We've just published a review on the wireless version of the Steelseries 7XB - Xbox 360 headset. Dexter takes a look ... could this be the wireless headset all you Xbox 360 gamers have been waiting for? ...
"We take a look at the Steelseries Spectrum 7XB - Xbox 360 Wireless Headset. It's made for gamers and music lover alike ... with the added bonus of being totally wireless."
Thanks to Kow_Ciller aka Dexter ... we've just published a review on the Steelseries 6G V2 Gaming Keyboard (mechanical type). It's old skool, it's heavy and comes with a surprisingly good build quality. Here's a snip ...
"Revolutionary designs for keyboards dont exaclty pop up all the time. The old saying "if it isn't broken..." holds true to the basic keyboard design. Sure there are fancy things thrown in there like backlit keys, LCD screens, and macro buttons. But does that really matter for most people? Not really.
Steelseries has taken that if it isn't broken formula, but tweaked it a bit. This particular keyboard, the "6G V2 gaming keyboard" gives a basic design look of a $10 keyboard you can buy at any big retail store but packs some cool stuff under the hood. Read more ahead ..."
Steelseries have sent us their latest 7H gaming headset (Apple compatible) and their 6G v2 gmaing keyboard (mechanical type). Kow_Ciller aka Dexter, will be taking a in-depth look at these two products ... we'll have to wait and see what his verdict is.
Watch out for these reviews coming soon ... In the mean time, click on the image above to check out the photo gallery.
Thanks to Kow_Ciller (aka Dexter), we've just published a review on the Steelseries Spectrum 5XB - Xbox360 Headset. It's designed for Xbox 360 gamers (PC compatible) and comes in that distinctive black/green color which you'll find on most Xboxes. Here's a snip ...
If you are looking for an Xbox360 headset, I can recommend this one hands down. But if you want to buy this headset in order to have a multi-purpose headset there are many other headsets out there that will be better for that purpose. I felt like once you drive these cans with a proper sound source it tends to bring out the flaws in the speakers.
Better yet, Apple is collecting data on everybody that uses an apple product, not just the iPhone and iPad, but also the iPods, Apple computers, and even Windows computers that are running Safari!
True to form apple isn't willing to talk about the matter, other than issueing a statement:
In response the company's general counsel Bruce Sewall wrote a letter explaining its practice, and shedding light on the rationale the company uses to monitor users.
'To provide the high quality products and services that its customers demand, Apple must have access to the comprehensive location-based information,' Sewall told Congress in the letter.
After emphasizing Apple's commitment to users' privacy, Sewall said that to provide these location-based services, Apple, its partners and licensees, may collect, use and share customers' precise location data, including GPS information, nearby cell towers and neighboring Wi-Fi networks."
Nice eh? As a sidenote: "Licensees" means anybody that Apple sells the data to.
I thought I was seeing things when the marketing representitive at Anoto demonstrated their latest Digital Pen & Paper product. Using Anoto's patented digitial pen and a special clear see-through plastic board, you can display what you're writing onto any large TV or LCD/LED screen.
The special clear see-through plastic board contains thousands of micro-dots. This is what the digital pen reads when you're writing on it. The pen then transmit the signals back to the computer, which then gets displayed on the screen.
Get it for only USD $59.99 ... It's currently the only remote designed for XBMC. What's XBMC? Well, XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows.
"The first remote in the world designed for XBMC, work's straight out of the box; just connect the remote and all the keys will be instantly recognised. This universal remote can control your TV, DVD Player, Blu-Ray Player and/or Amplifier thanks to the built in programmable IR.
Combine the simplicity of a remote with the productivity of a keyboard. Type freely on the built in keyboard without fear of changing the channel due to it’s gyroscopic sensor."
It's a neat little idea ... but who really wants 360 degrees recording? I suppose it's a bit of a novelty thing. Now you can take photos without aiming at anyone .. just hold it upright and click away.
"The GoPano micro is a lens for the iPhone 4 to make 360º panoramic videos! Just snap the lens to your iPhone 4 and press record to make cool interactive 360º videos. Use it to record all the action of your favorite sport, record your next meeting in 360º or just as a fun toy for the summer."
As I've mentioned before, the Mouse is a rather tired old device, really due for replacement despite it's success.
Now a company called Tobii is releasing their attempt at replacing the mouse. This one, rather then being yet another way to navigate with your finger (and there have been many!) tracks your eyes instead. Now you don't have to hold anything, the device lets you select things via blinking or winking or staring at an item for a bit. It sounds very cool indeed, if I can get my hands on one I definitely will!
"PCEye's advanced algorithms and high resolution cameras are claimed to be capable of tracking and registering the eye movement of around 95 percent of users, irrespective of eye color, lighting conditions and head movement. Computer system performance won't suffer at the expense of the device thanks to a built-in processor and, after installing some software, users will be able to control various onscreen actions by looking at, blinking at, or fixing your gaze on an object.
'We have already seen massive interest from the Stroke, Motor Neurone Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis communities, people in different rehab situations, military veterans, people suffering from progressive muscle weakness or neurodegenerative disorders and education institutions,' said Tobii's Tara Rudnicki. 'We are also overwhelmed by the attention we have received from the development community to extend into Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) eye games.'"
I've always had my doubts about wireless mice ... not because they're no good, but because of the battery life on those darns things. But according to Logitech, their M325 wireless mouse can offer upto 18 months .... yes 18 months of battery life! Errr ... I'd rather see for myself than you saying it. Still, the Logitech M325 wireless mouse does look sexy, with a good ergonomic design and a micro-precise scrolling feature ... ideal for web use.
We've just published a review on the Arctic Sound E361-BM Earbuds. These earbuds are compatible with the Apple iPhone/iPod and iPad, as well as any mobile device, media and MP3 players, including of course your PC or notebook. Here's a snip ...
The earbuds uses a unique aluminum chassis and large drivers, which delivers deep bass and precise highs without any distortion. For comfort, Arctic Cooling has included a set of three ultra-soft silicone caps which should fit all ear types comfortably. It should also help effectively isolate any external noises.