The most ridiculously named keyboard of all time
What’s in a name? When it comes to the mechanical keyboard sitting on my desk called the Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma Stealth, there’s a heck of a lot. In fact, I reckon I can tell you everything you need to know about the good ol’ RBWTECS just by unpacking each one of these weighty terms. Let’s give it a go!
Razer is a name that carries a lot of weight in gaming circles, and not always for the right reasons. Despite (or perhaps because of) the company’s popularity, hardcore mechanical keyboard fans turn their noses up at Razer products, [...]
After the release of the GTX 1080 TI, it seemed like the war between the Graphics Card People and the Monitor People was over. Finally, after years of trying, General Nvidia had produced a single graphics card capable of sixty frames a second at that mighty 4K resolution. But the Monitor People didn’t take that defeat lying down… and now, Acer’s Hellforges have produced a new secret weapon: a 4K monitor that runs at 144 Hz. In whispers, folks call it the Predator X27; they say that no single graphics card can best it.
The X27 hasn’t yet arrived at the front lines, but scattered sightings and hearsay paint a fearsome picture. Dispatches insist it [...]
When it comes to tech reviews, it’s rare to cover products that are more than a few months old — maybe a year at the absolute most. Yet today, we’re looking at an almost uniquely enduring piece of technology, which first debuted in 2009: the Blue Microphones Yeti.
This USB microphone is billed as ‘the ultimate professional USB microphone’, and that’s not an empty boast. I’ve heard this microphone recommended for podcasters and game streamers for most of the past decade, with thousands swearing by its audio quality and ease of use. Finally though, I get to put it to the test — let’s begin!Features & [...]
Speedlink aren’t the most well known maker of mice, but they’re still a solid budget option. We’ve been pretty happy with their mice in the past, thanks to their low price points and decent build quality, and now we’re looking at one more: the Fortus. This is the first wireless mouse that we’re testing from Speedlink, so let’s see how it compares to its wired brethren!Features & specificationsPrecise optical sensor with adjustable resolution from 600 to 2,400dpi LED illumination with 4 breathtaking colours Ergonomically designed with thumb indent for right-handed use 2.4GHz wireless technology with a range of up to 6m Compact [...]
Today we’re looking at the EgoIggo, a Smart TV box that runs Android 6.0. The box is relatively powerful, with a quad-core Cortex A53 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, two USB ports and Micro SD expansion. It also comes with everything you need to make it work: the box itself, power and HDMI cables and a remote. Let’s take a closer look in our rapid review.Design
The EgoIggo is a simple and squat black box, with a cheerful identifying mark on its roof and little else. The front of the device contains the little IR window that allows the remote to work, so remember to place this somewhere the remote can see it.
On the back, [...]
A large part of our work here at XSReviews involves getting up close and personal with bits of electronics. Sure, we can review gadgets by just using them, but often the real insights come when you actually take things apart. That’s why I’m excited to have a look today at the Taylor M Electronics Toolkit Plus from Speedlink.
This tiny screwdriver set comes nicely presented in a small metallic storage case, which accommodates 10 bits and the aluminium-and-plastic bit holder.
Here are the bits you’re provided with:Torx: T3, T4 Philips: PH00, PH0, PH1 Slotted: 1.5mm, 1.7mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm Pentalobe: TS1
Each bit feels [...]