rAge 2015: Syntech (stand #58)


rAge has never really been complete, for me at least, without dozens of solid state drives to fawn over. I always stop at the Syntech booth to see what products they’re showing off from Crucial, and this year they’re going to have SSDs and DDR4 memory to peruse. Syntech is also a distributor of brands like Sea Sonic, Raidmax and the ASUS ROG range, as well as some home automation goodies that you might be interested in.

rAge has always been a good place to nab some freebies just for visiting the expo, and this year Syntech is sponsoring the visitor bags which you get when entering the Ticketpro Dome. These bags are a bit like lucky packets, filled with promo material for you to read while you’re waiting in line to play the many new games on display at rAge, as well as a few bits and bobs and trinkets.


Syntech will be sponsoring xTc Gaming, a local eSports clan comprised of 38 players spread across various games and teams, who compete in DGL and other tournaments for games like Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops, StarCraft II and more. Syntech is also sponsoring a R15,000 cash prize for the Crucial Ballistix NAG LAN Challenge.

In terms of hardware, the Syntech stand will include solid state drives from Crucial and OCZ, DDR3 and DDR4 memory kits from Crucial, Sea Sonic’s latest range of high-end power supplies, a host of Raidmax gaming chassis, peripherals from Speedlink, and power chargers and battery banks from Romoss. If you’re into home automation, there’ll also be a range of products from smanos, an Amsterdam-based company that’s been making “smart” devices for managing your home for more than a decade.


It’ll be interesting to play around with some of the peripherals from Speedlink, because their mice and keyboards remind me of older designs from Roccat and Zboard.

rAge 2015 takes place from 9-11 October 2015.