Saturday, February 13, 2016

Firewatch Wallpapers

Firewatch recently released and it is turning out to be a pretty sweet game. They released a couple of wallpapers along with the game, and they are beautiful. Check them out:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Logitech K830 Review

The Logitech K830 is one of the best "Living Room" keyboards on the market. A "Living Room" keyboard is a keyboard that is similar to a remote. It can't control TVs or anything aside from a computer, but it can do everything you need to do on a computer from the comfort of your couch. The K830 is unique for it's illumination feature.

Functionality: 10/10
The K830 is a really nice device. The wireless works up to a more than reasonable distance and the rechargeable batteries last for a really long time. I had been running mine for months before I needed to recharge it and that wasn't because the battery was dead; it was because it couldn't keep connected over the distance I was using it at. A quick recharge and all was well again.

User-Friendliness: 10/10
It is a keyboard, everything just makes sense. Function keys and media keys are all labeled in such a way that there is no question as to what their function is. Charging port is easily accessible. It doesn't need any software on the computer. Pretty darn easy.

Quality: 10/10
Logitech has always made nice products and the K830 is no exception. It is hefty but not too heavy and it is elegant but not intricate. I even took mine apart and the guts are pretty good quality as well. Certainly nothing to complain about.

Aesthetics: 9/10
The K830 looks pretty sexy. It is wireless, illuminated, and has the touchpad built in. I had to deduct a point for one reason though: the keyboard illumination doesn't stay on. This makes sense, after all, they don't want the battery constantly draining. But the lights will turn out after about 3 seconds when you're done using it. As soon as you touch it again, they come back. For most, this shouldn't be a huge deal but it may bother some.

Price Value: 5/10
The kicker: the K830 retails for about $120. While it is an extremely nice product, that is a lot of money for a keyboard. Especially when the next price in Logitech's lineup is $50 and the only loss of functionality is the illumination. If you can find a good sale, it would surely be worth it, but I feel that $120 is much too steep for most people.

Overall: 44/50
The Logitech K830 is one of the best Living Room Keyboards on the market. It boasts an incredibly long battery life and beautiful illumination, but it also boasts a ridiculous price. Like I said, if you can find it on sale, even for $80, I would say that the K830 is well worth it. If you're looking for an illuminated Living Room Keyboard, then nothing comes close.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Anime Inspectors - Anime Reviews

I've recently started another blog that is focused on anime - one of my newfound hobbies in the past few years. Anime is a lot of fun and totally different than the way that most people think it is. There is a pretty bad stigma against anime, which is sort of a bummer since it is such a cool medium.

Anyway, be sure to check out my new site: Anime Inspectors