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ipega 7-inch Quad Core HD Android Gaming Tablet review

on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

I enjoy playing games on my Android smartphones and tablets, but I tend to stick with puzzle games like Words with Friends instead of action games that require onscreen controls. I find onscreen gaming controls to be hard to use because they provide no tactile feedback. We’ve reviewed joysticks that stick on top of the screenRead More…


Rack up some XPs by brushing

on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

What better way to encourage brushing in kids (and some adults) than by gamifying the twice a day chore?  A team of inventors is seeking crowd funding to make the Grush (Gaming-toothbRUSH) into a reality.  The toothbrush itself doubles as a motion sensing controller which pairs with a smartphone running one of the brushing games.  Games are gearedRead More…


Amazon Fire TV review

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Three years ago, Janet and I posted a dual review of two of Roku’s latest video streaming devices at that time, and we’ve been using those devices ever since.  Over the years, I’ve used similar devices like the Apple TV (original model), Boxee Box, Popcorn Hour and WDTV. Of all those devices, my favorite hasRead More…


Logitech launches the G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

If you are serious about your gaming. I mean REALLY serious, I’m not talking Angry Birds or Flappy Bird serious. Then you’re sure to drool over Logitech’s latest gaming peripheral. It’s the G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse, and it looks like a gamer’s dream gadget. This is a customizable mouse with the world’s firstRead More…


Keep Wil Wheaton at the TableTop

on Monday, April 7th, 2014

You know Wil Wheaton, right?  He’s an actor famous for playing Gordie in Stand by Me, Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more, including a slightly evil(er?) version of himself on The Big Bang Theory.  He’s also a writer and a gamer, and the host and co-creator of a web showRead More…


Brick Joystick – Another gadget that claims to improve your mobile gaming experience

on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Last week I posted a review of the Invisible Gamepad Kickstarter project, which are easy to use stick-on gamepads for smartphones and tablets. I found that the Invisible Gamepad worked better than other stick-on joysticks that I’ve tried in the past (see related reviews at the bottom of this post), but it still lacked aRead More…


Invisible Gamepad review

on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

If you enjoy playing action games on your smartphone or tablet, you have probably run into a problem that is shared by all games that use virtual on-screen controls. On-screen touch controls lack the tactile feedback that is needed for fast paced gaming. When you’re surrounded by a bunch of bad guys and your only wayRead More…


Immerse yourself in gaming and exercise with the Omni

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, June 10th, 2013

If you are someone who loves to play games and who has a hard time getting off the couch, perhaps you should look into the Omni Kickstarter project by Virtuix. It may look odd from the outside, but its specialized shoe sole alongside of the tracking software allows you to walk, jump, crouch, strafe, orRead More…


NVIDIA releases the Titan graphics card

By: Paul Grunwald
on Friday, March 1st, 2013

Valve has released Steam for Linux

on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Hooray!  Valve has finally released the popular gaming platform, Steam, for Linux users. Right now it’s only supported under Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, using the Unity, Gnome or KDE desktop environments.  Steams says that more Linux distributions will be fully supported if/when time permits.  Perhaps they will include other popular distributions such as LinuxMint (a fork ofRead More…


MG Portable WiFi Android Gaming System review

on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

The MG is a WiFi Android device that has been created specifically for kids (and their parents bank accounts). If you own a smartphone and also have children, it’s probably a common thing for them to want to play games on your phone. But giving kids your $500+ device to play games is probably notRead More…


ION iCade Mobile Gaming Controller Review

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

There’s no denying the fact that people love playing games on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Using the capacitive touch screen to play puzzle and word games on these devices is fun and easy. But playing action games using an on screen touch controller is less fun and less easy. At least for me… I find thatRead More…


MG – Another Android Handheld Gaming System

on Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The MG is a new Kickstarter project looking to score a whopping $950,000 in pledges. What is it? It’s a handheld Android WiFi gaming device. They are calling it the first portable Android gaming system, but I disagree. First of all, this device is not really that much different than the non-smartphone Android handhelds already onRead More…


ARCHOS Announces the GamePad Gaming Tablet

on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

I want to see a show of hands… who remembers the Tapwave Zodiac Palm OS PDA? Back in 2003 it was a very cool device that merged a  PDA with built in gaming controls. The new GamePad from ARCHOS reminds me a little bit of the Zodiac because it offers a full set of analogRead More…


Elevate Your Mousing – ROCCAT Sense High Precision Gaming Mousepad

on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

I haven’t used a mouse pad in years because my 6yr old Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse doesn’t need one. That said, all I’m doing is normal stuff while surfing and writing. Gamers are more high maintenance than I am. They require a mouse pad like the Sense Chrome Blue High Precision Gaming Mousepad from Hamburg GermanyRead More…


Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

on Monday, June 18th, 2012

The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse gives you complete control in your favorite MMO games.  It has 20 user-definable buttons, and you can download optional Logitech Gaming Software to access more intricate macro and scripting capabilities than the onboard macros can provide.  Define the G600 G-Shift function to a button on the G600 doubles theRead More…


Will the Roam MobileOS Game Controller Change Tablet Gaming?

on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

There’s no doubt that gaming on the iPad and Android tablets is extremely popular. But if you’re like me, you really miss the feel and control that an analog joystick provides. I’ve tried a couple stick-on joysticks like the Fling and Joystick-it (see links below), but they always leave me wanting more. The Roam MobileOS GameRead More…


JXD S7100 – Android Powered Gaming Device

on Saturday, December 24th, 2011

The JXD S7100 is a 7 inch Android 2.2 device with built in gaming controllers. Install Mame or another gaming emulator and this would make a great little gaming device. It’s available from for $139.99. There’s a video on their site showing it in action and it does support English and other languages.


AntLion Audio ModMic Detachable Boom Microphone Review

on Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Can’t find a headset/mic combination you like?  Do you have a favorite pair of headphones but no mic?  Wouldn’t it be great to just add a microphone to your own headphones anytime you like?  You may remember my own attempts at using a hot glue gun to attach a microphone to my own comfy headphones…Read More…


Nintendo’s 3DS Circle Pad Attachment

on Friday, September 9th, 2011
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Most gamers would agree that having a left and right circle pad is necessary on a game controller.  The problem is that Nintendo released the 3DS with only one circle pad.  It works fine for most games but now game designers are making more complicated games that require a second circle pad.  And that’s whyRead More…


Cyborg R.A.T. 9 – Gaming Mouse on Steroids

on Monday, July 11th, 2011
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

The R.A.T. 9 from Cyborg is a 2.4Ghz wireless, 5600 dpi wireless mouse that offers a crazy amount of customization for serious gamers. First of all, you get 3 interchangeable pinkie grips and 3 palm rests. The weight of the mouse can be customized by adding or removing one of the five 6-gram weight discs.Read More…


Joystick-It iPhone Gaming Controller Mini Version Now Available

on Friday, June 17th, 2011

Coming only two weeks after Ten One Design announced that their the Fling Gaming Controller was going to be available in a smaller version for smartphones, ThinkGeek announces that they now have a mini version of their Joystick-It controller too. The new mini Joystick-It is available now through ThinkGeek for $17.99.


Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Android Smartphone Review

on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Smartphones with slide out keyboards are not unusual. But the same can’t be said about a smartphone with a slide out gaming controller. The Sony Xperia PLAY (aka the Playstation Phone) from Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless is an Android powered smartphone for those of you that love to play games but aren’t so thrilledRead More…


The Fling Gaming Controller Goes Mini for Smartphones

on Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Last month, I reviewed the Fling Gaming Controller from Ten One Design. I found it to be a great way to improve playability for some games on the iPad and Android tablets. It adds real joystick feel to games that use an on-screen virtual controller. The only downside to the Fling was that it wasRead More…

Arctic Cooler P311 1

3 Arctic (Cooling) Sound Headphones Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Arctic Cooling has released a series of audio gear under the label Arctic Sound, and I get the chance to try out three of their offerings- behind-the-ear Bluetooth headphones (P311), big ‘ear cans’ with microphone (P301), and a USB gamer headset (P531).