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Megaton Rainfall PS4/PSVR review

The sense of flying is one of the most amazing experiences you can have in virtual Reality. Be it soaring around the globe in Google Earth VR, flying an Iroquois helicopter across the Nevada desert in DCS, or even dogfighting in space with Eve Valkyrie, departing terra firma is exhilarating.

You can add the PlayStation VR title, Megaton Rainfall to this list. Casting the player as a super-powered protector of the Earth, this is the closest that you’ll get right now to a full-on VR Superman simulator. Continue reading Megaton Rainfall PS4/PSVR review

Hands-on review: Edifier Spinnaker e30 Multimedia Speakers

Speaker designs tend to follow function over form. Sure, you can get them in hipster-friendly wooden boxes or, if so inclined, a more industrial metallic finish, but they still all look like speakers.

Browsing through the Edifier website in order to take up their offer of reviewing “whatever you like”, the e30 Spinnaker speakers really stood out. Whilst there’s no mistaking that they are speakers, they are not trying to be a vase or some sort of modernist art piece, but they do look rather striking. Continue reading Hands-on review: Edifier Spinnaker e30 Multimedia Speakers

Gear Club Unlimited Switch review

Switch games generally seem to fall into two categories: genuinely incredible gaming experiences and great portable gaming experiences. Gear Club Unlimited is one of the latter. Continue reading Gear Club Unlimited Switch review

Hands-on review: 3SIXT Studio True Wireless Earbuds

Wires are a thing of the past with 3SIXT’s Studio True Wireless Earbuds.

Using Bluetooth, the two earbuds fit into your ears without the need for cables connecting to your devices. The “true wireless” relates to the earbuds not even needing a cable for charging. The earbud come with a stylish case that doubles up as a charger. Continue reading Hands-on review: 3SIXT Studio True Wireless Earbuds

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch review

Bethesda have released an uncompromising, portable Nintendo Switch version of their 2011 hit RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Possibly one of the greatest RPGs ever made. Continue reading The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch review

Hands-on review: D-Link DSL-5300 Cobra AC 5300 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Modem Router

If I was reviewing this modem/router on looks alone it would get 11/10. The Cobra is, without a doubt the sexiest router I’ve ever seen.

With eight antennas, a funky triangular design, it’s unlike any bit of networking kit I’ve seen before. As I got it out of its (rather premium) packaging the device looked like an upturned robotic spider (similar to those replicators on Stargate: SG1). Continue reading Hands-on review: D-Link DSL-5300 Cobra AC 5300 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Modem Router

Hands-on review: Brother MFC-L2750DW

So, the conversation starts, “Do you want to review a printer?”. I respond, “OK”. A week goes by and a courier turns up. In my head I’m always thinking home/office inkjet.

Of late though, I’ve been receiving some rather interesting devices.

Brother’s MFC-L2750DW looks like your usual multi-function printer, offering print, copy, scan and fax. But it’s a mono laser multi-function printer. Continue reading Hands-on review: Brother MFC-L2750DW

Doom VFR PlayStation VR review

Like it’s stable-mate, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the 2016 Doom reboot is gaining a reputation of being ported to every available game platform. Nintendo’s Switch recently joined the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in having a version of the game.

Literally in the same breath as they launched the Switch version of Doom, Bethesda knocked out Doom VFR, a special VR version of the game, for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive (note: not the Oculus Rift). Doom VFR allows players to enter the world of Doom in virtual reality, without the need for PC mods (the 2012 PC version of Doom 3: BFG Edition can be modded to run in VR on the PC). Continue reading Doom VFR PlayStation VR review