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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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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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vlcsnap-2016-09-01-17h41m13s427The 720p wireless indoor IP pan and tilt camera holds many different uses, primarily however, it allows you to record and control the camera remotely as long as yor connected to a Wifi network. This comes in extremely handy if you want to monitor your house whilst your away on holiday, it can also be used as a baby or pet monitor. You can also use it as a security device.

The camera is compatible with all 2.4GHz routers and if your internet speed is good enough, you’ll have a very smooth live stream on your device. The camera is not compatible with 5GHz routers so that’s something to keep in mind if you buy one of these.

Continue reading to find out about this camera features, theres also a handy and easy to follow setup guide and video below…

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If you drive, I’d highly recommend having a set of these in your car…just in case you either need to jump start your own car, or help out someone else.

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This multi-functional car jump starter from VicTsing combines three functions in one: With 500A peak current output, it can start 4.0L and lower gas engine & 2.8T and lower diesel turbine of 12V vehicles; can be used as a mobile power bank and also has an in-built LED flashlight function.

I had an older jump starter device a few years ago but decided to purchase this one due to its portability, its pretty compact compared to  Continue Reading

DBPOWER W20 Dash Cam

Motorists and petrol-heads a like, gather round !

I recently just received a DBPOWER Dashcam for review and its a great little device for any motorist out there !

Honestly think every motorist in this day and age should have one in their car, as they can come in super handy should you ever be in a crash or accident. These are also handy if you just want to record some footage of your driving (for example if you went to a track day or the Nurburgring etc)

Read more for a full look into what you get for your money.

Theres also a overview video at the bottom of the article…

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