Showing posts with label Computers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Computers. Show all posts

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless Optical Mouse Review

Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless Mouse
Comfort, convenience, and efficiency... all in one small Etekcity package!
Hey there friends.  More and more, computer users have been switching out those desktops for laptops.  Lets be honest friends, unless you have a gaming computer, you probably don't own a desktop computer.  Laptops are just that much more convenient.  The downside of a laptop, though, is that they usually don't come with a mouse.  Now, it's not that you need one.  All laptops come with a mouse type device.  About 99% of them have a touch pad.  While touch pad are pretty convenient, they are not for everyone.  While there are many great gaming mice out there, what if you want a simple, easy to use, mouse for everyday browsing?  If this is what you are looking for, then you need to pick up the Etekcity E1 Scroll Wireless Optical Mouse!  Our awesome friends at Etekcity provided me with a wireless mouse to try out and review and let me tell you right now, it does not disappoint.  Before I get into the specs and written review, check out my video review.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Etekcity Scroll T-142 Optical Gaming Mouse Review at Dragonblogger

Etekcity Gaming Mouse
Hey there.  I've been a bit MIA at as of late.  It's a great website that has a ton of reviews about pretty much anything to do with tech and entertainment.  I've been lucky enough to be a part of an awesome team there and am also a Co-host of the DragonCast, the Dragonblogger podcast.  Anyways, I'm going to be a bit more active there going forward and plan on sharing those are articles with you guys.  So here's the latest of my review on Dragonblogger, the Etekcity Scroll R-142 Optical Gaming Mouse!

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Laptop is Plagued by the Black Screen of Death

Black Screen of Death
Oh no!!!  Black Screen of Death!!!
Hey there. Sorry for my lack of posts these past few weeks. My time has been consumed dealing with some personal matters and I've been spending most of my free time focusing on that. Nothing negative, actually, quite positive, but nevertheless, extremely time consuming. And even when I can squeeze out some free time, I can no longer post since my laptop is suffering from the, "Black Screen of Death." Ugh! My machine won't boot up. The windows logo appears, but soon after that, I see a black screen with my mouse curser. That's it. Nothing to click, nothing to escape, keyboard is not responding so I can't get to the task manager or run anything via the command prompt. Nothing but black death!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset Giveaway

Sweet!  Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 Giveaway!
Hey there.  The first giveaway of the year is now live, friends!  I wanted to giveaway a headset to start the year but I noticed that many headsets are console specific.  You either need an Xbox 360 headset or a PS3 headset.  Turns out some of those headset are not compatible with the PS4 or the Xbox One.  What does that mean?  It means you can easily end up with several headsets just for your gaming consoles.  Well what if I told you there is gaming headset that is compatible with your gaming console AS WELL as your MP3 player, PC, and Mac computers?  Awesome right?!  Guess what... I found one!  The Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 is a universal gaming headset that works with practically anything... and I'm giving one away to one of you fine readers!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Steam Family Sharing Enters Beta in Mid September

Hey there.  One of the things that many people love about Steam is the ease of being able to download an awesome game for an unbelievably low price.  Once you own that game, it's yours and will forever be tied to your account.  But what if there is one computer and multiple Steam accounts?  At this point in time, each account would need to purchase the game in order to play it.  Well... that's about to change!  Steam Family Sharing will allow game sharing on accounts that also share the same computer!  How awesome is that?!?!  No longer will your son or daughter have to use your personal Steam account to play games.  You can authorize them to access your games on thier personal account and they can now play your downloaded games.  The best part about it is that they will also have their own saved files and achievements tied to their accounts and won't affect your personal account what so ever.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Enter to Win a Kingston 240 Gig Hyper X 3K SSD Drive via Dragonblogger

Oooooo.... shiny!
Hey there. Who's ready for another giveaway! This one comes from our good friends at so this is for all of you tech enthusiasts! Enter to win a Kingston 240G Hyper X SSD Drive! These bad boys can retail close to $500 and you can enter to win one right here on Metallman's Reverie!

Improve your load times. Improve your perfomance. Improve your gaming.  Improve your laptop or computer with this great SSD Drive by Kingston. Here are some specs on the SSD drive and a brief description:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Anker 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub Review

Hey there. Speed, speed, speed. Now a days, everything needs to be fast. Our computers need to be fast, our internet connection needs to be fast, and our data transfers need to be fast. Computer processors are now smaller and faster, fiber optic internet cables are bring the online world at blazing fast speed, and the USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) ports is the top of the line for faster data transfer speeds. Many computers and laptops of today are equipped with at least one 3.0 USB port. But what if you need more than that? There are many USB 3.0 hubs out there that promise you efficiency and speed, but the Anker 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub delivers on every level! Our good friends at Anker have provided me with a 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub to try out and let me tell you, it does not disappoint!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Vipre Internet Security 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vipre for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
VIPRE Internet Security 2013
Hey there.  I've been an avid fan of Vipre Antivirus software.  As a matter of fact, I've been using nothing but Vipre since 2010.  I know, I know... it hasn't been that long but once I have commited to a company, you have gained a loyal customer for life!  And Vipre deserves it, too.  They have done such as awesome job of protecting my computer that there is no need to switch to any other antivirus or internet security software.  So what's VIPRE'S latest software to battle all things threatening to your computer?  VIPRE Internet Security 2013, that's what!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thoughts On... The Anker High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse with 8000 DPI

Oh yeah!  Time to get my gaming on!
Hey there.  What's in a computer mouse?  It's just a thing to click on stuff, right?  WRONG!  A great mouse is everything when it comes to gaming.  It needs to have precision, it needs to be responsive, it needs to have buttons that are fully customizable, and it needs to be easy to use.  It sounds like a lot is going on in that sentence, doesn't it?  Well, our good friends at Anker provided me with the Anker High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse with 8000 DPI and it is EXACTLY what you are looking for in a high quality gaming mouse.  After more than a week of trying out this mouse, I can honestly say that it's the best mouse that I have every used.  Not just for gaming but for every day use as well.  Let's get to it, shall we?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Won a Season Pass of The Walking Dead on Steam from Zombie & Toys

Hey there.  I've been meaning to give a shout out to my friends over at Zombies & Toys for quite some time.  I received a small envelope some time ago of some of their awesome buttons and stickers.  One of their stickers currently resides on my laptop.  lol  Anyways, I received an Email from Zombies & Toys proclaiming me the winner of The Walking Dead Season Pass on Steam!  How freakin' awesome is that?!  The Walking Dead game is being released in episodes and I believe 3 of the 5 episodes have already been released.  The season pass will allow me to download and play all episodes as they become available!  I can't wait!  From what I hear from friends that have played them, they are pretty good.
See!  Zombies & Toys sticker in prime real estate on my laptop!
Being a huge fan of the The Walking Dead, I've been wanting to play these games but didn't want to shell out the cash to pay for each episode (Yeah... I can be a little bit of a cheapo when it comes to things I want).  The season pass is exactly what I needed to get access to all episodes.  I'm extremely excited about this win!  As for Zombies & Toys, they are an awesome group of zombie enthusiasts that you guys must check out.  You can usually find them in a booth in conventions with all sorts of awesome zombie stuff, especially zombie apparel!  Checkout their blog and Facebook page for all news zombie and awesome giveaways like the one that I won!  Thanks, friends at Zombies & Toys!  You guys rock!  Later!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stick it to Viruses! FixMeStick Review and Giveaway

Me and my new ammo against Viruses and Malware!
Hey there.  I was recently contacted by our good friends at FixMeStick and was offered an opportunity to try out their latest product:  The FixMeStick.  Let me paint a picture for you.  You're off, browsing the web like we all do, purchased some music, viewed some funny videos, and then... your computer crashes.  Oh man...  You get it load up but you notice it's a little sluggish.  Then there are a few pop ups that don't seem to want to go away.  Worst case scenario, the computer won't even boot up anymore because of the viruses and malware that have infected your computer.  Before you even get a chance to assess the damage, the virus or malware have taken over your computer.  You now consider it "useless" and need to get your tech friend to clean out your computer and hope to have it working soon.  Now, how many times have THAT happened to you?  I can tell you right now that I have cleaned out my fair share of computers and laptops and it can be a tedious task since computer threats have been getting smarter and more difficult to find and eliminate.  The FixMeStick makes this tedious task of virus removal extremely easy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit Giveaway

Hey there. Who is ready for another giveaway?!?! This one for the gamers out there! Who wants to win this awesome NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit???  I have partnered up with our good friend Lucy at Love, Lucy and I have managed to bring this awesome giveaway to fruition.  So what are they?  These glasses will provide you with some of the best there is in 3D technology.  With lenses at least 20% larger than most 3D glasses, you can actually wear your prescription glasses under these NVIDIA 3D glasses!  They connect to your display via it's built in IR receiver and with over 60 of battery life, you won't have to stop during your game session or movie night!  The conveniently charge through a 2.0 USB port and if you aboslutely have to, you can charge and use them at the same time.  How awesome is that!

Now, I do have to point out that you WILL need a display that offers 3D capabilities.  You cannot wear these glasses and magically turn every monitor into a 3D monitor.  If being used on a computer or laptop, you will need a 3D display capable video card.  Other than that, these should work with any 3D vision ready displays.  Also, this is a single pair of glasses.  I don't want anyone to be confused by the number 2 in the giveaway.  The kit includes a single pair of 3D glasses.

So who's ready to enter?  The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and will run from now until Nov. 25th.  The winner will be announced shortly after that. If the winner is from our neighbor up north, the winner will have to pay all shipping costs.  Good luck friends!  Later!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bitdefender Total Security Antivirus Takes Next Gen Online Security to the Next Level

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bitdefender for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Bitdefender Hey there.  With the internet being more integral in our everyday lives, the next gen of online security has been working hard to make sure we are protected.  Threats are everywhere.  From phishing scams to hackers.  From viruses to spyware.  We need to make sure that we are protected from all threats and not just some of the threats.  It doesn't make sense to protect yourself from only a portion of the threats out there.  Many antivirus programs offer you protection from many online threats, but I believe that Bitdefender Total Security is the only one that offer full and complete protection.  Why?  Because they offer Bitdefender SafePay.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Vipre The Next Gen in AntiVirus Software

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GFI for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  One of the worst things that can happen to your computer is for it to get malware or a virus.  It can be catastrophic.  At best, you'll have annoying pop ups to deal with.  At worse, you'll have useless computer.  I've seen it happen many times.  I do computer work for many friends and family and that converstation always starts with, "I think I have a virus."  There are many free antivirus and malware detectors out there.  The problem with them, though, is that they WILL slow your computer down.  The last thing you want is to sacrifice speed and power to protect yourself from online threats.  This is why Vipre Antivirus program has now taken the top spot in software programs that you must have on your computer.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Lenovo Speaker M0520: Powerful Sound from a Small Package

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lenovo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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They there.  Technology has made it that most devices have become smaller and more powerful.  Think back to the early cell phones.  Those monstrosities were big and bulky compared to the sleek designs of many smartphones out today.  Even though smaller might not always seem better, certain items are best in small packages.  It's convenient for easy storage and for mobility.  We all carry around a smart phone that plays music, a tablet that can play videos, or a laptop that can do it all.  Those built in speakers are not always of the best quality so it would be great to carry around great sounding speakers that can easily be carried with you.  That's where the Lenovo speaker M0520 comes in.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cover Those 4 Fatal Gaps and Prevent Data Loss with CDW

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CDW for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  It's happened to all of us.  As you're typing that report for your job, the power goes out and you did not save.  You can always just redo the report by staying up later to ensure that it gets done but the time and effort that you put into it are taking away from other constructive projects.  On a small scale, the report will only take no more than a day of your time.  But on a larger scale, data loss can take days, weeks, or even months and can potentionally cripple your business.  How so?  What if your Accounts Payable department made checks that they shouldn't have?  What if your precious designs were compromised?  What if your customers' data was stolen?  There are at least 4 fatal gaps in your network that could crumble what you've worked hard to build.  Don't let that happen!  Our good friends at CDW get it!  They understand that having the latest in security will help keep your network secure.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kingston SSDNow V+200 SSD Drive Giveaway

Hey there.  Who here needs an affordable computer upgrade?  Our good friend at Dragonblogger has just what you need!  A Kingston SSDNow V+200 SSD Drive!  Our good friends at Kingston have provided Justin  the drive for review and to giveaway!  You can read up on all the specs and his in depth review in this post...  but you can enter the giveaway right here on Metallman's Reverie!!!  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keep Your Computer Up to Speed with Digeus Registry Cleaner

Hey there.  Having a computer is pretty awesome these days.  You can play great computer games, there tons of apps to enjoy, video and music streaming to our heart's content.  It is a great entertainment hub!  But what happens when the computer starts to slow down?  When the computer starts to lag and the loading times are horrible, dealing with the computer can be a huge pain.  That's why you need make sure that you're not cluttering your Windows computer with all the junk files that comes with installing and uninstalling programs and apps.  Using a great registry cleaner like Digeus Registry Cleaner will help get rid off all the unnecessary crap files from you computer to help keep it going strong.

With just a few mouse clicks, you can keep your computer running as if it's brand new.  Check out some awesome points as to why you should check it out:
  • Removes unused and invalid entries 
  • Speeds up boot up time Fixes 
  • Windows errors which results in speeding up your computer 
  • Eliminates BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) 
  • Invaluable when your system starts crashing, hangs, freezes and works slow 
  • This is one of the most popular registry cleaners on the Internet
It sucks when your computer starts to slow down due to clutter.  Take a leap in the right direction and keep that computer in top shape with Digeus Registry Cleaner!  Later!

Monday, March 12, 2012

10% Off the Lenovo ThinkVision 14" LCD Screen

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lenovo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Flat Panel - 14
Hey there.  Wouldn't be great to have an extra pair of hands?  With all the work that many of us do, it would be great to have that extra set of hands to get more things done.  Whether it be typing up a report while organizing your files or washing and drying dishes at the same time.  Extra help is always welcomed.  So why would you shy away from an extra screen during presentations?  With the Lenovo ThinkVision 14" LCD Screen, you can multitask and have that extra screen to make a better impression during a presentation.