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Patriot’s Price + Performance Champions – A Quick Look At The Viper V361 And V370 Headsets

How often does a product force you into an attitude adjustment? Patriot’s V361 and V370 headsets have revealed themselves to be a pair of price and performance champs. The best thing? They prove that virtual surround sound doesn’t need to be pricey to be desirable. Let’s check them out.

Published on July 25, 2017
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Porsche’s Type 718: Boxster/Cayman Gets Upgrades

While it’s a bit daft to call a car that costs almost $60 thousand an entry-level model, the Porsche Boxster is the most “affordable” car available from Stuttgart. As such, while you do get a car that wears the famous Porsche badge, it’s a far cry from its higher-performing kin, the venerable…..

Published on January 29, 2016

Gibson CES 2016 – Audio Heaven With Compact Soundbars, Wireless Speakers And Headphones

Guitar players know the name Gibson. In fact, many of us aspire to owning at least one of these magnificent instruments. But did you know Gibson is actually the parent company of several home theater and personal audio solutions? Fellow Techgage staffer Tom Roeder and I spent a good amount of time…..

Published on January 11, 2016

CES 2016: Corsair Shows Off New Chassis, Bulldog DIY PC Kit, RM-Series SFF PSUs

Corsair wowed us with several items in its private suite. It had a couple of new chassis, a DIY PC kit, and a family of SFF PSUs that are designed for the aforementioned DIY PC kit but can be used for small form factor systems. We covered the press release earlier this…..

Published on January 7, 2016

A Look At Patriot’s Viper V360 Headset And V560 Gaming Mouse

Whenever a company with an established history and market presence branches out into a new venture, it’s always exciting. That’s exactly how we at Techgage felt when Patriot Memory sent us its very first Patriot Viper gaming peripherals. Read on for our look at the V560 gaming mouse and V360 7.1 surround headset.

Published on December 15, 2015

The BitFenix Pandora Chassis: Now ATX-Compatible!

Back in the summer, we brought you news about a whole bunch of BitFenix goodies announced at Computex. One of the highlights from this news item was a blurb about the Pandora ATX chassis. The news item mentioned that the Pandora ATX would be available in Q3/Q4 2015. Well, guess what? That…..

Published on November 20, 2015

Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review

When Logitech announced its Artemis Spectrum gaming headsets, it said that they would deliver “audiophile-like” sound. Now, that’s a lofty promise. The company sent us the wired version, the G633, for us to review. Does it live up to its divine name and ambitious promises, or does it fall short, leaving us mere mortals still hunting for a god-like audio experience?

Published on November 13, 2015

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Airs On MNF, Awakens Frenzy Of Anticipation

It’s entirely possible that I am the biggest Star Wars fan on the Techgage staff. Would you believe it, though, if I said that I’ve steadfastly tried to avoid seeing any of the released footage (trailers, mostly) of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens? Most fans of the epic story…..

Published on October 20, 2015

Ferrari’s New F12 TDF Is A Real Tour de Force

Ferrari unveiled the latest stallion to emerge from its stables: The F12 TDF (Tour de France) is a regular F12 Berlinetta upgraded with a slew of go-faster parts and wrapped up in a more aerodynamic body. Chief among the new F12 TDF’s mechanical performance enhancers is the 6.3L V12 with both its…..

Published on October 14, 2015

A Bright New Star – A Review Of The Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse

Mionix’s marketing strategy of naming its products after heavenly bodies is brave. It’s good, then, that the company succeeds more often than not in designing stellar products. Will its Castor, named after one of the brightest of stars visible in our skies, live up to its billing? Or will it explode like a supernova amidst such galactic expectations? Read our review to find out!

Published on October 14, 2015

No Mo’ Better Bling: A Review Of The BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strip

Here’s a spoiler alert: Sometimes there comes a product that’s good enough that it forces you to have an attitude adjustment. The BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strip is one of those products. Though I don’t go for LED bling in my PC builds, a product like this has made me change my mind.

Published on October 9, 2015

Tesla Model X: The Electrifying SUV

After two long years of delays, Tesla has just unveiled its spectacular Model X; an all-electric SUV crammed full of very interesting details. The event took place near the company’s Fremont, California facility. The Model X goes for the jugular when it comes to attracting people’s attention. For instance, its so-called “Falcon…..

Published on September 30, 2015

Custom Cool: A Review of the XSPC RayStorm D5 RX360 V3 WaterCooling Kit

Despite the proliferation of AIO water-cooling options flooding the market, some people would still rather build their own custom solution. XSPC’s RayStorm D5 RX360 V3 WaterCooling Kit is a custom water-cooling option that gives you everything you need to cool your CPU. Techgage got a sample to review, so read on to see just how cool this kit really is.

Published on September 17, 2015

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Hints At Future Veyron Successor

In its current guise, supercar builder Bugatti has established itself as a true Titan. Thanks to its now-discontinued Veyron, its name is on the lips of many a supercar enthusiast. How can it not be? The Veyron is unquestionably an icon, a star in a galaxy of supercars with its prodigious engineering…..

Published on September 15, 2015

Porsche’s Mission E Concept Car Electrifies Frankfurt Motor Show

I’ll be honest. Electric cars ain’t my thing. But cars like Porsche’s Mission E concept car, which bows this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, might start me going down the all-electric path. The Mission E certainly looks electrifying. To my eyes, the concept car is one of Porsche’s all-time best-looking. I…..

Published on September 15, 2015

Logitech G’s Artemis Spectrum: Gaming Headsets For Serious Audiophiles

Logitech G, the gaming-focused arm of peripherals giant Logitech, has announced the debut of its two latest headsets: the G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless and the G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming. You might guess by their names that these are essentially the same headsets. They share many salient features. They both are equipped with patent-pending 40mm…..

Published on August 27, 2015

NZXT’s S340 Mid-tower Chassis Goes Black And Green For Special Razer Edition

When I think of gaming peripherals solutions provider Razer, I think of two things: The color green, and style. It’s no surprise, then, that when the company announced a tie-up with PC chassis manufacturer NZXT, the resulting progeny of their union would be, well, green and stylish. Behold the NZXT S340 –…..

Published on August 26, 2015

Topless Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Roadster Bows in Pebble Beach

Anyone who knows me really well, knows that my automotive heart’s first and greatest love is for the mighty machines from Sant’Agata Bologenese, Lamborghini. Consequently, every time a new Lamborghini debuts, an alert goes out to my local emergency room, just in case my heart races out of control from all the…..

Published on August 17, 2015

Ferrari 488 Spider – Maranello’s Latest Topless Model Is Super-Sexy

While almost all Ferraris are just hot, there are some which are so hot they have to go topless. Maranello’s 488 Spider fits that description. Derived from the 488 GTB, the 488 Spider shares much of its coupe forebear’s lovely mechanical bits. The Spider has the same 3.9L 661 bhp, 560 lb/ft…..

Published on July 28, 2015

Mionix’s Castor – A Mouse For Any Grip Style

Mionix just unveiled its newest gaming mouse. Named Castor (after one of the brightest stars in our night sky), it seems destined to be a luminary in the gaming mouse market. The Castor is touted to be the first-ever gaming mouse to cater to all grip styles. It is strictly a right-handed…..

Published on July 28, 2015

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