Sights & Sounds of Computex 2012

Other Really Interesting Wares...

Casings and PSU

In Win was showing off this daring prototype casing at their booth. It's certainly looking robotic in nature.

Meet Be Quiet's Dark Power Pro, an 80 PLUS Platinum certified PSU with an excellent industrial design to boot. Seen here is the 850W edition.

Another view of it from the opposite end, showing off its all-modular design.


Interesting Graphics Cards

All passive heatsink based graphics cards often bring out the most interesting designs and the Sapphire HD 7770 Ultimate 1GB graphics card is no different with a giant radiator array of cooling fins and heat-pipes to quickly disperse heat from the GPU core clocked at 1000MHz.

All that glitters is gold? ECS certainly thinks so. After the gold-plated Z77H2-AX, this is the ECS GeForce GTX 680 Black Series. The gold-plated custom cooler cover acts as a radiator, dissipating heat into the environment.

One of the many customized GeForce GTX 680 cards on the show floor was Galaxy's GeForce GTX 680 GV version. The card comes with a dual-fan custom cooler, higher clock speeds and a whopping 4GB framebuffer.


Of Speakers...

Gavio's Metallion Sgull - galvanized aluminum stereo headphones.

 If you need a conversational piece that's small, affordable and something anyone would go wow, you got to check out ATake's dancing water speakers. Simple and compact, it's well executed. Works with a PC or functions as a stand-alone with other inputs via 3.5mm audio jack, the speakers have an output of 6 watts and run on USB power.

On the other end of the scale, we saw these luxury boutique speakers at the show. These Alljack speakers are truly exquisite masterpieces of workmanship.


And Attention Grabbing Booths

ASUS had this amusing display mimicking a chess board showing off superior power components facing off traditional old-school MOSFETs, chokes, inductors and capacitors.

Aiptek didn't really have a lot of new or breakthrough products for show, but what they did manage is a very creative and cozy booth partitioned into 3 themes to showcase their products - casino, lounge and cafe.

SonicGear and PowerLogic’s Armageddon Casing Gear Booth

GPS speciality brand Papago! had this interesting setup that attracted attention.

A demo of a transparent display out of vending machine.

Iron Man - powered by power banks to keep him going!

Not sure what environmentalists or animal welfare activists will make of this, but Strontium's booth had a tank with two sharks in it.

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