Zalman shows off its array of cooling products at Computex

Computex 2019 – A little bit of personal history… between 2002-2012 I worked at a small computer store in Adelaide, South Australia (#straya represent) where I used to sell a boat-load of Zalman coolers and at the time their awesome 7.1-channel gaming headset. But between then and now, the company hasn’t been as well noticed but that doesn’t mean they don’t have awesome products for people to take notice of. Fast forward to this year they reached out and wanted us to check them out at Computex 2019, so off I went and I wasn’t disappointed. Let’s start with the impressive CNPS20X which is the world’s first four-dimensional corrugated cooling fin design CPU cooler. We’re looking at some of the best air cooling on the market with its 140mm Spider fan rocking RGB lighting that syncs up to your motherboard for some great RGB lighting in your rig. There’s an auto gear wrench method for super-easy installation, too. It weighs 1.3kg which is heavy, but this is for serious cooling, folks. Another impressive thing on display was a cooling pad (of which used to be very popular 10+ years ago when I worked retail) that is super imp...

Even if it’s not that hot outside, I always like to sleep with a fan. I

Even if it’s not that hot outside, I always like to sleep with a fan. I find that some white noise and a breeze helps me rest through just about anything, even as a light sleeper. That said, not all fans are created equal — some make a terribly loud noise sure to disrupt your nervous system, and others are magnets for circulating and holding onto dust, defeating the purpose of the refreshing sensation of air. Luckily, there are many higher-end options out there. As a fan snob, I can say that the best one I’ve tried is the Dyson Pure Cool Me fan. There are several reasons for this: for one, the Dyson Pure Cool Me isn’t just a fan, but also an air purifier. Sometimes I’ve wondered whether air purifiers are mostly a placebo effect — but having used this fan after I came home to a stuffy room after a few weeks away, I can say that after running it for only ten minutes I could notice a marked difference in how clean the air smelled and felt.  What I also appreciate about this model is that it’s so small but so mighty. If you live in a city or with roommates, all the more reason to have a fan for noise cancellation — but some tower fans can take up a lot of space. This fan offers all ...