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Sphero: More Than Just A Toy
Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 07:01 Written by Mr2pointO Friday, 22 February 2013 07:01
I recently purchased a Sphero robot for my iPhone/iPad, now I want to preface this by saying this is not a sponsored post I paid all $130 with my own cold hard cash. I was instantly intrigued by the Sphero when I first heard of it as I am with just about anything iOS related. I knew that with all the technology packed into the little ball and the ability for open programming Sphero would go a long way. Hit the break for my review.
Geeky Gadget Review: Turtle Beach EarForce Tango Headset
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 05:30 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 23 January 2013 05:30
I don’t always game with a headset but when I do, I don’t like being restricted by wires. Last year my quest to become untethered while gaming led me to Turtle Beach Earforce Delta. Little did I know having the freedom of no wires would bring about another burden, battery addiction. The Turtle Beach wireless headset is powered by two AA batteries and I found myself forking over a small fortune for the tiny power givers that also seemingly gave out in the most inopportune moments, for instance during a heated MP match.
Turtle Beach obviously realized their mistake of not making the headsets chargeable and have recently introduced models with built-in batteries that can be charged during gameplay if needed. Sure I didn’t need a new headset but I could not resist the lure of the TurtleBeach EarForce Tango. So when Amazon recently discounted them I couldn’t resist spending my holiday gift cards and cash on the Call Of Duty themed rechargeable wireless headset. In the long run I will be saving since I no longer have to buy batteries, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself to justify the purchase.
The Tango headset sports a lovely black and orange color pattern matching the Black Ops theme its branded with. Even if you are not a fan of Call Of Duty, these babies look amazing. They boast 5.1 surround capabilities which at first I thought might be a downgrade from the 7.1 the Deltas had. However for gaming I actually think the 5.1 is better as the surround sounds much closer and encompassing which works well when listening for enemy footsteps in multiplayer. The headset ships with 8 pre-set sound configurations designed for optimal Black Ops 2 sound enjoyment but with the advanced sound editor you can customize new ones. It’s even possible to upload your own configurations so that others in the Turtle Beach community can also use them. The chat function is also open for customization and with the touch of a button it’s possible to make your voice sound like a robot. That’s a feature I’m tempted to try out when gaming with immature randoms who think a girls place is not in gaming. Read more: Geeky Gadget Review: Turtle Beach EarForce Tango Headset
Geeky Gadget Review and Giveaway: Felix Two Hands and Monkey Do stands.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 10:19 Written by LoganDX Monday, 14 January 2013 05:04
With the explosion in popularity of the tablet market, tablet stands are starting to swarm the shelves. Makes sense really, I mean who wants to hold one of those puppies through a whole movie or to skim through email? I recently sat down with a couple new stand from accessory designer Felix – the Two Hands and the Monkey Do.
Both products are meant to accomplish the same thing but do it different ways. The Monkey Do is a fairly monkey shaped stand with two out stretched arms to hold your device. It has bent “legs” and feet so the tablet nests comfortably at a slight viewing angle. The Two Hands is a simpler design, it looks like an elongated chip bag clip with hands. Squeeze the end to open up the hands and let them close back down on your device.
Geeky Gadget Review: NuTouch Gloves
Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 06:18 Written by LoganDX Monday, 17 December 2012 06:18
Here we are geeks, that time of year once more where we have to decide if we pull our handy touchscreen devices out or keep our hands warm. As far as they’ve come, touchscreens still have their Kryptonite, gloves. We all know that in order to recognize the touches, the device must conduct the electric impulses between flesh and screen. Winter really sucks for geeks as we either have to have frozen nubs or we ignore that expensive bauble in our pockets.
Manufacturers have started making gloves with conductive wires inside the index fingers of gloves but what good does metal do in keeping fingers warm? Plus we usually use more than the single finger to swipe, pinch and zoom. Being a frustrated fellow, our friends over at Newer Technology sent me over a pair of their NuTouch Gloves.
What makes NuTouch Gloves so special? First off, they use a conductive fiber inside the tips of the gloves. Tips as in plural. Every single digit has the fiber woven into them so we can stop being animals and use all of our fingers on Angry Birds. The gloves are built to stretch so geeks of all hand sizes can feel comfortable using them. With all that in mind, do they work? Hit the break geeks to find out!