Writers on the CES Floor: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
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Within a half an hour I had to make my way down the strip to the Bellagio to Cooler Master's quite extensive media suite. Thankfully waiting for me was a limo to take me to the meeting on time which can be a daunting task in Las Vegas.
Although there were several things to see, a lot of them have already been covered by our reviews in the past year, and a lot of the REALLY nice products were not allowed to be photographed or reported on. What first jumped out to me was the CM Storm Enforcer which in my opinion seems to be a mid-sized mix of a HAF and a 690 II chassis mixed into one package. With a full black interior, a 200mm intake and 120mm exhaust fan included, the user has the option of installing an additional 200mm fan in the top if they require their setup to be under a negative pressure environment. Also included is two additional USB 3.0 inputs and a top front section that is protected by one large contoured door. Although it seems pretty simple on paper, it was a very attractive case to see in person. Look forward to a review on this case by TN in the near future once it is released.
Cooler Master gamer focused CM Storm division was also releasing another gaming mouse on the market called the Spawn. Spawn is a rather fitting name seeing this is not your normal full sized gaming mouse. In my hand, it was a lot smaller than most other gaming mice I have witnessed and/or tested in the past. Because of this, the reduction in weight might be an advantage in a gaming environment or if you have small hands (like Carnies...).
And what do we have here? Is that an all-in-one water cooler? As one of the stand out trends other than new speaker systems, simple water cooling systems were all the rage at CES this year. Everyone seemed to be jumping on the bandwagon and Cooler Master releasing their packaged water cooling system called the "A-L2" that didn't need to be assembled and only needed to be directly installed. Not a whole lot of information was given and it still seemed to be in development but with the size of that pump on top of the waterblock, this might be a very competitive product.