Hardware Review Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 01 Sep 2014

The Sony Xperia Z2 is the flagship phone for the latest Xperia range - it's the Ferrari of Sony phones at the moment. I used it exclusively during Gamescom. As an Android virgin and iOS fan, I was sort of expecting to hate it. Instead, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the thing, and how sad I was to see it go.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 28 Aug 2014

As a died-in-the-wool hard Apple fan, I did the unimaginable: I left my iPad and iPhone behind when I went to Germany for Gamescom, using only the Sony Xperia range of products. I not only survived, I might be slightly in love.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Jul 2014

I seem to be on a roll with headsets - I now feel naked without some quality aural peripherals at my desk and I love the difference in sound. Headsets make gaming, video viewing and general PC experiences better, but not all headsets are created equal. So, how does the Kraken compare?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 15 May 2014

Gaming notebooks are a bit of a strange hybrid. We expect the portability of a laptop with the performance of a proper gaming rig. They need to be lightweight, while still boasting all the bells and whistles we've come to know and love. The ASUS G56 aims to give you all that - fantastic gaming power in a pretty, light and well designed portable package. So, how does it stack up?

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 28 Jun 2013

On the 14th of February this year I received quite the surprise… I was robbed. They stole my pretty 42” Plasma and since my insurance is, shall we say, non existant I am now forced to replace it and have been trying to save up the cash and make a decision on what to get.

Posted by Garth Holden - 13 Dec 2012

I noticed the other day that the prices of hardware get shoved right at the bottom of reviews, in tiny print, sometimes in white text that you only see if you highlight the article. Okay maybe not the last part, but it comes close. So let's try something else. Look at what R1300 R800 gets you:

Posted by Garth Holden - 09 Nov 2012

 When I go into combat I take the biggest weapon I can. I get the tank with better armour, or I take along someone who can repair it for me. If there are no tanks available (boo!), I go for something two-handed and heavy. So why are you using that flimsy keyboard over there? Are you scared of having something more powerful than yourself? Could Bane use it without breaking its back? No, he couldn't! Meet the juggernaut of keyboards.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 14 Dec 2011

You may have heard around the gaming community that Megarom, the local distributor for Activision, Codemasters, Blizzard and a whole pile of other publishing houses has now decided to dip it’s toe into the hardware market and has started distributing Orb peripherals.

The first item we’ve received that I’m going to review is the Orb Wireless PS3 controller because if there is one thing for certain in the gaming industry at the moment is that the PS3 Dualshock is stupidly expensive and really not a very nice controller to use.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 18 Mar 2011

I’ve had the Nintendo 3DS for a couple of days now and while I haven’t gotten through all the inbuilt software yet it is about time we posted up a bit about the actual hardware. This is the first time I have had such a long time with the device and as such it’s the first time the faults are starting to show, so without further delay lets get into the Good, the bad and the ugly about the Nintendo 3DS’s hardware.