Perixx PX-5200 Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Keyboard Review – A well-built keyboard that’s made for typing

Pros: Build quality, Cherry MX Blues, backlight illumination
Cons: Lack of accessories, no included software, no adjustable backlight, lack of media keys, cannot change repeat rate/delay, no wrist wrest, loud keyboard (due to MX Blues)

Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 7/10
Value: 8/10
My final Rating: 8/10

Purchase Date: February 2015
Purchase Price: £80

Perixx PX-5200 keyboard - Looks

First of all I would like to thank Perixx for sending me the keyboard for review. The keyboard can be found on AmazonUK for £80 and AmazonUSA for $100. The keyboard can be found in both UK and US layouts. After having previously reviewed the Perixx PX-5000, which utilised Cherry MX Black switches, I was intrigued to see how the PX-5200 that utilised Cherry MX Blues compared.

 

Before getting into my written review, here’s my video review of the PX-5000:

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Review of the Creative Sound Blaster Jam – An extremely lightweight & multi-functional Bluetooth headphone

Pros: Lightweight design, NFC & Bluetooth functionalities, mids, comfort, PC compatibility
Cons: Lows, build quality and functionalities

Build quality: 7.5/10
Comfort: 9/10
Overall sound quality: 6.5/10
Isolation: 6/10
Microphone/Call quality: 8.5/10
Value: 8.5/10 (at £40 price tag)
Overall rating: 8.5/10

Creative Sound Blaster Jam - Style and Design

 

First of all I would like to thank Creative for sending me the Sound Blaster Jam Bluetooth headphones for review. For more information about the headset and its specifications can be found on Creative’s website. The headphones can be found for £40 on AmazonUK and around $50 on AmazonUSA.

Here’s my video review:

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Review of the UBSOUND Fighter – An elegant V-shape sounding earphone

Pros: Lows, design and looks, build quality
Cons: Mids, Microphonics, comfort, accessories

Packaging & Accessories: 6/10
Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 8/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 7/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 7/10
Audio Quality: 8/10
Value: 8.5/10
My final Rating: 8/10

Purchase Date: February 2015
Purchase Price: £60

UBSOUND Fighter - Presentation

Before getting into this review, I would like to thank Clara from UBSOUND for reaching out to me and offering a pair of Fighter earphones for me to review. On top of that, what I really loved is the honesty that Clara had with me, regarding the earphone – by that I mean I’ve yet to come across a manufacturer to actually say: “Please consider that the earphones have a v-shaped acoustic signature, with textured, rounded and powerful Basses, clear and clean Highs and warm Mids a bit backwarded, giving a great 3d effect and a nice warm soundstage”. Seriously, after having listened to them, I completely agree. I know this is a spoiler to the sound quality section, but I couldn’t go without saying it in the intro. Since when have you EVER come across a manufacturer being completely honest with you? I really, really like that – so top marks to Clara and UBSOUND for being honest with me prior to sending me out the earphones.

In terms of availability, in the UK they can be bought between £48 and £62 on AmazonUK, despite their MSRP being £70 on UBSOUND’s website. As the prices vary quite substantially, I’ve gone for the mid-ground and settled to review the earphones at the £60 price tag.

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Review of the MSI Nvidia GTX 960 2G Graphics Card – An affordable and silent GPU

Introduction

Before getting into this review, I would like to say a huge thanks, yet again to MSI for sending me the GTX 960 for review. After seeing its launch, and having previously reviewed the MSI GTX 970 at great length, I was very much interested to know if the 960 could potentially knock my 680s out my system. Despite being lower spec’ed than the 680, it was a very interesting battle between these two GPUs.
Therefore the question I’ll be looking to answer is:
Is the 960 a worthy upgrade over the 680?

The GTX 960 can be purchased on AmazonUK for £175 & AmazonUSA for $240.

MSI GTX 960 - Box

 

To complement my written review I created a short video review, that doesn’t go into as much detail as this written review, but gives a brief overview on the results:

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Review of the Soundpeats QY7 Bluetooth Earphones – An excellent Bluetooth solution

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 9/10
Audio Quality: 8/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 10/10
Reviewing price: £17

I’m going to try and keep this as brief as possible, because the conclusion is pretty much in the title – you should get these earphones.

Before getting into the written review, you can find my video review here:

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Review of the Creative SB Inferno Gaming Headset – An unbelievably well priced headset

Pros: Build quality, lows, can be used with the PS4 & Xbox One
Cons: Mids, highs, isolation, sound quality is limited by your on-board soundcard, no volume/recording control

Build quality: 6.5/10
Comfort: 6.5/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 7/10
Isolation: 7/10
Microphone quality: 10/10
Value: 10/10 (at £40 price tag)
Overall rating: 9/10

Creative Inferno Headset - Design

 

First of all I would like to thank Creative for sending me the Inferno headset for review – I wasn’t holding any expectations with the headset that sits at around £35-45, but I couldn’t have been any more wrong about me pre-judgements of the headset!

For more information about the headset and its specifications can be found on Creative’s website.
I should also note that as there is a fluctuation in prices, I’ll be taking the mid-ground and reviewing the headset at the £40 price tag – such as on AmazonUK. It can also be found on AmazonUSA for $43.

Here’s my video review:

 

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Review of the Creative Sound Blaster E3 – A Versatile Portable Amp

Before getting into this review, I would like to thank Creative for sending me the E3 for review.
It can be found on their website and on AmazonUK for around £100 & AmazonUSA for $130.

For full specs – visit Creative’s website.

Creative E3 - Top view

The Sound Blaster E3 sits in-between the E1 and E5 in terms of price point. I was thus curious to see how it performs for its price and more so interested to see how Creative were able to push through all their features in the small-factor size, without impacting the sound quality.

Before continuing the review, here”s my video review of the E3:

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Review of the Tesco Hudl2 – A colourful & affordable 8.3″ Tablet

Pros: Price, connectivity, build quality and design, colour options, £60 of included Clubcard/BlinkBox vouchers, overall sound quality (internal and external), Android 4.4.2
Cons: Forced dynamic contrast, yellow tinted screen, display Ppi for the size of the screen, poor rear camera quality, Auto-Rotate problems, fundamental principles of Android customisability not employed

First of all I would like to thank Tesco (yes the supermarket) for sending me the Hudle2 for review.
It can be bought directly from their website for £130, which is also the price I will be reviewing the tablet at.
With a lot of competition in the tablet industry, I was very much intrigued to see how the Hudl2 would stack up. At its relatively cheap price and very similar specs it competes quite well with the Nexus 7 tablet, which is priced at around £190 on AmazonUK.

 

Tesco Hudl2 - Design

Before starting the review, I want to share its specifications:

  • Display: 8.3″ IPS 1920×1200 @273 ppi
  • CPU: Intel Atom Quad-Core @1.83Ghz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB Internal / 32 GB Micro SD card expansion
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Camera: Rear 5MP with 1080P recording / Front 1.2MP with 720P recording
  • Wi-Fi: Dual Band 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz

Here’s an unboxing and overview of the tablet:

In the package you receive:

  • Hudl2 Tablet
  • USB wall charger (rated at 2A)
  • A manual
  • £60 worth of Clubcard and Blinkbox vouchers

I also was lucky to receive one of the Orange Soft Protective Shell Orange – which is a great addition to the tablet, at a cheap £10 price-tag.

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