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Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Corsair is no stranger to the world of gaming peripherals, and 2015’s Scimitar RGB mouse is no stranger to MMO and MOBA games. However, the lack of onboard profile storage hurt its flexibility somewhat. With that corrected, and with a powerful new sensor and updated profile creation software, the newly released Scimitar Pro RGB is poised to stand at the top of the gaming hill.

Published on February 6, 2017
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SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review

Last month we looked at SteelSeries’ fantastic Arctis 5 surround sound headset, but now we’re looking at the top-tier headset in that product family, the Arctis 7. Knowing how well its little brother performed along with how much we liked the last wireless SteelSeries headset that we tested, means the Arctis 7 has some big shoes to fill.

Published on January 30, 2017
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Tesoro Zone Balance Gaming Chair Review

If your butt is left hurting as a result of your chair instead of getting pwn3d by n00bs, then today’s look at the Tesoro Zone Balance gaming chair is for you. We take an in depth look at each of the components and features of Tesoro’s first offering in this market segment, then run it through several weeks of testing that we can really get behind. Our review is better than our humour, so read on!

Published on January 23, 2017
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SteelSeries QcK Limited & QcK+ Limited Gaming Mousepads Review

With our gaming mice being as advanced as they are, we’d hope that no one using one is also using a subpar mousing surface. While a mousepad might seem like a minor bullet-point for a gaming PC, it’s an important one, as a smooth, hassle-free surface can improve your aim and help you dominate. Can we say that about SteelSeries’ latest QcK pads? There’s only one way to find out.

Published on January 17, 2017
SteelSeries QcK+ Limited Gaming Mousepad

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 Compact AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Innovation is defined as “the introduction of something new” and “a new idea, method, or device”. All-in-one liquid CPU coolers may not be new, but Cooler Master has the new idea and device portion covered with its MasterLiquid Maker 92 cooler. This innovative marvel is poised to change how coolers are designed, but it will have to fight an uphill battle against formidable air coolers.

Published on January 12, 2017
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Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam Review

More and more YouTubers and Twitch streamers are popping up each day and Logitech aims to have them covered with the C922 Pro Stream webcam. We put it through the ringer and show our readers first hand exactly what to expect in terms of video and audio recording quality. “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!”

Published on December 13, 2016
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Tesoro Announces the Zone Balance Gaming Chair

Taiwanese peripheral manufacturer and proud eSport sponsor, Tesoro, has officially announced its brand new Zone Balance gaming chair. A first for the company, the Zone Balance aims to provide gamers with all of the key comforts so that less thought is put towards keeping their backside comfy, and more put towards keeping…..

Published on November 25, 2016
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LEPA Announces NEOllusion Remote Control RGB CPU Cooler

Taiwanese firm LEPA has put 2016’s Computex prototype of the NEOllusion RGB air cooler into full production, just in time for the holidays. What’s so special about another cooler? How about on the fly changes to the RGB options via remote control? Yep. There’s no extra software needed, nor does the chassis…..

Published on November 17, 2016
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Headset Review

After 2 years we’re back looking at another headset from SteelSeries. Where the last one occupied the premium end of the scale with a price tag to match, the new Arctis series is set to take aim at the mainstream market, but retain the premium features. Read on to see how the Arctis 5 stacks up.

Published on November 14, 2016
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NZXT Unveils the All New Kraken Series of All In One Liquid CPU Coolers

When NZXT released the original Kraken all-in-one liquid CPU cooler, it proved that it could hang with the big boys. ┬áToday the Los Angeles-based company is upping the ante by announcing┬áthe all new 240mm Kraken X52, and updated versions of the 140mm X41 and 280mm X61 named the X42 and X62, respectively.…..

Published on October 19, 2016
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ENERMAX Announces The STEELWING Small Form Factor Chassis

If you’re the type of PC enthusiast who’s always on the lookout for something different, then today is your day as ENERMAX announces its new STEELWING micro-ATX/mini-ITX aluminum chassis. Don’t let the name fool you. Other than the tempered glass panel on the left side, the rest of the chassis is made…..

Published on October 12, 2016
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SteelSeries Unveils Arctis Headset Lineup, High-end Kit For A Chill Price Tag

The gloves are off kiddies, as SteelSeries officially announces its new Arctis high performance headset lineup. Now we said “high performance”, not high priced, which unfortunately seems to go hand-in-hand most times, seeing how some headsets can cost hundreds of dollars. Thankfully that’s not the case with SteelSeries’ freshest headset creations, but…..

Published on October 4, 2016

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240mm All in One Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Most of us have heard the quote, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” It appears Cooler Master has taken it to heart with its MasterLiquid Pro 240 all-in-one liquid cooler. Read on as we cover the inventions that make this cooler an absolute necessity.

Published on September 20, 2016
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Big Cooling For Little PCs: Corsair H5 SF All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling options for those building or upgrading an itty bitty mini-ITX system are few and far between, and even less so if liquid cooling is a must. Fear not small form factor lovers, Corsair is here to save the day with the H5 SF, the mightiest of all mini all-in-one liquid coolers, so read on to see if it can keep up with today’s pint sized powerhouses.

Published on September 1, 2016

NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Tower Chassis Review

If you’re on the fence about which chassis to choose for your mini-ITX build or upgrade, we’d like to present the NZXT Manta as a clear contender for your hard earned dollars. It’s well designed, well built, has room for some serious hardware, and has more bells and whistles than many other mini-ITX only chassis. Check it out.

Published on August 25, 2016

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Speaker Review

If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker system to blast some tunes while on the go, you’re likely looking for something compact, but can also provide good sound and a long battery life, as well as durability that’ll take life’s bumps. Even though it’s not without its shortcomings, we think we’ve found one in the Ultimate Ears BOOM 2.

Published on March 4, 2016

SteelSeries Apex M800 Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

SteelSeries has always been a heavy hitter in the world of peripherals. With a slew of highly touted mice, keyboards, and headsets, it looks to take things to the next level with the Apex M800 illuminated gaming keyboard. Does it have another winner on its hands, or are thousands of gamer nerds wrong? Read on to find out.

Published on February 10, 2016

Ghost in the Shell First Assault – Stand Alone Complex Online Announced

If you’re an anime fan like I am, there are a few standout titles on your short list. One of them is most likely Ghost in the Shell, Masamune Shirow’s cyberpunk masterpiece. If you happen to also be a gamer, you’re really going to like what came down the pipes earlier. Nexon…..

Published on September 17, 2015

Synology DiskStation DS415play 4-bay NAS Review

Do you hoard digital media? Do you wish your unsupported files played on a media device of your choice? Do you need a central location for storing all files? These three scenarios point to an attractive solution: Synology’s DS415play NAS. Whether for work or for play, this user-friendly NAS has something for everyone.

Published on August 26, 2015

Tegra On The Small Screen: NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review

In the market for a new streaming device? What about an HTPC? Maybe a new gaming system? What if you could have all of those rolled into one? If I have your attention, then the NVIDIA Android Shield TV may be for you. Get ready for maximum couch time and maximum performance, but with minimum effort… and money!

Published on August 10, 2015

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