Deal Review: Razer Viper Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
Razer Viper Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
If you have a dedicated PC rig for gaming, it really can’t be considered complete without a gaming mouse. Unfortunately, it can be kind of hard to determine which one to select for your needs. The Razer Viper Hyperspeed Wireless gaming mouse is a great choice, pretty much regardless of the other aspects of your computer being taken into consideration.
Admittedly, it’s a bit expensive at $150.00, but a good gaming mouse is just expensive in general, so it’s not like that price is actually extravagant compared to your average gaming mouse. Moreover, for the price you are paying, you get a lot of great features. Razer is, after all, one of the best-selling gaming peripheral manufacturers in the U.S., so they have a pretty good reputation to live up to.
The most noteworthy feature is the extremely low latency and interference reduction, both of which are crucial for a wireless mouse. This Razer variant is allegedly 25% faster than much of the competition, giving the player a great deal of free dome in how they use their wireless mouse and where it can be in regards to the machine they are using it with. The mouse is also extremely light, for what that’s worth, at only 74 grams. A mouse doesn’t weigh much in general, this one is still particularly light.
This mouse from Razer also includes a 20K DPI optical sensor, excellent for serious gamers that need the best of the best. This also means that there is no need for drilled holes, which is definitely a nice bonus for anyone looking for a good mouse. Further enhancing the speed of this mouse is the switches, which are significantly faster than typical mechanical variants thanks to light beam-based actuation. This registers button presses at speeds that cannot be matched by any other type of mechanization.
Finally, the mouse has a feature that most generally do these days, that being an ambidextrous design that makes it a comfortable, clean fit for individuals that are both right and left-handed. This design is achieved by easily reached, programmable buttons on both sides of the mouse, so an individual of either disposition can program the mouse to function as they need it to. As far as those programmable buttons are concerned, there are 8 of them available on this mouse.
All in all, it’s a financial investment that may set your wallet back by a little bit, but to be frank, if you have a dedicated gaming rig in the first place, you know how expensive it is to put the whole thing together. You’ve probably already spent a great deal of money on putting a gaming PC together, and this mouse is probably one of the cheaper aspects of the whole setup.
Either way, it’s a great choice if you have yet to settle on a gaming mouse for your rig, and it works especially well with other Razer products, though it can work with all sorts of equipment.
Deal Review: Seagate Game Drive For PS4: 2TB Portable HDD
Seagate Game Drive For PS4: 2TB Portable HDD Review
The PlayStation 5 is right around the corner: but it’s still a few months off yet, and some people don’t plan on getting one right away, or anytime soon at all. That being the case, there’s still plenty of reason to invest in a hard drive for your PS4 if you need one. This particular model is an officially licensed hard drive from Seagate that has 2TB of storage available.
There’s not really much to say about hard drives, seeing as how they only do one thing. The more games they can store, the better they are, and 2TB is a very hefty amount of storage. Your average AAA title is around 60 GB. There is 1000 GB in 1 TB, so this hard drive gives you an extra 2000 GB of space, or roughly 33 60 GB video games. Of course, that’s only assuming every game you put on the hard drive was 60 GB. Either way, 2TB is a lot of space and can give you access to far more game storage than your PS4 console can offer on its own.
You may think that such a level of storage would be expensive, but this hard drive is actually moderately affordable at approximately $90. That might not sound affordable, but when you consider how much storage space you are actually getting, it very much is.
The fact that the hard drive is licensed means it is designed to work well with the PlayStation 4: while most hard drives could be used with the PS4 anyway, there’s always the possibility of problems when you take systems not specifically designed for one another and put them together. To avoid that problem altogether, you can use a licensed hard drive like this one, which doesn’t cost anything extra anyway.
Moreover, you can still use this hard drive with other devices if you really want to, including your laptop. That means it has a great deal of versatility, which is of course a boon. For specifics, it uses USB 3.0, which is pretty common for most devices today. It has a quick step by step setup so you can start using it right away. It doesn’t need a power cable, and being small, you can easily carry it around if need be. Finally, there’s a three-year limited warranty for this device, so you can rest easy knowing that it’s not the end of the world is something happens to it.
All in all, this hard drive from Seagate is a reliable choice for anyone that needs a little extra space on their PlayStation 4. It’s very affordable for what you are getting out of it, is licensed by PlayStation itself, and can be used for multiple purposes if you need it. Taking all of those factors into careful consideration, there’s really no reason to forego acquiring one of these if you are lacking in PS4 storage space, even with the PS5 right around the corner.
Deal Review: BEBONCOOL Controller Battery Pack For Xbox
BEBONCOOL Controller Battery Pack For Xbox Review
When it comes to video game controllers, the way of the single-use battery has long past. They just aren’t the most effective means of powering technology, and moreover, they aren’t very cost-effective. Anyone who remembers the old days of wireless gaming knows how quickly the cost of batteries over time can grow to staggering proportions. And that’s why rechargeable batteries exist. If you want such a thing for your Xbox One controllers, this product is the way to go.
Basically, this product provides you with two battery packs designed specifically for Xbox One controllers, as well as a recharging station to keep them topped up. It’s a double boon, letting you power your controllers and provide a means to recharge them hundreds of times over throughout the years.
It’s worth noting that these are battery packs, not rechargeable individual batteries. This does mean you are limited to using them in your Xbox controllers, and you can’t use them anywhere else, such as a remote. However, being specifically designed for Xbox controllers, the packs fit perfectly into the rear of the controllers. It’s a small trade-off.
Of course, the value of batteries is all in two things: how long do they last, and how long does it take them to recharge? Well, these battery packs are exceptional on both fronts, with 25+ hours of battery life on a full charge giving you plenty of time to play before you need to recharge, especially if you can use both battery packs for yourself. In return, it only takes roughly two hours to completely charge these battery packs to a level where they can offer 25 hours of gameplay again.
However, these are the types of features you would generally expect to find in rechargeable battery stations. What you don’t usually get in a rechargeable battery station is multiple ways to actually charge your batteries. This particular product has 3, something that is very uncommon. It can support USB type-c charging, where you place the batteries directly into the charger, but also micro-USB and adapter charging as well. Whatever method you prefer or benefits you the most, you have available.
As a small note, it’s easy to tell when the batteries are done charging and when they aren’t thanks to LED lights on the front of the device that will be green when the batteries are fully charged or red when they are not.
Finally, this is a very cheap and affordable product at roughly $20, which is a great deal for two battery packs and a rechargeable battery station, especially when those two batteries have 25+ hours of life in a full charge and the station can charge them in three separate ways.
Other than that, there are no other features worth mentioning. However, just the ones that are present thus far should be more than enough to justify buying this charger if you need to power your Xbox game life for the nearby foreseeable future.
Deal Review: Nubwo U3 3.5mm Gaming Headset
Nubwo U3 3.5mm Gaming Headset Review
A good gaming headset completes a good gaming experience. Visuals are, after all, only half the enjoyment of high quality. Without good audio to go with it, your experience of the game isn’t as good as it could be, which is why investing in a good gaming headset can go a long way. Of course, there are a lot of good gaming headsets out there, but this time around we recommend this model from Nubwo.
We’ll start by saying that this headset is very affordable at $25 or below, but affordability doesn’t actually mean much if the features and quality aren’t there as well. Fortunately, this headset has plenty of quality to offer even at its low price.
First of all, it is universally compatible: you can use this headset with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, laptops, PCs, and mobile phones. So rather than having to search for specific headsets to match whatever technology you are using, this headset from Nubwo can work with all of them without any trouble.
Audio is, of course, one of the most important features in a headset, but the product doesn’t disappoint there either. The sound fidelity is clear and sharp, with deep bass that enhances the audio experience of any video game one is playing. Competitive gamers know how important this is: the ability to clearly hear what is going on in a game, whether it is the movement of enemies or the communication of one’s comrades, is extremely important to victory.
As for the microphone, it too has many features that make it useful. It’s very flexible, which makes it quite easy to position as needed around your face for clearest speaking quality. The angle can easily be adjusted to whatever position you require, and it is noise-canceling, which will help eliminate background noise that you don’t want getting in the way of your in-game communications.
For comfort, these headphones use soft, skin-friendly ear pads made of leather, and the headband is both adjustable and ergonomically designed. This makes the headphones comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time, which, as we all know, is something gamers generally get up to fairly often.
Finally, you have adjustable volume and mute control, which allows you to quickly and easily control the volume of both the game and the voices of other players in the game world. Needless to say, this can go a long way in making a gaming experience enjoyable, so it’s a nice feature to have.
All in all, this Nubwo gaming headset is not the most elite, most feature-packed headset on the market, but then again, not everyone needs something like that. If you just want an affordable headset that is reasonably high quality without having to break the bank, then this is a great product that can certainly fill the role. It has all the features one would expect from a typical gaming headset and it offers those features at a great price.
Deal Review: BEBONCOOL PS4 Controller Charger, USB Charging Station
BEBONCOOL PS4 Controller Charger, USB Charging Station Review
Charging stations are a great way to keep your controllers powered up, instead of having to rely on batteries, which will in the long run cost you much more money than rechargeable options. This particular model is for PlayStation 4 controllers, and it can charge those controllers from dead to full charge in approximately two hours, which is an extremely quick time frame.
This charging port, like many others, is able to charge two controllers at the same time, so it’s great for people that are used to co-op gameplay with their friends. With an LED charging indicator, it’s clear when your controllers are done charging: a green light will denote when your controllers are finished charging, so you don’t have to check manually.
This charging station also makes use of a USB port, so you can plug it into multiple different power sources, such as the console itself, your laptop, or the wall. It’s worth noting that a wall adapter is not included, but if you already have such a setup, then it is a valid tactic.
The product itself is very compact, making it relatively simple to store it in a place where it won’t cause unnecessary clutter, though this is admittedly a minor bonus. The final detail worth mentioning is a protector chip which will ensure that your controllers are not overcharged, which can cause damage to their long-term battery charge. Even if you have the controllers plugged in overnight or any other long period of time, the protector chip will keep the controllers safe from overcharging.
Not only does the protector chip do this, but it offers various other forms of protection as well: it offers over-current, over-charge, over-heating, and even short-circuit protection as well. All of this contributes to the safety of your controllers, making it a very wise and worthwhile investment.
Other than these features, this charging station doesn’t offer anything else particularly noteworthy. It is, however, quite affordable, being approximately $10 to acquire. This makes it a very cheap choice when it comes to securing a charging station for your controllers, without sacrificing any functionality. It’s also worth noting that this charging station connects to the bottom of the controllers, so if the micro USB ports on the top of the controllers have been damaged somehow, you can still charge them with this station.
All in all, this charging station is a great investment for anyone that owns a PS4, even if they only have one controller to charge. That being said, there’s no reason to forego one. Constantly purchasing batteries eventually cost a great deal of money, while using rechargeable means does not. With the extremely noteworthy protector chip keeping your controllers safe, it is money well spent, and more importantly, not a lot of money spent at that. Combining these various features with great affordability makes it one of our most recommended choices if you are looking for a PlayStation 4 charging station.
Deal Review: Oculus Quest All-in-One Gaming Headset – 128GB
Oculus Quest All-in-One Gaming Headset – 128GB Review
Virtual reality is slowly coming to the masses, particularly as far as video games are concerned. The main reason for that is mostly the hefty price of a VR headset, as there’s really no such thing as a cheap one. But, if you have the capital needed to take your first step into virtual reality gaming, the Oculus Quest All-in-One 128GB Gaming Headset is an excellent choice of product for you.
The product has many outstanding features that make it easy to use, but also very powerful for VR gameplay. For one, it’s ready to be used right out of the box, foregoing the need for complicated setup with no wires or anything of the sort. All that is needed to do that is the Oculus mobile app, which is available on many platforms. Further cementing the ergonomic simplicity of this device is the insight tracking: the headset can track and reflect your movements in virtual reality without relying on any other external accessories to make that happen, cutting down on how many products you need to buy.
For your hands, the Oculus touch controllers accurately track their movements and reflect their gestures and actions, providing a new depth of interactivity to a wide variety of games that some other setups can’t match. At the very least, you don’t have to buy external items to go along with the headset like you may have to with other products, which of course saves you money.
Finally, there’s the scope of the play environment. The Oculus Quest works in conjunction with your surroundings, meaning you can play your VR games without having to adjust your environment to accommodate the equipment. You can play the game standing, or sitting, or in spaces both small or large. This makes it much less of a hassle to use the headset than some of its contemporaries, so if you are completely new to VR gaming, it is an excellent product for introducing yourself to the world and how it all works.
Now admittedly, the product is expensive, coming in at approximately $689. However, this is not a mark against the Oculus Quest, as an expensive price tag is simply the norm for VR related headsets. You aren’t going to find such a product dirt cheap, and it is not as though the Oculus Quest is monumentally more expensive than its counterparts. Moreover, it pays to keep in mind that the Oculus Quest is an All-in-One product: as mentioned previously, it does everything you need to play with VR, which means you don’t have to spend money on outside accessories like you may have to with other products.
Finally, there is the most important thing to consider, seeing as how this product is almost identical to some of the other Oculus Quest gear we have reviewed on this site. The main difference in this one and the others is the 128GB of storage. Like all games, VR games are constantly growing in size. Some games are 13GB alone. So, the more storage you have, the more games you can have downloaded at once. This is the main contrast in the different types of Oculus Quest headsets.
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Deal Review: Nintendo Switch With Gray Joy-Cons
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Cons Review
There isn’t much to say about the Nintendo Switch that hasn’t been said before, but if you have yet to buy one, we’ll cover what you need to know about the handheld console powerhouse in this brief but informative review.
The Nintendo Switch is an innovative console that can play at home on a TV or on the road as a portable device. This is the main reason for its name, and also one of its major selling points. Instead of having to buy one or the other, buying a console that can be stationary or mobile means every bit of money you spend on the Switch can be worth it whether you are at home or on a trip.
The second most notable feature of the Switch is its controllers, called ‘Joy-Cons.’ These controllers can be attached to the screen that is the Switch, or removed from it and held in your hands, much like Wii remotes of the old days. You can also connect the Joy-Cons to different equipment (included in the purchase of a full-package Switch) to form a little controller of sorts. The point being, whatever way you are comfortable with in regards to holding your controllers, the Joy-Cons let you do that.
Moreover, the Joy-Cons can serve as a means for cooperative play as well. If you have only one Switch and a game that can be played couch co-op style, you can split the Joy-Cons between yourself and your partner, so you won’t have to buy a second controller like you would for other gaming consoles. The Joy-cons for this particular package are gray, but that is just aesthetic. There are options in different colors as well.
As for what types of games you can play on the Nintendo Switch, there are many games from across multiple consoles, such as Skyrim and Apex Legends. However, there are also many Nintendo exclusive titles and series, such as Fire Emblem, Mario, and Pokémon. Seeing as how these exclusive game series won’t be available on any other platform, if you would like to play them buying a Nintendo Switch is essential.
For the price you pay in getting a Switch, you get the console itself, two Joy-Cons, a charging station that doubles as the connection to your TV, an HDMI cable, a power cord, and an apparatus for connecting the Joy-Cons into a traditional controller configuration, as well as straps to put them around your wrists if need be. Considering all of that, you get quite a bit for the money that you pay.
Ultimately, the Nintendo Switch is a great investment because of its versatility in single or co-op play and its ability to be a stationary or mobile gaming system. On top of that, it has many exclusive titles and series that you won’t be able to play anywhere else. That said, there are plenty of reasons to buy a Switch, and not a whole lot of reasons to forego one, unless you just happen to be short on cash.
Deal Review: Bengoo G9000 Gaming Headset
Bengoo G9000 Headset Review
Sound is a major part of the gaming experience. Whether it’s the audio of your game or the clarity of a teammate’s voice, headsets can greatly improve that experience. The Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset is an over the ear headset that’s compatible with the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. These headphones are equipped with a built-in mic, has LED lights, bass surround sound, and soft memory earmuffs for comfort. Needless to say, they’ve got everything you need in a pair.
Sound Optimization at no Cost to Comfort
The over the ear design of this headset not only cancels outside noises, but also provides clear and isolated sound from gameplay, videos or party voice channels. The headband is adjustable so that it fits comfortably on different sized heads while still being durable and made to last. The earmuffs are made of a soft material that is designed to avoid hurting the ears and keep them cool even through long hours of gameplay. There is also soft material located on the adjustable frame that makes the rest of the design comfortable as well. The LED lights add to the ambiance of gameplay and match the color of the headset. The LED lights are charged by a USB cord.
The cord, which is equipped with an audio jack and USB, is braided to strengthen it and prevent or minimize damage over time. The cord also sports a controller that allows for easy audio control and a button to mute the mic. The mic is adjustable and has a flexibility range of 120 degrees, while also being noise isolating, which prevents the audio from the headset from interfering with the user’s voice. The audio jack is 3.5 mm and for most platforms does not require an adaptor.
All of these features come together to make gaming easier for the audio experience as well as the quality of voice channels. While this wired headset is advertised for gaming, it can also be used for Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Discord and other programs in order to improve audio connections for meetings amongst friends or conference calls for work.
Currently, this model is available in blue, red, orange, purple, pink, and a camouflage pattern. The Bengoo company also has the headset models V4, GH3, G9600, G9000 pro, and the GM7. All models are multi-platform based, but the G9000 is the only set available in a wide array of colors. While all models have an LED light, the GH3 and GM7 both have a flowing RGB light. With the slight differences in each of the different models, the G9000 is a well-rounded headset with the full package of features that any gamer would want in a headset.
Bengoo G9000 Headset Pricing
The Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset is priced at around $35, which is pretty reasonable for a multi-platform compatible headset that provides clear sound with a strong bass, noise cancelling and a noise isolating microphone. When looking for new headphones, this array of features, combined with comfort and durability, makes such an item an excellent choice for both longevity and enjoyment.
Deal Review: Ring Fit Adventure Game For Nintendo Switch
Ring Fit Adventure Game Review
With many people still spending more time indoors than they used to, the Nintendo Switch has been a sort of salvation for those that have it. Of particular note is the Ring Fit Adventure game by Nintendo, which sold out initially because people wanted a way to exercise while indoors. It has been remarkably well-received and is a great way to exercise while still having fun. With plenty of reason to stay inside, Ring Fit Adventure, much like Wii Sports of old, The Ring Fit Adventure allows players to experience a fun adventure world coupled with game mechanics that result in a workout. This game is a great way to stay fit and escape reality for just a little while.
Enhanced Virtual Exercise
The Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch is a game that was released last year to introduce an adventurous world filled with work out related gameplay. The game includes a new Ring for the controller and a leg strap accessory to help with registering real-life movements. The ring accessory is connected to one of the Nintendo Switch controllers in order to record physical movements into the game. The leg strap is meant to register movement from the lower body to record movements like squats, lunges, and other exercises. This also allows for both controllers to be secure and not slip out of a player’s grasp during exercise, and it also ensures that you are in fact getting exercise, since you can’t really play the game on the couch.
Of course, a game about exercising alone would be pretty boring. Thankfully, the Ring Fit Adventure has some notable features that make it fun to stay fit. This fun-filled game includes an exciting fantasy world where the player can defeat enemies, unlock new levels, and exercise all in one. Gameplay includes jogging across grassy plains, mastering pottery, and charging health bars with yoga poses. The Ring Fit Adventure can be played alone or with friends and family members. Players can challenge others to customizable workouts. The game has an adventure mode where exercising allows players to defeat enemies and level up, and there’s even a wide selection of minigames, including the aforementioned pottery crafting and breaking boxes.
After being released on October 18th in 2019 the game has received astoundingly good reviews, being currently ranked number 2 for top Nintendo Switch games. The Ring Fit Adventure is also ranked number 19 in the top 100 of video games making it a best seller for Nintendo, even if those numbers are largely due to the COVID crisis.
Ring Fit Adventure Game Pricing
The Ring Fit Adventure is priced around $80 and rated for everyone 10 and up. Considering that this is one single game, this price admittedly sounds quite high, but the reason for that price is the many accessories that come with the game. The entire package includes two accessories that make gameplay easy and safe, the game itself, and one lithium-ion battery which is needed to use the aforementioned accessories. All in all, it’s a hefty investment, but a worthwhile one.
Deal Review: Nubwo N11 Stereo Gaming Headset
Nubwo N11 Gaming Headset Review
When people are looking for affordable headphones to use for gaming and voice chats, they need something comfortable and convenient. No one wants to have to use adaptors or get replacement headphones every couple of months. The Nubwo company understands that customers want quality headphones that are compatible with multiple platforms, provide quality sound, and are equipped with a good mic. The Nubwo Stereo Headset is an over the ear model that’s compatible with the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, MAC and PC. These noise-canceling headphones are equipped with a built-in mic, bass surround sound, and soft leather earmuffs that comfortably surround the ear for comfort.
An over-the-ear design makes this headset better at isolating the noise of the game and the party you are speaking with while nullifying outside interference. The headband is, of course, adjustable to various head sizes. The earmuffs are made of a soft material that is not only comfortable for the ears but is very breathable as well. There is also soft material located on the adjustable frame that makes the rest of the design comfortable as well.
The cord has an audio jack of course, but more notably, it is braided to extend its longevity and durability. The cord is also about 1.7 meters long, so there isn’t that much restriction on how far you can be from your setup. On the cord of the headset, there is a controller that allows for easy audio adjustment and a button to mute the mic. These controls can be used to adjust the sound from voice chats and the in-game audio to suit gamer preferences. The mic is also adjustable and has a flexibility range of 360 degrees in order to better capture the user’s voice. The mic has high-end noise isolating technology which prevents the audio from the headset from interfering with the user’s voice. The audio jack is 3.5 mm and for most platforms does not require an adaptor. The other models available are the N7 Pro, the U3, N20, N2, and S21. Each headset is noise canceling with over the ear designs. The S21 has LED lights for style and a USB jack instead of a 3.5 mm. Each design is multi-platform based however the N2 model is only listed as compatible for the PC, PS4 and Mac.
All of these features come together to make gaming a more enjoyable audio experience as well as the quality of voice channels. While this wired headset is advertised for gaming, it can also be used for Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Discord in order to improve audio connections for meetings amongst friends and conference calls for work. When speaking the user’s voice can be heard with clarity and when they’re listening, they can mute their mic to avoid further interference.
Nubwo Gaming Headset Price
The Nubwo stereo gaming headset is normally priced at around $40. It’s a bit more expensive than some of the competition, but the lightweight design of this headset is great for gaming on any platform and conference calls.
Common Questions Related to Nubwo 11
If you are looking for a new headset, there are a lot to choose from on the market. Whether you are trying to participate in Zoom calls for school or work, playing video games, or just want to video chat with friends and family, having a good headset is essential. One of the best headsets for gaming and calls is the Nubwo—here are some of the most asked questions.
Are Nubwo headsets good?
Nubwo headsets are great if you are looking for a good gaming headset on a budget. They are cheaper than other leading brands, but they offer a great experience. They are designed to work on practically any device, from PC to PS4, Xbox, Mac, and even iPads and iPhones.
Is the Nubwo n7 good?
The Nubwo N7 is a great product for anyone that wants clear sound on a budget. It is a slightly older model than the latest Nubwo N11, but it still provides great sound, clear audio, and a lot of comfort.
Are Jeecoo headsets good?
Jeecoo is a great gaming headset if you want to have good audio while sticking to a budget. The J20 is a great option for console and PC gamers alike.
What is the best gaming headset?
If you want the best of the best, SteelSeries Arctis 7X is one of the best gaming headsets you can get your hands on. For those that are looking to keep things on a budget, Nubwo and Jeecoo both offer wallet-friendly headsets that provide high quality.
What is the best gaming microphone?
Choosing the right microphone comes down to preference, but there are two options: headsets and stand alone. SteelSeries and Turtle Beach all make great headset microphones, but other standalone options such as Yeti or the Samsun Q2U are fantastic as well.
Nubwo 11 Troubleshooting
Why is my headset mic not working?
Most of the time headset mics are not working is because they are not plugged in properly. Unlike regular headphones that only have one jack, headsets typically have two (if they aren’t USB). Make sure your headset is connected properly (and both of the jacks are plugged into the right outlet). If your device runs on USB, make sure you have updated drivers.
How do I fix my Nubwo headset?
If you are having trouble with the Nubwo headset, make sure that you try unplugging and replugging them in. This stops most issues. If you are using an adapter that goes from two inputs to one output, you may need to have this replaced.
How do I know if my headset mic is working?
You can quickly test your headset mic by opening the default Microsoft recording app or using an online mic test. Simply open up the app, hit record, and you should be able to hear yourself when you play it back.
How do I fix my mic?
There are a lot of problems that are easily fixed with headset microphones. If it something that happened suddenly, you may have changed a setting in windows. Right click the sound and audio tab and make sure you recording device is selected an enabled.
You may also need to check any wires or connections to your device. If you are using a Bluetooth microphone, keep your drivers updated.
How do I turn my microphone on Zoom?
When you are in a Zoom call, there is a mute button on the bottom left side of your screen. If you want to enable your mic, simply press that. There are also hotkeys that can be enabled in Zoom such as pressing the space bar for temporarily talking, or hitting Alt+A to keep your mic turned on.
How do I boost my mic?
You can boost your microphone through windows audio. Go to settings, enter the system settings and choose sound. You will see an input box that will allow you to change the device properties. Make sure that the levels option is turned all the way up.
How do I enable my microphone?
To enable your microphone, go to the sound devices menu in Windows Settings. You will see an option for “input”. Choose “manage sound devices” and find your microphone. If it is disabled, simply clear the option so that it enables your microphone again.
Deal Review: Runmus Gaming Headset
Runmus Gaming Headset Review
The Runmus Gaming Headset is an over the ear headset that’s compatible with the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. These noise-canceling headphones are equipped with a built-in mic, LED lights, bass surround sound, and soft memory earmuffs for comfort.
The over the ear design is preferred in most gaming setups thanks to its ability to muffle outside sounds and let you keep your focus on the game or the party. The headband is adjustable so that it fits comfortably on different sized heads while still being durable and made to last. The earmuffs are made of a soft material that is designed to avoid hurting the ears and prevent you from overheating even during long hours of gameplay. The adjustable frame also has soft material to avoid hurting the top of your head. Admittedly, the LED lights don’t serve any functional purpose, but they do provide a certain ambiance to the gaming environment. They charge via USB port.
The Runmus headset has a braided cord designed to last longer than the typical cord type you see in most products. Moreover, it is equipped with an audio jack and USB, making it more convenient for controlling the device. The cord is also about 2.2 meters long or 7.22 feet to limit the restrictions of a corded headset. On the cord of the headset, there is a controller that allows for easy audio control and a button to mute the mic. The mic is also adjustable and has a flexibility range in order to better capture the user’s voice. The mic has high-end noise isolating technology which prevents the audio from the headset from interfering with the user’s voice. The audio jack is 3.5 mm and for most platforms does not require an adaptor.
All in all, the Runmus Gaming headset is not particularly unique compared to other gaming headsets, but that’s not to say it is bad: only that it is one option that competes with the leading edge of gaming headsets.
The Runmus Gaming Headset comes in red, blue, and a gray pattern. The Runmus company also has models K11, K8, K1 RGB and K3. Each model has almost identical features including the LED lights, durable cables, flexible mics, and comfortable cushion and mesh designs. The differences are mainly the visual appeal of each set, like the style of the mics, headband and where the LED lights are displayed. The K1 RGB and K3 models display an array of colors with the LED light whereas the other models only display one color.
Runmus Gaming Headset Price
The Runmus Gaming Headset that’s compatible with multiple platforms is priced at around $38. All models are noise-canceling with built-in mics, LED lights, and a mute button. The gaming headset has received great reviews and the other models are within a similar price range and just as comfortable. Generally speaking, this is a pretty reasonable price as far as headsets are concerned.
Deal Review: PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console
PlayStation 4 Slim Review
The PlayStation 4 Slim is a thinner and lighter PS4 with a 1TB hard drive for a multitude of great games, TV, music and more. The PS4 has access to exclusive game titles like The Last of Us and Until Dawn. It also provides opportunities to connect with friends to play and chat online. With PlayStation Plus there is the added bonus of getting discounts on game titles and each month having access to two free games. The PlayStation app can also be downloaded to easily manage the console away from home. The PlayStation 4 Slim comes in the colors Jet Black, Glacier White, Gold, and Silver.
Because there’s very little difference in the PS4 Slim and the typical model, most of all the features are the same. That said, the PS4 has a vibrant HDR gaming display that showcases games and shows in excellent color and clarity. The PlayStation Store is where all the crowd favorite titles and some indie games can be located and purchased. Gamers can also share their play experience with friends if they have PlayStation Plus. PlayStation also allows gamers to manage their PS4 through their phone. With the PlayStation app, gamers can download games remotely, message friends, and keep up with scores. The system even allows for live streaming that can be shared in seconds to friends or just remain on a home feed to come back to later.
With PlayStation Plus, players are able to join and or invite friends to parties and play together or fight competitively. They can also get up to two free PS4 games each month and will receive discounts on other titles they may want to try. In addition to the other PS4 features, this console is also VR ready. The PS4 VR headset allows gamers to experience games in a new and exciting way by immersing themselves in the virtual world.
Of course, if you are wondering why to pick a PlayStation over an Xbox, other than personal preference it comes down to exclusive titles, which are games that are only available on a certain platform. Some very notable exclusives that can only be played on the PS4 include Marvel’s Spider-man, The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, the Uncharted series, Until Dawn, and many more.
Playstation 4 Slim Console Price
The PlayStation 4 Slim 1 TB Console is normally priced at around $350. It comes with 1 controller, a power cable, an HDMI cord, and a set of headphones. Admittedly, this is a bit expensive considering that the next generation of consoles is less than half a year away. However, half a year is still a fair amount of time, and if you would like to get your hands on a PlayStation right now, this is still a great deal. The main reason the price is so high is the terabyte of data, as many consoles come with only 500 GB or less, which is only enough space for 10-20 games, depending on the size of each.
Deal Review: Sony PlayStation Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller
Sony PlayStation DualShock Controller Review
There’s no game console in this world that doesn’t require a controller to use. Most of those consoles come with a controller when you first buy them, but eventually, those controllers may break or at least get somewhat damaged. On the other hand, maybe the single controller that came with the console isn’t enough for you, and you need a second one so you can play with your friends. Either way, buying a controller is something every gamer has to do eventually, and the DualShock 4 Wireless is the controller you would get if you are talking about a PlayStation 4.
It would make sense for anyone that is shopping for a PlayStation controller to already own one, which of course means there isn’t really all that much to discuss. But assuming that the customer may be looking for a second controller to go with a PlayStation they haven’t bought yet, we’ll still cover it a bit.
The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 is designed to be comfortable in the hand and give gamers a greater sense of control. It’s the official controller option provided by Sony, meaning there’s absolutely no issue with compatibility between the controller itself and the console. This might not seem like much of a feature, but it’s worth noting that third-party controllers are more of a hassle to set up.
Other than that, the DualShock 4 can come in a variety of colors, including some special editions. This particular model is also wireless, like most modern controllers, so you can sit pretty far away from the PlayStation while still being able to play. However, this also means that the controller needs batteries or a rechargeable power pack, which are both sold separately. This is the only real con a wireless controller has over a wired one, which would be powered by its connection to the console.
All of that said, it’s your run of the mill controller, with all the aspects of one that you would expect. As said previously, the fact that it is the official controller from Sony means that it has all the bells and whistles they intended and is perfectly compatible, so if you aren’t that savvy regarding this kind of thing, you can’t go wrong buying this controller. It’s got everything you need with no shortcomings and no drawbacks, and it does all of that at a fairly good price.
DualShock wireless PlayStation 4 Controller Pricing
The DualShock wireless PlayStation 4 controller is priced at around 30 dollars and comes in a variety of colors to fit the aesthetic of any gamer. The price is down because the PlayStation 4 is, naturally, a bit old at this point, which means the controllers will soon be outdated. But that said, it is still the most modern controller for PlayStations right now, and it’s possible that the controller will be compatible with the PlayStation 5 in a few months as well, so this is still a very good price all things considered.
Can I use a PS4 controller on my Sony TV?
Yes, you can use your PS4 controller on a Sony TV. All you have to do is go to your TV settings then go to network and accessories once there you will see an option that says, “Dual Shock 4”. Once you press on the controller icon it will give instructions on how to connect the controller to your Sony TV.
To connect the controller normally you will need to press and hold the share and PS home button at the same time for around 5 seconds until you see a light blink. Once the light blinks your ps4 controller should be connected.
What is a DualShock PS4 controller?
The DualShock 4 is a controller that was made exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It is a wireless controller meaning you can play your video games at a distance without worry about the cable not reaching.
The PS4 DualShock controller comes with a charging cable that you can use while playing so your controller can never run out of battery. Once you are done charging simply take out the cable and sit back, relax and game.
One difference between the DualShock 3 is the new DualShock4 features a built-in two-point touchpad at the front of your controller. You can use the touchpad for many things such as scrolling, pressing on options, and so on.
Is the DualShock 4 wireless?
Yes, the DualShock 4 is completely wireless meaning you don’t have to connect it to your console via wires or purchase batteries and install them in your controller for it to work. Although the DualShock 4 is wireless the controller does come with an internal battery that needs to be charged.
You can charge the PS4 controller using a USB connector that can be hooked up to your PlayStation. If you hook up the charger to your PS4 you are still able to game while having the controller charging, it will not harm or damage the controller.
The way you would connect your DualShock 4 to the PlayStation is by pressing on the PS icon in the lower middle section of the controller. Once pressed a blue light will blink from the controller indicating that it is connected properly.
Why is DualShock 4 so expensive?
The reason the DualShock 4 is expensive is due to the internal battery and extra hardware within the controller. The circuit board also consists of a more durable material than most of its competitors.
Sadly, due to this, the price will most likely remain the same unless PlayStation or other electronic stores have a sale on their controllers.
Deal Review: Logitech G920 Racing Wheel For Xbox One and Windows
Logitech G920 Racing Wheel Review
Racing games are fun on their own, whether one is using a keyboard or a controller. But why settle for that when you can use an actual racing wheel for the full experience? The Logitech G920 is one such racing wheel that is an excellent choice for racing game enthusiasts that want supreme immersion.
The Logitech G920 racing wheel has a dual-motor feedback driving force that simulates the real feel of driving in a car, pedals included. This racing wheel is compatible with the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC, but there is a model available for the PS4 as well. While this configuration only includes the Wheel and pedals, gamers can amplify their racing experience by buying a shifter to go with it. For racing fans everywhere this racing wheel is the best way to experience any racing title and feel like you’re really flying down the track.
Durability and Comfort
The Logitech racing wheel is constructed with steel ball bearings and covered in leather to give the real feel and look of a racing wheel. The pedals are made of stainless steel and made to allow for easy control over throttle, brakes, and clutch. The D-pad and other console buttons are in a convenient, easy to access location to ensure gameplay isn’t cumbersome. The pedals are semi-automatic to provide smooth gear transitions for turns.
In order to provide realistic steering, the wheel has a 900 degrees lock-to-lock rotation. This allows players to turn the wheel two and a half times before stopping, just like in a real racecar. There is also a stripe on the wheel to show accurately which way the wheel is pointing. Dual-motor feedback provides the feel of tires on different types of terrain from smooth pavement to bumpy off-road tracks. To reduce noise and vibration there are also helical transmission gears in place. Players also have the peace of mind that they can drive without error due to the built-in clamps and screw mounting points. The wheel can be secured properly on a table or other racing rig so that fast turns don’t dislodge the entire system.
The pedals are responsive and adjustable to the liking of each player. The three pedals include the throttle, pressure-sensitive brake, and the clutch. With these three pedals, players can accelerate, brake, and change gears with ease and precision similar to that of a real racing car. Much like the wheel, the pedals come equipped with rubber feet and a retractable carpet grip set up that keeps them in place while in use.
Logitech also provides a G gaming driving force shifter that is compatible with the G29 and G920 racing wheels. The driving shifter further adds to the realism of a racing rig. The shifter is compatible with both the Xbox and PlayStation versions of the racing wheel and is priced at around $60. With a six-speed shifter and push-down reverse “H” pattern, shifting gears is made fast and easy. Just like the other racing rig items this item is also easy to mount and stay secure.
Logitech G920 Racing Wheel Price
The Logitech G920 racing wheel is in the price range of $370 -$390. This racing wheel includes a mountable controller racing wheel and pedals. The Logitech company has also made a realistic, mountable shifter which is priced at around $60 dollars and is compatible with the Xbox and PlayStation versions of the G920 racing wheel.
Deal Review: Redragon K552 Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
To complete the perfect setup for a PC gamer, a backlit mechanical keyboard is the way to go. It adds a certain degree of sophistication and ambiance to the atmosphere, and a gamer knows just how desirable that can be. The ReDragon K552 mechanical gaming keyboard is wired and has an RGB LED rainbow backlight, making it a great choice to fulfill that desire. The keyboard has a compact 87 key design to save space on desks and clear up work space, and it includes dustproof durable mechanical switches that are built to last. The rainbow LED backlit feature has 19 different lighting effects and 6 brightness levels. This keyboard is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, and XP. It is also compatible with MAC and other popular computer brands like Dell, Razer, and Asus.
Taking all of these features into account, it’s definitely worth calling the ReDragon K552 a top-notch gaming keyboard for aesthetic and functional purposes, as it isn’t lacking in any of the features one would desire in such a device. But it does get better.
The base of the Keyboard is made out of metal alloy and ABS with plate-mounted keys. The Cherry Red MX equivalent switches have been tested for durability to withstand about 50 million keystrokes. We probably don’t need to tell you that 50 million is a very large number, and that kind of durability goes a long way when it comes to a gaming keyboard, since it’ll get used quite often and quite heavily. The hardware interface is USB based and easy to both set up and use, so that’s praiseworthy as well. The USB cable is about 6 feet and 3 inches, meaning there’s little chance that it won’t be long enough to meet your needs. The dimensions are 354 x 123 x 37 inches with a weight of about 2.16 lbs, which means it isn’t particularly cumbersome regardless of how you situate it within your gaming setup.
As of right now the ReDragon is ranked at number 2 in PC gaming keyboards and has received rave reviews. We’re not going to pretend that such reviews are an absolute guarantee of quality, but it’s worth noting that the majority of people that seem to buy the device are happy with it across all aspects. And it’s not difficult to see why this is the case.
The quality of the materials is made to last, the keyboard itself is sturdy and not too heavy or too light, and it’s easy to clean. The brightness is just enough to light up the key and be appealing without being overpowering. It’s great for gaming or just to have a nice set up to do work on the computer.
Redragon K552 Keyboard Pricing
The ReDragon K552 mechanical gaming keyboard is priced around $40 and is available in white for $46. Needless to say, this is a fairly reasonable price for a device that is well constructed and has many useful features.
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Windows 10 operating system
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15.6" Full HD display
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256GB solid state drive (SSD)
While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics
Backed by 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
Weighs 5.95 lbs. and measures 1.1" thin
Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports SD memory card formats.
Next-generation wireless connectivity
Connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for speed nearly 3x faster than Wireless-N. The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port also plugs into wired networks.
Built-in HD webcam with two microphones
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Headphone/microphone combo jack.
Deal Review: Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 (6185207)
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Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 (6185207) Review
With the holidays just around the corner, we’re already seeing plenty of hot items go on sale as retailers are trying to get a head start on the Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping season. One great Pre-Black Friday deal is for the Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10, which is marked down from $80 to $45 for a limited time.
Gaming is always a popular shopping category when deal season arrives, and for good reason, as you can get the latest gear for excellently discounted prices. Whether you are in the market for a new gaming system or just in need of additional accessories you can be sure you’ll find some sort of deal on the items you want, just like the Xbox Wireless controller. With its enhanced precision and comfort with a textured grip, Microsoft really did a good job of redesigning this controller. It is 66% smaller, has the ability to connect up to eight controllers at once, plus it has wireless stereo sound support.
Compatibility is another notable feature working with Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox One, Windows 10. You’ll also have custom button mapping, and up to twice the wireless range at 19.7′. Triggers and bumpers are designed for quick access so you can get to playing much quicker.
Play when you want and where you want in comfort and style with the new sleek and powerful Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller + Wireless Adapter. Makes a fantastic gift or a great buy for yourself.
Deal Review: HP EliteBook 735 G5 13.3″ 256GB SSD AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 8GB Laptop w/Windows 10 Pro (4HZ62UT#ABA – 192545628709)
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HP EliteBook 735 G5 Laptop Deal Review
Originally released in May of 2018, this HP EliteBook laptop is a compact computer specifically designed for business professionals who require a a lightweight (only 2.94 pounds!) laptop to take on the go. It’s powered by a 2.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 2700U quad core processor, it has 8GB of DDR4 RAM and it has an 256GB PCIe NVMe internal SSD.
It also features two USB ports – one 3.1 Gen 1 port and 1 one USB Type-C. It has 1 x HDMI 2.0 Port, 1 docking connector and 1 microphone/headphone combination jack.
The internet connection is the standard 802.11ac Wireless LAN and it does feature Bluetooth 4.0.
It comes with Windows 10 Pro already installed and it has a 13.3″ screen offering full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. It also has an IPS anti-glare LED-backlit 72% sRGB to ensure the picture is clear no matter what the outside lighting is.
Lastly, it features a 720p HD camera which isn’t great but it’s average-above average for most laptop cameras.
Battery life is up to 12 hours.
Deal Review: Sabrent Rocket Nvme PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Sale (500GB, 1TB and 2TB)
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- NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 Interface. PCIe 4.0 Compliant / NVMe 1.3 Compliant.
- Power Management Support for APST / ASPM / L1.2.
- Supports SMART and TRIM commands. Supports ONFi 2.3, ONFi 3.0, ONFi 3.2 and ONFi 4.0 interface.
- Advanced Wear Leveling, Bad Block Management, Error Correction Code, and Over-Provision.
- All Sabrent SSDs come with FREE Sabrent Acronis True Image for Sabrent Software for easy Cloning. For those who require a specific sector size to clone their existing SSDs: A newly released Sabrent utility enables users to re-format the Rocket drive and choose the sector size of their liking, either 512-bytes or 4K bytes.
Sabrent Rocket Nvme PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Sale Review
Have you been considering an upgrade for your SSD? Now’s a good a time as any with the super hot, highly rated Sabrent Rocket Nvme PCIe Gen4 M.2 Internal SSd sale going on at Amazon right now. While these SSDs rarely go on sale, for a limited time you can save up 25% on the 500GB, 1TB and 2TB Sabrent internal SSDs.
These drives are extremely fast with read and write speeds of 4873MB/s read and 4213MB/s write, great for rendering and comes with a 5 year extended warranty once you register your device at Sabrent.
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Deal Review: Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Cons (HAC-001 / HADSKABAA / 045496882174)
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Nintendo Switch HADSKABAA Review
You probably know a bit about the Nintendo Switch already, but if you haven’t settled on buying one, this review may convince you, simply by revealing just what it can do and why it’s a great investment.
Both Console & Handheld
The most commonly known feature of the Switch is its ability to plug into a TV’s HDMI cord and have its display on it. This means the Switch can be played on a bigger screen, but it also means that a single Switch can also support couch co-op. Many of its two player games can be played by sharing one of the Joy-Cons with another player, so one Switch can be used as a handheld for you alone or as a console for you and your pals.
Another one of the most noteworthy features of the Switch is the many ways in which you can use its controllers, the Joy-Cons. They can be connected to the Switch itself of course, being used as if they were part of the handheld itself, like the PSP or GameBoy of yore. But you can also remove the Joy-Cons from the Switch and simply hold them in your hands for freedom of movement, while having the Switch propped up or connected to a TV. Finally, you can slide them into an accessory that comes with most Switches to make a sort of controller that is separate from the bulk of the Switch.
Battery life used to be a problem with the original Switch model, but the newer models have improved battery life for you to enjoy. This particular model has battery life that lasts from 4.5 to 9 hours. That’s a pretty wide level of variation, but that’s because the battery life varies greatly by what game you are playing. A game that has extremely high-quality graphics will drain the battery faster than a game that isn’t as demanding. Point being, the Switch’s battery life is better than it has ever been.
Huge Game Library and Online Play
The Switch is admittedly the newest game console to come out, at least until the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 come out, but even so it has been out for a few years and that means there are hundreds of games available on the Switch. Most importantly, this includes several extremely noteworthy franchises like Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Mario and many more. And like nearly any video game console these days, you can play games online with other people that have a Switch.
The MSRP on a new Switch costs $299.99 plus tax, which is a pretty hefty investment, but also a lot cheaper than most consoles. And with the Switch being relatively new, it’ll be a long time before we see a Nintendo console to replace it, making it a safe investment right now as well.