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DB Power Gamepad Review

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Take a look at the Gamepad and it’s clear the team at DB Power have clearly taken inspiration from the Xbox pad design.  This lightweight bluetooth controller is designed to bring console like gaming to your mobile or tablet.

The DB Power Gamepad doesn’t feel as high quality as the Xbox pad it copies, it’s much lighter and the screen holder feels fragile, but the familiar button layout means it sits in the hand nicely.  The screen holder is extendable and means this works with a range of mobile sizes. I tested the holder with both a Sony Z1 Compact and the much large LG G3 and both were firmly held in place.

As this is bluetooth setup was nice and easy, just pair it to your device. It wasn’t totally plug and play (or rather pair and play!) as many games needed to be configured to use the pad, for example assigning the accelerator key. You only need to do that once per game and the next time you load the game up it’ll be ready to play with the Gamepad.

DB Power Gamepad

The use of a gamepad means you get to see the entire screen without your hands getting in the way. It gives you a console like experience, although most games didn’t react as sensitively as you’d expect compared to a console, I suspect this is more to do with them being touch screen games rather than the controller itself.

I also tried it with a laptop and while it paired fine and the Steam menu worked OK, it’s not recognised as an Xbox controller.  This means additional configuration or a 3rd party bit of software is required to get this working correctly.

However that’s a minor niggle as this is really designed for use with mobile phones, and it does that job well.

Low cost option for those looking to add physical controls to their mobile gaming.

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Logitech Z120 Compact PC Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm Audio Input, USB Powered, Integrated Controls, Cable Management Solution, Computer/Smartphone/Tablet/Music Player - White/Black

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Features

  • USB Powered : These compact wired speakers make a perfect addition to your laptop or desktop set up, as they simply just plug into the side using the handy USB plug and can easily be moved around
  • Compatible Audio Input : While you plug the USB cable in to power the computer speakers, you use the 3.5 mm input cable that's compatible with headphone jack slots in most devices
  • Clever Design : Designed to be easy for moving around your workspace, these compact speakers use minimal space and come with fingertip controls integrated - for easy access to power and volume controls to set the right hifi sound
  • Cable Management : Users can adjust the length of the cords on these portable laptop speakers using the cable management solution on the back - eliminating cord clutter
  • Guaranteed Protection : These handy compact speakers comes with a 2-Year Hardware Warranty - so you can enjoy your audio experience worry-free

Apexcam 4K Action Camera 20MP 40M Waterproof Sports Camera for Vlog With Ultra HD 170°Wide-Angle 2.4G Remote Control 2 Rechargeable Batteries 2.0'' LCD Screen and Accessories Kit

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Features

  • [4k Ultra HD]: The sport camera provides professional 4k/30fps video, up to 30 frames per second. The built-in anti-shake function and equipped with 6 layers of optical glass lenses can effectively eliminate vibration, and at the same time, it can bring you vivid and realistic images to ensure that pictures and videos are more clear and smooth.
  • [Support underwater shooting]: The waterproof case equipped with the action camera is made of high-quality IP68 material, strong and highly sealed, it can still be used at 40 meters underwater, and can also protect your camera from rocks, dust and other foreign objects Of scratches.
  • [2.4G wireless remote control]: The waterproof camera has a 2.4G wireless remote control. You can also use the remote control to control the camera. The red button is used for taking pictures, and the gray button is used for recording. This meets the shooting requirements in different outdoor sports.
  • [Built-in wifi and HDMI]: After connecting the APP (LIVE DV), the underwater camera can share the video on the social platform in a few minutes. The WIFI signal range can reach 10 meters. With the HDMI port, it can be connected to the TV .
  • [Rich accessories]: APEXCAM 4k action camera gave away many accessories: 2 1050mah batteries, remote control, installation kit, waterproof box and fixed base. These accessories are also suitable for GOPRO. It is very suitable for swimming, rafting, surfing and other water sports as well as outdoor sports such as rock climbing, cycling, mountain climbing and so on. In addition, we also provide a 12-month warranty service, 24 hours online to serve you.

Logitech F310 Gamepad - Blue

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Features

  • Broad game support
  • Profiler software
  • Familiar layout
  • Floating D-pad
  • Features 1.8 m (6-foot) cord

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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