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Hardware Asus Digital Home FrontLinker

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 4 May 2007.

  1. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    What I would also like is a front panel that has only an SD reader, most other cards are pointless now, and those multiple card readers don't half look ugly.

    This one looks pretty good, got pretty much everything you'd need.

    I considered Front X, but I'm not really sure where to get it from. Gonna have to have a look around the intarwebs
     
  2. ỒĊBłůē

    ỒĊBłůē Also available in black

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    I agree that the multi-card readers look fugly, but would argue that SD isn't the only card format in popular use; CF being one that still has widespread appeal (most likely due to Canon still hanging their hat on it with certain models).
     
  3. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    bought mine from the site I linked. haven't had a chance to fit it yet.
     
  4. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    I have to agree, said in the review it was elegant :hehe:
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Yeah there are a few others that are useful too like XD for people with Kodak cameras, and my phone has an MMC card in it, would be nice if someone could figure out a way to have one port for all cards. Perhaps similar to a CD tray, pull it out, stick your card on the tray in the appropriate place, close the tray, would look a lot cleaner.

    Sweet didn't realise they shipped to the UK, looks a bit pricey, but I suppose it is highly customisable.

    EDIT: Looking through that page, it seems that the only thing I'd actually find useful is a mic and headphones socket :p
     
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  6. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    Or the fact most dSLRs use them. The only card reader I'm after is a FireWire CF reader, but even then I'm not sure how much I would use it. Also I might be upgrading to a 1Ds MkII so that would render the reader useless.
     
  7. ỒĊBłůē

    ỒĊBłůē Also available in black

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    I've had a Lexar FireWire CF reader for quite some time - it replaced an Asus 6-in-1 internal USB job that was more hassle than it's worth. Money well spent as it's probably the oldest bit of kit I'm running now :D
     
  8. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    It makes sence to have an iPod conector in a PC now that almost everyone has one, I have chosen not to conform to the iPod take-over. as long as I have a USB mini B for my Phone and my mp3 player then I am happy :clap: I do think that that unit could have a display like the old Asus iPanel, then we could get the basic info for what the board and CPU are doing :blah:
     
  9. marisay2k

    marisay2k New Member

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    I have to say that your review on this product is way off; I am a long time reader first time poster. I have built many systems and this one was a little different but I enjoyed it. I started with a Asus P5W DH DLX WiFi MB with a Quad Q6600, Nividia 8800, 500gig hard drive with 2 gig corsair ram which I also installed a Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card even though it has HD sound built in they wanted better. The fronlinker which I have to agree, the Door is a little miss on Asus part, but to say that this should of come with a headphone jack and listen to the readers dog this product is a little silly considering that most of your Computer Cases come with that on the front of your case which everyone would have to agree is better. Plus you forgot to mention that this allows you to play your IPod or MP3 through your computers speakers without turning the computer on, that’s if you combine this with a ASUS Home Digital MB which is what this product is intended for. Plus you add the entire features, the ability to charge your USB devices while the computer off is great. I thought it strange that you would mention that most USB devices come with their own plug-in when one can say that about your headphones plug it in to your soundcard no matter how inconvenient that is. I find this a very sound product a neat with unseen feature, but with everything I wish it was cheaper.
     
  10. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I think Joe's review was quite fair really, he said it was a fairly decent bit of kit with one or two issues.

    The lack of a headphone port is a bit of a strange oversight, especially considering they added the larger mic port. If your case doesn't come with a headphone port on it or it doesn't work (like on my dad's case after he accidently spilled tea down the front of it - lesson learned never leave your cuppa on the keyboard tray) it could have been ideal.
     
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