Monday, January 8, 2018

Microsoft Surface Book With Performance Base Review

All the power in the world.
After nearly four years of service, the time has finally come to retire my trusty Surface Pro 3. Scratched, dinged, and worn, that tablet has been hammered though some tough loads and unfortunately it's rampant near meltdown levels of heat and noise got to the point where I had to downclock the CPU to stop it from running the fans on full while browsing Wikipedia. I originally opted to replace it with a current generation Surface Pro since I still love how versatile the thing was but I decided instead that I wanted something with a little more of a conventional touch this time. So I picked up what Microsoft considers to be the end all, be all of conversion laptops, the Surface Book.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mattel Ultimator Review (7/10)

The 90s' hurt. Like really hurt.
Remember those blasters you lusted over as a kid  and then decades later you weep once you see their value on eBay? This is one of them, and it holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of Nerfers. We all love rocket launchers right? Big, impractical, yet utterly powerful and intimdating. Depending on the rules you play by, they can be a lethal addition to a loadout so why not take a look at the grandfather of foam rocket launchers? This is the Ultimator, you better run.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Apple iPhone X Review

Think different... because this is very different.
So here we are, ten years since Apple changed the entire mobile industry forever with a little thing called the iPhone. It's future incarnations have long been some of the most popular smartphones on the market and if anybody wanted to stay relevant in the industry, they had to beat Apple. Nowadays the iPhone has found itself in precarious position of being closely rivaled by a solid number of Android handsets and the actual device itself hasn't evolved a whole lot from the first iteration. Sure it's grown bigger and more powerful but it's still the familiar, one face buttoned phone we all remember. In a time where standing out has become more and more important, Apple probably realized that recycling the same basic iPhone design wasn't going to work in the long run, so they created the most drastic revision to the iPhone we've ever seen. This is the iPhone X; it's not pronounced "Ex", it's pronounced "Ten" because... oh who cares, let's check it out.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

Bigger is better.
I don't upgrade my phone every year, in fact I pretty much refuse to. Unless you're enrolled in some sort of phone plan in which you have the choice of upgrading every year, it's a colossal waste of money when your phone from a couple years ago is probably still good to go... that is if you didn't drunkenly attempt to flush it down the toilet after a night of live streaming too many tequila shots. I'm in the ballpark of trying to squeeze the most of my needs out of my old device until it becomes so shit that I can barely use it, and that's going to reflect in this review since this phone is my current upgrade. However this phone is also the forefront to an arguably difficult comeback after a disastrous launch just the other year so the stakes are high. Say hello to the Galaxy Note 8.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Nerf Modulus Regulator Review (8/10)

Rock n' roll at the flip of a switch.
Fall is here... well almost, it's still hot as hell outside but that means another thing; lots of new dart blasters. Nerf's Modulus line has honestly been pretty meh since it first started. The ECS-10 was no different than a Stryfe, the Recon MKII was pretty much inferior to the Retaliator in every way, and don't even let me get started on the Tri-Strike. So Modulus has some long needed redemption in order but how are they going to deliver it? With this: the Regulator, Nerf's first select fire blaster.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

SuperMAXX 4B (Modified Nerf SuperMAXX 5000)

Well, time for a blaster mod and it wasn't really anything I had planned, just plain bad luck brought me to this point. Anyways I mentioned in my SuperTech 9000 review that it had some airtank problems; the stopper would not line up because the plastic pin that keeps it centered broke. So I went on the hunt for a SuperMAXX 5000 since they shared the same internals. Luckily I found one and one bid snipe later it was mine. So after a quick sacrifice to save the ST9k from being a paperweight, I was left with an empty SM5k shell; absolutely useless, but I had an idea. I had an extra Spy Gear Signal Launcher and after digging up some ingenuity, I built this, and it's extra painful.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Larami SuperTech 9000 Review (7/10)

As rare as it gets.
There's always a rarest something for everything and for dart blasters, this rule stands true. While the rarest dart blaster to ever hit the market is debatable, it tends to fall to Larami who built an increasingly obscure lineup in the early 90's before they were bought by Hasbro. Several of those blasters are highly illusive to this day but they've surfaced a few times over the years. This just so happens to be one of them, the SuperTech 9000. One of of the rarest dart blasters ever built, and I'm now the proud owner of one. Let's take a look at the myth and the legend.