Review of the Razer Orbweaver Stealth Mechanical Gaming Keypad – Perfecting your gaming experience

Pros: Cherry MX Brown, ergonomics, software, small size, backlit keys
Cons: Availability of the older revision with the better switch Cherry MX switch, price, niche functionality, lack of a removable cable

Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Software: 10/10
Value: 6/10
My final Rating: 8.5/10

Purchase Date: November 2014
Purchase Price: £90

Razer Orbweaver Stealth - Feel

First of all I would like to thank Razer for sending me the keyboard for review.
The Orbweaver has been updated, and I was sent the older revision of it (with Cherry MX Browns) – the newer version has Razer’s “own” switch, which is in fact produced by Kailh, a Chinese manufacturer that has copied Cherry’s design, that presumably makes the switches for a lower cost and therefore gives Razer better profit margins. Either way, I am reviewing the MX Brown version – which is a slight problem,a s despite being sent this in November 2014, it has already been replaced and therefore the Orbweaver that has Cherry MX switches is extremely hard to find, especially the MX Brown version.
I’ll therefore try to write this review in a way that people looking at the newer revision of the Orbweaver can use this review as a basis to decide if they need it or not. I’ll talk about the MX Brown switches briefly.

The MX Brown version is quite hard to find – I was only able to find the Blue switch variant of the keypad.
I chose to based the review off the £90 price tag, and it can be found fro a variety of prices around the web, for example on AmazonUK for £95.

Some more information about the Orbweaver can be found on Razer’s website (again bear in mind the link goes to the newer revision of the Orbweaver, not the 2013 version with the Cherry MX switches).

Before getting into my written review, here’s my video review of the Razer Orbweaver Stealth:

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Review of the Razer Tiamat 7.1 Elite Gaming Headset – Avoid at all costs

Pros: Customisation, software, control pod functionalities
Cons: Price, overall sound quality, control pod static problems, one wire design (no removable cable), looks and design, microphone design, comfort

Build quality: 4/10
Comfort: 5/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 3/10
Isolation: 8/10
Microphone quality: 8/10
Value: 2/10 (at £160 price tag)
Overall rating: 3/10

Razer Timat 7.1 - Razer logo

First of all I would like to thank Razer for sending me this out for review. It can be bought on AmazonUK for around £160. This was my first experience of Razer’s audio range (and this is one of their most expensive products), and you’ll be able to see from my ratings above, that it really didn’t impress me. Read on to find out more.
For more information about the headset and its specifications can be found on Razer’s website.

Here’s my video review:

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Review of the Steelseries Siberia V3 Gaming Headset – New isn’t always better

Pros: Build quality, comfort, lows, can be used on the PS4 and Xbox One
Cons: Mids, highs, isolation, no included USB soundcard (like on the V2 model), sound quality is limited by your on-board soundcard, no volume/recording control

Build quality: 7.5/10
Comfort: 9.5/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 6.5/10
Isolation: 6/10
Microphone quality: 10/10
Value: 8.5/10 (at £100 price tag)
Overall rating: 7/10

Steelseries Siberia V3 Headset - Design

First of all I would like to thank SteelSeries for sending me their headset for review. After having received the Siberia V2, 9H, Siberia Elite and H Wireless, I was interested in knowing how the V3 had changed over the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Heat Orange Gaming Headset.
The headset can be bought for around £115 on AmazonUK. Prices of the headset vary greatly – from £75 to £130 -therefore this review will be based on the £100 price tag, just as the V2 was priced when I reviewed it.

For more information about the headset and its specifications can be found on SteelSeries’ website.

Here’s my video review:

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Review of the Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse – The most comfortable mouse I’ve ever come across

Pros: Ergonomics, lightweight, customisable colours
Cons: Lack of buttons, no weight adjustment, no dedicated physical profile button switch

Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Looks: 5/10
Performance: 10/10
Software: 8/10
Value: 7/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Purchase Date: November 2014
Purchase Price: £65

First of all I would like to thank Razer for sending me the mouse for review. After having reviewed an array of mice and hearing so much about the DeathAdder, I was keen to see how it performed.

Razer DeathAdder Chroma - Looks

In my video review, I had looked at the mouse at the £55 price tag (as that was the current pricing) – but since, the price has risen to £65 – and thus I’ll be reviewing it at the higher price tag.
You can purchase the mouse on AmazonUK for around £65, which is around £20 more than the original 2013 DeathAdder.

Here’s my video review of the DeathAdder Chroma:

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Review of the Steelseries Flux In-Ear Pro – An outstanding earphone for audiophiles and gamers

Pros: Bass response for a BA driver, lightweight design, price, build quality, cable, multi-purpose
Cons: Slightly rolled off highs and veiled mids

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 10/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 10/10
Audio Quality: 8.5/10
Value: 9/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Purchase Date: November 2014
Purchase Price: £105

Steelseries Flux Pro - Looks

First of all, I would like to thank Steelseries for sending me the Flux In-Ear Pro for review. You can find the full specs and more info on the earphones on their website.
They can be bought for around £105 on AmazonUK

Before getting into the written review, below is my video review on them:

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Review of the Steelseries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Review – An expensive wireless mouse

Pros: Design, build quality, battery life, customisable, software
Cons: Small wireless lag, lack of buttons, no weight adjustment, no dedicated physical profile button switch

Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 7/10
Battery life: 10/10
Wire performance: 10/10
Wireless performance: 6/10
Software: 10/10
Value: 5/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Purchase Date: November 2014
Purchase Price: £120

Sensei Wireless - Charging on bay

First of all I would like to thank Steelseries for sending me the mouse for review. After having reviewed the Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Heat Orange, I was intrigued to see how the Sensei Wireless compares, both in terms of performance and value for money.
You can purchase the mouse on AmazonUK for around £120, which is more than double the list price of the non-wireless version.

Before getting into my written review, here’s my video review of the Sensei Wireless:

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Nokia Lumia 930 Written Review – A colourful phone

First of all I would like to thank Connects, for sending out the Lumia 930 out to me for a month trial of the phone.
After having reviewed the Lumia 1020, I was looking forward to the 930’s capabilities on Windows Phone 8 and more so the updated Windows Phone 8.1, that brings a few nifty features to the phone’s functionality.
The Lumia 930 can be bought from Nokia directly or via Amazon UK (and other sources around the world) for around £380.

Lumia 930 - Looks

Here’s the Lumia’s 930 specifications:

Display:
Display size: 5″
Display technology: OLED
Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Pixel density: 441ppi

Processor & RAM:
Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Processor type: Quad-core 2.2 GHz
RAM: 2GB

Camera:
Primary camera sensor size: 20 MP, PureView
Camera Flash Type: Dual LED flash
Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif

Connectivity:
SIM card type: Nano SIM
Charging connectors: Charging Pads, Micro-USB
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
2G, 3G, 4G, LTE

Storage:
32 GB
Free cloud storage: 7 GB

Quoted Battery life:
Battery capacity: 2420 mAh
Maximum talk time (2G): 21.7 h
Maximum talk time (3G): 17.9 h
Maximum music playback time: 75 h

Dimensions:
Height: 137 mm
Width: 71 mm
Thickness: 9.8 mm
Weight: 167 g

Before getting into the written review, here’s my video review of the phone:

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Review of the BitFenix Neos PC case & Alchemy LED strips

First of all I would like to thank BitFenix for sending these out to me for review!
I was looking forward to see what BitFenix could offer me for review and despite being slightly disheartened to be receiving a £30 case, reflecting back, I couldn’t be happier – hopefully this review will convey my thoughts on what seems like a cheap PC case, but in fact turns out to be an extremely versatile and well-performing PC case!

BitFenix Neos - Window with light

Before getting into it – see my video review and full build video, which showcases me disassembling my mother’s old PC, the Fractal Core 1000 (which comes in at the same price bracket) and then transferring the parts to the new BitFenix Neos (Windowed, black and silver version):

Here’s some purchase information for you:
I was sent the Neos, the Alchemy LED strips and a black window panel for the case
-AmazonUK link to the Neos case
-OverclockersUK link to the Neos case
-AmazonUK link to the BitFenix Alchemy LED Strip
-OverclockersUK link to the BitFenix Alchemy LED Strip

Now let’s get into this written review!

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