Content and news by Nate Marion

Saitek Cyborg Command Unit

Hardcore gamer? Have a need to create insane macros to get the job done? Saitek’s “Cyborg” Command Unit delivers! Although the hardware itself leaves a bit to be desired, the included software offers the ability to create numerous long macros to help you get the job done.

Published on April 10, 2008

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse

SteelSeries feels their competition is doing things wrong, but does that mean they are doing things right? After taking a look at their Ikari laser mouse, we can wholeheartedly say “yes”! The Ikari is catered for gamers, and it shows. Simply put? The Ikari is the best mouse we’ve ever laid our hands on.

Published on April 1, 2008

ATI TV Wonder HD 600 PCI & HD 650 Combo USB

AMD recently released two new ATI TV Wonder HD tuners, both of which have been in our lab for the past few months. In that time, we’ve put them through numerous tests to see what each one was made of. While the 600 PCI left a bit to be desired, the 650 Combo USB proves to do a lot of things right.

Published on February 28, 2008

CES 2008: Lian Li

Lian Li’s booth always attracts a lot of attention from the press. Who doesn’t love those sleek and stylish cases? We are taking a look at their entire new line-up, which even includes a replacement chassis for your Xbox 360. Yes, you read that right.

Published on January 17, 2008

CES 2008: CoolIT Systems

CoolIT had many great products on display this year – it was difficult to leave their booth! Included in our look is their latest dual-bay GPU cooler, the non-TEC Pure CPU cooler, MTEC control module and a server cooling solution that’s sure to get a grin.

Published on January 16, 2008

CES 2008: Toshiba

Toshiba may be having a rough time handling their latest HD DVD blow, but other products shown off at their press conference show that things are going well in other areas. New displays were unveiled in addition to a few unique display technologies, including DynaLight and PixelPure.

Published on January 6, 2008

CES Unveiled: A CES Preview for the Press

CES Unveiled is one of the smaller events at CES, but there were a handful of products being showcased worthy of your attention. Of these is Edifier’s wireless Rainbow audio transmitter, Yoggie’s security thumb drive, SentrySafe’s hard-drive protectors, Beko’s thin HDTVs and more.

Published on January 5, 2008

Nero 8 Ultra Edition

Is Nero’s latest upgrade worth the cash? We are leaning towards yes. With 8, Nero have shown renewed focus on what it is consumers are most interested in, and as a result, have made the application much easier to use. Read on as we explore all that’s new and notable.

Published on December 17, 2007

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB External Hard Drive

Choosing the right external HDD can be tough. In order to sell, products such as the OneTouch 4 rely on their robust software bundle to help move off the shelf. People should be given a solid backup suite, especially given the price. This is exactly where Maxtor fell short, with their OneTouch 4 Plus.

Published on November 23, 2007

Logitech G15 Revision 2

Logitech released a revised G5 mouse earlier this year, and now have given attention to their most popular gaming keyboard, the G15. Updates were made for the sake of size, so a few features have been modified to reflect that. In the end though, it still proves to be an exceptional offering.

Published on October 24, 2007

Saitek 1600DPI & 3200DPI Gaming Mice

Saitek might not be the first name to come to mind when contemplating a gaming mouse purchase, but after taking a look at their 1600DPI and 3200DPI offerings, the message is clear: Saitek has the capability to be a real threat to the better known competition. These mice are not perfect, but we are on the right track.

Published on September 4, 2007

Genius HS-04U & HS-04V Headsets

Gaming headsets are more popular than ever, so it’s no surprise to see such a wide selection available. Although there are some high-quality models available, we found out the hard way that the Genius HS-04U and HS-04V are not some of them.

Published on August 28, 2007

Speedlink Medusa 5.1 and Sennheiser HD555

The choice between stereo and 5.1 headphones can be complicated, so we are taking a look at a popular sub-$150 offering of each type to see which one will come out on top. As we find out, the choice can make quite a big difference depending on what you will use your PC for most.

Published on July 2, 2007

Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard

We took a look at Microsoft and Razer’s first team effort a few weeks ago with our Habu review. Overall, we were left very impressed. Will we receive the same reaction from the new Reclusa gamers keyboard?

Published on May 15, 2007