Another day, another gaming peripheral. Viper just launched two models, the V550 and V551 optical gaming mouse. You might feel like shrugging this one off, but there’s a feature here that’s worth hearing out. Also, we’re looking at another couple of $50 options here that seem worth checking into. Even though the Viper branding is a large part of the appeal, we’ll highlight some key features. Continue reading “Viper Launches V550 and V551 Optical Gaming Mouse”
Lamptron is that quirky company that does some really interesting things. Fan controllers aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love what they do. That said, I felt like the end of days were coming for Lamptron. All the CD drive bays are going extinct! No worries because the latest SM436 and TC20 controllers found an amazing solution using the PCI mounts. Continue reading “Lamptron has Revolutionary New PCI Fan Controller, and a New Website!”
Once in a while, I see a product that feels like designing perfection. Nothing will dethrone my love for the RBT Rebel. However, I’m genuinely impressed with the IronClaw and Glaive from Corsair. The announcement caught my eye, and a further study of each gaming mouse indicated a near perfect design. Why? At some point, certain companies will strip a product from everything unnecessary. What’s left is optimized to the best of usefulness, and a nearly perfect product is born. Continue reading “Corsair Launches IronClaw and Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse”
External Storage Meets Internal Connectivity
In a word of expandable storage, sometimes you forget the simple pleasures of a hot swap bay within your system. They are typically only featured in servers, possibly even only the high-end ones, and don’t often make their way into the mainstream arena. ICY DOCK, however, specializes in all sorts of external and internal docking systems, and have sent us one to check out. It comes in the form of a model dubbed the ExpressCage, or a MB322SP-B to be more specific. We are also going to be looking at an M.2 SATA > SATA 2.5″ adapter which promises zero loss of performance. Let’s dig in…
Do You Even RGB, bro?
Given that we are currently in an RGB craze, it pretty much goes without saying that you are able to find just about anything to add some of the craze to your non-RGB components without much effort. SilverStone have sent us a their RGB fan grill that comes in both 120 and 140mm varieties. The name isn’t necessarily targeted at the gaming segment as it doesn’t blast 1337GAMING1!11!1 in your face, which makes for a nice change. It is literally called what it is – the 120mm RGB fan grille. Let’s check it out…
The RBT Rebel Real
I’ve been a huge fan of the RBT Rebel. Even though the unorthodox design has brought me a fair share of criticism, I have yet to change my opinion. The RBT (pronounced “Rabbit”) came into existence because the creator, Qeric, was trying to make a clicker that you could slide your fingers in. This would allow the user to click up and down. However, this was probably even more painful in gaming and a different use was discovered on accident. Continue reading “Best Gaming Mouse (IMHHO) is Having a Giveaway!”
We Need to Talk
I love Aorus motherboards. So when I went to see Gigabyte at CES, I was expecting to be blown away by a new board. I did, and we’ll get back to that, but that wasn’t the highlight of their showroom. The Aorus AD27QD Gaming monitor was completely phenomenal, as well as unexpected. In order to stand out, they felt like they needed blow the doors off with their first design. Not only do I believe they did, but I still can’t believe how much monitor is involved for only $600! Let’s dive into some specs and features. Continue reading “Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD Gaming Monitor is Best I’ve Seen for $600! CES 2019”
It’s About Time!
NVMe drives have been around for quite some time. The speeds are phenomenal, but they originally needed a PCIe slot to work. Eventually the M.2 form factor came to NVMe, making installation a breeze by using a small space on the motherboard. The only thing that’s been missing is an RGB M.2 drive. Sure, RGB made it’s way to normal SSDs, but how does anyone know we have a blistering fast storage device if there aren’t any lights to show it off in the build? Continue reading “Viper RGB M.2 NVMe Makes Debut! CES 2019”
Co-op Anytime, Any Place!
Who knew I would be playing Mario Kart while at Dinner with ViewSonic? The M1+ is the latest in go-anywhere projectors from the company. Due to it’s ultra-portable design, it makes a perfect partner with the Nintendo Switch. All you have to do is plug the screen into the projector, and you’re ready to play a game with a friend on the spot. That may be impressive enough, but there are several reasons why this little guy is worth the price of admission. Continue reading “ViewSonic M1+ Projector, Portable as Nintendo Switch! CES 2019”
When Sound isn’t Enough
Loud will never impress me if it isn’t quality too. Apparently, EVGA has the same philosophy. Even though graphics cards are what we’ve come to expect, the company surprised us all with the Nu Audio card announcement at CES. As expected, the card excelled in quality. A large part of the reason behind this is the partnership with Audio Note. Continue reading “EVGA Nu Audio is my Best Audio Experience Ever, CES 2019”