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Seagate Momentus Laptop Thin 2.5in 500GB Benchmarks

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For when you need the storage or a cheap laptop drive replacement, a 7200RPM hard drive is for you.

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Mad Catz R.A.T.3 Mouse Review

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The Mad Catz R.A.T.3 is a cool mouse with promising features, but fails to deliver on what’s important. I didn’t want a mouse with a crazy number of buttons, it had to be big and have the basics for gaming. This mouse would have been great if it wasn’t for some serious flaws. I can’t recommend this product unless it’s your personal travel mouse.

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My Passport Ultra 1 TB USB 3.0 Review

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My Passport Ultra 1 TB USB 3.0 Secure Portable Drive with Auto Backup

The ultra portable 1 TB external hard drive from Western Digital (WD) is a nice average drive. Although this drive is a bit on the pricey side when compared to other drives; this drive includes a suite of software. Included is the WD backup and data encryption software for both Windows and Mac OS.

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VR with the Nexus 7

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Using the VR Shinecon headset, I managed to use my Nexus 7 second generation tablet (7 inch) for virtual reality (VR). The downsides are having to hold the tablet in place, the motion sensor may be influenced by the headset’s magnet, and the screen is a little bit too large for the headset. The upside is that I can quickly use the touch screen and place it back in place quickly.

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eBay: VR Shinecon Headset

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I wanted to try virtual reality (VR) to see if getting a Vive or Oculus Rift is a real thing worth getting. Seeing the diagrams of the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) headset, VR is basically a smart phone screen with a motion sensor and lenses. I can see how their can be so may headsets on the market thanks to Google Cardboard. I bought the “VR Shinecon” also know as the “BlitzWolf VR” for $25 CAD to be used with any smart phone I could find.

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Vive VR Pre Order Price Canada

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*Snapshot from www.htcvive.com

HTC’s Vive VR headset (Steam VR) is now available for pre order. The $799 USD headset is marked at $1149 Canadian with an estimated shipping cost of $65 CDN, making for a sub-total of $1214 CDN. Vive costs about $300 CDN more than the Oculus Rift. The primary cause for the markup is the inclusion of the wireless motion controllers, and the Vive’s advance motion tracking over the Oculus Rift.

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