Project: Spectrum | Community Tester Entry

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Hey Everyone!

We are advancing the development of Project: Spectrum and see improvements in every firmware revision. Now that we’re getting closer to building the final product, we want to let a few of you try out Spectrum and share your feedback and testing results with the community.

Your opportunity

Many members have requested to see hands-on once again from third-party reviewers. While we’ll be sending over final units for their thoughts, we believe that letting community members play with Spectrum in real-life not only serves as a stop-gap between the previous hands-on and the final reviews but also helps to find and iron out potential bugs. All members can request content and ask specific questions directly to the testers, and hear back from them quickly in the community.

The rules

To get a chance to be a community tester for Spectrum, please reply to this topic with:

  • A table listing the different use-cases and devices you’ll be able to test.
  • An explanation of why you choose to test each use-case and how it will help show Spectrum to the community.
  • A review of a consumer electronic device you own to illustrate that you can neatly present your findings and opinions to the community.
  • Optionally, a short explanation of why you should be chosen to test Spectrum.

You can use this table as a starting point:

Use-cases Devices Software/game
use-cases that you will test devices that you will use to test each use-case; please be specific here because our testers as a whole need to cover a wide variety of devices software or game that you will use to test each use-case
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With this information, we can evaluate your capability of testing Spectrum; be sure to follow the guidelines above to get an entry!

What’s next

After we learn from your comments about the testing items our community can conduct, we will follow-up with a survey where you’ll be able to vote on the use-cases you’d like to see tested, and we’ll select several members to cover the popular use-cases as well as a wide range of devices.

We’re looking forward to reading your submissions in the comments!

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I’m on mobile atm so struggling to use the table but…

Mac mini with eGPU, dual boot hackintosh with tb3 monitor output, casual gaming, competitive FPS and UI design for the 9 to 5.

Happy to test, will do a proper post once on desktop.

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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Product Design (Digital) 2020 Mac mini with RX580 eGPU Figma, Miro, Notion
Competitive FPS (1440)(Windows) DIY PC running macOS and W10, Ryzen 3600, RX5700XT PUBG
Story driven games (4K)(Windows) DIY PC running macOS and W10, Ryzen 3600, RX5700XT Red Dead Redemption
Casual Gaming (1080) 2020 Mac mini with RX580 eGPU MadMax, Metro, Tombraider
Admin 2017 MacBook Pro Notion, Safari

Reason for testing: I have very different requirements for work and play and would like to see how the Spectrum works for both.

I have an iPhone and a gimbal, and have art directed product shoots in a previous life.

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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Photo Editing 2017 MacBook Pro w/ Radeon Pro 560x; 2019 iPad Pro Pixelmator Pro; Adobe Photoshop
Video Editing 2017 MacBook Pro w/ Radeon Pro 560x; DIY Windows PC with Nvidia RTX 970; HP Proliant DL360p with Nvidia RT 710 DaVinci Resolve; Final Cut Pro; Premiere Pro; Adobe Photoshop
Office Work 2017 MacBook Pro w/ Radeon Pro 560x; DIY Windows PC with Nvidia RTX 970; HP Proliant DL360p with Nvidia RT 710 Office Suite & Web Version
Video Playback 2017 MacBook Pro w/ Radeon Pro 560x; DIY Windows PC with Nvidia RTX 970; HP Proliant DL360p with Nvidia RT 710 Plex; Streaming Services
Web Development 2017 MacBook Pro w/ Radeon Pro 560x; DIY Windows PC with Nvidia RTX 970; HP Proliant DL360p with Nvidia RT 710 Multiple Browsers (Safari, FireFox, Chrome, Edge); VSCode; Terminal
Gaming 2017 MacBook Pro w/ Radeon Pro 560x; DIY Windows PC with Nvidia RTX 970; Xbox One S Call of Duty; CS:GO; Rust

Reason for testing: I work with multimedia as a freelancer and frequently with my job. I have high end photo and video equipment and need high quality displays to see details when editing or watching multiple angles when editing. I also do web development and zoom in a lot to ensure websites are designed correctly and format legibly on larger and smaller screen sizes. I like to part take in game play, especially with friends. I have HDMI switchers that allow me to connect multiple HDMI inputs to my current single display so I can switch between different devices. I would really like to test the PIP function on the display when I multiple sources connected. My MacBook Pro is also USB-C so I would like to take advantage of the downstream power and multiple display functionality. I have a wide variety of ports that I use; USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI as well as many externally connected devices.

Review: Canon Eos 6D MK II

The image of the fireworks was taken in 2018 - at the time this was my second camera body purchase. I currently own a Canon Eos 7D MK II, Canon Eos 6D MK II, and a Canon Eos R. The 6D was quite the upgrade from the 7D as I entered the realm of full frame cameras. I prefer to shoot in RAW and in manual mode. Though the same shot could have been easily replicated on the 7D I enjoy the quality of the full frame and increased MP CMOS sensor. The build of the camera is different from the 7D. The body is composed of plastic and metal where the 7D is a full aluminum unibody. However, the 6D provides dust and moisture resistance. The ISO levels can be pushed higher on the 6D; allowing up to native 40,000. This helps with night shots but with any image with high ISO you introduce noise unless you can take the same image twice and use Photoshop to figure out where the introduced noise is and remove it. The canon 6D has built in GPS which was a deciding factor in buying the camera due to the fact the 7D has it available without any additional hardware; this is very handy when traveling to include the location information. The body of the 6D is slightly lighter than the 7D. The button placement also took some adjusting. The 7D has more buttons on the body and doesn’t require either a button combo to change settings or button remapping. From initial glance the cameras look similar, the main button different is the select wheel. On the 7D the you have two options, the spin wheel and the set button; The 6D has a multi select button within the spin wheel. This took some adjustment but proved to be more useful as browsing images or selecting a point of focus is easier to set. A big difference between the two models is flash. The 6D doesn’t have a built in flash, which isn’t an issue as a I have an external flash but having a built in flash is nice for when you want to use the camera as a point and shoot in darker environments. The 6D only has one memory card slot. Due to being an entry level camera it doesn’t contain the ability to immediately backup the images to a second card. Lucky I was using my 7D when I had a corrupt SD card that wasn’t an issue due to the way I was saving the images; RAW on the SD card and JPEGs on the CF card. The software that runs the camera is also newer. Navigating the menus was an adjustment as well. The display on top of the camera is also different, slightly smaller on 6D. The quality of the images are incredible for only being 26.2MP compared to the 7D 20.2MP. The image above was shot using a Tamron 28-75mm with f/2.8 lens at 5000 ISO and 1/640s. The noise on the image isn’t significant and no editing was applied. The colors that come from the camera are better when in better lighting conditions. The colors in darker environments tend to become more mute. When I shoot photos today, I prefer my Eos R as my primary and will use the 6D since they are both full frame. The 6D doesn’t allow me to manually change the mode I can shoot in either, APC-Cropped or Full-Frame. This is done automatically depending on the lens that is attached. The 6D also has a fold out touch screen display. This is very useful when wanting to switch to a portrait (selfie) style shoot. I can also use the touch to zoom or swipe between images in review mode, take images or quickly adjust settings without the need to use the scroll wheel. Another added benefit is built in Wi-fi and Bluetooth, I can easily transfer images or remote shoot using my phone. A few images are great. I however don’t recommend using the wireless feature to transfer the whole SD of images as it is very slow. The 6D can produce HDR images but there are some draw backs. You can’t save the RAW images only the JPEG’s and you have to turn off some image enhancement features to enable HDR. The ports on the camera are lacking or are older style connections. When recording video, there is no way to hear what the camera is hearing due to the lack of a headphone port. The usb port is also an older style usb-b connection. Not the fastest connection either if you want to transfer images via usb, still better off using an sd card reader to a device than can import the images. Overall, I enjoy using this camera as a secondary camera. I learned that its not the camera that tells the story through the image but the user. Given my three cameras each have a unique feature set and being able to understand how to make them work independently is what proves a photographer to be considered a pro. This camera is great for anyone that is looking for a budget full frame camera. The weight isn’t terrible compared to higher end DLSR camera from Canon like the 5D series or the 1D series; which is a plus. I have yet to have any issues with this camera in my 2 years of owning it. Like I previously mentioned this camera is great for any individual looking to break into the Full-Frame camera space or if you are simply looking for a secondary camera to quickly capture an image without having to changes lenses on your primary camera.

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I want to test the 4k 120hz model with my rtx 3080, rtx 2070, and 1060 which will give you guys data on nvidia gpus across the last 3 generations. I also have an xbox series x and a ps5 and I want to test the hdmi 2.1 compatibility to help you guys iron out any flaws with it. I also have an iphone 11 pro max i want to test to make sure your monitor works with it because I do use my monitors with my phone. I haven’t done any videos or blogs about testing computer hardware i just use a wide variety of different platforms and peripherals and I would love the opportunity to try out this product and give you guys feedback

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This is awesome. Unfortunately I don’t have a good camera for recording, I have access to a DSLR for HQ photos but I think video recording would probably be ideal right?

But a lot I can test like:

Use-cases Devices Software/game
3D modeling DIY PC windows 10 Blender 3D
Level design DIY PC windows 10 Unreal Engine
DAW DIY PC windows 10 FL Studio
Gaming 1080 1440 4K DIY PC windows 10 Cyberpunk, Witcher 3, Trails of Cold Steel
Stream DIY PC windows 10 Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+
4K Blu-Ray Movie DIY PC windows 10 Avengers Endgame, Sonic the Hedgehog with HDR
Input Switch Sony str-dn1080 receiver PS5, NINTENDO SWITCH, DIY PC, SEGA Dreamcast
Console Gaming PS5 Apex Legends, FF7 Remake (+dlc once released), Spiderman Miles Morales
Console Gaming Nintendo Switch Zelda BoTW, Links Awakening, etc.

Reason for testing: I cover a wide variety of audiences and I think I can provide some valuable feedback. Past jobs have included QA testing for companies I’ve worked with so I have some experience.

I have not done reviews of products for a community (ex: MKBHD style reviews).

PC Specs:
windows 10 professional
i7 4790k
16gb ram
EVGA FTW3 3080
a few SSDs and hard drives

I will try to come up with more use cases if I can. I can’t remember all the specs of the monitor so some of the above use cases may not apply lol

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I’m just a gaming enthusiast, twitch streamer/content creator. I would like to give my testing mostly when it comes to playing with 3 monitors with an RTX 3090 and how it feels to edit videos and stream.

Use-cases Devices Software/game
Gaming at 4K 144hz DIY Gaming PC with RTX 3090 League of Legends, Apex Legends, Valorant, Various indie games
Video Editing DIY Windows Gaming PC with RTX 3090 Adobe Premiere Pro
Office Work DIY Windows Gaming PC with RTX 3090 Office Suite & Web Version, Zoom video conferencing
Video Playback DIY Windows Gaming PC with RTX 3090 Streaming Services, Youtube
Twitch Streaming DIY Windows Gaming PC with RTX 3090 Streamlabs OBS, OBS Studio,
Triple Monitor Setup DIY Windows Gaming PC with RTX 3090, 2x HP 27in 144hx G-sync monitors Windows PC
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Would love to be a tester for any model, but the 4K 120Hz especially. I have a tech channel on Youtube. The devices I would like to test it with is the Galaxy S21, NVIDIA Shield, PS5, Switch, iPad Air 4th Gen, DIY PC Ryzen 3600 x 6900 XT. Also I would like to do a comparison with my Vizio OLED. Thanks.

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/user/younghov22/videos

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Use cases

Photo editing Microsoft surface book pro 2

Console gaming Xbox Series X

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We do reviews and beta testing. We also help education too. We could use the eve with 3d printing, design. We also do gaming reviews, video editing and educational software. I also work for a contractor could use it for cad, crms, and office apps.

Best regards,

David Berkowitz

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Use-cases Devices Software/game

Gaming in 4K 60-120FPS Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation5 NBA 2K21, Gears 5, Ghost of Tsushima
Final Fantasy 7 Remake, God of War, COD,
Doom Eternal, Grounded, Forza Horizon 3,
Destiny 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Borderlands 3

Blue-ray Xbox Series X Various movies

Work Monitor Work PC (Not sure of model) Various programs exclusive to my employer,
Second monitor needed to perform job task

I have multiple DSLR cameras that can record my findings as well as iphone, gopro, etc.

I would love to test this monitor so I can see what true next gen gaming is all about. I have a TV that can display 40K 60FPS but I want to use a monitor such as this so I can use VRR, and game up to 4K 120fps.

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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Gaming Playstation 5 & 4 Destiny 2, Cod, Rainbow 6 Siege
Gaming Custom PC (Ryzen 5600x, RTX 3080) Destiny 2, Valorant, CS:GO
Vido Editing Custom PC (Ryzen 5600x, RTX 3080) Davinci Resolve
Office/Study iPad Pro Notability and Safari

Reason for Testing: I like gaming a lot and overall have som expirience with my current products and how they behave.
With my PS5 I´m using a LG C9 so i can compare the HDRand HDMI 2.1 funcion of the monitor. I mostly Play Story based Games on my Playstation, those often have bautiful colors an picturesc Scenes.

I have a 1080p@144Hz Monitor at my pc and i could compare the high refreshrate panel. While mostly Playing fast Shooters and Edit my game Footage on the PC.

I´m using my iPad for Uni and I´d like to test the 2nd Screen function and the improovement of my Workflow.

Honestly, I´ve never done a professional review of a product. But I love tech-products and I am always into the newest stuff. My friends always consult me before buying something and ask me for my honest opinion on tech. So you can expect an honest review from me.

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Looking to test the 2k monitor, as I have a preorder on two of them

Use-cases Devices Software/game
Photo Editing Ipad pro 2020, PC RTX 3080 & ryzen 5900x, photoshop
Video Playback RTX 3080 & ryzen 5900x,matebook x pro 2018, Ipad pro 2020, PS5 netflix

|Gaming|RTX 3080 & ryzen 5900x, I can test HDMI 2.1 with rtx 3080 with high fps, I can also test HDMI 2.1 on ps5

Reason for testing: I have a high end custom built PC that runs all the latest games 144+ fps, so i can test HDMI 2.1 compatibility/stability, and I edit a little bit of pictures so i can test the color accuracy. I also have a PlayStation 5 which I imagine most buyers want to test on the monitor. I have a wide variety of ports that I use; USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1 as well as many externally connected devices, such as streaming boxes for movies/ shows.

I believe I can offer testing that will cover every single use case of your buyers.

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Looking to test the 2k model on the information below.

Use-cases Devices Software/game
Presentations 2020 MacBook Pro / Custom PC w. 5700xt Google Slides, Powerpoint
FPS Gaming Custom Water-cooled PC, AMD 3600x w. radeon 5700xt CS:GO, Valorant
MOBA Gaming Custom Water-cooled PC, AMD 3600x w. radeon 5700xt League of Legends
Office Work 2020 MacBook Pro / Custom PC w. 5700xt Office Suite & Web Version
Photo Editing Google Pixel Slate Adobe Lightroom, Calendar creation, photo books

Reason for testing: I stream and go to quite a few local LAN’s within the community. Hoping to bring attention to locals for an affordable and impressive monitor. I also have the need on Mac for a high quality, high resolution monitor during presentations as my day job working with Zoom and customers that represent our brand color accuracy. I also edit quite a few photos on the pixel slate and would love to test effectiveness utilizing it’s USB-C ports. Gaming is another area of interest requiring high FPS and refresh rates. I am looking to try cross functionality with AMD freesync and compare to my Alienware Gsync 240hz monitor around screen fidelity, HDR, and overall screen brightness and performance with high FPS demanding games such as CS:GO and Valorant at the team competition level.

Review and build ethos of my recent PC build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Myw6Mp

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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Photo Editing DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x Adobe Photoshop
Video Editing/Game Streaming DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x Adobe Premiere Pro, Stream Labs OBS
Video Playback DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x, Have a 4k & 1440p monitor to compare Spectrum to Several Streaming Services
Gaming DIY PC with RTX 3080 & Ryzen 9 3900x, Xbox Series X, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch Black Ops: Cold War, CS:GO,Valheim, PUBG, Apex Legends, Halo MCC, Gears 5 (anything on Xbox Gamepass)

Reason For Testing:

I am a video game content creator with some high end equipment to fully test out the Spectrum capabilities. I currently have a LG 4k HDR monitor and a HP Omen 1440p 165htz GSYNC monitor that I am eager to compare the Spectrum to. If you are looking for someone who will not sugarcoat and be genuine with their honest opinion, I am that person! Also if people are curious like I am about the HDMI 2.1 functionality with the Series X then I can test that too!

Here are some reviews I did on games in video form, I can easily just script out my review and put it both on my channel and in the forum!

PC Specs:
AMD Ryzen 9 3900x
EVGA FTW3 Ultra RTX 3080
32 GB DDR4 RAM
Windows 10
Several SSD/HDD (Both SATA and M.2 NVME)

Review of Sennheiser Drop PC38x Headset

I have been in the market for a pair of wireless gaming heaphones for awhile now. I tried the Astro A50s, Logitech’s newest offerings and even the new Audeze Penrose X. None of these headsets impressed me for the price I was paying for them. So I went back to using a wired pair of cans.

For the last 2 years I have been using the Sennheiser Game One headset. This is a very basic headset without the features you would see in something like a turtle beach headset, but what you do get is superior comfort and audio (two of the most important factors imo). So I settled on buying the PC38x which is the natural successor to my Game One’s. It is an open back design so the soundstage is superb! I also have kids and a wife so I don’t completely want to be shut out from my surroundings and that is why I prefer open back headsets.

The design of this headset is VERY similar to the Game Ones. There are 2 key differences though. The color scheme is black and yellow which the Game Ones were black and red (a color combo that I am a sucker for). Also the headband has much more cushion with the PC38x. There is a noticeable “clamping” down on the head with the 38x vs the Game Ones so that is a definite con, however the headset is still EXTREMELY comfortable for someone who wears glasses and has a huge head (size 7 5/8 hat).

Lets get into the sound! Compared to the Game One’s I feel this headset has MUCH more bass. I should note that my headsets are always hooked up to my Astro TR Mixamp which provides extra juice to these cans but nonetheless the bass upgrade is noticeable to the Game One’s. I absolutely love the sound on this headset and honestly its been hard for me to find better sound quality than what Sennheiser puts out.

The microphone I can not comment too much on since I use a external USB mic and never my headset mic, but after initial tests I would say it is a solid mic!

For $169 USD this headset is not cheap and it should be noted that it is only available on the Drop website, no third party sellers stock it. But still at that price point I am much happier with the quality of product that I received vs the $300 headsets that I was ultimately disappointed in. These headsets also feature the same drivers as the well received GSP 500 and 600 headsets from Sennheiser and Epos.

What’s in the box?

  • 2 removable braided cables (PC and console)
  • 2 pairs of earpads (mesh knit and velour)
  • Drawstring travel pouch
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Specs:

Headphone Specs

  • Form factor: Over ear
  • Transducer principle: Dynamic, open
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 30000Hz
  • Impedance: 28 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 109 dB
  • 2.5 m PC cable, 2 x 3.5 mm splitTRS connector
  • 1.5 m console cable, 1 x 3.5 mm TRRS connector
  • Weight: 8.9 oz (253 g)
  • Weight (with cable): 10.2 oz (290.5 g)

Microphone Specs

  • Microphone frequency response: 50–16,000 Hz
  • Pick-up pattern: Noise-cancelling
  • Sensitivity: -38 dBV/PA
  • Microphone technology: Electret condenser
  • Microphone pickup pattern: Bi-directional

Pros:
-Great sound quality/bass
-Removable ear cups
-Build quality is sturdy (for plastic)
-Microphone can be muted by simply turning it upwards
-More comfortable than most headsets (only beaten by Astro A40/50 and Game One’s imo)

Cons:
-Pricey for a basic headset but definitely worth it imo
-Little bit of a clamping force on headband to earcups
-Can only be bought from a single retailer

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Overall Score 9/10
Patman seal of approval!!!

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I have actually pre-ordered the 4K 144Hz model (can provide payment/order info upon request) and would love to test this monitor. I’ve been following for quite some time and have recommended this monitor to some friends as well (some who have also pre-ordered).

Reasons for testing:
I am a mobile application developer who also loves playing video games. I use two different setups for both of these things, which will allow the monitor to be used for multiple different scenarios (one for development and another for gaming) across both setups.

I’ve not yet reviewed any other consumer electronics, but I would love to be able to start here. I have a website which details some of my previous blog posts about development – you can see that here.

I believe that a large portion of this community is focused around both gaming and development, so I think that having someone who does both would be a fair representation of the consumer base for this product and that it could help others make decisions on whether or not to purchase a Spectrum in the future.

Use-cases Devices Software/game
Mobile App Development / Programming 2018 MacBook Pro w/ Touchbar running via Thunderbolt 3 CalDigit Dock alongside a Dell S2716dg monitor VS Code, Xcode, iTerm2, iOS Simulator, Android Studio, Android Emulator
Video Gaming Custom built PC w/ EVGA 3080 XC3 – Full Spec Sheet Call of Duty: Warzone, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Valheim, etc.
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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Gaming with PS5/Xobx Series X PS5/Xbox Series X Various games like latest COD,
PC Gaming Ryzen5950X/RTX3080 Various games
Nintendo Switch Gaming Switch Animal Crossing, Dead Cells etc
Web-development Ryzen5950X/RTX3080, Surface Laptop 3, Razer Base 15 (RTX30870) PHPStorm, Visual Studio Code
Photo-editing Ryzen5950X/RTX3080, Surface Laptop 3, Razer Base 15 (RTX30870) Adobe Lightroom
360 degree video editing Ryzen5950X/RTX3080 Insta360 video software

Reason for testing: I have been looking forward to finding a monitor that will give me the best image for my computer with the RTX3080 as well as my two consoles (PS5/Xbox Series X). I think a lot of people are waiting for the first batch of HDMI 2.1-monitors and want to know how they perform. When I am not working I code and also work a lot with editing images for my reviews and I hope to be able to test the monitor in these use cases.

Things I’ve reviewed: Gigabyte 3090 Eagle OC (Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC 24GB - Bjorn3D.com), ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 (ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 - AMD and Nvidia in sweet harmony - Bjorn3D.com)

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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Gaming Playstation 5 Disc Edition, Xbox Series X, Gaming PC with 3700x/RX580 Looking to use Game Pass Ultimate full game catalog for testing on PC and Xbox Series X focused around Multiplayer Battle Royal that support 4K 60 or lower 1440p 120. PS5 will be more for Single Player 4K HDR experiences but used also for exclusive games like Returnal.
Media Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k, Apple TV 4K, PS5/Xbox Series X Check for hardware streaming format compatibility with streaming services that utilize UHD. Check Quality of 4K Bluray playback through gaming consoles
Productivity Dell and Lenovo laptops with 8th and 10th gen Intel processors utilizing Thunderbolt 3/USB-C and integrated intel graphics Use of monitor as external display and peripheral USB hub for daily usage in work from home situation as a Desktop Admin for an IT Company

No direct consumer product reviews but have provided my opinion on Twitter when certain posts ask for thought on an particular items. Recently I provided my opinions on why the Ford Mach-E was the best value proposition in the EV Market (not very computer periphal oriented but can translate to other products):
-Simple Graphic user interphase on the the large Vertically mounted Console with third party Support of Airplay and android auto (currently missing from competitors like the Tesla Model Y)
-Early adopters noticing far less build quality issues in panel alignment assembly and paint quality
-Overall rear passenger space is better to comparable EV models.

I do believe my skill set can provide good insight to Eve and its community:

-Consistently provide Post Mortem analyst reports of IT issues both hardware and software relating to issues that occur as part of my job.

-Provide insight to software processes for company accessible resources and software imaging for efficient workflows and reduced failure rates.

-Provide my knowledge to purchasers of company assets for new hardware asset upgrades. Able to provide insight feature sets and value proposition comparisons amongst all types of hardware to provide the most accurate data reporting for others decision making.

Have worked under NDAs in the past.

Able to provide reporting/review in written, photographic, and video forms.

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To make the table simpler see my list of devices here:
Device #1 - Desktop - i7-8700K,Nvidia RTX 2070 - Benchmarks MSI Z370 GAMING M5 (MS-7B58) Performance Results - UserBenchmark
Device #2 - Laptop - MSI GL62M-7RD, i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050m
Device #3 - Laptop - 2020 Macbook Pro 16" , AMD Radeon Pro 5300M

Use-cases Devices Software/game
Photo and Video Editing Device #1, #3 Premiere; Adobe Photoshop
Office Work Device #1, #2, #3 MS 365 Office Suite & Web Version
Video Playback Device #1, #2, #3 Kodi; Private local and internet streaming, Public Streaming Services
Web and Software Development Device #1, #2, #3 Multiple Browsers (Safari, FireFox, Chrome, Edge); VSCode;PyCharm;Eclipse;Notepad++; Terminal (CMD, Powershell, Bash Shell)
Gaming Device #1,#2, #3; Xbox One; Google Stadia SQUAD;CIV5;CIV6; StarCraft II; CS:GO; Minecraft RTX

Reason for testing:
I work in a document heavy field and utilize MS Office quite a bit, however I have years of software development and security engineering experience. I am often reviewing code, viewing or editing security frameworks, and drafting documents. For me utilizing the device in a work setting is a fantastic example of how the device may perform in the real world; I am currently working from home so my most used machine is my Desktop. I also am a gamer at heart and play the games I listed above in my off-hours quite a bit. I could provide comprehensive data and feedback on how the device performs.
I have the capabilities to expand my testing past the initial applications listed above if required.

Edit * added three product reviews:

  • Amazon Basics Under Desk Foot Rest - Black

This is fantastic, I works exactly as described and doesn’t appear to slide around on the floor at all.
One thing to note, the top will move/tilt unless you tighten the mechanism on the side with a screwdriver. I believe this is a feature NOT a con, however I wish it was not a screw and rather a hand tightener.

  • Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 16 Oz., Black

This is fantastic. I got this to replace and older standard coffee cup that isn’t as leak proof, I have to say this one is amazing. I pack it daily into my bag and commute with it to and from work. It’s so good I got one for my brother also.

Things to note . You must absolutely check that the lid is tight and that the the lid doesn’t have any remaining liquid from your last sip before packing it… obviously if there is some remaining not under the lid that small amount will get on something .

Also do not wash the Bottom metal part in a dishwasher as the directions say, it probably will peel the paint off.

Deployed under a desk.

  • HDMI 8" Monitor

I use this as a mini display for a NUC. I utilize it as a home-crash cart for monitoring the machines I have.
Pro:
-Display size
-VESA Mountable and I can attach the NUC to it.

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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Office work HP EliteBook 745 G5, DIY Windows PC with Radeon RX6900XT Microsoft Office, FireFox/Chrome
Input Switching HP EliteBook 745 G5, DIY Windows PC with Radeon RX6900XT Work and home computers
Web browsing/video DIY Windows PC with Radeon RX6900XT FireFox/Chrome
Streaming DIY Windows PC with Radeon RX6900XT, Xbox One X Disney+, Youtube
Movies Oppo UDP-203, Xbox One X UHD/FHD Blu-Ray, DVD
UHD PC gaming DIY Windows PC with Radeon RX6900XT Halo MCC, Fallout 3 & 4, Star Craft II, Among Us, others
Xbox gaming Xbox One X Minecraft, Forza Horizon 4, others
ATARI VCS gaming ATARI VCS Various

Reasons for testing: I use computers a lot in all sorts of applications - from office applications (Microsoft Office, google gapps, QuickBooks) to programming, everyday use (browsers: FireFox/Chrome) to games. I also directly work on graphics cards R&D and have above-average knowledge and experience with graphics cards.

I’ve not done a formal review before, however if you would like to see an example, I could whip one up fairly quickly to showcase by presentation ability.

Camera is from a OnePlus 5T, but can do video with a Panasonic HC-V770 FHD camcorder.

PC Specs:
Windows 10 Professional
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
16GB DDR4 RAM
AMD Radeon RX6900 XT (HDMI 2.1)
512GB NVMe drive
Looking to use a triple-monitor setup with Eve Spectrum in the middle.

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Use-cases Devices Software/game
Gaming 1440 & 4K Custom PC windows 10 Apex Legends, COD: Cold War, etc
Stream Custom PC Windows 10 Amazon Luna, Hulu
4K/BlueRay Movie Custom PC Windows 10 Bladerunner 2049 4K
Apps Custom PC Windows 10 Spotify, Discord, Steam, Reddit
Console Gaming Xbox one S Apex Legends, Metro 2033, PUBG
PC Gaming Custom PC Windows 10 Cyberpunk, Apex Legends, Little Nightmares 2
3D modeling Custom PC Windows 10 Blender 3D, Sketch-Up, Ultimaker Cura
Video Editing Custom PC Windows 10 Davinci Resolve 17, Filmora X, OpenShot Vid Editor
Benchmarks Custom PC Windows 10 Cinebench, Heaven
VR Oculus Rift S (PC) Plasmaphobia, Walking Dead S&S, The Last Player VR

Reasoning: I have been talking this monitor up to all my friends and explaining to them how this is going to be the next big thing they wish they hadn’t missed out on. Hmm… If only there was a way to get my hands on one and show them. Yea… That would do it! =)

In all seriousness: I have a strong passion for new and innovative products screaming to hit the market and try and raise the bar even higher. This is how I feel (in my opinion) Eve is trying to achieve, and listening to the community is a HUGE giveaway. If I were to receive a monitor for review I wouldn’t have a bias opinion, I feel that would be… hypocritical at most, seeing as we all have had a chance for improvement in all aspects, voicing our opinions.

No, instead I would write an honest review on the matter. Maybe even do an average everyday user unboxing and review of my first reactions and test scores if I felt it was necessary (with permission of course). I have never reviewed a monitor, or hardware at all, although I can say I’ve reviewed software in the past i.e. Amazon Luna, and Xbox XCloud, and felt I put the time and effort in reporting back with the best of my knowledge for pros, cons, and fixes.

I have a very popular BenQ GW2480 1080p as a budget monitor, a Midrange Viewsonic XG270QG for 1440p, and ordered the 4k Spectrum as a comparison to the match. I’ve told all my friends and family that I’ve been waiting on this monitor to release for quite some time now and I feel strongly they will believe me it was worth the wait after release. What interests me the most is the ports, elegant design, functionality & resolution of the shear 3840x2160 this bad boy can reproduce. Never owning a 4k monitor I am really interested in diving deep into what my GPUs power can really handle at the finest gaming, editing, and overall immersive experience my wallet can afford.

Thanks for your consideration

PC Specs:
AMD 3700x
Gigabyte 2070 super OC
Elgato 4k60pro capture card
Patriot 32GB 4133MHz Ram
Msi B450 Tomahawk Max
nvme 250 Gb
1TB Firecuda SSD
Focusrite scarlet solo 3rd gen
MXL 990 Microphone
Oculus Rift S
HX 750 Gold PS
Elgato Stream Deck
Go Pro Hero 8 Black
Monitors: Viewsonic XG270QG
& BenQ GW2480
AverMedia P513 4k Webcam
etc

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