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Soft on the eyes, hard on the touch

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Pros: Programmable keys, lighting, cable length, USB ports on the keyboard, big space bar

Cons: Key pressing is hard especially for FPS gaming and typing, software conflicting with other programs

Build Quality: 9/10 Design & Look: 8/10 Software: 6/10 Value: 7/10 My final Rating: 7/10 Review Price: £80 First of all I would like to thank SteelSeries for sending me the keyboard for review. The Apex can be purchased from a variety of resellers, such as AmazonUK. The prices vary quite a bit, but the average price I found was around £80. Before getting into my written review, here’s my video review of the Apex: Now let’s get into this written review! Build quality The build quality of the Apex is very good. I really like the fact that the keyboard comes with small rubber domes that can be used as a "riser" for the keyboard. The cable is also very nice and long which means that...
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A quality headset for gamers

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Pros: Build quality, LED Colour, retractable microphone, overall sound quality

Cons: Isolation, software

Build quality: 10/10 Comfort: 8/10 Overall sound quality for a headset: 8/10 Isolation: 6/10 Microphone quality: 8/10 Software: 7/10 Review price: £100 (can be found for £80) Value: 10/10 (at £100 price tag) Overall rating: 9/10 First of all I would like to thank SteelSeries for sending me their headset for review. I reviewed the headset when they initially got launched at their higher price tag of around £100. Since then they have dropped to around £80, making them very attractive. It can be found on AmazonUK. More information about the headset and its specifications can be found on SteelSeries' website. I was a little sceptical at first with the headset, as I was concerned about the...
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A worthy upgrade over its brother the K551

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Pros: Neutral/flat response, soundstage, design and looks, lightweight, removable wire

Cons: Highs are rolled off, benefits from an amp

Packaging & Accessories: 6/10 Build Quality: 10/10 Design & Look: 10/10 Isolation: 7/10 Comfort: 9/10 Audio Quality: 9.5/10 Value: 8/10 My final Rating: 10/10 Purchase Date: June 2013 Purchase Price: £230 First of all I would like Sam, from AKG's PR agency, for sending these out to review to me! The AKG K545's can be bought on Amazon UK, and other resellers worldwide. The review will be conducted at the £230 price tag, even though they can be bought at around £200 from certain places. I was very lucky in receiving the AKG K545's after being selected as an AKG Insider before the IFA 2013 event in Berlin. The K545's allude greatly to the K551's I had previously reviewed and thus in this...
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Excellent keyboard at a very reasonable price

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Pros: Price, build quality, looks, feel, media keys, adjustable lights, palm rest

Cons: Non-programmable, no gaming dedicated keys, no N-key roll-over for gamers

I was sent a review sample from Perixx to judge how it performs in comparison to some of my other keyboards I own. This keyboard is absolutely excellent at its price point of £35 and more so isn't just good for gaming but also for daily usage. Its build quality is something that really stands out at first, with functionalities that stick out in comparison to other (more expensive) keyboards: -It has a knob to adjust the intensity of the lights -It has media keys (Play, pause, skip, previous, stop, volume up & down and finally mute) -It has 3 blue indicators for caps, num and scroll lock -It has 2 forms of adjustment for the keyboard height -It has an ADJUSTABLE palm rest, which is great...
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Absolutely amazed at the range

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Pros: Connectivity and simplicity

Cons: Looks

I've had quite a few routers in my time, N draft, N+ ones too. I wasn't expecting a great deal from the TD-W8968 either, but I set it up incredibly quick, using the software provided (even though I normally like going into the router's settings and configuring it from there). Apart from the fast speeds, both on wired and wireless, the RANGE of this router is phenomenal. Stretches past 20m with 4 walls in-between and still gives me 3/5 bars on my Samsung Galaxy S III. I'm thoroughly impressed by the product and in the future will buy more TP LINK products. A highly suggested router, not only for affordability and flexibility (over the BT home hub) but also its range.

Absolutely brilliant keyboard

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Pros: All inclusive, connectivity

Cons: None

I got this keyboard for one intention: Connecting it to my Samsung Galaxy S III via USB OTG. It does exactly that, the mouse and keyboard functionalities work flawlessly. Can't find a single bad thing to say about the keyboard. Get the keyboard - without a doubt a great buy.

Well worth the price paid

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Pros: Price, sound, design

Cons: Wire durability, jack

These are being reviewed at £20. The red stripe earphones are an excellent set of earphones for under £20. Sound quality: They have a V shaped signature, meaning the bass and highs are a bit over-emphasised, but that works great for r'n'b mainstream music (for example). I feel as if the mids are a little drowned out, due to that fact, meaning when it comes to vocals and/or classical music, the red stripe doesn't provide a decent sound. More of a bloated and muffled sound. This is mainly because of the mids being dipped. Other than that, at £20, you can't really ask for more, in terms of sound quality. A MUST BUY if you ask me (even as a backup pair) - My main earphones are the PFE232's...
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Absolutely excellent earphones!

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Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Wire

Reviewed at: £50 At the price tag these are reviewed at, there are a lot of other earphones that one could buy. My all-time favourite earphones at the "under £50" price mark are the Sony MDR-EX510's and the UE 350's. Both these contenders are extremely good earphones. The consonance, thus has a lot of competition from two very much established audio brands. Audio Quality: The consonance, is extremely good, especially at this price point. The mids are nice and clear, the highs are extended and not rolled off. The lows are just right, they have the right balance of mid-bass and sub-bass to them. They also don't bleed into the mids too much, meaning there is a good tonality between the...
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Decent earphones - needs to be driven and lacks extension

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Pros: Good mids, Looks, Accessories, Light earphones, Simple mic controls

Cons: Lack of extension in highs and lows, Cable noise when worn straight down, Closed soundstage

Price reviewed: £30 The FA-912 are an interesting set of earphones, that really need to be driven to be better appreciated. As you can see above, the earphones have a lack of definition. They are good earphones, however not quite the earphones I would want to buy when I'm spending around £30. For the same price, I'm better off getting the MUCH more capable FA Consonance (£35) or even the cheaper Red Stripe model (£16). Starting off with the sound of these earphones, I can describe the sound to be aimed towards the mid range frequencies. They are precise and not dipped, they also do not spike out nor attempt to give off a warm/tamed sounding mid response. However, the lows and highs are...
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Works a treat!

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Pros: Reception, quality

Cons: Volume

I got this after wanting to listen to my own music in the car (and not having a tape nor AUX connection available) The device is very simple and does an excellent job of transmitting the audio signal it receives to the car's audio system. A light by the smoking adapter indicates it is operational, and thus turns on when it is connected to a 3.5mm device, via its aux connection. I suggest cranking up the volume to max on your device, in order to get the least static noise via your radio (remember it is connected via 3.5mm like a headphone is) The sound quality is actually surprisingly excellent. I'm quite the audio enthusiast and review a lot of audio gear myself, thus I'm usually quite...
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