Hardware & Tech

APNX Creator C1 ChromaFlair Mid Tower Case Review
Hardware & Tech

APNX Creator C1 ChromaFlair Mid Tower Case Review

Have you ever fancied a PC case that oozes style as well as bountiful space to play in? Then it is time to check out the APNX Creator C1! The mid-tower size enclosure is available in a choice of either black, white or an interesting bluey-purple pearlescent finish marketed as ChromaFlair. APNX stands for Aerocool Performance Nexus by the way! Pc Builders....Assemble! I have been lucky to review PC cases over the last few years and the thing that I really love to see is innovations in design. Every case always brings to the table something clever that either makes the process of building a PC easier or adds a layer of engineering that allows you to build in more imaginable ways. The APNX Creator C1 is seemingly no stranger to this world, having been awarded the prestigious iF Design Aw...
Backforce V Plus- Chair Review
Hardware & Tech

Backforce V Plus- Chair Review

I recently got the opportunity to take a look at the Backforce V Plus! Toting a price point of €499, I put this chair to the test. How did it hold up? Is it worth the price of admission? Sitting At a Hefty Price. I entered this review a little nervous as my first chair critique. “how do I go about reviewing a chair?” I thought to myself. Thankfully, my worries were swiftly dispelled. The Backforce V Plus gave me plenty to think about due to the sheer amount of features and customizability offered. The Build Regrettably, initial impressions were less than stellar. Put simply, I’m an over-worrier. The Backforce V Plus did not come packaged with instructions, leaving this hapless reviewer staring bewilderingly at all these components. However, in hindsight, the Backforce V Plus proved...
Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth Speakers Review
Hardware & Tech

Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth Speakers Review

Recently through the doors of TC HQ, we received a pair of Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers. Adorned in retro brown wooden MDF cabinets, would these 66W RMS speakers produce a room-filling sound that would cope with playing games, listening to music and playing my guitar? Bass In The Place London It's time to open the box and see what fun Edifier has in store for us! Design In the box you receive; an active and passive speaker, a decent thick audio cable that has a plug at each end to connect the pair together, an RCA to RCA audio cable, a 3.5mm to RCA audio cable and a remote control. The speakers, which come in either walnut brown, black or silver, are of a decent weight, 6.6kg in total. They are approx. 155 x 250 x 212 mm and one of the design features is that the...
Thrustmaster ESWAP X2 Review
Hardware & Tech

Thrustmaster ESWAP X2 Review

Are you looking to level up your gaming? Want to get a customisable pro controller that can help improve your skills? Well with the Thrustmaster ESWAP X2, you might just become the next big thing! We were lucky to get hands-on with this controller and let me tell you, it's a game changer! Customise Your Way This latest controller from Thrustmaster has been my daily driver when it comes to PC controllers, and I cant wait to tell you about it... oh wait, I don't have to wait anymore! LETS GO! Design The design of the Thrustmaster ESWAP X2 is what set's it apart from other controllers out there. Long gone are the days of "I prefer the Xbox sticks layout" or "my thumbs done stretch up that far" With the ESWAP X2 you can move them however you want. Yes, that's right, its modular. I know you...
Edifier WH950NB Headphones Review
Hardware & Tech

Edifier WH950NB Headphones Review

Edifier has many headphones out on the market, and when we were asked to check out the WH950NB we couldn't resist. Retailing at anywhere around £150 these are towards the upper end of the pricing scale, but do they justify their price point? Let's find out Noise Cancellation For Any Situation If you enjoy this Edifier review, check out one of our others right here Design Edifier, in my opinion make some of the best looking headphones out there. With the WH950NB coming in either Black or Ivory, you won't be disappointed with your choice of colour. With a foldable design, the headphones have a premium feel to them, with soft touch finishing and the leather texture of the earcaps. All these factors give you the premium appearance that most people want from a set of headphones. It doesn...
Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review
Hardware & Tech

Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review

We love audio hardware here at TC, and when Edifier come calling and offering us a new piece of kit, we are the first to put our hands up! This was no different when they offered us the NeoBuds Pro 2! Delivered promptly and straight into my ears for a whole lineup of testing. So how did they stack up? Well read on to find out. NeoBuds Pro Just Got Better! Coming in at around £129.99. These are most likely classed as mid-priced earbuds, so let's see how featured pack they are? Design The Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 are beautiful! There I said it! In terms of looks, they are 10 out of 10 from me! Even the charge case is absolutely gorgeous! With its sleep LED strip with a customisable colour, glowing when it is charged or when the earbuds are in use. It is just a wonderful package to behold...
Edifier R1280DB Review
Hardware & Tech

Edifier R1280DB Review

If you are looking for upgrading your bookshelf speakers, you can't go wrong with the Edifier R1280DB. A great set of speakers to adorn your shelf, desk, bookcase, anything really. They look great wherever they are placed! So shall we check them out in a little bit of finer detail? Not Quite Elf On The Shelf As with every Edifier product, we absolutely love how they look and sound and I'll give you this for free, the R1280DB are no different! Design The Edifier R1280DB are a standard-looking set of bookshelf speakers. The 100% MDF wood enclosure minimises the acoustic resonance, allowing for a better sound. You can pop the front off, and it greets with two 4-inch mid-range / bass drivers that create incredibly deep and rich lows, along with a pair of 0.5-inch treble drivers giving t...
Kolink Regulator 1000W 80+ Gold PSU Review
Hardware & Tech

Kolink Regulator 1000W 80+ Gold PSU Review

Just before Christmas, I managed to luckily get my hands on one of the latest Kolink Regulator Gen5 ATX 3.0 Modular power supplies. Now while psu's are usually hidden away in the lower depths of your PC case, these unsung heroes are the whole reason you can not only work and game but also turn the PC on in the first place! I Have The Power! Read on as I not only installed the Psu once but twice, thanks to a certain Mrs Claus surprising me with a new Fractal Design case over the festive period. The Hardware The ATX 3.0 Kolink Regulator range includes for a 750W, 850W, 1000W and 1200W PSU, offering a great selection of variety depending on your PC build or plans for the future. Inside the box, I received the 140mm wide x 86mm high x 150mm deep Kolink Regulator 1000W 80+ Gold Gen5 ...
Nacon RIG 600 Pro Review
Hardware & Tech

Nacon RIG 600 Pro Review

You may or may not know that NACON is the parent of the RIG audio brand, which recently released its latest headset, the RIG 600 Pro. We absolutely love all things audio here at Thumb Culture so we were elated when NACON sent us the HX Variant to review. Which Variant Are You? Let's dive into the headset, go through some of the features and give you an idea of how it performs. Let's Go! Design The NACON RIG 600 Pro comes in 2 variants, the HX that we are reviewing here, and the HS. The X variant is designed for Xbox, and the S is designed with the PlayStation in mind. Don't fret, each variant also works with the Nintendo Switch, PC as well as mobile devices. A little hack here, but I did manage to get the X variant to work with the PS5 using the included USB C adapter. So if you hav...
iiyama G-Master GCB3480WQSU Monitor Review
Hardware & Tech

iiyama G-Master GCB3480WQSU Monitor Review

Over Christmas, I have had the pleasure of gaming using the iiyama Red Eagle range G-Master GCB3480WQSU 34" widescreen curved gaming monitor. Offering a 1440p 180Hz VA LED panel, it felt a lot different to my previous screens. With an RRP of around £380, would this newcomer provide a good enough experience for the money? What's Inside The Box? Inside the long and well-packaged box, you receive the 34" curved monitor screen, stand, power, USB, HDMI & DP cables as well as the quick start and safety guides. Mounting Options Similar to the last iiyama G-Master GCB3280QSU that I previously reviewed, the stand has a very simple click-and-screw design. There is nothing fiddly about putting the components together and you are left with a monitor screen that you can angle and maneuver u...