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This review is from: Elgato Game Capture HD60 10025015, 1080p Capture with 60 fps
Pros: This capture card is literally a no-fuss-about-it product. You literally plug in the HDMI output from your console or PC to the card, and then plug the HDMI from there to your TV or Monitor. The capture software included works very well, but it also works flawlessly with OBS for more control. Since it doesn't need a separate power supply, it frees up space, too! Overall, it allows me to separate audio sources when I stream games, and that helps a ton for my setup... Oh, and did I mention it can capture 60fps 1080p footage?
Cons: I wish the software had a couple more advanced features and configurations; for simple plug-and-play streaming, it works great, but if I want to separate sources (like capture cards on OBS), I have to use OBS.
Other Thoughts: I've been waiting for a 60fps 1080p capture card for a while, and when I saw this release, I ordered it almost immediately. I highly recommend this card over some of the other brands due to it's versatility, solid software, and ease of use.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The case works very well and looks great! I do not like the other materials for cases, or the designs. This case has a fold-able cover for multiple tablet positions, as well as it also wakes and puts the tablet to sleep, just like Nvidia's official cover.
The material is strong as well, my Nvidia SHIELD fits snugly in it. The cutouts for the cameras, speakers, buttons, micro-sd slot, and stylus are all well placed. It even has a handle to grab for when the case is open!
Lastly, there's no logo on the outside of the case. I was going to order this from another seller on a different e-tailer, but I paid a bit more to not have their name stamped on the case. x)
Cons: The only minor con I can think of is for the Nvidia SHIELD LTE Tablet users: One of the flaps covers where the Micro-sim card would be inserted, but let's be honest, for the most part one wouldn't be taking that back out after putting it in.
Other Thoughts: I also want to state some information about this seller for others: Yes they are located in China, and yes the shipping will take around 2 weeks. That being said, most of the negative reviews placed for this seller are misinformed. Most of the issues are from the consumers not knowing about the shipment times for overseas sellers. Only one reviewer I have a question about, but it seems to me more like a local carrier issue than from the shipper.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Controller
Pros: Great button positioning and ergonomic design. The buttons feel very responsive, and the lithium battery holds a long charge.
As stated, the latency from the controller to the application played (even over GameStream) is slim to none! Just about the same latency as you would get playing on your PC.
Oh, and you -can- use it as a PC controller. Read under "Other thoughts" to see how.
Cons: The touch pad, as another reviewer stated (though I disagree with their 1/5 egg rating by far), is a bit odd. Upping the DPI for it should solve the issue, but it's made for swiping your finger across and clicking, not guiding the cursor.
The volume buttons seem to work -some- of the time, but nonetheless do. Certain applications seem to override their input for volume on the tablet; might be a software fix.
Lastly I want to explain how the top buttons work. One of the reviewers said they were "too frustrating;" to this I say: "Not really."
Touching the Nvidia emblem connects your controller to your tablet, Holding it launches the re-connection option. Tapping the Start (|>) icon doesn't seem to do anything unless mapped. Holding it enters the key/gesture mapping program on the tablet. The home and back icons do what they normally do on Android, but holding Home will bring you to Google Now, while holding Back brings you to the Share/Stream overlay. This is not a con, its learning.
Other Thoughts: I'd like to speak briefly here on compatibility, playing on a PC, and some technical stuff I've found here:
When using the gamepad and playing over GameStream, the controller is detected on Windows as a "GamePad," but only over GameStream. Otherwise windows only recognizes the mouse pad, and it doesn't work well at all. With saying this, over GameStream, you -can- map all the buttons on the controller to any program that allows button mapping.
Android games are a different story; for the most part, they need controller support to work well. I've been trying to play Deus Ex: The Fall, but it only recognizes my controller in touch-command format. It is interesting applying each button to touching a certain area on the screen, but overall it does not work as well as controller support does. Fun to mess with, though.
Lastly let me explain how to use the GamePad on your PC: You -cannot- directly connect it, but you can cheat! Here's how:
Connect your tablet to your computer via GameStream, but do so by launching remote desktop (Check Nvidia's website for how to do so on Windows 7). Go to your audio settings and change the default sound device back to your PC's speakers (Unless you don't want that. :/). Then launch any game from here, no matter if full screen or windowed, and you should have audio only from your PC rather than only on your tablet. Voila! You have a controller connected to your PC through the "wireless receiver" of your SHIELD Tablet! (Personally, I wanted this badly because I have a 5.1 Surround setup).
This is a good setup unless Nvidia provides the drivers to detect the controller properly on Windows.
Console Mode was made to alleviate this issue otherwise. Just get a mini HDMI cable, plug it into the nearest HD TV or Monitor (or Receiver), launch Console Mode, and you should have the same quality of gaming! (Minus true 5.1 surround, unless your receiver/home theater can emulate it).