thrio 310 PC Chassis

New technologies Nexus Thrio 310 PC Chassis

Tt eSPORTS Black Element Cyclone model mouse with detachable fan

The BLACK Element gaming mouse was then developed to overwhelm e-Sports group with its 2 extra functions: muscle strength and graphic effects. Its unbeatable 6500 DPI laser sensor and Five awesome vibrant color options to match gamer’s preferences, are still fascinating the e-Sports society and extremely praised by mass media. In 2012, Tt eSPORTS proudly produce the BLACK Element Cyclone gamer mouse, an progressive gaming device that re-invents the mouse style. The Cyclone version permits gamers to enjoy the same power and same visual characters from its predecessor BLACK Element, however with additional awesome when gaming. A true manifestation of dedicating the greatest gaming device development for the e-Sports society, Tt eSPORTS BLACK Element Cyclone model is comfortable to grip and permits you to grip it while light wind flowing from your fingertips to your warmed hand, slowly cool-down the temperature.

User interface: USB
OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
Number of macro keys: 9
Cable length: 1.8
Dimension (mm): 123.8(L) x 66.7(W) x 41.6(H)
Fan speed: 6,000 RPM
Noise level: 21.7 dB
Life expectancy: 50,000 hrs

New technologies - Tt eSPORTS Black Element Cyclone model mouse with detachable fan

New technologies - Tt eSPORTS Black Element Cyclone model mouse with detachable fan

New technologies - Tt eSPORTS Black Element Cyclone model mouse with detachable fan

New technologies - Tt eSPORTS Black Element Cyclone model mouse with detachable fan

New technologies - Tt eSPORTS Black Element Cyclone model mouse with detachable fan

Overclocked SAPPHIRE HD 7770 Vapor-X graphics card

SAPPHIRE’s Vapor-X cooling system, first released in 2007 with the HD 3870 ATOMIC Edition graphics card, is famous for wonderful cooling along with silent running. SAPPHIRE have now presented it to their 7k-series in the form of the HD 7770 Vapor-X graphics card, which functions 2 big fans and the Vapor-X heatpipe cooling method. The card is manufacturer overclocked to 1.1GHz GPU and 5.2GHz efficient for the 1GB GDDR5 memory. Connectivity has been improved too, now the card has 2 DVI ports (DVI-I, DVI-D), HDMI port and a one DisplayPort output, supporting up to 4 displays. The card also works with HDMI 1.4a, which supports stereoscopic 3D of 60Hz for each eye. Additionally it is ready for the new generation of 4K displays.

New technologies - overclocked SAPPHIRE HD 7770 Vapor-X graphics card

New technologies - overclocked SAPPHIRE HD 7770 Vapor-X graphics card

New premium motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme9

The first of the premium Z77 motherboards has arrived – ASRock Z77 Extreme9 and it arrives with a selling price to match. As loaded with functions as this motherboard is, it looks like ASRock skipped out on one must have function for premium segment – or at least so it appears – Thunderbolt.

New technologies new premium motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme9
Despite this small miss on ASRock’s behalf, the Z77 Extreme-9 is loaded to the brim with functions and it defiantly one ups MSI’s recently announced Z77A-GD80 and Intel’s DZ77RE-75K, at least as long as you don’t want Thunderbolt connection. That said, we’re still waiting for Asus P8Z77-V Premium and what ever Gigabyte is operating on that will slot in above the Z77X-UD5H.

New technologies new premium motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme9
Nevertheless, we’re not here to discuss about the competition right now, as it’s time to take a closer look at the Z77 Extreme-9. For beginners, the motherboard has at least five x16 PCI Express 3.0 slots. Thanks to a PCI Express bridge processor of some kind, the Z77 Extreme-9 may also work in dual x6 or four x8 modes using slot 1, 3, 5 and 7, where 1 and 3 are utilized for dual x16 mode. The sixth x16 slot works at PCI Express 2.0 speeds and provide four lanes of bandwidth. You will also find a single x1 PCI Express 2.0 slot and a mini PCI Express slot that houses a dual band combination 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 card.
The motherboard additionally has the typical four SATA 3Gbps and two SATA 6Gbps ports, however ASRock has added another four SATA 6Gbps ports. The board furthermore has headers for four front USB-3 ports, six USB -2 ports, a FireWire port and a serial port of all items. You additionally get functions such as a POST80 debug LED and a power and sleep button.

New technologies new premium motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme9
On the back we see a PS-2 port, eight USB-3 ports, two USB-2 ports, an eSATA port, a FireWire port, dual Gigabit Lan, 7.1-channel audio with S/PDIF out, HDMI port.

New technologies new premium motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme9
An helpful addition is the included front USB 3.0 port drive bay component. Not just is it home to two USB-3 ports, however it additionally houses the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas and a two of LED’s to show that it’s transferring data. There’s also area for a 2.5″ drive to be installed in the component.
Approximate price – 410-500 USD

MyDesk – External Intelligent Memory

The MyDesk idea is basically broken down into two elements where My is an external storage(smartphone) with applications that maintain you connected with any PC. When slipped into the Desk element, the gadget transforms into a Tablet PC or Laptop, depending upon what you require it to be! What makes it stand apart is the attempt to make it power effective with a solar recharging panel on it’s back. I just wish that we can detach the panel…like a notebook skin and clamp it back on after its totally juiced up!

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory