If you are bored with the tiny Windows volume notification icon in the notification area, here is a fancy tool that you will love for sure. 3RVX is a skinnable volume notification/control application for Windows 7 and Vista.
The tool adds some useful features to the volume control system such as hotkeys to control volume. You can make the tool run on Windows startup and can also hide the volume icon in system tray. You can set the volume icon display position on your monitor by launching the 3RVX settings dialog box. On top that, it allows you set fade delay and fade speed.
The tool features eight beautiful skins which can be found under Skin chooser tab by launching Settings box. We must mention that all skins are awesome and you will love this tool.