Day: January 16, 2020

Best Gaming Headset for 2020 You Should Consider Purchasing

No computer gaming setup is complete unless you don’t add the right peripherals to it. Just as much as a gaming mouse or a mechanical keyboard plays an important role, so does the best gaming headset. Ask me how I know and I would tell you because I have fanatically played counter strike for years. Believe me, a good gaming headset can make all the difference to your gaming experience. 

When it comes to headphones, choosing the right one can be pretty overwhelming. You can’t really be sure which one is the best option. You want something which offers accuracy in listening, the best sound experience, an amazing surround, and adjustable volume controls. Along with all that, you want something that is aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically satisfying and can fit on your head right. 

Now when it comes to gaming, the market has a ton of options. 

As an enthusiastic first-person or third-person shooter, you want a headset that helps you get deeply immersed. It’s okay, we can all feel overwhelmed at some point and in fact, can’t come to a conclusion when it comes to buying the right one. So I have done my research and saved you all the hassles. Here are the best gaming handsets which I recommend that you should consider before purchasing one. 

Hyper X Cloud Alpha

If you are searching for a headset that you can wear for long hours and do not have to worry about head or ear strains, look no further than the amazing Hyper X Cloud Alpha. Here’s a headphone that is tried and tested by multiple quality assurance specialists for extended wear before it is dispatched in the market. The headphones come with a removable microphone so you can have the ultimate ease of speaking with other players during gameplay. The Hyper X Cloud is made up of the best aluminum construction material. The aluminum makes the headphone extremely lightweight. Also, the construction of the headphone is done very precisely giving it the best durability. If you use software to regulate the sound quality so it becomes good, you won’t have to do that with the Hyper X Cloud. 

Steel Series Actis 7 

Steel Series has come a long way and has lived up to its name. It has released multiple computer peripherals over the years which have become an astounding success. In just $149, the Steel Series Actis 7 is one classy gaming headset that offers amazing consistency in sound, remarkable performance, and a very comfortable/aesthetically pleasing design. The headset is wireless and comes with 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity. This connectivity range ensures that you don’t have any lag or any sound interference issues. Additionally, the Steel Series Actis 7 includes the S1 speakers through which you receive unidirectional sound which is quite helpful in competitive gaming. Another great thing about Actis 7 is that it is very comfortable to wear and comes with an elastic bad. If you haven’t made up your mind which one you’re supposed to purchase, then Actis 7 is the best bet. 

Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro

Are you a serious pro-gamer? In case, you are and you’re very serious about sound then get yourself the Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro. Ranked as one of the best gaming headsets, this headphone offers a very durable design and sophisticated construction. The body of the headphone is lightweight so whether you wear for extended hours or just hang it around your neck, it will not cause you any strain. What really does make the headphone supremely unique is the MixAmp Pro which takes the listening experience to a whole new level. With the MixAmp Pro, you can control the game sounds and voice chats, plus at the same time, you can switch between different audio presets. Additionally, the headset comes with enough ports that you can attach to your desired devices and easily stream too. So if you want to professionally game or stream one on Twitch, Astro A40 is actually not a bad bet. 

Logitech G Pro X

Logitech G Pro X is known as the tournament Titan. This versatile headset is not just comfortable to wear but offers the best sound quality as well at a fair price of $130. The headset is available in the market in its black color theme and that’s all that takes to make this Titan stand apart from the rest. The headphone comes with a flexible headband which makes it very easy and comforting to wear. The earcups on the headphones contain premium quality foam covered with leatherette. As far as the sound is concerned, whether you’re playing on a PC or a console, it offers a direct and accurate sound. Plus, it also features an in-built blue headphone which equally offers crisp voice chat. So whether you’re playing Warframe with your friends or hosting a Twitch match, don’t worry about your voice quality. Logitech G Pro X lives up to its title and is powered by the best developers, Logitech itself. 

The Corsair HS50

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If you don’t have enough budget and still want a headphone that packs a punch, the Corsair HS50 is one of the decent built headphones. Not only are they ergonomically satisfactory but they also offer a good quality sound for a $50 headphones. Of course, these won’t be able to match the sound quality of those which cost around $100 or more. And neither is the design as adjustable and comfortable as the Cloud Alpha or Logitech, but at half the price of those high-end headphones, it offers more than the bargain. It is a great headphone for those who like to experience gaming in short bouts of time. Though, people have issued complains saying they do warm-up ears after an hour worth of use, but I still heck yeah! Go for it cuz it sure is worth it if you are low on budget and can’t compromise sound. 

So there you go, here are my five best picks for the day. These are some of the gaming headsets that I recommend you should look into before you get started on gaming this year. Do you have something much better in mind? Do let us know by saying a few words about it in the comments. 

Apple Acquires Xnor.ai Making Wyze Cam Lose Its Business

Every once in a while, Apple signs off contracts with smaller tech firms which helps the company progress forward. But rarely do we come across situations where multinational corporations such as Apple acquisitions mid-tier organizations which create a direct problem for other organizations. 

In recent events, something quite similar has happened where Apple acquired a company, Xnor.ai. XNOR is a firm that specializes in creating AI technology for facial recognition. The firm has been long serving this AI technology to smart home company Wyze as they included it as one of the core features in their products. However now, the smart home company has lost its unique selling point. 

Earlier in November, Wyze revealed that they will soon be removing its key Person Detection feature from its security camera products. A clause addition to the Xnor sent the company wondering if it was the right decision as the clause stated that they can discontinue partnership at any point in time. But after the acquisition, the air was pretty much clear revealing the plans behind Xnor merging Apple.  

The deal sign-off between the two has come as a rather harsh blow for the Wyze camera company. Xnor.ai delivered an edge-based AI-powered technology to Wyze Cam which ensured that all its recorded information stays put within the device’s own memory unit rather than getting uploaded on the cloud. Because of this particular feature, Wyze was known for its high-end security cameras. 

Apple has not just shown an inclination but it has shown quite an interest in acquiring this tech. 

Xnor brought forth its powerful innovative AI edge-based facial recognition algorithm to the forefront in 2017. Xnor came out into the open from the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence commonly known as AI2. It was a project governed and initiated by the latter co-founder of Microsoft Mr. Paul Allen. Its particular algorithm is what put the firm into the limelight and the company was able to raise $2.7 million during the first year of its inception and approximately $12 million in the latter year 2018. 

Edge-based person recognition is a unique feature where the AI recognize objects through edge identification and extraction. It eases the uncertainty of false face recognition where Apple previously suffered a backlash on its Face ID. Two sisters who were fairly identical were able to open the same phone in an experiment even though they weren’t twins but had an age difference of 4 years in them. The existing gap in Apple’s Face ID was something creating quite the distress for the organization. 

The algorithm designed by Xnor.ai isn’t just any specific type of edge-based person recognition. It is a very powerful machine learning algorithm which requires a considerably low power to run on embedded systems. It can run on any kind of device irrespective of whether it is a low-tier, mid-tier or high-tier electronic component. Xnor simply designed an algorithm that could be integrated anywhere. 

As per why Xnor got Apple’s attention? It wasn’t just the fact that the algorithm can overcome the gap for Apple on its Face ID concern. The data recorded by the algorithm can stay on the device itself rather than getting transmitted somewhere else such as a cloud instance at a particular datacenter. 

The company is more likely perceived to be moving in the Apple’s Seattle offices. It was reported to GeekWire that a move is certainly underway and can be expected sooner than they think. The company also concluded that Mr. Farhadi, the man behind the technology is no longer working at the firm but has relocated himself to the University of Washington as a faculty member. 

Do you find this bit of information interesting? Do you think it was the right decision of Apple to acquire Xnor and sever its ties from Wyze? Will Wyze be able to search up a different alternative? 

Let us know what you think in the comments below.