Other Hardware Snapshots

Controllers, clones, switchers and other non-console hardware reviews

Hyperkin SupaBoy 2.0: Impressions     by Tan (19-Feb-13)

Nearly two months ago I bought one of these on impulse from a local shop. While my handheld gaming interest these days is nearly non-existent with the exception of the occasional tablet session, the idea of playing SNES cartridges wherever, whenever was too much of a temptation to pass up. As luck would have it, my procrastination of about a … Read more

Review: Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Left-Handed     by Tan (21-Nov-12)

Admittedly, I’m rather late to the whole high performance mouse scene. For years I sustained my gaming habits with mostly standard, off the shelf mice. Occasionally I’d venture into new ground with a performance oriented design, optical trackball or whatever the latest innovation was at the time. I dabbled in the Logitech MX series, tried a “couch mouse”, Microsoft’s Bluetrack … Read more

Review: Monoprice 8X1 HDMI Switcher     by Marriott_Guy (26-Nov-10)

I jumped on the HDTV bandwagon relatively early with the purchase of my Toshiba 52HM84 DLP television set back in 2004. At that time, the war for a standardized digital input was still raging and HDMI was not yet an industry standard. Not willing to sink a great deal of money into a fledgling format, my set came equipped with … Read more

Review: Pelican System Selector Pro     by Marriott_Guy (26-Nov-10)

If you are an old school gamer like myself, it goes without saying that there is a significant need for additional standard def television inputs due to the large library of systems requiring this type of A/V connection. Typically I’ll play games across a variety of consoles – the last thing I want to do is mess around behind a … Read more

Review: Energizer Power Charging Station (PS3)     by Marriott_Guy (26-Nov-10)

Keeping your controllers fully charged is obviously important in today’s age of wireless gaming. Of equal importance is having an organized, spot-on display within my Room of Doom. The Energizer Power & Play Charging Station was just what the doctor ordered for this gamer. I have never been a big fan of the USB method utilized by Sony to charge … Read more

Review: Texas Intruments TI-99/4A     by Marriott_Guy (15-Oct-09)

I have always been intrigued by video gaming systems, beginning with my first experience with my Uncle Glenn’s Atari PONG system at the tender age of 7.  I was a gaming panhandler during my early years until my father told me in 1979 that he had decided to take the plunge. Would he choose the Atari 2600 that seemed to … Read more

Review: FC Twin – Not As Evil As Purists Claim     by Tan (13-Nov-07)

Although I consider myself an enthusiastic advocate of playing games on original hardware, I realize that the older NESs and SNESs become, the less chance they can be found for reasonable prices and/or in working order. Sure you can find them now but what about in another ten years? Or twenty or thirty? Hell I’m a young man, forty or … Read more

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