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On our desk this week - 9

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Fr4nk 22nd July 2006, 09:59 Quote
No pics on the last page ?

Or was it just to inferior :p
zr_ox 22nd July 2006, 10:16 Quote
Would be nice to see some benchmarks using the GPU coolers. Pictures are nice but we need figures :D
WilHarris 22nd July 2006, 10:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fr4nk
No pics on the last page ?

Or was it just to inferior :p

That's bizarre, they were right there. Should be fixd now.
Mord 22nd July 2006, 10:41 Quote
Are those heatsinks just rebranded Vantec coolers? look very similiar
TheColdLord 22nd July 2006, 11:06 Quote
I thought so too. But the vantec ones are quiet and efective... I think I'm gonna buy a Sondigo Sirocco, not very cheap but my room is flooded with cables so I guess It wouldn't be bad to have such a device :)
dom_ 22nd July 2006, 11:50 Quote
Why review an audio product and not even mention what it sounds like?
Spacecowboy92 22nd July 2006, 11:56 Quote
Dose that last tv tuner support HDTV like it said on the box?
herbs 22nd July 2006, 12:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spacecowboy92
Dose that last tv tuner support HDTV like it said on the box?

It should do but the problem being in the uk the only region broadcasting HDTV over the air is london and the format is h.264 not mpeg2. So you need a BDA device (not 1005 true that you need a bda device but let go with it for now) which this must be to be supported by mce. Then you need at least a dual core cpu to get full frame rates, and some 3rd party software such as dvbsource. I would personally never by a kworld product though due to slow download of drivers and poor support.
g3n3tiX 22nd July 2006, 12:43 Quote
I found this week's lineup to be a bit poor. I know it's not really up to you @ BTHQ, nonetheless.
A bit dissapointing, we were used to better things !
PA!N 22nd July 2006, 13:07 Quote
That second GPU cooler looks a lot like a Revoltec GPU cooler...
Revoltec:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rs020rbfq1.jpg

JetArt:
http://img218.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jet3cw0.jpg
olly_lewis 22nd July 2006, 13:42 Quote
The only really promising thing of the desk this week is the Sondigo Sound Bridge and the others, such as the Jet Art video card cooler are good products but not the best and not inovative, why get this when you can get an Artic Cooler... And the Kworld DVB-T is just another mini tuner and they have never been that good and it does'nt shine...
Tim S 22nd July 2006, 15:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by dom_
Why review an audio product and not even mention what it sounds like?
There was no difference in sound quality between connecting directly to the speakers and streaming music via WiFi.
CAL3H 22nd July 2006, 16:54 Quote
hiya, that charger type device that runs on 4x AAs looks promising. Is there an easy way to get one of those to the UK? this would be ace for my iPod and PSP.

Any uk distributors?

Thanks in advance
ozstrike 22nd July 2006, 18:47 Quote
One thing I noticed that I think you should have mentioned was in the picture of the Soundbridge.
The little american plug thing (like a short wire extender) is a gread idea, as it moves the big power brick off the socket, leaving room for other plugs. Tis a bit odd that it was included with an english plug, but a nice idea.
Reins 22nd July 2006, 19:01 Quote
I like that battery pack with the rechargeable AA, plenty of connectors. To bad I didn’t hear about it earlier all my summer traveling is over now.
mattthegamer463 22nd July 2006, 19:12 Quote
I like that iPod Nano charger (would be nice for my 22 hour flight to australia next week) but it doesn't work with the 80% of Nanos that have cases on them. It would be more effective if it wasn't so "encasing" around the iPod.
DougEdey 22nd July 2006, 20:17 Quote
For anyone with a case around their IPod, use an altoids home made charger

http://www.instructables.com/id/EGBQJPLCB2EP287KTZ/
yahooadam 23rd July 2006, 00:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
For anyone with a case around their IPod, use an altoids home made charger

http://www.instructables.com/id/EGBQJPLCB2EP287KTZ/
thanks for the article there :)
ghounds07 24th July 2006, 04:32 Quote
that Zap product is pretty nice, no charger to bring with you (as long as your not gone too long)
Sam0r 24th July 2006, 11:40 Quote
I'm pretty sorry to say that the DVB tuner "review" was the worst review I've ever read.

Whats going on?
Reaper_Unreal 24th July 2006, 19:57 Quote
Would be nice to see some actual numbers from the GPU coolers, like how they compare to the AC stuff. The soundbridge looks perfect for me, I need exactly what it provides. I'm definately looking into that one.
Da Dego 24th July 2006, 21:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sam0r
I'm pretty sorry to say that the DVB tuner "review" was the worst review I've ever read.

Whats going on?
It's not a full review, it's an "on our desk."

Basically, this is all the little stuff that doesn't warrant a full review...each of us gets a little bit of random clutter for things that we were never intending to do a review on, but sometimes they're a little bit unusual and warrant at least a little mention. We're throwing this one out there for you because it's tiny and it works, to let you know it's out there...there's not much else to say!
Skylined 24th July 2006, 22:42 Quote
You cannot get anything cheaper and easier than this.

4 AA Ni-Mh Batteries
1 AA Holder
1 USB Extension Cord

Each battery is 1.2V x 4 = 4.8V
USB is 5V

2500mA ;)
http://members.lycos.co.uk/herdkilling/PC/USB/usbcharger.jpg


If you want something smaller, just use AAA batts. ;)
imkeller 10th August 2006, 00:26 Quote
You sir, are an idiot. Lol just kiddin, but AAA's and AA's are both 1.5v, just with different amounts of 'energy' in them, if im not mistaken
Cthippo 10th August 2006, 11:05 Quote
I think NiMH are 1.2 whereas alkilines are 1.5V
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