TAP Wearable Keyboard

TAP Wearable Keyboard

First of all, this is an amazing little device. A device that took us by surprise. TAP Wearable Keyboard looks like something our of Minority Report and yet, is so useful! The TAP Wearable Keyboard from our tests had a very steep learning curve. However, we can see the potential for this device. It feels very natural to use and nothing alien at all. With a lot of patience and practice we can see the wearable keyboard taking off and in use across the world.

Features

However, it’s not just a keyboard it also has a mouse attached to it! Well, it’s your thumb. Which you use to scroll and navigate around your computer by rolling or gliding your thumb across the table, simply tap to click. Again, it will take some getting used to. Some patience and some practice. Yet, it did feel very very natural to us. We can see plenty of uses for the TAP Wearable Keyboard too, for example, the disabled. If they only have use of the hands the TAP Wearable Keyboard may be a lot easier and less painful for them to use than a keyboard and mouse. Or even those who are visually impaired and struggle with seeing keys on a keyboard and cannot touch type! The device is engineered from advanced, biocompatible materials which allow for the free movement and comfort whilst you tap and type.

Moreover, Tap is bluetooth enabled and can be used across a range of devices such as a computer, a laptop, a tablet and many smartphones that have bluetooth built into them. It comes in two sizes and has a micro-size battery which provides 8 hours of use. Recharge it simply by putting it away into the case and plugging in the case to a wall outlet using a USB plug and a Micro USB lead!

Future

Furthermore, what do we love the most about TAP Wearable Keyboard? The fact that you can use it anywhere and on any surface. Tapping becomes texting and swipes become cursor movements. This is revolutionary and we cannot wait to see what the future holds. We already use gestures like it’s second nature on our phones. So why not move to the desktop?

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5 Black Friday Memory / Storage DEALS!

Here at How To Kill An Hour, we understand how frustrating it can get when you run out of memory. You need all the data on the hard drive and there’s nothing you can delete. Or you are on set and you need all the rushes just in case you need them in the edit. Or your phone has run out of memory whilst on holiday and there is nothing you want to delete. It can get so frustrating! However, there are solutions! So, we have devised a list of 5 great memory products for you to get your teeth stuck into this Black Friday event on Amazon! (16-25th Nov)

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC Memory Card + SD Adapter

This little device may just be the best memory deal we have seen on Amazon over Black Friday. At just £8.79 you’ll be receiving a whopping 64gb of storage! You don’t have anything that uses MicroSD? Fear not! This particular product comes with an adapter allowing you to place the memory card into a plethora of other products that take the larger SD cards.

At 100mb/s you cannot go wrong and for £8.79, what are you waiting for? It holds up to 1200 photos, 160 albums and 320mins of Full HD video. This little device is a beast and is perfect for all the content creators and hobbyists alike. (Purchase here)

 

SanDisk Ultra 64GB Dual USB Flash Drive USB M3.0 up to 150 MB/s

This one is for all the Android owners out there. If your particular Android phone supports USB OTG:

USB On-The-Go (OTG) is a standardized specification for USB connections that allows a device to read data from a USB connection without requiring a PC. The device is basically becoming a “USB Host”, which isn’t an ability every gadget has. (makeuseof)

With this nifty little device you can back up your phones photos, videos and even contacts to it. It’s high speed usb 3.0 and can transfer data up to 150mb/s. SanDisk’s own Memory Zone app lets you easily manage your photos and videos. The mini USB end connects to your Android OTG phone/tablet and then once it has backed up on to the device you can connect the regular USB side to your computer and transfer all the data off of it! A perfect back up solution! (Purchase here: £10.78)

 

SanDisk Ultra SDHC Memory Card Up to 80 MB/s

This particular SD card is not as fast as the other ones we have listed here, however, it is the price that has drawn us to this. £5.99! SIX QUID basically. SIX QUID FOR 32GB of storage! Incredible value! That’s 53p per gig!

It may only transfer at speeds of 80mb/s but, that’s a small price to pay considering the amount of money that you’re spending on this memory card. What’s a few minutes more of your life when you’re getting this much incredible value for something that’s as big as 32gb! 160mins of HD Video (720p) and 80mins of FULL HD video (1080p)  – We dare you to find a better memory card for this low priced from a massive company like SanDisk. Incredible value!

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SanDisk SDCZ48-128G-U46 Ultra USB Flash Drive USB 3.0 Up to 100 MB/s

This product is designed to be carried around with you transferring data, more so than recording directly on to it with a camera. This is more for when you are going from home to the studio and you want to take your work with you but not the laptop. That’s always been a bit of a struggle with the large file sizes that everything is these days. Well with this 128gb giant of a USB Stick (the size of the memory, not the stick as it’s tiny!) you can carry so much more. Plus with SanDisks own SecureAccess software you can password protect and encrypt the data on it, so if you were to lose it you can be safe in the knowledge that the data is untouchable.  Plus with transfer speeds of 100mb/s all your files will take no time at all to be transferred from home to studio! (Purchase Here: £16.99)

SanDisk microSDXC UHS-I card for Nintendo Switch 64GB

So it’s Christmas Day and you’ve cracked open a Nintendo Switch and a gift card to download all the latest games, however, you’ve downloaded Zelda, Mario Kart, Mario Odyssey, Fifa 19 and you really want one more game to round off a great set of titles: Super Smash Bros! You’ve ran out of space, but there’s literally nothing you want to get rid of. You’ll have to go without. Not while How To Kill An Hour is here! Just extend the storage capacity!

With the Sandisk MicroSD built specifically for the Nintendo Switch! This bad boy gives you 64gb of storage, allowing for a ton more games to be installed on to your device. With a transfer rate of 100mbs a second you’ll be ready to play in no time and for £15.99 you cannot go wrong! (Purchase here)

Apple Holiday Showcase

We recently were invited to a super secret Apple Holiday Showcase Event where they showed off all of their latest gadgets and gizmo’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season! They showed off a lot of things from their latest keynotes amongst a bunch of other super cool 3rd party devices that are a lot of fun! Below are some of our favourites! Don’t forget to check out our gallery of the event at the bottom of the blog post!

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3rd Party Products

Sphero Mini

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The Sphero Mini is a smaller version of the ever popular Sphero. You can do almost everything that it’s bigger brother can do, but in a smaller form size! It’s about the same size as a table-tennis ball! Different to the other Sphero’s available, the Sphero Mini uses facial expresssions to play! Face Drive will track a users expressions such as smiles, frowns, head tilts and more to control Sphero Mini.

The Sphero Mini has three different driving modes within the app: Joystick, Tilt, Slingshot, or Face Drive.

There are also a range of games available to play with Sphero Mini too! Such as:

  1. Exile II: Use Mini as a controller to move and shoot spaceships.
  2. Lightspeed Drifter: Control a futuristic ship racing inside a tunnel with Mini.
  3. Round Trip: Rotate Mini to destroy a polygon of “bricks”.

 

As with all Sphero’s the Sphero Mini can also help users learn how to code! Using the Edu app you are able to program the Sphero Mini by drawing, dragging blocks or text coding. Sphero Mini comes in 5 colours: blue, green, pink, orange and white. All of which are interchangeable!

Specs:

  • 10M Range, connect via Bluetooth
  • Charge with the included micro USB
  • LED lights glow in any color
  • Gyroscope & Accelerometer
  • Charge an hour, play for 45 minutes
  • iOS 10+ & Android 5.0+ compatible
  • Height: 42mm / Width: 42mm / Weight 46g
  • Top speed 1m/s
  • Accessories – miniture bowling pins and cones – included

(Spher0) (Purchase £49.99)

Sphero BOLT

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The Sphero BOLT is the bigger brother of the Sphero Mini and it does back a punch! Producer Bill had a lot of fun trying to programme the Bolt to go around the table at the Apple Holiday Showcase Event!

It’s designed for children trying to encourage them how to code. However, we feel as though this can be for any age who are into learning how to code! The Bolt uses advanced sensors to track speed, acceleration, direction and drive Bolt without having to aim the robot thanks to the compass! It also uses infared technology to communicate with other BOLTs.  The shell itself is bluetooth enabled allowing it to communicate with the app and other BOLT’s

You can use the Sphero Edu app from a desktop or mobile device to create custom activities or even download some of the aweseome community created programmes to play with. Learning to code can be as simple as drawing on the screen, use Scratch blocks or if you are advanced coder write your own Javascript text!

Specs:

  • Live Sensors
  • 2Hr Playtime
  • Auto Aiming
  • Inductive Charge
  • Durable Shell
  • Bluetooth Enabled

(Spher0) (Purchase £149.99)

 

Play Interactive Gameball

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This was a lot of fun whilst at the Apple Holiday Showcase event! It’s a simple ball game but has a lot of intelligent tech inside of it!

You can play with an iOS device for on the move fun or via the Apple Tv. The free Gameball app (iOS) comes already loaded with a ton of single and multiplayer games. They’re simple but so much fun! Such as hot potato or who can make the ball spin the most in an allotted time!

The games are focused on improving a players hand eye co-ordination, agility and creative thinking. Such as the single player game called “Impossible” this is a platformer designed to start off easy and get harder as the game progresses. Users will have to think outside the box to think about ever increasing heights, RPMs and airtime challenges.

Whilst Multiplayer games such as Mulitplayer Showdown is a simple racing game. While Party Time is based around silly challenges which will bring family and friends laughing for hours! Other games such as Skyscraper and Sport Labs tap into STEM and the competitive nature of users. As precise airtime, height, speed and catch force is recorded to help a user better understand the physics behind sport.

 

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DJI Tello Edu

This drone from DJI is designed for the first time Drone flyers or children who are looking into drones as a hobby.

Apple

Again, like many of the devices we have featured here, the Tello Edu drone is designed to help younger people get into coding. It’s the ideal for anyone engaged in STEAM-based learning. The drone flys incredibly well and has DJI’s cutting edge flight technology like many of it’s bigger drones. Allowing for precise and stable flying.

The drone is super light and very strong, making it great to learn how to fly drones inside as it’s less susceptible to breakages and/or injuries. Plus, for all the young filmakers out there the drone has an incredible 720p video recoring camera on it and can take pictures with it’s 5MP Camera!

The Tello Edu App in conjunction with Swift Playgrounds will help users code the drone. It’s made it easier for children and novice coders with the introduction of colourful interface, helping users easily navigate themselves around the app. Therefore allowing users to have complete control of their drone whilst completing simple manoeuvres

Features:

  • Enhance your flight with DJI’s flight control technology
  • Learn coding with Swift, Scratch or Python
  • Program a swarm of drones
  • Mission Pads offer multiple fun uses
  • Unlock more programming possibilities with the upgraded SDK 2.0
  • Control Tello Edu with the app on your iPhone or iPad
  • 5MP photos and 720p video with Electronic Image Stabilisation
  • Precise hovering
  • Multiple flight modes
  • Safe and easy to use

(Apple/Purchase £139.95)

Apple Products

iPhone Xr

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iPhone Xr was really impressive! We loved the form factor and the fact that it can do almost as much as the more powerful size iPhones The lower end of the Apple iPhone lineup but still as incredibly powered as it’s more flagship devices. The iPhone Xr is all screen, glass, allowing for wireless charging and aluminium design. With an LCD screen that’s the mosr advanced LCD in a smartphone, Liquid Retina, standing a 6.1 inches. iPhone Xr features Face ID, True Depth camera system, the same camera system as the iPhone Xs which creates dynamic portraits in a single camera lens. The iPhone Xr is also IP67 rated, protecting it from every day splashes. (Read More)

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iPad Pro

The iPad Pro was very impressive, we love how sharp and clean it looks! The design is definitely one of the best designs that we have seen here at How To Kill An Hour.  Using it in person the device is super quick and can undertake tasks quicker than a regular laptop can. Even dual loading two different apps at one time. We can definitely see this replacing some laptops for some of our readers out there. This device is definitely one to keep an eye on!

The iPad Pro has seen an incredible upgrade, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The display has been transformed into a beautiful edge to edge Liquid Retina display. It now includes Face ID, USB C and out performs many PC laptops. Furthermore there are updates to Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio. The second generation Apple Pencil now connects to the iPad Pro magnetically, wirelessly charging at the same time. The Smart Keyboard Folio has a brand new design that’s adjustable for added versatility. (Read More) (Purchase 11″ £769 / 12.9″ £969)

Macbook Air

Apple announced a brand new version of the Macbook Air recently to replace the current Macbook Air. This new Macbook Air features slimmer bezels on a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID and the latest processors. Making the worlds most loved notebook, the Macbook Air, even better! Seeing it in person is really really impressive. Again, this little Macbook is crazy quick and is perfect for all the bloggers and students out there!

The keyboard has been improved to share the same quality keyboard than that of Macbook and Macbook Pro. But it’s in it’s 3rd generation, with a slight improvement on the ones in the Macbook and Macbook Pro’s. Furthermore the Macbook Air’s trackpad has also been improved. Pressure sensing capabilities and haptic feedback on a 20% larger trackpad offering a quieter and more capable trackpad experience.

Audio experience on the new Macbook Air has also been improved seeing a 25% loudness imcrease and 2x more bass than the previous generation. The Macbook Air also comes with 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Allowing connections to external storage, docks for additional ports and 4K and 5K displays. (Read More)

Mac Mini

Mac Mini has had a upgrade in performance. The device now comes with quad and 6-core processors, up to 64gb memory and up to 2TB of all-flash storage. Therefore increasing the speed to up to 5 times faster performance than the previous generation. The quad-and 6-core 8th generation Intel Core processors with up to speeds of 4.6GHz and Intel UHD graphics is responsible for this massive increase in performance. As a result rivalling many larger, more powerful machines. Allowing users to perform tasks such as video editing, software development and photo editing at a much faster rate than previously.

This little powerhouse is not shy of ports either. It has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, each with double the performance of the previous Mac Mini. It can connect to high speed storage, 4K & 5K Thunderbolt displays and output video in three different formats. The Mac Mini also has a HDMI 2.0 port, 2 USB-A ports, an audio jack and 10gb Ethernet ports. (Read More)

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Homepod

The Homepod is very impressive as a singular device. However in a stereo pair the smart speaker is very very very VERY impressive. We were blown away how clear the audio was coming out of this little device. You can hear every little musical intrument and the bass is powerful but not overpowering. Even at a low volume, we could still hear the bass and the vocals. Nothing was lost. Nothing was taken away. At either end of the spectrum of volume.

AirPlay 2 alongside bring with it stereo play with 2x Homepods, it also brings multi room playing so if one Homepod is in the kitchen and one homepod is in the living room, you can simply ask Siri to play “Pop Music” in the Kitchen, whilst staying in the living room. Living Room’s music will be untouched. Seriously impressive.

Sound

All the speakers, tweakers and all music based tech from within Homepod is all Apple built and with this brings tremendous sounding music. The way that the speakers are formed and the brains from within the device, the A8 chip. Allow the speaker to adjust itself to wherever it is and from any room – even if it’s moved. No longer is sound directly forced in front of you. With the HomePod, the audio is all around you. You get the best experience, from anywhere in the room.

Consequently we are very impressed by this and cannot wait to continue learning more about this wonderful device. As audiophiles we are blown away by the craftsmanship and quality of this device.

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Ps4 Controller How To Kill An Hour

The PS4 Titles Every Gamer Should Have in Their Collection

Ps4 Controller How To Kill An Hour

Ps4 Controller How To Kill An Hour

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Anyone with a PS4 will know there are hundreds of games to choose from, and will sometimes have difficulty in picking the best ones for the type of game they like. There are incredible new games being released, and as a gamer, you could find there are plenty of the older you want to play that you have not yet got round to.

 

Racing Games

 

The PlayStation 4 has had many driving games in the past and still has quite a few currently available. You could try Tiny Trax, to race around a track or Redout: Lightspeed Edition if your fancy a race through space. Dirt $ is a really good rally racing game, and with F1 2017 you will be faced with all the challenges involved by the expert drivers in the real races.

 

In fact, if driving games are what you are after, there are more than enough to keep you occupied for a very long time.

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Action Games

 

Action games are the biggest sellers for all games consoles, including the PS4. This is because there is so many that can be said to be adventures, and some of them are exclusive to this console.

 

Street Fighter, Persona, The Last Guardian, Uncharted, Bloodborne, Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War are just a few of them, there are many more that you can only play on a PS4.

 

Call of Duty, Doom and Fallout are among the ones available in formats for other consoles, but that does not detract from what great games they are.

 

Fantasy Games

 

There is certainly no shortage of fantasy games for the PS4. Divinity, The Witcher, Nioh, Gravity Rush and Final fantasy are just a few of the most popular ones, but there are many more. If you want to get away from the real world for a while these games are a great way to do that. Forget the stresses of everyday life for a while and immerse yourself into one of the PS4 fantasy games.

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Battle Royale

 

Fortnite has taken the world by storm and there are not many people with a PS4 that are not playing Fortnite: Battle Royale. Easily the most popular of the current PlayStation games, you have to use your weapons and building skills against the other players. The last person standing is the winner, but even better than that is that the game is free.

 

Sports Games

 

No collection of games for a console would be complete without some sports games. Of course, it depends on what your favorite sport is as to the ones you would want to play. If you want to have a game of football there are the FIFA games, or you could get into a match with WWE. You can play tennis, basketball or any one of many other sports on a PS4.

 

The PS4 is one of the most popular games consoles and many households have one. Over the years since they were first introduced, they have kept pace with technology and any new innovations that have been developed.

 

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 are here and they’re better than ever! The Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 are designed for use with your Snapchat account, making it easier than ever to record your day out, sharing your day with friends and family. Savouring memories forever! What’s good about them? Well, for starters you don’t even need to have your phone with you to record snaps. As, the Spectacles themselves can hold up to 70 videos on a single charge!

Features

They’re super easy to use as well. Simply press the button on the top of the Spectacles to take a photo or video from your point of view. No need to grab your phone and select the app. Making things a lot easier and less streamlined. Making time enjoying your activity that much more precious as there’s no need to fumble with your phone! Furthermore the Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 records HD Video and Photo. Press the button for a 10-second video. Consequently, press it again to keep recording for a total of 30 seconds! To take a photo simply press and hold the button.

They’re water resistant as well! The Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 are designed to resist the water, so take them to the beach, a pool party and not worry about damaging them. They can even take photos UNDERWATER! You have an option to export in a multitude of ways too: White Background, Black Background, Square or Widescreen: (CLICK ON IMAGES TO GET A BETTER VIEW)

Sharing

You’re able to recharge your Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 within the hour too! Simply use the included charging cable and power up the Spectacles 2.0 (Originals only) anywhere in their included charging case. When you return to your phone, the Spectacles will sync wirelessly with Snapchat, then you’re able to easily export to share on another platform! The stories that you take on your Spectacles will automatically add to your story, they’ll capture photos in a special HD Circular format. Allowing you to relive the moments how your saw them!

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Hitman 2

Hitman 2

The first Hitman was released in 2016 and it was a stellar game and got great reviews from critics and gamers alike. Now, in 2018, Hitman 2 is released and is giving gamers a second helping of an incredible game. A sequel to the hugely popular Hitman series.

In Hitman 2 your task is to travel the globe and track targets across exotic sandbox locations. Travel across sunny streets to dark and dangerous rainforests. Nowhere is safe from you, the world’s most deadly assassin. As Agent 47 your task is to eliminate the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia. Upon learning your targets true identity and your own past, nothing is ever the same.

Features

Hitman 2 takes you across 6 brand new sandbox locations to plan out perfect assassinations. Environments are complex and provide you with endless opportunities to eliminate targets in the most creative of ways.

Utilise your environments to do this, helping you plan and execute the most perfect of assassinations. Using stealth and sabotage to your advantage. Creativity will become a deadly weapon of yours.

Hitman 2 is a brand new campaign with brand new missions, however the high-stakes Elusive Targets and even more free love content gives you hours of content to test your killer creativity.

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Christmas Gift Guide

12 Days of Christmas Gadgets Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! Here are some of the best pieces of tech that we think will be perfect as Christmas Gadget stocking fillers! Furthermore, once you’ve finished, let us know any that you think we missed!

Sky Soundbox

The Sky Soundbox is the piece of audio hardware to revolutionise your tv viewing experience! It’s the perfect piece of tech to compliment your Sky Q package.

Sky partnered with Devialet, who are one of the most innovative names in audio to bring you the Sky Soundbox. Combining the power of Sky Tv intelligence with Devialet’s incredible, groundbreaking acoustic technology. Together with Sky Q the Soundbox delivers crisp, crystal clear bespoke sound across all of the content you love. Sports, Music, Cinema, it can handle it and produce the very best audio experience to compliment the very best visual experience with Sky Q. (Read More) (Purchase)

Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar games always knock it out of the park when it comes to games, Grand Theft Auto is what they are most known for, however when Red Dead Redemption came out in 2010, it changed the game! Everyone has always wanted to be a cow-boy and Rockstar made everyone’s dream come true! Now, 8 years later, Rockstar are revisiting the Red Dead universe in Red Dead Redemption 2. With over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time next to Rockstar Games’ previously released title, Grand Theft Auto V, which achieved over $1 billion in retail sell-through in three daysNo one would be disappointed with this in their stocking! (Read More) (Purchase)

Marvel’s Spiderman

Marvel’s Spiderman, is an incredible game and one for the stocking this year. We loved it at E3 and we fell in love with it when we played it ourselves upon release. Definitely will not disappoint a PS4 owning loved one! Spiderman is an action and adventure open world game exclusive to PS4. The gameplay trailer that was shown off this year did not disappoint. It looks just like a movie and the devs over at Insomniac have done a wonderful job of seamlessly transitioning between gameplay and cutscenes. (Read More) (Purchase)

Strange Brigade

Another incredible game that would be perfect for stockings this year is Strange Brigade. This game is fun, fun, fuuuuun!! It’s very enjoyable by yourself defeating hordes of the undead. However, get a crew together and this levels of excitement and enjoyment go through the roof!

From the very start Strange Brigade is very charming with it’s friendly narrator (with his over the top British upper class dialect) and it’s 1930’s setting. The graphics draw you in to a world that is full of might magic and mystery. Yet at the same time having an underlying notion of danger when the undead appear. You know you’re in danger! Yet the locations are so pretty!

What makes Strange Brigade different to many other co-op games available today is that the levels and the game will change slightly depending on the numbers in your team. More enemies, lots of twists and turns with the levels and even the puzzles take it up a notch if you have a friend with you. (Read More) (Purchase)

Nintendo Labo

The Nintendo Labo is great for all the creatives in your life that love video games! The Labo is a cardboard video game! Sound crazy?! Well, it is designed to help you get creative with the Switch. Create all different kinds of gaming add ons with the variety kits that are available. Such as fishing kits, play piano or even the most impressive one that we have seen an AR Robot kit!

Nintendo are calling the cardboard kits, ‘Toy-Cons’ and are designed to be solely used with the Nintendo Switch. Just by following the onscreen instructions that are displayed on the Switches touchscreen.

The Toy-Cons are so versatile that you can either use the Toy-Cons independently of the screen itself and you watch what’s occuring on screen. I.e: Fishing. Where all the computing is done inside the joy-con controller, or by using the whole console itself to find new ways to play! An example of this would be the use of a motorbike, whereby the switch is placed in the center of the ‘Toy-Cons’ and ‘Joy-Cons’ are placed either side and the accelerometer acts as a steering mechanism.

The most impressive of the lot was the use of a HUGE contraption, with the Robot ‘Toy-Con’. This cardboard accessory is HUGE and is placed on a users back and utilises cables to detect a users movement. (Read More) (Purchase)

Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp

Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2

Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2

After all that gaming, you’re going to need a great piece of tech to talk to all those people online! The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp, is THE gaming headphones for you this Christmas. Are you ready to get an advantage over your gaming competitors? Turtle Beach have announced something that may just help you do that. The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + Super Amp gives users powerful amplified professional grade sound, unmatched comfort and app based controls to their audio.  The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 headset has top level audio and is driven by their own E-Sports tuned 50mm Nanoclear speakers. The microphone on the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 is highly sensitive and is noise cancelling for crystal clear communication. The SuperAmp adds a brand new way for players to control audio. The one dialled design brings powerful amplified Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound. It even adds DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound capabilities! (Read More) (Purchase)

Seagate Game Drive

Over Christmas you’re going to probably get a couple more games in your stockings! You’re going to need more storage space, as no one likes to delete stuff! We have the solution for you!

Well there’s a plethora of choices available for external hard drives and we’ve found an incredible one! The Seagate Game Drive for PS4, it comes with a whopping 4TB of storage which allows for 100games! Installation is pain free and super quick. Simply plug in the Seagate Game Drive directly into any USB port on the PS4 and boom, you’re good to go. The PS4 will recognise the drive and walk you through a simple set up. The Seagate Game Drive will be ready to have games installed on it within 3 minutes! (Read More) (Purchase)

DJI Mavic 2

The Mavic Pro 2 is an incredible piece of tech and is a perfect gift for the filmmakers in your life.  It even comes in two configurations! Firstly the Mavic 2 Pro: Made in Sweden, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality, and Swedish craftsmanship. Since 1941, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first moon landing.

Co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad after two years of tireless research, the Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera. The L1D-20c possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology,  helping users to capture gorgeous 20-megapixel aerial shots in stunning color detail.

Also the DJI Mavic 2 comes in a different configuration: The Mavic 2 Zoom. Powered by a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with up to 4x zoom, including a 2x optical zoom (24–48 mm), the Mavic 2 Zoom is all about dynamic perspectives. Capture everything from wide angle to mid-range shots for even more creative options. (Read More) (Purchase)

Mikme

The Mikme Microphone, is a perfect stocking filler for all the content creators and audio geeks out there! A supremely powerful microphone that  boasts studio quality sound. From experience, we can tell you first hand that this microphone, really does produce some amazing sound quality! Consequently, in a tiny package too, we were seriously impressed when we reviewed this awesome little device! It’s touted as the world’s first wireless mircrophone and audio recorder in one. Simply press the button and voila, you’re recording. While you’ll need a smartphone to connect it to, to monitor what you’re recording, but other than that, you’re set! However, that’s no stress either! Simply connect your headphones to the Mikme to the reverse of the device to listen to the crispy clear audio! (Read More) (Purchase)

Philips One Blade Body Edition

Philips OneBlade

Philips OneBlade

This piece of tech is perfect for all those wanting to look crisp and clean this holiday season. The Philips OneBlade does everything that the original OneBlade did previously. You can trim your beard with one of the three stubble comes, which come in a variety of lengths. There’s 1mm, 3mm and 5mm. However, the OneBlade now comes with a body comb, which is 3mm, which you can use in any direction.

As the OneBlade does not shave like a regular shaver, i.e. getting really close. You’re able to use this to your advantage and go against the grain and easily shave off any length of any hair from any part of your body! Remember to change the blade though! There’s one for the body and one for the face! (Read More) (Purchase)

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

We recently played this on How To Kill An Hour’s Twitch Stream and it was incredibly fun! It’s a pick up and play game that is perfect for the family and definitely makes use of the VR in a wonderful way. It’s perfect for all the family on Christmas Day and will keep everyone entertained for hours!

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission VR is an incredible virtual reality platformer that’s exclusively created for the Playstation VR. In the game you take control of a character called Astro, the captain of a spaceship traveling search for his lost crew.

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission VR takes gamers across 26 levels that take the platforming genre to brand new heights? Well, the game is across a 360 degree landscape. There are huge towering bosses but be careful as there are precise controls whilst you are Astro. Some of the levels are very challenging so make sure that you use all 360 degree’s of vision otherwise you’ll miss things! Therefore it is vital that you use your entire body to “look” around corners as there may be things that you miss. Consequently there may be paths that you are able to create for Astro to climb. (Read More) (Purchase) (Purchase Playstation VR)

 

Anvio VR

VR has been HUGE this year, so why not fill up the stockings of loved ones with tickets to Anvio VR in London!? Unlike a lot of VR games or events this is an experience in which you’re allowed to play! Hence why they’re describing it as a playground! What we mean by play is that you’re free to move around. As you’re not confined to a small play area. So you get to run around a HUGE room and experience, quite literally, a whole new world!

In the worlds that Anvio VR have created you can run, jump and even wave to your partners whilst in the game, all that and much much more! Their play area is also fully wirless so there’s no worry about running into a wall or falling over wires. Thus creating a much more realistic and immersive experience. Also, there’s guides in the room, who are there to help prevent you from crashing into any walls, if you do manage to find your way to a wall that is! (Read More) (Purchase)

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Episode 303 Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Episode 302 I AM ARTHUR MORGAN B***H (Red Dead Redemption 2)