Finally! FINALLY! IT IS FINALLY MINE! BWAHAHA!
Okay, before we get to the review, let me tell you how I got it. So, for a couple weeks now, I've been checking out Datablitz and signing reservations in multiple branches. Thing is, the line for this thing is so looooooong. On a whim, I decided to Google iTech numbers just to ask if they had it in stock. Glorietta 3 had 1 left so I reserved it and got it immediately after work.
- Category: Geek Gear
- Created on Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:52
- Written by Ramil Ventus
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Gone are the days when people make use of plastic folders, photo albums, file drawers, and underneath the bed to stow important documents and family pictures. Nowadays your files are most probably being stored as bits of 1’s and 0’s and are securely backed up in stacks of DVDs and terabytes of hard drives.
But then there is the concern of backing up your current back up.
I got my favorite MP3 single backed up and zipped three times for good measure.
Fortunately, there are several free storage sites that offer up to 25 GB of free space. Besides backup, online storage are best used for sharing large files to several people, collaboration, as file host for blogs and websites, or if you just need instant access to your data anywhere. Below are famous data storage websites that I had the chance to use.
PC gamers get the best toys. Since most of the equipment isn't standardized in terms of quality and specifications, and peripherals come with different specializations, a PC gamer can actually give himself an edge by picking out the most awesome stuff. All that really limits a PC gamer would be his access to finite resources. Yes, the higher end gaming peripherals can cost an arm and a leg, and sometimes a testicle (the good one). It's good to know there are items out there that provide similar performance but at lower cost.
Enter the Mionix Naos 3200 high performance gaming mouse.
Selling at about P2,400-P2,600 only, this mouse gives you control and performance just a few hundred DPI levels shy of the really high end gaming mice. Here's a little video I put together showing the unboxing (or lack thereof), a quick overview of the software and some Modern Warfare 2 footage. I apologize for the crappy audio voice over recording. Next time, I promise to keep the mic farther away from my mouth.
Last week, Sony silently released their official simulated 7.1 headset for the PS3. It was met with great reviews on YouTube. A few days later, these cans made their way to Datablitz. Here's the catch - each branch only got 1 unit! I made my way to the closest Datablitz but I got there a few minutes too late as it was already reserved. They were accepting reservations but they weren't selling the units because they didn't a price in pesos yet.
In the US, they go for $99. At the time of writing, Datablitz has finally released their official price - P3,995! Holy balls that is a goddamn good price! You get P200 off when you pay in cash, so that's about P3,795! Those who were able to reserve are already able to pick up their official PS3 headphones. Yeah, it's only a little pricier than the bluetooth headset, which I bought but barely use. I guess I'll bring that thing to the office and use it to look like a doucher when I take my calls.
It comes with 1 week warranty for replacement, but that's about it. Unfortunately, as of now, Sept. 12, 2011, there are no reports of new stocks. They said they might have some more coming in soon! We'll post a review as soon as we get our grubby, greasy, cheeto-laced hands on it.
The guys over at Microsoft are not being quiet amidst the frenzy that is Modern Warfare 3. Their major announcement was the MW3 XBox 360 console! Okay, this isn't the first time they made a game-inspired console, but this time around, the console comes with special functions and extra hardware!
The bundle comes with two wireless controllers, 320 GB of hard drive space, a copy of MW3 and of course the unit itself, which was given a battle-worn design. Here's what's cool about this - when powering up or ejecting the disc, it plays MW3 sound effects. Pretty cool, yes? Unfortunately, when your unit finally goes 3RL, the MW3 XBox 360 explodes and engulfs you and your loved ones in an 80's action movie style fireball. In the distance, you'll hear someone calling you a noob. Keep out of reach of children.
The rig will cost you approximately $399.00. Dunno how much it'll go for in Php, but you can bet it'd be in the P18,000 - P20,000 range.