When it comes to listening to music, watching a movie or even playing a game we want great quality sound. Many people get this in the form of large bulky headphones. While this do provide great sound they are not the easiest to travel with or say take on a run with you. This is where in-ear headphone or earbuds as many people refer to them come in. Today we are taking a look at a set from Jabra called VOX. VOX features 8.6mm drivers at 16 Ohm, a lightweight design, in-line controls and much more. Are these the next set of in-ear headphones for you? Read on as we take a look.
When I got my hands on this mouse, I was thrilled to be doing the review. The German company ROCCAT is one of the top of the line gaming peripherals companies around today, very well known in Europe. Their USA launch started in 2012 and has been making a big impact with gamers. They started out with the Kone, then came the Kone[+], and now the Kone XTD, their flagship mouse. This mouse is powered by an 8200 DPI Pro Aim R3 laser sensor, a commanding 32-bit Turbo Core V2 72MHz ARM MCU processor, and the most advanced Tracking & Distance Control Unit around – all working in clockwork unison to deliver world-beating battle ability.
Another year gone, another new year has arrived, and that means it’s the super bowl of technology, the Consumer Electronics Show. This will be my 5th consecutive year I’ll be attending, and another year with the ThinkComputers crew. I’ll be running the film operations again, filming interviews, and making sure the videos are posted on all ThinkComputers related video networks. Las Vegas is the location, a place I’ve lived and been to more times than I can count. CES is honestly the best time I go, it’s the best time, lots going on, all my friends are in town, and it’s just endless things to do from the time I land till the time I have to leave.
As a hardcore gamer, I take my gaming tools seriously, and the mouse is no exception to a great PC gaming tool. I thought my Razer deathadder an I would be till death do us part, but when I received the Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance II, what’s a deathadder? This mouse with its bunch of awesome features totally was like slipping into new sheets. This mouse an I have a new relationship now, and I can say we bonded instantly.
When you start getting into recording videos after time you will realize that most microphones on your digital camera or camcorder are not that great, especially if you want high quality audio. There are quite a few external microphone and digital recorders out there, but one of the most popular ones is the Zoom H1. The H1′s onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern for stunning stereo imaging. Because both mics are arranged on the same axis, they are equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is great stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging. Read on the check out our unboxing and overview video.
So ROCCAT’s booth was quite interesting, I mean “Ze German’s are coming, and this time we’ll play nice” is a tough slogan, so I wanted to see what they had to impress me. Put it this way, the 6000 DPI adjustable, East-Shift Button, Tracking & Distance Control Unit, Driver + Macro Manager, On-board Memory (yes you read that right), Weight system (yes you read that right again) did NOT let me down. This mouse is priced at $79.99 which is a highly competitive price to top name mouses on the market today. Check out the awesome interview Kathrine & Marcus provided and it will blow your mind on gaming peripherals!
Hyperkin now owns the rights to Game Genie, and has produced a version of it for Nintendo DS console variants since these portable consoles still use cartridges. Not to be dissuaded from the optical media consoles, Hyperkin is also unleashing a solution for copying and altering save games called the Save Guru. We also saw the 3-in-1 classic gaming console, the Retron 3, which can play Sega Genesis, NES, and SNES games and has wireless controllers. Lastly, we saw an AK-47-inspired gun accessory for the PSMove. ThinkComputers’ Mark Howland speaks to Leo from Hyperkin in this video interview.
We stopped by the Sennheiser booth to check out their new gaming headphones. In the video, they showed us the PC360, an open air headphone, with noise canceling, and includes a noise canceling microphone. It is in stores now at $249. We also checked out the Xbox 360 version of the headset as well, the X320. It’s only a wired gaming headset, no wireless version for 2012. It also features noise canceling for the headset and mic. The sound quality is definitely awesome and these headsets are both worth the value.
I’m sure most of you know about Otterbox, they make protective cases for iPhones and other mobile devices. We stopped over at their booth at the Showstoppers event to check out some of their latest cases. They showed us the Defender, Commuter, Impact and Reflex cases. Read on to see our video interview with Rona of Otterbox.
Lenovo had their own private booth this year at CES. They showed us their new ThinkPad T430U Ultrabook that features optional discrete 1GB NVIDIA graphics, support for Intel’s latest Core processors and is just under 4LBS. One really cool Ultrabook we were shown was the IdeaPad Yoga. Not only is it 17mm thin the screen can be folded over backwards to transform the Ultrabook into a tablet. Read on to check out these and some of the other things Lenovo showed us.
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