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Samsung Odyssey C49G95T
2.1
(4)
£1,279.99
3 days ago
*Edited 17 hours
Before you buy this monitor: Make sure you have DSC (Display Stream Compression) support so you can run 10 bit color depths over 100hz @ 1440p. Otherwise you have 8 bits at 120hz. You need Nvidia 20XX / 16XX or later or AMD RX 5XXX or later for that. I only have a 1080 for those who are wondering. To take advantage of VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) of 60-240hz you probably need the same thing (or newer) which I do not have right now. Will update after I have acquired some of the new cards that will be coming soon. + 32: 9 works great in ED, BDO and Ableton. And I could not have wished for more than that as I come from 16: 9 + 21: 9. Bad USB hub. They could have run with USB C / PD, which most fashion cards now support. There are older screens that have 4 ports, so why this only has 2 is a mystery. - Priced. Had it cost 10000-12000: - it would have felt okay as with the older models. In other words: DO NOT BUY and EXPECT that everything WORKS as it SHOULD IF YOU DO NOT MEET the _criteria_ ABOVE or HAVE TO UPGRADE YOUR GPU TO THE ABOVE.
Novation Launchpad Mini MK3
3.8
(1)
£85.99
a month ago
*Edited 23 days
Before I start with what I think, you should know that it comes with a USB A-C cable of 120cm. Very important as not a single review, neither written nor on YouTube mentions this, and you may be thinking of having to buy an extra as products nowadays usually come with quite short cables (<90cm). I bought this to work with Ableton Live and only Ableton Live. What I should point out which others do but in the "wrong" way is that this is not a dumped with pressure sensitive pads (see X or Pro for that purpose). This product is available to work with Ableton Live at all. Since the more expensive (note) models also have sequencers and pressure-sensitive pads are reflected in the price and size. Check out the loopop on Youtube for a little more in-depth on all 3 versions that are out right now. As with the Launchkey Mini MK3, the quality of the plastic is top-notch. The pads feel a little hard right now but I suppose it will get better with time as with headphones. RGB is a big plus! Briefly then; Control in AL -> Mini MK3. Control in AL + pressure-sensitive drumpads -> X or Pro (which offers more than that). Short update then: You can tweak the brightness of the sad and turn them off until you press a button which it then returns to its previous position. You can call it semi-standby, but clearly better than nothing.
Novation Launchkey Mini MK3
3.3
(1)
£87.00
a month ago
*Edited 23 days
Before I start with what I think, you should know that it comes with a USB A-B (2.0 not 3.0) cable of 120cm. Very important as not a single review, neither written nor on YouTube mentions this, and you may be thinking of having to buy an extra as products nowadays usually come with quite short cables (<90cm). Oh well. To be mini, it's good travel on the keys. High quality plastic the whole team except the pads of course which are pressure sensitive. The size is like a keyboard without a numpad so it is suitable for on-the-go or a mini studio for those who lack space. The Arpeggiator + RGB is a big bonus hence the rating. Otherwise, there is not much more to say. If you are looking for a mini keyboard of 2 octaves with features, there is nothing better in the industry right now. Also check out loopop on Youtube for a little more in-depth. One thing that should lower the rating and it's a big thing for me is that Novation's products (and pretty much everyone else in the audio / music industry) is that there is no manual switch. This means you will have a lightshow until the power goes out. So get yourself a USB hub with associated missing. It's sad but you have to live with it. This is of course a standard if the device can be powered by a battery, but a bit sad that it has not been a standard for all midi devices when it costs a few pennies to bring. It's a bit like living without a standby button on a remote control simply. After playing with this for just over 2 weeks, I unfortunately have to lower the rating by 2 stars until further notice. This is because there is no way to tweak the brightness of the sad. It might come with an FW update. You simply have to keep your fingers crossed. It is very disturbing as it is on the Launchpad Mini MK3. And because of the above, it does not help directly either.
Razer Goliathus Mobile Stealth Edition
1.5
(1)
£9.99
2 months ago
This is a rug similar to SteelSeries QcK, which perhaps should describe everything it is and does.
Razer Cynosa Chroma (Nordic)
3.3
(3)
£64.99
8 months ago
*Edited 2 months
No problems at all. The only thing I really miss is a wrist rest.
Razer Basilisk
3.4
(12)
£32.99
2 months ago
Best all-around mouse since the MX500.
Razer Firefly Hard Edition
3.2
(7)
£45.00
7 months ago
Very nice rug that works perfectly with Basilisk. Do not buy cloth edition (see review).
Razer Firefly Cloth Edition
2.3
(1)
£59.99
7 months ago
After just over 8 months of use, the fabric at the bottom has started to lose grip on the mat it is glued to. You can also forget to clean it if the above does not disturb you. Don't buy this one without hard edition instead.