Release roundup: Mouse pads, white cases, and dense memory

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."

  • 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?

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