NZXT have made their name with a series of bold, sculpted PC cases that go way beyond the standard ‘black metal cuboid’ design. We loved their Phantom and Manta cases when we’ve had them in for reviews, and their latest creation looks exciting too.
It’s the Noctis 450 Special Edition ROG, a custom variant of the Noctis case that was launched last year. The Special Edition comes in a unique Gun Gray colour scheme, and supports Aura Sync RGB lighting. Let’s take a closer look.
NZXT announced an upgrade to its mid-size, mid-range S340 case today: the S340 Elite. The new version sports a massive 4mm-thick tempered glass side panel, considerations for VR gaming and a larger number of SSD trays. NZXT also unveiled a new internal USB hub. Let’s take a closer look at the announcements.Design and upgrades
The most obvious change from the vanilla S340 is the side window. Following industry trends, the Elite’s entire left side has been replaced by a 4mm-thick sheet of tempered glass, held on by four wide screws. That makes it much easier to peer inside and see what’s going on, but also brings some durability concerns — you [...]
Earlier this year we reviewed NZXT’s excellent HUE+ chromatic case lighting ystem, and now the company has moved to the next logical step: coloured case fans.
The new series is called Aer RGB, and essentially it’s a fan with a ring of LED lighting that runs around the periphery, leaving the centre a plain black. The fans connect to the HUE+ controller and can be programmed through NZXT’s CAM software.RGB lighting options
Each fan can be set to a range of colours with different lighting effects, including these options:Presets: Fixed, Breathing, Fading, Marquee, Covering Marquee, Pulse, Spectrum Wave, Alternating, Candle Light, [...]
The GTX 10 series — including the 1080, 1070 and 1060 — have made quite a splash as desktop graphics cards, and now it’s time for us to see the laptop equivalents. Lots of laptop makers announced new models featuring the mobile 10 series cards today, and we’re going to take a look at the offerings from Aorus and Gigabyte.
Messenger bags seem to be the holdall du jour for urban geeks, and there’s no shortage of options on the market from well-established names. WiTology is doing something a bit different, offering a smart messenger bag that boasts Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging and a laundry list of additional features. Let’s take a closer look.
Speedlink impressed us with their Kudos Z-9 mouse, and now the German company is following it up with another peripheral: a mechanical keyboard. It’s called the ULTOR (presumably named after the antagonists in Red Faction), and it looks pretty sweet!