Category Archives: Technology

Hands-on review: Dell Performance Headset – AE2

I don’t know about you, when I think of PC headsets, I don’t usually think of Dell. But, after a couple of weeks with Dell’s AE2 I can really say, you’d be wrong not to. Built around renowned Steelseries technology, the Dell Performance Headset – AE2 gives you premium performance at the bargain price of NZ$99. Continue reading Hands-on review: Dell Performance Headset – AE2

Asus Z170-AR motherboard review- Getting ready for VR

The Asus Z170-AR looks to provide gamers with an economical, feature-rich motherboard solution, perfect for overclocking and virtual reality. I take a look and put it through its paces.

Never one to miss an opportunity to pull a computer apart, my recent acquisition of an HTC Vive VR kit provided me with the perfect excuse to build a new gaming review rig. Designed with virtual reality in mind, this new beast of a PC utilises some of the best value for money components available without going crazy.

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Hands-on review: Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition SSD

Crucial’s new MX300 750GB solid state drive finally gives hardcore PC users the fast hard drive space they’ve been asking for.

A measly 120GB or even 250GB SSD is of little use for the PC power user. OK, so you can put the operating system on it, but it leaves precious little space for anything else. Your games and apps are going to have to reside elsewhere on your system, probably on a regular hard drive. Continue reading Hands-on review: Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition SSD

The VR Revolution Part Two: HTC Vive review

I’ve spent the last few weeks putting HTC’s Vive virtual reality kit through its paces. This premium VR system device is a collaboration between Taiwanese cell phone manufacturer HTC and the renowned PC games hub, Steam. Continue reading The VR Revolution Part Two: HTC Vive review

The VR revolution: part one- the future today

Virtual Reality- I can’t even say it without thinking about some early-1990s spandex-suit wearing cheesy vision of the future. But finally, it seems, after loads of false starts, VR is here.

I’ve been wanting to writing about virtual reality for a while now. This first part of a three-part series is a collection of thoughts and experiences that I’ve had around VR over the last year. Continue reading The VR revolution: part one- the future today

NVIDIA announces the GeForce GTX 1060

NVIDIA has added the GeForce GTX 1060 to its family of Pascal gaming GPUs, joining the previously released GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphical powerhouses.

The GTX 1060 delivers GTX 980-level performance whilst consuming only 120 watts of power. The new card can easily drive all the latest VR and DirectX 11/12 PC games. Continue reading NVIDIA announces the GeForce GTX 1060

HTC Vive – first impressions

Virtual reality is here, right now; but it comes at a price. Welcome to the Matrix, Neo.

I’ve spent the last week immersed in the VR world of the HTC Vive. I’m absolutely giddy with it and hardly able to put words down without rambling like a fool. It’s all I can do to write this, my first impressions.  Continue reading HTC Vive – first impressions

Perfect 10 – introducing the NVidia GeForce GTX 1080

As the virtual reality race heats up, the need for a super-fast, single-GPU solution has become that much more important.

With the first wave of HTC’s Vive VR kit reaching the early-adopters, it’s no coincidence that NVidia have decided to roll out their next generation of Pascal GPUs. Continue reading Perfect 10 – introducing the NVidia GeForce GTX 1080