GAMDIAS sent me the GKC1001 Mechanical Gaming Combo to check out… and let me tell you, I’m really shocked how much I like it, especially at the price point of $70 USD.
The GK1001 combo includes the Hermes Lite Mechanical Keyboard and the Erebos Lite Optical Mouse.
Hermes (/ˈhɜːrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia, and the second youngest of the Olympian gods. – wikipedia.org
Erebus /ˈɛrəbəs/, also Erebos (Greek: Ἔρεβος, “deep darkness, shadow”), was often conceived as a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness; for instance, Hesiod’s Theogony identifies him as one of the first five beings in existence, born of Chaos. – wikipedia.org
I’ve been checking out the Vortex Viper 12×50 binoculars for a few months now, using them from everything from checking out the random animals in the neighborhood, to spotting shot placement at the range.
GAMDIAS recently sent me out one of their Hephaestus gaming headsets. This is one of their top of the line headsets, that is rocking a very affordable price tag.
Hephaestus (/hɪˈfiːstəs/, /həˈfɛstəs/ or /hᵻˈfɛstəs/; eight spellings; Ancient Greek: Ἥφαιστος Hēphaistos) is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. – wikipedia.org
The Hephaestus is sporting 7.2 channel audio (there is a “woofer” in each ear) with a reported frequency response range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, though, my ears could only pick up 20 Hz to 19 kHz test tones. The Hephaestus also provides quite good audio separation between all of the various channels in a 7-speaker surround sound setup.
I recently got my hands on a GAMDIAS Ourea optical mouse as part of a promo package. This is a low cost, entry level gaming mouse that offers a good amount of features, specially for the price point.
In Greek mythology, the ourea
(Ancient Greek: Oὔρεα “mountains,” plural of Oὖρος) were progeny of Gaia, members of the Greek primordial deities, who were the first-born elemental gods and goddesses, children of Gaia – wikipedia
In looking around for a warm, light weight, and general all purpose jacket for day-to-day use, I was pointed towards the Arc’teryx Atom LT. After a bunch of research, and finding one on sale, I decided to purchase one to try out and see how I liked it.
I originally wrote about the First Tactical Tactix parka, here. I really like it, it’s a great all-around piece of gear.
Now, I’ve had a lot more time to use it and abuse it …
Taking a look at the Cerium LT by Arc’teryx.
I picked up the Cerium LT from GearTrade.com, used, but in really good shape (it looks brand new, just no tags) for a really good price. I had checked out the jacket in stores a few times, and really liked it, especially for it’s warmth and pack-ability.
I needed to treat a couple things for a trip, and figured I’d buy both, the Kiwi Heavy Duty Water Repellent and the Kiwi Performance Fabric Protector and see how they worked…