updated 04:45 pm EST, Sun November 30, 2008
Lian Li products announced
Lian Li Industrial has released two new products, the EX-P3A/B HDD bracket cooling kit, for adding cooling to an internal hard disk drive, and the CR-26A/B card reader kit, a 3.5-inch bay replacement providing multiple card-reader technology. The drive-cooling bracket is a-5.25 inch bay kit that holds a 3.5-inch drive and utilizes aluminum in direct contact with the drive for heat dissipation. It repeats the SATA connector on the disk to protect it during reinstalls or when the drive is transported between computers. It is available in Silver (EX-P3A) and black (EX-P3B).
The Card reader kit fits in a 3.5-inch bay, providing a flush-mounted card-reader slot. It connects to the host computer using its USB 2.0 interface, and provides an LED signal when in use. The reader is rated for data transfer rates up to five MB/s, and handles SD, MMC and Memory Stick families of cards. The slot does not handle Compact Flash cards however. It's available in both Silver (CR-26A) and black (CR-26B).
The card reader supports Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP (but does not support Vista). It also lists support for Mac OS 9. Both products are listed as available now, however, prices have not been set and the products have not yet appeared at US distributors like TigerDirect.com and Newegg.com.