Nine years after it launched the XG Station external graphics card, ROG decides it's time for an upgrade: the VR-capable XG Station 2. Better late than never, right?
The proof-of-concept motherboard-chassis hybrid combines to make it easier to install new components, but it's not perfect.
The Creative Sound Blaster X7 offers a ridiculous number of features for the money and sound quality is generally very good, but its appeal is limited.
Leia is a new technology that aims to revive interest in glasses-free 3D display.
Hook the Apogee One to an iPhone or iPad, and you can make high quality recordings at just about any location.
Telecom Square's Global Hotspot is a dependable and convenient way to access the Internet while traveling, but you'll need to be a heavy data user to make the service economical.
Most laptop stands either are too big to carry, or only support smaller notebooks. The Targus Space Saving Lap Chill Mat packs down nearly flat, and can also support 17-inch desktop-replacement laptops.
We recommend the AMD A8-3850 to mainstream desktop PC users in search of capable gaming power and multithreaded application performance.
The Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock is a good, affordable tool for computer technicians and those who work with internal hard drives.
Thanks to an expensive new motherboard requirement, Intel's new Core i7 desktop processors will remain enthusiast and professional-level parts until more affordable complementary hardware comes out later next year. Speed never comes cheap, however, and if you're willing to spend for it now, you'll find yourself in possession of the fastest CPU on the market.
The quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6850 keeps the desktop CPU performance belt tied firmly around Intel's waist at a price that helps offset the lack of sizable performance gains. New products at the end of the year may outclass this new chip when they arrive, but for now, the QX6850 reigns supreme.
If you don't mind a few minor annoyances, the Nyko Charge Station is a great way to recharge your Wii remotes.
The EN7600GT is a great mid-range card. If you're looking to get into gaming but don't want to break the bank, you could do far worse
Microsoft's Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit is a must-have Xbox 360 accessory for those who already own--or are considering buying--a wireless controller.
While not for everyone, the Tekkeon MyPower is a great option for iPod users who are constantly looking for an AC power outlet.
The BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC is clearly a high-performance video card, but the overclocked settings don't do much.
Dual-display ability helps make the ATI's merely satisfactory performance much more palatable.
Dedicated 3D gamers need not bother, but home or business users will appreciate the solid 2D performance and a new approach to face-to-face communication over the Internet.