It's been about a year since DigitalDingus took a look at Vizo's first Master Panel. Recently announced, Vizo has created the Master Panel II, which adds several new features. Some of the new features of the MP II include a memory card reader which supports up to 4 different cards at the same time which can be used to transfer data between them. Two USB 2.0 ports and a 1394 port are now available. Some very convenient audio connections are finally available as well, which are perfect for re-routing your audio outputs normally on your motherboard, and which are inconveniently on the back of your computer case. Like Vizo says, there's no need to go to the back...do it in the front!
|Master Panel II|
Features: An updated Master Panel, providing several more features and conveniences such as USB 2.0 ports, a 4-way memory card reader/writer, rotary dials for two fans, and a complete audio connection section.
Official Website: www.vizo.com.tw
Master Panel II: Upgraded For More Convenience
Vizo's Master Panel II has been redesigned and packed with new features for more user convenience. Some of the key features of the Master Panel II are:
Why You Should Consider A Master Panel II
- USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader
- Dual Fan Speed Controls
- Multi In/Out Transfer Function (USB, IEEE 1394, eSATA, RCA, audio)
- Hot Plug and Hot Swappable
- Supports Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista
- Supports MAC OS 9 X and above
- 5.25" Bay
You're probably asking yourself why a product such as the Master Panel II, should be a part of your computer system. I have a few reasons for you. First, upgrading your computer is inevitable. We see a faster processor on sale, but then realize we need more fan power to cool the processor(s) and the computer case in general. A Master Panel II can take control of two fans, and you can increase or decrease the RPMs of those fans, when needed (warmer temps require more cooling while the winter months require less cooling and less RPMs).
Do you currently have a USB hub collecting dust on your desktop, but it's still plugged in to your PC? And do you have a memory card reader which is also on your desktop, collecting dust, but is also taking up a USB or 1394 port on your computer? The Master Panel II can take care of all these separate peripherals, and combine them into one efficient and compact product which fits nicely in a 5.25" bay, and is all accessible from the front of your case, not the back.