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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 bad this keyboard works and we couldn't believe that it was created by such 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:

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard Review

CM Storm QuickFire UltimateCooler Master's CM Storm brand is no stranger to the gaming world. The product line includes a lot of gaming peripherals varying from keyboards to gaming mice, computer cases, headphones and mouse pads. Today we're taking a look at the most "potent and complete mechanical gaming keyboard in the QuickFire line", to quote Cooler Master themselves. A very sturdy, sober and somewhat elegant keyboard that doesn't go out of its way to impress with tens of extra keys, but sticks to the essential typing experience. Let's dive in and see what the QuickFire Ultimate has to offer:

Reviewing The ASUS Strix Pro - A Well Balanced Gaming Headset

ASUS Strix ProAfter having tested the ASUS Strix Claw mouse and the Strix Tactic Pro keyboard, it is time to test and review the ASUS Strix Pro gaming headset. This is one of the most imposing looking headsets that we have seen, with a unique design and quite a few tricks up its sleeve. Let's learn more about this headset and see how well it performs:

Reviewing The ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

ASUS Strix Tactic ProWe have recently reviewed the ASUS Strix Claw gaming mouse, a device that we enjoyed using and which managed to set some high expectations for the other peripherals in the Strix line-up. In this review we're taking a look at another member of the Strix family: the ASUS Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard. This is a black gaming keyboard with orange backlight and Cherry MX Brown switches. Let's see what this new model has to offer and whether it's worth buying.

Reviewing The Dell Inspiron 14 7437 - An Affordable Ultrabook

Dell Inspiron 14 7437If you are looking for a good-looking laptop, with a good hardware configuration, that's able to deal both with desktop programs and touch apps, while not costing more than $1000, you will surely encounter the Dell Inspiron 14 7437. While it's not exactly a new ultrabook, it is a good device and it runs Windows 8.1 smoothly, at a reasonable price. That's why we decided to test it and review it for you when we had the chance. Read this article to learn more about this ultrabook, its strengths and weaknesses and whether it is worth buying.

Reviewing The ASUS Strix Claw Mouse & The Strix Glide Control Mousepad

ASUS Strix ClawASUS has launched a new brand of gaming peripherals and hardware components called Strix. The name is taken from the ancient Roman and Greek word for "owl" and it means the keenest hearing and sharpest eyesight. Sounds daring, doesn't it? These devices are not sold under the Republic Of Gamers brand and the whole lineup is a new brand of its own. We were quite interested to test these devices and see how well they fare. Luckily, we got our hands on some devices in this lineup. First, we tested the Strix Claw gaming mouse together with the Strix Glide Control mouse pad. Learn from this review how good they are and whether they are worth buying.

Reviewing The Toshiba Satellite CL10-B - Is It Worth Buying?

Toshiba CloudbookToshiba has announced a new laptop running Windows 8.1 and they were kind enough to let us test it for a while. The model is Toshiba Satellite CL10-B and they call it a "cloud companion". What does this really mean and what will this device offer to its users? We have tested it the for about two weeks and we are ready to share our conclusions. Read this review to learn more about Toshiba Satellite CL10-B and what you get when you buy it.

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300LA Review - A Powerful Windows 8.1 Convertible

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300LAASUS has recently launched a new model in their series of Transformer Book Flip devices - the TP300LA. It is a good looking convertible ultrabook that's perfect for a wide variety of tasks, from everyday portable computing, to workloads that demand more processing power. Read this review to find out more about this device, its specifications and real-life performance.

Reviewing The Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger

Nokia Universal Portable USB ChargerWe have reviewed all kinds of devices here at 7 Tutorials, but never a portable USB charger. I recently had to go on a trip from Europe to the United States and I knew I would need one with me. Microsoft was kind enough to share their Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger for this trip so that I could use it and test it together with my Nokia Lumia 930. Learn how well it worked from this review:

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