Gaming Peripherals

Tech Review: Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esport Gaming Headphones: Practically perfect

July 30, 2018

The Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esport Gaming Headphones, the latest refresh of Plantronics’ longrunning RIG 500 line, are about as close to the perfect gaming headset as any I’ve ever used.

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Tech Review: Logitech G903 Wireless Gaming Mouse: Strike true

July 26, 2018

What do you need in a good gaming mouse? Like, really need? You need it to be comfortable. You need its action to be smooth and precise. You need it to have the requisite buttons for basic play, and maybe one or two extra for customisation and macros. When it comes to designing gaming mice, […]

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Tech Review: Logitech G512 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard: Good manners

July 19, 2018

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 […]

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

July 12, 2018

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 […]

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

July 12, 2018

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 […]

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Tech Review: Edifier G4 Gaming Headphones: Boom, boom, boom

June 6, 2018

Gaming headsets have reached an interesting tipping point. For years many of them weren’t worth the price of the box they came in. They sported ugly, heavy designs, poor quality materials and sound quality to match. But over the last five years manufacturers have — to my shock — begun to shift their focus towards […]

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Games Review: AK Racing Overture Gaming Chair: Fun on the bun

June 4, 2018

I have a long history of dissatisfaction with desk chairs. I break them very easily, and its never because I mistreated them. I use them as a day-to-day work prop this is apparently too much to ask because within six-to-nine months, they’re sagging and bent in ways that suggest my 95kg frame is much heavier […]

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

May 17, 2018

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 […]

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

April 27, 2018

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 […]

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Tech Review: Plantronics RIG 800LX Gaming Headset: Big money, no whammies

April 4, 2018

For the longest time, I railed against gaming headphones across the board. As an audiophile, there was no part of them anyone did right. They were all huge, heavy and ugly with huge bass that blew the sound to hell. In the last couple of years however, I’ve found myself finally coming around on gaming […]

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