2008 CES Coverage: Thermaltake
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 01-16-2008
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Thermaltake has been in the PC accessory market for several years now, and have successfully branched out into many different markets, which is something that a lot of companies have not been able to do. Today, Thermaltake offers nearly every accessory you can imagine: PC cases, air and water cooling solutions, power supplies, external hard drive storage, etc. We stopped by Thermaltake's booth in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see what they have in store for the coming year.

Thermaltake had several of their laptop cooling products on display, including the NBcool series that we recently reviewed. The iXoft looks very neat; it is essentially a soft cloth pad that you can rest your laptop on. The iXoft is 100% silent; there are no fans, which means it doesn't require any power and thus, will not lower the batter life of your laptop. The mat uses HeatShift Technology to evenly dissipate the heat across the pad, increasing the effective surface area and helping it to cool down faster.

The majority of Thermaltake's air coolers were on display, but the one that really caught our attention was the Big Typhoon 14.

As the name implies, this massive heatsink uses a 140mm cooling fan which should flow more air at a lower noise level.

The Big Typhoon 14 uses six copper heatpipes attached to the copper base. The Big Typhoon 14 is compatible with Intel LGA775 and AMD Socket AM2 systems. Although there were no further detailed specifications available, this heatsink really wasn't as heavy as it looks. As of writing, there is no release date or price to report.

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