• Peripherals

    by Published on February 18th, 2016 05:00 AM
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    It's been over two years since we last reviewed a QPAD product, and more than 5 years since we reviewed their QPAD 5K as part of our Gaming Mice Mega Test where it took home the prize for being the most comfortable mouse! Now we're back with the QPAD 8K which continues with their iconic palm grip design. Available for 59.99 the 8K has a laser sensor which a maximum DPI of 8200 and 7 programmable buttons, of which 2 are to change ...
    by Published on September 5th, 2015 06:00 AM  Number of Views: 4329 
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    The Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro is a classic headphone, one that has gained critical acclaim for years. The DT 880 was the unofficial flagship for Beyerdynamic until the release of the T1. Now in 2015, the DT 880 Pro stands as a popular mid-fi headphone in competition with the likes of the Sennheiser HD 600 and AKG K712 Pro. In this review we will evaluate the DT 880 Pro 250 Ohm and see how it has withstood the test of time.

    Our test system includes a Windows PC fitted with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD as the sound source. The Titanium HD's optical SPDIF out is connected to a Maverick Audio Tubemagic D1 which serves as our DAC and amplifier. In addition, the opamps within the D1 have been replaced by higher quality LT1364 units. The DT 880 Pro has been allowed plenty of burn-in time and brain burn-in for this review.



    Beyerdynamic's DT 880 is available in several different forms; Pro 250 Ohm, Premium 32 Ohm, Premium 250 Ohm, and Premium 600 Ohm. We are reviewing the Pro 250 Ohm model, the least expensive of the bunch. The specifications for which are listed in the table below.


    Two things jump off that table; the 96 dB sensitivity ...
    by Published on July 18th, 2014 02:00 AM
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    The Mobi is unlike most other SD cards. Whilst it still saves photos in the normal way, it lets you access them in a completely different way. Included in the card is a WiFi hotspot that you can access with a smartphone or tablet app (IOS / Android / Kindle Fire). The process is extremely simple; all you have to do is pair your smartphone to the card using the 10 digit ...
    by Published on July 9th, 2014 06:00 PM
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    You know, it's nice and refreshing to review a different type of product for a change. Today we have the Audio Technica ATH-A900X, which are high grade headphones. They're often thought of as entry-level audiophile headphones. We recently wrote a guide about audio products that you should check out. These headphones, the A900X, are some of the most favored in the sub $200 range. Time to see if they live up to their reputation!

    This isn't a gaming headset, which you may be accustomed to seeing here at GND-Tech, since we're primarily a gaming website. There's no microphone included, nor can you attach one by conventional means. It's designed for high quality audio playback. Despite the reasonable price, no gaming headset will ever approach headphones such as these in terms of sound quality: not for music, not for movies, not even for gaming. I'm honored to be the first to review a high end audio product here at GND-Tech.

    Disclaimer: This isn't a review sample, this product was actually ...
    by Published on September 30th, 2013 09:30 PM
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    In the MMORPG/MOBA gaming world, access to a vast array of buttons, whether on a mouse or keyboard, is a must. The Thermaltake VOLOS gaming mouse is no exception to this trend supporting a whopping 14 independently configurable buttons. This combined with the host of other gaming-themed features, should give the VOLOS a tactical advantage in the world of online gaming.



    In this review we will be looking at the black VOLOS (MO-VLS-WDLOBK-01). At a glance, Tt did a swell job packing as many features as they could into the single unit. Besides the vast array of configurable buttons, the VOLOS sports an 8200 DPI Avago laser sensor, with on-the-fly sensitivity switching. The LEDs inside the center scroll wheel, left-click button, and palm logo can also be customized to any color you want. On paper, this seems like a pretty solid mouse! Continue on for a more detailed look at this mouse's specs.




    The VOLOS by Tt eSPORTS falls into the high-end gaming mouse category designed for MMORPG or MOBA games. ...
    by Published on September 3rd, 2013 01:00 AM
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    It's been a while since we looked at a product from QPAD, back when the 5K took the prize for being the most comfortable mouse on test. Two and a half years later QPAD are back on GND, this time with a Mechanical Keyboard by the name of the MK50. According to QPAD's website, the M50 is a "stripped down version of the MK-85, the QPAD MK-50 offers the same rock-solid quality and feel, as its bigger sibling, but without the extras." This is to say, their entry level keyboard and it features MX Cherry Red Switches.

    Before getting into the review, it's a good idea to understand exactly what a mechanical keyboard is and how it's vastly superior to a normal keyboard. This guide ...
    by Published on September 2nd, 2013 10:00 PM
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    Cooler Master is at it again adding more and more peripherals to its CM Storm lineup. CM Storm is Cooler Master's gaming themed class of peripherals. In the past Cooler Master has been known for their large selection of heat sink fan assemblies, however fairly recently they have jumped head first into the peripheral world. So far they have done quite good for themselves. The CM Storm lineup of keyboards including the Quickfire Rapid and the Trigger have been some of the best keyboards we have had the pleasure of reviewing.

    On paper the CM Storm Pulse-R gaming headset looks impressive. At a glance it features an aluminum construction, 42mm drivers, white accent LED illumination, and slide volume and mic controls. It's design and construction really sets this headset apart from the rest. But enough talk, ...
    by Published on September 1st, 2013 01:30 PM
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    Thermaltake is at it again with yet another addition to its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup. The Meka series from Thermaltake is the lineup of gaming themed keyboards. Most have illuminated keys, macros, or other gaming related functions. The G-Unit model comes in three different flavors: black, green, and white. In this review we will be looking closely at the black edition.

    At a glance, the Meka G-Unit appears to come with almost every feature a gamer would want. First, this keyboard makes use of Cherry MX Black switches which are considered to be the best switch type for gaming. It is also fully illuminated, equipped with twelve customizable macro keys, and includes a built in palm rest to keep you hand relaxed while gaming.

    There are many advantages of mechanical keyboards over typical membrane style keyboards. The biggest advantage is the durability of the switches. Mechanical keyboards will long outlast the typical style. There are also several switch styles which ...
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