Consoles, Games & Controllers tested & reviewed
Let’s face it - we spend a lot of time using keyboards. If you spend a lot of time glued to yours, you may have found your wrists and fingers complaining. For a while, ergonomic keyboards have attempted to ease the strain on our hands, but one of the most unique solutions is the Ergodox. This design splits your keyboard in half, into two pieces that are curved in a shape that mimics the natural reach of your hand.
The AG9+ is Afterglow’s premium wireless headset and is licensed by both Microsoft for Xbox One and by Sony for Playstation 4, it is completely wireless and features 50mm Neodymium drivers. The headset offers two distinct audio modes: either the Pure Audio or Bass Boost mode. It has a flexible and removable boom microphone with noise- and echo-cancelling technology for clearer communication during online play.
The Flick 2 from Fnatic has been crafted to be a a lightweight professional-grade e-sports mouse, suitable for every gamer, produced with a grip type and shape favouring gamers who like a more symmetrical feel. Along with this shape it also features a best-in-class sensor, strong and tactile build quality and software, that provide you with the precision and control you need to excel in your game.
The Rival 650 from Steelseries is the first true performance wireless mouse; with Quantum WirelessTM it offers a lag-free 1000Hz (1ms) gaming and just 15 minutes of fast charging will give you over ten hours of game play. Yes, you read that right. Starting with the physical design, it has all the tell-tale Steelseries visuals, those sharp edges combined with the super-smooth tactile finish, there is something a little stag beetle about it and for reasons unknown I like that.
The iStorage datAshur Personal², a USB 3.0 flash drive available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and comes with the option of personalisation with either laser etching, text and text front or laser etching logo. It couldn’t be simpler to use, simply enter your 7-15 digit pin, plug in to use, then the flash drive will automatically lock once it’s removed from your computer.
With so many games getting released or remastered right now there is no better time to invest in some good quality gaming gear, the Kone AIMO from Roccat is a striking gaming mouse packed with features to help you becoming fully immersed in the virtual world. The original Kone was released in 2007, as the first product from Roccat, they have now combined their know-how with almost 30,000 surveyed gamers to produce the Kone AIMO.
With so many of us spending our working days behind a desk working with computers, it is important to know what effect this can have on our bodies. We already understand how sitting still for too long can cause damage to your back, and the latest research suggests there is another danger on your desk that you perhaps haven’t considered.