CORSAIR HS80 RGB WIRELESS Premium Gaming Headset with Spatial Audio Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-09-13 read/post comments(0)

Right after adjusting the headband of the HS80 RGB Wireless, the headset felt immediately more comfortable versus the previous HS iterations. The overall construction feels light, even if it also needs to house batteries for up to 20 hours of autonomy. The 50mm drivers deliver great low frequencies, as well as well represented mids and highs, making the HS80 gread not only for gaming but for the rest of multimedia contents as well! Can we add to the mix the broadcast-quality microphone, which is light, easily accessible with the flip design to take calls for work and be easily understood? read more

Patriot EP V30 A1 512GB microSD Flash Memory Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-09-07 read/post comments(0)

The Patriot Memory EP V30 A1 card offers solid read/write performance and we were surprised that the write speeds obtained in our tests were higher that the ones declared by the manufacturer. Given the results, 4K video recording on action cameras such as GoPro Hero 9 Black will not encounter any issues and considering the fact that this type of activity takes a lot of storage space, we will always recommend going with the higher capacity SKUs. read more

PowerColor Hellhound AMD Radeon RX 6600XT 8GB GDDR6 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2021-09-02 read/post comments(0)

The PowerColor Hellhound RX 6600 XT positions itself between the custom RX 5700 and 5700 XT cards in terms of performance, being a considerably smaller card and at the same time consuming like half of the power from the wall. This also traduces in the need of less elaborated cooling systems to keep the temperatures in check, so the card does not weight a ton. The dual-fan solution looks cool when in operation and remains silent even at high loads. In a well-ventilated case, the temperature of the GPU should not reach 60 degrees Celsius (even when watching 4K videos), which means that in “office use” mode, the fans will mostly stay off thanks to Zero-RPM technology. read more

Neo Forza eSports NFP075 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-08-29 read/post comments(0)

The NFP075 2TB M.2 SSD comes with 3D TLC NAND, not QLC and this really reflects in high transfer speeds, even after the pseudo-SLC space has been filled but also when looking at the rated TBW. While Neo Forza guarantees an endurance of 1550 TB for the 2TB model, we have noted an SSD from another brand which uses similar components with a TBW of no less than 3115, so we think that the declared value is a bit low, which is great! The drive positions itself in terms of performance with other high-specced PCIe 3.0 drives on the market such as the Crucial P5 and won't throttle during intense use if installed in a well ventilated case. read more

Razer Barracuda X Multi-Platform Wireless Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-08-23 read/post comments(0)

The Barracuda X headset does not have compatibility with Razer Synapse, so there were no software options we could choose from. Right after connecting the headset to our test machine, we listened to a few YouTube music videos, podcasts, watched a couple of movies on HBO Go but also ran some games. The EQ setting of the headset is balanced, with a good bass delivery for most applications; additionally, the headset is fully compatible with technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Pulse 3D (PlayStation), THX Spatial Audio and more. read more

SteelSeries Prime Wireless Lightweight Ultra-fast FPS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-08-16 read/post comments(0)

The Prime Wireless offers quite a bit of bleeding edge technology in a small package such as the Prestige Optical Magnetic Switches, the TrueMove Air high-end sensor but also impressive battery life when not using the RGB effects (up to 100 hours). The mouse does also come with fast charging capabilities, being able to provide up to 40 hours of use after only 15 minutes of charging, an operation which be done when you are taking a snack between gaming sessions. read more
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith DDR4 32GB 3200MHz Gaming Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2021-08-09
Storage/Other Patriot High Endurance microSDXC 128GB Flash Memory Card Review by stefan @ 2021-08-01
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2021-07-26
Audio/Others Razer Opus X Wireless ANC Headset Review by stefan @ 2021-07-19
Audio/Others Silicon Power Blast Plug BP81 Earphones Review by stefan @ 2021-07-16

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 : How Much + Where To Buy?

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You can now pre-order or buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3! Find out how much it costs globally, and where to pick one up! Go To Full Article

Crucial P5 Plus 1TB Solid State Drive Review @ APH Networks

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The Crucial P5 Plus 1TB is an excellent budget PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SSD, but its price needs to come down to actual budget levels to be competitive. Go To Full Article

Rivian announces membership plan with complimentary charging and LTE connectivity

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With R1T trucks rolling off the assembly line at its factory in Normal, Illinois, Rivian continues to prepare for the official debut of its first EVs later this month. On Thursday, the automaker introduced a membership program that will grant… Go To Full Article

Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

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Drop builds upon the strong feature set of its CTRL keyboard with the 65% form factor ALT keyboard. It is rich in hardware and software customization options and has improved side lighting and portability options for those looking for a… Go To Full Article

Netflix’s ‘Jigsaw’ Series Ditches Episode Numbers

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Netflix is working on a new show called Jigsaw (it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the SAW movie spinoff of the same name), and it’s designed to be a non-linear watch. That means you can watch it… Go To Full Article

Razer's New Mechanical Keyboards Promise Gamers Near-Zero Latency

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If you thought that the original Razer Huntsman was fast, you’ll be shocked by the new Huntsman V2 and V2 Tenkeyless. Both mechanical keyboards feature a 8,000Hz polling rate, eight times that of the original Huntsman, for a nearly lag-free… Go To Full Article

Recreate 'Space Oddity' sounds with a Bowie-edition Stylophone

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David Bowie famously used a Stylophone on "Space Oddity" all the way back in 1969. Over half a century later, Stylophone maker Dubreq has released a Bowie version of the synthesizer. Go To Full Article

GM extends its Bolt EV production shutdown until at least mid-October

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After GM shuttered all but four of its plants on account of the ongoing global chip shortage, the American automaker had to halt production at its Orion assembly plant, where its uncannily flammable Bolt EVs are built, on account of… Go To Full Article

Battlefield 2042 gets pushed to November

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With the previous date set for October 22nd, this is not a major delay as the new date is now set for November 19th. The confirmation was published on both DICE and Battlefield social channels and cites "unforeseen challenges" during… Go To Full Article

Former 'Destiny' composer could owe Bungie almost $100,000

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Former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell owes his old employer tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees following a court case related to his 2014 exit from the studio. According to legal documents obtained by Eurogamer, a court found O'Donnell… Go To Full Article

Netflix is making a heist series you can watch in any order

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Netflix is continuing to experiment with storytelling formats. Filming is underway on a heist thriller series called Jigsaw (which has nothing to do with the Saw movies, as best I can tell). Although it won't be an interactive project like… Go To Full Article

IKEA's Exclusive ASUS Gaming Gear Arrives in the U.S.

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Last year IKEA announced a partnership with ASUS to create a line of “Gamer Gear” inspired furniture and accessories for ASUS ROG fans. The retailer offers clean, minimal, RGB light-free options for gamers to decorate their space. Go To Full Article

GoPro's HERO 10 Black Camera Takes Video Stabilization to the Next Level

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GoPro just launched the HERO 10 Black, a new flagship action camera with an updated processor and unbelievably powerful image stabilization features. But it’s also GoPro’s most expensive product to date—priced at $400 with a year-long GoPro subscription (or $550… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX @ TechPowerUp

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The ITX-sized Cooler Master NR200P MAX is a slightly larger version of the NR200P. The additional room is used to house a 280 mm AIO, while also including an 850W SFX power supply. This makes the NR200P MAX one of… Go To Full Article

Facebook has a new policy for fighting 'coordinated social harm'

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Facebook has announced a new policy that allows it to take out networks of accounts engaging in “coordinated social harm.” The company said the change could help the platform fight harmful behavior it wouldn’t otherwise be able to fully address… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Office 2021 will be available on October 5th

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Microsoft will release Office 2021, the next consumer version of its productivity suite, on October 5th. That’s the same day the company will launch Windows 11. Much like Office 2019 before it, Office 2021 is a one-time purchase that will… Go To Full Article

Ford will spend $250 million to boost F-150 Lightning production

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Ford's electric F-150 Lightning is clearly in high demand, and the company is determined to keep up. The automaker has paired news of pre-production work with a promise to invest an extra $250 million and create 450 new jobs to… Go To Full Article

Boss' SY-200 is a powerful guitar synth that fits on a pedalboard

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Boss is certainly no stranger to the world of guitar synths. In fact, Roland and Boss have been at the forefront of guitar synths and MIDI controllers since the '70s. After launching the absolutely epic SY-1000 in 2019, then cramming… Go To Full Article

Cadillac Lyriq EV reservations open on September 18th

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Cadillac is preparing to leap into the electric vehicle market with the Lyriq, and now the automaker has revealed when you'll be able to lock in your reservation. You'll get your first chance to lay claim to a 2023 Lyriq… Go To Full Article

WhatsApp starts testing local business directories

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WhatsApp already allows you to chat with businesses, but you may soon also have the ability to find them through the app as well. This week, the company started testing a directory feature that allows users to scan through local… Go To Full Article

Razer gets its opto-mechanical keyboard right on the second try

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Well, well, well. We meet again, Razer Huntsman. The company's first opto-mechanical keyboard was an interesting experiment, one I wasn’t too fond of thanks to its unpleasant key feel and noise. After three years (and a mini edition) later Razer… Go To Full Article

AKG's $99 Ara USB microphone is built for streamers

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You'll now have a better choice of microphones if you're eager to start livestreaming or record your first podcast. AKG has quietly released the Ara, a $99 USB condenser mic clearly aimed at streamers and others just upgrading from their… Go To Full Article

Windows 11 Will Teach You How to Use Windows 11

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Microsoft is getting close to releasing the final version of Windows 11. The company is making all sorts of minor tweaks that are designed to bring the OS to its final form. The company has updated its Tips app to… Go To Full Article

AMC theaters will accept cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin

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You won't have to stick to Bitcoin if you're determined to pay for your movie ticket with cryptocurrency. AMC chief Adam Aron has revealed his theater chain will also accept Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash when crypto payments are available.… Go To Full Article

GoPro Hero 10 Black review: A big, invisible upgrade

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Almost exactly 10 years go, we reviewed the GoPro HD Hero 2. It wasn’t the first flagship camera from the company, but I’d argue it was instrumental in bringing the GoPro to the attention of the general public. Back then,… Go To Full Article

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ cleans out its literal and metaphorical closets

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In last week’s episode, Lower Decks wrapped up the first half of its second season by addressing some leftover plot threads from season one, namely Rutherford’s memory loss and the fallout between Mariner and Boimler. With those issues out of… Go To Full Article

Harman gets into charging with its InfinityLab line

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Harman may be best known for its audio products, but the Samsung subsidiary is now expanding into the world of charging accessories. On Thursday, the company announced the launch of InfinityLab, a new brand under which it plans to sell… Go To Full Article

IKEA's ASUS ROG gaming collection comes to the US and UK this October

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Almost exactly a year ago, IKEA announced it was partnering with ASUS’ Republic of Gamers unit to create an affordable collection of gaming furniture and accessories. After debuting in China and Japan, those products are finally making their way to… Go To Full Article

Lucid's limited edition Air EV rated for a Tesla-beating 520 miles of EPA range

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Lucid has revealed the EPA range of its first, limited edition Air EV and it's mighty impressive. The Air Dream Edition Range will go 520 miles on a charge, "delivering at least 100-plus miles of additional range of its closest… Go To Full Article

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSDs Go Native

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The external storage market has experienced rapid growth over the last few years, particularly in the retail consumer segment. It has been fueled in part by advancements in bus-powered flash-based storage devices. Go To Full Article

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