Seagate Game Drive HDD: So much gaming space

Big enough to fit the biggest game for the console



When I first bought my PlayStation 4, I honestly thought 500GB of storage was enough to get by. Sure, I had a limited game library at the time but I felt I could fit all of them in the system. As the last two years progressed, however, I basically ran out of space to install my games.

Luckily, I was sent over a Seagate Game Drive for the PlayStation 4 to see if it would actually help me play more games on it. While I wait for PlayStation 5 stocks, I figured I should load up my entire game library into it. Essentially, here’s what you’re getting with Seagate’s dedicated external hard drive for the PS4:

A massive storage for a massive game library

Seagate has a 2TB and a 4TB option for their Game Drives, and that’s quite a massive offering. Compared to the 500GB base storage, you can fit more than 30 games just for the 2TB one. Although, you only get to use just a portion of it after formatting because of something in Sony’s file system.

When I was using the 2TB Game Drive, the PS4 allotted only 1.84TB of it for actual use. To be fair, it is still quite a lot to work with considering I could fit notoriously large games into it (ehem, Red Dead Redemption 2). With the rest of my library, regardless of whether it’s digital or physical, they all fit nicely and easy.

The thing is, though, you could only fit games along with other applications you downloaded into your PS4. Meanwhile, your saves, game screenshots, and your pogchamp gameplay will remain on your system storage.

Your own choice and easy to set up

Depending on your flavor, you can choose between the simpler design or have a limited edition design on it. The one that was sent over was a limited edition Marvel’s Avengers-themed 2TB Game Drive, and I’m a fan of the movies so win-win, I guess. For this collection, you can choose between Thor, Captain America, Hulk, or just all of them together.

If you’re not really down for the Avengers, the other option is the Last of Us Part II edition featuring the title in bold letters. It comes only in a Space Gray finish, and is the same size as the others. If you’re not into designs, the subtle Black one will do.

In terms of setting it up, it’s quite easy out of the box. Once unboxed, just plug it into your PS4 and format it as “Extended Storage”. Give it a few minutes, and you’re good to go!

Compatibility with a PC and a PS5, with slight catches

The other thing is, well, you can actually also use this for your PC as additional storage. If you’re in need of an external drive for your photos, videos, and documents, 2TB is quite large for all of them. That is, if you had done so right out of the box instead of plugging it to the PS4. Otherwise, you’ll have to reformat it for PC use but just be wary of your game library.

On paper, you can use this also for your next-gen PlayStation 5 given it connects via a USB 3.0 connector. Sony confirmed that you can attach external hard drives to the PS5 as long as it follows any of the following transfer speeds. If you want your PS4 game library on the PS5, this surely helps instead of downloading them directly to the PS5’s storage.

SEE ALSO: Seagate One Touch SSD: 5 reasons why you need this external SSD


Apple AirPods Pro 2: USB-C vs Lightning

Are there even any changes?



The 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro (or AirPods Pro 2) was launched not too long ago.

It’s got all the nifty upgrades from the first iteration including better ANC, better battery life, better chip with UWB, more sensors, a MagSafe charging case with speakers, and many more.

Then Apple introduced the USB-C version of the same AirPods Pro model.

You might be wondering: Are there even any changes? Or is it just that new USB-C port all along?

Spoiler alert! There are changes you need to know and might convince you to buy one.

Head over to our comparison of the refreshed AirPods 2 USB-C versus its Lightning counterpart (and a mini unboxing in between).

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Logitech launches the Brio 100 webcam, Pebble 2 keyboard/mouse

Available now



Today, a webcam is an invaluable piece of technology essential to workstations and gaming rigs alike. If you’re still shopping for a decent camera for your PC, Logitech has a new option for you. The Logitech Brio 100 is an affordable piece that can deliver quality audio and video for your needs.

Despite being a small shooter, the Brio 100 can deliver Full HD 1080p video for your calls. Plus, with RightLight technology, the camera can automatically increase brightness by 50 percent and reduce shadows from your video. You can also manually customize the video through the Logi Options+ app.

Additionally, you won’t need an external mic to pair with your webcam. It comes with a built-in mic already. It also comes with a 1.5m cable, so you can position the webcam in any angle you’d want.

The Brio 100 is available starting September 21. It is compatible with any USB-A ports on Windows, MacOS, and ChromeOS. It retails for SGD 59 and will come in Graphite, Off-White, and Rose.

Pebble 2 Combo

The new Brio 100 isn’t the only thing on Logitech’s slate today. The company also launched the new Pebble 2 Combo, comprised of the Pebble Keys 2 K380s keyboard and the Pebble Mouse 2 M350s.

The Pebble Keys 2 K380s is a lightweight keyboard built for portability. The slim design gives way to scooped round keys for maximum comfort when typing. You can also connect up to three devices simultaneously. You can then easily switch between these devices using the Easy-Switch buttons. Further, button customization is easy with the Logi Options+ app. The battery can last up to three years, too.

Meanwhile, the Pebble Mouse 2 M350s is also built for portability. The lightweight mouse has Silent Touch technology, which reduces the clicking noise by 90 percent. You can also connect it to up to three devices. The battery can last up to two years.

Both the keyboard and the mouse are available in Tonal Graphite, Tonal White, and Tonal Rose. The keyboard retails for SGD 65. The mouse sells for SGD 49.

Finally, the Logitech Pebble 2 combo — which bundles the two devices together — sells for SGD 89. The combo will also come in two additional color options: Tonal Sand and Tonal Blue.

SEE ALSO: Logitech announces Pro X Series keyboard, mouse, and headset

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Deep Earth Collection: New PS5 plates and DualSense colors

Metallic colorway



Deep Earth Collection

Launched right after the mid-September State of Play, PlayStation has a new Deep Earth Collection. It features new metallic colorways of PlayStation 5 (PS5) faceplates and DualSense controllers.

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The collection introduces three new colors for the DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console covers, all with a smooth metallic finish: molten Volcanic Red, alluring Cobalt Blue, and sleek Sterling Silver.

Sony PlayStation says it is “Inspired by the powerful hues found in the depths of our planet and then elevated with a metallic finish for a touch of sophistication.”

Satoshi Aoyagi and Leo Cardoso from PlayStation’s design team share more about this new offering.

“While crafting this new collection of DualSense controller and PS5 console cover colors, we drew inspiration from the beautiful and powerful hues found in the depths of planet Earth. We elevated the colors by adding a metallic finish for a touch of sophistication.” — Satoshi Aoyagi

“Volcanic Red boasts a rich blazing red tone. Cobalt Blue, on the other hand, presents a deep shade of blue with intriguing hints of purple. Lastly, Sterling Silver showcases a classic aesthetic with a subtle blue undertone.” — Leo Cardoso

Price and availability

The Deep Earth DualSense controllers will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD 107 / MYR 369 / IDR 1,359,000 / THB 2,590 / PHP 4,290 / VND 2,099,000.

Meanwhile, the Deep Earth PS5 console covers will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD 79.90 / MYR 259 / IDR 939,000 / THB 1,890 / PHP 3,090 / VND 1,499,000.

PlayStation noted on their blog that the Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue accessories will launch on November 3. Sterling Silver will follow on January 26. But the exact launch date and availability for the accessories may vary by region and is subject to change.

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