Computex 2006: New Enermax Products

Spode takes it to the Enermax!

While moseying around Computex, I came across the Enermax booth where there were a whole host of new products on display that you guys might be interested in.

For anyone who read my power supply group test, the image above won’t be particularly alien to you. This caught my eye primarily because it’s a 1000W unit, but most interestingly it was how this was done. This “Galaxy” unit uses a crazy total of five 12 volt rails, each supplying 17A of current. That’s not a bad amount, but this is more suited for running lots of devices rather than a smaller amount of high powered devices. Enermax has been talking about this power supply for quite some time and we’ve been wondering if it will ever hit the market, alas we must wait a little longer as it won’t be out until next month at the earliest.

Above we see its latest case with a ying yang motif. It’s quite fetching to say the least. The chassis itself is rather generic, with several models being released with different doors in its place. Enermax feels that people might like to design their own doors and make use of the standard hinge system. I’m not so convinced myself, but the bright contrasting colours make for a striking case that many children will enjoy, and strangely enough probably by 20 year old younger sister.

This case on the other hand, has a much wider appeal with its sleek aluminium design. Enermax has used the same aluminium design and colouring for many of its products, including keyboards and external housing, so that they all match. Next to the case you will see a rather unique product – an external hard drive with a difference. Using the included software, just pushing a single button on the drive will back up your computer to the external drive. There are two separate buttons – one for backing up everything (including the operating system) and another for just backing up your documents. It will be interesting to see this working, so expect a review in the near future.



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