The Northern Territory news Sat 21 May 2022
The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT
Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.
News Corp Australia
Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.
News Corp Australia
52 WEEKEND Saturday May 21 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 PROS b Quality, colourful finish b Two recording modes b Acoustic chamber CONS b No noise cancellation b Picks up all sounds b Must talk into side Few microphones look as well suited to Twitch streams as this model from Thronmax. The Rosa version of the MDRILL Zero Plus is thoroughly pink and sports a design like a microphone of old. Its modern features include a choice between cardioid mode for games streaming, podcasts and voiceovers, and omnidirectional mode to capture audio from groups of people crowded around it. These modes, mute and volume settings can be controlled on the front of the device, which works as soon as you plug it in, without the need for extra software. The microphone is surprisingly sensitive and an inexpensive way to up your audio game. hhhhk High quality sound across a family of game machines $149, jbhifi.com.au A game-streaming microphone that looks the part $149, jbhifi.com.au A webcam for better looking game streams $230, logitech.com/en-au Whether youre looking to stream games to Twitch or just upgrade your consoles looks, these gadgets unlock new achievements Review Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson Thronmax MDRILL Zero Plus Razer Barracuda X Logitech StreamCam PROS b Full high-definition b Autofocus follows your face b Compact package CONS b Expensive for a webcam b Lowlight image noise b Built-in cable PROS b Works with many platforms b Great sound quality b No software required CONS b No Bluetooth b Doesnt support Xbox b Cant customise sound These wireless headphones are designed to keep you in the game across PlayStation, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android smartphone. The smartly designed headset achieves this with a wireless receiver that plugs into a USB-C port and transmits sound to your headphones, which are heavily padded and built for long playing sessions. They have a detachable microphone and theres no software to download. On the downside, this does mean fewer customisation options. hhhhj A quick way to level-up your games machine $85, ebgames.com.au Sony PlayStation 5 Console Cover PROS b Snaps into place quickly b Can be removed as needed b Matching controllers available Technology veterans who remember snapping coloured covers on to Nokia phones should appreciate this new accessory from Sony. The PlayStation 5 Console Cover works in a similar way. It replaces the white cover of the existing console. While exposing the PlayStations internal workings feels awkward, it delivers a colourful and sturdy result. These covers are only available in red and black in Australia for now but users can invest in a matching DualSense controller if keen. hhhkj CONS b Replaces existing white plate b Pricey for plastic panels b Only two colours out now good value multi use The camera built into computers isnt always top quality. Those who want to stream video games could benefit from a dedicated webcam like this model that is designed to work well with Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and other services. The compact gadget can be used on a mini tripod or sit on top of your screen, and will capture full high-definition video at 60 frames/second. A Smart Autofocus feature will also track your face and keep it in focus and its 1.5m connected USB-C cable, while built-in, gives you plenty of options. hhhhj MSI 15M Stealth PROS b Thin, lightweight design b High performance graphics b Comfortable keyboard CONS b Can get warm b Average battery b Quiet speakers Gaming laptops are typically thick and heavy, but MSI bucks the trend here with a laptop that weighs 1.7kg and sits 1.6cm deep. It packs in an Intel Core i7 chip, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics unit, and enough ports to plug in memory cards, extra monitors, headsets and microphones. Being smaller, it can get warm during demanding games, but this is an uncommonly handy platform. hhhhj A surprisingly slender portable games machine $2150, amazon.com.au LIGHT touch
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.
We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
You are welcome to provide further information or feedback about this item by emailing TerritoryStories@nt.gov.au