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How to setup Dynamic Lighting on Razer gaming accessories

How to setup Dynamic Lighting on Razer gaming accessories

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.04.2024
Dynamic Lighting is a feature introduced in Windows 11’s 2023 Update (23H2), allowing us to control RGB lighting effects on compatible devices directly from the operating system’s settings. This feature makes it easier to customize lighting effects on a variety of devices, including gaming gear...
Samsung Galaxy A55 review: Do minor upgrades make for a better phone?

Samsung Galaxy A55 review: Do minor upgrades make for a better phone?

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.04.2024
The smartphone mid-range sector has become very competitive in recent years, and Samsung managed to be one of the main players in this market too, with its Galaxy A5x line-up. However, in 2024, the competition is tougher than ever and the new Samsung Galaxy A55...
17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.04.2024
Which are better: iPhones or Android smartphones? The debate never ends, and most people choose to be either iOS or Android fans, no matter what. I’ve owned several iPhones and at least ten Android smartphones in the last decade, and I’m not even counting the...
Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro review: Everything big and then some!

Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro review: Everything big and then some!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.04.2024
Having the right keyboard can make all the difference when playing your favorite games. Enter the Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro — the latest evolution in Razer’s renowned BlackWidow series. This isn't just any keyboard; it is a high-end product equipped with mechanical switches, extensive RGB...
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ review: The tablet for budget users!

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ review: The tablet for budget users!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.04.2024
Buying a good tablet is difficult if you don’t have a generous budget. Luckily, in recent months, some new tablets have been launched, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+, which aims to upgrade the user experience in several key areas and offer things like 5G...
Nothing Phone (2a) review: R2D2's smartphone!

Nothing Phone (2a) review: R2D2's smartphone!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.03.2024
While flagship smartphones grab the headlines, most people can't afford them and don't really need them either. Ultimately, more affordable phones can do almost the same things as expensive ones. And while not everyone would agree with this fact, smartphones like the Nothing Phone (2a)...
How to turn off or change the SIM PIN on an iPhone

How to turn off or change the SIM PIN on an iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 22.03.2024
The SIM PIN on your iPhone provides an extra layer of security, preventing unauthorized people from using your SIM card if the device is stolen or lost. Learning how to change the SIM PIN on an iPhone is useful if you have a new SIM...
Samsung Galaxy Fit3 review: Health and fitness tracking on a budget!

Samsung Galaxy Fit3 review: Health and fitness tracking on a budget!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 22.03.2024
Although fitness trackers are less popular than they used to be, millions of people still prefer them to the more expensive smartwatches. Some choose a fitness tracker because it’s smaller, lighter, and easier to wear; others prefer it because it costs a lot less than...
realme 12 Pro review: Elegant phone with potential for photography

realme 12 Pro review: Elegant phone with potential for photography

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.03.2024
Last year, I reviewed realme’s 11 Pro and Pro+ Android smartphones, which impressed me with what they offered for their price range. As 2024 ushered in a fresh lineup from the same brand, I was able to test the brand-new realme 12 Pro 5G, too....
ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless review: Precision in a compact layout

ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless review: Precision in a compact layout

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.03.2024
If you’re looking for a wireless gaming keyboard with top-notch performance, durability, and plenty of customization options, you may want to take a look at the ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless. This mechanical keyboard is silent, it offers multiple connectivity options, it has...
Why do Apple’s iPhones suck and are still bad in 2024?

Why do Apple’s iPhones suck and are still bad in 2024?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.03.2024
Apple wants you to think that the iPhone is more than a smartphone. You should see it as a status symbol, a high-tech gadget, and a fashion statement all rolled into one. But honestly, in some situations, the iPhone may be less than a smartphone....
Garmin Forerunner 165 Music review: Smartwatch for athletes on a budget!

Garmin Forerunner 165 Music review: Smartwatch for athletes on a budget!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.03.2024
Garmin is a brand well-known for its professional smartwatches designed for athletes. However, they are not popular for selling affordable smartwatches. With Garmin Forerunner 165 and Garmin Forerunner 165 Music, the company is trying to shake things up. The new models bring many specialized features...
Razer Seiren V3 Chroma review: A RGB mike for the streamer in you

Razer Seiren V3 Chroma review: A RGB mike for the streamer in you

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.03.2024
If you are looking for a high-quality microphone that can deliver crystal-clear sound and stunning RGB lighting effects, you may want to check out the Razer Seiren V3 Chroma. This USB microphone offers a cardioid sound pick-up pattern and is designed for streamers and content...
AMD vs. INTEL in 2024: Which desktop CPUs are better?

AMD vs. INTEL in 2024: Which desktop CPUs are better?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.03.2024
If you are looking for a new desktop processor in 2024, you may wonder which brand is better: AMD or Intel? Is a Ryzen better than an Intel? Moreover, who wins in an AMD vs. Intel gaming competition? Both companies offer a wide range of...
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro review: Razer’s best gaming mouse yet?

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro review: Razer’s best gaming mouse yet?

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.03.2024
Razer’s Basilisk V3 Pro goes against the recent trend of lightweight gaming mice, offering an all-inclusive experience. With features like Qi wireless charging, RGB lighting, a 30K DPI sensor, and an impressively fast scrolling wheel, this mouse seems made for those who are seeking high-end...
What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.02.2024
Did you hear about the Device Manager? Do you know what it is and what it’s used for in Windows operating systems? With just a few clicks or taps, Device Manager lets you see and manage all the hardware installed on your Windows PC or...
11 reasons why Android phones suck

11 reasons why Android phones suck

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.02.2024
Android smartphones come in various shapes and sizes, with different hardware and connectivity options. But there’s one trait that many of them have in common: they suck. Don’t you often get the urge to say “this phone sucks” when looking at yours? I’m not just...