Friday, December 7, 2018

Nerf Deploy CS-6 Review (3/10)

Because they thought this was still a good idea.
School is starting wind down a bit so I'm going to try and ramp things back up around here. Not too long ago I reviewed the Expand-a-Blast, which I crowned the worst dart blaster I've ever tested in years bar none. I did praise it for having some slightly novel ideas, it's just that they were so badly executed that it pretty much ruined the whole blaster. Fast forward several years and apparently Nerf still thought the whole self-expanding blaster idea was still the coolest shit on the planet, and for whatever reason they decided to give it another shot. The product of this was the Deploy CS-6: a laughingstock in an era already defined by mediocrity.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dyson AM06 Desk Fan Review

Cools you off. Makes your wallet sweat.
To be totally honest, I have no idea what would drive someone to buy a $300 desk fan, especially when you can buy one in the range of $20 that gets the job done. Electric fans are just one of those things we don't give much though to anymore; the basic design of them hasn't really changed since the 20th-century primarily because they just work. The maniacs at Dyson however, felt some need to radically redesign the thing into another ludicrously expensive appliance. That being said, it is pretty cool. Literally.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hyperkin Duke Xbox One Controller Review

One big boi.
Xbox controllers have long held a reputation of being some of the best in terms of comfort and feel. The sleek yet slightly chunky shape feels great in the hands while the button and stick layout feels strangely natural. Nowadays you can get them in any combination of color you'd like, or a ludicrously expensive model you might not actually need, yet things weren't always this way. Back in 2001 when Microsoft was just dipping their toes into the console game, they released a controller so reviled that they replaced it less than a year after it released, and now it's back. This is the Duke, everybody's favorite terrible game controller.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K Review (10/10)

"Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
I think there has been several times where some company has come out with a blaster that basically sets the bar in terms of sheer insanity. Once it was the Punisher, then the Rhino-Fire, and even that managed to get one upped by the Colossal Blitz. At that point I was pretty certain, you can't really have any more blaster than this, and then Nerf showed up with the Rival Nemesis which might as well have been the atomic bomb in blaster form. Apparently they thought even that wasn't enough so they decided to... make a few improvements. The end result is the Prometheus MXVIII-20K and nothing, and I really mean nothing could have prepared me for just how amazing and overkill this hipfire cannon is.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Overhauled Nerf Air Tech 4000 Mod Guide

As I mentioned in my review, the Air Tech 4000 is a pretty average blaster for how large it is. It does however have a whole boatload of potential to be something amazing like it's smaller counterparts, the Air Tech 3000 and Air Tech 2000. Of course, being practically twice as large as an AT3k, it's going to require roughly twice the work. Basic premise of this mod is a full re-barrel with rear loading capability and a pump replacement. Time to get messy.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Nerf Air Tech 4000 Review (6/10)

Average has never been this weird.
This going be a first for me. For someone who's been in the Nerf game as long as I have, it's kind of odd that I've never owned one of the venerable Air Tech blasters. Renowned for their rock solid performance and extremely simple mod-ability, they are probably some of the finest blasters to ever grace this earth, or at least the Air Tech 2000 and 3000 were. Naturally, I didn't buy either of those two and had my eyes set on a bigger prize, the seemingly more badass Air Tech 4000 which unlike the other two blasters, never got a re-release because it was so surrounded in mediocrity. But is it really all that terrible?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) Review

Good just got a little better.
I've used an iPad Air for a couple of years during high school and have had a kind of love hate relationship with them. For the basic stuff, it's always been a very convenient way to get some work done and get distracted in the same time frame. However, I've often found attempting to do anything too elaborate with it was an exercise in head scratching and wanting to throw it out a window, my school's bloated restriction software didn't improve life either. So with that experience long behind me, I got a chance to play around with the new iPad to see how things have fared, for better or worse.