Author: Double-Jump

An Adventure with Westone – ADV Earphones Review

An Adventure with Westone – ADV Earphones Review

Westone has spent over 50 years in the audio business. Twenty of those years have been focused on creating custom in-ear monitors for sound engineers and elite musicians. But what do they have available directly for everyday consumers today? On June 4, 2013 they released the Adventure Series (ADV) Alpha earphones for the active music enthusiast. The focus is on the word “active” as these earphones are intended for people in motion: your gym goers,...

SDCC 2013: A Peek at TMNT Out of the Shadows

At San Diego Comic Con, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were out of the sewer and onto the Xbox Public Demo room for all to play. The 4 player beat em’ up had fans of the old arcade series and newcomers alike lining up to play. The game sported the campy art style of today’s Ninja Turtles and is coupled with flashy ninja-esque movements. If goal is a comic-styled arcade pick-up-and-play of yester-year, then the game is...

SDCC 2013 – Xbox on the Floor

During San Diego Comic Con, we got a taste of what Xbox had to offer for the upcoming seasons in the Xbox Comic-Con Media Showcase. Titles for both the Xbox One and the 360 were on the floor to either view or play. Some titles are still in Alpha, but the majority (if not all) are slated to release by the end of the year. These titles included Battlefield 4, Project Spark, Fantasia, Ryse: Son of Rome...

Samsung’s New Galaxy Tab 3 Launch

Announced June 24th, Samsung is coming out with the Jelly Bean-using Galaxy Tab 3 Series of tablets. The tablets will come out in 7, 8 and 10 inch variants, with each version differing somewhat in specs. Each tablet will be available in white and new “gold brown” and will come with the traditional Samsung suite of apps and services: Samsung Apps, Music Hub, Game Hub, Samsung Kies, Samsung Kies Air, Samsung ChatON. And Each of...

Mad Catz M.O.J.O Gaming Console and Others

Mad Catz was showcasing their latest in gaming peripherals today at CE Week in NY. S.T.R.I.K.E 3 and 7 Keyboards were present, chocked full of features you’d expect of a gaming keyboard and other features that would grab any gamer’s attention. Also showcased was their new Arcade Stick to launch for the XBox One. But their latest eye-popper was not a peripheral. It was their new Android-powered gaming console, the M.O.J.O. It would be interesting to...

Hisense Unveils the Sero 7 Tablets

On May 23rd in New York City, Hisense introduced their contribution to the crowded Android tablet market and explained why the Sero 7 series of tablets deserve our attention. They pulled no punches by teaming up with NVIDIA and Walmart to ensure their attack is a little more than a just a jab at their competition. The two tablets shown were the Sero 7 LT and the Sero 7 Pro. Each tablet displays respectable specs. But...

Bashing Thru Bad Bots – Game Review

Bad Bots is a retro-styled side-scroller with a “Contra”-esque shoot-em-up appeal. It is a fast-paced blast-fest through 170 rooms of killer robots and 7 bosses. You play as lone-survivor, Sam McRae, as you venture through this deadly spaceship while trying to understand what exactly you just survived. The game has game-controller support and an interesting comic-book art story-telling style. Bad Bots hits the Steam Store today for both PC and Mac. Let’s dive into this...

[PAX East 2013] Powerhouse Gaming Laptops by ASUS & MSI – First Impressions

In the world of PC gaming, it is commonplace for your traditional PC gamer to have a rig that they built themselves. I still have mine, although it was built during the creation of Stonehenge. But how about your closed-quarters gamer looking for a desktop replacement? Not everyone has the space for a 500 key Razer keyboard with a game stats screen. So what do gamer-supporting computer companies consider a proper all-in-one gaming package? On...

iFrogz Demos Their Gaming Caliber: Caliber Vanguard Headset Review

When iFrogz announced to us at CES 2013 that they were entering the gaming arena, we were sure to take them up on their offer to review their flagship PC gaming headset, the Caliber Vanguard. Lets start off with the main selling points of the closed-ear headset. It has 40 mm neodymium drivers for the speakers. Diving deeper into the technical specs, it sports an impedance of 32 ohms, sensitivity of 95 dB +/- 3...

Mobile Gaming Battle Royale at CES 2013

As CES 2013, we met up with several companies that were entering the mobile gaming market, particularly on the iOS and Android platforms. We were particularly interested in the Android presentations, given the inherent “freedom” of the platform, as they we able to bring out more “unique” products; mainly saying, new full-blown devices built around the OS. It was a refreshing walk-through of creative approaches to making touch-screen games more friendly to both the casual...

CES 2013: ZAGG-iFrogz leaps into gaming

On Tuesday Jan. 8 2013, Zagg, well known for their InvisibleSHIELD, announced at CES that they will enter the gaming arena with their new gaming line, Caliber. The line will sport a selection of gaming headsets and their headliner product that day, the Caliber Advantage. The Caliber Advantage is a gaming controller disguised as an iPhone case! Or is it an iPhone case disguised as a controller? Either way, ifrogz presented a controller-case that works...

Samsung CES 2013

CES 2013 – Samsung Press Conference and Demos

At CES 2013, we got to sit in on Samsung’s Press Conference and got demos of their latest and greatest handheld devices. Surely, the Galaxy III is pretty mainstream amongst a large chunk of Android enthusiasts, and the Note 10.1 and II have been out for some time now. Still, wouldn’t you rather hear Samsung themselves talk about it? And you can comb through the almost 50 minute conference with ease with these handy-dandy cliffsnotes!