Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 9, 2012 - 04:06 PM | Josh Walrath
Tagged: thermaltake, Power Supplies, Keyboards, headphones, CES 2012, CES, cases
Last year at CES, ThermalTake had a rather sparse room of equipment to show off. This year, the room was much fuller in terms of new and interesting products. ThermalTake is a company that is not afraid to jump into new categories, and in this case we are seeing two areas that are a bit foreign to most PC enthusiasts.
ThermalTake was one of the first companies that did not have a background in power supplies to actually move into that industry. The first series of power supplies were actually quite impressive for the time, and they helped to set a new standard that would eventually be followed by the likes of Coolermaster and Corsair. This year they are introducing some improvements in their design and component choices that should allow them to approach the quality and features of industry leaders like Silverstone and Corsair. ThermalTake has the Platinum series which promises up to 93% efficiency and the platinum rating. They are also offering slightly lower gold rated supplies that are now available in white. ThermalTake is a rather fluid company when it comes to products though, and it will be interesting to see what actually gets delivered to market vs. what all was shown. We will see the Platinum series and the white products, but some details may change as well as differences in cable choices. They did show off the massive 1475 watt unit which is also able to power your arc welder...
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True 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Cooler Master is a household name in the PC case world, and an established player in the cooling industry. Not content with those two areas, Cooler Master has expanded into power supplies, keyboards, mousepads, and a plethora of other accessories where they apparently make a tidy bundle. Coolermaster is now moving into a new area; gaming audio. Under the “CM Storm” brand, Coolermaster is releasing its own set of cans.
We were sent a production quality sample, but it did not come in the retail box that is availble now.
Cooler Master is hoping to deliver a profound audio experience to users with their CM Storm Sirus (not Sirius mind) True 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headphones. The design and packaging certainly look impressive, but what counts in the end is the sound emanating from these products.
Subject: General Tech | April 28, 2011 - 02:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: headphones, headset, psyko, gaming, audio
The new Psyko Carbon headset sports 7 speakers, including 40mm subs, which is supposed to surround your head with sound. With that insane amount of power it is no surprise to see that this headset comes with its own amplifier. The real question is whether the PsykoWave speaker virtualization technology which is intended emulate positional sound like you would have with properly set up speakers. The Tech Report knows how well it works, so you can visit them to find out for yourself.
"Psyko Audio Labs has updated its surround-sound gaming headset with a new Carbon model that offers a number of upgrades and a lower asking price. We have a listen to see if the Carbon is a good alternative to traditional virtualization methods."
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- Top 5 hottest headphones for you this summer @ t-break
- Razer Chimaera Xbox 360 headset @ XSReviews
- Tritton AX Pro True 5.1 Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Monster iClarityHD Bluetooth Speaker 100 Review @ t-break
- Westone ES5 Custom In-ears @ techPowerUp
- Sharkoon XTATIC Headset @ OC3D
- Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma Headset @ Tweaktown
- Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Isurus In-ear Gaming Headset Review @Hi Tech Legion
- Plantronics Gamecom 777 Gaming Headset Review @ eTeknix
- Roccat Kave Headphones Review @ t-break
- Apple iTunes 10.2 Review @ TechReviewSource