HP OMEN 17 Review

Gaming laptops have become more and more popular these days, because they allow you to play games on the go. Some of the big names in gaming laptops that you’ve probably heard of are by Razer and Alienware (which is by Dell) but I bet you wouldn’t have guessed that HP is making gaming machines as well.

HP’s OMEN lineup is specifically tailored for gamers and I haven’t used a lot of gaming laptops but I’m liking where HP is going with the Omen 17 laptop I tested out.

I’ve been using the HP OMEN Laptop PC – 17-w018ca (W8X26UA) for a few weeks now and I wouldn’t call it the absolute best laptop out there but it is definitely great for gaming.

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Google Daydream View Review: A step into the future of VR

When Google first introduced their virtual reality platform back at Google I/O 2016, it showed that the company was serious about the new technology. The first headset that works with the Daydream VR platform is the Google Daydream View which isn’t like other headsets on the market.

Being different isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in the case of the Daydream View, it’s actually better that it’s different. I’ve been using the Daydream View for a few weeks and it’s easily one of the best phone-based VR systems I’ve used.

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Skagen Hagen Connected Smartwatch Review

Smartwatches haven’t been around for that long, most of the one you see on the market have touchscreen displays like on the Asus ZenWatch 3 or Apple Watch but some do not, such as Pebble’s lineup of smartwatches.

But Skagen (along with other brands in the Fossil group), a brand that focuses on Danish design is looking to change that with the introduction of something called a hybrid smartwatch. It combines the connectivity and notification alerts of a traditional touchscreen smartwatch with the stylings of a traditional watch.

I’ve been using the Skagen Hagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch for a few weeks now and I wouldn’t say the Skagen offers the best smartwatch experience but it’s definitely different and the most different from other traditional smartwatches.

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Asus Transformer 3 Pro Review: The best alternative to the Microsoft Surface

When Microsoft first introduced the Surface in 2012, it would introduce the world to the 2-in-1 hybrid computer, where the main computer is a tablet and is accompanied by the detachable keyboard.

But these types of devices didn’t become more mainstream until late 2013 when more came on to the market. All the computer OEMs have tried to emulate the success that Microsoft has seen with their Surface lineup and the Asus Transformer 3 Pro is the best alternative for those looking at the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

I’ve been using the Transformer 3 Pro for a few weeks now and it’s one of my favourite 2-1 Windows machines to use.

Normally in my product reviews, I would cover design & hardware, software and camera but for this Transformer 3 Pro review, I won’t be covering the camera as much because let’s face it, cameras on tablets aren’t as great as a smartphone camera or a dedicated camera like a DSLR.

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