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Daily News Round #1 for December 6, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 6, 2003
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Dec 6, 2003 11:42 am

- Vantec Spectrum Fan Card & Mouse Pad

Vantec have just provided us with details on a couple of new items coming out in Jan'04. The first one being a dual fan card which utilizes a spare PCI slot. It's made from UV sensitive materials and has built-in UV lighting, as well as allowing for adjustable fan speeds. Take a look at it here, and here.


The next item is a rather unique looking mouse pad with a built-in blue cold cathode light, it relies on USB for its power source. Certainly not something you'd probably want if you sleep in the same room as your PC but i'm sure quite a lot of people would be drawn to this nonetheless. You can view the pad here, and here. Thanks for the info Vantec!


Spectrum UV LED Fan Card w/Adjustable Fan Control(Blue) MSRP: $18.99


With the speed at which computer components now run, there is a tremendous amount of heat generated inside a PC. While case fans help cool the system, they generally only provide horizontal airflow. With that in mind, Vantec introduces the Spectrum Fan Card. Utilizing any available PCI slot, the Spectrum Fan Card serves a dual purpose of directly cooling any PCI/AGP cards surrounding it as well as providing better air circulation with two adjustable fans. Made from UV sensitive material and featuring built-in UV LED lights, the Vantec Spectrum Fan Card lights up your case while cooling it down.


Spectrum mouse pad with blue cold cathode light (Blue) MSRP: $ 24.99


Vantec expands its Spectrum series of peripherals with its latest product - the Spectrum Mouse Pad. Combining a sleek design with ultra bright blue cold cathode lights, the Spectrum Mouse Pad offers a unique style that complements any setting. The PVC surface provides ample space with excellent response and traction for your computer mouse. Conveniently powered through the USB, the Spectrum Mouse Pad features a custom USB power adapter that gives you an additional USB port. With its simple yet elegant design, Vantec's Spectrum Mouse Pad makes your computing environment as distinctive as you are.


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