Although it may sound like a new, innovative technology, virtual reality has tried its luck in the world of video games once before. Sega launched its VR headset for the Megadrive console (a bit like today’s Sony PlayStation VR) in 1991, and several immersive VR pods and headsets were released in the following year. Computer Gaming World, one of the most prestigious gaming magazines, predicted “affordable VR” by 1994. Nintendo released its “Virtual Boy”, and Forte released its VFX1, a PC virtual reality headset supported by games like Quake, System Shock, and Descent, later that year. Then the VR fever winded down, and headsets were forgotten for almost [...]
The Anne Pro is one of the best known budget mechanical keyboards — but why is it so popular? Let’s take a closer look at what makes this keyboard such a standout, particularly at its modest price!It’s gorgeous and customisable
The first reason has got to be that the Anne Pro sports an RGB backlit, which is programmable via a Windows, iOS or Android app. That makes changing between different lighting schemes very convenient, as you can see in the video shot by Anne Pro owner Ryvaeus on Reddit — pretty sweet, right?!
Combine this with the fact you can choose between a black and a white/yellow version of the Anne Pro, and you can see [...]
German peripherals company Speedlink have taken to Gamescom 2017 to unveil their latest gaming headset, the Maxter. It comes in stereo and 7.1 surround sound models, and will suit the PC or PS4.
We haven’t gotten on well with all of Speedlink’s headsets in the past — one of our reviews had the subtitle ‘Once a Gorgon, Always a Gorgon’ — but this one seems to sport a new design that should hopefully fix a lot of the comfort and usability issues we had with previous models.
The headband adopts the same triple-component design as the SteelSeries Siberia, with two wire-carrying tubes held aloft over the leather-style headband. [...]
Browsing through a thrift store the other day — you wouldn’t believe what treasures one can uncover in such places — I stumbled upon an old, unwanted netbook. It had a small 11-inch screen, a full keyboard complete with arrow keys, a perfect LED-backlit screen and a basic configuration. According to a moribund sticker clinging to the front of the computer, it came complete with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, backed with 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a whopping 250GB of hard disk space.
I remembered craving a netbook when they were first released, but unfortunately these netbooks were a bit over my budget when they they were the new hot tech in town. Happily, [...]