Category Archives: Technology

The new Razer Blade laptop is their thinnest and fastest yet

Hardware and peripheral maker Razer have made a name for themselves in the gaming PC market in the last decade, giving competitors like Alienware a run for money with high-end hardware and sleek exterior design. Another year means a product refresh and the 2018 Razer Blade is here. At 15.6″ and 0.66″, it’s Razer’s thinnest 15-incher yet, but don’t its small stature fool you into thinking they’ve had to skimp on specs. Continue reading The new Razer Blade laptop is their thinnest and fastest yet

Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headphones: Long, loud life

Gaming headphones have come such a long way in the last couple of years, particularly those of the wireless variety. Gone are the days of terrible sound and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it battery lives. Now, if you aren’t providing premium quality sound, no-one wants a bar of you. HyperX has always seemed to be a gaming peripheral maker that knew this better than anyone else in the space. In the Cloud Flight wireless headset, they’ve created what might be their best audio work to date. Continue reading Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headphones: Long, loud life

Tech Review: Kindle Oasis (2018): I think I might’ve read this one before

To say that Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is one of the nicest e-readers I’ve ever used would be to undersell it. Amazon are so good at building these devices by now that there’s almost no room in the market for anyone else. But, for good or ill, it’s also quite clear that Amazon have taken their e-reader to what may be its technical and logical conclusion. It’s light, its feature-rich, the battery remains ridiculously long, they’re still charging way too much for it and nothing about it has changed substantially in a few years now. Continue reading Tech Review: Kindle Oasis (2018): I think I might’ve read this one before

Tech Review: Edifier S880DB Bookshelf Speakers: At home in the office

We’ve covered a few of Edifier’s range of bookshelf speakers on The Iris before, so taking the S880DB twin set for a spin made sense. In keeping with the company tradition of quality sound in a compact package with a price point that may make you wince on first inspection, the S880DB represents the perfect speaker set for audiophiles with a home office. Continue reading Tech Review: Edifier S880DB Bookshelf Speakers: At home in the office

Tech Review: Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 Desk Speakers: The sound of cannonfire

You review enough gadgets and speakers and eventually you get a sense for The Order of Things. You can tell a lot about a device just from looking at the promo images — you get an idea of their size, the design philosophy and where their predicted strengths and weaknesses will lie. And sometimes they arrive and you realise that you’re maybe not as smart as you thought you were. Continue reading Tech Review: Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 Desk Speakers: The sound of cannonfire