This week’s Totally Rated, PS5s are getting easier to buy, Sims Sessions are turning up the volume and Apple’s Beats Studio Buds finally hit the market.
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Bringing together leading titles from across the industry, we hear first hand from those who have reviewed – and rated – the very latest games and products on the market.
In this week’s episode, PS5s are getting easier to buy, Sims Sessions are turning up the volume, Apple’s Beats Studio Buds finally hit the market and Mario Golf Super Rush tees off.
First up, gaming, and PS5s are getting easier to buy… for people who already own a PS5.
That’s right, purchase invitations for a new wave of PlayStation Direct stock have been sent out to those who already own the most elusive toy since Turbo Man.
It’s a valiant effort on Sony’s part to skirt the scalpers and sell directly to the loyal PlayStation fan base.
In news, with real life music event’s a mere distant memory EA have stepped in to save the day by hosting a music event in a seven-year-old game in a language no one understands.
The ‘Sims Sessions’ music festival is taking place right now inside the Sims 4 and is being headlined by pop sensation Bebe Rexha, with Glass Animals and Joy Olo Dokun serving as the opening acts.
In Tech, Apple’s worst kept secret finally launched this week as they released the Beats Studio Buds.
Nick Pino from TechRadar gave his verdict on the latest noise cancelling earbuds: “They sound great, with a lively sound quality that elevates the highs and lows of your music, and feel supremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
“They’re not without some drawbacks, though. Chief among them is their lackluster call quality and lack of an H1 Wireless Chip. Battery life with either ANC or Transparency mode turned on is a little short at only five hours (15 hours with the case), and their noise cancellation isn’t exactly class-leading, either.
“That said, these are our favorite Beats earbuds since the Powerbeats Pro elevated the workout earbud form factor in 2019.”
Finally, this year’s Mobile World Congress came to a close earlier this week. It’s the biggest trade show in the mobile calendar and is where many of the year’s most exciting handsets are often announced – but not this year!
Thanks to Covid 19 this year’s event was much smaller than previous years, and was run as a hybrid event with many of the launches and announcements happening online.
Despite that, Samsung announced an announcement event for the next Galaxy Watch saying it’s coming ‘this summer’, Lenovo introduced us to the Smart Clock 2 and the Snapdragon 888 Plus was launched.
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