Gamdias Hermes M3 RGB

It turns out, since my reunion with computers and gaming a few years ago with my first PC build in years, that I have become a bit of a snob when it comes to peripherals. Specifically the mice and keyboards that I use.

I used to be happy with the simple Logitech or Microsoft budget options. That was until I purchased a Cooler Master CM Storm TK+ with Cherry MX Brown switches. I found that keyboard to be the perfect mix of compact while still offering a numpad.

Well since then I have went through several keyboards including another TK+ with Cherry MX Blues, the very compact Drevo Gramr with Kaihl Browns, Turbot 87-Key with some kind of clone blue switch, Tesoro Tizona with Cherry MX Blacks, KBParadise V80 TKL with Cherry MX Blues and recently the Drevo Blademaster TK.

So that’s a lot of keyboards and I am convinced I have missed some. Regardless we are here today to talk about the Gamdias Hermes M3 RGB.

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Gaming Lounge 2018 Special

 

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1) Best Soundtrack of 2018

Dan – Red Dead Redemption 2
Jeff – Octopath Traveller

2) Best Graphics of 2018

Dan – Red Dead Redemption 2
Jeff – Forza Horizon 4

3) Best Deal of 2018

Dan – Frostpunk
Jeff – Sega Genesis Classics

4) Best Catch-up Game (2017 game you played in 2018)

Dan – Persona 5
Jeff – Cosmic Star Heroine

5) Best Recurring Game (Game you played in previous years you played the most of in 2018)

Dan – Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
Jeff – American Truck Simulator

6) Best Mobile Game of 2018

Dan – No Comment
Jeff – Pokemon GO, Marvel Strike Force

7) Best Indie Game of 2018

Dan – Celeste
Jeff – Icey

8) Best Multiplayer Game of 2018

Dan – Sea of Thieves
Jeff – World of Warships

9) Best Expansion of 2018

Dan – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
Jeff – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

10) Game of the Year 2018

Dan – God of War
Jeff – Octopath Traveller

11) Honourable Mention of 2018 (game that won nothing, but you still want to mention as great)

Dan – Spider-Man
Jeff – Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, Smash Bros Ultimate

12) Most Anticipated Game of 2019

Dan – The Outer Worlds
Jeff – Crackdown 3, Ace Combat 7, Shenmue 3

13) Cautiously Pessimistic game

Dan – Starfield
Jeff – Kingdom Hearts

14) Best gaming device of the year

Dan – Playstation 4
Jeff – Nintendo Switch

15) Worst console of the year

Dan – Xbox One X
Jeff – Playstation Classic

16) Most disappointing Game

Dan – Monster Hunter World
Jeff – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (technically a 2017 release)

17) Game most wanted to go on sale

Dan – Nier Automata
Jeff – Nier Automata

N88 IP68 Smart Watch (X9 PRO Smart Band)

I should mention that this post is not sponsored by Wish in any way. I just wanted to try the service out and see what I could get.

The N88 is one of a gazillion cheap Chinese smart devices on the market that can be easily bought on websites such as AliExpress and Wish (where I purchased mine).

My initial plan when I made my order on Wish was to see if I got anything I actually ordered and if they even worked at all. Well this story has turned into a full review of one of the three devices that arrived. Now the FCC ID on the back of this device calls it a X9-PRO smart band made by Shenzen Niyajia Technology Co. Ltd. Catchy right? Continue reading “N88 IP68 Smart Watch (X9 PRO Smart Band)”

Technobabble 043 – RANTZ

Newsly News

 

AMD vs Intel vs Nvidia

 

https://www.techpowerup.com/250214/msi-goofup-unlocks-overclocking-on-amd-athlon-200ge

https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/12/03/amd-processors-outsell-intel/

https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-is-readying-graphics-cards-to-take-on-nvidias-geforce-rtx-range

https://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/124724-intel-arctic-sound-gpu-event-expected-next-month/

https://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/NVIDIAs-new-T-Rex-hopefully-not-flaming-dinosaur

https://www.techpowerup.com/250191/nvidia-presents-the-titan-rtx-24gb-graphics-card-at-usd-2-499

 

Hardware and Software

 

https://www.pcper.com/news/Storage/We-are-SSDs-I-got-all-my-QVO-me

https://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Chrome-plated-Windows-Microsoft-making-magpie

https://www.thisisinsider.com/microsoft-edge-google-chromium-browser-2018-12

https://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Incoming-friendly-fire-Microsoft-launching-more-patches

 

Gaming

 

https://gamingbolt.com/switchs-second-year-has-been-a-reality-check-for-nintendo-as-per-analysts

https://www.techpowerup.com/250255/epic-games-store-to-launch-soon-developers-to-receive-88-of-revenue

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3326060/gaming/epic-games-store-steam-rival-valve.html

https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/12/04/battles-pvp-pokemon-go/

 

Rants

 

https://kotaku.com/bethesda-is-sending-out-replacements-for-fallout-76s-n-1830833935

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/players-find-secret-emulation-menu-hidden-in-playstation-classic/

https://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Incoming-friendly-fire-Microsoft-launching-more-patches

Music by Kevin Macleod from incompetech.com. Creative Commons.