Finding the Best All-around Gaming Headset – December 2016

I was recently in the market for a new gaming headset myself, so I thought I’d document the process I went through in finding my own personal pair. We’ll discuss the various factors to look out for, as well my hands-on impressions of a number of different models.


Kingston HyperX Cloud ~$75 – [3:58]

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver ~$120 – [9:31]

Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger ~$50 – [18:45]

Sennheiser GAME ONE ~$170 – [6:44]

Sennheiser GAME ZERO ~$195 – [10:51]

Razer Tiamat ~$158 – [11:57]

Logitech G35 ~$60 – [14:27]


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Review – V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Headphones

v-moda wireless review

Today we’re reviewing the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones.

Now I’ve personally never really heard of V-Moda, but their M-100 wired headphones are a pretty popular and highly rated set of cans. In doing my research on them, I came across the founder of V-Moda who had been a member on the head-fi.org forums since 2006. Reading through his thread that introduced the crossfade wireless, it seemed like he really spent some time developing these and took a lot of feedback in from that audio community, so I was excited to get a pair in for a review.

So with a 4.6 star rating on amazon and at a cost of $300 bucks, are these finally the ultimate pair of Bluetooth headphones? Lets find out!

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Battle of the Gaming Monitors – ASUS PG279Q vs Acer X34 Predator

I was lucky enough to recently be able to get my hands on 2 of the best gaming monitors on the planet right now, the Asus PG279Q and the Acer X34 Predator. While they are definitely two very different monitors, with one being a 34″ inch widescreen and one having the ability to do 165hz, I wanted to see which would offer the best overall gaming experience.

I’m personally a big Battlefield 4 player, and as its a first person shooter, frame rates are critical. but the screen width on the Acer X34 is just so tantilizing and the advantages it can give with all the screen real estate for regular desktop usage cannot be underestimated.

I’ve done individual reviews on the PG279Q and the X34 previously, but In this video, I cover whats its like to game on both monitors and give you some of my thoughts and impressions that will hopefully help help you decide between the two.

Although both screens have their pros and cons, with users online reporting various issues with both, here and here. If you are lucky enough to find one with no (or only minor) issues, the experience they provide in games is definitely amazing and worth spending the money on imo.

The Asus PG279Q Gaming Monitor – How much better is 165hz?

Finally got a chance to give the Asus PG279Q a proper review. This is a monitor I’ve been looking forward to getting in and testing for a few months now. If you don’t know, the previous model from Asus the PG278Q was a breakthrough monitor at the time being the worlds first 1440P G-sync enabled monitor capable of 144Hz. This monitor dramatically improved my gaming skills and brought the gaming experience up a whole new level.

Animations and fluidity were almost magical they were so buttery smooth, it just made the game so much more immersive and enjoyable.

asus rog pg279q review

The only downfall was that it used a TN panel, which is great because its fast, but bad because viewing angles are horrendous. The Asus 279Q corrects this and now uses an IPS panel and the differences are significant. And to top it all off they even bumped up the refresh rates to a whopping 165Hz, the highest offering of any monitor, but the question is: How much of a difference does 21 additional frames per second make?

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Review – AuraBox

The AuraBox is a 3” Bluetooth speaker by Divoom, which also functions as a 10×10 LED light-box. Supporting audio playback wired and wireless via bluetooth, a mic for phone-calls, and an app for controlling the LED display for custom animations and notifications, it all sounded pretty promising… Check the conclusion at the bottom for my final thoughts.

AuraBox - Slip-Cover

Packaging and Physical Overview

The packaging and physical presentation is arguably the best aspect of this product. It’s not on par with Apple levels of unboxing experience, but everything has a nice feel and weight to it. Inside the outer slip-cover is a matte black wooden box. Snuggly fitted inside is the speaker, and a small cardboard box with a 7-page manual (x12 languages) and two light/mid weight cables. It includes a 22in 3-pole 3.5mm audio cable for AUX input, and a 31in Micro-B USB cable for charging.

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My Honest Experience with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft has come a long way with their hardware and the Surface Pro 4 seemed like a really cool laptop solution. Now that they have updated it with skylake and improved the touch cover to have spaced out keys as well as a larger and much improved trackpad, I decided to get one in and give it a review.

There was lots to love about this two in one laptop. A big sharp touchscreen with the power of a full blown Windows 10 machine lets you be as productive as you could ever want. Its the perfect tool for heavy note takers like students or lawyers, although it did have some minor drawbacks when it came to using it for purely entertainment purposes or when using it vs something like an iPad for really light computer tasks.

Check out the video review for an indepth review to see what it was like to use it for a month, and to see if it works well enough to get over a traditional laptop.

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