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The Future of Gaming - The Best Wireless Headphones - Must-Have Tech For The Summer

The Future of Gaming

There are currently two available game modes: deathmatch and capture the flag. Deathmatch queues you into a game with players located close to your immediate vicinity, essentially creating an AR battle anywhere from your bedroom to the local park. The second mode, capture the flag, is a team based game, which pits two forces against each other in attempt to capture the enemy’s “flag”. Within each game mode, every player may choose a class, altering your experience. These classes can affect how much ammo you have and what weapons you have access to. With weapons ranging from pistols to sniper rifles or even shotguns, the game’s diversity is vast. Additionally, other items such as grenades and claymores are available. Father.io has raised over $300,000 on Indiegogo, allowing for an immense amount of development constantly being added to the game. One of the current “reach goals” set by the company is to allow VR drone support, allowing players to perform airstrikes on unsuspecting players. Personally, I am highly anticipating the release of this product and cannot wait to try it out; the future of AR is bright.

- Austen

The Best Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are quickly becoming the new norm (and might become a necessity if the iPhone 7 rumors are true), but which are the best? In terms of cost, performance, and portability, the Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are leading the field.

Bose’s audio has always been held in high regard, and these headphones are further proof of that. Simply put, there is a lot going on to provide you with the most impeccable sound. The headphones work with Active EQ to get clear, clean highs and deep lows. The audio quality alone distinguishes these headphones as one of the best on the market, regardless of their wireless capabilities.

The SoundLink headphones boast several other impressive characteristics. Two microphones help with noise cancelling and improving the quality of phone calls. They come in at a mere .3 lbs and fold up small enough to fit in their 5x5x2.3 inch case, allowing easy storage and transport. You can expect up to 15 hours of battery life, but don’t worry if you forget to charge them - they even have a wired mode. Also notable, these headphones look clean and sleek; you can choose between white or black with blue accents on both. Of course, all of this comes at a cost ($249.95), but if you’ve got the cash, they’re worth it.

Must-Have Tech For The Summer

hank goodness summer is nearly here. With finals nearly finishing up, it’s time for a break. Here are a few of the must-have tech items for the summer.

The Polaroid Cube:

This nifty camera is ideal for capturing footage over the summer. The Polaroid Cube is capable of recording footage (up to 1440p) and has a magnet on the bottom, adding the option of mounting the camera on any metal surface. It’s even Wifi enabled! (Note from Olivia: It’s also quite adorable.) Unfortunately, it is not completely waterproof, but it is capable of functioning normally in a light drizzle or splash of water. Just don’t go swimming with it. If, however, you do fancy taking your camera for a swim, a waterproof cover is available for $25.

The Turtle Shell 2.0:

The Turtle Shell 2.0 is a rugged, compact speaker built specifically for durability. This speaker boasts to be dust proof, mostly drop proof, and water resistant. Also, the geometric design makes it easy to look at in addition to being a pleasure to listen to. Though the Turtle Shell 2.0 is available for as low as $73.99, it has a tendency for the bass to become distorted if used too intensely. So fair warning to all the fellow bass lovers out there, this might not be the speaker for you.

The EasyAcc Classic 10000mAh Power Bank:

We all hate those dreaded pop up notifications when our devices start running out of juice. Well, fear battery depletion no more, for this battery pack has you covered for up to five full charges. The EasyAcc Classic’s slim, lightweight design provides you with the optimal recharging experience. If you’re planning on spending your days indoors or outdoors, this battery pack is easy to transport and will surely save you from a dead phone!