Razer’s approach to designing the Blackwidow V4 Pro was to throw everything at it, a fitting plan for anything with the word ‘Pro’ in its name. It’s a mechanical keyboard that dominates your desk thanks to it being slightly larger than a regular full-sized board and being adorned with enough lights to confuse a UFO into thinking it’s a friend. It’s peppered with macro keys, has great mechanical switches and comes with a super comfy wrist rest. But all the bells and whistles equal a hefty price of around £230, which makes my bank card quiver in fear and my heart skip a beat or ten.
Category: Tech Reviews
Reviews of keyboards, mice, headsets and other shiny things.
Razer Basilisk V3 Review – Feature Packed & Comfy Mouse
The mouse market is a confusing place filled with equally confusing terminology and numbers. There’s so much choice out there, from established brands to a myriad of newcomers offering insanely light mice designed for people who have sacrificed thousands of hours upon the altars of competitive multiplayer. So when I went hunting to replace my Logitech G403 I was greeted with so many choices that my brain immediately displayed a 404 error and refused to do anything for a few hours. After a lot of searching, I settled on one of Razer’s latest mice, the Basilisk V3, their updated version of a mouse I actually reviewed back in 2017. Three revisions later, how is it holding up?
8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller Review – The Best Pro Controller Alternative?
There’s no shortage of third-party controllers on the market from a wide variety of companies, some of which are reputable and some of which are just pushing out cheap tat. 8BitDo has managed to build a solid reputation, developing and releasing a variety of controllers across multiple platforms, including an arcade fight stick and some awesome retro-themed controllers. Today, I’m reviewing their so-called Ultimate controller, a reasonably priced piece of tech that punches well above its price bracket.
Majority Bowfell Plus 2.1 Sound Bar & Subwoofer Review
Majority are back with some new products and I’m here to check ’em out. We’re starting with the Majority Bowfell Plus, an upgraded version of their baby Bowfell sound bar. This is a 2.1 setup, adding a separate subwoofer and another 50w of power for a grand total of about £65, an attractive price for…
PB Tails CHOC2 Controller Review – Tiny And Stylish
Founded in 2020, it’s impressive that PB Tails, based in China, has already managed to produce two controllers. The original CHOC did quite well, it seems, and so here I am reviewing its follow-up, the CHOC2. “We want to explore the limits of design and innovation,” states the PB Tails website, and the CHOC2 certainly lives up to that statement. But just because something is unique does not mean it’s good. Let’s take a look at this intriguing little controller and see if its unique flair ends up being a strength or a weakness.
Thrustmaster T248 Racing Wheel Review – Is This The Best Entry-Level Wheel?
Thrustmaster is a venerable name in the gaming space, purveying all manner of racing wheels, joysticks and accessories. At an RRP pf £299.99, the Thrustmaster T248 racing wheel is the company’s latest entry-level model, and it’s in for a tough fight for the podium. That price bracket includes a lot of cool wheels, including my own Logitech G290 0which I’ll be comparing it against quite heavily. And with the release of the new F1 2022, what better time to consider grabbing a wheel and seeing how quickly you can smash into Lewis Hamilton?
Majority Everest 5.1 Surround Sound System Review – Peak Performance?
The Everest 5.1 surround sound is the latest product from Majority, the relatively small audio company that recently sent me their M40 speakers which I really liked despite a couple of negatives. The Everest is a 300w soundbar boasting Dolby Digital designed to fit under your TV or monitor, and its party trick is that it comes with two wireless speakers to provide surround sound to help immerse you in games, music and movies, plus a chunky wireless subwoofer. That’s a tempting package, especially if, like me, your setup is in a small room where space is at a premium. However, it all comes at a reasonably hefty price of around £230. That’s, like, at least two bags of sweets! So, is the Majority Everest worth that many bags of sweets, or like climbing the mountain itself ,should you just not bother and stuff your face with Jelly Babies instead?
Majority D40 Bookshelf Speakers Review – Quality Sound On A Budget?
Majority are still a fairly new brand on the market looking to make a name for themselves in the audio game. No small task. Just type speakers into Amazon and you’ll be bombarded by an array of offerings that go from the absurdly cheap to the absurdly expensive. So today I’m taking a look at Majority’s latest offering; a pair of active bookshelf speakers boasting bluetooth, USB playback support and more, all for around £7
Nintendo Switch Fixture S1 Pro Controller Holder & Case Review – Handheld Upgrade
Being able to undock your Nintendo Switch and take Mario games with you wherever you go is absolutely brilliant. But if you’ve ever played the Switch in handheld mode you’ll know that things can get a little cramped. Those tiny buttons on the Joycons and the lack of a grip on the back are hardly ideal. A grip is a decent solution, but what if you want something more substantial? Well, that’s where this review of the Fixture S1 and its official case come in. This handy device lets you use a Pro Controller with your Switch in handheld mode.
PS5 Media Remote Review – Who Is This For?
If you have somehow managed to acquire a mythical Playstation 5, perhaps using occult rituals or something, then you might also be eyeing up some of the official Sony accessories to go with your sleek new console. The charging dock and the Pulse headset are the obvious choices, but something a bit less obvious is the official Playstation 5 Media Remote that promises the be the ultimate in media control! Er, well, actually, it just promises to let you, “Conveniently navigate entertainment on your PlayStation®5 console with intuitive media and TV controls.” But is it actually any good at that? Let’s find out.