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EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid gaming headset review

EPOS goes from strength-to-strength unleashing, with its top-of-the-range EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid, what could just be the ultimate gaming headset.

At first glance, the H3 Pro Hybrid looks identical to Epos’s H3 Hybrid headset. They are so similar that I had to hold them both side-by-side to detect any difference. They both feature multiple connection methods and are both closed acoustic headsets- cutting out noise via sealed-in ear cups. The only discernible difference is a switch for the H3 Pro Hybrid’s ANC (active noise cancellation) mode. But we’ll come back to that. Continue reading EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid gaming headset review

Hands-on review: PNY XLR8 Gaming NVMe Gen4x4 SSD and PS5 SSD Cover with integrated heatsink

PNY has released its XLR8 Gaming CS3140 M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 solid-state drive and PS5 SSD cover with an integrated heatsink. For PC users with compatible PCIe 4.0 equipment, the NVMe drive promises an ultra-fast storage solution. For PlayStation 5 owners the SSD, with the special cover/heatsink, provides a console storage upgrade with more than adequate cooling. Continue reading Hands-on review: PNY XLR8 Gaming NVMe Gen4x4 SSD and PS5 SSD Cover with integrated heatsink

12th Generation Intel Core i5-12600K and Core i9-12900K CPU review

For the second time in a year, Intel has dropped a new generation of CPUs for our PCs. The 12th generation Intel CPUs, codenamed Alder Lake, promise to be more powerful and more efficient than their predecessors. This is down to a totally new design that moves away from that of the past few years. This change presents users with advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading 12th Generation Intel Core i5-12600K and Core i9-12900K CPU review

PNY launches XLR8 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 SSD and PNY XLR8 PlayStation 5 SSD Heatsink

With the new XLR8 PS5 SSD Heatsink, PNY’s XLR8 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 solid state drives can now not only be used in PCs, but also as an ultra-fast storage upgrade for Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles.

PNY’s quest to develop ultra-fast internal storage in answer to today’s demands of 4K and 8K content creators, high-intensive applications, and ever more demanding games, lead to the launch of the company’s first PCIe 4.0 Solid State Drive. The XLR8 CS3140 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 Solid State Drive offers PC users a fast storage solution around 13 times faster than SATA-based SSDs. Continue reading PNY launches XLR8 M.2 NVMe Gen4x4 SSD and PNY XLR8 PlayStation 5 SSD Heatsink

ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 motherboard review

Asus aims to make upgrading to an Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPU a little easier on your pocket with the TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 motherboard.

For Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs it’s all change. Unlike previous iterations, there’s no stuffing the new Intel CPUs into your old motherboard and make do until you can afford to replace it. These new CPUs have a completely different pin configuration requiring a motherboard with the new LGA 1700 socket. Continue reading ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 motherboard review

Real-life NZ tractor converted into Farming Simulator 22 game controller

In a world-first NZ game streamer, Dylan “Rudeism” Beck, has created the “Tractroller”, turning Kiwi ingenuity up to eleven. Christchurch-based Rudeism is famous for converting all manner of objects to use as controllers in popular videogames, including a baguette, a pomegranate and even a microwave. Continue reading Real-life NZ tractor converted into Farming Simulator 22 game controller

PNY signs new Australian distribution partnership with Leader Computers

PNY is adding extra resources, value, commitment, and presence in the Australian market having signed a new distribution agreement with Leader Computers.

The deal sees Leader representing all PNY VGA, SSD, and DRAM products, the local RMA service, local marketing activities as well as pre and post-sales support across Australia. This new partnership could be a major boost for IT channel resellers, SMB, education and corporate resellers, e-tailers, national retailers, system integrators, and managed service providers. Continue reading PNY signs new Australian distribution partnership with Leader Computers

D-Link D launches world’s first Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter and new Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

D-Link continues to usher in digital home transformation with its slew of Wi-Fi 6 devices. The veteran networking company has just launched  the DWA-X1850, the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) adapter, and a new Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router – the EXO AX AX3200 DIR-X3260. Continue reading D-Link D launches world’s first Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter and new Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router