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CoolerMaster is one of our favorite PC gaming hardware companies. So when the chance to check out their new Havoc gaming mouse came around we jumped at the chance. After a bit of a dry spell (in mice at least), CoolerMaster is back and ready to take your gaming (and comfort) to the next level. Can this new mouse unseat our current favorite, CoolerMaster’s older Sentinel II? Specs & Price At $54.99, those of you who do some pre-judging based on retail price will automatically start to discount the clout of the Havoc. But that would be the wrong thing…

Road warriors and mobile professionals need a suitable back to contain their laptop, tablet, phone chargers and at times even *gasps* paper(s). There are a million different options on the market and weeding through them can be exhausting. Today, we’re taking a look at ECBC’s Dart Laptop Tote, a smaller bag meant for the ~13-inch and smaller laptops, tablets and whatever else you can cram in it. On the surface you’ll find ballistic nylon with a water repellant coating as well as strong YKK zippers. On the front there’s a quick-access pocket for things like ID, phone, etc. so you…

The modern day workhorse of any digital environment, corporate or personal, is the router (or routers). While people are busy focusing on things like the latest laptop, tablet, graphics card, etc., the router sits in the background quietly shuttling 1’s and 0’s from world wide web to individual user and vice versa. For most people, a simple lower end router will work just fine. They won’t be the fastest, offer the most features or have the greatest range. But in the grand scheme of things, people just need to get online. If you’re the type who wants the best of…

While many custom PC builders will look at the motherboard, processor or GPU as the most important thing in their build, the lowly computer cases gets overlooked far too often. Hell, you can use a pizza box if you really want to. But cutting corners with your case to make up elsewhere isn’t always worth it. From a visual standpoint, super cheap cases usually look and feel the part. In terms of performance, important metrics like temperature and available hard drive space may be sub-par, affecting your build in the long run. CoolerMaster sent us their HAF XB mid-tower case…

While we certainly love a good first person shooter, there’s immense value and achievement to be garnered from MMO type games. The only problem with gaming accessories such as mice is that most are designed with FPS in mind meaning all of those extra actions require using keyboard shortcuts, slowing you down and making the overall enjoyment of said game less than optimal. That’s where Logitech hopes to win you over with their G600 MMO gaming mouse, complete with 18 buttons (3 main buttons on top + slide wheel + dpi up/down + 12 thumb). Hardware In terms of hardware,…

CoolerMaster’s single-fan layout with the I300 might sound like a downgrade on paper compared to something like the dual-fan ERGO 360 that we reviewed last week. But there’s a reason – silence. While smaller, faster rotating fans are used to get more air flow into a small space, larger fans generally come pretty close to pushing the same amount of air at far slower RPMs resulting in that silence many computer users crave. In the IP300, CoolerMaster went with a single 160mm, 700-1400 RPM variable speed fan rated at 35 ~ 70 CFM. The result in our testing is a…

Powerful laptops require serious cooling. And despite engineers’ best efforts, sometimes things just need a bit of a helping hand. And CoolerMaster is right there to help with their new NotePal ERGO 360. Out of the box you’ll find a nice perforated aluminum top plate that works well at dissipating heat and is complimented by two silent 80mm fans within the ERGO’s chassis. At 1700 RPM we found the fans to indeed be pretty quiet, though, silent they were not. But chances are if your laptop is running hot enough to require additional cooling, your laptop’s fans will drown out…

As laptops have become more and more powerful, the need for bulky, beastly desktops has waned. Now, a laptop as thin as a thin pad of paper can do most tasks the common user needs, with only the harder core work of photo/video/music professional still requiring something more powerful. The only downside to a laptop still is the screen size, especially if you make one your “desktop” machine at home. That’s where external monitors come in. The only problem for some: what to do with your laptop while it’s pumping it’s video to something more capable. Lapstands are a simple…

If you’ve got two sweet Cinema displays (or multiple counts of your own personal favorite monitor), there’s no need to use your laptop display or this sleek, aluminum laptop stand that we reviewed the other day (CoolerMaster Jas Pro). For you, hiding your laptop up off your desk and out of the way is what’s needed. You could buy some cheap, flimsy plastic thing to hold your play/work machine. But don’t you want something that works well and looks good to boot? Exhibit A: CoolerMaster’s L-Stand. Design & Construction Much like the Jas Pro laptop stand, the L-Stand feature an…