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Chris cut his teeth on MMOs in the late 90s with text-based MUDs. He’s written about video games for many different sites but has made MMORPG his home since 2013. Today, he acts as Hardware and Technology Editor, lead tech reviewer, and continues to love and write about games every chance he gets. Follow him on Twitter: @GameByNight

September 2009
Last Active
April 2024
Melgeek Modern97 Review

Melgeek's has consistently delivered some of the best mechanical keyboards for gamers looking to blend aesthetics with great typing. The Modern97 is its most affordable wireless keyboard yet and doesn't leave performance on the table. Is it worth buying at $139? Find out in this review.

RODE PodMic USB Review

The original RODE PodMic was one of the best budget XLR mics for streamers, content creators, and average gamers. The PodMic USB takes additional gear out of the equation and adds a suite of vocal effects that make it even better -- but at $199. Find out if it's worth upgrading to in this review.

HIFIMAN Svanar Wireless Review: For Audiophiles

We loved the HIFIMAN Svanar in-ear monitors but what if you're ready to cut the cord? That's where the Svanar Wireless TWS earbuds come in. They're pretty distinctly for audiophiles, but if you don't mind paying extra for the privilege, they're a fun listen. Find out more in this review.

RODECaster Duo Review: The RODECaster Pro II Mini

The RODECaster Pro II is one of the best podcast and content creation audio solutions out there, but for the average streamer and home creator, you could be paying for inputs you don't need. The RODECaster Duo is the solution. Smaller, cheaper, but no less feature-rich and powerful, it's a tremendous option if you only need two mic inputs. Find out more in this review!

Thieaudio Monarch MKIII Review

The Thieaudio Monarch MKII has been regarded as one of the best earphones you can buy since its release in 2022 and its successor is finally upon us. The Thieaudio Monarch MKIII is a tremendous earphone but with a significantly different sound. Is the Monarch still king of the hill? Find out in this review.

ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Review

ASUS raised the bar with the Azoth and has done it again. The ROG Strix Scope II 96 is what gaming keyboards should aspire to be. Find out why in this review.

Lofree Flow (Tactile Version) and Lofree Touch PBT Wireless Mouse Review

The Lofree Flow is the best low profile mechanical keyboard you can buy today. Find out why in this review!

Fiio FX15 Review: Fiio Breaks New Ground

Fiio is officially entering the electrostatic market, debuting a new line of earphones with the impressive, but expensive, FX15. Find out if it does enough to stand out in this review!

Golden Ears: HIFIMAN Svanar In-Ear Monitors Review

In this edition of Golden Ears, our regular audio column, we're looking at the most expensive product we've ever laid hands on: the HIFIMAN Svanar. At $1,999, these are truly halo-tier IEMs but do they live up to the price?

Epomaker TH80-X Review

The Epomaker TH80-X offers enthusiast features and reliable wireless gaming on a budget. It looks a bit sci-fi but offers genuinely impressive performance for its affordable $99 price. Find out more in this review.

MyKeyClub MKC75 Review: Custom Keyboards Just Keep Getting Cheaper!

Custom keyboards are more affordable than ever and the MyKeyClub MKC75 is one of the most affordable entrypoints we've seen yet. Looking for a great set of keys that won't bank? The MKC75 is a budget custom keyboard worth considering!

Fiio FH11 IEM Review: Sound Quality on a Budget

Fiio just released an affordable new pair of earphones. The Fiio FH11 are only $40 and offer multiple drivers and surprisingly good sound quality on a budget. Find out if these are the best budget earbuds of 2023 in this review!

Golden Ears: HIFIMAN Arya Organic Review

Welcome back to Golden Ears, our regular PC audio review column! This week we're looking at the HIFIMAN Arya Organic and it's a doozy. Read on to find out just what $1,300 gets you in the world of high-end audio!

Just Cool Tech: TicWatch Pro 5 - Battery Life King

The Ticwatch Pro 5 has been a long time coming and has been worth the wait. With true multi-day battery life, health and location tracking, and reliable Android notification integration, it's a great, if a bit expensive, choice.

OBSBOT Tiny 2 Review - The Best 4K Webcam?

OBSBOT just released its gimbal-mounted Tiny 2 webcam. Featuring one of the biggest sensors available in a webcam, it offers a stunning 4K picture and AI-enhanced features. Is it one of the best 4K webcams available today. Find out if it's worth adding to your stream in this review!