Tech Reviews

I tried RGB modding my JVC TM-150CG PVM a while back with some help from the guide over on the Shmups forums, but wanted a cleaner, all round, better looking install / finish to what I had done.

After scouring reddit, someone suggested just buying the input card for it, which at the time (late 2019), the official ones were real pricey at around £200-£400, depending on where you bought them from. With a little bit of searching earlier this year in 2021, I came across the JVC IF-C01COMG RGB card from Retro Upgrades UK  (link) that was compatible with my model

So I decided to purchase the RGB unit from them. They also have the BNC (YPbPr) version for component connectors, all for £49.99 which are compatible with the following JVC monitors:


JVC IF-C01COMG BNC YPbPr card for JVC Monitors – Image courtesy of Retro Upgrades UK

Simple plug and play setup, slide the card into the slot on the back of the PVM and you are good to go. It really is that simple. You also have the added benefit of using… Continue Reading

UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse, 16400DPI High Precision Laser RGB MMO Gaming Mouse

What’s in the box ?

This is going to sound really lazy to some (haha!), but I’ve been looking for a gaming mouse that would allow me to simplify the effort of having to troll through various menus / inventory systems in games, so that I can access the items and/or functions I need (i.e reload weapon, crouch, prone, first aid kits, energy drinks, spells and so on), more efficiently and most importantly, quicker ! Was looking through various mice and came across this from Utech, priced, currently at £29.99 on Amazon UK – the question is though, is it any good ? Click read more below to find out….

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Last week was a pretty special week in tech with the announcement and public release of the Raspberry Pi 4.

x3 models are now available each with different specs; 1GB RAM, 2GB RAM and the 4GB RAM model. Lets take a look at the raspberry Pi 4 in more detail…

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An item of this nature will always hold a review with very few words, as there really isn’t a lot to say.

That being said, what you get with this HMDI switcher is a nice compact device that does the job nicely and comes packed with a couple neat little extras.

If like myself, you want to free up some HDMI ports on your TV / Monitor then you’ll certainly be on the lookout for a HDMI switcher of some kind. This allows you to connect multiple devices to your TV using only one of the HDMI slots on the monitor / TV unit.

The Goronya HDMI auto-switcher has x5 inputs and x1 output, allowing you to connect up to x5 devices at one time. The output HDMI cable is then be plugged from the switcher box into the HMDI-in of your TV / monitor. The switch supports 3D, as well as 4K, so watching a 3D blu-ray movie through this box will work perfectly, with no loss of picture quality. The switch also automatically switches to the input that is turned on, so if all your devices are off and you turn on your blu-ray player for example, the switch detects this and switches to the corresponding input for convenience.

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If your on the lookout for an entry level gaming headset thats not going to cost you an arm and a leg to replace, then you might want to check out the G9000 stereo gaming headset by AOSO.


Now first things first,  your not getting state of the art 7.1 3D surround sound here, theres plenty other – albeit more pricey – options out there if thats the case. But what you are getting here is a decent sounding set of headphones at an affordable price. These really are suited suited to anyone whos a gamer on PC, PS4 and XBOX One, but I’d say they are a superb pair of headphones for kids too (especially if your a parent) – if your kids get hashy with them, steps on them or breaks them, you have that peace of mind that you won’t need to fork out £100+ on a replacement.

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I don’t know why, but before buying one of these I pictured it not staying on your arm for long then falling off, but I was wrong,very wrong.

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I tested the Topist sports armband with using my galaxy note 4 (no case on it) and it was a great fit, there was still a little leeway for more phone if needed but not excessive amounts. I also tested this with my galaxy note 4 attached to a 10,000mAh battery pack case (that adds a 1cm thickness all the way round the phone) and it fit *perfectly* in the armband (with no room to spare – maybe 3-4mm at the top of the zip).

To use it you slip your phone inside and theres a black band that secures Continue Reading