1 Monberg.dk https://monberg.dk be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Casing https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=209&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">be quiet! have finally joined the ARGB trend and it looks quite promising for their first product. In this review, we take a look at their Pure Base 500DX case, which is made in both white and black.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/bequiet.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="500" height="110" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">be quiet! has made a nice presentation video, which I just think we should watch. Afterwards, I will go into a little more detail as I usually do with my reviews.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6j70kZG_kBY" width="600" height="336" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" data-mce-fragment="1"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>We start by looking at the packaging.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cardboard box itself is a discreet brown cardboard box with illustrations printed on the outside. You get a nice sense of what's in the box.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1960.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the box, the casing is wrapped nicely in a plastic bag and flamingo. The casing is well protected against shocks and scratches. Take care of your fingers, it is a rather antistatic combination, so you can get shocks.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1961.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the casing, we find a box with accessories, which contains a number of screws, strips, a guide and a small tool for screwing the threaded rods in and out of the base plate using a standard screwdriver. So you only need a PH2 Phillips screwdriver to mount the hardware.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1991.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The case is built as a standard midi tower, which can contain motherboards up to ATX format. Graphics cards can be up to 369mm and there is room for 7 drives in total, where the 2 of them can be 3.5 "drives. There is plenty of room for an acceptable setup. If you want to see all the specifications on the casing, you can press the link at the bottom of the review when you get there.</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Model Pure Base 500DX Black</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">PSU form factor ATX PS/2</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Motherboard compatibility ATX / M-ATX / Mini-ITX</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Case size excl. stands (L x W x H), (mm) 450 x 232 x 443</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Installation of motherboards with backplate ✓</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Case size incl. stands (L x W x H), (mm) 450 x 232 x 463</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Dimensions side panel window (L x W), (mm) 400 x 431.3</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Color option Black</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Weight (kg) 7.8</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">USB 3.2 Gen. 1 1</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type C 1</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">HD Audio I/O Mic + Audio</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Expansion slots 7</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Fan mounting locations 6<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/dimensions.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's look at the casing.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The casing has a glass panel, so you can see all the great hardware you have in your computer The glass is not tinted, so there is no interference with the colours in the casing. There are also lights inside the casing, I will show that later.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1963.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The front has clearly received an update over the previous edition. There is a mesh on the entire front, so there can be good airflow in the casing, and then there are two ARGB light stripes, which we will also look at later.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1964.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The front can be easily pulled off, so you can get to the magnetic dust filter and mount fans and radiator here in the front.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1974.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Note that the light in the front is connected to a connector that connects when mounting the front. There are no wires, you can remove the front completely without any hassle. It's an ingenious solution be quiet! have found here.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1978.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the top of the front, we find from the left a USB-C connector along with a USB 3.0 connector. Then there is a large power button, audio jacks and a button for the light. There is a controller for the light so you can use it without connecting it to the motherboard.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1965.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On top of the casing, we find a magnetic dust filter that can be easily removed. It covers the fan slots at the top, where you can also mount a radiator for water cooling.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1967.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the back of the casing, we find the 7 card slots, a fan and brackets for mounting the power supply.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1968.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The bracket for the power supply can be removed with thumbscrews, so you can mount the power supply, all the cables and then mount it in the supply while pushing it into place. This makes installation super easy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1985.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Under the casing, we find some good big feet with rubber and a large dust filter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1972.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The filter can be pulled out from the front for cleaning. It's nice not to have to tilt the casing or anything to clean the filter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1973.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When we open the casing we can see that there is visible mounting of the SSD on the right side. Good air in the PSU cover, so the PSU can get rid of the heat, and there is a hole down through the PSU cover on the right side if you want to install large water coolers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1984.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The back of the side panel is covered with noise-reducing material to avoid vibration and noise.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1970.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the back, we also have the option of mounting a couple of SSDs behind the motherboard, so there are good opportunities to have many drives in the casing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1986.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All drives can be mounted outside the casing to be inserted in the casing assembled at the end. All brackets can be removed with thumbscrews, so it is super easy to work with.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1987.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The same applies to the 3.5 "drive slots, which can also be pulled out. If you use a large water cooler, this holder must be removed completely, then you do not have the option of 3.5" drives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1989.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Time to install some hardware.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The assembly of hardware in this casing is easy as a breeze. It really means a lot that you can take all the parts out of the casing and mount it on the table. You can mount large coolers and water cooling in the casing, which is great. The casing can now be used with a big gaming setup without getting hot.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1993.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the back, there is plenty of space for cables. However, you should note that you should have a power supply where the wires from the SATA power connectors go straight out of the connector as they do on mine. Otherwise, there is a risk of breaking the plugs and possibly damaging your drives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1994.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The light in the casing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the front we have a couple of light stripes that run ARGB. This means that you can program some pretty cool effects, which can synchronize with the rest of the light in your setup if you have the hardware for it. It can also run completely on its own, and you can switch with the button on the front of the casing. The transition between the LEDs is completely smooth, which looks awesome.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_1999.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="900" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is also an LED strip at the top inside the cabinet, which lights up the hardware. It gives a nice effect, and then you actually do not need extra light in my opinion. The advantage of the light being able to run on its own is that you can then turn it on white instead of using a flashlight if you have to look in or connect something in the computer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/209/DSC_2000.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my opinion about the product.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">be quiet! Pure Base 500 received some criticism for the lack of airflow, which caused some problems with large gaming setups. They have made amends for this by making a completely open front. They have decorated it with some nice details and ARGB LED stripes. It looks cool, and be quiet! had to join the trend at some point.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mounting in the casing is super easy, which makes building a system in this casing playfully easy. You can mount a lot of the parts outside the casing to finally mount them in the casing with thumbscrews. It's awesome.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are good options for installing large cooling solutions. If you choose a large cooler in the front, however, you will miss a couple of drive slots for 3.5 "drives. Then you have to consider whether you want to use the 2.5" slots instead, of which there are 4. That should be enough for both gaming and storage, and 2.5 "drives are not as expensive anymore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All filters can be accessed from the outside without the need for tools. The front can be removed and has a plug system, so you do not have to think about pulling on wires. You just peel off the front when you go in there.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pricing:</span>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The price for the casing is just over 700 DKK, which is quite a nice price for such an awesome casing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>My final assessment.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is no doubt that this is an awesome casing. You get a casing with cool light, super easy installation of hardware and good options for a large setup. It is really good quality and value for money. My rating can only be a GOLD star.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://www.bequiet.com/en/case/1854" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.bequiet.com/en/case/1854</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/gold-stjerne.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Review" width="350" height="350" /></p> SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=210&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">In this review, we are going to look at a monitor arm with adjustable gas spring and super easy installation from SilverStone. They call it ARM12 and it is designed for 1 monitor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/pics/Logos/silverstone.jpg" alt="SilverStone Logo" width="600" height="130" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Packing and content.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The box you receive is a heavy but neutral box. There are illustrations on the outside that show what the box contains.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/DSC_1942.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the box, everything is neatly packed separately in different plastic bags. It provides a good overview, so the whole assembly is easy to go to.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/DSC_1943.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All screws are nicely marked so that you can follow the installation instructions, and there are tools for the assembly and adjustment of the arm itself, and there is even a screwdriver at the end of one of the Allen keys, so you can mount the screen without the use of additional tools. It is great that everything is applied.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/DSC_1944.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Note that the arm can handle screens up to 36" which is quite a lot. However, the screen may weigh a maximum of 12 kg, which is also quite a lot. It is standard VESA mounting, so you just have to be sure that the screen you want to use with the arm has that.</p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li style="text-align: left;">Model No. SST-ARM12B</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Color Black</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Material Aluminum &amp; steel</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Support flat panel size 17&rdquo; ~ 36&rdquo;</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Swivel &plusmn;90&deg;</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Tilt +90&deg; / -15&deg;</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Loading 3 kg ~ 12 kg (6.6 lbs. ~ 26.5 lbs.) based on flat-screen</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Rotate(Pivot) 360&deg;</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Extended arm provided 2</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Installation Clamp / grommet approach</li> <li style="text-align: left;">VESA mount 100 mm x 100 mm / 75 mm x 75 mm</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Desk thickness support ≦100mm</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Net weight 2.9Kg (6.4 Ibs)</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Dimension 622mm (W) x 525mm (H) x 97mm (D)</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>A look at the product.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The screen can be turned both vertically and horizontally on the stand, as you can rotate the screen, depending on what you need to do. It can be an advantage if you have to chat, or write documents or do other things, where it is most convenient to have a vertical screen instead of horizontal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-5.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="265" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are cable guides both on the arm itself and down on the back of the base, so that the cables do not hang loosely. They are led nicely down under the table so that you do not notice them as much.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-2.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-5-1.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can mount the stand in two ways, either as a clamp on the table edge, or you can drill a hole in the table, so you are absolutely sure that the arm is really well fixed. However, there are rubber feet for both methods, so it is generally firmly attached to the table.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-6.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="265" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/DSC_1945.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The clamping system is also made so that the clamp fits on both thin and thick tables, and you can move the clamp depending on which table you have. It provides better stability in the assembly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/DSC_1946.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Use and test.</strong></p> <p>Of course, I have been using the arm for a while, but since my office is not suitable for pictures, I choose to use the manufacturer's pictures and explain from them.</p> <p>The arm is incredibly flexible and easy to operate. You can easily and effortlessly rotate and angle the screen according to your needs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="zoom" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-4.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="265" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Not only can the head of the arm itself tilt the screen up and down, it can also turn to the sides. This means you actually have as many as 3 joints the whole arm can turn on. It provides very flexible setting options.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-3.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The VESA bracket itself is mounted with a snap lock, so the screen can be mounted quickly. You do not have the problem on holding the screen on the arm while mounting it, it can all be mounted securely on the table, and then be clicked on the arm itself afterwards. It's pretty cool.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-11.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The arm itself can tilt up and down, and the screen is held vertically all the time in the position you have now chosen the screen to have. So you do not have to readjust the actual tilt of the screen if you move the screen up and down.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-4-1.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can adjust the arm according to how much the screen weighs. That is why you can use a screen from 3 to 12kg on this arm. This means that the screen stays in exactly the position you need. It is generally a cool system, and after adjustment you can adjust the screen without any problems, as it feels 'weightless'.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/210/arm12-7.jpg" alt="SilverStone ARM12 Monitor Arm" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my rating of SilverStone ARM12.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I definitely think SilverStone has made a great product.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In my previous review of an arm from ARCTIC, I had problems with the arm making marks in my table. There was simply no protection for the table in the form of rubber feet or anything for the stand. SilverStone has thought about that, for which I am very grateful.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The arm is nice and tidy and there is a nice SilverStone logo on the side of the arm. It can be adjusted to all the needs you could wish for from such an arm, which is awesome.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are cable guides down along the entire arm, and all the way down under the table, which means the cables can be hidden all the way. It is super nice that you do not have to sit and look at the cable clutter between the screen and the table, when you want the cables tucked away neatly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The quality seems solid and sturdy, which is important when mounting your expensive screen on the arm. That way you do not risk it falling on the table in the middle of it all. This is provided by the hydraulic spring, which can be adjusted according to how heavy the screen is.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The practical bracket for the screen is also great, so you can mount the screen on a safe surface, so you do not have to fumble with your arm and monitor at the same time. It makes the whole assembly much easier.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pricing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I have been informed the price of ARM12 to be 700 DKK in Danish retail price and ARM22 (For mounting 2 screens) costs around 1800 DKK.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>My overall assessment.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you look at what you get for your money and what other manufacturers' arms cost for a similar product, this arm is at the pricy end. I already have an ARCTIC arm for 2 monitors, and this one also has a USB 3.0 hub built into the base. That arm costs just under 800 DKK. So giving 700 DKK for this arm is in my opinion a high price. It makes me give this arm a SILVER rating, because all other things are quite good on the arm, however product and price are not quite related in my opinion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=874" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=874</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/silver-stjerne.jpg" alt="Silver rating" width="350" height="350" /></p> be quiet! Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=208&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">be quiet! is one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to coolers, and in this review we are going to look at their Pure Rock 2, which is a new and improved version of their Pure Rock Slim. There are more heatpipes, and direct contact to the CPU. Let's see how it performs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/bequiet.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="500" height="110" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's start with a video.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">be quiet! has made an introductory video showing the product itself. Then you get a sense of what this review is about.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cooler is available in a standard and a black edition. I'm reviewing the standard edition in this review.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ue-qn7YTeOo" width="600" height="336" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" data-mce-fragment="1"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Packaging and content.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The box you receive is 100% true to be quiet! designs. A black box with beautiful illustrations and specifications on the outside.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1901.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the box, the cooler is well protected with foam on both sides, the fan stands on its own, and the box with accessories as well.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1902.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When it's all unpacked, we find besides the cooler itself, a Pure Wings 2 fan, brackets and hangers for 2 fans as well as bags with AMD and Intel brackets respectively and of course a user guide.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1903.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Here is a small selection of the technical specifications. You can read a long specified list on the website using the link at the bottom of this review.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As you can see, the cooler does not weigh much, so it is not huge, like a Dark Rock cooler. It has a Pure Wings 2 fan, which has a very nice noise level. It can be loaded with up to 150W, which is quite nice for most CPUs. We see how it performs down in the test section.</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Model: Pure Rock 2</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm): 87 x 121 x 155</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Total weight (kg): 0.575</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">TDP (W): 150</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Socket compatibility <br />Intel: 1200 / 2066 / 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 2011(-3) square ILM<br />AMD: AM4 / AM3(+)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Fan model, number: 1x Pure Wings 2 PWM</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Decoupled fan mounting -</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm) 19.1 / 22.1 / 26.8</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/specs.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's take a closer look at the product</strong><strong>.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We start with the fan. The design is very similar of their Silent Wings 3 fan. The wings have the same wavy design, but the frame itself is a bit thinner, and does not have rubber edges.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1905.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the back of the fan you can see the model number. It's a pretty nice fan.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1904.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fan is PWM controlled and can run up to 1500 RPM. It has an airflow of 87 m3/h and a pressure of 1.25 mm H2O at full speed. Pretty nice specs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1906.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cooler is really beautiful, both in this edition and the black edition. The top plate is made of brushed aluminum, and the ends of the pipes are nicely covered as we know it from all be quiet! coolers. A discrete be quiet! logo on the top, so you have no doubt about the quality in the computer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1908.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The block is formed in solid aluminum with cooling fins. The tubes are bent perfectly without curling, so they are not bent too much, which is important.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1910.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cooler is fitted with pre-mounted cooling paste, which I personally do not like. This means that you only have one shot to mount the cooler correctly. And you have to buy cooling paste if you have to change the CPU or move the cooler to another motherboard. Note you can see heatpipes have direct contact to the CPU's TIM here. This means direct transfer of heat so it can get away in a hurry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1911.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A quite nice cooler, even when you have fitted the fan. It fits well together. Note the space between the fan and the cooler, which effectively dampens the fan noise.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1914.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cooling head itself is placed asymmetrically, which means that there is free mounting of high RAM profiles. So you do not have to worry about that when shopping for your new setup.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1915.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is possible to mount another fan on the back. Then you can get an even more efficient setup with a push-pull setup. Also here on the back is the profile so there is air between fan and cooler.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1916.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mounting:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">be quiet! have an easy system that is used on all of their coolers. For AMD mounting, you must use your original bracket on the back of the motherboard, so you must have it stored.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1919.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The assembly itself is straightforward and does not require any special tools. With a standard Phillips 2 screwdriver you are ready. You tighten it all together until it naturally stops and you can not tighten anymore. That way, you know that the pressure on the CPU is correct every time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1920.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As you can see, all RAM slots go free after mounting the fan. So you can easily have high RAM profiles, and even with light in, which you will be able to see on all RAM slots. Nothing is covered by this cooler.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1922.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="900" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Also PCIE slot goes free, there is plenty of space for mounting a large graphics card, even with thick back plate or water cooling.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/DSC_1923.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Time for testing.</strong></p> <p>My test procedure is quite simple, as I often find other reviewers shooting over the target with deep and not least VERY stressful test methods. My method is intended for the ordinary user who wants to know if the cooler fits the basic setup you now have.<br />If you overclock, you should already from the beginning have a deeper knowledge of cooling, and will therefore already have an expectation of whether the cooler I test is good enough or not.<br /><br /></p> <p>Hardware:</p> <ul> <li>MB: Asus Sabertooth&nbsp;990 FX R2.0</li> <li>CPU: AMD&nbsp;FX 9590 Black Exition (TDP=220W)</li> </ul> <p>Software:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stresstest: CPU-Z CPU Stress Test</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.hwinfo.com/download/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Readings: HWinfo64</a></li> </ul> <p>Procedure:</p> <ul> <li>Air: Warmup = 10 minutes / Test period = 2 minutes</li> <li>Water: Warmup = 30 minutes / Test period = 2 minutes</li> <li>Readings: Delta temperature (Reading-Room temperature)</li> <li>Fan speed: 100%</li> <li>Test loads: Idle / 2 core / 4 core / 6 core / 8 core</li> </ul> <p>Room temperature: ~26 degrees.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As you can see, the Pure Rock 2 does not perform quite as well as the Dark Rock coolers. But still better than the Cryorig cooler. However, it is still some perfectly acceptable temperatures as we need to be at least 20 degrees higher before it gets really critical on this CPU. Intel CPU can withstand even more heat, so there will be no problem at all.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The noise from the fan / cooler is not really something worth talking about, as it is simply such a low noise level that you do not even notice the cooler running when it is mounted inside a casing. There we need something much higher in noise level.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/208/graf.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="600" height="449" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my opinion about the Pure Rock 2 cooler.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pure Rock 2 is a solid cooler with good performance. It can be in virtually all setups as it is not particularly high and then it does not cover the RAM slot on the motherboard, even with the fan mounted.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is super easy to mount, which means that anyone can mount it without any problems. However, no extra cooling paste is included, which I think is a bit of a shame. There could have been a small tube, so you could mount the cooler a couple of times.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Pure Wings 2 fan itself is a great fan that does not make much noise. It is not quite as awesome as the Silent Wing fan, but it does the job it needs to perfection, and helps to lower the price of the whole set, as it is not as complicated as the Silent Wings fan. The 1500 RPM is quite suitable for heavy loads, and you can easily have it running at full speed without being bothered by noise.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pure rock 2 allows you to mount an extra fan on the back, which can significantly increase the overall performance. It also means that the fans run at a slower speed at high load to move the same amount of heat. It is a good option to have.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Pure Rock 2 cooler can be purchased in 2 different versions. Either the one I reviewed here, or a black edition. It allows using this cooler in several different setups. It is a good opportunity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Price:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can buy the Pure Rock 2 cooler from around 260 DKK, which is a good price. You get a good cooler for the money.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">My final assessment:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I really think you get a good set for the money, so there is a really good correlation between price and quality and not least performance. You get the well-known German be quiet! quality, and at a price that is affordable. I give Pure Rock 2 a nice SILVER rating. We are down to the margins, and when we are down there, the lack of cooling paste means a lot. Especially for the beginner.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/1841">https://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/1841</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/silver-stjerne.jpg" alt="be quiet! Pure Rock 2" width="350" height="350" /></p> Jabra Evolve 75 Office Headset https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=207&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">In this review we have to look at and listen to an office headset from Jabra. It is their Evolve 75 which has built-in ANC and wireless connection with both bluetooth and adapter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/pics/Logos/jabra1.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="200" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jabra is part of the GN Group, founded 150 years ago. Today, we are the only ones that produce headset / speakerphones for leisure and professional use as well as hearing aids under the same roof. We therefore utilize our development / knowledge of sound and work with dedicated focus ̶ to make the sound in your life better.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The packing and content.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The box where you receive the headset is designed a little special. This means that as much as possible is saved on the packaging to protect the environment. The box is brown with print on the outside.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1875.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the box we find the charger stand, a user guide and warranty description. Then there is a carrying case with the headset itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1876.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the carrying case we find the headset, a USB cable and a wireless adapter for the computer. It is all well protected so you can have your headset on the go.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1877.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>the technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The headset is a pretty little headset weighing only 177 grams. It is intended for business conversations, so the focus is on ease of use, sound quality, and not least microphone quality. There is built-in noise reduction in the microphone, and also in the headset itself, so-called ANC, so you can hear everything in the headset no matter how much noise there is around you. This is done by the 4 microphones in the ear cups, so the headset knows what sounds it should remove.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Audio</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Microphone type Medium-length boom arm with noise cancelling uni-directional ECM microphone</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Microphone frequency range 100Hz to 10kHz</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Speaker size 40mm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Speaker bandwidth - Music mode 20Hz - 20kHz</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Speaker bandwidth - Speak mode 150Hz - 6.8kHz</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Active Noise Cancellation Yes &ndash; Hybrid 4 mic ensuring 17dB (perceived cancellation in an office environment)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Passive Noise Cancellation Yes</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Listen-in feature Don&rsquo;t miss important announcements or questions from your colleagues. Press the left ear cup to hear the outside world without having to take off your headset.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Certifications Certified for Skype for Business, Cisco, Avaya and more</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ease of use</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Intuitive audio control Speaker volume up/down on headset</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Voice/Mute Yes</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Busylight Integrated red lights on both ear cups are activated automatically when on a call or manually activated by the user when busy, to act as a &lsquo;do not disturb&rsquo; signal</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Battery</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Talk time (up to/hours) 18</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Music time (up to/hours) 17</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Standby time (up to/days) 15</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Charging time Approximately 2 hours</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">Connectivity</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Connection (mini jack, USB, etc.) Bluetooth&reg; or USB. Allows dual connectivity for two Bluetooth&reg; devices simultaneously</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Bluetooth&reg; version Bluetooth&reg; 4.2, Class 1</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Operating range (up to) 30m/100ft<br />Supported Bluetooth&reg; profiles A2DP (v1.2), Hands Free Profile (v1.6), Headset Profile (v1.2), AGHFP (v1.6)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Security Pairing, Authentication and Encryption (Bluetooth&reg; standard)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Paired devices (up to) 8 trusted devices, 2 active stand-by Bluetooth&reg; connections</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">NFC No</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">General</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Box content Jabra Evolve 75 headset, Protective travel case , Jabra Link 370 USB adapter, Quick Start</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Guide, USB cord (allowing for use while charging), Charging stand**</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Packaging dimensions Bundle: 183x240x(125-67)mm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Headset: 176x206x51mm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Charging stand: 109.5x143x98mm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Weight Headset: 177g</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Warranty 2 years from the date the products have been purchased</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's take a closer look at the headset.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The headset is a lightweight small headset with a thin headband. The microphone arm is not that long and there are plenty buttons on the side of the ear cups.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The included cable is so you can charge the headset on the go. Otherwise, you will usually use the dock when using the headset in the office. The adapter is so you can use 2 devices at the same time, so you can receive calls from your mobile no matter what you do on your computer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1878.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the right ear cup we find a pair of diodes and a power button. This is also where we find the charging port in the form of a micro USB connector.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the button where you turn on and off is also where you choose to pair Bluetooth. To do this, push it to one side.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On top of the ear cup there is a button to turn the microphone off.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1882.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the left ear cup we find the button that activates the ANC. ANC is Active Noise Canceling. It removes the noise around you so you are not bothered by the noise from the air conditioning, others talking together or on the phone, or something completely different. It is controlled by microphones in the ear cup that record the sound around you and try to remove it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1883.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When in the office, you can easily and effortlessly charge the headset in the supplied stand. The headset is inserted quite easily into the holder, and there is a diode that shows the charge level in the headset.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1879.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are also buttons on the side of the ear cups where you can turn the volume up and down, Answer / hang up when someone calls and 'Listen in'. Listen-in is turning off the sound in the headset, and opening the microphones on the side of the earbuds. This way, you can easily and effortlessly listen to and participate in conversations, without having to take the headset off and on all the time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/Capture1015.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolv 75" width="600" height="233" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The lightweight headset fits really well on the head, and does not press too much on the ears even though it is an on-ear headset. It's quite comfortable. Note the microphone sits on the right ear cup, where it usually sits on the left. I don't know exactly why Jabra chose this design over what you usually use, but maybe it's because you need to be able to talk on the phone at the same time without any problems.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1884.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is a luminous ring around the center button on both ear cups, it lights up when busy with a call. That way everyone can see when you are busy and not just listening to music.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1885.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The band is made of steel and the cord holder in the band is made of orange plastic, just as the charging cable. It puts a little color on life, which you may need occasionally.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1888.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cushion on the hanger is made of soft rubber, and you have to get used to it at first. But within a short time it feels quite nice and comfortable to use.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1889.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>How is the headset in use.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I have previously looked at a Jabra Elite 85h, which is a leisure headset with built-in microphone, and ANC like this headset also has. I was pretty impressed with that, and in fact I am with this headset as well.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The sound:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sound in this headset is actually impressively good. It plays loud, and then it plays well. There is a good bottom in the bass, and nice details in the treble. This despite the fact that there is no software for the headset. So all in all, the actual sound itself is actually really fine and detailed.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Gaming:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can easily use this headset for gaming. There is both depth for explosions and treble for the details. The headset actually plays super well and classifies itself well for gaming. It's not a gaming headset, so you won't get Virtual surround. However, the comfort is intended for use for 8 hours a day in a busy workplace, which is quite fine for gaming as well. If you are into good wireless sound, a good microphone and good comfort, this headset can easily be used.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The comfort:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There's also nothing to complain about when it comes to comfort. The earpads in the headset are soft and covered with artificial leather, which means that it eliminates some noise by itself. I have used the headset for several hours in a row without feeling any discomfort. I had a bit at first with the cushion on the headband, but it disappeared after fine tuning the pressure on the head.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The quality:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The build quality seems to be top notch. There is nothing that creaks or seems cheap, and it generally works just firm and sturdy despite its small size.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The microphone:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The microphone has built-in noise reduction, so it should eliminate the noise that is around you.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">First, a recording with no noise in the background.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><video style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" controls="controls" width="600" height="50" data-mce-fragment="1"> <source src="/pics/2020/207/Jabra%20Evolve%2075%20WO%20BG%20Noise.mp4" type="video/mp4" /></video></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">And then a recording with noise in the background. The Bluetooth speaker plays quite loud, and stands close by, which you don't really feel. The noise reduction works really well as hoped and expected.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><video controls="controls" width="600" height="50" data-mce-fragment="1"> <source src="/pics/2020/207/Jabra%20Evolve%2075%20W%20BG%20Noise.mp4" type="video/mp4" /></video></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The light:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are some different diodes in the headset. The power button has a charging diode and a Bluetooth connection diode. These you will not see and possibly use for everyday life, as it is most often when you are on the go.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The charging stand itself has a charging status diode, which is quite handy. Then you can always see if your headset is charged and ready for a full day at work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1899.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the headset itself, there is a luminous ring around the center buttons on the ear cup. It indicates whether you are in conversation, or free to be disturbed. It's pretty smart, and super convenient in a busy office environment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/207/DSC_1900.jpg" alt="Jabra Evolve 75" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my opinion on Jabra Evolve 75.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jabra makes some amazing headsets, and it's for leisure as well as work. This time it's one of their work headsets I've listened to, and I'm really impressed with how good a sound can be packed into such a small headset.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This headset can be used both on the move and at home in the office. There are many who have workplace at home at the moment, and here this headset will be absolutely perfect.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The microphone is great and removes almost all the noise from the surroundings, so it doesn't matter that the coffee machine brews or the kids play the playstation in the living room while holding an online conference with the boss. He'll never notice it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sound is in a class of its own when we talk a little on-ear headset. I'm impressed with the sound, and I rarely am. Usually I'm into over-ear headsets, so my ears are completely covered by the ear cup, but I have to admit this headset has won my heart. Should I have a headset at work, this headset would certainly be the preferred one.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The pricing:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The headset costs around DKK 1500 at the time of writing which is a lot of money, but is it too much?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">What is my overall assessment.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you look at what features and what quality you get in this headset yes, it is simply at the top. This is a professional headset with exceptional sound, comfort and a great noise canceling microphone. The price is maybe a bit high and I think there is a lack of technology in the form of drivers and a better connection to the charging station. I therefore choose to give the headset a nice SILVER rating.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Read more about the product here:<br /></strong><a href="https://www.jabra.dk/business/office-headsets/jabra-evolve/jabra-evolve-75##7599-832-199">https://www.jabra.dk/business/office-headsets/jabra-evolve/jabra-evolve-75##7599-832-199</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/silver-stjerne.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="350" /></p> Sandberg Savage USB 7.1 Headset https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=202&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">In this review we have to look at a slightly different headset from Sandberg. It's their Savage USB 7.1 headset with RGB lights and alternate design. We look at that further down.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/sandberg_esport.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="183" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Choosing Sandberg is choosing a safe and conscientious product that meets all applicable regulatory requirements. A product made by subcontractors, all of whom are committed to following Sandberg's "Code of Conduct" to ensure dignified working conditions and reducing environmental impact in production and disposal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's look at the packing.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sandberg is known for having some great wraps. There are nice pictures of the product on the outside, along with good lists of specifications and features. You can see the headset itself through the plastic front of the box, so you don't have to unpack it to see it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="zoom" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1862.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As you can read, there is a fairly long cable on the headset, which is great if the computer is a little away. There are LED lights in the headset and the speakers are 50mm units, which is also really good. The microphone is Omni directional, so it records everything around it. But there is probably some mechanical noise reduction that shields the microphone from the surroundings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">General:</span></p> <ul> <li>Cable: 2.4 metres nylon braided</li> <li>Connector: USB A Male</li> <li>Multi-color LED lights&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Earphone:</p> <ul> <li>Driver unit: 50 mm</li> <li>Frequency range: 20 Hz &ndash; 20 kHz</li> <li>Impedance: 32 Ohm</li> </ul> <p>Microphone:</p> <ul> <li>Type: 6mm dia. electret condenser microphone</li> <li>Direction: Omni-directional</li> <li>Frequency Response: 75 Hz - 16 kHz</li> <li>Impedance: 2.2 k Ohm</li> <li>Sensitivity: -42 dB &plusmn; 2dB</li> </ul> <p>Compatibility:</p> <ul> <li>Windows 10</li> <li>Windows 8</li> <li>Windows 7</li> <li>Windows Vista</li> <li>Windows XP</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's look at the headset.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Sandberg Savage headset is a bit special in appearance as there is no headband. The steel bracket is covered with rubber so that it does not ring throughout the headset. It's pretty good.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1866.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The head cushion is replaced by a pair of support cushions, which protrude from the sides instead. It's a fun solution, but it actually works pretty well.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1867.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The microphone is on a fairly soft rubber arm, which cannot be adjusted very well. So it will be exciting if it records well with the distance it has from the mouth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1874.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The ear cups are 10 x 8.5 centimetres and the hole in the ear pads is 6.5 x 4 centimetres. It will be on the small side for some, I have longer ears than the hole allows. But nothing more than it won't irritate. The cushions are made of soft foam covered with artificial leather.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1863.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">60 cm from the headset there is a remote control. It has volume on the side and a switch for the light as well as a microphone switch. The remote control itself is 7 x 3 centimetres, which is quite large. However, it does not matter, because you should be able to find it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1864.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The USB plug is also relatively large, and the headset cable is also rigid, soft and fabric covered. It's not often you find a headset where the fabric cord is as soft as this, which I really like.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1865.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The software.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Unfortunately, Sandberg has opted out of making a driver for the headset. This means that the features are VERY limited in the form of a standard Windows driver. However, there are a few things you can adjust to a limited extent.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/software.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="683" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>How is the headset in use.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I've been using the headset for a few days to give me an idea of ​​what it's like to use. Games have been played, seen movies and listened to music.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The comfort:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's the first time I try a headset with this kind of headband. You just have to get used to the contact points being on the top/side of the head instead of on the top with a strap over the head. It actually feels pretty comfortable and you get used to it pretty quickly. It seems less stressful to the head than a strap actually.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1868.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The sound:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sound in the headset is actually pretty good. You can hear that a little more energy has been put into this headset compared to the Dizruptor I reviewed some time ago. There is good depth in the bass and the sound is reasonably determined and firm. There is a lack of treble and details in music and games.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Unfortunately, you cannot adjust it as there is no driver for the headset. A driver with an equalizer should have really been a good thing with this headset, so you can adjust the sound to the needs you now have. And with a USB headset, you can only use the headset on the computer, and not elsewhere.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The microphone:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Of course I did a few sound tests of the microphone itself. One without music in the background, and one with. Then you can hear how the microphone records the voice and how well it shields / removes the noise from the surroundings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This recording is without music in the background and as you can hear, the microphone records the voice quite nicely and clearly. You do sense some reverberation, but it is not bothersome in any way.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><video controls="controls" width="600" height="50" data-mce-fragment="1"> <source src="/pics/2020/202/Snadberg%20Savage%20WO%20BG%20Noise.mp4" type="video/mp4" /></video></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This recording is with music in the background and you can actually hear the music quite clearly. However, it is not bothersome to the voice itself, which can also be clearly heard. However, it will matter if you are in conference with others, or play with some friends, as the noisegate has difficulty distinguishing between surroundings and your own voice, now that it is so clear.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><video controls="controls" width="600" height="50" data-mce-fragment="1"> <source src="/pics/2020/202/Sandberg%20Savage%20W%20BG%20Noise.mp4" type="video/mp4" /></video></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The light:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The light in the headset is actually quite nice and subdued. It is RGB light, and constantly changing at a slow pace. You can turn off the headset light on the remote control.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="zoom" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1873.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The microphone light is not controlled in any way and goes off with the rest of the headset light. It would have been great if the light went off with the microphone button so others can see if it is on or not.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/202/DSC_1872.jpg" alt="Savage Headset USB 7.1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br />What is my opinion on the headset.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Sandberg Savage USB headset is actually a good solution when you consider the price.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You get a headset with a different design, where a lot of comfort is present. The two cushions are a different solution than you are used to. And it's actually quite comfortable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If we look at the quality itself, the headset seems quite robust and solid. There are some nice details in the headset, like the metal mesh on the side of the ear cups, and rubber on the steel bracket, which is super great compared to the noise inside the headset itself. The cable mounted on the headset is also really nice. It's thicker and softer than on many other headsets.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the headset cable is a good remote control, where you can control the sound, light and microphone in the headset. It is also a pretty good solution, where you have a quick overview of all the buttons and can easily get to them without having to mess with the headset itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Of the downsides, I find the missing driver as the biggest. It is quite critical that you have a good driver with a lot of adjustment options when you have a USB headset. Unfortunately, Sandberg has completely failed to make one. Then there is the light that cannot be controlled in any way, except you can turn it off and on. And then there is the light in the microphone, which unfortunately is not controlled by the microphone button on the remote control, but which turns on and off with the light in the headset itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The pricing:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The price of the Sandberg Savage USB Headset is usually 399 at the suggested retail price, but at the time of writing I can find it for 299 at webshops in denmark. No matter which one of the prices, it is actually a good price for this headset.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">What is my overall assessment.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Compare the price with what you buy and the quality and features. Then I will give this headset a nice silver rating. The headset actually plays well considered the price, and there are nothing to complain about when talking the comfort and quality. I need a driver so I that can adjust the sound to my needs, rather than having to settle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://sandberg.world/en-dk/product/savage-headset-usb-71">https://sandberg.world/en-dk/product/savage-headset-usb-71</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/silver-stjerne.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="350" /></p> SilverStone FG1x1 LED Fan Grill https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=199&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">Lights in the computer are trendy, and in this review, we have to look at some fan grills from SilverStone with light built-in.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/silverstone.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1 Fan Grill" width="600" height="130" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Packing and content.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The grills are packed in small blister packs and you can see the product itself in the pack. So you have no doubt whatsoever about what you buy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1853.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the package, you will find the grill itself with a bag of screws.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1855.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I have received the grills in both 140mm and 120mm versions. As you can read, it's 12V RGB, which is pretty important. So you have to be sure you have a controller for that. Many new motherboards and controllers are 5V ARGB, and not 12V RGB. No controller is included, so you must have it in advance.</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Model No. SST-FG141</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Material Plastic fan grille and 28 pcs RGB LED Strip</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Pin definition +12V, G, R, B*</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Application 140mm fan grille, LED kit</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Rated Voltage 12V DC</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Rated Current 0.56 A</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Net weight 45g</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Dimension 140mm (W) x 140mm (H) x 6mm (D) / 5.51" (W) x 5.51" (H) x 0.24" (D)</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Model No. SST-FG121</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Material Plastic fan grille and 24 pcs RGB LED Strip</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Pin definition +12V, G, R, B*</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Application 120mm fan grille, LED kit</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Rated Voltage 12V DC</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Rated Current 0.48 A</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Net weight 42g</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Dimension 120mm (W) x 120mm (H) x 6mm (D) / 4.72" (W) x 4.72" (H) x 0.24" (D)</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's have a closer look.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The grills are made of plastic in a nice SilverStone logo design. There is a ring of LEDs around the edge that lights up.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1855_2.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="599" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The plugs on the cord are a system connector for SilverStone's controllers and a standard RGB connector that you can connect directly to the motherboard. Unfortunately, there is no way to extend in a daisy chain, which would otherwise have been great.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1854.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="311" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The test, how's the light.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These grills actually look pretty cool when you turn them on. Here they are both at full power on light, so they glow white.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1858.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is the 140mm version with green light. As you can see, there is a fairly good distribution of light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1859.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The red one is a bit more subdued, but it is totally natural as it is a paler colour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1860.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The blue lights up and quite nice. I do not have a dedicated controller, so I cannot make all sorts of colours, it would be possible with a controller.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/199/DSC_1861.jpg" alt="SilverStone FG1x1" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my opinion of SilverStone FG1x1.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I know these fan grills may be of a slightly older date, but it certainly doesn't make them any worse or uglier.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I definitely think they are cool and you can get some pretty cool effects out of these grills as you can change color as you like with a controller.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These grills cannot be run as stand-alone as you need a controller. It is a bit unfortunate that you do not have the opportunity to run them with the standard colors, possibly directly on a molex connector or something like that. It had been quite easy and cheap to make that opportunity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Price:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can buy the 140mm model for just over DKK 130 in Danish webshops and the 120mm model for just over DKK 80.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>My overall assessment.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In fact, I think you get a good product for the money, and you get the opportunity to put some color on your setup. However, I think it's a shame that you can't use the sets for anything unless you have a controller for them. I miss a small kind of controller where you could just choose a standard color. A bit like the fan kits I last reviewed from SilverStone. This means that I want to give these products a nice SILVER rating.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the products here:<br /><a href="https://www.silverstonetek.com/product_access.php?bno=62&amp;tb=54&amp;area=en">https://www.silverstonetek.com/product_access.php?bno=62&amp;tb=54&amp;area=en</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/silver-stjerne.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="350" /></p> Mi True Wireless Earbuds https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=195&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">In this review, we are going to look at a couple of earbuds, which are the new variety in mobile headsets. They are from Xiaomi, and are called Mi True Wireless Earbuds.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/xiaomi.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="225" height="225" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Xiaomi is the world's fourth-largest mobile provider. According to Forbes, Xiaomi's founder and CEO, Lei Jun, is the 11th richest person in China. Xiaomi released its first smartphone in August 2011 and quickly gained a large market share in China, so large that they became China's largest smartphone company in 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's take a look at the packaging and the content.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mi True Wireless Earbuds comes in a small box with fine pictures of the product on the outside, as well as listed features and technical specifications.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1823.jpg" alt="Mi true Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the box, in addition to the headset in their holder, we also find a warranty description, a user guide, USB cable and extra silicone eartips.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1828.jpg" alt="Mi true Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As you can see, playing time in these earbuds is good. There should probably be a couple of charges in the charger itself, so there is music for some good days. The specifications tell nothing about speaker units or other features, so unfortunately I can't write that.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Earbuds:</span></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Wireless range: 10 m.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Playback time: 4 hours</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Charging time: 1.5 hours</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Standby time: 150 hours</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Input: 5V 100mA</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Battery: 43mAh LiPo (Per earbud)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Connection: Bluetooth 5.0</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Charging Case:</span></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Input: 5V 300mA</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Output: 5V 150mA</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Charging time: 2.5 hours</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Battery: 300mAh LiPo</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Let's take a look at the headset.</strong></p> <p>The small earphones are located in its charging box. It is not very big, we are talking 6 x 4 x 3 cm. It's a perfect small pocket size.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1832.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The earphones have good contact with the battery in the charger box with a few small contacts. The holder is magnetic, so they snap into place when you put them in the holes. It is a clever solution and keep them in place without losing contact even during harsh treatment. Then you always have freshly charged earphones for music.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1833.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The earphones themselves are small and chubby. They are not specially shaped for the ear canals, as you see others are, but they are good anyway. And with a weight of only 14 grams per piece they do not wiggle much. You can run with them without losing them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1848.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When you plug in the charger, all 3 devices are charged. It is clearly shown by a red diode turning on on all 3 devices which then turns white and after a while turns off when it is fully charged. It's easy and convenient and easy to find out.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1836.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Here you can see the earphones recharge, one is fully charged, the other one is still missing a bit.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1846.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The small USB charging cable is more or less useless, unless you hang the charging box in your charger in the wall socket. Personally, I think it's just too small, but it's always something that it is there at all.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/DSC_1829.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>How are they in use.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I've been using the headset for a few days to get an idea of ​​how they play and are in use.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The connection:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is super easy to connect with this headset and you choose whether you want stereo or use each earbud separately as the right and left audio side respectively.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is an easy user guide and the headsets can be reset easily and quickly. You can only connect one device to the headset, so if you want to connect to another, you have to reset your earbuds and then pair them again.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The comfort:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are 3 different eartips included, ie the silicone nipples you put on so they are stuck in the ear canal. It is quite important that you choose the right size, otherwise you risk losing your earbuds. Besides that, it is like all other in-ear headphones, as the weight is only 14 grams, it matches very good ordinary headsets of this type. So, if you are used to them, you will not have any problems with these earbuds.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The sound:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sound in Mi True Wireless Earbuds is actually pretty good when you consider the price. They play pretty well throughout the sound spectrum, and there is actually an ok deep bass in them as well. It is super important again that the eartips fit tightly in the ear canal, it clearly gives the best sound, and means among other things that you get the deep tones in the music.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The microphone:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I have tested the microphone with calls and it is probably as you would expect from such a headset. It is also far placed from the mouth, so it will record everything that goes on around it. It also means that there is a rather aggressive noise reduction which distorts the voice and sound image in general. The microphone may be used in an emergency, but miracles should not be expected.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The controls:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The operation of the headset is super easy. There is a touch button on each earbud that you just press / touch. Note that there is assistant support, but only in Chinese. I tried, of course, and it started the assistant, but it wouldn't record from the microphone. So whether that is my setup or whether it really only works with Chinese, I should not be able to say.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/195/61iozWgwRVL-_AC_SL1000_.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="600" height="476" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my opinion on Mi True Wireless Earbuds.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I've tested many headsets over time, but these are my first earbuds though. And I'm actually pleasantly surprised, so it's a good start.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I'm used to wearing in-ear headsets when I'm out, so the type itself is not unfamiliar to me. However, it is a little strange that there is no cord, and it makes it undeniable that you are a little more careful not to lose them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The operation of these earbuds is super easy, you take them out and on, and then just listen to the music or audiobook. If you want to pause, you just press one of the devices and then pause the music. The same goes when a call comes, then you just press one of them to talk to people.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When you take your earbuds out of the charger, they turn on and when you put them back in the charger they turn off. You can also switch them off and on manually if you do not have the charger with you. However, it is so small that it can be in any pocket or bag or purse.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I am pleasantly surprised by the sound quality, which is amazingly good when we talk earbuds in this price range. There are good details, and a good depth in the sound. Of course, it requires you to choose the right size of the 3 eartips, so that the headset fits tight in the ear canal. Otherwise, the depth of the sound disappears.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The microphone is as it is, I do not want to write long dissertations on. It is there and it works pretty well, but that is it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The pricing:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can buy this headset for just under 200 DKK in Danish stores, which is quite a good price for a wireless headset.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">My overall assessment:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mi True Wireless Earbuds is a nice little headset with some nice little earbuds. It plays well, and has some excellent features. The battery time is good and the design is nice. The same goes for the charging box which is also small and discreet. All in all, I want to give this headset a nice gold star as everything fits together just fine.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/gold-stjerne.jpg" alt="Mi True Wireless Earbuds" width="350" height="350" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://www.mistore.dk/mobiltilbehor/horetelefoner/mi-true-wireless-earbuds-basic">https://www.mistore.dk/mobiltilbehor/horetelefoner/mi-true-wireless-earbuds-basic</a></p> Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered Mouse https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=204&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">Roccat constantly launches new products and constantly renews their existing product line. In this review we take a look at their latest model in the Kone series, their Kone AIMO Remastered, which has been updated in many areas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/roccat.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="180" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roccat is a well-known German manufacturer that has been around for many years. They are sponsors for many events and eSport tournaments as well as teams.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's see what's in the box.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The box is a nice little black box with nice prints on the outside. A lot of features and specifications are listed around the box and on the front, there is a nice picture of the product. You have no doubt what you buy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1746.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the box, you will find a user manual, in addition to the mouse itself. That is all.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1751.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the technical field, the mouse has got a new sensor, so the new version has the latest technology. Of course, this is the new Owl Eye sensor with a full 16000 dpi. In addition, the new model also has Omron contacts, which are world renowned for their durability.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The sensor:</span></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Optical Owl-Eye sensor from ROCCAT&reg; with 16000dpi</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">50G acceleration</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">250 ips maximum speed</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Museum Acceleration: no</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Angle snapping: on / off</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Adjustable lifting distance</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">In general:</span></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Omron&reg; contacts</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">1000Hz signal frequency</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">1ms reaction time</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">ARM Cortex-M0 50MHz</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">512kB built-in memory</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">1.8m braided USB cable</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Size:</span></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Height: 4.00 cm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Width: 8.50 cm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Length: 12.50 cm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Weight: 130 g</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Compatibility:</span></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">System Requirements: USB 2.0 Port, Internet connection for driver installation</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Operating system: Windows&reg; 10, Windows&reg; 7, Windows&reg; 8</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's take a look at the mouse.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The new version has a new surface which is more dirt repellent. Roccat Kone is generally a super great mouse with lots of options.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the top, we find a couple of DPI buttons that easily and conveniently switch up and down the selected DPI settings. There is also a scroll wheel with rubber on the outside so you don't miss a click or switch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1752.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the left side of the mouse, we find some good big buttons for the thumb, and there is an extra button below, so you have a whole 3 buttons here on the side.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1756.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the right side of the mouse we find nothing, note the mouse goes in and is flat here on the side for optimal grip.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1755.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the back of the mouse, we find a Roccat logo. Unfortunately, there is no light in the logo, but we see later that there is not missing light in the mouse despite that.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1753.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Under the mouse we find 5 large sliding pads, so the mouse flies across all surfaces without any problems. Of course, it is also down here that we find the sensor with 16000 dpi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1749.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The connector at the 1.8 m long cable is a nice little USB connector. It has printed what it belongs to, so you have no doubt when you pull the connectors out of the computer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1750.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The software Roccat SWARM.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roccat has created their own driver software which keeps all your Roccat products up to date. It's easy to use.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In Roccat Swarm, you can pin the settings you use most to the first page. Then it's always the ones you have first when you open Swarm, so you don't have to look for them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/Capture939.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remasterede" width="600" height="450" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can set all the technical things on the mouse and choose what different DPI settings to have and much more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/Capture940.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remasterede" width="600" height="450" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The buttons can be assigned a lot of functions, and you can also create macros and much more. There are virtually no restrictions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/Capture941.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remasterede" width="600" height="450" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are also some more advanced settings you can adjust if you need to. Everything is stored in the memory of the mouse, so you do not have to install the software every time you use the mouse on a new computer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/Capture942.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remasterede" width="600" height="450" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The light in the mouse can also be controlled, or you can let Roccat control it with their AIMO function. It adjusts the light on how you use the mouse and constantly ensures that there is life in your Roccat products. It is quite awesome.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/Capture943.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remasterede" width="600" height="450" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>How is the mouse in use?</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I've been using the mouse for a while, and actually use a Roccat Kain for everyday life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Daily use:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is no doubt that this mouse is good and I also enjoyed it when I used it everyday. All clicks respond as they should and the mouse is also super accurate. You can easily change DPI so you can edit images easily and you can switch up so you can quickly click around websites.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Gaming:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The mouse is definitely made for gaming, and here all the buttons come to meaning. You can customize all the buttons for your favourite function, and there are plenty of buttons to use. The mouse is super precise and you can adjust it to exactly what you need.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Ergonomics:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The mouse is quite large compared to other mice. It is great when you have big hands, but it is something to consider when buying a new mouse. However, it is good that Roccat has a large selection of mice, so one can always find a Roccat mouse that suits your personal needs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In terms of weight, I found that the mouse is just on the heavy side for me. You should also take this into account if you move the mouse around a lot and if you lift it a lot from the surface to correct the position. I'm not saying it's bad, but you have to take that into consideration when buying the mouse.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The new surface of the mouse, along with its rather high weight and size, caused me to have some trouble with the grip of the mouse. I probably had better grips with rubber or soft touch surface.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The quality:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roccat makes products of the highest quality, which is certainly noticeable on this mouse. All mouse buttons click firmly and precisely, and there is nothing that rattles or sounds loose in the mouse. In general, it just seems great.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The light:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The light in the mouse can be controlled as needed and given a lot of different effects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1776.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is fluid and the colors blend beautifully together when you look at the mouse. There is no need for more light in the mouse, therefore there is probably no light in the logo too, as it would have been too much. The strength is also very comfortable and you can adjust it so that the light is clear even in daylight.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/204/DSC_1778.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my opinion on the Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roccat is always at the front when it comes to renewing their products. They are constantly developing new things and improving their existing product line.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I also feel that is what they have done here, where they have improved the product both inside and outside.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered has received new tech inside in the form of new contacts from Omron, which are world-renowned for their quality and durability, and then the mouse has also received the new 16000 dpi Owl-Eye sensor, which makes the mouse super precise no matter what resolution you play or work in.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the outside, the mouse has got a new coating, which is extra dirt-limiting and durable. It is also good to hold, though maybe a little slippery compared to rubber or the well known soft touch surface.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pricing:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered costs just under 600 DKK. It's a good price for a&nbsp; great gaming mouse with the features and specifications this one has.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The final assessment.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When comparing Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered with other mice of the same price range and quality. Then there is no doubt that you get a great mouse for the price. I mention some things to be aware of and as long as you are aware of it, I would defend giving this mouse a GOLD rating.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://en.roccat.org/Mice/Kone-AIMO-Remastered" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://en.roccat.org/Mice/Kone-AIMO-Remastered</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/gold-stjerne.jpg" alt="Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered" width="350" height="350" /></p> Amazfit Stratos 3 Fitness Watch https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=196&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">Amazifit, a company under the Xiaomi umbrella. They make smart watches and sports trackers of the highest quality and packed with features. In this review, we will take a look at the new Amazifit Stratos 3</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/amazifit.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="314" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Packing and accessories.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You receive a nice small box with realistic illustrations and technical information printed on the outside.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="zoom" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1653.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When you open the box for the first time, you are met by the neat watch directly. It is nicely presented in the box, so you want to start using it right away.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1654.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the box itself we find a magnetic charging dock, a user manual and a warranty description. It's not a lot of accessories, but it is what you need.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1655.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The watch has a diameter of just under 5 centiates, which makes it a men's watch. It is relatively large, but there can also be a lot of information on the screen at the same time (I show in the test section) Besides that, the box is made of plastic and the frame in steel. The glass is made of glass for best protection against scratches. The watch can withstand up to 50 meters in water and the battery can last up to 14 days on a charge. (Ultra save mode) Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity is possible, and the watch has a lot of ​​built-in sensors. All very promising.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Case Diameter: 48.6 mm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Case Thickness: 13.4 mm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Weight (without strap): Approx. 40.4 g</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Body Material: 316L stainless steel and zirconia ceramic bezel, reinforced plastic bottom case, 316L stainless steel button and U-shaped frame</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Strap Material: SiliconeStrap Length120 mm (long), 75 mm (short)Strap Width22 mm</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Waterproof Rating: 5 ATM (up to 50 meters water depth)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Display: 1.34" full round MIP Transflective TFT Resolution 320 x 320</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Touch Screen: Corning Gorilla 3 generation tempered glass + anti-fingerprint coating</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Sensors: <br />BioTracker&trade; PPG Bio-Tracking optical sensor<br />6-axis acceleration sensor<br />3-axis geomagnetic sensor<br />Air pressure sensor</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Connectivity:&nbsp;<br />Bluetooth 4.2 + BLE 5.0<br />WiFi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Multiple Positioning: Four Satellites Three Modes (GPS + GLONASS / GPS + Galileo / GPS + BEIDOU)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Battery: 300mAh lithium-ion polymer battery (typical value)</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Charging Time: About 2.5 hours</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Charging Method: USB Magnetic charging stand / 4-pins POGO pin</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Battery LifeSmart mode: 7 days<br />Factory default settings and heart rate always on. <br />Per day: Receive 150 messages, lift the wrist to see the time 30 times, 30 minutes of outdoor sports, 5 minutes of other operations.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Ultra endurance mode: 14 days<br />Factory default settings and heart rate always on. <br />Per day: Receive 150 messages, lift the wrist to see the time 30 times, 30 minutes of outdoor sports, 5 minutes of other operations.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">GPS continuous working time:<br />Accurate Mode:35 hours (Access Heart Rate monitor, touch function, access notifications, always-on &amp; low consumption LCD, raise wrist to update data 10 times per hour, GPS records once per second)<br />Balanced Mode:45 hours (Access Heart Rate monitor, touch function, access notifications, always-on &amp; low consumption LCD, raise wrist to update data 10 times per hour, GPS records once every 5 seconds)<br />Power Saving Mode:70 hours (Turnoff heart rate monitor and touch function, turnoff notifications, always-on &amp; low consumption LCD, raise wrist to update data 10 times per hour, GPS records once every minute)<br />Note: The GPS can be adjusted in 3 sports modes: Trail Running, Outdoor Walking and Climbing, other sports modes can only use the Accurate GPS mode.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Operating: SystemAmazfit</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">OS Supported Devices: Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Accessories: Magnetic charging stand, user manual Application</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>A closer oook at the watch.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The watch is a neat classic sports watch with buttons on the side. It has a nice design, without being overly flashy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1656.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The steel frame fits well with the rest, and the belt is good and strong, so you are sure it holds. The box has got a carbon look, which I don't quite understand, but that's probably because it should look a little more raw and durable than if it were just plain plastic.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1657.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the side of the watch we find 4 buttons. They are nicely designed to easily navigate the menus, and on the frame there is clearly written what the buttons are used for. So you do not have to guess even the first time you grab the watch. It's easy and straightforward.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1658.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the back of the watch we find the various sensors, and the charge / data connection. The watch is very flat on the underside compared to my older Garmin, which can easily make a rather deep hole in the wrist where the sensors are located. It provides good comfort. Note that the straps can easily be changed as the locks are easy to access from the outside.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1659.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Amzifit app.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Amazifit app is somewhat different from the Garmin Connect which most people know, but it certainly does not make it any worse. You just have to get to know it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The app, of course, allows for full tracking of how things are going on the given day, and of course there is also full history of all the data collected.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You have a lot of extra options in the app, which depends on which watch you have. But in the context of Stratos 3, you can control everything. It is possible to set alarms, goals for training and weight loss and much more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/Screenshot_20200416_073830_com-huami-watch-hmwatchmanager.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="300" height="600" />&nbsp;<img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/Screenshot_20200416_073837_com-huami-watch-hmwatchmanager.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="300" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The setup itself is easy and straightforward and I like that you can control your watch completely from the app. That way, it is only if you want to start a workout, or control your music, that you need the screen or the buttons.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can also install widgets on the watch so you can use the watch for much more than just sports tracking. It's pretty usefull.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/Screenshot_20200416_073844_com-huami-watch-hmwatchmanager.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="300" height="600" />&nbsp;<img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/Screenshot_20200416_074013_com-huami-watch-hmwatchmanager.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="300" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>How isthe watch in use.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Normally I use a Garmin Vivosmart HR +, which is a small discreet sports watch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The comfort:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Amazifit Stratos 3 is great to wear. You pretty much don't notice that you're wearing it, and it's not that high, so you don't hit it with everything when you walkaround. The size also makes it quite comfortable to wear and the strap also makes the watch feel comfortable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The tracking:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One can share a full tracking report that I have shown here. The clock tracks just about everything you could want once you have activated an activity. There is full GPS support so you can clearly see where the trip has gone and much more. What you don't get with Amazifit is all its data on a website. So all is done using the app. So if you change brand or something, you may not have all of your data on the web, but you must have the app installed. It's a bit of a shame, and definitely something I would miss.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/full_report.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="1351" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Battery life:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is no doubt that the watch has a good battery time. You can have up to 14 days running on a single charge if you enable ultra save mode. It's really impressive, and if you don't need full tracking and GPS, this is an option. Compared to my Garmin watch, this watch is super easy to recharge as the dock is magnetic and snaps into place. The magnet is powerful enough, so that you can put the watch for charging in a socket, hanging in the dock itself, which is great. Then you do not have to find a flat surface for the watch while it is charging.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/DSC_1661.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Operation:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The clock is operated using the buttons on the side or the touch screen. However, there are up / down buttons so you can almost operate the watch without having to touch the screen. There are a few screens where you have to make a choice on the screen itself, but that's also fine. The operation is super easy and straight forward.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The music player.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the cool things about this watch is that you do not have to bring your phone with you on the run when you exercise and want to hear music. The watch has 2 gigabytes of memory, which is enough for about 400 MP3 tracks. So there's enough music for a long run. The watch can pair with your bluetooth headset directly, so you can safely leave your phone at home when you're out doing sports.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/IMG_20200416_085119.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The screen:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">So far, the watch has the opportunity for these different faces. It looks super fancy in the picture, but it gets really small when it's all on the small screen. You have to get used to it. Personally, I think the different faces are pretty dark, and I miss some faces that look like a handsome gentleman watch, and which may have a light back with dark dials. Most faces are very technical, but that may not always be an advantage. Sometimes discretion and elegance is important.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/Screenshot_20200416_073910_com-huami-watch-hmwatchmanager.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="600" height="1200" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The light in the screen is probably one of the biggest criticisms of this watch. In general, the screen is a bit dim in it when the backlight is not turned on. It is often a bit difficult to see what time it is, which means you turn on the light. When you turn on the light, the screen gets a dull blue color that is everywhere. In general, an OLED screen would have been preferable to a gadget like this one. The screen is the most important thing about this gadget, it's the one you need for everything, and it's the one you depend on for a watch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/IMG_20200416_082241.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="300" height="600" />&nbsp;<img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/196/IMG_20200416_082233.jpg" alt="Amazifit Stratos 3" width="300" height="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What is my opinion of Amazifit Stratos 3.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I have used the watch daily during my test period, and have actually been very happy with it. It should be no secret that I am not a sports fanatic by any means, but I think it is good and motivating that I can see how much I have moved the different days.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is no doubt that Amazifit Stratos 3 is a potent sports tracker, and it also measures everything with convincing precision. This applies to both body measurements and movements using GPS. There are plenty of training options and you can put all your personal data into the watch right down to the waistline and much more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The watch is quite elegant in appearance, and can easily be used both for the meeting, the party and when you are out playing sports. However, I personally lack some nice faces for the watch, without all the technical details. It would be great to have, for example, going to a wedding or another nice event, so that the watch could look more like a classic watch than one I use when traveling in space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Then there's the display itself, which I think is the watch's biggest flaw. The screen itself is quite dark, and can be quite difficult to read without light. The dark faces don't make it any easier either. When the light is turned on, the face becomes completely blue by the light and all the colors are distorted. It's a shame, since everything else is great and good.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The pricing:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The watch costs just under 2000 DKK in the Danish stores, which is a fairly high price. If you compare with other brands and watches, then you can get a lot of watches in this price range, or lower, so the competition is big.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>My final assessment.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When I compare with other watches, with the same features, and in the same or cheaper price range. Then I land on a nice SILVER rating. There is no doubt that you get a nice watch, but personally I think the light in the watch is annoying and that the display is generally too poor. I was expecting a razor-sharp and colorful display at that price.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://en.amazfit.com/stratos-3.html">https://en.amazfit.com/stratos-3.html</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/silver-stjerne.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="350" /></p> SilverStone AB120i-ARGB Fan Kit https://monberg.dk/getpost.php?post=201&l=1 <p style="text-align: justify;">SilverStone is making a lot of ​​accessories and casings, and in this review we are going to take a look at an ARGB fan kit from them. It's a package of 3 x 120 mm fans, and their own little controller.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/Logos/silverstone.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="130" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field with an elite team of engineers. They provide the highest level of standards in the design and manufacture of casings, power supplies and accessories.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>What's in the box?</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The box itself is nicely printed with nice pictures and features as well as technical specifications on the outside.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1804.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inside the box we find a box with accessories, 3 boxes with fans and of course a user manual.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1805.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the box of accessories we find 3 bags of fan screws, and the little controller you can use to control light in the fans.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1806.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The technical specifications.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As you can see, the fan moves about 37.5 cubic feet per hour, which equals about 63 cubic metres. It's not crazy, but if you have 3 of them, airflow should be no problem. They run at a maximum of 1200 RPM and noise at 24 dBA, which is not too much either. These fans are built for airflow, not static pressure.</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Model No. SST-AB120I-ARGB-3PK</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Color Black frame, translucent fan blades</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Bearing Hydro Bearing</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Connectors 3 Pin fan &amp; 4-1 Pin ARGB</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Rated Voltage 12V DC</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Start Voltage 5V DC</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Rated Current 0.52A</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Rated Power 6W</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Speed 1200 rpm &plusmn; 10 %</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Airflow 37.5 CFM</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Static Pressure 1.15 mmH2O</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Noise Level 24 dBA</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Life Time 40,000 hours</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Dimension 120mm (L) x 120mm (W) x 25mm (H)</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Let's take a look at the product:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fans have a black frame and matt white wings. They allow the light to spread visibly in the wings, compared to if they were completely transparent. It gets nice to see them with light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1813.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the corners there is rubber pads, so that the fans are vibration dampened. It is also a nice feature to reduce the risk of vibration in the casing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1814.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The connectors for the light are standard ARGB connectors, so you can choose whether you want to run with your own controller, directly on the motherboard, or use the small controller that comes with the kit. There are both male and female plugs on each fan, so you can run them in daisy chain. It's super cool.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1816.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The power connector is a standard DC connector, so these fans do not run PWM.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1817.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The controller itself has a small button on the top and 4 connectors, 2 on each side.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1811.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the end of the controller it is possible to connect the casing reset switch so that you can use it to control the controller. It is pretty great, and frankly, how many actually use their reset button anymore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1810.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The controller is supplied with a SATA power connector, and of course there is also an ARGB connector, so you can control it all from the motherboard, or another controller. This way you can connect the fans in the controller and control them via an external controller.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="zoom" src="/pics/2020/201/DSC_1808.jpg" alt="SilverStone AirBlazer 120i Lite Fan kit" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>How are they used then?</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The noise:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the highest speed, and with all 3 fans at maximum speed, I could barely hear them. I have definantly heard fans making a lot more noise. It is probably thanks to the fairly slow speed, which makes the noise that does not sound exhausting. Once these fans are in a casing and are temperature controlled, then you'll no longer hear them, but in return you can enjoy the awesome light in them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The airflow:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These fans do not move a lot air compared to many other fans, but they also do not run as fast. So it's totally as expected. On the other hand, you can put 3 in the front of your casing and get a nice front with RGB light, and at the same time get a good airflow through the casing, so that all the hardware is kept cool.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The light:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I made a little video with the different light settings in the built-in controller. It actually covers most needs and each port can take up to 48 LEDs, so there good posibilities for expansion and making a complete RGB setup with this small controller.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YPeiEFD69ns" width="600" height="336" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>So what is my opinion on this kit?</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I think you get great oportunities for RGB light in your computer with this kit. Not only that, you also get some really cool fans, which give a good quiet airflow.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fans can be put into a daisy chain, or you can connect an LED strip to the fan, allowing for a full chain of RGB lights throughout the casing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The small discrete controller can be placed in a discreet place, it is small enough to be placed on the back plate behind the motherboard, and from there you can wire your RGB light. It can be controlled remotely with the reset button, or the controller on the motherboard, so you don't have to open the casing to change color no matter which solution you choose to use.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The pricing:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The kit costs around 45 EUR and I have not been able to find it in Danish stores. However, it should be the same price in Denmark, which is converted to around DKK 350. That I have to say is a nice price for 3 ARGB fans and a controller in an overall great kit.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The final assessment.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Virtually everyone wants ARGB in their setup nowadays, and with this kit you have a really good and affordable opportunity to get started. You get a controller and 3 fans, and good opportunities to expand along the way. All in all, at a nice starting price, meaning this kit should have a nice GOLD rating. There is a really good correlation between price, quality and possibilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read more about the product here:<br /><a href="https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=879&amp;area=en">https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=879&amp;area=en</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/pics/General/gold-stjerne.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="350" /></p>