Cooler Master pushing the boundaries with a unique spin on the typical ATX case which literally turns everyday design convention on its head. Dubbed the HAF-XM a LAN Box. At a a price of just $99, the HAF XB aims to incorporate all of the features normally found on Cooler Master’s enthusiast-oriented HAF lineup into a slightly more compact 13” high form that can be tucked into nearly any corner of a desk. Other manufacturers have tried this type of design and most have failed but the XB may just be a winner.
The rear area of most cases doesn’t typically hold anything of interest but this time around we have to remember that Cooler Master is doing things a bit differently with the XB. It uses a stacked layout that would feel right at home on a Mountain Mods chassis. With a pair of 80mm fan mounts (these were used in order to ensure space could be given to the I/O brackets) and a bottom mounted power supply, it seems the design team was certainly thinking outside of the typical “box”.
Naturally, there have been some sacrifices here. Due to internal space constraints, the power supply’s mounting bracket protrudes from the rear, causing an unsightly blemish on an otherwise clean design. In addition, only a single 120mm fan mount is located here which could limit airflow if the 80mm mounts aren’t populated. Photo's courtesy of hardware cunucks as Cooler Master has not send out a press-release yet.
Cooler Master Notepal A200 Laptop Cooling Pad - 11/10/2012 09:37 AM
Cooler Master, the Notepal A200. This USB-powered cooler supports for all notebooks up to 16-inch in size and comes with two USB 2.0 ports, a mini USB port, a fan speed controller and two 140mm fans that operate at 700 to 1200 RPM. Pricing info is still unknown at the moment.
Cooler Master releases the Cube and the Clutch - 10/29/2012 07:35 AM
Cooler Master introduces two new Apple-oriented products; the Cube and the Clutch. Cooler Master, an award winning designer and manufacturer of thermal and protective solutions for computers and mobile devices today announces two brand new additions to its line of versatile Mac accessories, the CUBE and CLUTCH.
Cooler Master Launches the Seidon 120M CPU Liquid Cooler - 10/23/2012 11:07 AM
We shown the Seidon 120M CPU Liquid Cooler from Cooler Master a couple of times already, but right now they are sending around the press releases stating that they have launched the product. Cooler Master returns to the liquid cooling market.
Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire TK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 10/17/2012 05:38 AM
Cooler Master launches its CM Storm line. The QuickFire TK is a compact, steel-reinforced, fully backlit mechanical gaming Keyboard. While as compact and lightweight as the QuickFire Rapid, it features a complete NumPad block. So you have more deskspace for your mouse and can switch between Game mode and Numpad mode - no compromise.
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