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Cyborg R.A.T 7

Ok to start theres not allot I can say about this mouse apart from it is amazing lol.

It costs around £90 and comes with the glide 7 mouse mat for free, but it is more than worth the price you pay if you are a really big fan of pc gaming.

To start I am a fan of PC gaming but I do prefer to use my wireless Xbox 360 control and I find it more comfortable than the mouse and keyboard, but this very cool mouse has started to change my mind, all I need now is to persuade Madcatz to send me the Cyborg R.A.T 9 and a matching keyboard and I will be fully converted back to keyboard and mouse.

Same as always all the full details are in the video, I will also add that this is my longest video so far as I really loved this mouse.

There was only one minor downside that I mention in the video is the software, the software it self is great and allows you to customize the mouse settings in great detail, but it did take 2 restarts of my laptop to make it recognize the mouse is even connected even though windows 7 picked it up straight away with no problems.

Overall though once the software was all working and i got to playing games with the mouse, I found that I loved it and I recommend this mouse for any one who is a huge fan of gaming and I will say if you are, you wont mind the prety bug price tag.

Please watch the video for more details.



Turtle Beach P11

The Ear Force P11 integrates premium stereo game sound with crystal-clear communication on the PlayStation Network (PSN) and PC/Mac to create an immersive audio environment for playing popular game titles. The P11 is two headsets in one—a stereo USB headset for chat sound and an amplified stereo headset for game sound. That means you can independently control chat and game sound from a single control box whether you’re playing PS3 or PC games. Large, comfortable ear cups with a lightweight, rugged design provide the ultimate in comfort during extended game play.

Average price: £49.99

Although I can’t say allot bad about this headset, I will try and give a fair good and bad points.


  • Large speaker diameter, gives these a great sound quality over other headsets of this price range.
  • Large and higher quality microphone makes you voice sound very clear and as the microphone is very flexible, allows you to position it anywhere you like.
  • Light weight, meaning if you are not used to gaming with a large headset these are a great and wont distract you while playing.


  • They are not wireless like most headsets are these days, this means although they have a long cable they are not really suited for their intended purpose of gaming with a PS3 where you could be sat at a great distance, they are more suited to sitting infront of a computer, although you can buy extensions for both the USB and the audio jack know one should really be expected to do so.

So as you can see overall, apart from the lack of wireless limiting you to how far you can go, I would greatly suggest these to any one needing a great sounding headset for PS3, PC or mac gaming, but you don’t want to spend loads on a more expensive system.

If I was to give these a score out of 10 they would defiantly get 8 due to the great sound quality.

To watch the video review please click below.

To watch the unboxing click below.

Plantronics GameCom X95 wireless Xbox 360 gaming headset review

Whilst at gadget show live the other week, I spoke to a company called Plantronics which all might know does put some pretty amazing audio equipment.

Whilst there they gave me the Plantronics GameCom X95 wireless gaming Xbox 360 headset, this is a high-quality advanced wireless gaming headset and features 40 mm speakers and a high-quality microphone.

I’ve been testing this headset now from about two weeks, during the testing I realised a few things that I like and dislike about this headset.

Some of the advantages of this headset are:

  • The headset uses a small transmitter rather than the Xbox 360’s built-in wireless audio system, which means you get full stereo sound rather than the Xbox 360’s built-in mono, this means the overall sound whilst using the headset is perfect.
  • The build quality of this headset is pretty strong and would probably withstand beating from any enthusiastic gamer.

Similar disadvantage of this headset are:

  • The headset is not completely wireless and the microphone still relies on the Xbox 360 is wireless controls headset input on the bottom of the control, this means you still have one cable hanging around, which could annoy a lot of people that feel wireless over wired is the better option.
  • Also during gameplay online a few people commented that they couldn’t clearly hear what I was saying, which meant I had to turn the microphone volume up to the maximum and keep it there during gameplay, this could be down to the way the microphone is connected to the control using the old connection style for could be down to people with game lag.

Overall this headset is a pretty good build quality and although the microphone has a few issues, I would still recommend that any online game are looking for a decent quality headset should definitely buy this for their Xbox 360.

Although if you are frustrated with wires and prefer to use a wireless headset, they also do sell wireless versions Plantronics website, so I really suggest looking there first before you make the final decision to buy this headset.

The full review of this headset will be available on the you Tube channel, displayed below this post.

New Reviews Soon

I have two new reviews for you all this week.

First is my new digital note taker pen.

Second is my new Zoom H1 digital recorder.

I will get working on the videos and hopefully have them uploaded to the you tube channel by this weekend.

So keep an eye on here and TechCast YouTube

Windows 8 gaming

Microsoft has hinted that the new windows 8 will be based mainly on gaming.

Gunnar Optiks Video Review

The short video review of my new Gunnar Optiks glasses.

Its only a short review but if you want to no more technical details, ask and I will do a more detailed review.