THIS MIGHT BE ONE of the best portable gaming headsets we’ve ever seen. Coming with a sleek hardshell carry case, detachable mic, and 3.5mm cable, along with wireless connectivity via a small USB-C dongle, the ROG Strix Go 2.4 can connect to just about any modern device, be it a PC, smartphone, tablet, or console. Apple fans may be left out in the cold, but hey, this isn’t Maximum iMac.
The Go uses a 2.4GHz wireless connection with twin antennas that results in virtually zero audio latency or interference. We found the sound quality to be crisp, clear, and lag-free, no matter what device we connected it to. The little black dongle is emblazoned with the Republic of Gamers logo, and comes with a USB-A adapter for use with consoles or older computers. We tested the connection on a desktop PC, a laptop, a PlayStation 4, a Nintendo Switch, and a Sony Xperia XZ2; every time, setup was as simple as turning on the headset and plugging in the dongle, even on first use.
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SteelSeries Arctis 9 $170
A LOT OF HEADSETS seem to have at least one or two things that hold them back from being great, either to reduce the cost, or to help one aspect of the headset exceed at the expense of another. The Arctis 9, on the other hand, does everything that is thrown at it very well indeed.
X by Kygo A11/800 $249
X BY KYGO is a fairly new brand imagined by Norwegian DJ Kygo himself. This pair, the A11/800, fit towards the higher end of the lineup, with a simple yet effective monocolored look.
Sony WH-1000XM4 $348
AT FIRST GLANCE, you might not get the sense that these headphones contain some serious power under the hood, as this power is hidden under an elegant and sleek body. Its smooth matte monocolored finish pushes the idea that Sony wanted sophistication with substance.
Sennheiser HD450BT Wireless $200
YOU ALL KNOW of Sennheiser, as an audio powerhouse at the forefront of sound. The HD450BT is a very well-rounded pair of headphones, sitting in the company’s low to mid-range price bracket at $200.
Netgear Nighthawk XR1000
Excellent wireless, but we demand more ports
Razer Book 13
A new chapter
Audeze Penrose Planar Magnetic Headset $299
AUDEZE has used its phenomenal audio knowledge to create a very solid gaming headset. The company is more traditionally known for high-end planar magnetic headphones but has dipped into the world of gaming with the Penrose.
Corsair HS60 Haptic $120
IF WHITE CAMO is your thing, or you can overlook the fact that this is white camo, then the HS60 is a good contender for this battle. Looks aren’t everything, remember.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
The usurper has come
Bitdefender vs. Avira
Does paid-for security have the edge over free?
Asus ZenWiFi AC (CT8): Reliable Home Network Protection
These days, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) mesh systems have taken a backseat to those that use the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology.
LAKLAND Skyline J-Sonic
A classically-styled Jazz with a sonic twist... does that sound interesting? You bet it does, says Mike Brooks
Intel's debut Iris Xe graphics cards are headed to prebuilt PCs (but not for gaming)
Intel will sell a discrete desktop GPU aimed at mainstream users and small businesses.
The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner with no date display, which many view as the archetypal dive watch, is slightly larger and has an updated movement yet remains true to its original design. This is our first encounter with the new watch.
NINTENDO PROFITS SOAR AS PEOPLE PLAY GAMES DURING PANDEMIC
Nintendo Co. reported that its profit for the first three fiscal quarters nearly doubled as people around the world stayed home for the pandemic and turned to playing games.
BREATH OF THE WAIFU
GENSHIN IMPACT’s beautiful open world is a blast to explore.
I'll never forget you…Grandma Honeybunch
EVERY WEDNESDAY WHEN I WAS 16, I’d change into a nice button-down and my best jeans after school. Then I’d ride my bike on the path between our house and my grandmother’s outside Meadville, Pennsylvania. Exactly at four, Grandma Honeybunch— we always called her that, though I don’t know why except that it fit her sweetness—would pull her dark green Dodge Stratus sedan into the dirt driveway.
Asus ZenBook Flip 13: A beautiful laptop with one thing missing
Good-bye headset jack, we hardly knew ye.
Postwar And Modern: Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Collection
The two new 1940s-inspired pieces called the Heritage Classic Tuxedo Chronograph and the Heritage Classic Tuxedo Time only take their inspiration from the postwar period and the sector-dial designs that were popular at the time.
Following the current trend, Oris has encased its design icon, the Big Crown Pointer Date, in warm bronze — not only the case but the bezel, the namesake big crown, and even the dial. We tested the watch in real-life situations.