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Turtle Beach’s new headsets will work with next-gen consoles

Turtle Beach just released updated versions of its Stealth 600 and 700 headsets, streamlining the design from the prior models and adding the ability to connect to the next-generation of consoles once they arrive. Both models ditch microUSB to add USB-C charging, will work with current consoles as well as the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, and the made for PlayStation versions will also work with the Nintendo Switch in docked mode.

All the on-headset controls have been moved to around the left ear cup, a welcome change from the scattering of buttons that the prior version used. Both headsets have a flip-out microphone that is completely flush with the ear cups when it’s not in use. Flipping the mic up also mutes it, which will come in handy.

The Xbox versions use Xbox Wireless, so you don’t need an adapter to use them wirelessly with your

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Some of the weirdest things you can buy on Ali Express

It can be quite good fun falling down the Ali Express rabbit hole. You’ve probably heard of it. But, for those who haven’t, it is an online marketplace. Most of the brands that sell via Ali Express are Chinese. Xiaomi, for example, uses Ali Express to sell its whole ecosystem. However, dig a bit deeper and you’ll find some really weird stuff. And I’m talking really weird, here.

You’ll possibly have seen a few of the stranger items on your social media feeds. Mine is constantly overflowing with hilarious “Wish Recommends” screenshots. Ali Express is no different. It is full of truly bizarre things that a perfectly innocent search (or Facebook sponsored post) can alert you to. So, Alice, do you care to join me down this particular rabbit hole? OK! Let’s gooooooooo…

Image: Ali Express

Have you ever looked at your dog and thought “Yeah, like,

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Is it better to use a PlayStation or Xbox controller with your PC?

If you’re a PC gamer, in theory, you could use any input devices that you choose, as long as they’ll plug into USB or have a dongle adapter. That opens the door for choosing which control device suits your needs instead of being stuck with whichever controller comes with your console.

That even means you could use console controllers with your PC, because we realize that not everyone can (or wants to) use keyboard and mouse. That could be personal preference, or some injury or disability that reduces your movement, or you’ve realized that struggling with racing games with keyboard controls is a waste, but for whatever reason, you might want to use a controller.

The thing is, how do you know which controller to use?

So, which controller is best to use with your computer?

Short answer: Any Xbox controller

If you’re buying a controller to use with

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Can you use a keyboard and mouse with the Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch is one of the best consoles on the market, with a huge range of high-quality games with that signature Nintendo charm. The thing is, those Joy-Con controllers were made for smaller hands. What can you do if you can’t get to grips with the Joy-Cons?

You could buy the Pro controller, and get a similar experience to when you use your Xbox, but then you still have to rely on the virtual keyboard for typing in things like passwords. Isn’t there an easier way? With the USB ports on the dock, can you just plug in a keyboard and use it with your Nintendo Switch? What about using a mouse to control your games?

So, can you use a keyboard and mouse with your Nintendo Switch?

Short answer: Yes, but you need some accessories to use them in the same way you would on

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Review: Audeze LCD-1 headphones – planars that don’t break the bank

The Good

Extremely detailed

Lightweight

Comfortable

The Bad

Need an amp to get the best out of them

If you’re familiar with Audeze, you’ll know that its flagship planar driver headphones can set you back thousands of dollars, so when we heard there was a new, relatively low-cost version coming out, the $400 LCD-1, we were immediately interested.

I mean the company has a long history of creating headphones for professional audio engineers and musicians, so to listen to one of their first created-for-home-use devices? I’m all in on that.

So, with that pedigree, just how much sound quality does $399 get you?

So, what’s it all about?

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The Audeze LCD-1’s are made around the company’s 90mm planar magnetic drivers, which enables them to make the headphones more portable while still keeping audio quality intact. That portability extends to a foldable design, and

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