Razer Abyssus Mirrored Edition

The computing industry, like many others, goes in trends and this is no different when discussing peripherals. What companies have begun to do is make peripherals that fill different roles. There are MMO mice and keyboards, ones for FPS and RPGs; there's also the simplified peripherals too. Today I'm taking a look at the Razer Abyssus Mirror Edition, a cut back, slimline mouse with high sensitivity. Let's see how it performs.

XFX HD 5870 Black Edition

The ATI vs Nvidia or Red vs Green battle has been played out for over a decade with many tech enthusiasts strongly camped in one corner or the other. Over past years, the graphics giants have traded blows with the pendulum swinging back and forth but the DirectX 11 skirmish would seem to signal a victory for the red corner.At its launch, ATI’s flagship 5 series card

NZXT Johnny Hue Interview

NZXT are known as one of the most creative case design firms in the world, but nobody really knows how the designing process works. Fortunately for those wondering about this, today XSR has sat down with co-founder and one of the case designers at NZXT, Johnny Hue, to ask him what is involved with the case designing process and how he got into this field.

Metronic Zapbox T2 Freeview HD

With the much warned and anticipated "digital switchover" being rolled out soon the world over, people are looking to pickup digital TV boxes; if they didn't have one already. While there are subscription packages available, one other option is a freeview box allowing for a wider selection of digital channels, with no monthly charge.One such box is the Metronic Zapbox which coes with its own selection of HD channels along with HDMI compatibility. Lets see how it holds up to XSR's testing.

Razer Imperator

Razer are one of those big companies that have been in the gaming peripheral market for quite a long stretch, so it's always with some excitement that we crack open a box of one of their latest products. The one we're taking a look at today is the Imperator gaming mouse which features a very sleek and comfortable looking design, aimed at both the claw grip user as well as the palm approach. Let's see how it gets on in the hand of this claw handed reviewer.

Nerd Fitness: Part 1 – Getting Started

The online world is a weird one, as in some respects we all revert back to stereotypes. Partly for humour, and partly because we don't know each other very well. Typically one of them is that us nerds, geeks and gamers are all fat, lazy, out of shape messes and considering how this is contrasted with the intrinsic hotness of the girl geek, it seems a little unfair. Now of course there are ways around this. You can hit the gym, get a running machine, drink diet shakes, there's plenty you can do to get in shape to break through the stereotype, but it's a little boring. So what can we do to buff up while still maintaining our geeky persona? How can we get fit, while utilising our god given talents as nerds to make the experience fun and interesting?Gentleman, I present to you XSR's guide to Nerd Fitness: Part 1, Getting started.