From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Urbanears Plattan Plus

by Johan on October 31, 2010

The Urbanears Plattan Plus is the ”made for iPhone” certified edition of the Plattan. The new headset makes your everyday music experience complete by providing functional quality and acoustic performance in one unique design. The Urbanears Plattan Plus boasts a microphone, a remote and volume control buttons. What’s more, the Plattan Plus also features a fabric cord, an adjustable headband, and the exclusive “zound-plug”, which allows a friend to plug in and enjoy your favorite music. Available in Red, White, Aubergine and Dark Grey, the Urbanears Plattan Plus will be available on November 2nd, 2010 in the US and Canada for US$60. Read more

Benchmark Reviews has reviewed the Razer Lachesis V2 laser gaming mouse that features the 3.5G laser sensor, supporting up to 5600dpi. The mouse also has customizable lighting for both the wheel and the logo, which can be set to individual colors. The Lachesis V2 5600dpi laser gaming mouse is also ambidextrous, which means that the mouse is capable of recognizing whether you are holding it with your left or right hand, and able to work in either mode. In addition, this gaming mouse provides nine programmable buttons with 1000Hz ultrapolling for a 1ms response time. Here is the conclusion:

The Razer Lachesis is right up there with the best of them when it comes to functionality, the Razer configuration utility is super easy to use and needs no real explanation, but if you do find yourself stuck you can consult the included user guide. All nine buttons can be re-assigned to different functions, macro’s are easily created and assigned, sensitivity is easily adjusted and of course you have the option to change the color of the Razer logo and the scroll wheel, the color configuration is rather basic and would benefit from more options to really bring it to life.

The Razer Lachesis V2 5600 gaming mouse retails for only $79.99 a pop. [Benchmark Reviews]

Upcoming Full Tower PC Case From SilverStone

by Isaiah on October 31, 2010

Measuring 212mm x 503mm x 643mm, the Raven 2 Evolution is SilverStone’s upcoming full tower PC case for the mass market. This steel case supports for both Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, and features a front I/O panel with audio and two USB connectors, five 5.25-inch external drive bays, five 3.5-inch internal drive bays, seven expansion slots and has two fans – a 120mm fan on top and a 180mm fan at the bottom. The Raven 2 Evolution will start shipping from November 12th for 21,800 Yen (about $270). [SilverStone]

Century is back with their latest product in the form of the CWRS2LCD-BK. It is an external hot-swappable hard drive enclosure with cooling fans, heat sensors and an LCD display that shows relevant information right on the front of the case. Measuring 149mm x 185mm x 42mm and weighing 700 grams (without hard drive), this external HDD enclosure allows for hot-swapping hard drives by simply opening the front panel. The Century CWRS2LCD-BK will be released in early November 2010. [Akihabara]

Green House 3.5-inch External USB 3.0 HDD Case

by Johan on October 31, 2010

Green House of Japan is ready to release the latest external hard drive case. Dubbed as the Green House GH-HDC3035AK, the device supports USB 3.0 interface, giving a maximum transfer rate of up to 5Gbps. The device can be used with a 3.5-inch (desktop-sized) SATA hard drive of up to 2TB. Measuring 187mm x 113mm x 30mm and weighing 360 grams, the Green House GH-HDC3035AK will be released in mid-November 2010. [Green House]