Contest again!

The winner of the R2-D2 contest has been emailed, but they haven’t got back to me yet, so check your spam boxes!!

And I think I’m going to do something a bit different now… I want to promote my big contest over at DSM, so I’m thinking of offering a couple prizes to bloggers to post about the contest on their blogs. Basically if you post about the contest for me and link to it, you’ll get an entry into the contest over here….

I’ve got a couple things in mind for prizes like:

X-Gene Biometric Keyboard -a little added security and of course the coolness factor

Thermaltake iXoft Notebook Cooling pad

Futura Laptop Desk from Lapworks

Slim Keyboard with Numpad

Retractable Fish Mouse

Apiotek InnerOne Shock-Proof, Waterproof Notebook bag

I’m thinking of just throwing this list out there and picking two winners to choose what prize they want from the list.

What ya think?

September Giveaway at DragonSteelMods

September Giveaway at DragonSteelMods

September Giveaway at DragonSteelMods

If you’ve noticed we’ve re-done the site finally, and sort of in honor of that we’ve decided to do a giveaway with a bunch of products from our great sponsors! Some of the products that are reviewed this month will be given away after the review and some companies have sent me two products, one to review and one to give away. Evercool was also kind enough to send three products as well to give away to our readers, and Ultra is providing a new 800Watt X3 Modular PSU and OCZ their Equalizer Laser Gaming Mouse, so check often to see what’s being given away.

So far this month we’ve got to give away:

Ultra X3 800Watt PSU

OCZ Equalizer gaming Mouse
15 Death Note Cellphone Charms from Strapya World
Xbox 360 Cooling Fan from Evercool
Fii Turbo Cooling Fan for Wii from Evercool
Fairy Laptop Cooling fan from Evercool

I’ll be adding to the list of things to give away as the month progresses so be sure to check back often!!!

Also in the news, Xoxide is now an official sponsor of DragonSteelMods so be sure to visit them and check out all their cool products and great specials.

The Dark Side of us all

We all have a Dark Side, a side that we really don’t like to think about, the one that makes us slow down and look for blood, or look to see if someone is hurt in that crash alongside the road. While we won’t usually admit this is the real reason we are slowing down, it is, we all know it inside, humans are after all creatures and we have an interest in the macabre. We are just animals, we can rationalize it all we want but when it comes down to it we are just animals and we still have all of those primal instincts ingrained into our DNA. Those instincts are what keep us alive, if you strip humans of their ability to rationalize, our ability to think clearly, we still have our most basic instincts to fall back upon to keep us alive.

We as humans have a primal curiosity for things that are deemed illegal or considered the gray area of societal norms, we are curious creatures by nature and that will never change. That curiosity is what got man where he is today, if we didn’t have the urge to explore, create and discover we’d still be living in caves and hunting with sticks….

You might be wondering where I’m going with all this, well I’ve officially got my other site up and running, and on that site I intend to explore the gray or dark areas of society and attempt to satisfy curiosities of my own and others hopefully. On 666 I will be exploring a bit of everything I can and hopefully shed light on some of these things that are considered out of the societal norm.

The tagline is  ‘The Darker side of Computing..sort of’ but it’s going to be more than that, so drop by when you can and have a look, maybe you’ll come back again and maybe not. It won’t be updated everyday, but a few times per week with something I find to focus on that is not of the norm or is something that society deems undesirable  to discuss.

I’ve always liked the dark things in life and I have no shame in that…. so if you’re bored stop by

Death Note Giveaway at DragonSteelMods

Yep… we’re giving something else away!! Actually a lot of something else, 15 of them to be exact!

Review and Giveaway: Death Note Limited Figure Collection Cellphone Charm from Strapya World @ DragonSteelMods

I think most of us have a fascination with Japan, be it for their Anime and Manga or just for their sometimes very off the wall stuff they come up with. Cellphone Charms are very popular in Japan and are slowly getting popular here in the United States, our friends at Strapya World have sent me a full set of Death Note cellphone charms for review and to giveaway. It’s actually two full sets, or sixteen pieces, and these things are excellent in their quality and in the details that went into making them. So read on to learn more about them and how you can win one of fifteen Death Note Cellphone Charms, yep I said fifteen because I’m keeping one for myself….

And this is just the beginning of the freebies, Strapya World also sent me a few other things to give away to everyone as well!!!!

So, get on over there and find out how to win one of these 15 excellent quality cellphone charms and I’d be real happy if you’d spread the word about the contest with a blog post as well!!

Another Freebie from me!

What another freebie? Yeppers! Time to clear my attic of all those cool gooofy gadgets I have lying around, in September I’ll be randomly giving away all sorts of stuff so you’d better pay attention…

But first a Reminder about the R2-D2 Mimobot Contest, it runs till the 6th of September so get your entry in to win!

Ok now that I reminded you about that who wants a goofy little gadget for their desk or cube that’s a bit retro or psycho-delic?

This one is courtesy of our friends at USBGeek, if you haven’t figured it out yet it’s a USB powered Mini Lava Lamp and it’s something that I’m sure someone wouldn’t mind having on their desk to amuse them or maybe even annoy their co-workers! So if you want to check it out in-depth click the picture, or the link to be taken to the full review over at DSM where you’ll even find a couple movies showing the pretty colors of this little gadget!

So if you want it, a little link love would be nice, or just leave a comment, of course you’ll need to leave an email address so I can contact the winner. This little contest will run until Friday September 7th, and sorry but it’s US peoples only!

One thousand watts of power…

Looking back to not long ago I never really would have thought computer systems might need a 1000Watt Power Supply, I mean that’s a whole lot of power and we’re into the abbreviation range now, we’d call it 1kw instead of writing out 1000Watt!

The reason I was thinking of this is because I just finished up a review of an Ultra X3 1000Watt or 1Kw power supply and as I was testing it and even writing the review it dawned on me how fast things have changed in the PC world that we demand that much power.

And that’s nothing, Ultra just released the worlds first 16Kw power supply as well, that’s 1600Watts folks, I mean you need a dedicated breaker just for that in your house to run full tilt.  The boys over at HardOCP or actually Hard Enthusiast just reviewed it and found it to be excellent as well as a whole lotta power!

I mean think about it, I was curious so I checked out my fridge and it runs at 517.50 watts, it’s mid-range model, not cheap not fancy just the basic average fridge. So that 16Kw PSU is like running more than 3 refrigerators!! Of course that’s only if you are fully using the entire 1600Watts, and then in reality you are pulling more than that because it takes more watts than those 1600 to make that 1600. You’re converting your household AC into DC to power your computer… I mean wow, maybe buying stock in the electric company might help offset some of those electric bills eh?

Dunno just my thoughts for the day..