Category: Reviews


Author:
Mike Adams
08/16/2012

Tech Support?

Time to exit, stage left…

I have had an incredible time writing these blogs over the last couple of years. While I have never actually managed to get a good schedule down for writing them on a consistent basis, I always enjoyed getting some time set aside to do so. So it is with a heavy heart that I inform the regular readers of the TechTalk blog that as of now, there will be no longer be any updates to it for the foreseeable future. We will leave the page up though, for anyone who still has lingering questions about any of the “How-To” articles we have written, or just want to watch one of our videos again. So thank you all very much for just reading my (and my colleagues’) articles, it has been a pleasure.

Logitech G330 Gaming Headset Review

Author:
Mike Adams
05/18/2011

TechHub employee Roy geeks out on the headset

TechHub employee Roy geeks out on the headset

Being able to communicate effectively with your team can mean the difference between life and death. This is true in life…and this is especially true in the online arena. Being able to tell someone to get out of the fire or telling the tank that you pulled aggro on the boss (which can happen occasionally as a hunter) can mean a success instead of a wipe. (In case you can’t tell, the game I am talking about is World of Warcraft.) In the old days, I would have had to type everything in “raid chat”, hoping that the person it was directed to would see it, and on top of that, it would take precious seconds to even type my message/warning in the first place. Well, I now live a world that includes Ventrilo and the Logitech G330 Gaming Headset. Check out my take on this headset after the break.

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Chill Pill Speaker Review

Author:
John Jaworski
12/16/2010

Big Sound, Tiny Package

Big Sound, Tiny Package

Recently our store acquired some new product, and one of those items was CP audio’s CHILL PILL. At first, this came across as another little gimmick item that would not live up to its reported abilities, but I could not have been more wrong.

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Apple iPad Review

Author:
Karessa Ramos
12/14/2010

Karessa with the hottest gadget of the holiday season...

Karessa with the hottest gadget of the holiday season...

This holiday season, one of the hottest holiday items on everybody’s wish list is the Apple iPad. The iPad is light and portable, making it perfect for carrying around to class or work. It is pretty fast, so moving from app to app really is all at the touch of your fingers. What many people struggle with when deciding on purchasing an iPad is the size that they should get. Continue reading

Author:
Mike Adams
08/13/2010

KB ClearSkin Keyboard Cover

KB ClearSkin Keyboard Cover

I used to think, “What on Earth is the point of a keyboard cover? All I have to do is not eat around my computer or spill anything on it, just be careful.” That was before I started working at the TechHub. With our service shop located in the TechHub, I have seen all kinds of accidents that have occurred to the keyboards of machines that have been brought in for service. I swear that I have even seen a couple of cats pulled out of the keyboards of some machines, and these machines looked pristine otherwise. Seeing these types of things has made me realize the merit of merit of having a keyboard cover. So how does the KB ClearSkin hold up?

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SkullCandy 50/50 Earbuds

Author:
Mike Adams
06/29/2010

SkullCandy 50/50 Earbuds

SkullCandy 50/50 Earbuds

The quality of the SkullCandy 50/50 earbuds can be summed up in three letters, w-o-w. These are an incredible set of earbuds especially considering the price (only $39.99 through the TechHub). Out of the headphones I have tested, Knights of Cydonia has never sounded as good as it did when I listened to it with these earbuds.

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SkullCandy Lowrider Headphones

Author:
Mike Adams
06/22/2010

SkullCandy Lowrider Headphones

SkullCandy Lowrider Headphones

While SkullCandy Ink’d are definitely a decent pair of earbuds, they are just that…earbuds. You have to place them in your ear canal, and no matter what you do, you always run the risk of them slipping out of your ears. This is a problem that really occurs when you are exercising or working outdoors. So when looking for a solution, look no further than the SkullCandy Lowrider.

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SkullCandy Ink’d

SkullCandy Ink’d Earbuds

Author:
Mike Adams
06/18/2010

SkullCandy Ink'd

SkullCandy Ink'd

The great SkullCandy vs Apple earbuds debate is one that will continue to rage on for a long time to come. If I were to throw my two cents out there, while Apple has a fine product, SkullCandy beats the Apple earbuds like a piñata. Sure, the included Apple headphones are indeed free, but there are several reasons you should spend a couple of extra bucks for the SkullCandy Ink’d ones.

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Skullcandy Titan Earbuds

Author:
John Jaworski
06/15/2010

Skullcandy Titans

Skullcandy Titans

I have been a proponent of Skullcandy equipment for a few years now. I  believe for the price and the great warranty (limited lifetime) they offer the best product for a reasonable price.

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A Week of SkullCandy!

Author:
Mike Adams
06/15/2010

One of the most popular blogs at the UC Davis Bookstore TechTalk site is our look at SkullCandy vs. Apple Earbuds. So this week, I decided that we should check out some SkullCandy headphones that are very popular at the Bookstore. Starting first, John is going to take a look at the SkullCandy Titans headphones and that review should be posted later today. After that, I will be looking at the Ink’d, Lowriders and 50/50 headphones later in the week. So stay tuned!