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Review: ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 – Dual-Screen Dream or Disaster?

Last year, Asus dropped the ROG Zeyphrus Duo 15 GX550, a dual-screen laptop that didn’t disappoint. This year, the Zeyphrus Duo got an upgrade with the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551, so we’re excited to see whether this “new and improved” version is a hit or miss. With the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551, Asus added a 120Hz 4K display and took advantage of AMD’s octa-core Ryzen 9 5900HX processor. These specs alone will tell you that the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is a monstrous device, but before...

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Review: TCL 20 Pro 5G – Is it Better Than Premium Phones?

TCL isn’t new to the smartphone world, having released multiple mid-range devices over the past year. The TCL 20 Pro 5G is its most ambitious (and most expensive) addition to date. It features a premium design that’ll make you do a double-take and ask yourself, “Does this phone really cost $500?” We’ve heard a lot of great things about the TCL 20 Pro 5G, and at first glance, its specs seem great. However, as we’ve seen before, specs can lie, so we decided to put the phone to the...

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Review: Twelve South HoverBar Duo – Adjustable iPad Stand

iPad stands are a dime a dozen. A single search on Amazon will offer you hundreds of choices, from the minimalist to the whimsical. However, most of the stands on the market are unimpressive. Nothing truly distinguishes one stand from the other. They’re essentially variations of one another — a mere “copy-and-paste”. Twelve South’s HoverBar Duo, on the other hand, is a cut above the rest. Boasting high-quality construction, Twelve South’s iPad stand offers two-in-one versatility that makes it a must-have accessory for every Apple user. Use this stand...

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Review: Yeelight Smart LED Bulb W3 – Dimmable Lighting Solutions

Let there be dimmable lights! Yeelight started the year with a bang, launching a range of smart lighting products including the Yeelight Smart LED Bulb W3 (Multicolor), which was highly successful because who doesn’t want color-changing lights? The Yeelight Smart LED Bulb W3 (Dimmable) is the W3 (Multicolor)’s serious sibling, offering the same convenience that all of Yeelight’s bulbs have to offer, but this time on a more subdued level. The W3 (Dimmable) stays true to its name — it’s a smart LED bulb that you can dim. If...

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Review: ASUS ROG Strix Helios Gaming Case

When you’re building a custom PC, one of the most important parts to consider is the case. There are several variables to keep in mind, including the airflow, noise levels, material, and the overall design. Whether you’re looking to build a high-end system or just a basic PC, the case is what houses everything that your computer will need in order to function. There are hundreds of cases available, but an excellent choice is the ASUS ROG Strix Helios — especially if you’re loyal to the ASUS Republic of...

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Review: Empire of Sin – Living the Mobster Life

It took twenty years for Romero Games to release the highly anticipated Empire of Sin, and all we can say is that it was worth the wait. Set against the gin, guns, and glamour of 1920s Chicago, Empire of Sin is the kind of video game that has plenty to offer. Much like Chicago in the 1920s, Empire of Sin is a flawless mix between a tactical shooter and a business simulator. It’s on a genre of its own and it isn’t difficult to see why it has received...

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Review: Borderlands 3 – A Lot to Loot and Shoot

Gearbox Software has returned to its most successful franchise by releasing Borderlands 3. This visually stunning, Max Max-like game offers more than just nostalgia. With a thirty-hour campaign, amusing narratives, and a diverse array of weaponry, Borderlands 3 is easy a step above its predecessors. We were first treated to the post-apocalyptic, “loot and shoot” game back in 2009, and since then, Borderlands has become one of the most popular RPG shooters to ever grace our consoles. In September of 2019, Gearbox Software released the fourth installment, Borderlands 3,...

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Review: The Twelve South StayGo – Multi-port Wonder

Today’s laptops are faster, lighter, and sleeker. The only problem? It seems like most laptop manufacturers are forgetting one small yet incredibly important feature: USB ports. The Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub addresses this age-old problem by offering users not one, not two, but eight ports. The StayGo Hub is perfect for those who can remember the days when laptops came with USB-A, Ethernet, and HDMI ports. With this compact device, you will never run out of ports again. Is the Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub what your laptop...

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Review: Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone – All-in-One Retrieval Tool

Your iPhone may be equipped with the latest file security systems, but file corruption and data loss can still occur without warning. The lost data can include crucial information enough to ruin a work presentation or priceless photos of your child’s birthday. Having a reliable recovery software at the ready can help you avoid losing your precious files for good. Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone is a convenient tool to retrieve lost, corrupt, or overwritten files on any iPhone or iPad. Staying true to Apple’s clean and simple interface,...

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Review: Oculus Quest 2 – The VR Headset Everyone Needs

The Oculus Quest 2 came at the perfect time. Released in October 2020, the VR headset arrived when people needed it most. With most of the globe on lockdown, it provided users with the chance to explore without leaving the safety of home. The all-in-one gaming system from Oculus is the predecessor to the original Oculus Quest headset which gained massive popularity in 2019 — less than a year from its successor’s release. With the Oculus Quest 2, players can expect the same effortless and immersive gaming experience, but...

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Review: Dirt 5 – Arcade-Like Racing That Brings Back Old School Fun

Racing games tend to take themselves seriously these days. With simulators such as Gran Turismo and Project Cars, light is rarely shined on arcade-like racing games like Mario Kart anymore. With Dirt 5 from Codemasters Cheshire, gamers can fully immerse themselves in nostalgic, arcade-style action. Dirt 5 abandons the typical, formal, and realistic simulation and embraces lighthearted gameplay, even starting with a corny joke the moment you press play. Unlike its predecessor, the 2.0, Dirt 5 takes a step back in terms of gameplay. It doesn’t want you to...

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Pad & Quill iPhone 12 Cases Review: Luxury in Your Hands

The iPhone 12 was just released, and if you’re like everyone else, you pre-ordered it, got in line for it, and are obsessed with it. Now that you have your precious phone in your hands, what’s the next step? Extend your excitement over your shiny new mobile phone by decking it out in an equally beautiful phone case. There are plenty of choices out there, from clear plastic ones to embellished ones that will make people stop and stare. But when it comes to dressing your brand-new iPhone 12,...

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Review: Aquanox Deep Descent – Sink or Swim?

AquaNox: Deep Descent is the reboot of the original AquaNox series that was highly popular back in the late 90s. This latest game was Kickstarted back in 2015 and has finally reached our shores, ready for a full review. AquaNox: Deep Descent was developed by an indie team called Digital Narrow and was published by THQ Nordic in 2020. With more than two decades between the original game and this reimagining, it’s no surprise that fans are holding their breath with high expectations. The game introduces you to your...

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Review: RIDE 4 – One of the Best Bike Racing

2020 has been a great year for fans of racing games. In March, we were treated to TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2, which offered death-defying thrills on wheels. In April, Milestone released MotoGP 20, giving us a taste of realistic, high-speed motorcycle racing. In October, Milestone returned with the RIDE 4, a bike racing experience that emulates Gran Turismo for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. If you enjoyed the license tests in Gran Turismo, you’ll find yourself in familiar territory with RIDE...

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Review: OWC Envoy Pro EX with USB-C

Time is money. Whether you’re travelling the world to take wildlife photos, or working in a corporate setting, getting things done fast can make a huge difference in your performance. With deadlines to be met, having a high-capacity hard drive can help you immensely. Even if you have the fastest laptop, if you are running out of storage, your work will slow down. The OWC Envoy Pro EX is the kind of product that lives up to its name. A “pro” external hard drive, it offers up to 4TB...

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Review: SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Go – Free Up Your iPhone

Does your iPhone need more space? Of course, it does. If there’s one thing all iPhone users can agree on, it’s that space is valuable, but most of the time, none of us are willing to delete photos and apps to free up memory. The best solution? The iXpand Flash Drive Go from SanDisk. The iXpand Flash Drive Go is a convenient way to free up storage while on the go. By simply plugging it in, you can back up photos, videos, contacts, and more. Once your files have...

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Review: NBA 2K21

The new NBA 2K21 captures the feel of a real-world basketball game, immersing you in the experience of being cheered on by thousands of fans as you make your shot. Those who have played the NBA 2K20 will find themselves in familiar territory with the NBA 2K21. It’s basically the same game but with several minor upgrades. As with all games by Visual Concepts and 2K Sports, NBA 2K21 looks as sharp and as visually pleasing as its predecessors. Released just two months before the PlayStation 5, the NBA...

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Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – Is It Any Good?

There are a lot of impressive portable solid-state-drives (SSD) out there, but what people look for usually boils down to three things: affordability, convenience, and speed. The SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD ($279 for 1TB) excels in these areas. It’s extremely fast and can be connected through USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables, taking away the need for annoying adapters. While its cost per gigabyte is a bit steep, it’s not as off-putting as rival portable SSDs. The SanDisk Extreme PRO will be a great investment for those who...

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