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Razer Tiamet 7.1: Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review

Posted on 17 August 2017

The introduction of the Razer Tiamet 7.1 has left gaming fanatics drooling over its efficiency and performance and has left other companies spellbound with its supremacy. It has been described on Razer’s website as being the world’s first circumaural headphones (full size headphones), which uses 10 discrete drivers to provide gamers the most amazing audio experience they have ever had.

Ask yourself what price you’re willing to pay to listen to the footsteps of your opponent to gain an upper hand on him. Do you want to precisely “pinpoint” your enemy’s location by accurately tracing the sound of a gunshot? Well these things might not be possible with your regular headsets, but with the Tiamet 7.1, you have an edge over your opponent because of the efficiency of your audio device.

The Razer Tiamet 7.1 is equipped with 10 discrete drivers, 5 in each cup, which provide a gaming experience that is exponentially more stimulating than regular headsets. The sound is so clear and lifelike that you will feel you are actually there and this acoustic awareness will allow you to dominate the battlefield with ease and confidence.

A control unit is also supplied, which can be used to easily tune your headphones. Adjust the volume of each audio channel individually to enhance sound quality, depending on the game and its sound effects. Turn up the bass or tone it down, it is all a matter of personal preference. The control box makes it extremely simple to configure your headset. It also gives you the ability to switch between your desktop speakers and your headphones at the press of a button, saving you the time and the effort of rewiring your device.

The Tiamet 7.1 is also equipped with a boom mic – which is easily adjustable. You can bend the mic in any position, adjusting it to suit your convenience. This is to facilitate in-game chat, which can be vital to turn the odds in your favor.

Experts at Razer have outdone themselves with a product that has attracted the attention of gamers throughout the industry. Sure, they come with a $200 price tag, but the experience – that really matters.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus: Revolutionary Gaming Laptop

Posted on 31 July 2017

A decade ago, high-Fi gamin on laptops was considered absurd with so many standalone components that had to be purchased. The inception of gaming laptops brought a boom in the gaming industry, a much needed win for PC-based gamers that preferred PC gaming in comparison to buying consoles such as the PlayStation or the Xbox. Gaming laptops, in the beginning, were huge, bulky machines which had a limited amount of memory and laughable specifications. But they have come a long way.

Modern gaming laptops are slim, smart and savage. Take the ASUS ROG Zephyrus, which is an absolute beast. It has set very high standards among ultra-thin laptops, taking competitors by surprise.

The ASUS Zephyrus is one of the most aesthetically built laptops in the world, which gives its owner a sense of pride.
When it comes to ASUS’s flagship PC, it’s not just the look that’s appealing. In terms of performance, it may be one of the best we have seen so far. It is extremely powerful – and I mean ridiculously powerful. With an Intel Core i7 Quadcore processor and 16 GB RAM, the ASUS Zephyrus packs a powerful punch. If you have these specs, you don’t have to read the game requirements on the back of the disk cover.

ASUS has also incorporated 512 GB of storage space in the hard disk and an 8 GB NVIDIA Graphic card, which gives the Zephyrus unmatchable performance capability.

Weighing just less than 4.9 pounds, it has a 15.6 inch screen with Full HD resolution (1920×1080), which gives you the ultimate gaming experience without straining your eyes because of the anti-glare screen.

The ASUS Zephyrus might be one of the most popular laptops in the world; however, gamers have reported a couple of drawback in its overall design. For example, the absence of an SD card slot prevents gamers from using a popular form of storage to create a backup of their data. The only good thing about the keyboard is its appearance. It performs poorly.

Perhaps the most serious issue users have had with the ASUS Zephyrus is its battery life, which has been described by critics as being “laughable.” Choose wisely before buying the laptop; it does have beastly performance, but be wary of its poor battery life.

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Origin Evo15-S Review: Thinner, Lighter and VR Ready

Posted on 20 July 2017

Portability really isn’t something you commonly associate with gaming laptops. Most of the flagship devices in the category are over an inch in thickness. But I guess thinner is better. With the new Ultra- thin Origin EVO15-S, things are changing. This 15-inch VR gaming laptop is half the thickness and weight of other popular devices from popular companies such as NVIDIA.
This ultra-thin laptop has all the features, which its more bulky counterparts have to offer, hence the success of the device.

Features:
o NVIDIA GTX 1060 6 GB Graphics Card, which gives you the ultimate gaming experience.
o Use the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive for a desktop ready gaming experience, which is certainly something that is fresh.
o 7th generation Intel Core i-7 Quad core processor with Turbo Boost coupled with Hyper-Threading technology to allow you to run the latest applications and heaviest games with ease. Lightning fast speeds are guaranteed.
o 16 GB of DDR4 memory gives you the privilege of saying goodbye to delays in switching apps and slowdowns in the system.
o 2 terabytes of storage capacity enable you to store your data without fretting over how much storage space is left on the disk.
o Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Dual Band Wireless Networking, LAN card and USB Connectivity allow you to connect to your phone, should you need to do so.

The poorly placed power button and the absence of a touch screen can create reluctance amongst some gamers. It is also absurdly expensive, which acts as a major hindrance in sales, but it being expensive does not justify the fact that it is not worth the cost. Although many other laptops are available with the same NVIDIA Graphics card for a considerably less amount of capital, this is by far the best.

Despite these unfavorable features of the EVO15-S, it has certainly proved that gaming laptops do not have to be the size of cartons, which break your back every time you carry them.

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Dell Ultrasharp 24 Review: Ideal for Gaming

Posted on 08 May 2017

Dell’s Ultrasharp 24 monitor (U2417H) is the latest in its 24 inch monitor category which has been announced since 2012. The range of monitors has always been acclaimed as ideal for gamers and users in general. The monitors in Dell’s Ultrasharp category have won numerous awards over the years in recognition of their exceptional performance and plentiful features.

The monitor has a widescreen 16:9 panel with IPS display and LED backlight. The display has a crystal-clear 1920×1080 resolution. It features 8ms quality and a 2 million to 1 high dynamic contrast ratio. Plus, the overdrive gray-to-gray response time is ideal, minimizing glare or distortion and ensuring crisp and sharp images. The IPS display ensures color consistency, sharp picture quality and a wide color gamut. Screen brightness can go up to 150 nits. The monitor uses environment friendly materials and ensures less electricity consumption.

In terms of built quality, the monitor is flexible and adjustable tailored to suit your viewing experience. Although the feel of plastic gives the monitor a flimsy sensation it is still quite adaptable to different angles. The height can easily be adjusted and can be positioned at any angle required. The thin bezel that surrounds the display gives an exemplary look in a less weight.

Connectivity options are also quite versatile with the following options:
o HDMI
o USB 3.0 ports (4x)
o Display port
o Mobile High-definition Link support
o Audio out

The display is ideal for gaming at 1080p and given the tight budget, with a price tag of $250 it can be considered as the cheapest IPS monitor available in market with great color accuracy and display quality. The monitor comes with a 3 years warranty in parts and labor which is all covered under Dell’s Advanced Exchange Service. The contents that are included in the box are a Display Port and USB (upstream) cable, a Quick Start Guide, a user manual, and a CD that contains several resources, such as drivers.

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Asus ROG Strix GL753: 17.3″ Gaming Laptop

Posted on 06 April 2017

If you love gaming and are looking for a laptop PC that will fulfill your gaming needs, then search no more as Asus GL753 is the perfect laptop for you as its Kaby Lake processor combined with Nvidia’s Pascal graphics tech will offer you a very fast performance, tons of storage and a vibrant display and much more and all that at an reasonable price – $1,270.

Asus ROG Strix gets an edge over other gaming computers as it is not only cheaper than most but it also offers a better performance. The i7 processor and the Pascal based Nvidia GeForce GTX graphic card brings makes gaming experience an amazing one. The 16GB of memory allows the PC to run smoothly and never lets your games to lag.

While other gaming laptop PCs are usually bulky and heavy, the ASUS GL753 is thin and weighs only 6.6 pounds which makes it easier to carry. It measures 1.2 by 16.3 by 10.7 inches which means it covers as much desk space as any other regular laptop PC would. The metal finish on both the aluminum lid and plastic cover gives the PC a very sharp look. The red accents and the Republic of Gamers logo also make the laptop very eye-catching.

The display is a Full HD, which also allow you to get wide viewing angles of up to 160-degrees. The colors and images are very sharp and highly detailed so that your games look even more realistic. The resolution panel is amazingly bright as it can go up to 349 nits in the center.

The Asus ROG Strix GL753, being a gaming PC, offers you excellent connectivity so it is much more fun and easier for you to play games on LAN or online. The laptop features a dual-band 802.11 ac Wi-Fi for better wireless connectivity. Moreover, the device features a built-in HD webcam, Bluetooth 4.1 and much more.

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Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Posted on 16 January 2017

Headphones are practically everywhere, making them not hard to find. However, when it comes to wireless surround sound headphones with a comfortable fit, boom microphone and long battery life which you can use across your house from your laptop or PC, the options are not only limited but also quite expensive. But with the introduction of Logitech’s G533, you can enjoy high quality sound for a much reasonable price of $150.

Features
o Excellent audio performance with DTS Headphones X 7.1 and Pro-G audio drivers
o 15 hour battery life
o Noise cancellation microphone
o Fine-tune controls
o Optimum design
o Micro pop filter

These wireless headphones come with plenty of bass and clear mids, which means they can get super loud without distorting the sound. Besides the sound quality, the wireless connection is also topnotch, with zero disconnections and fast connection.
The battery inside the Logitech’s G533 can last you up to 15 hours and is also replaceable, though remember that these headphones lack the typical passive mode you can just plug in a cable and carry on with your work when the battery dies. You will always need batteries to use them.

They also come along with an inbuilt noise cancelling microphone and a bendable, articulating microphone with a small pop filter. Although the sound comes off very clear, it can at times sound more digital and tinny. The headset also features a configurable “sidetone” that allows you to tune your own voice which you hear in the headset.

Overall, the Logitech’s G533 is a great package. These headphones are lightweight and comfortable and do wireless just fine. Although not free of shortcomings and inconveniences, the G533 are a great option if you are looking for high standard gaming audio gear for a reasonable price. Therefore, you should definitely consider this option if you are looking for a pair of decent headphones for everyday use.

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Oculus Touch Review: Rift Touch Controller

Posted on 16 December 2016

Oculus Touch was designed to bring users an immersive experience of next-generation virtual reality when watching their favorite movies, playing a favorite game, or simply spending some quality time with friends in VR. The Oculus Touch combines Rift’s top display technology coupled with it low-latency, precise constellation tracking system which enables presence sensation, making you feel as if you are living in the moment. The experience of presence is simply magical, and makes everything way more exciting.

Features

  • Natural Movement and Gestures: The company has made the management of touch controllers much simpler with the help of intuitive actions. You will know how to use the controllers even before actually using them.
  • Refined and Advanced Design: From the minute you pick up the Oculus Touch, you will see and feel the attention to detail that went into its construction and design. Comfortable, customizable, beautiful, and adaptable, Oculus Touch brings you the design and technology just as incredible as the experiences it allows.
  • Wide Base of Connectivity: Since Oculus is partnered with best component and PC manufacturers, Oculus Touch can be connected to a diverse range of systems that are optimized for Rift. They have been assembled, designed, and tested while keeping Rift in mind, so that users can be confident about having a great virtual reality experience.
  • High Quality Sensors: The capacitive sensors of the Oculus Touch controller’s are its single coolest feature, which can detect how they are being held. Finger-by-finger enunciation is not offered, however astonishingly responsive virtual hands are provided, giving you precise movements and gestures.

The Rift Family comes in three different packages, starting from $199 (Rift), and going up to $798 (Rift plus Touch). With Oculus Touch, you can now become part of the Rift community and enjoy the brand new experience of virtual reality in gaming and movies, while also making friends along the way.

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