CES Day 1 - Benjamin "Zeus" Heide - ITX Motherboards, Kingmax and Barbie

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CES Day 1 - Benjamin "Zeus" Heide
ITX Motherboards, Kingmax and Barbie
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ITX Motherboards

We want our PCs to do more and more, but take up less space, run quieter and integrate with our life.  This is a pretty big demand and often it can require a little motherboard.  As we cruised the show floor in the Sands, I spotted a display of ITX motherboards that caught my eye.

ITX Mobo
ITX Mobo

 

 Four NICs
Four NICs
Intel Powered
Intel Powered

 

Kingmax

DDR3 is the new big thing and even though it's actually not all that big, pretty much every company is getting into DDR3 in order to stay current and show that they are worth considering when building your next performance PC.  Kingmax is not a name you'd associate with High Performance DDR3 here in North America, but they had several enthusiast oriented kits and even have prototypes of their new 2000MHz DDR3 on display.

 2GHz DDR3 from Kingmax
2GHz DDR3 from Kingmax

 

They plan to launch this memory in the near future and we are hoping to get a kit to compare with other DDR3 in a shootout of sorts here soon.  It would be interesting to see how an offering from Kingmax compares to brand name kits like Corsair, Crucial and Super Talent.

 

Barbie and Clean Bums

Barbie even had a present here at the show this year.  After Fujitsu gave me the privilege of sleeping in his Barbie Bed a few nights ago, I couldn't resist the opportunity to show case his favourite new booth.  I'm not sure what Barbie has to do with consumer electronics, but it's here.

Barbie
Barbie

 

Some things you just can't make up.  As we were walking down the show floor, Fujitsu just about lost it behind me.  He was laughing hysterically, and called me back to see what was so funny.  I had to break out my camera and show how much a company loves clean butts.

...and I cannot lie...
...and I cannot lie...

 

This product is apparently an add-on bidet.  It washes you butt and makes it clean.  We all love clean butt.