This week in our roundup of miscellaneous product releases and announcements, we've got news from A-Data, BitFenix, Shuttle, and XFX.
- A-Data launches single DDR3L 1333G 8GB XPG desktop overclocking memory. A-Data's new 8GB DDR3 gaming memory product isn't a dual-channel kit—it's a single module, rated for operation at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings and a voltage setting of only 1.35V. It looks like A-Data also offers the module in a dual-channel, 16GB configuration. The firm says its DDR3L 1333G 8GB memory will be distributed "through select agents and distributors."
- Shinobi Window White comes to North America. There's no denying it—white is the new black for PC enclosures. Not one to buck the trend, BitFenix has rolled out a white version of its Shinobi Window enclosure. You can find it at BitFenix's own online store, not to mention FrozenCPU, Xoxide, and AVADirect in the United States. Be sure to check out our review of the black version of the Shinobi Window here.
- Shuttle upgrades select barebone PC models to 2-year warranty. This isn't so much a product release as a friendly public service announcement from the folks at Shuttle. Since July 1, Shuttle's SX58H7 Pro, SH67H3, XG41, XS35V2, and XS35GT V2 barebone systems have been covered under a two-year warranty. The warranty covers "any defects in materials and/or workmanship under normal usage conditions." Other Shuttle barebone PCs are still covered for only one year, though.
- Introducing the new XFX WarPad gaming surface. Yes, XFX has gotten into the mouse pad game. The WarPad looks like quite the pad, too, with a surface area of about 17" x 14" and a design that clamps to the user's desk. XFX touts a "Patent Pending Edgeless Support System™ (ESS) that angles and cushions your wrist and forearm during continuous mouse usage." Asking price: $49.99. The pad is already listed at Newegg in the U.S., and it's in stock at NCIX in Canada.
That XFX mouse pad certainly looks neat, and at $50, it's not particularly expensive compared to other fancy gaming pads. I can't be the only one who's perfectly content using his mouse on a wooden desk, though. Is that so wrong, even for a gamer?