Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:47 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs "Well, it is that time of the year again. With Halloween done and over with its time for Thanksgiving and, before you know it, the holiday season. Every company realizes this and has made sure the stores are packed with cool new gadgets, gifts, and gizmos. This guide is going to go over a few of the items which appear of the wishlists of a few of the staff members. Nothing too formal, but you can get an idea of some of the cool products to keep an eye out for this season."
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Dumbest mistake
by AdamW on Sat 19th Nov 2005 19:29 UTC
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Look at the last page. Some cheap consumer NAS thing is discussed...but the name of the product is not mentioned anywhere and there's no link. It is therefore about as much use as a chocolate teapot. Sigh.

(I'd buy an NSLU2 anyway.)

And he's been 100% sucked into Creative's X-Fi hype. It's not a bad card from an audio quality viewpoint - a hell of a lot better than the Audigy 2 - but because it includes decent quality parts and doesn't resample everything to 48KHz like the Audigy 2 did, not because the Crystalizer is worth anything at all. If you need a good multichannel / gaming card, buy an X-Fi and don't use the crappy flashy features, just play everything at the sampling rate it was recorded. If you want a REALLY high quality stereo card and don't need gaming features, get an E-Mu 0404 or 1212m, also from Creative.

(I got a good laugh out of the idea those dime store Logitech speakers are anywhere near capable of providing any noticeable benefit from having a 24/96 input as opposed to 16/44. heh.)

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