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HHW Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Mix Buds A True Wireless Experience Perfect For Mobile Gaming

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / HyperX Cloud Mix Buds Headsets are always great, but gamers have been screaming for a pair of true wireless earbuds to use while gaming. The HyperX Cloud Mix Buds are a solid attempt. Say Hello To The HyperX Cloud Mix Buds Source: Bernard Smalls / HyperX Cloud Mix Buds We were pleasantly surprised and excited when HyperX unveiled its $149,99 Cloud Mix Buds at an HP event we attended a few weeks back. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on a pair because we have always come to expect greatness from the brand that consistently delivers when it comes to headsets. HyperX blessed us with a pair to try a few weeks later, and we have been using them ever since, but primarily for one aspect of gaming. HyperX Cloud Mix Buds Design Source: Bernard Sm...

HHW Tech Review: The Galaxy Note Lives On In Samsung’s New S22 Ultra Smartphone

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls (@BeanzGotGamez) / Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Samsung took a bold step with one of its latest flagship smartphones, and it was a VERY wise decision. After months of speculation, Samsung casually “killed off” its relatively popular Galaxy Note model, making the exceptional Note20 Ultra the device’s swan song. At the same time, Samsung also decided to keep what made the Note line great and just introduce it into the S22 Ultra model, bringing together loyal Note users and with the other Galaxy smartphone users. A decision that we believe will benefit Samsung in the long run. Display Source: Bernard Smalls (@BeanzGotGamez) / Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra One area where Samsung always delivers with its flagship smartphones is the display, and with the ...

HHW Tech Review: Razer’s Wolverine V2 Chroma Is The Best Pro-Level Controller For The Xbox Series X

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Controller There are plenty of “pro-level controllers” out there to choose from, each offering gamers different customizable options to give them an advantage and take their gaming to another level. Razer, who is no stranger in that market, is back with the Wolverine V2 Chroma, and it’s exceptional. Razer first introduced the Wolverine V2 in 2020, and it was well-received. The video game accessory company is upping the ante with the slightly updated Wolverine V2 Chroma that adds four additional customizable triggers on the rear of the controller plus its signature Chroma RGB lighting. So is it worth the $150 price tag? Absolutely. Checks All of The Boxes Source: Bernard Smalls / Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Con...

HHW Tech Review: Samsung Further Tightens Its Grip On The Foldable Market With The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 Samsung is one of the few companies to have fully invested in the foldable phone market. We previously wrote that the company is ahead of the curve, and with its latest foldable smartphones, that continues to be the case. Samsung shook the smartphone world in 2019 with the introduction of the Galaxy Z Fold. It was a captivating device, but people were still on the fence about it. In 2020, we got the Galaxy Z Fold2 and the Galaxy Z Flip. Both devices sported some decent improvements but left room for plenty to be improved upon, and that’s where the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 come in. Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 We got our hands on the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: Thom Browne edition, and it left us very impresse...

HHW Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Are A Worthy Sequel To Its Predecessor

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / Samsung Galaxy Buds2 The million-dollar question is can Samsung continue to improve on its innovative wireless buds design? With the arrival of the Galaxy Buds2, the answer is YES. Introduced as a nice complimentary accessory alongside Samsung’s latest flagship phones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip3, the Galaxy Buds2 are the successor of the tech giants Galaxy Buds but with some vast improvements and that help make it easily one of the best wireless buds on the market not called the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, which we previously reviewed and is currently our favorite wireless earbuds on the market. The Galaxy Buds first arrived in 2019 and have seen five different designs, including the Galaxy Buds2. Each version boasts significa...

HHW Tech Review: Turtle Beach’s First Attempt At A Video Game Controller, The Recon, Is A Success

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / Turtle Beach Recon Controller For Xbox Turtle Beach, a company, best known for its very reliable headsets, decided to try its hand at gaming controllers but is the company overstepping its boundaries, surprisingly not. Back in July, we first reported on the announcement of Turtle Beach’s Recon Controller for Xbox, and at the same time, we said it could potentially be a gamechanger based on the features it was boasting. Now, we had our chance to get our hands on the Recon Controller, and after spending some time playing some of our favorite games on Xbox Series X, we walked away very impressed. Where The Recon Controller Wins Source: Bernard Smalls / Turtle Beach Recon Controller For Xbox Unlike PS5’s DualSense controller that honestly tak...

HHW Tech Review: Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds Offer Quality Sound For Under $30

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / Skullcandy Dime Earbuds A pair of good wireless earbuds for under $30? Sounds crazy, right? Well, Skullcandy definitely has managed to pull it off. The American-based audio brand announced the Dime True Wireless Earbuds back in March, describing the $25 accessory as “mini and mighty” while boasting some impressive specs you would find on pair of $50 wireless earbuds. We got a chance to try them out, and we walked away quite impressed. Design & Quality Source: Bernard Smalls / Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds Immediately in hand, you can tell the Dime True Wireless Earbuds are $25. The cheap plastic build of the case and buds is a dead giveaway and, frankly, one of the cons with Skullcandy’s latest earbuds. The buds actually feel ...

HHW Tech Review: Xbox’s Wireless Headset Delivers A Solid Experience Worthy of Its $99 Price Tag

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / Xbox Wireless Headset The gaming headset market is an extremely crowded one, with tons of options for gamers to choose from. Xbox has decided to throw its name into the hat with its own premium headset that delivers a solid user experience. Microsoft’s $99 headset is a sleek yet simple offering that takes its cues from the next-gen console the Xbox Series X while working with other consoles like the Xbox Series S, older Xbox One models, plus Windows PC and comes with features that make them stand out among the crowded field of headsets from other companies like HyperX, Turtle Beach and Sony. Simply Sleek Source: Bernard Smalls / Xbox Wireless Headset Immediately you will notice the very sleek design once you take the headset out of the bo...

HHW Tech Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra Is The Best Smartphone On The Market…Right Now

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra New year, new Samsung Galaxy phone. But is the Galaxy S21 Ultra any different from the companies other offerings? Samsung left much to be desired with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, even though Samsung stuffed the phone with all kinds of features like space zoom that honestly was super gimmicky. Samsung went back to the drawing board with the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and delivered one of the best smartphone experiences at a significantly lower price. Display & Design Source: Bernard Smalls / Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra One thing you’re always gonna get with any Samsung smartphone is a great display, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra easily delivers that with its 6.8-inch 120Hz Quad HD display. The screen on the S21 Ultra is the first o...

HHW Tech Review: HyperX Takes The If Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It Approach With The Cloud II Wireless Headset

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 HyperX’s Cloud II headset has been the company’s workhorse for 6 years and has seen minimal updates since then. So how does the latest iteration of the headset stand up to newer models from other companies? Surprisingly very well. When it comes to the Cloud II, HyperX has taken the if ain’t broke, don’t fix it approach with the headset model only dropping other various models with the Cloud handle like the Cloud Mix, Cloud Orbit S, and Cloud Alpha S. For this most recent design HyperX got a little bold and decided it was time to cut the cord. We are ecstatic the company has decided to go this route and dropped the Hyper X Cloud II Wireless. Designed For Comfort Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 HyperX, as expected...

HHW Tech Review: Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro Has One New Feature That Puts It In A Class By Itself

Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 I loved Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ and appreciated the follow-up Galaxy Buds Live. Now the company is kicking off the new year with the even more impressive Galaxy Buds Pro. Samsung’s clear answer to Apple’s AirPods Pro has arrived and quickly has become one of the items I HAVE TO CARRY WITH ME when I hit these socially distant streets. Design & Quality Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 I love two things about Samsung, the company listens to its customers and constantly learns from its previous models and applies that to new designs. That continues to be the case with Galaxy Buds Pro, with  Samsung deciding to take design aspects from both the Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds Live to bring the Galaxy Buds Pro to fruition. Source: Bernard S...

HHW Tech Review: Google’s Nest Audio Is The Best Midsize Speaker On The Market For Only $99

Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz There are plenty of smart speaker options on the market to choose from right now. Google hopes it’s Nest Audio will be the one that will grab your attention and help smarten up your homes. Does Size Matter? Amazon, Sonos, Apple, and Google all offer consumers wireless speakers in small, midsize, and large options that help determine where you will place them in your house. Google aims to give you a great midsize option with the Nest Audio, the replacement to the 2016 Google Home that could work in any room situation. The Nest Audio’s rather strange pillow-like shape doesn’t throw off the decor of whatever room it’s placed in, be it the living room, bedroom, or kitchen, thanks to its mesh design that does come in an assortment of color options. Even w...

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