Best 5.1 Speakers for PC Gaming in 2021 – Slim pickings means a home theatre soundbar or receiver may be better

Page 2 has alternative options including soundbars Following my recent review of the Creative Sound Blaster X4 external soundcard, which has 5.1 output, I thought I would look into the best surround sound speaker options for PC gaming. In recent years, the trend has shifted away from 5.1 surround for PC gaming. Creative is the … Read more

2021 Nintendo Switch (OLED model) vs 2017 Nintendo Switch – What’s different other than the larger 7-inch OLED display?

The Nintendo Switch has been a huge hit, launched back in 2017 it is still selling like hotcakes. As of March 2021, the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite have sold more than 84 million units worldwide. There have been lots of rumours in the past few months about a new and improved Nintendo Switch … Read more

8 of the best PC & Console Ports for Android

Modern mobile gaming is massively popular, but the free to play model has become wearisome, with most game developers realising they can earn more money from microtransactions than a one-off fee. However, mobiles are a perfect way to enjoy some of the classic games you may have played from your younger years. One option is … Read more

Rainbow Six Siege Beginners Tips & Tricks

The Rainbow Six Siege can be overwhelming for a beginner player. The first-person shooter game is different and unique with some complex mechanics. Here we have put down some tips and tricks and the R6 hacks to handhold the newcomer into this game. Understand the sounds Register the various noises which could be a key … Read more

BlueStacks 5 Review – Performance upgrades vs BlueStacks 4 ensure BlueStacks remains the best Android emulator

Back in 2019, I reviewed BlueStacks 4, the popular Android emulator that is geared towards allowing people to play Android games on the desktop. BlueStacks 5 is now available via Beta and will be launching in the next few months. It brings with it many improvements over v4, which should improve the overall performance considerably … Read more

Edifier G2 II 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset Review – Affordable virtual 7.1 surround for PC gaming & they work with the PS5, too.

Along with all the TWS earbuds and numerous speakers, Edifier also makes gaming headphones. The Edifier G2 II sits on the affordable end of the spectrum, currently priced at just £59.99. This is also a USB headset, so it has a DAC built-in that offers 7.1 virtual surround. With these using USB, they are compatible … Read more

EPOS H3 Wired Gaming Headset Review – An affordable wired gaming headset being a decent upgrade vs the GSP 300

The EPOS H3 is the latest affordable wired gaming headset from EPOS, and the second product they have launched now they are independent from Sennheiser. The H3 is an evolution of the popular GSP 300, offering a new, more attractive and functional design with improved audio and mic. EPOS H3 Specification Design: Around ear, Dynamic, … Read more

EPOS Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO Review – A superb external 7.1 gaming amplifier/DAC that requires no software installing

EPOS | Sennheiser launched the GSX 1200 PRO a few years ago now, along with the more affordable GSX 1000. It is one of the few devices on the market offering virtual 7.1 sound possessing, which is achieved through a Binaural Rendering Engine built into the device itself. While you may see a lot of … Read more

Nacon Pro Compact Controller Review – A compact wired controller for the Xbox and PC

The new Nacon Pro Compact controller is an officially licensed Xbox controller that is compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles and Windows PCs. Featuring a 3M cable, this should offer enough reach for most console setups and avoids you having to worry about batteries. The 3.5mm headphone jack is then also Dolby Atmos surround sound … Read more

How Do Twitch Streamers Make Money

If you have considered starting a Twitch channel as a side hustle or even potentially a full time job, then you have probably wondered how twitch streamers make money. Before Twitch was as popular as it is today, there were a lot less avenues to make money from streaming. Nowadays there are more ways than … Read more

Iogear Keymander 2 Mobile Review – A Keyboard/Mouse adaptor for gaming on the iPhone, iPad & Apple TV [GE1337M]

The Keymander 2 Mobile is a similar idea to the various Gamsir peripherals I have reviewed recently. It offers a way to add keyboard and mouse control to your Apple iOS-based devices. You may wonder why this is needed seeing as they have some compatibility built-in, but the Keymander expands the range of compatible games … Read more

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless earbuds Review – Wireless earbuds with aptX LL for your PS5 / Nintendo Switch & Phone

Launched at the end of January, the EPOS GTW 270 wireless earbuds are the first in-ear option from the gaming orientated audio brand.

What differentiates these from regular TWS earbuds is that they feature the aptX LL codec reducing the latency from 170 – 270 ms found on typical SBC Bluetooth connections down to 40 ms.

aptX LL is about the best low latency option there is at the moment. LLAC/LHDC LL is the main alternative. It is based on the high definition wireless audio technology from LHDC, but designed for low latency and features an auto-detect gaming mode. Savitech claims LLAC has end-to-end latency of around 30ms. 

Specification

  • Connectivity – Low-latency and Bluetooth 5.1
  • Frequency response – 20-20,000 Hz
  • Battery – 5 hours per charge – 20 total with case
  • IP Rating – IPX 5 water resistance
  • Included: aptX low latency USB-C dongle + USB-C to USB-A extension cable
  • 2 year warranty

Compatible Devices

  • PC
  • Phone (via Bluetooth or Dongle)
  • PS4 / PS5 – EPOS seem confused about PS5 compatibility, some parts of the site say it does have it, others make no mention. I am led to believe it works without a problem though
  • Nintendo Switch

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GameSir VX AimBox Review – An affordable way to enable keyboard & mouse control for the PS5 & Xbox Series X/S

I have covered a wide range of the GameSir peripherals now, highlights include the GameSir G4 Pro, the X2 Type-C gaming controller and the GameSir VX2 AimSwitch. Today I have the VX AimBox, which is an alternative solution to the AimSwitch. With a price of just $49.99 it is a much more affordable solution. However, … Read more

How to Stream on Twitch: Your Ultimate Guide

It has become hard to discuss live streaming and gaming without mentioning Twitch. As the largest live-streaming platform, with over 1.645 billion hours watched per month, gamers across the globe are harnessing this platform to share engaging content and build online communities. However, you may be asking yourself how should I start streaming on Twitch? … Read more