Gaming Gear

Creative is known mainly for SoundBlaster sound cards and speakers. I’ve reviewed their wonderful Roar wireless speaker series. Creative’s newest speaker is the BlasterX Kratos S5 is a 2.1 gaming speaker system with Aurora Reactive lighting system. It comes with powerful 4” satellite drivers and a 6.5” subwoofer in wooden enclosures, delivering clear highs, detailed… Read More

This past weekend I attended PAX East 2017 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. PAX is a gaming convention held at different venues and times throughout the country. PAX truly is a celebration of all things gaming and loads of fun. What is PAX? In 2004, the creators of the webcomic Penny Arcade decided… Read More

Back in my day, we didn’t have fancy schmancy handheld gaming devices like the Nintendo Switch. We had 1000 pound machines that we had to feed quarters and stand up to play. And we liked it! If you’ve ever wanted to relive the golden age of video games, the dreamGEAR Retro Arcade Machine X has… Read More

Did you buy the new Nintendo Switch gaming console? I know that their product launch didn’t quite go as smoothly as they had hoped, but if you have one, it’s time to protect it and WaterField Designs has that covered with two new cases: The Nintendo Switch City Slicker Case and the Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Pro… Read More

I’ve been a gamer for years, though in the past few months I have taken it more seriously by tweaking my mouse sensitivity, which required me to get a bigger mouse pad. Just a few months after getting one, SubZERO Gaming offered their TYKA Extended soft gaming mouse pad to review, which I happily accepted… Read More

Our household has had several online subscription services over the years. We’ve had Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Prime Reading, and Spotify, and enjoyed the benefits that come along with each. The biggest problem with all of those different services is keeping track of all the logins and payments each month.  Playster is a subscription service… Read More

In 2011, I reviewed the AntLion ModMic, a boom microphone that you attach to your own headphones.  The latest version is the ModMic 5, which now includes a mute switch, selectable omni/cardioid pattern, and more.  How does it sound?  Let’s find out. The latest ModMic comes in a much more polished package vs. the paper… Read More

What features make one mouse better than the next? Bluetooth? USB dongle? Programmable buttons? Adjustable DPI? Light effects? Rechargeable battery? I’ve been testing a Satechi Edge 2.0 Wireless Gaming Mouse for several weeks and it has some of these features. Is it just another mouse, or is it a Gadgeteer worthy cursor mover? Let’s find… Read More

I’m not much of a gamer anymore, but my son (currently age 10) enjoys playing Minecraft and asked for an alternative to the flat-keyed Apple USB keyboard.  I thought this would be a great time to take a closer look at a mechanical keyboard- in this case, the Drevo Gramr 84-key Backlit Mechanical Keyboard. Most… Read More

When the iPad first came out years ago, I thought to myself there’s something that has some real potential to become a portable gaming device. Over the years the iPads have become more powerful and the games more complex. The one area that lacked for gaming on the iPad was a suitable gaming controller, one… Read More

Remember in the 80s when video gaming took a major leap from the old Atari systems? You know when 8-bit arcades games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bro., and even TECMO BOWL hit the home gaming system. Nintendo remembers because they are the ones who brought them to you, and now they are bringing… Read More

On July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go was released here in the US and Australia. I heard about it last week when a co-worker brought his phone to my desk to ask if I’d seen the game yet. He immediately caught a Ratatat that was hiding on my desk. He was pretty excited about the app… Read More

There are tons of different types of keyboards out there.  Some are good for home use, some for quiet offices, and other for gaming. VicTsing Technology has come to us with the chance to review the fun looking TOMOKO 104-Key Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. I love the tactile feedback of mechanical switches, so let’s see… Read More

Earlier this year, Julie and I had the chance to review the Samsung Gear VR headset while looking at the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. Being my first real go at the VR experience, I had a good time with the Oculus-backed headset. That said, the Gear VR only works with recent Galaxy smartphones thus greatly… Read More

The World of Warcraft movie from Blizzard Entertainment is slated for release on June 10, 2016 and to start the branded merchandising wave off with a splash,  Swordfish Tech is offering WOW inspired tech accessories for pre-order. You can choose between the Alliance or the Horde with accessories that feature the iconic characters and weapons… Read More