You can’t escape this company if you buy a gaming mouse

All of the above mice market themselves proudly as having their own optical sensors, the incredible little cameras that let your mouse track your hand movements.

The SteelSeries models use the TrueMove Air and TrueMove+. The Roccat Kone Pro uses the Owl-Eye. Razer has both their 5G Optical and Focus+…


Find out where it fails in my full review

I thought I was going to hate this mouse. I didn’t buy it when it first launched late last year, because it had some of the most polarizing reviews I’ve ever seen for a gaming product. I was hoping to give it a go as my first mouse-with-holes as it’s…


A beautiful blend of form and function

When I think of a “desktop stick microphone,” my mind goes back to the early days of internet voice, when Logitech sold a whole bunch of thin off-white plastic microphones that protruded awkwardly into kitchens all around the world. …


Speed at what price?

Yesterday, I was recording some voice samples with the adequate-but-aging SteelSeries Arctis 7P. Or at least, I was trying to. Every recording was plagued with weird digital interference noise and popping sounds, something I hadn’t experienced while writing my review. …


Corsair’s best gaming headset?

The new HS80 from Corsair combines lessons learned from the Virtuoso series with a brand new industrial design and a competitive price. If you’re looking for a PC-centric wireless gaming headset, it’s a solid choice in a crowded field.

Its new design pays off dramatically in terms of comfort, in…


And a new colorway for the classic Cloud Alpha

Today, HyperX is launching a new Streamer Starter Pack, featuring an affordable bundle of gear for aspiring streamers and content creators, alongside a new colorway for the Cloud Alpha headset.

Both of these new offerings are launching exclusively in conjunction with their retail partners at Best Buy. The $129 Streamer…


The QuadCast S gets an entertaining new ad

Last year, HyperX launched the QuadCast S microphone (read my review), one of the best premium USB gaming mics on the market. Now, they’re kicking its marketing into high gear alongside Bella Poarch, the fourth most-watched Tik Tok star with an astounding 81 million followers.

Aside from starring in the…


Sticking it to SteelSeries

Last fall, HyperX and SteelSeries both jumped into the light weight “mice with holes in them” arena, a space once dominated by smaller hobbyist manufacturers and not mainstream products you can find in a Best Buy.

Up until last week, I had only experienced SteelSeries’ take on this idea: the…


One of the year’s best headsets?

This little unassuming headset is actually one of the very best in Logitech’s entire lineup.

The new G435 blends Lightspeed Wireless support and Bluetooth together into an affordable, comfy package. …


A blend of style, performance, and value

Neat Microphones, a division of Turtle Beach, has launched their new affordable Skyline desktop microphone. It costs just $69 and you can find the official site here. …

Alex Rowe

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