With the ever-increasing amount of phones and devices being released without a traditional headphone jack, wireless Bluetooth headphones are becoming more and more of a necessity. Even if you don’t have a newfangled device, there are many benefits to going with completely wireless headphones. Here are the 7 best Bluetooth headphones available right now. When shopping around for which Bluetooth headphones to get, one of the first things you’ll probably notice is that the prices can get pretty high pretty quickly. While some headphones will sit comfortably within the ‘luxury item’ section of things and there are budget-friendly alternatives available, it’s worth remembering that by opting for a cheaper, untested set of wireless headphones you may be opening yourself up for battery problems and poor audio in the future. That being said, there are plenty of headphones out there with less extravagant price tags that have proven themselves over the years … [Read more...] about The 7 best Bluetooth headphones available right now
Owners of brand new Nintendo Switch consoles – now the excitement of the actual launch has died down a little one thing is certain – you’re going to want to put a screen protector on your Switch as soon as possible. Here’s our guide to the best screen protectors for Nintendo Switch. Now that the Switch has been out for a whole weekend, it’s no wonder we’ve already started seeing reports from Switch owners who have noticed scratches on their system’s screens. That was predictable enough. This isn’t necessarily due to carelessness, though, as some people have reported that repeatedly docking and undocking their Switch consoles has resulted in scratches to the sides of the bezel – matching up with where the Switch’s dock rails appear to guide the console into its stoic position. Nintendo has yet to comment on this, but one thing should be painfully clear – in order to avoid any risk of screen scratches while you use your … [Read more...] about The best screen protectors for Nintendo Switch
With podcasts, streaming, and bedroom music studios becoming more and more commonplace these days, USB mics have become invaluable. Thankfully, there are some truly studio-quality USB-connected microphones out there. Here are our picks for the best USB microphones right now. Our top pick: Blue Yeti We’re starting the show with a showstopper here, for better or worse. The Yeti microphone from Blue has managed to establish itself as the industry gold-standard of USB microphones. Since it’s introduction only a handful of years ago, the Blue Yeti has climbed the ranks thanks to a huge amount of exposure on YouTube. This little microphone that could become the USB mic of choice for many YouTubers including, of course, PewDiePie and the rest, as they say, was history. But it’s not just a case of being in the right place at the right time for the Blue Yeti, the fact is that this is an absolutely stellar USB mic. If you put us on the spot right here, right now, which USB … [Read more...] about The Best USB Microphones in 2017
We use our monitors a lot, and whether it’s designing, gaming, animating, writing, or something else entirely – nabbing yourself an excellent 4K monitor is vital. Sure, games and movies can look glorious in 1080p, but once you see a 4K image you’ll never want to go back. However, there are a lot of choices out there, and some options are most certainly better than others. Whatever job you need a monitor for, and whether you want a sharp screen for work or play, our list of the best 4K monitors available right now should help you decide. Choosing the best 4K monitor for you Monitors and other kinds of computer displays have all sorts of fancy tech designed for specific uses these days. All this new technology gives us a huge range of options when it comes to picking a brand new PC monitor. Alongside 4K monitors which prioritise resolution, you can also get ultra-wide (21:9) monitors which are ideal for video editors, displays with high refresh rates (144Hz and … [Read more...] about Best 4K monitor in 2018: is a UHD monitor worth it?
The default 500GB hard drive that came installed in Xbox One consoles may have been sufficient when the console first launched in 2013, but nowadays it doesn’t quite cut it as game console storage solutions go, especially now that there’s half a decade’s worth of games to download. You’ll probably be very familiar with the issue of coming against your hard drive’s storage space if you’re an Xbox One or Xbox One X owner. Luckily, expanding your storage with an external hard drive is simple and affordable. We’ve gathered up a list of our top picks for the best external hard drive for Xbox One. Here they are.Thankfully for all of us, when creating the Xbox One, Microsoft thought ahead far enough to realise that people would need to use external hard drives in order to install the games they want to play. Not only did the company build the system with external hard drive capabilities in mind, but have even gone as far as to partner up with Seagate … [Read more...] about The best external hard drive for Xbox One – how to increase your Xbox One storage space
Although games seem to be on an eternal quest for the highest visual fidelity (what are we up to, like 8K now? 10K?) there’s no overstating how important audio is to our favourite gaming experiences too. Whether it’s something as grand as a powerful and awe-inspiring score we want to envelop us, or a need to detect a much smallest detail such as footsteps creeping around the corner, a good gaming headset is vital. From big-budget options to those of you looking to get the best value for your money, we’ve gathered together five of the best available this year. SteelSeries Arctis 3 Sometimes you want the convenience of one product to do everything. Easily one of the main advantages of the Arctis 3 is its compatibility with every device you would ever want to play a game on. So, if you want to hop from the PC to your PS4 or Xbox One, or maybe take them on the road with your Switch in handheld mode, you can. Mobile devices are supported too! The Arctis 3 doesn’t … [Read more...] about The best gaming headset in 2018