Date: July 29th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Chaintech
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION (cont'd)
Being one of the many exclusive bonus products, the Handigator(tm)
is a full featured remote control much like ATI's
Remote Wonder. There is nothing like contolling the mouse
pointer, WinDVD 7.1, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player or even the
computer's power through a infrared remote control. With a one hand solution,
you can do day to day internet browsing from your couch.
With onboard sound, slipping the extra dedicated multimedia
card into the motherboard's CNR slot will allow you to take advantage
of the 7.1 channel sound. Yea, you heard me, 7.1 channel onboard. Just
for kicks, this also includes a couple firewire and digital optical ports.
but wait, that's not all...
Opening up this small box will expose one of the crown jewels
of the Zenith package, the CBOX3(tm) front panel which includes a firewire,
two USB 2.0, smart media card, compact flash/microdrive, headphone and
microphone connections. Also you will note the infrared port for the handigator
remote control and the dual digit LED display which will display a code
which you can look up in the manual and pinpoint your boot problems. I
think Gigabyte had something like this on their earlier motherboards,
but having it on the outside of the case allows you to troubleshoot easily.
If perhaps your case is not silver, Chaintech also provides
an optional white and black faceplate to match your particular computer.
All cables are included with zip-tie straps to keep you cables neat, tidy
and out of the way.
Whew, with a bonus product list this long, I almost forgot
the actual motherboard.