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I haven’t forgot you word press fans lol

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Just a quick post to let you all know, I haven’t forgot you all on here.

The show is still live every Sunday, 5-6 Pm as always, the YouTube is also still going.

Product reviews have been a bit slow due to lack of products being received, but things are now picking up as the show is now becoming more popular and known with the companies that want their stuff reviewed.

Talking about products, for the third year now TechCast is going to gadget show live, this year we are going armed with the means to come back with loads of new products to review and hopefully allot more new connections with companies, only 35 more days until that awesome day.

But until then, keep listening into the show every sunday 5-6pm at www.newportcityradio.org and keep an eye on the YouTube www.youtube.com/techcastncr , as there will be  couple of new products popping up on there soon before Gadget Show Live.

Also keep an eye out on this blog as I may be changing the design soon, tell me what you think if you do, I promise I will be on here more often from now on :).

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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.

 

Quick VMware Workstation test

I decided to test out my new VMware Workstation software, using Ubuntu 11.

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.

Advantages:

  • 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.

Disadvantages:

  • 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.

Windows 8 gaming

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

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20026526-75.html