Category Archives: Technology & Gadgets

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

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:

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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:

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Review of the iRULU Walknbook 2 10.1in Windows 10 Tablet PC – A fantastic tablet PC experience!

Pros: Runs on Windows 10, portability, price, USB port and Windows compatibility
Cons: Camera quality, keyboard build quality, non-UK layout keyboard

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

Review Date: February 2016
Review Price: £140

iRULU Walknbook 2 - Keyboard Stand with Tablet

First of all I would like to thank iRULU for reaching out and sending me the Walknbook 2 10.1in Tablet PC for review. It can be found for £140 on AmazonUK and $155 on AmazonUSA. Furthermore, iRULU were kind enough to send me a protective case for the tablet PC, which can be bought separately for £7 on AmazonUK (I’ll briefly mention the case within my packaging and accessories section).

Here’s my video review of the Tablet PC:

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Review of the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse – Improved ergonomics over the Logitech G303

Pros: Accurate sensor, weight adjustment, ergonomics, customisable buttons, scroll wheel
Cons: No colour customisation, software limitations

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

Purchase Date: December 2015
Purchase Price: £55

Logitech G502 Mouse - Side view

After having reviewed the Logitech G303 mouse, which shares the same Pixart PMW 3366DM sensor as the G502, I thought to buy myself the more ergonomic G502 – I bought it for £35 (as it was on a deal on AmazonUK) – as prices fluctuate from £70 to £35, I thought to review it at the £55 price tag, which is a mid-point between the two.
The mouse can be found on AmazonUK for around £55 & AmazonUSA for around $55 (note the prices do heavily fluctuate) – as I am a UK based reviewer I will be reviewing it at the £55 price tag.

As a note: I didn’t receive this for review nor receive any promotional discount – I am reviewing it as a purchase as I thought it would be useful to readers to know the differences between the two mice. On top of that I bought the mouse as the ergonomics of the G502 looked better for my needs and hand size (17-19cm from middle finger to palm).

Here’s my video review of the mouse:

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