Dave and Dan @ Play Blackpool

Dave and Dan @ Play Blackpool

Sunday just gone, myself and Dan LV from @CCLComputers made the trek westwards towards Blackpool for the now annual Play Blackpool retro gaming event hosted by http://www.replayevents.com. The event itself is like a mini version of the more expansive and also annual Play Expo held in Manchester. Which you can read about my experience of last years ..

Plantronics RIG Headset Review

Plantronics RIG Headset Review

Plantronics are a notable name in audio devices since the companies foundation way back in 1961. In the early days it made headsets for airlines, nowadays, well they still make headsets for almost every purpose. Today I am taking a look at just one of these. The Plantronics RIG. The Plantronics RIG stereo headset and ..

Sapphire R9-285 ITX Compact OC Edition – Review

Sapphire R9-285 ITX Compact OC Edition – Review

Compact systems have become increasingly popular over recent years and case manufacturers have only been to happy to oblige users with strikingly designed enclosures to house the hardware. High performance graphics cards have often been a sticking point if you had wanted a truly small system.Nevertheless thanks to improvements in thermal efficiency and design, graphics card manufacturers have ..

CM STORM Octane Keyboard and Mouse Review

CM STORM Octane Keyboard and Mouse Review

Another day, another package from Cooler Master. This time a bit more gaming orientated which is always a plus. Today I am taking a look at a combo package of peripherals, specifically the CMSTORM Octane gaming keyboard and gaming mouse.   Specifications Model number SGB-3020-KKMF1 MS35 – Interface USB 2.0 DPI 500-3500 (4 levels) LED ..

Cooler Master Ergostand III (3) – Review

Cooler Master Ergostand III (3) – Review

Cooler Master have been kind enough to send me an Ergostand III to review. This being the latest addition to a line-up designed to help keep your laptop/tablet cool and as the name suggest ergonomically placed. All with a purpose to improve productivity and reduce unneeded strain.   Specifications Model R9-NBS-E32K-GP Color Black Materials Metal Mesh, Plastic Weight 1.21kg ..

Dave Goes to RCVGM2 “Video Game Boogaloo”

Dave Goes to RCVGM2 “Video Game Boogaloo”

Leeds played host to the Retro Collect Video Game Market today, an event now in its second year, and an event that had almost everything a retro gamer could want. I was able to attend this year so here’s a quick roundup of the event and what it was like. I was on my own ..

Chinese GoPro Clone The SJ4000 – Review

Chinese GoPro Clone The SJ4000 – Review

Since the dawn of the GoPro way back in 2004, there have always been contenders to the throne, though certainly more sparse back then. More recently the GoPro range of cameras has gone from strength to strength with the release of the HD Hero 4 and the new more budget friendly GoPro Hero One thing ..

Tt eSports Cronos Gaming Headset Review

Tt eSports Cronos Gaming Headset Review

Thermaltake were kind enough to add to my list of items to review. They have kindly provided a new headset for me to have a go with. Almost immediately after receiving it however I came down with the dreaded new year’s illness. Which has prevented me from doing really anything at all. But I got ..

Hyperkin Retron 5 – Review

Hyperkin Retron 5 – Review

It’s finally here, 14 months after my order. The almost vaporware Retron 5 has arrived meaning I can finally hark back to my youth, kick back and play some retro games. Of which I have built up a small collection in the many months since ordering. The Retron 5 is a console that despite its name ..

Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Review

Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Review

It’s been a busyish year for reviews here at DavePlays.co.uk, things hit the ground running in March of this year and today really sees the pinnacle of hardware that I have been provided with to review. I had not expected to receive a flagship card from ZOTAC in the mail, but couldn’t pass up the chance ..

Soundface Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Soundface Bluetooth Speaker – Review

SoundFace are a company you likely won’t have heard of. This is not a bad thing, as they have only really come into existence fairly recently. They have one product currently, a Bluetooth speaker, which is what I will be reviewing today. About SoundFace We first started working on SoundFace a long while ago. Call ..

ZOTAC ZBOX pico PI320 Review

ZOTAC ZBOX pico PI320 Review

A few months ago ZOTAC sent me a ZBOX EN760 Plus to review and recently they offered me a chance to review one at the opposite end of the spectrum. Part of the pico series, the ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 is a far cry from the EN760 which by specification looks like a complete monster. However ..