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This review is from: Alldaymall A88X 7'' inch Quad Core Android 4.4 Tablet PC, Dual Camera, 8GB Black
Pros: - Fast quad-core processor
- Runs Android 4.4
- Very accurate touch sensor
- Affordable Price
Other Thoughts: The Alldaymall 7 inch Android tablet is one of the better 7 inch budget tablets I have used. The specs are pretty decent with a quad core 1GHz processor, 512MB of DDR3 Ram, and a 1024x600 resolution 7 inch screen that handles almost every app I threw at it flawlessly with minimal lag.
In the box is the tablet itself, wrapped in a plastic protective bag and surrounded by plenty of foam padding to keep it protected during shipment. Also included is a micro USB charger, and a user’s manual. Upon powering the tablet, it automatically went straight to the home screen so you’ll have to go into settings and add your Google account to sync all your apps and settings. The Android version is 4.4.2 so most apps on the Google Play store will be supported.
The screen is decent for its size with plenty of brightness. Touch is very responsive and there are no dead spots even at the far corners like I’ve seen with some other tablets. I loaded NetFlix and was able to play movies with no stuttering and after installing Chrome, the web browsing experience is pretty quick. Videos in YouTube load just fine and music over Spotify come through the built-in speakers at a decent volume although the sound quality is much better when plugging in a pair of headphones. I was also able to pair the tabletto a Bluetooth speaker with no hiccups or static in the music. There is 8GB of built-in storage and I put in a 16GB micro SD card and it was automatically detected and gives me a lot more space to put music and videos onto the tablet.
Overall, this is a great entry level tablet that works great, is pretty zippy, and with both decent picture and sound quality especially for the price.
Highly recommended. 5/5 stars.
This review is from: Tesoro Aegis X4 Gaming Mouse Pad - XL Size
Pros: The Tesoro Aegis X4 is a premium, fabric mouse pad designed for hardcore gamers. This replaced an older cloth mouse pad for me and performs much better. The pad itself has the Tesoro name printed on it with a nice purple and black logo design. The XL version is quite large at 17.3 inches wide by 14.6 inches tall and gives me a lot of real estate to roam around on with my mouse. Around the edges of the pad is a nice woven border for durability and ensures that won't start to fray like other cheaper mouse pads. It came in the box rolled into a tube so I set it between my mattress and box springs overnight to flatten it out.
The racking was top notch and not once did the mouse cursor skip across the screen. I tested it with both an optical (Logitech G602) and laser mouse (Logitech G9) and both performed very well during a quick gaming session. There is a slight bit of friction for control but I would classify this as a very slick keyboard and targeted at those who game with very high sensitivy and DPI settings.
Highly recommended and I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
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This review is from: Tesoro A1 5.1 Kuven Pro Real 5.1 Gaming Headset (Black)
Pros: If you’re a serious gamer, you know that having a high quality headset is just as important as having a good video card, keyboard, and mouse setup. There are plenty of headsets on the market, but none of them that I have tested have the comfort and sound quality that the Tesoro Kuven Pro has.
The headset comes in a fancy looking purple and black colored box with a flap that shows off the headset. Inside is the headset itself, an external volume control unit, a mini USB cable, and a quick start guide.
This is a true 5.1 headset with multiple drivers in each earpiece responsible for creating the immersive and full surround sound. The headband is generously padded and each ear cup is fully adjustable up or down. The ear cups themselves swivel a full 180 degrees and the microphone folds up when not in use. These headphones follow an unconventional design since the ear cups are a slightly skewed diamond shape instead of the traditional oval or square cups. The headphones use an HDMI cable that connects to the volume control unit which in turn connects to your computer via the included USB to micro USB cable. When the software drivers are installed, you can create a virtual 7.1 surround sound using the on-board sound card built into the remote control unit.
The remote unit has three buttons and a rotating dial knob. Using the buttons, you can select between Voice (master volume), Front, Rear, Center, and Sub volume levels. You can also mute the microphone and the headphones if you wish.
I tested the Kuven Pro with a few different songs as well as testing it out in Call of Duty. For the music, I played bass heavy music with a couple of rap and dance tracks. The sound quality was pretty impressive. It was a bit hard to distinguish between the separate channels (probably because the drivers are located so close together) but the overall sound it produced was very clean and crisp. The bass was not as powerful as I would have liked but it was still a deep and relatively punchy delivery. The highs and mids came through clearly without having to adjust any settings but I am sure if you are a true audiophile you can tweak the settings with an equalizer to get your desired sound.
In gaming, the headphones performed much better as to be expected since they are marketed and sold as gaming headphones. Each gunshot and explosion echoed and reverbed distinctly in my ears and the atmosphere it created made the game feel that much more real and alive. The microphone worked very well too and my teammates were able to understand my commands even when under heavy fire.
There was no discomfort or pain even after wearing these headphones for several hours. The unique ear cups and lightweight design of the headset made it a joy to wear for extended periods.
Other Thoughts: The Kuven Pro is an extremely well performing high-end headset. Even when compared to name brands, it hangs with the best of them. Some people may say having true 5.1 surround sound in a headset is overkill but I would have to say that you need to try this pair out for yourself and see what you've been missing.
Highly recommended, 5/5 stars.
Display Name: David S.
Date Joined: 03/08/12
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