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Review of the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Amplified Gaming Headset

Compared to ordinary headsets, what makes a gaming headset different? Often times, the answer is nothing more than aesthetic. But on occasion, you’ll find headsets that were actually built specifically with gamers in mind. They’re made to be worn for longer periods of time, equipped with business-quality microphones for clear communication, and typically use at least some degree of noise isolation. In a handful of …

Guide to the Best Low Profile CPU Coolers

Stock coolers are awful. Everyone knows it, and the reason why is simple. The people who make CPUs care about making CPUs, not coolers. The exact same thing is true of GPUs, which is why virtually everyone buys their NVIDIA-based products from a brand like EVGA or GIGABYTE. People want superior aftermarket cooling solutions. Noticing that consumers weren’t happy with their basic CPU coolers, AMD …

In-Depth Review of the TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

The Internet used to be easy. If you’re only watching low-resolution videos and checking your email, then you don’t need that much bandwidth from your Wi-Fi connection. But these days, we have much greater expectations. We expect our connections to be able to stream Netflix in one part of our home while downloading a game in another. And even though the data burden is getting …

Review of the Treblab X5 Advanced Bluetooth Headphones

Headphones aren’t the same. Sports headphones are made specifically for people who are jogging along noisy streets, or getting drenched in sweat at the gym. Studio headphones prioritize sound quality by sacrificing noise isolation. And then there are gaming headphones, noise cancelling headphones, and quite a few others. But who wants to own a dozen pairs of different headphones? If you expect reasonably high quality …

Guide to the Best Wireless SDI Transmitter and Receiver

People shooting video can’t always be wired to the floor. Unless you’re shooting a sitcom from the comfort of an air conditioned set, odds are you need more portability from your recording. Whether you’re sending shots to the director in real-time or you’re doing final capture, it simply has to work. And that’s why serious videographers and film projects made wide use of SDI transmitters. …