Logitech’s G335 wired gaming headset has a colourful vibe to it


Logitech announced its new G335 wired gaming headset that’s available for preorder now at $69.99. It’s expected to ship in July. The G335 borrows several design elements from the $129.99 G733 wireless model released in 2020, including its expressive colour options (as well as a new mint colourway), the comfortable bungee headband, breathable ear pads, and a volume dial built into one of its ear cups. This more affordable model is compatible with the G733’s replaceable headband straps and mic covers sold through Logitech’s site, but it does away with most of that headset’s fancier features, like USB-C charging and the strip of RGB lighting on the front side of the ear cups. It has a flip-to-mute microphone, whereas the G733’s was detachable. This wired model has a slimmer design for “a smaller fit and increased comfort.” The G335 comes with a 3.5mm cable attached, which ensures support with many devices that have an audio jack, be it a PS5 or Xbox Series X console controller, a PC, tablet and a laptop. Logitech includes a PC splitter to accommodate computers that have separate microphone and audio inputs.

Microsoft is hinting on an October release for Windows 11

Microsoft keeps hinting on an October release date for Windows 11. Their official marketing material strongly hints at an October 20th date. The Microsoft Teams message is from Stevie Bathiche, a key engineer on Surface devices, to Panos Panay, Microsoft’s head of Windows and devices. Bathiche is either hinting at a Windows 11 release date, new Surface hardware, or the possibility of both Windows 11 and new Surface devices in October. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell that the company is aiming to release Windows 11 in October, ready for new devices from OEMs. Alongside Microsoft’s own hints, Walmart is also promising a “free Upgrade to Windows October 2021 when available” on several laptops it’s currently selling. Microsoft still needs to clarify which machines will be eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade, though. The company released minimum specifications recently that appear to suggest only 8th Gen and newer devices will be able to upgrade. Microsoft has promised a blog post that will fully detail the upgrade situation for Windows 11, and the TPM requirements.

HP’s has announced its lightest consumer laptop ever, the Pavilion Aero 13

HP has announced the Pavilion Aero 13, the lightest consumer laptop yet. It has a maximum weight of 2.18 pounds, making it one of the most portable laptops. It’s also powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5000 mobile processors, up to a Ryzen 7 5800U. On the outside, the Aero is available in four colours: pale rose gold, warm gold, ceramic white, and natural silver. Weight isn’t the only thing getting slimmed down, as this is the first Pavilion with a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The Pavilion has traditionally been HP’s budget line, with a bigger design than the company’s pricier lines, but HP has been shrinking the bezels and chassis footprints on a number of its models this year. It’s not surprising that this product will be AMD-only. The latest Ryzen generation has been running more efficiently than competing Intel chips across the board. Ryzen chips are also a reasonable fit for the Pavilion line, since many have been priced lower than comparable 11th Gen Intel chips recently. The Aero 13 OLED will be available in July for a starting price of $749.