3 months ago

Hardware Review: Nacon RIG 900 MAX HX Gaming Headset

Not too long ago, I covered a then-recently released RIG headset, the 600 PRO HS. One of the cheaper items in the product line, it was pretty good, but a step back from some of their past models. Now, as we approach the holidays, I had the opportunity to look at Nacon’s highest end headset:
5 months ago

Review: Nacon RIG 600 PRO HS Headset

A while back, I wrote a review covering the rather excellent RIG 800 PRO HX gaming headset, and about the only negative thing I could come up with is it’s rather difficult-to-activate power button. With that being the worst thing about it, it sets my expectations high for their next-generation headsets. The 600 PRO has
1 year ago

Hardware Review: Fifine Ampligame H6 Gaming Headset

People don’t often consider gamers to be the kind of people who are also audiophiles. More often than not, the concern is more along the lines of “is the game fun” than it is “am I able to get theater quality audio from a gaming headset.” It shouldn’t be a surprise the focus is often
1 year ago

Hardware Review: Up-Switch Orion Gaming Monitor

What is it that we all want from our gaming handhelds? Long battery life? Comfortable to hold in our hands? All of our favorite games available on the go? Nah, it’s all about that big screen life, baby! Gone are the days of the big brick Game Boy with a screen the size of your
10 Aug 2022

Hardware Review: Nacon RIG 800 PRO Gaming Headset

If you’re a modern gamer, you very likely have or want to have headphones of some variety so you can enjoy your favorite games (and often their music) to their fullest without disturbing others. Particularly in the last decade or two, numerous companies have taken on the challenge of creating a good audio experience from
18 Jun 2022

Hardware Review: Nacon RIG Revolution X Controller

If you’re a regular here, you may remember the review we did a while back on Nacon’s Pro Compact controller for Xbox systems and Windows 10/11, and what we have here today can fairly be described as its big brother: the Revolution X. Billed as “competition grade,” it does pack in some additional features and
29 May 2022

Hardware Review: GoDice

[Edit 6/1/2022: Particula has added buying options for both D&D Shells and a USB charger since the time of writing. The following review remains unchanged.] The internet rules everything around us. At least, that what tech toy manufacturers seem to think. The jokes of everything being “smart” are kind of old at this point, but
30 Aug 2021

Hardware Review: VZR Model One Headset

Good quality sound is very important to me in my media. I can’t enjoy movies or console gaming without my full surround sound speaker setup. I’m more than happy to shell out a couple hundred bucks for quality headphones for my PC. On the other hand, I wouldn’t really consider myself an “audiophile.” Sure, I’m
5 Jul 2021

Hardware Review: RIG Pro Compact Controller

I’ll be honest. My first gaming device was a computer – the Commodore 64. I laid my hands on it barely after I learned to walk. Despite being a big Nintendo fan and getting the original NES for Christmas when I was six, I’ve actually played more games using a keyboard (and mouse later) than
19 Apr 2021

Hardware Review: EwinRacing Champion Gaming Chair (Redux)

WFH Furnishings Back in August of 2019, before COVID-19 was a term, perhaps before it was even in existence, and therefore before people were working from home and spending countless extra hours in their desk chairs, we reviewed EwinRacing’s Champion Gaming Chair. Scoring an impressive 9/10 at that time, we thought it prudent to to
21 Dec 2020

Hardware Review: Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro Controller

For most people, the controller that comes packed in with their gaming console is all they will ever need. After all, it’s the controller a console is built to work with – why would they need anything but the standard? But for some, they want more out of their controller. More buttons, customization options, a
28 Nov 2020

Hardware Review: Astro A20 Gen 2 Headset

If there’s one piece of gaming kit that I’m willing to drop stacks of cash on, it’s a quality headset. I’m no audiophile, but sound quality in games and music is still incredibly important to me…perhaps due to my background in music and radio.
30 Sep 2019

Hardware Review: Viper V570 Blackout Gaming Mouse & Mouse Pad

How much thought do you put into your mouse? That little piece of plastic next to your keyboard that acts as a key component to interacting with what's on your PC screen?
27 Aug 2019

Hardware Review: GoCube

We are well into the age where everything is becoming internet-connected and "smart," whether it makes sense or not. We have room lights that can be controlled by voice and shift colors based on mood. Refrigerators that can keep track of what's inside them and reorder food automatically. Ovens that can be controlled from your smartphone.
21 Aug 2019

Hardware Review: EwinRacing Champion Gaming Chair

When you're going about putting together a gaming PC setup, what are the first things on your mind to purchase? Do you plan to put all your money toward super high-end components, maybe two or three fancy 4K monitors? Perhaps you're the kind of person that maxes out their credit cards on RGB lighting to get the flashiest battlestation around?
5 Aug 2019

Hardware Review: Nanoleaf Rhythm & Nanoleaf Canvas

I do my best to keep up with the latest technology (when I can afford it), and one of the more recent bits of tech that I've been wanting to invest in is smart lights. Oh, how I long to be able to just walk into my apartment and have all the necessary lights turn on automatically, controlling the rest with my voice, maybe even changing hues depending on the time of day or my mood.
3 Aug 2019

Hardware Review: EON Super 64 HDMI Adapter for Nintendo 64

Buffing A Classic Console While it may not be Nintendo’s most successful console, I have a special place in my heart for the Nintendo 64, their first console with native 3D support (Though there were a few games on the SNES with 3D provided by a special chip in the game cartridges themselves). From Super
30 Jul 2019

Hardware Review: Turtle Beach Recon Spark

For being someone with a pretty deep background in music, it's kind of odd that I've never really thought twice about the kind of headphones I use with my various consoles or devices. I've often been the kind of person that'll drop hundreds of dollars on some new electronic thing, but pair it with some cheapo $10 earbuds from the local drugstore.
20 Aug 2018

Hardware Review: PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for XBox One

Stay For the Third Party Third-party controllers have gotten such a stereotypically bad rap that it’s pretty much a meme nowadays. With official controllers for consoles often being quite expensive, though, it was pretty common for someone to own just one or two standard controllers, leaving their siblings, friends, or enemies with horrifying, yet affordable