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Mionix NASH 20

Having just finished the review on the Kingston HyperX Cloud, I have the privilege of review another Swedish designed headset, the Mionix NASH 20. Though those in the U.S. may not be familiar with Mionix, they are well known in Europe. Mionix AB was founded in 2007 and they have quite a few peripherals available. Their mice are considered some of the best available. The NASH 20 however, is their first headset release.

In designing the HyperX Cloud, Kingston turned to Qpad, a major Sweden based peripheral brand to assist in the development. The result, the HyperX Cloud is a re-branded Qpad QH-90. Interestingly, the QH-90 is a Takstar Pro 80 monitor headphone that has been modified to include a detachable microphone. I know, this all sounds a bit confusing, but both Qpad and Takstar are both highly regarded in their respected fields. How will the HyperX Cloud do in our testing? Let's find out.

In the PC audio business, there are a few names that readily come to mind - Creative and Xonar are two but a favorite of mine is is Diamond Multimedia. They have been making quality PC audio products for decades and I turned to them many times for audio cards back in the days before motherboards started coming with integrated audio. Today we will be looking at their newest external audio device - the Xtreme Sound 7.1. 

Today we are taking a look at the Adesso Xtreme H2 Bluetooth 3.0 Headset. In today's world we are seeing a ever greater shift towards a wireless society, and with good reason - wires are a hassle to deal with. I've ruined a bunch of headsets by snagging the cord on something as I move about. Another trend we are seeing is the Smartphone transitioning into the go to device for many different usages. They are our portable gaming device, our connection to the internet for email and social networking, and of course our phone. 

There's a new type of flash drives out in the market recently called OTG USB flash drives for smartphones and tablets. This USB OTG (On-The-Go) function on smartphones and tablets is a new technology that will enable OTG USB flash drives to connect to the smartphone or tablet and access the flash drive directly. Different brands started making their own OTG USB flash drives and Kingston Technology is happy to give us one to review. Today we will be looking at the DataTraveler MicroDuo 32GB OTG Flash Drive.

PC200-I

GamesterGear boasts headsets to address the needs of enthusiasts in the gaming community. GamesterGear headsets are both for PCs and consoles such as Sony's PlayStations 3 and 4 as well as Xbox 360 and Xbox One. GamesterGear might sound new to you considering that the market is already saturated with a lot of options from better-known brands. However, you should be on a lookout for this brand because GamesterGear headsets is not just another addition to the many options available as they specifically target the gamers. Today we will be looking at one of their gaming headsets which is the PC200-I headset for PC and PS4. This headset boasts some notable features that aims to ramp up your gaming experience. Let's see how it performs to meet your gaming audio needs!

Bluetooth enabled devices is a fast growing segment of the electronics industry. Brought on by the proliferation of smart phones, this segment is seeing an ever increasing amount of peripheral devices that extend, and compliment the abilities of smartphones. One of the most common tasks for today's phones include playing music. In fact, most people no longer use a separate device to listen music while on the go, and instead rely on their phones to get the job done. Which brings us to the class of device that is the subject of today's review - the Xtream S2 provided by Adesso.

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