CES Day 2 - Jason "Fujitsu" Schneider


Day 2 of CES 2008 has come and gone, and we once again covered a ton of ground and met with a bunch more companies and were given a preview of even more new products. We primarily covered the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is almost overwhelming with how big it is and made for a long day of walking, but we persevered and covered a ton of products. I will highlight some of our meetings with Thermaltake, Sandio, Cooler Master, Netgear, Razer, A-Data, and Sandisk.



We stopped by the Thermaltake booth this afternoon, and we checked out a bunch of new products. Thermaltake has a ton of products, and I could go on for quite a while trying to touch on them all. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking, but as you can tell they've got a lot of neat gear.




As you can see in the pictures above, Thermaltake has a ton of air-cooling solutions. They've got a couple new Typhoon Coolers, and quite a few new Orb coolers (VGA and CPU), as well as a couple others.




In the above pictures you can see a few of the watercooling products from Thermaltake, A couple from the Big Water series, as well as some VGA watercooling solutions. 


The two pictures above are a couple of the neatest things we saw at the Thermaltake booth. On the left we have a hard drive dock in the Blac-X series, and as you can see in the picture you can drop a standard 3.5 (as well as a 2.5") HDD into the dock and hook it into our pc without having to run any cables. 


On the right you will see that Thermaltake also had a Quad-Crossfire system on display, which we haven't seen much of yet. Quad-Crossfire systems are just around the corner, but this is one of the first I've seen in action. 



Thermaltake also had their full line of power supplies on display, including their 2000 Watt power supply. It's interesting to note that the 2000 Watt model is not available in North America as it is only able to be plugged into 230 Volt power, so the North American 115 Volt power just won't cut it.



And last but not least we've got a couple pics of some of the new Thermaltake cases above, including the new Armour case.


You may have never heard of Sandio, but they have designed a 3D mouse that is aimed at the gaming market and claims to give you an "unfair advantage". This is a very different product from anything that is currently on the market, but could just be the edge you're looking for. Head on over to Sandio's website for the full scoop on this mouse.



Cooler Master

We stopped by Cooler Master and got a quick look at some of their products. Most notable was some of their new cases that featured some very cool paint schemes.


Also it was interesting to see Cooler Master's new V10 Cooler. This is a huge cooler that runs at 22 DB, so it's as quiet as they come. As you can see in the pictures below, it's a monster. 



Netgear has quite a line networking products, and we took a quick peek at their line of products.



In the two pictures above, you will see 2 of Netgears NAS (Network Attached Storage) boxes, on the left we have the super slim 2 bay NAS, and on the right we've got the 4 bay NAS. It's really interesting to note that both of these NAS's are extremely skinny, and I've seen a few 2 bay NAS units that are almost as big as Netgear's 4 Bay NAS. 


Razer was one of our last stop of the day, and we were able to get a close look at their new products.



In the pictures above (Left), we've got the Razer Mako 2.1 Speakers. Both the speakers and the sub are all down-firing, and this really gives them a great sound. This was the first time that I'd heard these speakers, and I was really impressed. Keep an eye out for these speakers, as they will undoubtedly be making news when they hit the retail market, also if you have a chance to demo a set in a store, make sure you do. 



We stopped by and took a look at A-Data's lineup of products, most notably they were showcasing their line of Ram, SSD Hard drives, as well as their flash drive lineup.



In the two pictures above we've got a nice-looking red 4GB kit of DDR2-800 (Right), and a 2GB kit of DDR3-1600. If you refer back to the Thermaltake coverage you will notice that in their Quad-Crossfire system they are using the 4GB kit of DDR2 of memory.


In the above pictures (left), you can see A-Data's SSD Hard drive offerings.



In the pictures above (Left), you will see that A-Data is releasing a line of products that are aimed at the Asus EEE PC, which are all made to match the color of the EEE PC, as well as add extra storage. 



We were able to sit down with the folks at Sandisk and get a nice close look at their new products. Like I had mentioned yesterday, their big releases for CES 2008 was their new 12GB MicroSD card, their SSD hard drive line of products, the Cruzer Titanium Plus flash drive that includes online backup of your data, and the new Sandisk TakeTV.

Another notible mention goes to the Sandisk Sansa Clip, which is has increased capacity from 2GB to a 4GB model. The Sandisk Sansa View has also been increased from their top 16GB model to a 32GB model, which is a big capacity for a flash based MP3 player. The 32 GB Sansa View has a MSRP of $349.99, and the 4GB Sandisk Clip has a MSRP of $79.99.

We've got a bit more coverage of Sandisk in our first day of CES coverage, you can check it out over here. 

That wraps up my Day 2 coverage.  In the meantime, make sure you check out our Daily CES Coverage section as well as our Daily updated CES Gallery.