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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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Review: LaCie 2big RAID – Made for Photographers

For years, photographers have had to deal with the booming size of RAW files. Many photographers have resorted to buying Cloud storage, moving files to cheap external drives, and even deleting precious RAW images and videos just to make space. This is why reliable storage solutions like the LaCie 2big RAID have become ‘go-to’ options for many professionals with work that constantly involves large bulks of files and other data. The LaCie 2big RAID is aimed at creatives like photographers, videographers, and music producers who produce massive amounts of...

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Review: Kingston KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD 1TB

Kingston has upped their game yet again with their latest SSD, the Kingston KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD 1TB. The KC2500 is a successor of their KC200 NVMe SSD, and it actually uses the same hardware. What’s new is that the KC2500 employs a new firmware and mature NAND. The KC2500 was built for desktops and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Its read and write speeds of 3500 MB/s and 2900 MB/s respectively makes it one of the most powerful hard drives from Kingston’s flagship drive series. Its most unique upgrade...

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Review: Twelve South HiRise Pro – The Ultimate Desk Accessory

How many of us make the promise to be more organized each year? If you’re like most people, you have a bunch of wires and gadgets scattered around your workspace. The purpose of a desk area is to make you more productive, but with so much clutter, it only succeeds in distracting you. Enter the Twelve South HiRise Pro, one of the best desk accessories for the iMac. Gone are the days of trying to raise your iMac with a stack of books. The HiRise Pro was made for...

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Review: ASUS GT-AX11000 Gaming Router

We’re done with waiting for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity because it is finally here. It might take some time before we finally leave the Wi-Fi 5 in favor of the new crowd favorite, one that is faster and can seamlessly connect to multiple wireless devices at once. Nevertheless, those who want to live on the fast lane will have plenty of choices when it comes to Wi-Fi 6 enabled routers. One of those is the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000.

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Review: Keychron K2 – Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards offer superior accuracy than dome-switch keyboards. They’re the choice of professionals and hardcore gamers because of their reliability and feel. But the perfect mechanical keyboard isn’t always easy to find. Most are too small, too stiff, and too noisy. The perfect keyboard would have to be quiet, wireless, compatible with Mac computers, and not feel like a typewriter. If you’re looking for a modern mechanical keyboard, you should check out the Keychron K2. It offers customizable lighting, wireless connectivity, switchable Mac and Windows layouts and more.

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Review: Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD

Our whole lives are stored in electronic devices. From smartphones to laptops, having enough storage is always a necessity, but we always seem to be running out of space. While many companies are offering cloud storage, it will never live up to the standards held by external hard drives. Enter the Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD. If you follow the latest news on the storage market, you’ll know that Seagate has come through with several products under their “Fast” brand. Now, with the Barracuda Fast, they’re giving us upgraded hardware,...

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Review: Crumpler Mantra Backpack

Crumpler has turned itself into a household name because of its functional, long-lasting, and sturdy bags for all kinds of activities, from going to school to backpacking across the country. This Australian company has launched an array of bags, including the Crumpler Mantra. The Mantra is a flawless combination of style, functionality, reliability and comfort. While it may look like a fashionable city bag, the Mantra was built for the road. Spacious and heavy-duty, this weatherproof backpack is enough to fit everything you could possibly need.

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Review: GRID Autosport – Best Mobile Racing Game

Some games just succeed at offering excitement and thrill without fail. You’re on the last lap, pushing the pedal and bumping the cars beside you. Everyone’s on a high to get to the finish line. You gun it and finally you zoom past the checkered flags. For a moment, you feel like you’re on top of the world. That is, before the next race, That’s the feeling we got from playing GRID Autosport. GRID Autosport was released in 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was the...

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Review: Creative SXFI Theater

There’s no doubt that wired headphones are king, but each struggle to untangle those annoying headphone wires, more and more people are ditching their wired headphones for wireless ones. Now, before you go, “Bluetooth headphones have delay!” because of the latency issues that average wireless headphones have, Creative has actually solved that issue with their Creative SXFI Theater. You can still be immersed in your movies or video games with full, booming surround sound that captures you from all angles. The Creative SXFI Theater was released late in 2019...

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Review: Theragun G3PRO – A closer look at the heavy-duty percussion massager

More and more people are using percussion massagers for so many things. If you’re new to the game, percussion massagers loose up muscles that feel tight and knotted. They offer a lot more benefits than traditional massagers, and can help with pain relief, soreness, injury prevention, and muscle misalignment. Theragun is one of the leading brands of percussion massagers. Their latest massager, the Theragun G3 Pro, is one of the best of its kind and has received praises despite its hefty price tag.

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