Category Archives: Technology

Tech Review: The NVIDIA SHIELD is a Robust Streaming Device, With One Hefty Caveat

The NVIDIA SHIELD is a streaming device for the modern age – sleek, fast and multi-modal. It functions as both a universal entertainment device, featuring apps like Netflix, Stan and Spotify, as well as a game streaming device, allowing interfacing with Steam and NVIDIA-powered PCs. Continue reading Tech Review: The NVIDIA SHIELD is a Robust Streaming Device, With One Hefty Caveat

Tech Review: Logitech G512 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard: Good manners

The Logitech G512 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard is very well mannered. It has the rapid fire response times you’re looking for in a gaming keyboard, but the click from its switches as you type is minimal. This makes it a board that can do it all — you can use this as a day-to-day office board and not drive your co-workers crazy, and you can use it for fast-paced games when you clock off. Continue reading Tech Review: Logitech G512 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard: Good manners

Tech Review: Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speakers: Blue light disco

It’s a bit weird reviewing a pair of PC speakers in 2018. A casual poll of friends who use desktop PC’s for work, gaming or both revealed that every last one of them use headphones, for a variety of reasons. Some of them have infants they don’t want to wake up. Some of them are playing multiplayer games and don’t want sound feeding back through their mics. Some work in offices where speakers aren’t appropriate. So I find myself torn when reviewing Logitech’s G560 speakers. I like them very much, they have a very nice sound, but I found myself wondering who they’re for. Continue reading Tech Review: Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speakers: Blue light disco

Tech Review: Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System: Free to play

There is a pervasive assumption among PC gaming hobbyists that wireless accessories like mice are going to be a problem. That corded solutions are always the way to go. For a long time, this rather conventional wisdom was correct, but its getting harder and harder for it to stand up under scrutiny. Devices like Logitech’s Powerplay Wireless Charging mat are a great example of how wireless tech is meeting its cabled counterparts in utility and accuracy. Continue reading Tech Review: Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System: Free to play

Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger Core: Great sound on a budget

The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core shouldn’t sound as good as it does. This is a $70 AUD pair of headphones. You expect certain things from $70 headphones. You expect them to be cheap. You expect them to be made from hard, unyeilding plastic that keeps them from being worn comfortably for long periods. You certainly don’t expect them to sound good. But they do. Continue reading Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger Core: Great sound on a budget

Tech Review: Elgato Game Capture HD60 S: Easy does it

Younger audiences don’t give a shit about television. They watch Netflix, they watch YouTube and, in greater numbers than ever, they’re watching Twitch. This means that Twitch has become an attractive platform for streamers of all stripes to get their start. Elgato’s HD60 S is, for the first-time streamer, exactly the kind of kit you need as you set out on the road to internet stardom. Continue reading Tech Review: Elgato Game Capture HD60 S: Easy does it

Tech Review: Cygnett FreePlay Wireless Earphones: Puzzle bobble

One thing a pair of earphones should do the first time you put them in your ears is make a good impression. Before you even turn them on, they should sit comfortably in the ears with minimal wobble and, ideally, not make you feel like Lobot from Star Wars (though I’ve reviewed my share that do). Cygnett’s FreePlay Wireless Earphones did not make a great impression when I first tried to put them in. They require a bit of warming up to, but will reward you if you give them the space. Continue reading Tech Review: Cygnett FreePlay Wireless Earphones: Puzzle bobble

Tech Review: Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast integrate with Alexa to become the perfect home and outdoor speaker

From Ultimate Ears previous releases of the Boom 2 and Megaboom, the company has just released the satisfying modern upgrades of the Blast and it’s seriously larger friend, the Megablast. The well-known strong and robust build of UE speakers have been improved with the incorporation of Amazon’s Alexa to not only accompany you in the outdoors, but have prime placement in your house. Continue reading Tech Review: Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast integrate with Alexa to become the perfect home and outdoor speaker

Tech Review: Can a Compact Camera Handle Like a D-SLR? We Test Canon’s Powershot G1 X Mark III

Boasting “DSLR Performance in a compact body”, Canon’s Powershot G1X Mark III claims to be a “compact without compromise” – and it does a pretty good job of living up to those claims.

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