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Great Wireless Audio For $49: A Review Of Sbode’s M400 Bluetooth Speaker

Published on March 5, 2018 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

If you are on the go and you love music, you need a Bluetooth speaker. They are great companions for working in the kitchen, garage, yard, and even the washroom. I have owned many Bluetooth speakers over the years, to the point where they are now a necessity, so let’s take a look at Sbode’s take on things, with the M400.

Sbode M400 Bluetooth Speaker

The MASTER Of PC Gaming On The Couch? A Review Of The COUCHMASTER Cycon

Published on January 19, 2018 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

Most PC gamers game with a keyboard and mouse at some point, or exclusively. This keyboard/mouse form factor usually limits you to a desk, whereas controllers give you the freedom to game from the couch. COUCHMASTER offers a solution to this, to allow you to game with a keyboard and mouse from your couch and promises comfort. Let’s take a look!

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Getting Back To The Basics: HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Gaming Keyboard Review

Published on November 21, 2017 by Tom Roeder | Comment (1)

Gaming keyboards, or keyboards in general, can be a very polarizing topic. Some want full size planks with RGB lighting and multimedia controls, programmable macros, etc. Some want the smallest possible footprint with no frills; some want silent soft keys, others want keys that will wake the neighbors they are so loud. Where does the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro fall?

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The Best Budget Smartphone? A Review Of ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro

Published on May 3, 2017 by Tom Roeder | Comment (2)

Over the past couple of years, there has been a surge in the budget Android phone market. Up until recently, many budget Android devices were… terrible, at best. ZTE hopes to change that perception with its Blade V8 Pro, a $230 smartphone packing premium specs and a sharp aesthetic. Does it deliver? Let’s find out.

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Keeping Your Eyes On The Road, Covertly – THINKWARE F770 Dashcam Review

Published on March 23, 2017 by Tom Roeder | Comment (5)

Here at Techgage, we have reviewed several dashcams, and they’ve all had their merits. As technology advances, so do the cameras and the features they offer. Today, we are looking at the THINKWARE F770, which boasts front and rear monitoring, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.

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A Look At FNATIC’s Duel Modular Gaming Headset & Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse

Published on January 17, 2017 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

The world of eSports is huge, and growing in popularity with impressive speed across the planet. One of the biggest names in eSports is FNATIC, and today we are looking at a couple of offerings from FNATIC that are used by its players every day; A modular gaming headset and the Clutch G1 mouse.

FNATIC Duel Gaming Headset & Clutch Mouse

Just How Noisy Are Your Surroundings? A Review Of The JLab Audio Flex Bluetooth Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Published on November 11, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

There are so many choices when it comes to headphones these days, especially with the connection methods apparently in flux now thanks to Apple some manufacturers ditching “legacy” connectors. Today we are looking at a Bluetooth Active Noise Cancelling set of headphones from JLab Audio. Are Bluetooth Noise Cancelling headphones the right choice? Let’s take a closer look.

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Competitive Gaming On A Budget – Can It Be Done? FNATIC And AMD Say YES!

Published on October 4, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (12)

Pro gaming on a budget. With help from AMD and FNATIC, a compact LAN party PC was put together, capable of 1080p gaming for just $500. With eSports taking off in a big way, you don’t always need ultra settings to pull off a 360-no-scope. We take this FNATIC sponsored system for a test drive and find out just how much gaming you can pack into a tiny PC with the help of AMD’s APU.

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A Sharper View On Gaming – A Look At The Gunnar Trooper Gaming Glasses

Published on September 30, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

Eye strain is nothing to take lightly, even if you have never experienced it for yourself.  If you look at computer screens for extended periods, it is certainly worth entertaining the idea of looking into something to protect your eyes from the blue emissions from computer monitors.  After all, you only have…..

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A Computer Case, Or Tiny Life House? A Review Of EVGA’s DG-87 Gamer’s Case

Published on September 28, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (4)

EVGA has been expanding into more and more markets lately, including computer cases. This is not an easy market to break into, with so many already great choices out there. EVGA is making an aggressive move into this market with its DG (Designed For Gaming) series of cases, and as we find out, there’s lots to be impressed by.

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Gaming Gear – A Look At NoScope Gaming Glasses And Catalyst Energy Mints

Published on September 12, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (4)

Gaming is a serious business.  Competitive gaming is exploding in popularity, and as a result, LAN parties are becoming more popular than ever.  As gaming becomes more and more competitive, gamers are always on the lookout for something to give them a competitive edge over their opponents.  Today we are looking at…..

A Review Of The Zmodo Pivot Smart Camera Security Solution

Published on September 6, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (2)

Years ago, only the wealthy could afford in-house camera surveillance. The systems were clunky, impractical, and out of reach for most people. With today’s technology, in-home camera systems are more practical, smarter, and able to be easily setup by the average consumer. Is a one-camera security solution right for you?

A Wi-Fi Extender? More like a Wi-Fi Perpetuator! A Review of the Amped Wireless ATHENA-EX AC Wi-Fi Range Extender

Published on August 9, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

In this world of always-being-connected, almost everyone has Wi-Fi low or dead spots in their house or apartment, and nothing is more frustrating that running into this problem, especially when you are busy. Today we are looking at a product from Amped Wireless that promises to end your Wi-Fi range woes, unless you live in Wayne Manor, and even then…

Comfort And Style Meet High Fidelity – A Review Of The Hyper X Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset

Published on July 29, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

Everyone knows that HyperX is a Kingston brand, and that Kingston is well known to deliver quality items to make your digital world easier, and better. Today we are looking at the HyperX Cloud Revolver gaming headset, which promises a studio-grade sound stage. How did this headset fare? Let’s take a closer look and see.

A Mousepad To Conquer Your Desk – A Look At The Tt ESPORTS DASHER Mousepad

Published on July 20, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (1)

The mouse pad is not needed as it once was back in the days of the old ball mice, or even the early optical mice, as they were very particular about their surface.  For example, at my work, my desk surface is wood, and I don’t usually use a mouse pad at…..

Keeping An Unobtrusive Eye On The Road – A Review Of The PapaGo! GoSafe 268 Dashcam

Published on July 20, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

Does a driver today NEED a dashcam? Of course not, but if you know anything about them at all, it is hard to deny their utility, especially today with the number of distracted drivers ever climbing higher. There are more cars on the road today than ever, so why not have an eye witness with you that never looks away?

A Blank Slate For Extreme Customization On A Budget – A Review Of The Cooler Master MasterBox 5

Published on July 7, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

It is really an exciting time to be case shopping. Never before has the consumer had such a selection, with so many features, and so much flexibility for customization. Years ago if you wanted customization, your choices were extremely, frustratingly limited. Today we are looking at a case that trumpets “Make It Yours”, enter the Cooler Master MasterBox 5.

A Rubber Duck That Runs On More Than Imagination – A Review Of Edwin The Duck

Published on June 14, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (1)

Unless you’re Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, I think it’s safe to say that everyone owned a rubber duck at some point in their life. This however, is not your average rubber duck. This is a Bluetooth rubber duck that is a teaching toy, companion, music player, and even a tub-time friend! Meet Edwin The Duck.

EVGA Expanding its Reach Even Further: An Exciting New Line of Cases, the DG, or Designed For Gaming, Series

Published on June 13, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (0)

EVGA has a small presence in the realm of computer cases, with only having the Hadron case series a while back.  EVGA announced an exciting new case lineup target towards gamers and enthusiasts, the DG series. The new cases are called EVGA DG-84, 85, 86, and 87.  With the DG-84 entering the…..

A Review Of The Braven BRV-XXL – An Immense Speaker With Portability To Match

Published on May 26, 2016 by Tom Roeder | Comment (2)

We live in a portable world. Everything must be portable. Too often, compromises are made to accommodate this demand of portability, and that holds true especially when it comes to audio. Braven is no stranger to portable audio, but its latest creation might be its best yet. Can you really have it all in a portable speaker? Let’s find out if the Braven BRV-XXL can allow us to answer “yes”.

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