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Logitech G Pro X Superlight 16000 DPI Wireless HERO Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Our friends at Best Buy Canada and Logitech were kind and generous enough to provide us with a Logitech G Pro X Superlight 16000 DPI Wireless HERO Optical Gaming Mouse to both review and also one to give away!

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For the purposes of this review, I’ll be focusing on using this mouse for two major purposes. First, from a gaming perspective. As some of you know, I don’t play a lot of games with a keyboard and mouse, but luckily my kids sure do and my two boys have been using this mouse extensively over the holidays for a variety of games and have given me their opinions on it.  Secondly, I’ve been using the same mouse from an office perspective. As you know, speed of posting to social media is a very important aspect of what I do and I feel that I really have an understanding of what this mouse can do.

From a gaming perspective, my kids focussed heavily on two games; Roblox and Fortnite. They played on an Xbox Series X and an Xbox One S. Having never played with a higher end mouse, this was quite a game changer for both of my sons (one 15, the other 10).  The mouse is extremely light and easy to plug in and get going with. With Roblox, this made things very easy to control and, given the platforming nature of a lot of the games, helped out dramatically by cutting down the possibility for mistakes.

Fortnite is where this mouse really seems to shine though. Anyone who has played Fortnite competitively will note that speed and accuracy are very important elements for success.  This mouse allows for very rapid movements and, perhaps more importantly, extreme accuracy.  Definitely the children’s ability to build / maneuver / make crucial shots were accelerated greatly.  Again, this comes from using a much more simplistic mouse in the past, but the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 16000 DPI Wireless HERO Optical Gaming Mouse made a tremendous difference for the kids.  It took me a while to wrangle it back out of their hands.

Now, as for office use, typically I use an Apple Magic Mouse so this was a quite a bit different for me.  Immediately of note is how light the Logitech mouse is.  It’s easily half the weight, if not less.  It actually took a bit of getting used to for me simply because of how light it is. It’s light which means you can move it around rapidly.  Once adjusted to it, you can do more, faster.

The biggest improvement I found however was the accuracy.  The Magic Mouse, perhaps due to its weight, I find that occasionally I will overshoot my target and have to go back for it.  The Logitech I found myself hitting whatever I was going for with greater ease and with a higher level of precision.  This would be a lovely mouse to use in the office.

If I had one complaint, and this may be a Mac specific complaint, it’s comparing the scroll wheel vs the Magic Mouse’s swipe to scroll.  The Magic Mouse has some momentum to it, which I’m used to and appreciate, while the scroll wheel on the Logitech is precise and accurate. How much you roll it equals how far it scrolls. This might actually be a bonus for some, however I’m so used to some momentum that it was difficult for me to get used to.  Further to this point is that using the scroll wheel wouldn’t trigger a “refresh” of application features such as pulling down to refresh my Twitter feed in Tweetbot.  Again, this is a fairly specific issue, but worth mentioning perhaps for Mac users.

Overall, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 16000 DPI Wireless HERO Optical Gaming Mouse feels premium.  When used in a gaming setting, it’s incredibly light, accurate and produces far less errors than some mice I have used in the past. In the office, it’s a perfectly serviceable replacement for most mice but definitely this mouse was made for gaming.

If you would like to give it a try, you can pick it up at Best Buy Canada here (MSRP $199.99 CAD).

Additional Specifications:

  • Ambidextrous wireless gaming mouse is perfect for left-handers and right-handers alike
  • Designed in collaboration with some of the world’s top esports professionals for hardcore gamers who require the ultimate in precision
  • LIGHTSPEED wireless connectivity provides the dependable, millisecond-fast performance required for a lag-free experience at a range of up to 1.8 metres
  • HERO sensor gives precise, fast, and consistent control across the entire 16,000 dpi range, and can be updated to 25,600 max DPI via firmware update
  • Large zero-additive PTFE feet glide smoothly for a fluid connection
  • Five programmable buttons (including scroll wheel) let you set up to game your way
  • Customisable RGB lighting adds to the experience
  • Ultra-lightweight design weighs just 63 grams, using a minimal redesign that’s nearly 25% lighter than a standard Logitech Pro wireless mouse
  • Rechargeable design with a long battery life of up to 70 hours (depending on usage) to save you the hassle and cost of changing batteries

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ASUS 27″ FHD 144Hz 1ms MPRT IPS LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor Review

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Recently, with the help of my good friends at Best Buy Canada, I have had the good fortune to be able to test out and review an ASUS 27″ FHD 144Hz 1ms MPRT IPS LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor.

Those that know me know that I’m not really a PC gamer, I tend to gravitate towards lounging on the couch with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch wired up to my TV. My current set is an 85″ Hisense and so I figured I would have to give this ASUS 27″ monitor a go with my PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch!

First of all, as I mentioned, I’m not a huge “sit at my desk and game” sort of gamer, but honestly this turned out to be a really fun experiment and I truly believe I may game like this more often from now on! Gaming in my computer chair, relatively close to the monitor gives a very sharp, concise visual as opposed to sitting an entire room away from the TV. I quite enjoyed it.

First, I started with the PlayStation 5 Console. I chose a fairly graphically intense experience (Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade) and paired it with my Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. The results were rather astonishing. Different from playing on a TV, the graphics were crisp and concise. I’m not really sure how to put it. They just seem more…detailed or something. Keep in mind I’m used to playing on a huge, higher end TV. I found myself catching more specific visual elements (such as minute details on the wall, or specific details of a monster).  The action moves smooth and seamless, color seemed a bit brighter than my TV which took a brief moment to adjust to, but allowed for a lot more sharpness.  All in all this felt like a more definitive way to play the PlayStation 5, I felt like I was truly seeing everything the developers put in there to for me witness.

Next, I decided to try a console that is a little less graphically intense and I hooked up my Nintendo Switch console. The setup I used included a Switch Pro Controller and a set of Sennheiser wired headphones (which plugged into the monitor itself).  As a game to try, I went with something bright and fast, and fired up the demo to NEO: The World Ends with You.  Anyone familiar with the series knows that this game features really nice colors and a very stylish art style, the perfect test.  This game REALY popped on this monitor.  The style and colors of the series shone through beautifully.  Action was fast and furious, no graphical glitches, just quick responsive visuals.  This really felt like I was playing it and experiencing it the way the developers intended!

All in all I am VERY satisfied with the ASUS 27″ FHD 144Hz 1ms MPRT IPS LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor. I went into this with literally no expectations as this is my first foray into gaming on a monitor.  The results of my playtime exceeded my expectations and more! Not only did the monitor provide an experience that was, at the very minimal, comparable to my higher end TV experience, it also pushed it a few steps further in a few aspects! My time with this monitor has changed my perspective on how I will play consoles in the future and I feel that sitting at my desk and gaming may become a much more frequent occurrence for me.  With a more middle to low-end price range, the ASUS 27″ FHD 144Hz 1ms MPRT IPS LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor seems like great value and I would personally recommend it as a monitor for console gaming.

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Specifications
  • 27″ backlit IPS  LED display with Full HD 1080p resolution delivers vivid images and sharp text
  • 1ms MPRT and 3ms GTG response time delivers ultra-smooth action and improved in-game response time
  • Adaptive Sync/FreeSync technology with 144Hz refresh rate delivers a tear-free experience with AMD Radeon GPUs
  • GameVisual and GamePlus functions offer enhanced colour performance and control
  • Shadow Boost enhances images in dark areas without over-exposing already bright areas
  • ASUS EyeCare technology has flicker-free backlighting and a blue-light filter that minimizes eye fatigue
  • DisplayPort1.2, HDMI port, Dual Link DVI-D, and 3.5 mm audio jack offer convenient connectivity
  • Two built-in stereo speakers offer audio for a riveting home entertainment experience
  • Includes an ergonomic stand with height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments so you can enjoy the perfect viewing angle
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ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router Review

Recently, thanks to my good friends at Best Buy Canada, I have had the pleasure and opportunity to try out a gifted ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router. I have had mixed results with routers in the past and was currently using a higher end Netgear solution that was functional, but did not really perform well enough for what I truly needed it for. I live in a large house (2500 sq ft) and the Wi-Fi has to reach to the very far corners of both the basement and the bonus room (both cases there is an entertainment unit at the end). I have situated the router somewhere close to the middle of the house (on the main level) and, while we received decent Internet ion the main level of the house, wifi in the far corners (Basement, Bonus Room, Master Bedroom) was still rather spotty which forced me to put in an elaborate hard lined setup. I was therefore initially dubious that I would find a router that would reach the entire house. Dubious until I tried out the ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router.

First of all, because it is a rather striking piece of hardware, let’s talk about aesthetics. The ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router is a very modern looking piece of hardware, it really exude a gaming router aesthetic; almost like a UFO or a jet. It’s smaller than I was expecting, sitting roughly 75% of the size of my previous Netgear solution, which helps out immensely with my limited desk space. The front of the unit lights up red initially as it starts up, then settles into a cool blue color once running. It’s a neat display piece, I expect to have a few questions about it from visitors.

While I was hoping for some speed boosts at long ranges, I was pleasantly surprised (shocked almost!) to find that it also drastically sped up the hard lined connection to my computer and wifi in the office. As you can see by the speed tests below, I was hitting ~330MB on hard line on my old router, 600+MB on the ASUS. With wifi, I was hitting only ~30MB which shot up to well past 300MB!

My wife was the next test. Typically she likes to watch some YouTube videos on her phone in bed before sleep. Traditionally this was being done with cellular data as the wifi wouldn’t reach / was too slow if it did. Over the last few days of using the ASUS, she has had strong wifi reception and excellent speeds (easily good enough to enjoy her videos).

The final test for a gaming router comes with my kids playing online games in the far corner of the basement and myself on my PlayStation 5 in the bonus room. Essentially the two farthest away places from the router in the house. Traditionally I have several super long ethernet cables running from the modem all the way through the rooms and around back of the entertainment room to hardline in the different consoles. My wife is not a huge fan of this setup (visible cords everywhere). My kids tested both the new hardline and the new wifi.  I am pleased to say that the wifi now reaches and is attaining speeds comparable to my old router’s hardline! That is to say, very stable, no lag.  And, again somewhat surprising to me as an added advantage, the new hardline is even faster! Kids are ecstatic, incredibly fast game updates, zero lag. No more blaming the Internet connection when they lose a match of Fortnite.

Overall I am very satisfied with the ASUS 6-Stream Wireless AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router. It single handedly helped alleviate one of the largest pain points my family and I have had since moving into this house. I have tried several routers, modems, and even a mesh type solution in the past, all had their issues and didn’t fully solve the problem (or created more of their own). This is the first time I feel as though the problem is finally fixed. If you are looking for a good looking, strong performing router or need some extra range and speed, this router should work very well for you and yours!

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Specifications

  • Four-antenna router with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connects up to 30 devices across 2,000 sq. ft. of coverage
  • Dual-band AX5400 connectivity at 2.4GHz and 5GHz gives you combined speeds of up to 6Gbps for smooth high-resolution video playback, ultra-fast file-sharing, and lag-free online gaming
  • 10/100/1000 ethernet with a WAN port and 4 LAN ports give you plenty of wired connectivity options
  • Backwards compatibility supports all older Wi-Fi devices, including those compatible with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), and earlier Wi-Fi versions (802.11a/b/g)
  • Lifetime AiProtection powered by Trend Micro firewall features internet security, robust parental controls, guest access, and more
  • QoS (Quality of Service) controls allow you to easily prioritise gaming packets and other activities
  • Two USB 3.0 ports enable the connection of external peripherals like an external hard drive and printer for file and print sharing
  • ASUS Aura RGB lighting lets you choose from a variety of effects and customise lighting for specific modes

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