What To Consider Before Buying A Gaming Headset

Benefits of Buying a Gaming Headset

Ergonomics. A gaming headset is designed with your comfort in mind. By buying a headset meant specifically for gaming, you are promised that your head will not feel unnecessary pressure, your ears will not overheat or accumulate moisture and you will have an overall better experience than you might with a normal set of headphones.

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Surround sound. Most gaming headsets come with surround sound that allows you that immersive experience in which you can pinpoint the sounds around you, no matter how far away or from what direction their source is.

Great microphones. Microphones in a gaming headset are designed to cancel out unnecessary noise to focus only on your voice, allowing you to be heard loud and clear by your teammates.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Gaming Headset

Detachable or retractable mic. Some gaming headsets feature a mic that can retract or detach altogether, perfect for when you need the mic out of your face or are about to travel to a LAN tournament and don’t want to risk snapping off the mic completely.

Wireless, wired or hybrid. A wireless headset has its perks such as mobility and comfort, but a wired headset will never die like a wireless one will. You can choose a hybrid that allows you the flexibility of both if you can’t decide between one or the other.

Cross-platform. Consider getting a gaming headset that can be used not only on a computer but on platforms such as Xbox and Playstation as well.

Tips on How to Buy the Best Gaming Headset for Your Needs

– Price out what you are willing to spend on a new headset and then check out all of the features that the headset you are interested in has to offer.

– Read reviews online such as the ones below to see what real life people think about the gaming headset you are interested in.

Pupperoni and Begging Strips Dog Treats

I consider myself to be an expert in matters of dog treats. As I am a proud pet owner I enjoy indulging my dogs taste buds with a variety of treats. In this multi product review I will discuss the several of the many treats I had purchased for my beloved four legged friend. I hope to help consumers make an informed decision the next time they are browsing in the pet treat aisle of their local grocery or pet store.

First up is T Bonz by Purina. My dog loves these cute little steak treats. T Bonz by Purina are available in Porterhouse steak and Fillet Mignon flavors. T Bonz by Purina are available in a ten ounce package and a one pound package. As the name suggests they are shaped like mini steaks and made with real beef, for a flavor any dog will love! These are not only cute and yummy treats for dogs but they are also reasonably priced the ten ounce package costs less than three dollars in my area, while the one pound packs are priced under five dollars. I try to keep a package in my car, that way if we encounter a new person, it is easy to make friends with a T Bonz by Purina. I will continue to purchase and recommend T Bonz by Purina!

I saw the little 50 calorie snack packs of Pupperoni beef stick treats at my local Wal-Mart, and I thought these would be an ideal way to offer a treat to my dog without worrying about his weight. It is a great idea by the folks at Pupperoni, however these little packages contain maybe one stick of Pupperoni, tore up into smaller pieces. You get eight small packages per box, and the price is about four dollars in my area. Simply put, it is not a good buy. You will get ten or less full sticks of Pupperoni beef treats in the package, but they cost more than a full bag of Pupperoni lean beef snack sticks for dogs. In my opinion, you would be better off to purchase the standard bag, and watch how much you are feeding your dog.

Finally, my dog loves Begging Strips little bites. These are small pieces of puppy bacon, that my dog goes crazy for. Begging Strips are affordable, at about two dollars per package, and they are sure to make your dogs tail wag at the sight of the bag! As the commercials say ‘ Dogs go wild for bacon!’

In my opinion T Bonz by Purina is the better of these three versions of dog treats, as what dog does not love a steak treat?!

KitchenAid is the Pro

I don’t know what took me so long to purchase a stand mixer. I have a love/hate relationship with my hand mixer and from that I have suffered many blisters from opting to the totally “by hand” method! When I finally had enough, I began researching the stand mixers and wow…they really get up there in price. The reviews can go on for days, and every other comment contradicts the next. I was left feeling stuck, either way this is a decent amount of money to shell out. All I knew was that I needed a reliable appliance, and that was the best place for me to start.

KitchenAid may not be as prestigious sounding or as expensive some of the other brands that will pop up in these searches, but what KitchenAid does have is longevity and originality on this product, in this market. Their mixer was developed by a Hobart Company subsidiary named Troy Metal Products. In 1915, a man named Egmont Arens designed the first model of an electric mixer, and from the beginning it has offered it’s wonderful “planetary action”. In 1919, the first domestic model was offered to the public, by door to door sales of course for a notable price of $189.00. By 1924, Troy Metal Products was renamed KitchenAid Manufacturing Company. Business continued for KitchenAid and later in 1986 the company was acquired by the Whirlpool Corporation (one of, if not the largest appliance makers in the world.) Before I continue, let me stop and go back for a minute and repeat this….$189.00 in 1919! Now I feel like I am getting a true bargain! Plus, these are the real deal-original designer! The mixer of all mixers! You could say that all mixers have somewhat followed in KitchenAids’ footsteps.

I prefer the 6 quart size bowl with the lift handle, but if you prefer the tilt back head of a 5 quart bowl, they have it. These appliances are also a decorators delight with many colors to choose form; so whether you’d like to match the color to your decor or have it stand out and let your guests know that they are in the midst of a professional. Hopefully they are lucky enough to be your dinner guests and enjoy! So comparison shop now for the best price and color in stock-I’m very impatient, especially now that I’m excited about my decision. I choose the cinnamon Pro 600 and paid $299.00, it has been well worth it. You can find a refurbished model, but I felt more comfortable with a new machine with a warranty.

Soon after my purchase, I began an accredited, professional baking program where the entire school (aside from the floor model machines) used either the KitchenAid 5 quart Artisan or the KitchenAid 6 quart Pro 600. So, it was nice to know that it’s good enough for a school, and was then proven to stand up to the wear and tear of the several classes that mixed on it all day. Now having finished the schooling, I have worked in a professional kitchen that uses a different brand and it is awful. It feels as if it will break any minute, or the bowl may just pop off at you. I can say that not only is the KitchenAid more appealing to the eye, it is also a sturdy and durable product that has perfected the “planetary action”.

In my opinion, look no further then Kitchen Aid for your stand mixer needs.

Nesco American Harvest FD-61WHC Food Dehydrator Review

The Nesco American Harvest FD-61WHC Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator is a great quality food dehydrator at a very affordable price. You can guess by its name what it does best… that’s right – making snacks! Tasty, healthy and nutritious snacks that will make everyone curious about the recipe.

There are several reasons why it is good to have your own best food dehydrator at home. One of the reasons is, of course, your health. When you dry the food, you remove all the moisture which is a perfect host for all sorts of harmful bacteria that are directly responsible for spoiling the food. This way you can preserve your food longer without losing the healthy nutrients. Delicious food treats are then created with the top food dehydrator.

Another good reason is… you save money! Think of all the leftovers that you have to throw away because you know they will eventually start to smell bad and taste awful. You can simply dehydrate those leftovers and then rehydrate them later on – and they will still taste good!

The Pros


Containing 5 trays with an option of separately buying and installing 7 additional ones, Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator is ready to dry and prepare as much food as you can handle. It is a perfect tool for smaller families who like getting together and enjoy a healthy, tasty meal.

The amazing feature of this dehydrator is its unique heating system positioning. Usually, dehydrators have a rear or a bottom motor placement, but Snackmaster has it on top! This enables a unique heat flow through the trays, spreading vertically through the trays and horizontally above each separate tray, ensuring the food is dried properly and evenly. Also, the flavors of the food don’t mix and the trays don’t need rotation.

The trays have a circular shape and a small hole in the center to ensure a proper flow of the heat. They are very easy to clean and the juices from the food always end up on the bottom of the dehydrator, making it easy to wash and maintain. All the trays of the Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator are completely dishwasher-safe.

The opaque Vita-Save exterior makes sure all the harmful outside lights are isolated in order to perfectly preserve all the nutrients of the food.

The Snackmaster is also equipped with a built-in thermostat which enables you to regulate the intensity and pace of dehydration. You can set the temperature between 95 and 155 degrees, depending on the food and the degree to which you want to dry it. food dehydrator

The cons

Being a small 425W beast, Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator does produce a rather loud noise while active. However, this is the type with almost all current dehydrators and most people get used to it fairly quickly.

Also, its size can sometimes be deceiving. If you plan on buying one of these, you have to find a place where you can fit it without causing discomfort.

Final words

Its relatively cheap price and amazingly positive customer review ratings make this dehydrator very high on our list. It is recommended for everyone who is no longer willing to settle for low-quality junk food and ready to live a healthier and happier life!