Tested: Is CLX Gaming’s pre-built PC worth the premium for a first-time gamer?

Pre-built gaming rigs have a bit of a bad rap from the community, but for a first-time gamer like myself, paying a premium to get a ready-to-go machine seemed like a compelling trade-off. But after going hands-on with the machine would I recommend the pre-built experience? That’s what our latest Tested with 9to5Toys seeks to answer.

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Nintendo Switch OLED review: Incremental updates make for a next-gen. experience

Nintendo finally launched the long-awaited Switch OLED, delivering the latest iteration of its hybrid console. Now after putting it to the test, we’re diving in to see if a more immersive screen and other improvements are actually worth the cash. Head below for all of our thoughts.

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Epos H6Pro review: Premium wired gaming headset with incredible detail [Video]

Following the release of the H3 and H3 Hybrid headsets, Epos is back with a more premium headset to replace the GSP 500/600 line. The new Epos H6Pro comes in open or closed acoustic flavors with a great assortment of colors, but it carries a hefty price of $180 for a wired headset. So what does it have to offer for that price? Be sure to hit the video to see all the details. 

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Tested: Nomad’s new Sport iPhone 13 MagSafe cases deliver eye-catching gloss finishes

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Normally Nomad is known for its leather cases, but the brand is looking to change that with its latest iPhone 13 case lineup. Debuting with a slick new appearance, the just-released Sport MagSafe cases deliver a candy coat finish in five fresh colors. Should Nomad just stuck to its basics or is its latest yet another hit? Dive into our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review for all of the details.

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Govee Starpal Pro Review: Portable RGBWW smart desk lamp [Video]

Adding to the extensive line of smart lighting and RGB products, the Govee Starpal Pro packs immense color customization with a built-in battery. This portable lamp features RGBWW lighting, smart controls like sleep times, and voice assistance control. With a 3350mAh battery, the Govee StarPal Pro desk lamp is ready to add some bright and colorful light in any location. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details.

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Tested: Is CASETiFY’s anti-microbial iPhone 13 MagSafe Impact Case worth the $70 price tag?

Today we are taking a hands-on look at the new CASETiFY iPhone 13 MagSafe Impact Case. The brand has always stood out for its wild, Instagram-ready designs, and this year’s collection is no different. The 2021 lineup features a number of recycled options as well as a stronger focus on environmentally-conscious designs with MagSafe compatibility entering the fray on just every model available. Today’s we are diving in with a review of the CASETiFY iPhone 13 MagSafe Impact Case in the latest entry to the Tested with 9to5Toys series. 

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Amazfit T-Rex Pro review: Rugged design ready to track any adventure [video]

When it comes to rigorous outdoor activity, if you’re going to be wearing a watch, you want one that can take the abuse of harsh conditions. That’s what Amazfit has aimed to provide with the T-Rex Pro. A tough watch ready for any adventure, the Amazfit T-Rex Pro has 15 military certifications for durability and features GPS with all of the necessary sensors to track your activities. Be sure to check out all of the details below. 

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Tested: Hands-on with CYRILL’s $19 MagSafe vegan leather iPhone 13 case

Today we are getting hands-on with the CYRILL Brick vegan leather iPhone 13 case. CYRILL – a Spigen sister brand – launched its new iPhone 13 cases lineup just after Apple announced its latest handsets with a series of MagSafe-ready options as well as its Cecile flower designs and its Classic Charm crossbody option. But for today, we are diving in with the CYRILL Brick vegan leather iPhone 13 case in the latest entry to the Tested with 9to5Toys series. 

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SteelSeries Prime Mini Wireless Review: Is it better than the bigger brother? [Video]

Earlier this year SteelSeries released their new competition-focused Prime lineup of peripherals, and now we’re seeing the next additions in the form of the Prime Mini and Prime Mini Wireless mice. I ended up using the Prime Wireless as my main after reviewing that mouse, so needless to say I was pretty excited to check out the Prime Mini Wireless. Would it become my new main? Be sure to hit the video below to see all the details. 

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Review: Nanoleaf Lines deliver a unique new modular HomeKit lighting experience

Today, Nanoleaf is expanding its collection of the smart home wall accent lighting with its most unique addition to the lineup yet. Sporting much of the same modularity we’ve come to expect from the brand, its new lights deliver a slash of multicolor lighting to your wall with HomeKit support in tow. Head below for a hands-on look at the new Nanoleaf Lines and all of the details.

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Tested: Spigen’s iPhone 13 Ultra Hybrid Mag is one of the best clear cases yet, now at $19

Today, we are diving in headfirst with a hands-on look at the new Spigen iPhone 13 Ultra Hybrid Mag case. This case joins the rest of the wide-ranging Spigen iPhone 13 lineup, including its MagSafe-ready Armor Case with Air Cushion we reviewed previously, as the brand’s clear, magnetic offering boasting that all too familiar MagSafe logo on the back. While we have seen our fair share of similar-looking cases from other brands, it’s time to see how Spigen’s clear iPhone 13 Ultra Hybrid Mag case stacks up in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Abode Cam 2 review: How does it compare to Wyze Cam v3? [Video]

As technology gets more powerful and affordable, we’re seeing some great ways to get into home surveillance without spending a fortune. We’ve checked out plenty of Wyze’s products in the past, but today we have the Abode Cam 2. Coming in at $35, it can stand alone or be combined with other Abode products for a complete home surveillance system. So let’s dive in and take a look at the Abode Cam 2. 

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Tested: Is Coach’s luxurious pebbled leather iPhone 13 Wrap Case worth the price tag?

Today we are taking a hands-on look at the new Coach iPhone 13 Leather Slim Wrap Case. The Coach iPhone 13 case lineup was one of the first out of the gate this year alongside the Incipio models, and it’s time to take a closer look at the fashion brand’s latest covers for Apple’s new handsets. Head below for a closer look at our Coach iPhone 13 Leather Slim Wrap Case review in the latest entry to the Tested with 9to5Toys series. 

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Hands-on: Tile refreshes lineup of item finders with sleek designs, improved range, more

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Today, Tile is expanding its collection of popular trackers with a new series of releases. Meant to consolidate the lineup, the four new offerings arrive with more variety than the competition, alongside refreshed designs, improved range, and with some new tricks up their sleeves. Head below for all of the details on the new Tile item finder lineup and some hands-on thoughts.

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Tested: iOttie’s new Velox MagSafe Air Vent Mount delivers a premium in-car upgrade

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Despite being one of the more popular brands in the iPhone car mount game, iOttie was still one of the last brands to get in on the MagSafe action. So when it unveiled the new collection of Velox accessories, I was excited to see if the delay was worth the wait. Our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review goes hands-on with the new Velox MagSafe Car Mount to see just what iOttie has delivered after all this time.

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Tested: Incipio’s Slim iPhone 13 clear case protects against 14-foot drops and bacteria build-up

The new Incipio lineup of covers for Apple’s latest handsets has been one of the most popular among 9to5 readers this year, and it’s time to take a closer look at the Incipio Slim iPhone 13 case. The Slim provides a translucent design to show off your new iPhone 13’s colorway while maintaining a robust design to protect against up to 14-foot impacts and more. Head below for a closer look at our Incipio Slim iPhone 13 case review in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys entry. 

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Review: Walabot 2 puts traditional stud finders in the rearview

Stud finders have been around for years. Some people use magnets to find screws, others put holes in walls until they hit a stud, and there are even those who knock on the wall and claim to hear when they hit a stud (sure, like that’s possible…) There are also traditional stud finders that beep and light up when it finds a piece of wood…or pipe. Well, the latest Walabot 2 DIY in-wall imager allows you to not just find studs, but also pipes and wires to help ensure that you hit the stud exactly in the middle and not on an edge. Not only does Walabot do this, but since it differentiates between studs, wires, and pipes, you won’t have to worry about drilling into a drain stack ever again. Sound interesting? Keep reading for more details in our hands-on review of the Walabot 2 DIY in-wall imager.

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Hands-on: WD Black SN750 SE Battlefield 2042 edition + open beta first impressions [Video]

We’ve covered a few portable drives from WD_Black in the past, but today we have one of their NVMe drives. The WD Black SN750 SE Battlefield 2042 limited edition comes with the drive as well as a PC download code for the full game. And starting at $90 for the SSD and the game together, it’s a great way to get some fast storage as well as the latest title in the Battlefield franchise. Be sure to hit the video below to check out all of the details.

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Review: Anker’s new Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro arrives with personalized ANC in four fresh colors

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Today, Anker is expanding its lineup of popular Soundcore releases with a new pair of its flagship earbuds. Arriving with personalized active noise cancellation, the new Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro delivers up to 32 hours of battery life and four fresh, new colorways. Head below for all of the details and a hands-on look at the new releases.

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Hands-on with LEGO’s new 3,300-piece UCS Star Wars Republic Gunship

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After first being announced earlier this fall and subsequently selling out right at launch, we’re now going hands-on with the new LEGO UCS Republic Gunship. But is the 3,300-piece build actually worthy of the Ultimate Collector Series namesake, let alone its staggering $350 price tag? Head below for a deep dive on the newest addition to the LEGO Star Wars collection.

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Tested: Is OtterBox’s luxurious leather Strada iPhone 13 wallet case worth the price with no MagSafe?

We are now ready to weigh in on the latest OtterBox iPhone 13 wallet case known as the Strada Series. OtterBox is among the most popular third-party Apple gear accessory makers out there and well known for its particularly protective models. The Strada Series OtterBox iPhone 13 wallet case continues that trend, but instead wraps your device up in a premium leather folio-style cover that is about as stylish as it is protective for your precious new Apple handset. Head below for a closer look and our hands-on Strada Series OtterBox iPhone 13 wallet case review in the latest entry to the Tested with 9to5Toys series. 

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Review: Wyze Robot Vacuum uses LiDAR to make cleaning a chore of the past

Launched last year, the Wyze Robot Vacuum entered the market as one of the lowest-cost models that featured LiDAR mapping. Some thought it might be “too good to be true,” but after using one for the past few months, I can say that it’s actually a fantastic option for those wanting higher-end features without paying an astronomical price. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the features, setup, and function of the Wyze Robot Vacuum in our hands-on review.

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Sceptre Nebula 44-inch Monitor review: Ultra-wide gaming on a budget [Video]

There’s no denying the benefit of having an extra-wide monitor at your desktop for working from home, but the benefits exist in the gaming world as well. While not all games and resolutions benefit from a picture twice as wide as the standard 16:9 ratio, they can lend themselves to a more immersive experience. We got the opportunity to check out the Sceptre Nebula 44-inch monitor and see how it performs in both working and gaming environments. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Tested: A closer look at Spigen’s iPhone 13 MagSafe-ready Armor Case with Air Cushion

For the latest 9to5Toys Tested review we take a hands-on look at the new Spigen iPhone 13 Mag Armor Case. Spigen is among the best third-party brands out there with affordable options for Apple’s new handsets every year, and the 2021 lineup is no exception. Today we’re zeroing in on the brand’s magnetic Mag Armor Case, but you’ll likely have noticed its offerings featured in our “best of” roundup for years now, and rightfully so. Its cases are typically better quality than the price tags might suggest (especially with the far more affordable Amazon listings) and it’s now time to check out the 2021 Spigen iPhone 13 Mag Armor Case in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys review. Head below for a closer look. 

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Tested: Nomad’s iPhone 13 MagSafe cases continue to be the best leather covers around

Nomad’s new leather MagSafe cases dropped right after we saw the iPhone 13 hit the scene and are now shipping to those who have picked up Apple’s latest. If you’re still searching for that perfect everyday driver case, we’ve gone hands-on to see if Nomad’s new collection of iPhone 13 MagSafe cases continue to be the best leather option out there. Head below for all of the details in our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review.

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Tested: Hands-on with Spigen’s dual 40W ArcStation Pro USB-C wall charger

After recently taking a hands-on look at the MagSafe ArcField Wireless Charger, today we are diving in on the Spigen 40W Dual USB-C Wall Charger. Known as the ArcStation Pro 40W Wall Charger, this is Spigen’s tiny-GaN wall charger with up to 40W output, USB-C ports, and compatibility with 20W MagSafe gear. While expensive direct, pricing on Amazon is quite digestible considering the dual output here, and with iPhone 13 out in the wild now, we thought it was a fitting time to take a closer look. Head below for our Spigen 40W Dual USB-C Wall Charger review in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Tested: Is Speck’s new clear MagSafe Presidio iPhone 13 case worth the price tag?

Speck’s iPhone 13 case collection landed shortly after the new handsets were unveiled, and we are now ready to dish up some hands-on impressions of the new Speck iPhone 13 Presidio Perfect-Clear Case. Speck’s iPhone accessories have been a mainstay in our yearly roundups for years now, and it’s time to find out whether the new Presidio Perfect-Clear Case lives up to the brand’s reputation. Head below for our Speck iPhone 13 Presidio Perfect-Clear Case review in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Hands-on: SteelSeries Ghost limited-edition Apex 7 TKL and Aerox 3 Wireless shine bright [Video]

While RGB generally goes hand-in-hand with gaming peripherals, it can be a polarizing subject. If you’re a fan of adding some color to your setup, though, then the SteelSeries Ghost edition is probably going to tickle your fancy. With a clean design and bright RGB, the SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL and Aerox 3 Wireless Ghost Edition will light up any desktop. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details.

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Tested: Give back to charity with LifeProof’s recycled SEE MagSafe iPhone 13 cases

Now that its 2021 case collection has been unveiled, it’s time to take a hands-on look at the LifeProof SEE iPhone 13 case. Now complete with magnetic MagSafe charging capabilities, LifeProof’s SEE line features an environmentally conscious design with the brand’s usual attention to creating a safe and secure home for your precious Apple handset. Head below for our LifeProof SEE iPhone 13 case review in the latest edition of Tested with 9to5Toys. 

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Tested: Totallee clear iPhone 13 case offers logo-free and near-weightless minimalism at its best

Deliveries have been landing with 9to5 writers nonstop since the new Apple handsets were announced, and we are now ready to take a hands-on look at the new Totallee clear iPhone 13 case. After taking a closer peek at the brand’s popular minimalist lineup for iPhone 12, and coming away quite impressed, we are now ready to weigh in on the Totallee clear iPhone 13 case in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys review. 

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Review: Logitech refreshes popular peripheral lineup with new MX Keys Mini

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Today, Logitech is expanding its popular portfolio MX peripherials with its latest and most compact keyboard yet. The new MX Keys Mini delivers the brand’s most streamlined keyboard yet, complete with staples like FLOW multi-device connectivity, a backlight design, and a low-profile form-factor. Head below for all of the details and a closer look at the new Logitech MX Keys Mini.

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HyperX CloudX Stinger Core wireless review: keeping it simple and light [Video]

Expanding on their current lineup, the HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless takes a familiar design and cuts the cord with Xbox wireless for a simple headset. Featuring a lightweight design, flip to mute microphone, and easy-to-find controls, the HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless is a mouthful to say, but keeps things simple and sounds great. How does it stand out at the $100 price point? Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Tested: Hands-on with Spigen’s MagSafe ArcField Wireless Charger

Today we’re taking a quick hands-on look at the Spigen ArcField Magnetic Charger — the brand’s take on the puck-style magnetic wireless charger. Now regularly sitting in a much more affordable category than when it first launched, we recently had a chance to give one a go for a few weeks to see how it stacks up these days, just in time for the new iPhone 13. Compatible with all of Apple’s magnetic handsets, today’s Spigen ArcField Magnetic Wireless Charger review is the next entry in our Tested with 9to5Toys series.

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Tested: Anker’s PowerWave 2-in-1 MagSafe stand is an iPhone 13 must-have

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Anker’s collection of PowerWave accessories provide more affordable alternatives to Apple’s first-party chargers, and today we’re taking a look at one of its latest. Arriving just in time to pair with new iPhone 13 handsets, our latest Tested with 9to5Toys dives in to look at the new PowerWave 2-in-1 MagSafe stand from Anker to see just how it delivers as a nightstand or desk upgrade.

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Comica VDLive10 mic kit review: Take live mobile video to the next level [Video]

When it comes to video, any professional will tell you that audio quality matters more than video quality. While there are plenty of great USB mics to use at a home studio, things get a little more tricky when you are on the go. Comica is aiming to make recording high-quality audio on the go easier with their VDLive10 kit. Featuring a lightning or USB-C equipped receiver and two transmitters with built-in mics all in an easy-to-use carrying case, the Comica VDLive10 kit seems to have everything needed to get good audio for a mobile live video, recording on location, or even video conferencing. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Review: Plugable launches its first Thunderbolt 4 hub with 60W charging and compact design

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Today, Plugable is launching its very first Thunderbolt 4 accessory, delivering a versatile desktop upgrade in the process. Delivering a flexible build with ultra-compact form factor, the new Plugable Thunderbolt 4 Hub also packs 60W charging output from its sleek metal design. Head below for a closer look at its feature set and some hands-on thoughts.

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Scuf Instinct Pro review: the premium custom wireless Xbox controller [video]

When it comes to custom console controllers, Scuf might be one of the best-known names, and their latest is the Instinct and Instinct Pro for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. The level of customization makes them unique, and the addition of pro features like mappable paddles and swappable thumbsticks makes them more useful as well, but it comes at a hefty price. We went hands-on with the new Scuf Instinct Pro wireless performance controller. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Bungie Rewards Hawkmoon Mini Replica Unboxing [Video]

While I don’t play Destiny 2 nearly as much as I played the prequel, the Destiny universe still holds a very special place in my heart. Last December, after getting back into Destiny 2, the opportunity arose to purchase the limited-edition Bungie Rewards Hawkmoon mini replica after completing the in-game requirements, and I jumped at the opportunity to place my order. It finally came in, and I captured the unboxing process, so be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details.

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Twelve South StayGo Mini review: A versatile USB-C hub with 4K HDMI for iPad and MacBook

The Twelve South StayGo mini was introduced at the tail end of last month as the brand’s lightest and most compact USB-C hub yet. As the name implies, this is the miniature version of its original StayGo hub, shrinking the overall footprint down significantly to leave users with a more succinct set of connectivity options on MacBook and iPad. Doubling as one of those tight-fit hubs that effectively snaps onto the side or bottom of your device via USB-C, it also comes with a “desk cable” for a more traditional USB hub experience. Head below for a closer look at our hands-on Twelve South StayGo mini review. 

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Review: LEGO extends Sailboat Adventure freebie promotion, but is the Ideas set worth it?

After first launching at the start of August as a gift with purchase, the recent LEGO Ideas Sailboat set promotion is now being extended through the end of the month. We’re now taking a hands-on look at the set to see what you’ll be getting, and whether it’s worth trying to pick up in the first place. Head below for a closer look at the LEGO set as well as all of the details on locking in the promotion.

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Review: GoPro HERO10 Black is finally here and packed with refinements

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Today, the new GoPro HERO10 Black is finally here. Having long been the gold standard of action cameras, the most recent model looks to iterate on its predecessors with an improved processor, 23MP sensor capable of recording 5.3K footage, a hydrophobic lens, and plenty of other enhancements. But do all of those features stack up to continue GoPro’s reign? Head below for all of the details in our hands-on review.

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1942 x Replicade Review: New Wave Toys’ latest 1/6 scale arcade cabinet [Video]

Back with their latest mini-arcade cabinet, the 1942 x RepliCade from New Wave Toys brings all of the attention to detail that we’ve seen on its previous cabinets to another classic title. In true New Wave Toys fashion, the Lowboy cabinet is impeccably designed in a 1/6th scale replica to capture the feel of the full-size cabinet. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Review: New customizable controller for Xbox [Video]

As Razer continues to expand its product line beyond just PC peripherals, they’re bolstering up the console offerings with the brand-new Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma. As the top-tier controller for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, this new controller takes technology from the Wolverine V2 that we reviewed last year and takes it to the next level with more multi-function buttons and, of course, Razer Chroma. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details of the new Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma. 

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Tested: Enbrighten Outdoor Alexa/Assistant Lights deliver multicolor lighting effects to your patio

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Fall has arrived, and if you’re looking to add some ambiance to the patio or outdoor space, these new Enbrighten Outdoor Smart Lights may very well be the perfect upgrade. Alongside Alexa and Assistant support, you’ll find multicolor illumination with various lighting effects and a weather-resistant design. But just how worthy of your smart home are they? That’s what our latest Tested with 9to5Toys looks to answer.

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SodaStream Terra review: At-home sparkling water gets even easier [Video]

As the popularity of bubbly drinks grows, so do the options for making your own at home. Sodastream has long been a household name for home-brewed fizzy drinks, and now they’re out with the latest iteration of their soda makers. The SodaStream Terra makes the process a little bit easier and comes in basic colors that fit in any kitchen while starting at $99.99. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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NZXT Capsule USB mic review: The easiest way to sound great on stream [Video]

Best known for their pre-built gaming PCs and cases, NZXT is stepping into the audio realm with their brand-new Capsule microphone. A USB mic with a sleek design, the NZXT Capsule was designed to be a plug-and-play streaming mic with a 25mm cardioid capsule tuned for speech. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details and hear a comparison with some other popular streaming mics. 

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Tested: Hisense HS218 Soundbar delivers a value-packed home theater upgrade

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Even with the picture quality of new TVs getting better and better, the internal speakers on even the latest releases are just no match for a dedicated system. I’ve recently been testing out the newer Hisense HS218 Soundbar, which arrives with an affordable price tag attached. But does it actually make a difference for movie night? That’s what our latest Tested with 9to5Toys looks to answer.

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Review: Anker debuts new 20W Nano Pro USB-C charger in four unique colors

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Today, Anker is expanding its stable of USB-C chargers with some of its more colorful and compact offerings yet. Delivering 20W of USB-C PD power in a compact design, the new Anker Nano Pro chargers arrive in four unique colors. Head below for all of the details on the new releases and a hands-on look at what to expect.

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