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​Oculus Go Review: Standalone VR Headset

Posted on 17 May 2018

It wouldn’t be wrong to claim Oculus Go as a new breed of VR tech. This VR headset has a built-in computer. It means you can start watching a movie or playing a game as soon as you put the Oculus Go on. There is no more hassle of connecting headset with your smartphone or gaming console. Oculus go doesn’t need any set up or external tracking sensors. You only need to pick up the controller and it will begin functioning. Isn’t that fantastic?

The headset comes with 5.5inch, 538 ppi panel along with the sharp 2560 x 1440 resolution. The developers and brilliant designers have removed the “screen-door” effect which was a significant problem in the company’s previous flagship headsets. Also, fast-switch LCD display is incorporated into the Go to provide better pixel experience to the users. You will find pixels larger and there will be fewer chances of screen-door effect.

The goggles in Oculus Go are made with topnotch quality. The developers have built them into the strap-mounts allowing the comfortable goggles to sit on each side of your head. The company has released their VR headset with spectacular speakers – which is fantastic for movie buffs and gamers. The device is going to provide you with an otherworldly experience for sure!

You will find numerous VR apps in the in Oculus Go. It comes with three degrees of freedom (DoF) similar to the previous Gear VR. You will not find touchpad on sides of the headset. However, two buttons are given on the top; one to control volume and other for power on/off. Gamers will be delighted to learn that you can find all the fun games apps from Oculus store in no time. Simply download the app on your phone which is available for both iOS and Android users.

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​Asus Zephyrus M (GM501) Review: Laptop for Gamers

Posted on 18 April 2018

The Asus ROG has launched its slimmest laptop yet – the Zephyrus M GM501; it is a worth laptop for gamers! It is safe to say that the machine is an improved version of previous Zephyrus laptops. The device has a slick and unique chassis and has enhanced audio and keyboard qualities. You will find it performing comparatively better compared to notebooks with Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU and 8th Gen Core i7 coffee lake processors.

Asus has kept the exterior simple yet elegant. The laptop comes in Black Titanium – with a two panel lid – vertical striations and horizontal lines giving the device a two-tone effect. The exterior seems quite similar to the brand’s previous flagship device. You will find significant updates in the interior such as the digital touchpad, which they moved along with the keyboard and placed in the center of the deck.

The keyboard and touchpad have gone through a modification process and feels comfortable with an additional numpad. The power button has pushed up on the top of the home key. You will find buttons for the volume and ROG gaming center above the F1-F4 buttons.

The GM501 features two USB 3.1 Type-A ports on the left and one on the right side. So much so, there is an option for a Thunderbolt 3 port and secure lock slot along with HDMI port, combine headphone and power jack on the left side. Also, to enhance your gaming experience, the GM501 sports a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 matte screen. The developers have incorporated Nvidia G-Sync technology as well, which reduces screen latency and tearing. With awesome video qualities, Asus has also significantly improved the audio quality of the machine and you can experience surround sound and fantastic bass as the device is integrated with Sonic Radar 3 software.

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​DJI Goggles Racing Edition Review

Posted on 02 March 2018

People who enjoy drone racing and giving competition to their rivals might be pleased to learn that DJI new goggles can improve their racing experience significantly. The brand has designed DJI Goggles Racing edition for FPV racers and Casual droners.

It would be wrong to state that the makers came up with the idea by combining Fatshark headsets qualities and DJI original goggles. In the variety of DJI goggles, tech enthusiasts noticed racing edition and the outstanding features it offers.

The newly released goggles set works well with the high-resolution camera module and with the customized OcuSync video module. In result, you will get low digital video transmission and analog around 50ms. Moreover, you can also use the racing edition goggles with various DJI drones. It is worth mentioning here that you can opt for its camera to mounting other aircraft or vehicles.

The new DJI goggles will allow OcuSync to install a camera on your racing drone using DJI antenna to make other drones compatible with the DJI racing edition. Apart from this, the OcuSync transmission module along with the racing goggles can receive signals even if it is 7km away.

Due to wireless features, the module can switch between the 2.4 and 5.8 GHz channels without interruption. This is one of those features that casual droners or racer will appreciate.

The company has equipped the new edition with advanced features, and now it can provide you access to flight adjustments, data, gimbal control – which is necessary to make your drone racing experience lasting and exciting.

In this case, you will not need to attach separate module for signal reception. They can control the third party via connecting their racing drone and DJI Goggles to various flight controllers such as F3, F4, and Naze allowing you to fly directly without hindrance.

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​Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review

Posted on 01 March 2018

Windows mixed reality headset has potential to blend real and virtual world effectively giving you an unforgettable experience. Made with the contribution of Microsoft, Asus headset sports impressive features such as:

  • Two high-quality resolutions 1,440×1, with 440 pixel LCDs that comes with native 90Hz refresh rate.
  • A 3.5mm jack is provided regarding microphone and audio support.
  • Front-hinged display
  • 4-meter cable
  • USB 3.0 for data and video along with single cable with HDMI 2.0

Moreover, the headset has got the appealing and interesting design. The makers have revealed that the device with created using the technology that most commonly utilized in digital architecture regarding pattern making with numerous 3D polygons.

The Asus windows headset is lightweight, weighing only 14.1 ounces easy to carry. Also, these headsets are often considered troubling to wear specifically for prolonged hours. The case is different with the Asus ones; the makers have done significant work in the area allowing the headset to balance pressure around your cheeks and nose alike.

Moreover, breathing is also another factor that consumers consider before investing in a device like this. Therefore, the company opted for a breathable material in this regard to make your experience with Asus headset exciting and comfortable.

When it comes to setting up the device, you will be delighted to learn that it is super easy and takes less than 15 minutes for the entire process. The company decided to provide an adequate length cable instead of ridiculously long wires, and that will not disrupt while you use it.

It is noteworthy here that Asus mixed reality comes with 20,000 windows application with 2,000 excess steam VR titles. It indicates investing in an advanced gadget will not only provide a realistic virtual experience but expose you to various apps as well.

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​Microsoft Xbox One X Review: True 4k Gaming

Posted on 17 January 2018

Gamers need to hold their breath as Microsoft has debuted much awaited Xbox One X. It will be exciting for gamers to learn that Microsoft is addressing all those old rants about previous Xbox with newly released Xbox One X. This console is comparatively sleeker, faster and smaller than the original one. And regarding raw power, it is noticeably more enhanced than PS4. The boot-up animation of Microsoft is flawless, loud, and brighter with impressive sound bass. Xbox One X determines brand’s “original 4K” gaming message which makes it the world’s most solid console.

Xbox One X Hardware

It is interesting that Microsoft has managed to keep all this power into a small case, successfully. Xbox one X, regarding volume, is comparatively smaller than Xbox one S. But in some dimensions, it seems larger. The size is moderate, can be fit into a backpack easily. It does feel heavier than S with similar ports and inputs.

And if you wish to connect it to a TV, there is HDMI-in given at set-top box, with an Ethernet port, and two USBs at the front and rare. Like real Xbox One, external power supply is integrated into and dual voltage. The new X looks exactly like the Xbox One S from outside, and for the Kinect, it may need a USB adaptor.

Microsoft came up with a robust Jaguar processor, a Radeon GPU, and 12GB of RAM. Gamers will be stun to learn that with One X, Microsoft has completely kicked out PS4 Pro. It is small but sturdy, includes a 4K Blu-ray player and of course, you will need a sound cooling system to cool this beast.

Xbox One X Promise – 4K Gaming

The real thing about Xbox One X is “true 4K” gaming. And it may give tough time to rivals with its rapid popularity amongst gamers. The Xbox X has the capacity for 4K gaming because it is swift than the original Xbox One. It is slightly less powerful as compared to latest gaming PCs but it depends on which game you will be playing. They have done the impressive work of providing an unforgettable gaming machine.

Microsoft has promised 150 “enhanced” games for the latest version, but it is not sure if they all will be 4K. Some games may be capable of HDR or instead of 4K resolution; some enhancements might have better frame rates. But as Microsoft has promised, other enhancements might come with better frame rates, HDR, and 4K. It is totally up to game developers what they have stored for you and how they can satisfy gamers.

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​LG 34UC89G Curved LED Gaming Monitor Review

Posted on 12 January 2018

LG has always impressed its users with its long monitors, which provides them with an amazing gaming experience. High speed and responsiveness are among the major qualities in LG products. Moreover, LG has introduced another product for those users who spend time in extensive gaming; this is the LG 34UC89G. It has an amazing 2,560 x 1,080 resolution that is fit for a 34-inch widescreen.

Moreover, it is available in the market for just $900. The set price is not too high for the features and specifications it is offering. If you compare it with other similar products, the price is much lower. The LG 34UC89G has a fast IPS panel, G-Sync, and a curved screen. It is an amazing package for those of you who play games.

If you look at its design, this will catch the attention of users easily. You have an option to access the connectors, and manage the cables by the snap-in piece. If you want to accommodate more people, you can tilt it about 20 degrees. Moreover, it only uses a simple joystick like many other monitors. Maneuvering due to the on-screen menu display is straightforward.

The display of the LG 34UC89G is also worth watching. Another amazing feature that it offers is the dot in the center of the display, which will make it easy for you to make a target in your mind as soon as you see this. However, some competitors have marked this product as a slow-speed one due to its IPS panels, and this is not the case.

Looking thoroughly at all the features, you must buy this product if you are a serious gamer. This would give you an amazing experience. Moreover, it is way better than what is introduced by many other companies in the past.

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Razer Phone Review: Smartphone for Gamers

Posted on 07 December 2017

Gamers would be delighted to know that the Razer Phone has launched a smartphone for gamers, which offers excellent sound quality. The company is already well-known for its spectacular gaming laptops and peripherals, and now, they have launched a device focusing on the screen and sound.

Superb Gaming Experience

If you are a true gamer, Razer’s new machine will surely impress you with its LCD technology and more colorful AMOLED. It is designed to deliver improved frame rates and refresh rates which make it ideal for 3D gaming.

The 5.7-inch screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, offering a reliable display but it is the size and resolution that may put rival companies into stress. The Razer Phone will provide an amazing gaming experience that you can’t get on any other smartphone currently available on the market.

Specifications

The smartphone is great for gaming, but that is not the only USP of this device. You get some great specs to work with, including

  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Android 7.1.1
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Storage: 64GB
  • CPU: Snapdragon 835
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Weight: 197g

Dual Front-Facing Speakers

The speakers featured in the smartphone have attracted tech enthusiasts. The dual front-facing speakers with the amplifier on each tuned to Dolby Atmos standards. It is noteworthy here that these are the first THX-certified smartphone speakers.

The company has done an impressive job on them to provide 3D visualization. Whether you are playing a game or watching a video clip, you will enjoy a loud, clear, and crisp sound. They have the right amount of bass as well which is unusual for a smartphone.

Photo by: Razer

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