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Reviewing The ASUS Sica - A Budget Gaming Mouse From The Republic Of Gamers

ASUS SicaThe Republic of Gamers added a new gaming mouse to their line-up of peripherals. It's called ASUS Sica and it draws its inspiration from old Dacian legends. This mouse was designed for gamers on a budget who love the ROG brand and want to use their peripherals but can't afford the more expensive models. We've tested the ASUS Sica mouse for a week, with several games and we're ready to share our conclusions in this review. Read on to learn whether or not ASUS Sica is the right mouse for you.

ASUS Zenbook NX500 Review – A High-End Ultrabook With A 4K Display

ASUS Zenbook NX500Recently, ASUS launched a new high-end ultrabook, called ASUS Zenbook NX500. It is a gorgeous ultrabook that features a really awesome 4K screen, hardware components to match it and a solid and elegant case. As you can imagine, we were very curious if this premium device really is everything ASUS promised it to be. Now, after we've worked on, played with and tested the ASUS Zenbook NX500, we're ready to share our conclusions with you. If you want to know more about the ASUS Zenbook NX500, don't hesitate to read on.

Reviewing Vacron VIG-UM723 - An Affordable Surveillance Camera

Vacron VIG-UM723Do you need to build your own surveillance system for your home or office? Do you need a camera with infrared that can record video during the night? Do you need it to have motion sensors and alarm triggers? If you do, then you will surely stumble upon the Vacron VIG-UM723 IP camera in your searches. We have used this camera for about two weeks and we are ready to share our conclusions in this review. Read on to learn what you get when you purchase it.

ASUS ROG G771JM Review - A High-end Gaming Laptop By Republic Of Gamers

ASUS ROG G771JMIt's time to pay another visit to ASUS' Republic of Gamers! The Taiwanese company has launched another high-end gaming laptop for their ROG series. It packs quite a punch from a hardware perspective and we really wanted to see how well it performs. After two weeks of playing and working on the ASUS ROG G771JM gaming laptop, we're now ready to share our conclusion. If you're on the lookout for a powerful gaming laptop, read on to learn whether you should consider buying the ASUS ROG G771JM or not.

Microsoft Lumia 435 Review - Outrageously Affordable!

Nokia Lumia 435Recently, Microsoft launched a new budget smartphone: the Lumia 435. It's the "first of his name", as there never has been another Lumia 400 series before. Microsoft Lumia 435 is a low priced smartphone that promises not to compromise and, at the same time, offer you a complete Windows Phone 8.1 experience. Furthermore, Microsoft promises to deliver even the Windows 10 upgrade later this year, for free, for all Lumia 435 owners. As you can imagine, when we received this smartphone, we were quite anxious to see what less than a hundred dollars can buy. If you are too, don't hesitate to read this review:

Prestigio MultiPad Visconte Quad Review - An Affordable Windows Tablet

Prestigio MultiPad Visconte QuadPrestigio MultiPad Visconte Quad is a Windows 8.1 tablet that costs less than $200. That's a low price for a Windows tablet and we were afraid that, at this price point, the device itself might not be of great quality. We tested this tablet for a couple of days and we can say that you get quite a good value for its price. Learn more about this device from this detailed review:

Reviewing ASUS PRO B551LG - A Good Notebook For Business Professionals

ASUS PRO B551LGIf you're a business professional and you're looking for a robust and reliable notebook, ASUS PRO B551LG might be a good choice for you. ASUS promises a lot when it comes to this notebook's overall construction quality and its extensive security features. We got our hands on this laptop and were very curious to learn if it will rise to our expectations. We ran multiple tests, used it for a couple of days and now we are ready to share our experience with ASUS B551LG. Read this review to learn more about what you get when purchasing this laptop.

Nokia Lumia 635 Review - 4G plus Windows Phone 8.1 at a good price

Nokia Lumia 635Nokia Lumia 635 is the most affordable Windows Phone with 4G connectivity. It is designed to replace Lumia 620 and Lumia 625. It will also run Windows 10, being one of the first Lumia smartphones to receive official support for this upcoming version of Windows. We tested this smartphone for a couple of weeks and we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:

Reviewing The SteelSeries Apex Or How To Fail At Building A Keyboard

Steelseries ApexSteelSeries is a well-known brand among gamers worldwide. They offer a wide range of products, from keyboards to mice, mousepads and even headphones. We got our hands on one of their gaming keyboards, the SteelSeries Apex and tested it for a couple of days, in different scenarios. We were surprised how badly this keyboard works and we couldn't believe that it was created by a famous brand like SteelSeries. Here's what you will experience if you buy the SteelSeries Apex:

ASUS Strix 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - Impressive Looks! What About The Sound?

ASUS Strix 7.1After we tested the ASUS Strix Pro gaming headset we managed to get our hands on their ultimate gaming headset - ASUS Strix 7.1 Surround. This product grabs your attention through its dedicated audio station, impressive specifications and unique design, but we were curious to hear it in action. We've gotten our hands on it and after more than a week of testing, we're now ready to share some impressions. Read on to learn whether ASUS got this headset right:

Sennheiser HD 360 Pro Monitoring Headphones Review - Affordable Sound

Sennheiser HD 360 ProWhen you see the Sennheiser HD 360 Pro headphones for the first time, the thing that pops-out is the "Monitoring" specification written on the packaging. This means that Sennheiser created them for those who want a clear, isolated and flat sound. Monitoring headphones are like the automatic watches of audio. Some of them offer better quality and are more precise, and others are not. It all comes down to your expectations and the price that you are paying for it. As a sound monitoring solution, this pair of headphones is addressed to DJ's or to music lovers who appreciate clear flat sound, without any processing or distortions. But are they any good? Should you buy them? Let's find out from this review.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review - Amazing Hardware Spoiled By Windows RT 8.1

Nokia Lumia 2520Nokia Lumia 2520 was launched at the end of 2013 but it has suffered from very lackluster marketing and availability. As time passed, it started to slowly make its way into more markets and we recently got our hands on it. We were very curious to test it and see how Windows RT 8.1 fares on it. Also, we really wanted to see if the build quality that we got used to from the Nokia Lumia lineup has translated into this tablet. After testing the Nokia Lumia 2520 for two weeks, we are ready to share our conclusions in this review: