Apple iPad(6th Gen) Tablet (9.7 inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi) 2018 Review : Awful?

So i recently bought the new 2018 iPad seeing raving reviews. Its the budget version. And it's my first ever apple product and thought give a quick review about it. Apple ipad is the best tablet according to 90% of the youtube reviewers but there's catch they didn't tell me. Luckily it doesn't affect me because I didn't buy for it. I have another purpose for it. Hopefully, this may help you decide whether its worth buying or not?
Let's start with the cons first

It's awful for video watching

And its the biggest drawback. Yes, it's awful and it's not the screen or picture quality. It's the 4:3 aspect ratio that was common in old devices decades ago. If you are a media consumer, you would most probably be disappointed.

Every new tv, smartphone, laptop or monitor, and other tablet use either 16:9 or 16:10, Amazon prime videos, YouTube and most movies are recorded and presented that way. Almost 95% of video content today are in that ratio.
If you are watching Youtube or prime videos on iPad, you'll end up with letterbox which is a black bar on top and bottom of the screen. it's not purely black, its kinda greyish black which is annoying watching videos.

You can zoom in to and fill the screen but when you do that other parts of the image gets cropped out. So your 9.7" screen is effectively gets reduced to a 7.7" screen. The letterbox takes that lost space.
Watching videos in 4:3 ration is also not good.

But there's a partial workaround and I think its not legal. There's an app called moviebox from tweak apps, which streams movies in fullscreen compatibility. You have to directly download it outside app store and install it. But this app battery consumption is very high and only works if you are in US/UK and probably unsafe. I tried VPN but no luck.


It weighs 478 gm and its really heavy to hold with one hand. Holding it for a long time will make your hands tired.


You have to buy a new case and screen protector for it. it's really a dust and fingerprint magnet. And the cost adds up.

What're the Pros then?

Browsing the web on it is really good and top notch. The screen resolution is top notch. The UI is beautifully designed and the multitasking is also good. There are many tricks and tips which I have yet to learn.

That's it?

No. The only reason to get this ipad, in my opinion, is if you are a student or a professional with a lot of note taking or presentation. The real beast is the apple pencil aka stylus. The apple pencil, its the most important piece of the component.
You can take notes, draw, color, organize and do a lot of creative awesome stuffs with it. And its worth mentioning that there's no slot to fit the pencil on the budget iPad. You'll be very happy if you are a student. And as usual, the pencil is a separate accessory you've to buy. It doesn't come with ipad. And the overall costs further shoot up.


If you are an avid movies lover or media consumer you might be disappointed and on the other half if you are a student, professional creative artists or something you'll be very happy with the Ipad.
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How to Buy Proper Gaming Headsets?

Every avid gamer knows: gaming headsets are some of the most important accessories in the gaming world. The kind of headset you use may make or break your experience, that’s why it is important to put in some care in the buying process.

How do you ensure you buy the very best there is in the headset market? There answer lies in the elements you have to look for in a pair of gaming headsets. Here are the key considerations to make when buying your pair to ensure you get the best.

Sound quality

You are likely to enjoy a game that delivers an immersive experience. Sound quality plays a big role in determining how immersive your experience is, that’s why superior sound quality should be a vital consideration when choosing a gaming headset.

How effectively you play a game sometimes depends on your ability to pick up the functionally interactive sounds, particularly with competitive games. Good sound quality is the one element that ensures you don’t miss a detail so you can make all the right moves each time.

Depending on the type of game you are playing, you will have to choose between surround or stereo game sound, so be sure to do your homework to know which is best for your specific game. 


If you are going to sit for many hours on a single game or more, notice that you will be wearing your headphones throughout. Ergonomics are everything when it comes to doing the same thing for extended periods of time, so be sure to go for a headset that offers the best in comfort.

Besides, why would you sit on a typical comfortable gaming chair if your headphone does little to complement that feeling. 

With in-ear and over the head configurations being the available options as far as headphone comfort is concerned, it’s a no brainer that the latter will provide better comfort. Even then, not all over the head options are perfect. You have got to pay attention to the padding to be sure that it’s the right cushion and material for you.

Do they fit right? Once you are convinced that the padding is great, it is important to consider the fit just to be sure you’re getting the perfect accessory for optimal wearing comfort. Depending on what works best for you, the options available for you may include a comfortable lightweight option (L), comfortable fit that rests around the ear (also XL), or the ultimate: extreme comfort around the ear (also XXL). 

Open-back vs Closed-back

As soon as you hit the highway in search of the best noise cancelling headphones, you soon come across the terms “open” and “closed” headphones more often than not. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet the more descriptiveOpen-back” and “Closed-back” descriptions so it’s important to understand them.

These are no jargon. Normally the rear side of headphones – the side that faces away from the ear – can either be opened or closed, hence the terms “open-back” and “closed-back”.

An open-back gaming headset have small openings that allow you to hear sounds on the surroundings outside of the gaming sound itself, while also keeping your ears cool. The mechanism is in that the gaming sound does not come out so much as to disturb those around you.
A closed-back option on the other hand seals out the sounds from your surroundings, keeping them from bothering you at all while you’re playing. The mechanism equally seals off the gaming sounds from disturbing your surroundings. You may prefer this option is you want to hear the slightest details even in noisy surroundings.


Playing games that require communication with other players will require some form of microphone. When buying your headphone, you want to ensure that it has a built-in microphone to make your in-game collaboration possible.
Ideally you should look for microphones that provide some form of advanced noise cancellation – that’s when you can be sure that your fellow players will hear you during the game with crystal clarity. 


Whether you are using the headset on a gaming console or your gaming laptop, a proper headset will transform your gaming experience. Pay attention to these details to help you buy the best pair for your next game

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Intel i3-8350K vs Ryzen 5 1600 vs I5 8600k : Battle for Budget Supremacy?

Hi, folks. My pc upgrade point is nearing. I'm currently using Intel i3- 3210 CPU. It's nearing its end and will possibly replaced by a new CPU in Q1 2018. So I was curiously watching the recent developments and trends in the CPU industry.
Currently, a heated war is going on between Intel and AMD. My original plan is to get Ryzen 5 1600 CPU, but the new Coffee lake processor launch is near and thought I should wait a little longer before i3 8350k arrives or may be core i5 8600k.
The rumor circulating is that it trades blows with Ryzen 7 1700. Let's wait and see I'm upgrading in Q1 2018, So I will have enough time before the update.

The overall decision will be based on gaming and multitasking performance, future upgrade path. How much CPU+ MOBO combination costs and price-performance. Decisions haha

First, here's the spec war between I3 8350k vs. Ryzen 5 1600 vs core i5 8600K
CPURyZen 5 1600Intel i3- 8350KIntel i5 -8600k
Socket typeAM4LGA 1151LGA 1151
CPU Cores6 core/12-thread4 core/ 4 thread6 core/6 thread
Clock Speed4 GHZ3.4 GHZ/ Turbo 3.6GHZ3.5 GHZ
Power65 W65 W95 W
Cache8 MB16 MB9 MB
FamilyZenCoffee LakeIntel i3- 8350K
Manufacturing Process14nm14nm14nm
The Specs are almost identical but architecture is totally different. Lets wait and see who wins.
As you can see the quad core i3-8350K has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. What interesting is Intel's mid-range has shifted to lower side. i3 now comes with quad core. In fact its the first one to feature four core. My previous generation i3 has only 2 cores and 4 threads.

Ryzen 5 1600 on the other hand features overclock. The b350 motherboard is comparatively cheaper when compared to overclocking supported intel motherboard. And I also saw some hits silicon lottery and gets overclocking it to 4GHZ on air. Speaking of cooler Ryzen 5 1600 comes with wraith spire cooler

Well, that's it for now and let's wait and see the reviews and finally judge which one is the best bang for buck overall.

finally the covefefe lake is out. But curiously the mid range gaming champion is Intel i5 8400 because of lower price and performs similar to ryzen 5 1600 in games.
But the overall package may not be worth till Q1 2018 because the budget mobos are releasing at that time frame.
I think ryzen 5 1600 is still the best bang for now because of cheaper mobo and AM4 platform support till 2020. And also i can drop another good cpu without changing motherboard which could last another 4 years till 2024 before upgrading to a new complete setup or save the extra for a new GPU.

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30 Day Fit Challenge Workout App Review - Lose weight Trainer

Well, the following is the review of 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout app. This is a gaming blog and Why are you doing this?  Well. I'm currently taking break playing games and looking at myself, here are some reflections of me. Enough for me to workout
1. Can't concentrate on anything except videogames
2. I'm 25, 5"7 and weighs 75kg (165.347 pounds)
3. I sit too much time in a chair.
4. I can't walk that much. If I walk too long, i'm out of breath
5. Running 50 meter is my limit. Yup. More than that, I'm out of breath.
6. Last time I failed to qualify the firefighter exam due to extreme low fitness level and fell during running test. That was embarrassing!
7. I can't even do more than two chin-ups.
8. For some reason, I'm able to do 8-10 push ups.


1. Do I have prior experience with workout?
NOP! I'm a workout newbie
2.What's my goal?
Shed a few kilos and get back into good fitness at the same time review this app.
3. Six pack abs?
Nah.I don't mind if it appears
4. Will this app work?
I don't know. Lets put it to test?
5. What's my diet?
Well, I eat four times a day drink only 1 liter of water may be.
6 Any change to diet?
Yes. I'm going to cut the quantity of food to 1/2 and going to drink plenty of water probably 3-4 liter a day. To combat the change in diet, I'll only eat it slowly. And completely avoiding snacks and fried dishes
7. How am i going to do the review?
I'm going to take the challenge. Let's do it!

30 Day Fit Challenge APP overview

The app is free to download from playstore and apple store. At the moment of downloading, the app has positive reviews. This gives a good indication that app is working for some.Also, there's instructions and calendar which gives info about how much weight you. Lets see the result at the end.

#1 Day 1 - 7/19/2017

I selected the full body workout plan with Easy plan 1.It shows the animation videos and voice instruction on how to to exercise.easy plan 1gave me some challenge probably 50% of my strength. Then I switched to easy plan 2. It probably tests 70% of my strength. Well, that's me. Too weak :(. After completing the training it shows you how much calorie (also in KiloJoule) you burned
Result: the progress is now 3.3% and 29 days left. I felt shivering during plank. I'm going to stick with Easy plan 2. my initial impression is positive

# Day 2 - 7/20/2017
Last day was effective. I'm saying this because my body is experiencing soreness at the moment.Hopefully, soreness will go away after 2-3 days. Day two done and it's good. I'm really happy that i'm doing some sort of physical activity. Diet is going as planned. Cutting meals is not easy. But drinking more water after meals is really helpful to compensate.

#Day 3 - 7/21/2017
The number of exercise increased. The time also increased. There's this new exercise push-up wit rotation which is a bit challenge for me. But done somehow

#Day 4- 7/22/2017
Its rest day on the app :(

#Day 5 - 7/23/2017
Better. I can do exercise a little better and the difficulty of doing it slightly decreased.

#Day 6 - 7/24/2017
Thighs are still hurting. But done it.

#Day 7 -7/25/2017
Since i completed a week, i check weight today. It's 164 lbs now. i lost 1 pound. Not bad!

#Day 8-7/26/2017
Its another rest day on the app

#Day 9- 7/27/2017
Missed :(

#Day 10 -7/28/2017

# Day 11 - 7/29/2017

#Day 12 - 7/30/2017
NOP. sunday

#Day 13-15
Done except 1day.I think i'm getting lazy.Space key not working

#Day ? - Missed!

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Best Gaming Desks in 2017 - Buyer's Guide

So, I'm looking for a new gaming desk (still sitting at my stupid chair). Honestly, I want to build my own desk. But I don't have skill, time or resources to build gaming desk. If you are in the same boat as I'm, let's look for a cool gaming desk. The following are the desks that my sights are on. I'm looking for a nice looking, decently built, best bang in different price range and category. Hopefully, you'll like these gaming desks.

Gaming Desk Buyer’s Guide

Apparently, choosing the best gaming desk requires knowing about certain things. Because when you go through reviews on the internet, you'll see many technical terms used. Those terms are an L-Shaped or straight desk and material used for the construction of the desk. You've to prioritize those things before making your decision. Here's what it is and how it'll benefit you to enhance the gaming experience.

L-Shaped Desks vs. Straight Desks

An L-shaped desk is widely used and is popular among gamers as it can be used for multipurpose and comes with a relatively low price. The increased surface area allows you to fit multiple monitor setup.It'is beneficial for ultimate hardcore players who do different works simultaneously. And Even if you don't need that much area, you can detach it and use that part as something else.

Straight desks are also standard among gamers as its easy to move around without any difficulty. As there is no dead space within the design, the desk allows for more usability. Some come with cable management system. It's helpful if there's wires are hanging around.For the best pc gaming chairs check here.

Gaming Desk Construction

At the moment I use a cheap wood desk for my pc. The problem with cheap wood desk is the termite attack. After 4 or 5 years holes will start to appear on the desk. It's why you've to get a high-quality wood if possible.Also, I live in a high humidity area. The surface of the wood desk can easily scratch off or fall off in that particular season. Sometimes the top layer (mica on my desk) also fall off. And one another problem that I noticed is the accumulation of dust behind the monitor (half section of the desk)  for some reason. Dust is not easily to clean off from the wood desk for me at least. Compared to the wood desk, the metal desk doesn't have any problem. The dust is easy to clean. If your PC case doesn't have any legs and comes contact with the desk directly, then avoid metal desk.

Also, i see some says that wood desk is heavier than other, but it is not true. If both having same weight how come one weighs higher than other?. But, Glass desks, on the other hand, are more prone to cracks compared to other types.

Sitting Desks vs. Standing Desks

Sitting desk is better compared to a standing desk only if you are using the proper chair. The chair has an important role. Most adjustable gaming chairs are office chairs for some reason. most of the chair will last only max six months. After that, the comfort level will decrease (just my observation)

Best Entry Level Gaming Desk

Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk

Most people will be happy with this desk. It's an L-Shaped table that offers lots of space at the same time having a minimal design. Suitable for people with small rooms or apartment. The weight limit is 100lbs on each piece, and there are no sharp edges on it. Speaking of build, the dimensions of this table is 51 W x 20 D x 29 H inches (Overall Depth: 51 inches).The pieces are made of thick tempered safety glass with metal frame. The desk installation is relatively easy. What I liked about this desk is that it can be used as two- standalone desk after disassembling. What we concern about are the support bar and keyboard tray. It does have a few support bars. As long as you don't overload the table, it's safe.The keyboard tray won't fit large keyboards. So you have to place it on the table top. Overall, it's worth what you're paying. Nothing more or nothing less. You'll get what you pay for.

Overall Rating - 8.7/10

Best Mid-Range Gaming Desk

Bush Business Furniture- Series A 72W Desk

A72W is a good solid desk for who loves the neat/spacious look. What I really liked about this desk is the cable management system. You can conceal the wires. Installation of the table is difficult.
The top surface is Diamond Coated so that it's scratch and stain resistant. Good for people who put other things like coffee/tea beside heavy gaming machines. It's  American made, and open C-Leg design looks cool.The dimensions of A72 is 71.54"W x 26.81"D x 29.78"H. It weights 102lb total. It got plenty of workspace and room. It can accommodate 3 to 4 24" monitor easily. It comes with a ten-year warranty. If you got multiple monitors, mid tower case and gaming accessories this one may be enough for you. There's another version A60W which I included on the honorable mention list

Overall rating - 7.8/10

Best High-End Premium Gaming Desk

DXRacer DGD/1000/NE

I like this from the design perspective.The best feature, in my opinion, is the 10-degree slope which provides the angle to rest your forearm.This is cool to me. I'm prone to carpal tunnel syndrome Which is a pain the wrists and palm due to bad position of the forearm. It can arise due to many factors like a bad mouse, table, keyboard ergonomics. The thing is, you can't use your arm anymore once you get affected by it. It'll take approx 4-6 months to get healed. The dimension of DXRacer is  31.5 x 31.5 x 47 inches and weighs 70 pounds. What we don't like is the price. It doesn't have space to accommodate triple monitor setup and no storage space. The cable management system is excellent, but the price doesn't justify it. You should think thrice when buying it.

Overall Rating - 7.4/10

Honorable mentions

some more tables that I like.

Series A 60W Desk
Z-Line Belaire Glass L-Shaped Computer Desk
Techni Mobili Deluxe
Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation

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