For gamers having great visuals and performance in a game is something you always strive toward, so a high-end video card is of paramount importance. Of course, the audio experience should not be over-looked, because it also plays a significant part of the total gaming experience. With recent technological advances we are now capable of hearing sounds on a multidimensional sound stage that includes center, front left/right and rear left/right. When we listen to any type of audio in a two-channel mode especially when gaming, we can sometimes lose a certain depth of field for what surrounds us. Capturing that is the crux and objective of every audio experience, whether its high end speakers on your stereo system, or a high performance gaming headset. A gaming headset is precisely what we get to look at on the test bench today. We are very excited for our new arrival, the Genius GX Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 channel gaming headset. The Cavimanus headset brings many exciting features to pro gamers along with 7.1 Channel audio. The headset comes with a vibration function that adds to the heavy base and is designed to rock your world. The volume control and microphone is conveniently positioned on the left ear cup, and you can fold the microphone away during games that don’t require a mic. The vibration feature can also be cancelled with the push of a button. Read on as we put it through its paces to see if the Genius Cavimanus 7.1 gaming headset can become a weapon in you...
With all the content now available to us on or computers we are always looking for simple ways to share and display that content, not just from our laptops or computer screens, but also on a big screen TV. With bulky set top boxes and cable connections we can do just that. However, there are alternatives. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a device from Diamond Multimedia that is one such alternative. We have their WPCTVPRO VideoStream Wireless USB PC to your TV device on the bench and are going to put it through its paces. The Diamond Multimedia WPCTVPRO VStream wirelessly streams HD video and internet content to your HDTV. Enjoy and share your home computer content and stream movies from your laptop from sites like Hulu®, Netflix®, Boxee, iTunes® and YouTube from the comfort of your own living room. Watch 1080P video and 6 channel HD 5.1 audio content, share pictures, presentations, office documents, web content and other types of data, on your HD display without wires. Read on and let’s see how well the VideoStream from Diamond performs on a larger size display streaming video and content without any cable limitations.
When it comes to headsets we have a great deal of choices that are available from a wide variety options. While we have headsets that are dedicated to gaming and others for music and movies, its always nice to see a headset with the options to do both. Today we are excited to share a new line of gaming/media headset that has recently hit store shelves. We had a chance to take a look at two models from Oblanc: the NC-2 U.F.O and NC1-1 Cobra headsets. Just from the exterior packaging of the headset when they arrived for review, we noticed the designs from Oblanc were unique to say the least. We are looking forward to seeing what this new entry into the market is all about. Before we dive in to the review, here's a little something about the company.
As a kid I loved reading comics, especially the ones about super heroes. One of my favorites is the Phantom, an American adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk, also creator of Mandrake the Magician. This is a popular feature adapted to several forms of media, including television, film and video games. It stars a costumed crime fighter operating from the fictional African country Bangla. The Phantom is the 21st in a line of crime fighters that originated in 1536, when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath to fight evil on the skull of his father's murderer, Christopher started the legacy of the Phantom that would be passed from father to son. Believing him to be immortal due to this legacy, his enemies gave the mysterious figure nicknames such as "The Ghost Who Walks", "The Man Who Cannot Die" and "Guardian of the Eastern Dark." Unlike many fictional costumed heroes, the Phantom does not have any supernatural powers, but instead relies on his strength, intelligence, and fearsome reputation for being an immortal ghost to defeat his foes. Today we have the pleasure of reading about another Phantom; only this legacy and legend was conceived and created by our friends at NZXT. The Phantom is reborn again only this time as The Phantom 820, an enthusiast steel full tower chassis, engineered to chill even the most demanding systems. The Phantom 820 is equipped with 200 mm and 140 mm fans in strategic positio...
The Build quality of the CM Storm QuickFire TK is second to none the Cherry MX Blue switches are the best I have ever used, and I love the blue LED lighting and accent off of the sky blue steel plate. The dimming functions and the highlighted gaming keys actually helped to improve my gaming experiences, I am now favoring the Cherry MX Blue for gaming over my Red and the overall gaming performance is one to be reckoned with.
If you’re a gamer you’re most likely always looking for a gaming experience that gives you the highest picture quality and visual performance you can afford. A high-end video card is of paramount importance, but sometimes it's easy to forget that the audio can be just as important for your gaming experience. Because of this, it's important not to over-look the audio equipment you choose in order to round out the system. In the distant past, the gaming experiences were limited to just mono or two channels. Technology advances of today are now capable of creating sounds on a multidimensional sound stage from multiple angles. Is the CoolerMaster CM STORM SONUZ the best gaming headset at an affordable price? Click here to read the full review.