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corsair glaive

You know what they say about men with big hands? They need a big mouse when gaming and being "productive". Like right now, this is peak productivity. But the big hands needing a commensurate mouse size is actually important for comfort and control. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Those who have big hands have several choices out there in the market. Today, we'll be looking at the Corsair Glaive, which is one of biggest of them all.   Corsair Glaive - First impressions [caption id="attachment_57670" align="aligncenter" width="901"] The three different thumb sections for the Corsair Glaive[/caption]   No doubt about it, the Corsair Glaive is a big mouse in every dimension. It's the SUV of computer mice. Its measurements are 125mm in...

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Lume Cube Review WTT

We recently received the Lume Cube, the next Kickstarter project hoping to take the world by storm. What is it? It is practically in the name, it is a cube, that is a light. It is that simple. But this simple little light packs one hell of a punch.   The Lume Cube measures 1.5 cubic inches in size meaning it fits neatly in your pocket and won’t take up much room in any camera bag. The small LED light has many uses for both still and video cameras. One of the key points behind the Lume Cube is its versatility. It’s best functions come from your creative use of it. After some extensive testing, we have come to the conclusion that...

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Steam phone VR

My experience with playing games from my Steam account with phone VR games was optimistically decent. It took a lot of setting up for, well, not a whole lot of results. For those wondering, you can play VR games using your phone. I used two programs to do this: Riftcat VR and TrinusVR. The Verizon LG G3 was used for all testing. You can read a review of the G3 here. Though the G3 is certainly not the newest phone, the hardware remains powerful enough for phone VR.   Let's start with how Steam VR works through your phone. For my headset, I used the Xtreme VR Vue FX, but anything like a Google Cardboard would work. To use Riftcat VR, you...

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Varmilo VA68M TL;DR

  Varmilo VA68M TL;DR Mechanical Keyboard Review The Varmilo VA68M is a beautiful keyboard. It's solid, a pleasure to use and full of quality. It's not got the full gamut of RGB lights (though there is an even more expensive version that does), but what it has is timeless elegance. Yeah, I said it, the keyboard is elegant. In the same way that Audrey Hepburn is elegant and timeless. However, this keyboard will cost a lot of money. It's not for the faint of heart at all. But what you will get is a solid companion for your troubles. Much like a Labrador, but with a lot less drool.     The Good Very sturdy due to the full aluminium frame Small and relatively light Excellent default keycaps ...

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Varmilo VA68M mechanical keyboard

Introduction If you're not a dedicated fan of mechanical keyboards, then Varmilo might make you think somebody just made an experimental new ice-cream flavour. But it's not. In fact, Varmilo is one of the most well known names in the rabbit hole of mechanical keyboards. It's a Taiwanese company that builds high quality keyboards for enthusiasts that are no frills and customisable from the factory. The Varmilo VA68M is the smallest keyboard the company makes.   [caption id="attachment_17708" align="aligncenter" width="900"] The Varmilo VA68M in its default configuration. Image credit: Massdrop[/caption]   If you've ever sat in an office and had to use the full sized wrist destroying membrane keyboards, part of you would obviously wonder at why you have to have a number pad, function row keys...

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iKBC F108 Keyboard

The iKBC F108 Mechanical Keyboard TL;DR Review   The iKBC F108 is a great full sized keyboard. It's low key, yet customisable. There's no software to be installed on your computer, and while there are advantages and disadvantages with that aspect of the keyboard, I can recommend it to people wanting to use an RGB keyboard in a tightly controlled office. Outside of use, the keyboard is sturdy, well made and feels of premium quality. If you're looking for a well built, feature laden full sized mechanical keyboard, the iKBC F108 is one to be recommended.   The Good High quality, sturdy assembly Keys feel great Onboard lighting features for quick adjustment Includes popular alternative keylayouts   The Meh Some keys on review units pinged during heavy typing Not...

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iKBC F108 keyboard

Introduction Mechanical keyboards have become the new fashion statement in PC gaming. Yes I know that RGB lighting is also a new "it thing", but keyboards are actually practical additions to your desktop. They're supposed to be anyway. Besides, some keyboards can RGB with the best of them. Today, I'll be looking at the iKBC F108 full sized mechanical keyboard.   iKBC is a brand that most people have probably never heard of. And fair enough too. The Taiwanese company is actually a quality keyboard OEM that builds keyboards for other companies. It's also owned by Vortex Gear, the maker of the highly praised and much loved Poker series of sixty per cent mechanical keyboards. That, more than anything, should indicate that the kind of...

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Wallpaper Engine

I sit here writing a review on software that allows me to watch the Game of Thrones intro sequence on my computer. Now you may ask, why am I doing such a thing? I mean, media players are boring, and there's really not much choice in terms of good ones apart from VLC. Well, I'm not reviewing a media player today. Instead, it's an early access program found on Steam called Wallpaper Engine. What's so interesting about Wallpaper Engine? Let's find out.   I think we can all agree that desktop backgrounds in Windows, indeed most computers, are pretty boring. You're allowed a static image and not much else. Even less if you're in a corporate environment with strict IT policies. Sure, you...

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The Logitech G602 review

The Logitech G602: Logitech is one of the most reliable companies regarding peripherals. The Logitech G602 low-lag mouse is no different. The model is not new but currently, you can get it half price for $39.99 on Amazon so we thought it worth reviewing. However, whether it can live up to the high standards of gamers is another story. Link to buy it here: http://amzn.to/2jXCB0v   The G602 Design: The G602 is a right-handed mouse, with a sculpted ergonomic design, complete with a jutting wing for you to support the thumb. On the left side, handily accessible by the thumb, are six programmable buttons, ideal for macros and keybinds used during MMORPGs and similar games. The six thumb buttons found on the G602 are shaped to...

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CM Storm Quickfire TK

The CM Storm Quickfire TK Coolermaster is a company that needs no introduction to PC enthusiasts out there. They have many fingers in many pies and is one of the most trusted brands and established brands. With peripherals, Coolermaster has established a reputation for understated quality mechanical keyboards with their Masterkeys series. So it is with some interest that we look at one of their more unique products, the CM Storm Quickfire TK.   As any mechanical keyboard enthusiast will tell you, not all keyboards are built the same. There are different sizes, shapes and features that different manufacturers use to differentiate their products from each other. A popular layout is the Tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard, where the number pad on the right is omitted, thus...

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