Category Archives: Technology & Gadgets

Reviews for all tech-related gear will be found in here!

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum review – The best wireless gaming mouse on the market

Pros: Accurate sensor, left and right-handed mouse, low wireless lag, customisable buttons, scroll wheel, interchangable buttons
Cons: Software limitations, no weight adjustments

Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Looks: 10/10
Performance: 10/10
Software: 8.5/10
Value: 8.5/10
My final Rating: 9.5/10

Purchase Date: September 2016
Purchase Price: £135

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum review - Connection

Having reviewed the Logitech G303 and Logitech G502 mice, the G900 intrigued me, as it houses the same sensor Pixart PMW 3366 sensor as its two wired brothers. Therefore the biggest difference the G900 has over the other two wired models is its wireless capabilities and its different form factor.
The mouse can be found on AmazonUK for around £135 & AmazonUSA for around $150 (note the prices do heavily fluctuate) – as I am a UK based reviewer I will be reviewing it at the £135 price tag.

Here’s my video review of the mouse:

Now let’s get into this written review!

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QPAD DX-20 Optical Gaming Mouse Review – Fantastic Pixart 3320 sensor performance

Pros: Sensor performance, software, overall build quality, RGB colour customisation, suitable for left and right handers
Cons: Price, no weight adjustment

Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Looks: 9/10
Performance: 9.5/10
Software: 10/10
Value: 8/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Review Date: July 2016
Review Price: £60

QPAD DX-20 Optical Gaming Mouse Review - Design

First of all I would like to thank QPAD for sending me the mouse for review. After having reviewed a variety of other mice, I was intrigued to see how the QPAD line would compare to some of the best mice out there in the market, including my daily driver, the Logitech G303 and Logitech G502, which both house arguably the best sensor on the market, the Pixart PMW3366.

You can purchase the QPAD DX-20 at AmazonUK for £60 & OverclockersUK for the same price.

Full specs of the mouse can be found on QPAD’s website.

Here’s my video review of the mouse:

Now let’s get into this written review!

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TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review – A consistent sports watch with a good set of functionalities

Pros: Ease of use, functionalities, accurate statistics, GPS and music integration, battery life, rugged build quality
Cons: Price, lack of a colour screen, Bluetooth connectivity for music, slight lag on power on

Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Look: 7/10
Functionalities: 8/10
Software performance: 8/10
Value: 7.5/10
My final Rating: 8/10

Review Date: May 2016
Review Price: £175

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review - Design

First of all I would like to thank TomTom for sending me the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music sports watch for review.
The watch can be found for around £175 on AmazonUK and around $200 on AmazonUSA.

Here’s my video review of the TomTom watch:

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SteelSeries Rival 300 CS:GO Fade Edition mouse review – A beautiful mouse with great sensor performance!

Pros: Sensor performance, software, design and looks, overall build quality, GameSense
Cons: Not suited for left-handers, price, no weight adjustment

Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Looks: 10/10
Performance: 9/10
Software: 10/10
Value: 8/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Review Date: May 2016
Review Price: £57

SteelSeries Rival 300 CS:GO Fade Edition Review - Faded

First of all I would like to thank Steelseries for sending me the mouse for review. After having reviewed other SteelSeries gear and other mice, I was intrigued to see how the Rival 300 would perform and how the Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) variant of the Rival 300 would look!
You can purchase the Rival 300 CS:GO fade mouse on AmazonUK for around £57 & AmazonUSA for $70. These prices are slightly higher than the non-branded and plain looking Rival 300 mice, which can be found on AmazonUK for £50 and AmazonUSA for $53 – you’re therefore paying a little extra for a skin…where have you heard that before…Counter Strike of course!

Full specs of the mouse can be found on SteelSeries’ website.

Here’s my video review of the mouse:

Now let’s get into this written review!
As a note: Parts of the review might be similar to my Rival 100 review – as a lot of features crossover.

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Mechanical Keyboard Guide: Cherry MX, Gateron Switches – Max Keyboard Falcon-8 Review

Pros: Falcon-8 can be used as a mini-keyboard, key testers to find your perfect match, looks and design, overally build quality, easy to assemble even as a novice
Cons: Worldwide availability

Review Date: March 2016

First of all, I would like to thanks Max Keyboard for sending me the Falcon-8 DIY Kit and parts of the sampler tester kit for review! If you’re also interested, see also my Max Keyboard Translucent & Custom Mechanical Keyboard Keycap Review.

Mechanical Keyboard Guide - Falcon-8

Here’s what I got sent:

On another note you can find the PCB sold separately for $20 on Max Keyboard.

This written guide and review wouldn’t be complete with a video, which showcases the switches:

Let’s get on with this guide and review!

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Max Keyboard Translucent & Custom Mechanical Keyboard Keycap Review

Pros: ABS plastic, looks and overall keycap build quality, customisation options, customer service, large list of compatible keyboards, price
Cons: Worldwide availability

Review Date: March 2016

First of all, I would like to thanks Max Keyboard for sending me a plethora of Cherry MX keycaps for review (also compatible with Kailh/Gateron/Razer switches) – it’s an absolute pleasure and I’m really honoured to have received such a big collection! Also check my Mechanical Keyboard Guide: Cherry MX, Gateron Switches – Max Keyboard Falcon-8 Review!

Max Keyboard Translucent Keycaps - G710+ glowing keys

Here’s what I got sent:

These keycaps were UK ISO layouts, designed for my custom Lamborghini painted Logitech G710+ and Cooler Master QuickFire XT Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboards.

To complement this written review, here’s my video review:

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Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Review – A nice RGB mechanical keyboard, but has cheaply made keycaps

Pros: Design, software, dedicated media keys
Cons: Lack of accessories, price, key cap quality, bugs with the firmware, not fully programmable, no dedicated macro keys, no wrist rest

Build Quality & Accessories: 5/10
Design & Look: 7.5/10
Software: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Performance: 9/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Review Date: March 2016
Review Price: £140 / $160

Logitech G810 Keyboard - Side RGB colours

First of all I would like to thank Logitech for sending me the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum mechanical keyboard for review. I was very much intrigued about the new Logitech keyboards which were released, mainly due to their own Romer-G switch, which just like other manufacturers such as Razer and SteelSeries have moved away from the trusted Cherry MX switches, which I use on a daily basis on my Logitech G710+ (home) and Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire XT (work). Both of my daily keyboards use the Cherry MX Brown switches and have been also custom painted in a Lamborghini colour!

I digress, the G810 can be found for around £140 on AmazonUK and around $160 on AmazonUSA. In comparison to its competitors the keyboard is on-par with the SteelSeries Apex M800 which also houses an in-house switch and can be found for around £135.

Now one thing I don’t get is why the G810 is more expensive than its older and feature-rich brother the Logitech G910. The G910 can be found for £120, now I can understand resellers are going to have different prices than the MSRP, but even then the price difference on Logitech’s website is £20. If I’m going to be spending £140 on a keyboard, I don’t think I would mind spending an extra £20 to get a keyboard that has a wrist rest, many more macro keys and even a stand for your phone to sit on!

Logitech G810 Keyboard - G710+ size

After asking Logitech’s PR, I was told that they have “different designs” and it “comes down to personal preference” – Now I haven’t tried the G910, but I can sure tell from pictures alone that it would be a more ergonomic keyboard to use and the fact it has added functionalities and is currently cheaper than the G810 – this just doesn’t make any sense in my head! Anyway, with that said, I’ll still be reviewing the keyboard as a standalone review.

Here’s my video review of the Logitech G810:

Now let’s get into this written review!

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SteelSeries Rival 100 Optical Gaming Mouse Review – A fantastic budget mouse!

Pros: Sensor performance, price, software, design and looks, overall build quality, GameSense
Cons: Ergonomics for non-claw grip users

Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Looks: 8/10
Performance: 9/10
Software: 10/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Purchase Date: February 2016
Purchase Price: £27

SteelSeries Rival 100 - Colours

First of all I would like to thank Steelseries for sending me the mouse for review. After having reviewed other SteelSeries gear and other mice, I was intrigued to see how the Rival 100 would perform. You can purchase the mouse on AmazonUK for around £27 & AmazonUSA for $40. Full specs of the mouse can be found on SteelSeries’ website.

Here’s my video review of the mouse:

Now let’s get into this written review!

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