GAD­GET GURU’S MAGIC BOX

T3 India - - Horizon Gadget Guru -

It’s a well-known fact, but for those who are just catch­ing up: Gad­get Guru has re­ally big hands. They’re like gi­ant-sized spades. They can hold two bas­ket­balls each. Thus, when Guru Jr de­mands that his fa­ther show him up at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nin­tendo Switch, those hands have been forced to curl into an un­pleas­ant shape around the tiny, awk­ward Joy-Con con­trollers. Well, no more: while it was cer­tainly the thrifty choice, GaGu is more than happy with his pur­chase of a Hori Switch Hori­pad, which is a proper USB con­troller that Guru Jr is ab­so­lutely not al­lowed to use. Per­haps the proper Nin­tendo Pro Con­troller might have been bet­ter, given that it sup­ports rum­ble and mo­tion, but is.

Gagu’s stream­ing ex­ploits con­tinue – his world-class game­play and sparkling per­son­al­ity have net­ted him a cool in viewer do­na­tions. That’s not enough to jus­tify the pur­chase of an

El­gato Stream

Deck which is a friv­o­lous LCD-equipped key­board that puts reg­u­lar stream­ing func­tions in one-but­ton reach, but it’s very tempt­ing.

Let’s talk key­boards some more: specif­i­cally the Woot­ing One. Pro­duced in the Nether­lands, it’s a truly un­usual de­vice, with each key act­ing as an op­ti­cal ana­logue sen­sor. That’s mad, but it al­lows you to ad­just the ac­tu­a­tion point of the keys, and con­trol ac­cel­er­a­tion in rac­ing games depend­ing on how far down you’ve pressed it. It’s one of the best key­boards Guru’s used. The clat­ter of keys bot­tom­ing out, the feel of con­sis­tent springs, be­ing able to ac­tu­ate the keys by pok­ing a ba­nana digit to­wards the cir­cuit board; it’s great.

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