The portable gaming powerhouse packed with the latest GeForce GTX 1080 desktop grade graphics and 4k resolution
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Great features and modularity at smaller size and lower price.
It's a pain to get just a bluetooth keyboard for each device. Why not go for one that actually works with multiple device altogether?
This is probably the best AIO we have tested to date.
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April 28, 2014
Credits to Inter-Asia Technology for providing us the Silverstone PS09 for today's article. The Silverstone PS09 is part of the Precision series which focuses on value-oriented offerings from Silverstone classified as "High-Value Tower Chassis", what's more is that the PS09 is a silent chassis. With the SRP at RM189 this looks like a sweet deal indeed.
The PS09 comes in a regular cardboard box that's printed full of info about the chassis itself. Right from the get go, users can know almost everything there is about the PS09 without opening it.
The side ventilations are filtered and may be removed easily for cleaning.
The expansion slots are secured with a single plate but Silverstone still lets you sink in screws to secure your expansion cards.
Not a whole lot at the bottom as well with four plastic feet for a little elevation off of the floor...
but you do get an SSD mounting point right at the front
Removing the side panels, you'll find the thin foam padding for noise suppression. There is a little flex to the side panels but it's not apparent when it's mounted.
Note the large cut-out on the motherboard tray, this makes it easier to swap third party CPU coolers later on and rest assured that the motherboard tray is solid despite the big opening. The drive bays are void of any tool-less mounting mechanisms so best to get your screw drivers handy.
Silverstone included a single 120mm intake fan at the front and note that one could add another 80mm fan at the bottom as well.
Cable management are all done on the inside as there are hardly any room behind the motherboard tray.
And finally, the front I/O connectors which are standard for all chassis.
Assembly & Testing
Temperatures on the components are expected to be slightly higher in the PS09 due to the use of stock cooler and the single 120mm intake fan though as you can see, it's still acceptable range. I would definitely recommend adding an exhaust fan at the back for improved airflow. Note that the GPU temperature on load is tested on MSI Afterburner so it doesn't relate to real-world usage; a normal gaming session will spike the GPU temperature to about 75 degrees-C in the PS09.
The Silverstone PS09 is a simple chassis with the versatility of fitting high-end components. Although, not many gamers I know will select the PS09 due to it's reserved outlook but it will definitely be a great choice for someone's office or as a HTPC at home due to it's compact nature with noise dampening features.
- Removable dust filters
- Light but solid construction
- Good cable management
- Very competitively priced
- Non-reusable breakaway expansion slots
- Only single 120mm fan supplied
The recent leaked photos of the upcoming ASUS Z97 chipset motherboards that went viral is a solid proof that the arrival of Intel Haswell refresh is near. Million thanks to ASUS Malaysia for the given opportunity, we are proud to present to you our unboxing and review of the ASUS Z97-Deluxe motherboard. At the moment of writing the article, the SRP has yet to be determined.
April 23, 2014
April 22, 2014, Los Angeles, CA – NZXT is pleased to introduce the Phantom 240 mid tower chassis. The water cooling capable Phantom 240 features classic Phantom styling at its lowest price point yet.
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We're here today at the Melia Kuala Lumpur Hotel to attend the first and ever Corsair Event in Malaysia, a collaborative effort of our local Corsair distributor Cudo Technologies with Corsair. Greeted by a Corsair Dominator Platinum banner, let's head on and see what awaits us ahead!
April 07, 2014
I could not describe how excited I was when this arrived at my doorstep. With all the hype and hopes, it's finally in my hands...the BitFenix Flo headset. Many thanks to Inter-Asia and BitFenix Malaysia who took all the trouble of procuring the sample.
The Flo is BitFenix's first audio product, as they are essentially manufacturers of high quality PC chassis and they've brought the design element unique to BitFenix onto the Flo, which is an interesting aspect of the headset. Available is four colours as seen above, lets see what BitFenix has to offer with the Flo headset.
The specs are just about standard with most headsets but I was intrigue to see the rated impedance at 68-ohms, which is doubled compared to more well-known offerings such as the Steelseries Siberia V2 (32-ohms) or Corsair Vengeance 2000 (32-ohms) so technically it should sound better especially when coupled with a good sound-card; really looking forward to testing it now.
|Materials||Steel, Plastic, SofTouch™ Surface Treatment, SoftFeel™ Earcups|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Arctic White, Fire Red, Cobalt Blue|
|Acoustic Design||Dynamic, Closed-back|
|Driver||16µ, Neodymium magnet, Φ40mm|
|Rated Impedance||68 Ω|
|Headband Pressure||Approximately 5N|
|Cables||1m Straight Cable With Remote, 1m Straight Mobile Audio Cable, 2m Straight Cable With Headphone / Microphone Plugs|
|Connector||Gold-plated Φ3.5mm stereo mini-plug with aluminum sheath|
|Flo Headset, Flexible Microphone, 1m Straight Cable With Remote, 1m Straight Mobile Audio cable, 2m Straight Cable With Headphone / Microphone Plugs|
The Flo comes in an overall black box with an angled window at the front of the box beside the illustration of the headset. From here users can take a peek at the colour they'll wanna get (this one is the white version btw) and inspect the headset before making their purchase.
At the back, are descriptions of the Flo headset, specifications and the contents of the box complete with more the illustrations of the headset.
Both sides shows the colours available to the users.
Taking everything from the box, I have the Flo Headset, Detachable Microphone, 1-metre cable with in-line volume and mic control, and a 2m cable with separate mic and audio jacks. I am missing the 1-metre mobile cable as this is a sample unit, though the retail unit will be not much different.
The headset is a one-size-fits-all design. It is fairly light and is coated with BitFenix's trademarked SofTouch material. Despite it's weight, the Flo feels solid; no creaking sounds came from the unit even flexing it (within the permitted limits).
At the top is where the two support frame and adjustment strap with some cushioning.
Speaking of cushioning, the "SoftFeel" closed-back plush ear-cups is adequately deep and comfortable, though the pleater-like material will make the ears sweat if worn in a warm climate. These are removable but currently there are no indication of replacement ear-cups from BitFenix.
This is how the microphone and audio jacks plugs into the Flo. The chromed rim is a nice touch and logo indicates the brand without being too overbearing, atypical BitFenix styling.
Here are the close-up shots of the connectors. The aluminium sheaths of the connectors gave it that premium feel while protecting the joints housed inside; etched on are the connection indicators and the BitFenix branding. The in-line volume and mic controller is also coated with the SofTouch material ensuring good grip but it may become an issue to some as frequently handling of rubberised coatings may result in peeling and stickiness over a period of time, this is made worse in a hot and humid climate of Malaysia.
Detachable mic is a boon in this package as it ensures that one would be able to use the Flo in public places without looking odd. This has a good reach and is flexible enough to be positioned in front of your mouth.
The BitFenix Flo is very comfortable despite the fact that it's non-adjustable; thanks to the plushy SoftFeel ear-cups and lightweight construction. The grip is adequate which ensures that the headset stays on your head and without making one feel they're wearing a torture device. The detachable microphone allows the Flo to transform into a street-style headset but since it's not fold-able, one would have to get a little creative when packing it into a bag.
Sound quality from the 40mm drivers are good with no distortions on high volume, vocals are crisp and clear with adequately punchy bass for music and movies. The Flo also provided good directional audio from FPS games, explosions and gunfire sounds have a satisfying kick to them as well. Nothing much to say about the microphone, it just works and that's the gist of it.
Just to clear things up, the BitFenix Flo is never meant to be a gaming-only peripheral, but more towards an all-round headset that you could use anywhere. Having said that though, the sound from the Flo is good, I was worried about the high Ohm rating but I have yet to experience any problems listening to music from my handphone. The detachable cables also means that users will be able to swap them with custom cables of their choice and would satisfy most people craving for good audio with the flexibility of using it anywhere they desire.
I'd like to see BitFenix coming up with other options for their ear-cups and probably an in-line volume controller without the SofTouch treatment not only for the hot and humid climate but also because handling the controller over a time will wear out the rubber surface. The non-adjustable headband might also be an issue for oversized heads so do try it out before buying.
Overall, the experience is impressive but the actual product has yet to make it's way to the Malaysian shores at the time of writing this article. A quick look up with uncle-Google reveals that it's priced between USD71 to USD104 in Amazon.com which translate to about RM232 to RM340 but it's not a decisive figure for the SRP in Malaysia so we'll just have to wait for a while.
- Good, trendy design with 4 colour options
- Light and comfortable to wear over long periods
- Good sound quality
- Good sound isolation
- Detachable cables and microphone
- Non-adjustable headband
- SofTouch coating on in-line volume controller