• Technology

    Razer Orbweaver Review

      Source What is it? Looking like something from a sci-fi movie, the Razer Orbweaver is a gaming keypad. This model is a few years old and has been superseded by the Razer Orbweaver Chroma. I originally bought it to use together with a joystick to play Elite Dangerous, but have since found many uses for it. A look at the hardware Source There are 20 mechanical programmable keys on the unit, in addition to another 6  inputs accessed with the thumb – see section D. The keys are very tactile, have good travel, and are backlit with green LEDs. The brightness can be adjusted via software or turned off…

  • Art,  Technology

    Apple Pencil Review – From an Apple Hater

    I hate doing this review. I don’t have any love for Apple or their products despite once owning several iPhones and iPads. Their ‘walled garden’ approach has never sat right with me and their lack of innovation in recent years has – in my opinion – put them somewhat on the back foot. That said, Ms Muxx – my other half – expressed an interest in creating digital art. She often watches me with a stylus in hand, scribbling away on either a screen or on my latest tablet. She is a big Apple fan and has both an iPhone X and an iPad Pro 12.9″. She had a little…

  • Art,  Technology

    Huion h950p Graphics Tablet Review – First Look

    . As you may know, I am a hobbyist artist – until recently concentrating on 3D modeling. I have however started to explore sketching and painting digitally – a few days ago I posted about the beginnings of my journey and discussed Autodesk’s Sketchbook. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet PC with pen and a Ugee HK5060 tablet monitor for my desktop PC. Over the years I have tried ‘normal’ graphics tablets – a slab with a pen – but I have always struggled with coordinating what my hand is doing on the tablet with what is happening on screen. Nevertheless, I decided to persevere, practice, and get…