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Computex 2010 Coverage



The coolest products TACENS makes (no pun intended), may be its fans. TACENS was showing off two fans at Computex, Spiro and the not-yet-released Ventus II. The Spiro is a 120mm fan that features seven airplane-wing designed blades that reduce air resistance and thus provide unprecedented silent operation. It features the exclusive Fluxus PRO II bearings, professional anti-vibration screws, and Noise-RPM reduction cable. Spinning between 1000-1500 RPM, it pushes 43 - 70 CFM at a mere 8 dBA - 14 dbA. There's also an ICE model, which contains four white LEDs.









The Ventus II is a thing of beauty. It contains fifteen overlapping fan blades that each contains three grooves to improve aerodynamics and reduce air resistance. Product specs should be available some time next week, but I was told that the Ventus II features a proprietary bearing that has an outstanding lifetime (over 200,000 hours), and ultra low friction and noise. The bearing is a minor update to the Flexus PRO II, having the same structural design, but with better oil, which is what contributes to the longer lifetime and stability.



TACENS also has a few accessories in its repertoire. The Vectrix 2.5 Lux is a USB2.0 2.5" external hard drive enclosure. It supports a 2.5" hard drive up to 2TB, is made of black aluminum for improved heat dissipation, and is wrapped in a black rubber frame for shock and vibration absorption. It also features One Touch Backup (OTB) functionality, and comes in a stylish PVC/leather cover with the USB cable acting as the clip, which means you'll never have to worry about losing a USB cable like you have to with other enclosures.



The Portum Liber is a dual-SATA docking station that allows you to directly connect any two SATA devices to your PC through its USB2.0 interface. Connect two SATA 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives at the same time for multiple backups, data transfers between your computer and both hard drives, or hard drive cloning. It also supports optical SATA devices, so you can easily connect external DVD/Blu-ray readers and writers. The Portum Liber features activity LEDs for each individual drive, an on/off button, and OTB.



The last product from TACENS I was shown was the Sagitta II Lux case, which features the Sagitta II Panel. The case itself features nine external tool-less 5.25" drive bays (although two are taken up by the Sagitta II Panel), and three internal 3.5" drives with the included anti-vibration adapters. The case features seven PCI slots, top I/O ports containing two USB2.0, one eSATA, and headphones and microphone jacks, and comes with one 120mm TACENS Aura Pro Ice fan in the rear, with the option of adding one 120mm fan in the front and two 120mm fans on the side transparent window. The case also features a full black chassis, both external and internal. There's also the non-Lux version, which swaps out the side-panel window for a side panel containing a giant 40cm fan that pushes 250CFM




The real star of the show, however, is the Sagitta II Panel, an innovative multi-function touch-panel. The high-definition round touch LCD can be operated using your finger or the included stylus, which is stored within the panel (that little nub in the bottom-right corner). There's touch switch on/off and reset functions, four sets of fan monitoring and speed control, and four sets of temperature monitoring and alarm system. The fan monitoring/speed control and temperature monitoring/alarm system can be maintained automatically or controlled manually. The alarm protection for computer fans and temperatures is fully programmable.

  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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