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The name normally says it all with Razer products and it’s the same with the Gigantus. Yes, it’s a mouse mat. If you’re still using a square cut from the back of a Rice Krispies packet, the Razer Gigantus makes a compelling case for upgrade. Note: Whilst Microsoft has announced that mouse support is coming to Xbox One, it’s not here yet. We’re testing this mouse mat on PC – a platform that Xbox Play Anywhere is seeing us use more frequently. The Gigantus is a large gaming mouse mat designed with the gamers in mind. The packaging’s a clue … Read More »

If you’re prodding around the seedier corners of the internet, populating spread sheets or writing a letter to Auntie Maude in Canada, a mouse is a mouse is a mouse. If you’re engaging in Overwatch, League of Legends or World of Warcraft on PC, the right mouse is most certainly not just any old mouse. Enter the Razer Deathadder Elite, an eSports gaming mouse that boasts a resolution of 16,000 DPI and a tracking speed of 450 inches per second. But whatever those numbers mean, how does this mouse perform? Note: Whilst Microsoft has announced that mouse support is coming to … Read More »

The Razer ManO’War 7.1 is a wired headset that boasts cross platform compatibility with PC, Mac, Xbox One and PS4 – though the 7.1 in the name only applies to PC. Virtual surround sound is only available when this wired headset is connected to a PC. The Man O’War 7.1 is one of the few Razer headsets offering truly stunning 7.1 surround sound. Boxed like any other Razer product, the box is adorned in green and black with the Razer logo on it, and a glossy photo of the Man O’War 7.1. Screaming ‘premium’, the box opens from the side and includes the traditional ‘Congratulations, … Read More »

War. What is it good for? Video games, apparently. And when these EA stablemates somewhat controversially went head to head in a crowded autumn release window, they were both winners. Critically, Titanfall 2 has the edge, but it was close. Less close has been the battle for sales, where by all accounts Titanfall 2 took an undeserved beating from Battlefield 1. So this battle of the controllers takes on a little extra frisson – who will win in this rematch? Actually, that’s a bit misleading. Both the PDP Official Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 Wired Controllers are functionally identical – … Read More »

Xbox One. The One Xbox for all your entertainment needs. Games, TV, movies, music… this is one box that can do it all – including Ultra-HD Blu-Ray playback at full 4K resolution and HDR. Ooh, look, pretty… Microsoft may have upset much of its audience at launch with a pitch that seemed to place gaming as a secondary feature. Yeah, that was never gonna fly – and the team have done a great job erasing much of the damage that disastrous launch caused. But even the hardcore gamer can’t deny that the Xbox under their TV is pretty darn good … Read More »

The unboxing of a new piece of Razer kit is an experience that borders on the religious, for some. The peripheral manufacturer is held in high regard in the PC gaming scene (and, increasingly, console owners, too, though this product is PC only. Check out the Razer Man O’ War 7.1 Wireless Headset for – stereo only – Xbox One compatibility) and the distinctive black kit sporting the green Razer logo is a mark of quality. Every piece of Razer kit ships with a note from the company’s founder, Min-Liang Tan, with the message “Congratulations, there is no turning back.” … Read More »

The Elite Controller is – in our words – the best video game controller ever offered by a console manufacturer. We awarded this £119.99 accessory a perfect five stars, and we’ve yet to find any controller that beats it – it’s easy to see why on release it sold out faster than a doughnut stand next to Chief Wiggum’s patrol car. With replaceable parts a feature of the Elite – thumbsticks, d-pad and paddles can all be swapped out – we thought there would be a market for aftermarket parts – but actually these have been pretty thin on the ground. PowerA stepped up, … Read More »

Two hours into my Furi play session, the music is pounding through the LS20 LucidSound Amplified Headset, my eyes fixated on the screen in attempt to conquer the challenges that lie ahead. The headphones have immersed me so much that I fail to notice my mother entering my room to tap me on the shoulder… Looks like I need a new pair of pants to go with this headset. The LS20 is the latest headset to come from the recently formed LucidSound. We’ve reviewed their other product, the LS30, and we were rather fond of it. So hopes were high … Read More »

It’s thought that the human brain has an infinite capacity for memory. We cannot fill it up. We can forget – memories can be lost to us unless we’ve the right method of recollection – but that’s not because our brain has run out of storage. An Xbox One, on the other hand, very much has finite storage. Enter the HD650X External Hard Drive with its spacious 2 terabytes, compatible for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Except it isn’t 2TB’s worth of storage, it’s “only” 1.8TB. As with most devices the number on the box isn’t what you get in reality due to … Read More »

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