Gadget Inspector, Gene-Spliced Mice
Posted on Thursday, July 11 @ 13:30:00 PST by Gadget_Inspector
Gadget Inspector, at your service. Despite my advanced technological abilities, I've long admired the work of a certain rodent duo. Yes, even this team of mere Mus Musculus can excel at grand schemes when they put their Brain to it. To prove their mousey worth, I decided to put them to the test.
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Roccat Kone XTD Max Customization Gaming Mouse Review
We've reviewed Roccat's PC accessories before, but the Roccat Kone XTD provides the kind of options you need to take over the world, or at least digital domination. The Kone XTD offers up an 8200DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor to track every twitch with more accuracy than you might ever notice, plus 576KB of on-board memory for macros and settings. Roccat's hallmark Easy-Shift[+] tech extends the number of customizable buttons and shortcuts beyond necessity and into obsession. It's like these mice just can't give up this crazy dream.
Roccat Kone Pure Core Performance Gaming Mouse Review
The Kone Pure is a lot like a slightly dumber sidekick, except instead of missing the smarts, it's just doesn't look as good. Pure has the same 8200DPI, the same 576KB of memory, and the same beefy processor, but it lacks the flash and ceremony of a truly diabolical plan. It feels a lot like the Kone XTD, but there are no pretty lights!
MXL AC-404 ProCon USB Conferencing Microphone Review
Sometimes a diabolical plan to conquer Earth and enslave humanity requires a few conference calls. It's not like you can wake up, run on your wheel for a few minutes, and start overthrowing governments. Thankfully, the MXL AC-404 has been designed with flexibility in mind.
The AC-404 picks up sound really well, whether you're shouting form the far end of a conference table or packed into a hotel room at E3. It's open design picks up 180 degrees of sound and comes with everything you need to get set up and recording in seconds flat. If you're looking for a versatile solution that doesn't take a lab rat's oversized brain to operate, the AC-404 is an excellent solution.
Despite that, the quality can suffer from this flexibility and other microphones might perform better in controlled environments for audio recordings you plan to rig with a Let's Play video or over-the-net podcast. Do your research before buying so you know if the AC-404 will play well with what you're trying to do.
Gadget Inspector says: So-So. Poit!
That's it for this week's episode, folks. Stay tuned for more Gadget Inspector!
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