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Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr

NZXT Avatar S Reviewed

By Chris Scott Barr

There are plenty of gaming mice on the market, so how do you choose the one that’s right for you. Maybe you want one that looks good, or perhaps you need a lot of extra buttons for your macros. Unfortunately, if you’re a leftie, your choices become rather limited, due to the design of most mice. Thankfully NZXT knows how much of an issue this can be, and they have released the Avatar S, which can be used with either hand.

The “S” stands for “small”, which may or may not be a good thing. If you’ve got smaller hands, then you’re probably going to love this mouse. If not, you could be facing some serious hand cramps after a couple hours of gaming. If you want the full scoop on this mouse, head over to GamerFront to check out the complete review.

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Dead Island Reviewed

By Chris Scott Barr

If you like killing zombies (and who doesn’t?), then you’ve no doubt heard about Dead Island, which hits store shelves today. This game puts you on the tropical paradise of Banoi where you wake up to find zombies at every turn. Your primary goal? To simply stay alive.

With all of the other zombie-themed games on the market, you have to wonder if this one will be worth your hard-earned cash. If you’re still on the fence, you might head over to GamerFront to check out the full review on this beautiful, yet scary game. If you’re looking for the short answer though, the game is worth it. Just remember to pick up a night light when you’re out shopping for the game.

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Announcing The Winner Of The ARCHOS 70 Tablet!

 

By Chris Scott Barr

“Was it me? Did I win?” I know these are the questions on everyone’s mind. Or at least everyone that entered our contest to win an ARCHOS 70, that is. Well if you go by the alias “jazzman55”, then the answer to both questions is “yes.” Your cries to be picked were heard by the random number-generating gods of the internet, and your number was selected. Congratulations!

For everyone that didn’t win a brand new tablet, stay tuned, as we will undoubtedly have more contests on the way!

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Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler Reviewed

By Chris Scott Barr

If you like your PC running nice and cool, then the first thing thing you’re going to want to upgrade is the CPU cooler. Those stock coolers do a modest job at best, and while they’re fine for the average Joe, enthusiasts will want rid of them. There are many aftermarket choices, and Thermaltake added another with their new Frio CPU Cooler.

This cooler is going to work with most current-gen CPUs, so compatibility shouldn’t be an issue. One thing you’ll notice is that it is a big cooler. How big? Well, it has a pair of 120mm case fans on it, if that tells you anything. At $65, is this going to be the perfect cooler for you? Head over to GamerFront for the full scoop.

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Win An ARCHOS 70 Tablet!

By Chris Scott Barr

If anything has risen to the top of gadget junkies’ “most wanted” list in the last two years, it’s been a tablet. While Apple’s iPad might have gotten everyone excited, the more affordable Android tablets are where it’s really at right now. Don’t believe me? Why not try one out for yourself? Don’t worry about paying for it, this one’s on us!

That’s right, we’re giving away an ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet this week. This awesome gadget features a 7-inch screen, 8GB of storage and is powered by Android. You’ll find features such as a 720p display, HDMI output, a built-in webcam, and an SDHC slot for extra storage. As usual, you’ll need to drop a comment below to win. However, we’re also going to need you to head over to the ARCHOS Facebook page and give them a “Like”. We will select a winner at random next Friday. Good luck!

Open to US residents only.

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Announcing The Winners Of The Smartfish Whirl Mice!


By Chris Scott Barr

Another Friday is here, which means it’s time to give away the three mice, as promised. 49 people entered, and while I thought a battle royale would be a cool way to pick the winners, our legal department informed me that it wouldn’t be a wise decision. Instead, I resorted to a random number generator (considerably less exciting, I know), and it chose Jason Kobilka, raph304, and atlcog as the winners. Each will be receiving a Whirl from Smartfish.

Congratulations to our winners! Don’t worry if you didn’t win, as we’ve got another great contest right around the corner, so stay tuned.

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Win A Smartfish Whirl Mouse!

By Chris Scott Barr

When you’re spending hours at your computer working on a research paper, you’re going to wish you had something a little more comfortable than the standard mouse that came with the PC. Why not get something that’s specifically designed with ergonomics in mind, like this Whirl mouse from Smartfish? Better yet, why not let us give one to you?

We’re continuing our back-to-school giveaways this week by offering up three Smartfish Whirls. No, you’re not going to be greedy and get them all to yourself. What do you need with three mice anyway? Instead, we will pick three different winners and send a new Whirl to each of them. Just drop a comment below, and we’ll pick a winner this Friday. Good luck!

Contest open to US residents only

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Announcing The Winner Of The TimeCommand Giveaway!

By Chris Scott Barr

As promised, we have selected a winner for the TimeCommand from Stem Innovation. Drum roll please! The winner is mthammer11! Hopefully this will be a nice upgrade from their 24 year old alarm clock! Congratulations to them, and stay tuned for another awesome contest!

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Win A TimeCommand From Stem Innovation!

By Chris Scott Barr

It’s back to school time, which means that you’re going to be out shopping for gadgets. After all, you can’t live through another semester without at least a few technological advances, now can you? To help ease that burden we’re going to be giving away some gear. To kick it off, we’re doing a quick giveaway of the TimeCommand from Stem Innovation.

You’ll remember our review of the TimeCommand from back in June. It is a great gadget that not only charges your phone and wakes you up at the right time, but it will also control your bedside lamp. Perfect for any dorm. If you want one, just drop us a comment below, and we’ll pick a winner on Friday. Good luck!

Contest open to US residents only.

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