If you want to dominate in playing online video games, there are a couple of essential components: a fast monitor, an accurate mouse and a flashy, tactile mechanical keyboard. After that, what more can you do? Of course, there’s a whole lot of other parts to your setup that can be upgraded — and one emerging trend, at least in the meta-humour of the /r/globaloffensive subreddit, is choosing the perfect gaming chair.
Of course, getting a gaming chair doesn’t actually give you much of an advantage in game. It’s not going to make it easier to hear tip-toeing enemies, give you Scream-like accuracy to dispatch a foe with a single mouse click or just play [...]
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, [...]
This 7-inch desk fan from Aukey promises to be a good value option, providing good airflow without significant noise or power use. Let’s put it to the test.SpecificationsFan Speed: 1700rpm (±10%) Airflow: 136cfm Noise Level: 39.2dBA Input: DC 5V 0.4A Power Consumption: 2W Connector: USB Color: Gray Dimensions: 210 x 180 x 98.9mm / 8.3″ x 7.09″ x 3.9″ Weight: 98g /3.46ozDesign
The Aukey USB Desk Fan has a traditional design, with a three-blade fan surrounded by a circular frame. The frame is mounted on a two-part metal stand, allowing the fan’s angle and height to be adjusted continuously. The lower sections of the stand have [...]
Today we’re doing something a little different; we’re looking at a sleek LED desk lamp from Oxyled. The T35 is powered by sixteen LEDs, making it cool and energy efficient compared to traditional desk lamps, and the light is relatively inexpensive too at £40. Let’s take a closer look in our rapid review.Design
The T35 produces a warm light, rated between 3800 and 4500K. The LEDs are mounted within an adjustable arm, which can move from almost straight up to straight down (about 160 degrees of motion). No side-to-side or height adjustment is possible.
The light is powered using a removable Micro USB cable which protrudes from the back of the [...]
There are plenty of headset stands on the market, but few are well-suited to holding heavy and long-cabled VR headsets and fragile gaming headphones. One new contender is the NZXT Puck, a magnetic headset stand designed to strap your VR or audio headset conveniently to the side of your PC while keeping long cables safely under wraps. The Puck first appeared as part of NZXT’s VR-focused S340 Elite case, but now it’s available as a standalone accessory in a range of colours for £20 ($20). Here’s our review.FeaturesDesigned for Audio or VR headsets and mounting ease Powerful magnets allow quick and easy mounting Splits apart for extended cable [...]
GoPro make the most well known action cameras, but there are plenty of imitators that promise many of the same features at a dramatically lower cost. For instance, the GoPro Hero5 boasts 4K video recording at 30 fps for £360, while the Tec.Bean 4K Sports Action Camera does the same thing at £50. It’s easy to see why these lesser-known brands have captured a decent share of the market, but do they offer the same experience as the real deal? Let’s answer that in our quick review.Features & specifications4K / 30fps, 1080p / 60fps, 720p / 90fps 16-megapixel photos 170-degree wide angle lens Video, photo, burst photo, time lapse, car mode WiFi and free app [...]