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The Tech Report takes a look at two USB KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switches for those interested.
The USB revolution hasn't just applied to mice and keyboards, either. Portable audio players, digital cameras, printers, scanners, and even the RF remote dongle for ATI's Remote Wonder use USB. It was really only a matter of time before KVM switch makers took notice. After all, if you have multiple computers tied together with a single keyboard, mouse, and monitor, why not share your scanner and printer, as well?More information at The Tech Report
Today we've lined up Belkin's SOHO OmniView USB/Audio and IOGear's MiniView III for comparison. Belkin and IOGear each have an ace in the hole, but which one wins the hand all depends on the cards you're holding. What the heck am I talking about? Read our USB KVM switch comparison to find out.
Virtual-Hideout has a new mod guide for you today and this time, they installed a USB Extension Bracket into the front bezel of the ever popular Antec/Chenming/Chieftec/etc case.
I guess it's no secret by now that the Chieftec/Antec/Chenming mid tower case is my current favourite case. I think it's the same with Diceman too with the amount of mod projects/reviews that you see around here revolving around the case. It's not only it looks, but the features that attracts me and Dice to the case. Lot's of room, a well-thought out and balanced cooling system is just among the many features of the case that we love. But one thing that is missing from the case is front USB ports. Antec answered that shortcoming with their new line of Performance Plus cases, but it's just not at the right place. Rather awkward positioning and it kinda interferes with the overall front bezel look. But that's just me I guess. :O) But what if you're like me? Prefering the old Antec/Chieftec look but still want those front USB ports? Mod one into the case! That what! So here is the guide for you "old-skool" Antec/Chieftec lovers. Like all custom mod projects, this one requires some degree of planning and also patience. Heheh! So if you screw things up, don't look at me!More information at Virtual-Hideout
The guys at HardwareZone take a look at LITE-ON's latest external CD-RW.
Going for only S$225, the LITE-ON External USB 2.0 CD-RW drive is an affordable and easy solution for people looking for a good, slim and light portable CD-RW drive. An ideal drive for mobile users who do not have built-in CD-RW drives in their notebooks, the LITE-ON drive comes complete with all that you need to get started.More information at HardwareZone
Reviewmakers checks out TDK's new External Cyclone 40/12/40 CD Writer USB 2.0.
The drive achieved 100% perfect DAE quality and accuracy in the test, with 0 data and synchronization error. The offset (misalignment at the read start of the track) is a record-low 24 bytes / 6 samples. There are 75 samples per second in the Audio CD specifications, therefore 6 samples equal to 0.08 seconds, which is an extremely low and minor error. Thus, the DAE capability of the drive is very good.More information at Reviewmakers
3dXtreme has a short review of the Lian Li PC-68USB aluminum Mid Tower ATX case for us today.
This is the best looking and performing case that I have had the pleasure of reviewing so far. Lian Li has again incorporated a good-looking case with a lot of accessibility and great cooling. By improving their cases with little things like a blowhole and a lock latch they will always have a top notch case. It just shows you that Lian Li always strives to make their consumers happy.More information at 3dXtreme.
Cool Hardwarez today checks out the iCute 8310SL-0B(P)-USB Case which has 4 external 5.25" bay, 2 external 3.5" bay and 4 internal 3.5" bay plus 6 80mm case fan prefitted in the case among some other features so if you're looking for a case that's a bit different go and take a look at this one.
Do you travel around a lot and need to carry gigs of info around with you that has to be used on other PC's? Well over at Overclockers Australia they may have the answer for you as they review the NewMotion Tech USB 2.5" IDE Hard Drive Enclosure which is a nifty little gadget that you screw a 2.5" IDE HDD into (they also make a 3.5" version as well) so go and see if it's what you require.
littlewhitedog has done it again by now adding USB 2.0 driver for Windows 2000 to the Windows XP one's which can be downloaded from this link, USB2.0_W2K_RC2.zip, but do remember that these are beta drivers so use at your own risk though I havn't heard of any problems with the XP ones.