Lenovo makes fantastic Chromebooks. They also make amazing gaming computers. Now they’re combining the solid and affordable ChromeOS with the power and flash of a Lenovo gaming PC to create the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook!
Twinkly makes light solutions that can be used year-round in a variety of settings; their new generation LED light strings are easily configured with smartphone apps using WiFi and Bluetooth, and their latest offerings are the Twinkly Line and the Twinkly Flex.
My youngest son recently purchased a pair of Raycon Everyday wireless earbuds with his own money. Not only was he super proud of his purchase, he absolutely loves the sound and battery life. At CES, Raycon is debuting a new line of gaming headphones and two new speakers to its already popular line.
Mobile gaming has evolved to match touch interfaces, but sometimes a hardware controller makes gaming smoother and more enjoyable. The RiotPWR Rotor Riot Android Controller RR1825A is a wired gaming controller for Android devices; when it was sent to me to review, my son ran off with it immediately. I eventually got it back from him, but was it worth negotiating it away from an 8-year-old? Read on to find out!
When I was a kid, I used to disassemble watches, calculators, and other small devices to find out how they worked. My son is also fascinated by how things work, so we were super excited to check out the Circuitmess Nibble and build our own handheld video game system!
Stern Pinball traffics in two things: nostalgia and pinball. Their mad scientists come up with exciting ways to mash up your favorite game with your favorite pop culture standards that make you want to burn the laws of physics to the ground. And now they’ve converted everyone’s favorite movie about scientists, hubris, and angry proto-chickens; Jurassic Park Pinball is here!
Sometimes you don’t think of two things as complementary, then when you see them together, it all clicks. The first person to combine peanut butter and jelly probably got some odd looks, and we all know bacon makes everything better. Another combo you might not consider, but that works surprisingly well? Led Zeppelin + Stern Pinball = Led Zeppelin Pinball!
I have never wanted to “get away” more than the months spanning the COVID-19 pandemic, where my family was being extremely cautious and avoided public places. What a better way to escape than through virtual reality? The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite was an extremely welcome break from the monotony thanks to the immersive experience. The kit retails for $899.
Pinball is one of those nostalgic games that you’re just drawn to when you see it in a bar. Who can resist dropping in a few quarters and watching the laws of physics torture them with a tiny silver ball? Stern Pinball has always known how to mix the nostalgia of pinball with the fun of pop culture, and they’re looking to capture that magic again with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed Stern Pinball machine!
Virtual reality has gone from sci-fi to living rooms, though sadly we aren’t yet at Holodecks. However, we’re getting closer, thanks to the innovations of companies like Qualcomm, which is rolling out the Snapdragon XR2 Platform. It may not sound exciting, but don’t let the dry name fool you — it’s a reference design for eXtended Reality, aka better virtual reality!
One of the greatest things about technology is that it is constantly, relentlessly, moving forwards. Speakers and headphones have reached a point where even entry-level provides a richer experience than the most advanced models 20 years ago. JBL is ready for the next great leap forward, with devices that provide a 360-degree listening experience. The JBL Quantum line are gaming headphones designed to bring the audio experience into the same sharp realism as graphics. They use what JBL calls QuantumSURROUND to make sounds that much more realistic and detailed. Then there are the Quantum ONE headphones, which bring true 360-degree…
While video game consoles have advanced tremendously over the last several decades, one thing has never changed – in the end, they’re a box that sits under your TV. Google is changing this with Stadia because there is no box at all, instead, your console lives in Google’s cloud and can be accessed from anywhere and more importantly, anything.
For the last month, we’ve been hearing rumors about the Nintendo Switch Lite, and now Nintendo has made it official! Releasing September 20th and costing $199 – a full hundred dollars less than the current price of the original Switch – the Switch Lite is the handheld-only gaming system fans have been clamoring for since the release of the Switch!
The Oculus family just got bigger with the release of the Oculus Quest. Building on the success of the Oculus Go, the Quest is a wireless VR device that allows you to explore digital worlds without being tethered to a PC. Oculus also released the upgraded Rift S that requires minimal setup and no external sensors.
For all you pinball wizards, Stern Pinball has a third game for you to enjoy in their Black Knight series called Black Knight: Sword of Rage. The game is offered in three different models of Pro, Premium and a Limited Edition which has only a 600 production run globally.
We’ve covered a lot of amazing gaming rigs here, especially during CES. But the truth is, a gaming rig is only as good as all the components, and you definitely want your storage working as hard as your gaming fingers. Western Digital knows you need the best, and they’re aiming for it with their new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD.
Back in September when we posted the announcement of Sony’s PlayStation Classic, there was a load of enthusiasm – which is easy to understand when you look back through the press release and list of included games.
The annual IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin covers about 160,000 square meters and almost 2,000 exhibitors. Whether it was on the floor, at a press conference, at the media-only Showstoppers event, or in private meetings, we scoured IFA to find the latest and greatest to make up Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 list.
After months of waiting, theories, and leaks, Nintendo finally announced further details on their new gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, at 11pm EST on Thursday, January 12th, 2017. As part of a live stream from Tokyo, a whole slew of information was revealed about the Nintendo Switch, including release date, price, upcoming games, accessories, and more.
Announced at CES 2017, Logitech unveiled their Logitech G G533 wireless gaming headset. A comfortable looking wireless gaming headset optimized for PC gamers, the G533 is designed for extensive online gameplay and is the successor to the G960, one of the best-selling wireless gaming headsets of all time. Using Logitech’s patent-pending Pro-G drivers, you will get some of the best, if not THE best gaming audio compared to what else you’ll find on the market, including the ability to game using DTS Headphone X. With DTS not only will you be fully immersed in full 7.1 surround sound, during…
With Nintendo rushing back onto the gaming scene, Snakebyte has announced products to help spice up the Switch as well as the much coveted NES Classic Edition. The products are scheduled to start shipping in Spring 2017 which should be enough time to finally find a NES Classic! These products promise to enhance the Nintendo experience.