I just received word from Cheney Tseng of Silverstone fame about the launch of their new product line. Under the name Raven RV01, Silverstone launched a gaming mice and a case. Now, the mouse is a standard answer to heated competition on the market (more on that below), but case is… something completely different, as Monty Phyton would say.
As we all know, heat flows upwards, while the cool air stays on the ground. In the world of computers, more and more components are heating up. This was not solved even with ATX motherboards placed upside down (BTX-style), so Silverstone decided to kick up a notch and start manufacturing a case where motherboard is turned at a 90 degree angle.
Exhaust of all components is now placed at top of the case, meaning the heat will flow towards the top of the case and will be exhausted almost immediately. This will actually dramatically reduce temperature on 3-Way SLI and CrossFireX setups, as the heat will flow through the cards to the top, instead of two lower cards cooking the card in first PCIe x16 slot.
Idea behind the Raven case is a very worthy one, but we will reserve our judgment until we see the review unit.
Second product launched today is Raven RVM01. This gaming mouse comes with several unique features, and I personally especially like the presence of carbon fiber on the top of the mouse. In fact, I think this sort of mouse would be an ideal companion to Voodoo’s Envy 133 notebook 😉
SST-RVM01B features Philips twin-eye laser, while the heart of this mice is Freescale MCU processor. RVM01’s tail is very long, stretching at 1.8m or 6 feet. Personally, I am intrigued by the positioning of buttons and this large, blue-lit knob on the left side… I just loved MX Revolution and its two scroll wheels (absolutely ideal for shooters, too bad Logitech dumped that feature on latter models).
All in all, good to see Silverstone launching somewhat unique products on crowded market. Their case concept has a good shot at attracting an army of Chinese copycats.