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TeckNet provide gamers with affordable, high quality gaming accessories.  Their gaming range covers every angle of peripherals that gamers could want and need to have a decent game session.  From that range, today I have the 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Gaming Headset.

My eye was instantly drawn to the packaging of the headset.  The striking red and black design on the box really does go very well with the headset colour scheme.  Also on the box, along with the image of the headset, is other information.  This includes the Multi-Function In-Line Controller, to the Ergonomic Leather Earpads.  On the side of the box is an image of the in-line control along with a list of features.  The rear of the box shows a list of product specifications.

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The headset itself is secured in a plastic inlay inside the box.  After removing it from the box, you are greeted with a view of the headset and the in-line controller.  The headset feels very sturdy and well made, as does the in-line control box.  The top of the headband is made from a rubber material and the padding on the inside of the headband is very soft and seems as if it will provide extreme comfort during use.  The rubber material that is used for the headband actually makes the headband extremely flexible which in my experience, is never a bad thing.  The earpads have a very soft padding that feels as if it will add to the comfort factor.  The outside of the earpads both sport the headset logo, as well as the SOMIC branding.  Also on each earpad is a total of 6 red lights – 3 on each side.  The rotating, noise cancelling mic is located on the left side of the headset and also feels very well made, as well as very durable.  Coming down from the left earpad is a red rubberised USB cable which houses the in-line controls, which consist of the volume controls, and two mute buttons – one for the headset, and one for the mic.  Lastly, there is the user manual, and software & driver CD.

When it comes to setting the headset up, it’s pretty straightforward.  I connected the headset up to my PC via the USB cable and installed the provided drivers and software, and was ready to go.

Firstly, I wanted to try out the mic using Mumble.  I was told that my voice was coming through loud and very clear.  In return, I could hear everybody else very clearly.  Next up, I entered a game of World of Tanks to see what the game sound quality was like.  I could instantly hear the difference in the game sound compared to my previous headset.  All sounds were coming through crisp and clear, with an ample amount of bass.  The bass was even more impressive when it came to hearing shots fired from other tanks in the game.  The in-line control box has LEDs that light up when the headset is plugged in, which I thought was a nice effect, especially when coupled with the lights on the earpads (6 on each ear).

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The bundled software gives you the ability to set up the virtual 7.1 surround sound effect by allowing you to reposition the virtual speakers so that the sound suits the action you are doing.  The software is very straightforward to use so should be able to be used by any and everyone.

This headset is not only decent for gaming.  I have used this headset for watching TV & movies, as well as listening to music.  The only slight issue I have come across is when I was watching TV using the headset.  I found the bass to be just a little bassy on select TV shows.  Aside from that, listening to music and watching movies, etc, using this headset is as much of a pleasure as it is using the headset for gaming.

Overall, I am VERY impressed with this headset, especially with the £19.99 GBP price tag.  I am not overly experienced when it comes to PC headsets, but when I compare the TeckNet 7.1 headset with the ones I have used and reviewed previously, I honestly think I would prefer to use this headset over others.  Obviously if you want to pay through the nose for a well known, branded headset, then the sound quality is more than likely going to improve, but personally, I have no issues using this £20 headset for an immersive and quality gaming session.

Having all the tools you need to gain an edge in games such as League of Legends is a must nowadays.  I have checked out the Razer Naga Hex LoL Collector’s Edition Mouse and now I will be checking out the Razer Goliathus Mouse Mat.

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First up is the packaging.  As with all Razer products, the box contains oodles of information regarding the mat.  From information regarding the anti-fraying stitched frame, to the circular hole on the side of the box for you to touch the mat through, everything you need to know can be found on the box.  The front of the box shows a League of Legends game image along with the Razer Goliathus branding, while the rear of the box gives us a list of specs and dimensions of the mat, available in a large range of languages.

Removing the mat from the box, I could instantly feel the high quality.  Unrolling the mat I was greeted with a nice, high resolution portrait related to League of Legends.  The mat is very well made and as mentioned on the box itself, the stitched edge is obviously something that is not going to come apart any time soon, enabling you to use the mat as much as you like whilst not having to worry about the edges starting to fray.  The The rubber on the bottom of the mat offers a high level of grip that prevents it from moving around during the intense and fast paced moments whilst gaming.  The mat is big enough to give you a large area to move the mouse about without getting to the edge at the most awkward of times and the mouse coming off, meaning that you have to move it back again, taking your concentration away from the game you are playing.

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Now while this mat is very nice to look at and also goes very well with the LoL Naga Hex mouse, I can’t help but feel that the mouse functions well enough on its own without the need to add the mat.  Saying this, it does provide a decent surface for you to use your mouse on, with its cloth weaving which provides unbridled speed and excellent gaming accuracy.  As usual, Razer have produced a very high quality product, and  I would prefer my set-up to be complete so I would definitely add the mat to my desk.  You can pick this mouse mat up for around £18.00 GBP on Amazon UK

When playing your favourite PC games, you want a mouse that is going to be able to function to the best of its ability.  The more buttons the better, and something that is going to be comfortable to use for extended periods of time.  Does the League of Legends Collector’s Edition of the Razer Naga Hex live up to these standards?

First things first – the packaging.  I have always been impressed with how detailed and eye catching the Razer packaging is and the packaging for this mouse is no different.  The front shows a detailed image of the mouse itself, as well some information including how the mouse has been optimised for MOBA/Action RPG games, and that Razer Synapse 2.0 is usable with this mouse.  The front of the box is held closed with a velcro fastening mechanism which, when opened, shows the Razer Naga Hex in all its glory.  The sides of the box show some more information relating to the mouse, and the back shows the mouse features, as well as listing them in several different languages.

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Once inside the box, the mouse is held inside plastic packaging which is very easy to remove.  Also included is a black Razer branded envelope that contains all of the relevant manuals and information, as well as a character class code for the League of  Legends game.  Removing the mouse was very easy to do and in no time it was out and ready to be used.  The mouse sports a nicely braided cable, a gold plated USB connector, and has 6 buttons on the left hand-side in a hexagonal layout, the mouse scroll wheel on top, two small buttons to the rear of the wheel and obviously, the two main mouse buttons, which are hyper-sensitive.  In the middle of the 6 button layout is a thumb rest so you have somewhere to place your thumb when not using these buttons – a very nice touch as it is also gripped to stop any sliding about.  You get two additional thumb rests in different sizes that you can change if you wish.  Something else that should be mentioned is the eye catching yellow lights that light up the buttons, scroll wheel, and the League of Legends logo on the part of the mouse that sits in your hand.  This looks very fresh in the dark, and you also have the option to disable any and all of the lights if you wish.

All buttons on the mouse, apart from Left Click, are programmable once Razer Synapse 2.0, which is a dream to use, has been downloaded from the Razer website and installed.  Any and all settings that you make to the mouse will be available on any computer that you download & install Synapse on, if you would like to use your mouse, thanks to Razer’s cloud based driver software.  An email and password is required when setting up for the first time, but this is a small step when you realise you do not have to programme your mouse whenever you move between PC’s, etc.

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The mouse itself really is beautiful to look at.  There are grooves and moulds in all the right places that add nothing but comfort to the overall use of mouse.  It is easy to sit here for hours using this mouse without getting hand cramp due to the well placed grooves for your hand and fingers.  The texture of the mouse also adds to this.  Your hand does not slide off of the mouse during use, due to the design of the mouse.  It is pretty easy for myself to use the 6 side buttons on the mouse, but my hands are pretty small.  I am not sure how someone with larger hands would get on using these buttons as it may result in the user having to move their hand to access the buttons – probably not the easiest thing to do whilst in the middle of a high paced game.  The same can be said for the two buttons found to the base of the scroll wheel – I cannot guess how a person with bigger hands than myself would get on using these in fast paced situations.  Again, I had no issues but I only have small hands.

I do have one slight annoyance with this mouse, although I am sure I would get used to it if I were to persevere.  Because I am not used to so many side buttons, I often find my thumb moving form the thumb rest and hitting the numbered buttons, unintentionally.  I am sure that people that are used to accessing so many buttons at once would not find this an issue, but I felt it should be at least mentioned.

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The Razer Naga Hex: League of Legends Collector’s Edition is a very nice mouse and does what you would expect of it.  The quality is high, something that everyone who has ever tried a Razer product, would come to expect.  You can pick this mouse up from Amazon UK at the price of around £78.00 GBP.  If I could afford it, I would be honoured to have this mouse present on my PC desk.

Perixx is a company that are best known for their mice and keyboard range.  They were kind enough to send me out one of their MX-3000 gaming mice for review.

The packaging design for the MX-3000 is actually very nice.  With the flaming image surrounding the mouse, it stands out really well.  The image of the mouse shows you what to expect, and as with other products, you have the Perixx branding and the name of the mouse.  Also along the bottom you have the ‘Made in Germany’ logo.  The front of the box opens up to reveal the mouse itself so that you can see what you are getting before you buy.  This flap is secured in place by a magnet and is very easy to open and close.  On the rear of the box you will find a list of features, provided in several languages.  The sides of the box also provide some information related to the mouse.

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After removing the mouse from the box, I found a cute little metal tin which sports the Perixx logo and web address on the top.  Inside the tin are 6 weight cartridges that you can insert into the base of the mouse to give it more weight if required.  Also included is a user manual, some replacement friction stickers for the bottom, software disc, and the mouse.

The mouse itself has a very nice design to it.  The 3D red colour scheme looks very nice and the black & silver colours match in with the red very well.  The cable on the mouse is braided and has a gold USB connector on the end.  There are 8 buttons on the mouse that range from the standard left and right click, to the DPI changer.  You can programme these buttons as you wish using the bundled software, once installed on your PC/laptop.

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The DPI settings are easily changeable and can be changed all the way from 500 to 8200.  The LED lights on the top of the mouse indicate which level DPI you are currently on, making it easier to select your preferred setting.  If you use your mouse for several gaming genres or even for general use, you can edit different profiles using the bundled software.  This way there will be something for each part of your computer use, and even something for the different people that my be using your mouse.  The LEDs on the mouse are nice and bright and are located in places on the mouse that just make them ‘POP’.  You can change the colour scheme on the mouse using the software included, so you can change things around to match your current setup if required – always a nice touch and something that I use often, mostly because I like change.

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The mouse fits very nicely into the palm of my hand.  My hands are not huge by any means, and it is nice to find a mouse every now and then that actually fits without having to stretch out my fingers to reach the buttons.  The mouse glides nicely over the surface, whether it be just the top of the desk or a mouse mat.  I have used the mouse during fairly extended gaming sessions, as well as for everyday use and have only more minor gripe with the mouse.  The DPI buttons are not placed conveniently.  If you are mid game and decide that you want to either increase or decrease the DPI, the buttons are awkward to reach in a rush and take a little effort to press.  The DPI button placement is the only thing that I am not too keen on with this mouse though.

Overall, I am very impressed.  The mouse does what it is supposed to do and works amazingly well.  Having the option to customise the mouse colour wise is always welcomed by myself.  You can currently find this mouse on Amazon UK for the price of £24.99 GBP and it is well worth the money, in my opinion – even the DPI button placement would not put me off.

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System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
USB Port

The M268 Gaming Mouse is brought to you from the new range of gaming peripherals from TeckNet.  This review will focus on value for money, performance and style of the mouse.

Firstly, the packaging that the mouse arrived in shows and tells you everything that you need to know.  You are greeted with a perfect view of the mouse itself through a clear plastic window on the front of the box – prefect for viewing before you buy.  On the sides of the box you are shown the specs and system requirements for the mouse, as we as a list of design features for the mouse.  The vack of the box shows you a whole list of the mouse features, which range from an enhanced refresh rate, to a list of what each of the buttons do.

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Upon removing the mouse, I was instantly impressed with how lightweight the mouse is, especially compared to my previous mouse.  Weighing in at only 150g, it is easy to hold and maneuver around.  The mouse features a braided cable – around 2 meters in length – and a gold plated USB plug.  It also has two buttons on the left hand side of the mouse (forward and back), a DPI shift button, and the scroll wheel.  The mouse is also very sturdy and a nice weight.  It doesn’t feel overly heavy or light, and is a pleasure to use throughout both short and long PC sittings.

All of the buttons are accessible easily and can be used without having to overstretch your fingers to reach.  The mouse also fits very comfortably in my hand, and my hands aren’t overly big.  The DPI button does what it should, how it should.  Simply click the button to change between the presets of 1000DPI, 1600DPI, and 2000DPI.  As you change the DPI settings, the blue light on the mouse gets brighter – the brighter the light, the higher the DPI.  The mouse also glides nice and smoothly over both my desk surface, and the mouse mat surface, without any additional force required.

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With TeckNet now focusing on reasonably priced gaming mice, I think that following my experience with their products recently, they could definitely make an impact.  The M268 Gaming Mouse does what you would expect it to, without all of the fancy extras.  This is definitely a mouse that I would suggest to anyone, no matter what they use their PC for.

System Requirements:

Windows 98, 2000, XP, ME, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & MAC OS
USB Port

**Please note**

The scroll wheel only works under the operating systems listed.  If you use the mouse with a different OS, the mouse may either not work or lose its enhanced features and function as a standard six-button mouse only.