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Kingston is a brand that is usually associated with products such as PC memory, SSD’s, and USB drives.  To celebrate 10 years of their HyperX range, they have teamed up with SteelSeries to release a limited edition HyperX version of the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Gaming Headset.  I was lucky enough to receive one of these headsets to review.

The box itself shows a clear view of the front of the metallic blue headset through the clear window.  It has both, the Kingston logo, as well as the SteelSeries logo.  You will also find a detailed list of just some of the headsets features, as well as the logos of the teams that are sponsored by SteelSeries and Kingston.  On one side of the box, you will see an image of one of the earcups, as well as an image of the retractable microphone.  You can see the same retractable microphone image on the other side of the box also.  On the back of the box you have a brief description of the collaboration between Kingston and SteelSeries, the specification list, as well as a few more images of the headset.  Lastly, on the top of the box, there is a HyperX 10 Years logo, and the game team logos again.

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On removing the headset from the box, the metallic blue colour scheme was the first thing that caught my eye.  Combining that with the Kingston HyperX branding that you will find in several locations on the headset, it all seems to work very well together.  The headset itself boasts a 1 meter, rubber coated cable that has two gold plated audio jacks on the end.  Also included is a 2 meter extension cable – also with gold plated audio jacks – that you connect the primary cable up to, to enable you to use the headset comfortably at your PC.  On the primary cable there is an inline audio control that can be used to control the volume of the headset, and can also be used to mute the microphone.  This inline control boasts the SteelSeries logo.

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The earcups themselves are 50mm driver units and are the nice metallic blue colour that was mentioned earlier and have a black mesh type design to the outside of the cup, complete with white HyperX branding.  The material used on the earcups themselves feels like a leather type material that is very soft and cushioned to touch.  On the inside of both cups, there is the white HyperX branding again.  On the bottom of the left earcup is where you will find the retractable microphone.  This is very well placed and pulls out without any exceeded force.  The microphone must be facing your mouth for you to be heard, which helps with background noise.  It is easily pushed back inside the headset again so that you can use the headset for music or movies without having the microphone being in the way.  The headband for the headset has two plastic coated metal rods that ensure stability of the headset.  The headband itself automatically adjusts to fit the head of the person who is wearing it by using elasticated metal cables instead of a manually adjustable mechanism.  The headband is a black leather type material with a soft underside and has the Kingston HyperX logo over the top.

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The headset itself is very easy on the eye.  The colour scheme works really well, and the headset is very comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time.  It feels very lightweight when you do have it on your head, and the option to have the microphone pushed back inside the headset when not in use is very welcomed.  The sound quality, no matter what you are doing, is pretty amazing.  You can hear every little sound when playing a game, and whether you are using the headset to watch tv or listen to music, you will not be disappointed.  When you put all of these points together with the price of around £69.00, depending on where you look, you really cannot go wrong with this headset!

As you may have noticed, I have a soft spot for cases for my iPhone. I am constantly changing them out and using different ones. So when the kind folk over at caseable agreed to let me review one of their iPhone 4 cases, I was over the moon.

After sitting and having a long and detailed look through their large range of iPhone 4 cases, I finally decided on the Bobafett Orange case. Once the order was placed, it was a case of waiting a few days for delivery.  If you would rather design your own case, there is also an easy to use ‘Create My Own’ section of the site.  You just select your device from their large range and go through the motions that way.

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caseable make all of their cases using durable, recycled materials – recycled plastic bottles when it comes to iPhone cases. They also use green neoprene for their laptop sleeves and the strong cardboard in their iPad and Kindle cases is also recycled.

When my case arrived, it was packaged nice and securely so that no damage occurred whilst in transit. First impressions were very high. The orange popped and is very eye catching and the Boba Fett design on the back is very well detailed, right down to the mustache and the ‘Mustache Wars’ text on the back in the Star Wars font.  The colour and details on the phone case are very vibrant and very nice to look at.

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You have spaces in all of the usual places – camera, mute switch and volume buttons, power button, earphone jack, and the bottom for the charger cable and speakers.  The gap where the mute and volume buttons are is actually fully accessible with nothing surrounding the buttons at all.  I found things easier when it came to removing the case as there was no fear of snapping the little piece of case that is usually there.  The case itself fits very nicely to the phone and is a snug fit to the edges with no raising around the phone.  It has a nice feel to it, as well as not adding extra weight to the phone as the case is very light.

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Overall, it is safe to say that I am very pleased with the case.  There is a very large range to choose from, and as mentioned above, you can create your own personalised case if none of the artist made cases catch you eye.

The ‘Bobafett Orange’ iPhone 4 case is available on the caseable website for £24.90GBP.

I also have been provided with a £5 discount code for you to use if you would like to either purchase one of the designs for yourself, or even create your own case from caseable.  Just enter ‘TootieTazzy’ at the checkout to receive the discount.

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Hey guys!

Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway.  I would also like to welcome all of my newest followers.

Now for the reason you are really here – the lucky winner of the Kingston Chinese Year of the Snake USB stick!  (Big thanks to Kingston Technology for supplying the USB stick for this giveaway!)

I went through all of the names who entered, took out the duplicate entries and put them all into Twitter Draw, clicked the Generate button and the winner came out as….

@ldcklf  .. Congrats!!  This USB stick is all yours!

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Please DM your address on Twitter and I will get it sent out ASAP.

Again, massive thanks to everyone who took part and retweeted – it is appreciated.  Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Hey guys.

I have yet another giveaway for you!

This giveaway will be for one of these awesome USB sticks from the kind folk over at Kingston Technology.

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These USB drives are to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake and not available to buy anywhere in the UK!

To be in with a chance of winning one of these snazzy looking sticks, you have to be following both myself @TootieTazzy and @kingstontech on Twitter (I will be checking :) ).  Just click the red names and it will take you to the correct Twitter profiles.  Once you are following us both, just tweet the following message:

I’m following @TootieTazzy and @kingstontech and want to win a Kingston Chinese Year of the Snake USB stick! #TTKUSB http://wp.me/p1s6Lk-aP

Because this giveaway is for such an awesome bit of kit, I will leave it open until next Wednesday (May 22nd) evening UK time and announce the winners either that night or some time on Thursday.

Good luck everyone!  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Hey guys!

Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway.  I would also like to welcome all of my newest followers.

Now for the reason you are really here – the lucky winner of the Kingston DataTraveler Guitar USB stick!  (Big thanks to Kingston Technology for supplying the USB stick for this giveaway!)

I went through all of the names who entered, took out the duplicate entries and put them all into Random.org, clicked the Generate button and the winner came out as….

@Dubble_JD_No7 .. Congrats!!  This USB stick is all yours!

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Please DM your address on Twitter and I will get it sent out ASAP.

Again, massive thanks to everyone who took part and retweeted – it is appreciated.  Also, stay tuned because I have another amazing giveaway coming up over the next few days!