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Vertagear S-Line SL5000 Gaming Chair Review

At XboxOneUK we know gaming can be hard on the old back at times. With ever-more absorbing and engaging games, gaming sessions are getting longer and longer and it’s important to be comfortable – the Vertagear S-Line SL5000 is designed to meet the needs of the serious gamer and those long sessions. Chairs are big, so the Vertagear arrived in a big box, but very secure and well packed – thanks Vertagear and Overclockers. Once everything was unpacked from the box we had one of those moments – we were slightly worried that we wouldn’t be able to put it all together! But in the … Read More »

Turtle Beach Elite 800X Review

Welcome to the future of sound or, as you might know it, the Turtle Beach Elite 800X. The Elite 800x is Turtle Beach’s new premium offering – their most advanced gaming headset so far. At the premium end of the market there are a number of boxes to tick – and the Elite 800X ticks them all, and more. The headset has some standout features, including DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Channel Surround Sound and DTS Surround Sound modes, as well as a range of custom pre-built audio profiles. The very first thing you’ll notice, though, is the premium packaging. When you’re shelling out … Read More »

Razer Ripsaw Review

Razer are famed for high-end gaming kit, from stunning gaming laptops to headsets, mice and keyboards. Now Razer have launched their first video capture device, entering the streaming market and going head to head with capture giants Elgato. The Razer Ripsaw allows virtually lagless streaming via its USB 3.0 interface and captures at resolutions up to 1080p60. It is aimed at the console and PC market, and is compatible with industry-standard software solutions OBS and XSplit, the two most popular broadcasting software applications.   This is also the first 1080p 60fps capture device we’ve seen that handles both composite and component, offering more flexibility … Read More »

Razer Wildcat Review

Ever since the Xbox 360 launched with its iconic pad, the Xbox brand has led the field for controllers. Xbox One’s packed-in controller only cemented that reputation, especially since last June with increased build quality and an integrated 3.5mm audio jack. The Xbox also boasts the best OEM controller ever made, the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller. The Elite launched with bomb-proof build quality and a level of customisation never before seen outside of specialist offerings, like those by eSports specialists Scuf. Well, now Razer – long-time stalwart of the PC eSports scene – enters the console fray with what could be … Read More »

PowerA Mini Wired Controller Review

Since the Xbox One was released we’ve been spoiled for choice with controller options. The basic controller, special editions like the Master Chief, Covert Forces and Call Of Duty, the Lunar White and of course our current favourite, the Elite. Another option heads our way now with the PowerA Mini Series Wired Controller, designed specifically for Xbox One. The controller is available in red, blue, black and a rather bright and eye catching green! This officially licensed Xbox One Mini Series Wired Controller has nano-sized features designed to fit perfectly in smaller hands. Features This miniature controller features functioning impulse triggers and dual … Read More »

PowerA Elite Controller Charging Stand Review

Last year at EGX we had the opportunity to be amongst the first in the UK to try out the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller and it’s fair to say we fell in love with it. There were certainly eyebrows raised when Microsoft released pricing details, but all that seems in the past now – read our full review of the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller here The one issue we had with the Elite was a lack of a rechargeable battery in the box – it seemed a little penny-pinching for such a premium product. To fill that gap accessory specialists … Read More »

Afterglow Prismatic Wired Controller for Xbox One Review

A controller, for most, is a very unique purchase. Some want a performance device, others look for a stylish new edition to their hardware collection. With that I introduce you to the Afterglow Prismatic Wired Controller for Xbox One from Performance Designed Products (PDP). There are many controllers you can purchase today as the Xbox One has been out over 2 years; however, whilst there are number of special edition controllers around, there’s not a great deal to separate them other than their colour schemes. Enter this offering from PDP – which glows in the dark! The Afterglow controller certainly gives you a … Read More »

Afterglow Level 5+ Wired Headset Review

Gaming headsets are a very personal product, especially if you enjoy longer gaming sessions. If you are going to have a device clamped to your head for any significant length of time, you are going to want the best you can afford. The Afterglow Level 5+ Wired Stereo Headset by Performance Designed Products (PDP) is towards the value end of the market – but should you discount it because of that? The feature list is pretty impressive for a headset you can pick up for around £40. The headset has a standard 3.5mm 4-pole plug, so it is completely compatible with … Read More »

Astro A30 and MixAmp PRO Review

Astro was Founded in 1994 by Brett Lovelady in Palo Alto, California, and a lot has changed since then. Astro was acquired by headphone mega-giants Skullcandy in April 2011, but have managed to retain their unique identity. Astro have always been a leading name in the Xbox headset market – their aim has always been to set the bar so high it’s hard for anyone to get near them. It’s fair to say we were really looking forward to trying out a pair of Astro A30 headphones with the accompanying with MixAmp Pro. Headset :: In designing the A30s, Astro has gone for a very … Read More »

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