It looks like screwdrivers are a trend right now: Manufacturer Noctua is now selling two of these tools for its own CPU cooler mounting system. The company is now offering a screwdriver for the Torx system and a tool for Phillips screws for €9.90.
Noctua is known in the PC hardware scene for high quality fans and CPU coolers. Now, for the first time ever, the Austrian manufacturer has introduced screwdrivers for its own mounting system for its Airflow coolers, in Noctua-typical brown, of course. These are the NM-SD1 for the star-shaped Torx 20 screw and the NM-SD2 with Phillips tip for the Phillips PH2 system. These tips are compatible with Noctua’s own mounting systems Secufirm, Secufirm2 and Secufirm2+.
Features of the new Noctua screwdrivers
The longer 150mm shaft of the two Noctua instruments is particularly noteworthy. This way, the hooked DIY PC builder can easily access the screws needed for assembly, even in tight systems like ITX cases. The NM-SD1 and NM-SD2 have a magnetic tip, so screws shouldn’t be lost so easily when building a PC yourself. If you tend to tinker with your computer a lot, you might also be happier with the larger handles on both products. This makes it possible to securely press down on the screws with the springs.
What immediately catches the eye is the similarity between Noctua screwdrivers and popular tools from the German manufacturer Vera. According to Tom’s Hardware, however, there is no known collaboration between Noctua and Vera. Rather, the new tools appear to be inspired by the NM-SD1 and 2 Vera products, as Noctua’s screwdrivers tend to have lower warranties at lower prices.
Specifications of Noctua NM-SD1 and NM-SD2
|screwdriver tip||torx t20||Philips PH2|
|increasing system compatibility||secufarm2+||secufarm, secufarm2|
|Dimensions||150 mm||150 mm|
new screwdriver NM-SD1 And NM-SD2 from Noctua are now available on the manufacturer’s website. They are available via Amazon in various parts of the world, including Europe, the UK, Japan, Australia and the United States, priced at €9.90 and US$10 respectively.
Source: tom’s hardware
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