Plantronics RIG 400LX Gaming Headset Review

A couple of months back I had the opportunity to review the Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Headset, which is easily one of the best gaming headsets on the market today. I simply adored it and recommend it to anyone looking for a wireless headset. Now, I’ve had the opportunity to check out the wired (and less expensive) Plantronics RIG 400LX Gaming Headset. Does it follow its bigger brother or is this a departure for Plantronics? Let’s discuss.

Plantronics RIG 400LX Gaming Headset Review

BenQ EL2870U 28” 4K HDR Monitor Review

If there was ever a time to upgrade to a 4K monitor, it's now. Almost all new monitors introduced are now 4K and the prices have come down precipitously in the last handful of years. But unlike the television market, the monitor market has been slower to adopt High Dynamic Range (HDR), and so choosing a 4K monitor (with or without HDR) can be a tough proposition. Over the last several weeks I’ve been testing out the latest 4K HDR monitor from BenQ, the EL2870U 28”.

BenQ EL2870U 28” 4K HDR Monitor Review

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Premium Wireless Headset Review

I’m amazed at the breadth of options for gaming headphones. Think about it this way. Outside of PC gaming, we’ve only had a market for gaming headphones for the last ten years or so. Now we’ve got more options then we know what to do with and as a consumer, it can be hard to choose which headset is right for you. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been testing out one of the leaders in gaming headsets Turtle Beach and their latest Xbox One headset the Turtle Beach Stealth 700.

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Premium Wireless Headset Review

Wurf Board Review

I spend at least eight hours a day in front a computer. We’ve all heard the adage that sitting is the new smoking. The company I work for (my day job) has started to invest in standing desks, and I'm lucky enough to have one that I use on a daily basis. Over the last month I’ve been testing out a compliment to the standing craze, and it’s called a Wurf Board. It’s an inflatable surfboard-styled mat that you stand on when using a standing desk.

Wurf Board Review

Logitech G413 Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard Review

The Logitech G413 is an easy recommend for anyone looking for a slick mechanical keyboard. From a design standpoint it's stunning, and it actually looks a lot more expensive than it is. From a use case standpoint with the gaming keycaps, versatile Logitech software and a robust design, it’s an investment that should pay dividends for years to come.

Logitech G413 Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard Review

Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Gaming Headset Review

There are a ton of options when it comes to gaming headsets. The competition is fierce and the line between the top of the line and budget headsets are starting to blur. Over the last month, I’ve been testing out a mid-range headset from Plantronics. RIG 800LX is a wireless headset designed specifically for the Xbox One and boy does it make an impression.

Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Rival 500 Review

How many buttons are too many buttons? Three too many? Five? How about fifteen? Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been checking out the SteelSeries Rival 500 a fifteen button mouse which was designed for MMO’s and MOBA’s. It was a little overwhelming at first but after a couple of games and some customization, I was ready to review it.

SteelSeries Rival 500 Review

Everyday Messenger Bag Review

ver the last month, I’ve been testing a new messenger bag from Peak Designs called the Everyday Messenger Bag. If you missed it, the Everyday Messenger Bag was Kickstarted a couple of years ago with over $4 million pledged making it the “most funded bag ever” according to Kickstarter.  Is the bag worth the hype?

Everyday Messenger Bag Review

Shuttle X1 Gaming PC Review

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been testing out the Shuttle X1 Gaming PC, an ultra compact gaming PC that packs a lot of power in a small footprint. The big question in my mind was, what am I giving up with this smaller form factor? And the good news is not much. 

Shuttle X1 Gaming PC Review

Logitech G433 Gaming Headset Review

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to review the Logitech G933 a headset that I really enjoyed albeit it’s steep $200 price tag. Today I’m back to tell you about my experience with the latest Logitech headset I’ve had the chance to test out that’s half the price.

Logitech G433 Gaming Headset Review

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Headset Review

I have something of a fascination with gaming headsets. I’ve lived in an apartment or attached townhouse for the last decade. The idea of having a giant surround sound system just hasn’t been practical. I’ve been on the search for a headset to use for the majority of my gaming. Today, I’m reviewing the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Headset, one of Turtle Beach’s latest forays into the high-end gaming headset market.

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Headset Review

Jump: The Indie PC Gaming Service Review

Jump could be the first legitimately useful on-demand video gaming service.  You can quickly get into a wide variety of games with little more than a short wait upon the startup of each gaming session.  It will not be an all-encompassing service on which you can play Destiny 2, but it doesn’t advertise itself as such.

Jump: The Indie PC Gaming Service Review

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Review

Today though I’m talking about the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset, one of the latest HyperX gaming headsets that retails for $50. Is this the best deal in gaming headsets or is there a reason for the low price tag? Well I’ve spent the last two weeks testing the Cloud Stinger out and am ready to tell you what I found.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Review

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro Review

The battle for your living room is one of the most competitive landscapes in tech. Whether you're going with a $30 Chromecast or $500 Xbox One X, there's a huge battle for what will become your primary consumption device in the living room. Today though we’re going to be looking at another entry into that market that’s got a unique take. It’s the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro and its a hybrid of a traditional TV streaming device as well as a gaming platform.

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro Review

Luminoodle Bias Lighting Review

Last year I made the upgrade from a six-year-old HD LCD to a 4K LED TV. I went with a 65” Samsung KS8000 that I’ve loved quite a bit. I, of course, wish there was more 4K content out there but when I have it, the set looks great. In the last couple of weeks, I was asked if I wanted to review the Luminoodle Bias Lighting, backlighting that you put on your TV to help with eye strain. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and am here to tell you what I think.

Luminoodle Bias Lighting Review

Bionik Mantis Headphones

I’ve been on the lookout to improve the audio of my Playstation VR experience and could not be more impressed with the Bionik Mantis headphones. Although the quality is not going to compete with a top-tier gaming headphones (it also isn't priced too), its ease of use and beautiful design make up for that in a big way. I attached this headset a couple of weeks ago to my Playstation VR and don’t plan on taking them off anytime soon.

Bionik Mantis Headphones

Thrustmaster 350P 7.1 Powered Ghost Recon Wildlands Edition

I’m always on the hunt for my next pair of headphones. Just as visuals in games improve, so too does sound design. I was just recently scrolling through Spotify and I came across the soundtrack to the recently release Horizon: Zero Dawn. An hour later I just realized that I could just have easily spent the time listening to a full movie score.

Thrustmaster 350P 7.1 Powered Ghost Recon Wildlands Edition

The Controller People - Custom Playstation 4 Controller Review

Even though the colors were not my choice I was pretty blown away by the quality of the craftsmanship. My real only gripe was the click sticks that both looked and performed poorly. They did nothing to enhance my experience and I’d advise against ordering them. Otherwise, if you’re in the market for a custom Dual Shock 4 controller, this may be a great option.

The Controller People - Custom Playstation 4 Controller Review

Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset Review

In the many years I’ve been writing about the video game industry I’ve had the opportunity to test and use a multitude of audio devices meant to enhance the gaming experience. More often than not these devices tend to just be slight improvements over using an inexpensive pair of earbuds or headphones. Over the last couple of weeks I had the opportunity to test out the Logitech G9333 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset a futuristic looking pair of over-the-ear headphones that can be used wired or wirelessly with consoles and PC.  And I have to say I was left impressed.

Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset Review

Nintendo Switch Review

At the end of my two weeks of testing I’m relatively impressed with the Nintendo Switch. The console feels like a smarter, more well thought out console design in comparison to its Wii U predecessor. Although not as straightforward as the Nintendo Wii was for general audiences, I do believe that after a small learning curve the functionality of the Nintendo Switch is both evident and useful.

Nintendo Switch Review