Gadget Inspector, At Your Service
Posted on Thursday, April 4 @ 18:16:24 PST by Gadget_Inspector
Greetings, fair citizens of GameRevolution! I am Gadget Inspector—not to be confused with Inspector Gadget. That hack has been ripping off my signature look for years! He’s got it all wrong, too. And seriously, have you seen my mustache? It’s glorious.
I am here to perform the difficult task of inspecting gadgets (and other goodies) loosely related to gaming… hence my name, duh! If you’d like to have your gadget featured here, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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But aside from the look, this speaker system has very clear sound and punchy bass, tested on everything from music to PC games. It’s a 2.1 surround sound set that compliments any PC gaming rig beastly enough to sit beside something called Predator. There are better sets out there, but for the price of $79.99, this one is a value buy. Too bad is suffers from a fatal design flaw.
The volume dial is located on the top of the downward-facing sub-woofer, forcing you to get on the floor or reach under a desk to access the controls. If you want it to be easy to reach, you could place it on your desk, but the bass will rattle the keys out of your keyboard. Why no remote? Or at least put the volume dials on one of the two speakers, leaving the dial for the bass itself on the sub-woofer since that’s something you’re less likely to change often. It kills the experience, making changing volume more of a hassle than it’s worth. Shame.
Gadget Inspector says: No-no. Function always beats form factor.
But its best selling point is its cylindrical design, making it easy to fit into a cup-holder in a car, by the pool, or at the movie theaters (you inconsiderate asshole). You can also daisy-chain more than one of these together for more sound and boom. But at $49.99 each, buying a better quality Bluetooth speaker is a better option than carrying around two or more of these.
Gadget Inspector says: So-so. Mid-level sound for a mid-level price, with a couple smart design features.
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