Monday, April 30, 2012

Thermaltake Armor Revo Chassis Review On FunkyKit

"Thermaltake Armor Revo impresses throughout! The fans and controller are excellent, you can choose between lots of airflow for very little noise and tons of airflow and still not very much noise. I love the LEDs and LED on/off button as well. The HDD/SSD dock up top is fantastic, I love them. I doubt I'll ever use a case without one again."

Bobnova - FunkyKit

Thermaltake Armor Revo chassis review by FunkyKit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, April 27, 2012

NikkTech Review Lian Li's PC-V353 SFF Chassis

"Excellent quality, feature-rich PC Cases unlike any other in the market has always been the main reason as to why Lian-Li has been held in high esteem over the past decade from enthusiasts around the world. However when one decides to get the best there is (applies for pretty much everything in life) that automatically translates to extra cost and the current price tag of USD170 inside the USA and 159.90Euros inside the EU (Caseking) for the PC-V353A is pretty much proof of that. Of course there are many HTPC cases in the market that cost two, three and even four times more but there are also many cheaper ones. Bottom line if you want an all-aluminum HTPC enclosure with plenty of features and great airflow and you're also willing to pay the extra price premium then you just can't go wrong with the Lian-Li PC-V353A which is why it gets our Platinum award."


Lian Li PC-V353 HTPC chassis review by NikkTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thermaltake LM200 HTPC Chassis Review By XtremeComputing

"The Luxa2 LM200 is a lovely case in all meanings of the word. It looks great with its silver and black front with its LCD display and wouldn’t look out of place in any living room. It was nice and simple to work with thanks to the removable drive shelf and for a micro ATX case it is quite spacious, no doubt some people will think it is too big, or at least too high. It oozes quality but as they say quality comes at a price and the Luxa2 LM200 is no different."

Mac - XtremeComputing

Thermaltake Luxa2 LM200 HTPC chassis review by XtremeComputing - Introduction & Conclusion.

Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler Review By LegitReviews

"My first run in with a Prolimatech product yielded wonderful results. I knew they already impressed tons of enthusiasts with their Megahalem and Super Mega coolers, so I was hoping for positive results on the Panther. I was happy with how easy the Prolimatech Panther was to install and shocked that it was able to beat the Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler...... The price to performance ratio is outstanding"


Prolimatech Panther CPU cooler review by LegitReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

HardwareSecrets Review Noctua's New NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler

"With both fans installed, it is 3.7” (93 mm) high, but if you need to install it in a really small case, you can remove its 120 mm fan, making it only 2.6” (66 mm) tall. It also presents the high-quality construction we are accustomed to seeing in Noctua products.

If you are looking for a good, quiet cooler for use in an HTPC (Home Theater PC) or small form factor (SFF) computer, the Noctua NH-L12 is an excellent choice, thus receiving the Hardware Secrets Silver Award."

Rafael Otto Coelho - HardwareSecrets

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU cooler review by HardwareSecrets - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

TechPowerUp Review Thermaltake's Luxa2 LM100 Mini HTPC Chassis

"The Luxa2 LM100 Mini follows the high standards set forth by most quality HTPC enclosures. Thick aluminum, an elegant but modern design and the implementation of a VFD with an MCE compatible remote. Those are features you will find on most such enclosures above the 200 € or 300 US Dollar range. The LM100 Mini scores with its compact design and good, but simple implementation. It is by far one of the most elegant ITX solutions out there to date, while not costing more than larger full size ATX, VFD equipped HTPC cases on the market. This gives the user the possibility to use components with a low power consumption like the ION platform and build a fully functionial HTPC, capable of playing 1080p content as well as BluRay disks without raising your electricity bill noticeably."

Darksaber - TechPowerUp

Thermaltake's Luxa2 LM100 Mini HTPC chassis review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

MsViolence Gunnar Optiks Booth Tour & Interviews From PAX East 12

Take a tour of Gunnar's booth from PAX East 2012 with the ever popular MrsViolence, check out some incoming styles and get a feel for one of the State's biggest gaming shows:

Interested in digital eyewear? Check out Mittoni's extensive range of Gunnar Optiks styles. Perhaps you'd like to know more about MsViolence???? Check out her YouTube channel.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Swiftech H20-320 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review On Bjorn3D

"The Swiftech H20-320 Edge HD is everything it should be and a much easier to install unit than having separate components and trying to find where to mount them. Anyone who has ever installed a custom LCS knows that mounting reservoirs and pumps and all of the other ancillary components can be a real pain, and that is just one of the many things that makes users who are new to watercooling so apprehensive to try it. We have all seen the boutique level cases displayed that have all of the components perfectly positioned and every wire uni-sleeved to perfection, and while we know the H20-320 Edge HD kit won't quite get us to that level it definitely adds some cool factor to the equation with a lot less work. The integration of pump, reservoir and radiator into one device makes it so much easier to install. The HD block can now be used as a splitter as well so that each liquid cooled component can get much more equal temperature liquid; this means that we will never have to prioritize hardware and choose which parts are on the tail end of the loop and receiving the warmest water, as they all will get similar water from their own separate outlet of the HD block."

Scott Sherman - Bjorn3D

Swiftech H20-320 Edge HD liquid cooling kit review by Bjorn3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Shifting Sands & Spending Your 2012 Marketing Dollars On PowerRetail

"With almost every update to Google’s search algorithms, agile advertising and marketing firms rapidly adapt in order to stay relevant. Demonstrating this effect, a February report from the Society of Digital Agencies highlights the changes that have become a priority for businesses this year.

According to the study, which surveyed both B2B and B2C companies, their marketing strategy and budgets, digital marketers worldwide are investing more of their budget online in 2012."

Campbell Phillips - PowerRetail

Interested in marketing trends? Of course you are! Read the full article from Power Retail.

Wondering what marketing materials might be available from Mittoni to suit your brick and mortar shop or your online store? You just need to **ASK YOUR ACCOUNT MANAGER** They're there to assist every aspect of your interactions with Mittoni, from a simple power adapter sale right through to kitting your awesome new shop out with posters, banners and that all important bling!

Gifts Pureplayer Advises On Finding The Right E-Comm Platform - Learning From Other Markets

"All online retailers – unless they have massive wallets – should use open-source CMS as it is so easily understood and built upon should your existing developer leave. It’s well worth comparing the different systems to see what they include, too. If it’s scalable, you’re on the right track."

Elizabeth Ball - CEO of It’s In the Stars for PowerRetail

Whilst It’s In the Stars's customer base is again very different to the "average IT business" (if there even is such a thing!), here again we can learn from the successes of others, in a market far, far away from the galaxy of IT we know so well (or THINK we do!). Elizabeth offers a number of key pointers in finding and developing your e-comm solution. She comments:

"From my very expensive experience, I’ve come to view platforms a little bit like cars. A proprietary software like Verve is a bit like a Ferrari, while open-source CMS like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are like Toyotas. There aren’t many Ferraris and there are even less specialist mechanics for them, so you pay accordingly. On the other hand, plenty of people can service Toyotas."

Every IT store can learn from Elizabeth's "expensive experiences" in setting up her successful pureplay online business, take a moment or two to overview her comments.

Mittoni is well known for our support of Australian online stores. We offer an excellent comma seperated pricelist (CSV) giving you all the information you need to actively sell our gear to your netizens. An image library is also available for your use, you'll find 90x90pix thumbnails and 600x600pix full sized images for *every single Mittoni product* inside - and both files are available at the click of a mouse button once you log into our website. Have you clicked those buttons yet?????

Would you like to know more? Check out the full article on PowerRetail and best yet - **TALK TO YOUR ACCOUNT MANAGER TODAY** I mean seriously - Do it!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review On RBmods

"The NH-L12 manages to keep quite close to the heavier and more efficient NH-U12P. The difference between them in idle temperatures is almost neglible while the room temperature in the testing environment was around 25c. In the ultimate stress test the difference is about 4 degrees which is still quite a good performance this low profile cooler."

Ville Ilonen - RBmods

Gosh..... That's totally kickass!

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU cooler review by RBmods - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How Fashion Retailer Sussan Stands Out From The Crowd - Learning From Other Markets

“Every decision we made around design and functionality was made keeping our customer in mind,” says Sherburn. “We think that one of the key differentiators of our site is that it is specifically tailored to our customer and her lifestyle.”

Elizabeth Sherburn - Sussan Digital Manager

Whilst Sussan's customer base is very different to the "average IT business" (if there even is such a thing!), it is in their successes in digital marketing and driving sales into stores which I believe *ALL* IT resellers can learn from. It's less about spec, more about lifestyle and image. More about how a product is used in the 'real world'. From getting the right infrastructure to the right product images, this article contains some absolute gems for anyone involved with selling online and instore.

Considering Sussan's customer base is also largely female - every IT store can learn from their experiences in targeting and mining sales from female customers - often IT stores are seeminly solely focussed on male customers in their product information and digital marketing - do you really think the only people interested in high performance technology products are teenage male gamers???????

Read the full article from Power Retail.

G.Skill DDR3-2133 8GB [ARES] F3-2133C9D-8GAB Memory Kit Review On Tbreak

"Bottom line: if you’re looking for high performance memory with a low profile, enough for your gigantic heatsink to sit with ease, look no further than the G.Skill ARES."

Taimoor Hafeez - Tbreak

Nuff said really..... Read the full review on Tbreak. You'll find the reviewed kit available on our website - F3-2133C9D-8GAB.

Windows Take On Project Glass

A Windows take on the Project Glass video from last week..... Funny stuff!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Google wants your input on Project Glass.....

"A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do."

It's an interesting springboard; take a look at the video to get an idea as to what's proposed:

Like the idea? Get involved. If digital lifestyle is your thing, Mittoni currently offers the excellent range of Gunnar Optiks digital eyewear - so whilst thinking of the future, be sure to upgrade your l33tness with some pimpin Gunnars today! Can we kick it???? YES WE CAN!

Awesome Thermaltake Level 10 GT "Call Of Duty" Case Mod

"case mod created by Brian Carter, merging the loves of his life into one harmony – the Level 10 GT COD version that is making it first appearance in Asia. The mod has turn the original Thermaltake Level 10 GT handle into a rocket launcher, 5.25 driver bays into a six barrels machine gun (can automatically rotate once the power is attached), and 5 hotswap bays into 5 extend magazines, fully express the spirit of Level 10 GT of imagination without boundaries. Brain Carter did not only thought about the exaggerated appearance but he has also keep all original functionality of level 10 GT, which provides FPS gamers an absolute war zone feel inside and outside of the game."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D

You can read all out this incredible chassis modification on Guru3D. Mittoni offers a heck of a lot of Thermaltake Level 10 chassis options, so ensure you're offering these wicked cases to your customers - they may just turn around and surprise you with another great mod.....

So, you don't believe that the minigun rotates? Check the video!

Perhaps a future upgrade could see this chassis ejecting spent caffeine cans out the side like shell casings?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New videos posted to our Facebook page!

Take a moment out of your workday to check out our new video 'ads' for immersive gaming technologies on our Facebook page. Thanks in advance for liking us too!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Open The Diskette Drive Bay Hal.....

This was such a cool video, I had to share it!

"Thats one small step for a Macbook".... 10 seconds of video well worth a look!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Fan Review On TweakTown

"I know you can find plenty of $5 or $10 fans on the market and yes they may even be a better fit for the theme of your case, but you are going to be hard pressed to get a fan that delivers what Noctua is offering in that price range, or in most others for that matter. I know it is a tough pill to swallow for some with the choice of colors Noctua uses and the fact that the NF-F12 PWM fans do require near $20 to obtain one of them. Even with that in mind, I say that everyone should own at least one Noctua fan in their lifetime and get a personal sense of what they offer you.

With the release of the NF-F12 PWM fans from Noctua, I will be recommending these to everyone who asks me about a new fan and has silence in mind with the desire for top tier performance. They are that good."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown

Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm fan review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Logitech G930 Wireless Headset Review On Tbreak

"The Logitech G930 offers an incredible range of features unmatched by any headset I have used so far, and the sound quality is right there with the best. Purely speaking of wireless headsets, of which there are quite few, the G930 stands at the top. If you are out looking for a durable, feature-rich wireless gaming headset, the G930 must be on your watch list."

Mufaddal Fakhruddin - Tbreak

Logitech G930 Wireless Headset review by Tbreak - full article.