Today we continue our capsule review series with a quick test of the QacQoc USB-C to HDMI adapter. We’ve put it through its paces, and here’s what we’ve learned about this essential £15 adapter.Manufacturer’s specs & featuresUSB-C 3.1 SuperSpeed input (up to 10Gb/s) HDMI output up to 4K / 60Hz Ultra-portable (45 x 23 x 10mm, 18.1 grams) Sleek aluminium finish that matches MacBookDesign
As described, this USB-C to HDMI adapter has an aluminium finish that provides a sense of durability and style. The adapter is quite small, making it easily man-portable even for those with weaker strength [...]
Alongside the Khan Pro headset and Kone Aimo mouse, we received a Kanga mousepad with our recent Roccat review unit shipment. Here’s our brief review of the £6 Kanga!Manufacturer’s FeaturesWear-tested cloth material Comfortable gaming size265 x 210 x 2mm 320 x 270 x 2mm 850 x 330 x 2mmImproved axis flow Excellent for any mouse Rubberised backingDesign
The Kanga is a traditional cloth mouse, available in three sizes. Our sample is the medium size, 320 x 270 x 2mm. The black mousepad has a Roccat Kanga logo in the lower right corner. The back is rubberised to ensure its permanence.Testing
We used the Kanga for a few days, [...]
Today we’re looking at some keycaps made by Drevo, the makers of many rather good mechanical keyboards. Here’s what you need to know!
Materials: These keycaps are made from PBT, a kind of plastic. PBT is generally considered to be a more premium alternative to the most common keycap material, ABS. PBT is preferred by some because it offers a slightly rougher finish and better durability. However, like many elements of the world of mechanical keyboards, this is a matter of personal preference as well. The keycaps are 1.5mm thick.
Legends: The legends are laser etched on the front of each keycap. This removes the possibility of [...]
The Tyrfing V2 is an elegant tenkeyless keyboard, with plate-mounted Cherry MX-style mechanical switches produced by Outemu floating above a black metal base. You have the option for Brown, Blue, Red or Black switches, which are tactile, clicky, soft linear and linear, respectively.
Each switch is topped by an ABS keycap, with lasered legends that allow the RGB backlighting beneath to shine through. Unlike most other mechanical keyboards, Drevo have selected a stylish capitalised typeface to label their keycaps, and have opted to spell out most keys (e.g. the Windows key is WIN, not a Windows symbol). This produces a consistent and stylish [...]
Today we’re looking at Roccat’s latest and greatest mouse, the Kone AIMO RGBA. This mouse distinguishes itself with a colourful design, precise Owl-Eye optical sensor and deep game integration. Let’s put it to the test!SpecificationsOwl-Eye no-acceleration optical sensor (400 – 12,000 DPI) Omron switches (up to 50 million clicks) 1000Hz polling rate, 1ms response time 50G acceleration, 250ips maximum speed Adjustable angle snapping, lift-off distance ARM Cortex-M0 50MHz + 512kB onboard memory 1.8m braided USB cableDesign
The Aimo has an asymmetric design designed for right-handed users, available in three colour schemes: black, grey [...]
Let’s begin by taking a closer look at the design of the S277HK, which is actually quite remarkable. The first thing you notice is the display, which spans twenty-seven inches with ~1cm bezels on the top and sides. The bezel terminates in an faux-aluminium silver frame, which makes for a classy look. On the bottom, we have some more faux-metal embossed with the acer wordmark in the centre.
The feeling of elegance also extends to the monitor’s stand, which sports an interesting asymmetric design. While the metal base is centred below the monitor, the stand sits off to the right side. Thankfully, the monitor’s stability remains [...]