I have absolutely no recollection of Post Frosted Rice Krinkles cereal from when I was a kid. None at all. I clearly remember chocolate Twinkies (not Choc-O-Diles, actual chocolate cake Twinkies with vanilla cream filling….not to be confused with the limited edition chocolate cream Twinkies out right now), which apparently no one recalls, but not Frosted Rice Krinkles. What is so odd about this? Well, I am cursed with seemingly total recall of every television commercial that was pounded into my brain as a youth while watching the Monkees and those Hanna Barbera shows. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized just how much they were aimed at a certain group of teens with perpetual munchies. I mean, who else would find Sigmund the Sea Monster entertaining? It seems many of the commercials aired during the shows were aimed there, as well.
How else could you explain the “Honeycomb Bunch” and their “Honeycomb Hideout”? Some of the shorts depicted them as ten year old rejects from a San Francisco park during the summer of love….bad headbands and all. Check this out. Prepubescent hippies all the way, who had a strange affinity for the incredibly straight Archie comics. Though given Jughead’s eating habits, he may well have had perpetual munchies, himself. Personally, I never liked Honeycomb cereal, and neither did any of my elementary school classmates, but they were a big hit with my high school aged relatives, who went through bowl after bowl. Kind of strange, because Honeycomb tasted a bit like the box they come in, though not as much as regular Cheerios, which taste identical to their box. I do vaguely remember a test batch coming out renamed iHoneycomb2, and people camping outside the supermarket for days to get a box….
In the first wave of new products from Cooler Master, the X6 Elite CPU Cooler is the first to hit the market. The Cooler Master X6 Elite manages to retain all of the top notch traits we have come to expect from Cooler Master, while introducing some new and innovative technologies and a literal twist. The X6 Elite’s specs may sound simple from the start, featuring a 120mm 600-1800rpm PWM fan, solid copper contact block and heatpipes, full tower design and a tried and tested mounting system compatible with all current Intel and AMD sockets including LGA2011, but the X6 Elite also features a new fin variation with an embossed honeycomb design. The honeycomb design gives the fin structure a 20% greater surface area in the same footprint, allowing for greater heat dissipation in a smaller structure. To take greater advantage of the natural airflow existing in the case, Cooler Master has done the obvious; point the X6 Elite in the direction of the airflow. When mounted, the tower of the X6 Elite is angled down to face the airpath from front intake fans, while the rear faces toward rear and top exhaust fans. A simple “twist”, but a highly efficient and effective one. To accommodate the different than typical shape of the X6 Elite, special Quick-Snap fan brackets are implemented for easy fan removal and installation, with functional side ducts in the bracket to allow increased air intake. The X6 Elite is asymmetrical and dual fan capable, but a second set of fan brackets is not included.