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GearBest Review and giveaway: Portable Bluetooth laser keyboard





In this day and age, many people are glamorized by big companies like Samsung and Apple and develop a certain wariness towards other brands that are not so popular. Even though there are many high-end device manufacturers out there, some people are still skeptical about getting quality for less. While there is some truth to their fears, most of the time, new and previously unknown companies do tend to surprise users with neat products. This time around, we’re going to be reviewing two things at once: GearBest, the massive Chinese retailer and one of their staple products, the Bluetooth laser keyboard.

GearBest is also giving away one of these Bluetooth laser keyboard units to one of you guys, which is very good news, I think. All you need to do is join Geek Reply and GearBest on social media by liking the Geek Reply Facebook page (upper right corner of the sidebar), liking the GearBest Facebook page and share this post on your own timeline so that others can also participate Once you do that, leave a comment below with your Facebook name or URL so that we can verify that you have complied with the giveaway rules. The winner will be chosen at random! The giveaway starts today and lasts one full week, until October 1. GearBest has one Bluetooth laser keyboard up for giveaway, but check back later for other sweet giveaways that Geek Reply is hosting. In the meantime, good luck!

GearBest as a company is a retailer based in China and they pride themselves with not only an enormous selection of smartphones, tablets, Mini PCs, accessories and drones, but also with surprisingly affordable prices and free shipping for most of the items they have on sale. For this review of their services and their products, I chose the FooWoo Bluetooth laser projection keyboard as our main item because of three things: the keyboard is small, portable and cross-platform compatible. Once my discussions with the GearBest representatives were over, the Bluetooth laser keyboard took about a week to arrive through Shenzhen, which is a pretty decent time, considering the long distance the package has to travel.


Cross-platform compatible laser keyboard? Yes, please

The delivery and confirmation process was buttery smooth and since GearBest uses international couriers and express shipping, everything went rather well and was speedy. The package came in undamaged, fully intact and with all the documentation necessary. Moreover, GearBest makes sure that all the paperwork is in order for the destination country and also customizes your product package with sockets compatible with your area, which is something not many Chinese retailers do nowadays.

Now let’s see what this FooWoo Bluetooth laser keyboard can really do. Let’s start with the most important traits of the device. I’ve been using this keyboard on and off for about three weeks and it has been an extremely useful addition to my gadget collection. Since we’re in the wireless age, the fact that the laser keyboard works perfectly without a cable is definitely a pro in my mind. At the same time, the keyboard is very small, and it can actually fit in your pocket, thus making it a very portable device that is convenient to carry around, even if you don’t have a bag or purse at hand. The exact measurements of the laser keyboard are 3.07 x 1.57 x 0.79 inches, which means it’s even smaller than the new Apple iPod Touch.


Yes, it’s that small

The design of the laser keyboard is simple, yet elegant. It looks clean and friendly and has no surplus ports or embellishments. The materials used in the construction of the device are metal, plastic and a TPU-like coating on the back and sides of the device. There’s a plexi screen on the front, that protects the Bluetooth laser keyboard from damage if it falls over or out of your pocket. I’m a generally clumsy person, which means that this device did take a beating over the past few weeks. Nonetheless, it held out like a trooper and still doesn’t have any scratches, dents or smudges on it, which is surprising for such a small, lightweight device.

On the sides, you won’t find anything special. There’s a microUSB port which you can use for charging the laser keyboard or connecting it to devices that don’t have Bluetooth. It works the same way, but the microUSB cable that you get with the laser keyboard is a bit short for my preference. If you find yourself plugging the keyboard into a desktop PC for example, it’s probably not going to reach your desktop, unless the computer itself is held higher. That’s a bummer, but wired connectivity is not what the laser keyboard is meant for. It’s meant for wireless, and it excels at that. On the sides, it doesn’t have anything popping out, save for a power button which blends in with the grippy material that is around the device itself. On the back, there is a speaker which will emit beeps and sounds that pertain to the functions of the laser keyboard. Keystrokes produce sounds (which are loud beeps, which can be easily muted by touching the function key and the letter P at the same time), as do connectivity problems and erroneous inputs.


This will help with the science behind it

Before getting into how it works, I’ll just explain the principles behind the projection of the keyboard. The laser keyboard, as you can see on the front of the device, has a few little lights, each with its own function. On the top part of the device, we can see the pattern projector, which is actually the laser light that will project a red keyboard onto any surface. On the upper left of the device, there’s a motion sensor that will pick up your finger movements while on the lower left there’s an LED notification light which will help you understand what the laser keyboard is actually doing when it’s on. You will use that LED light to find out whether the laser keyboard is searching for Bluetooth devices nearby (in which case it blinks blue), if it’s already connected (in which case it stays blue) and if the battery is low (in which case it blinks red/orange).

But enough dilly-dallying with appearances, we all know appearance matters little when it comes to portable gadgets that are meant for traveling and mobility. And that’s what the laser keyboard is meant for, and does well. First off, the keyboard itself is portable as hell, and can be connected to almost any platform you can imagine. That means you can connect and use the laser keyboard with iOS devices, Macs, Android smartphones, tablets, Mini PCs and TV boxes, as well as Windows systems. That’s a very convenient trait, seeing as you won’t have to worry about compatibility. This cross-platform compatibility feature also lets you switch out the keyboard with different devices in a matter of seconds, and I’m not kidding.

Once you long press the power button on the side of the laser keyboard and hear a loud, long beep, then you know the device is on. The light on the bottom should be blinking blue whilst the device searches for nearby Bluetooth gadgets. Once it finds something, it automatically connects. You don’t need to do anything special, unless your own settings require passcodes or other types of authentication. Connectivity is widespread, as the device can be connected easily to any platform and it works instantly.

I would suggest turning sounds off by tapping the function key and the letter P, otherwise you will be rather annoyed over long periods of use. The laser keyboard works just fine, you can type search terms, documents and messages easily, but I don’t recommend trying to use key combinations like Shift and 2 to write @, because the sensors on the keyboard will not pick the taps up correctly. Many a times I tried typing email addresses, I found myself struggling to input the @ symbol. When you cover the laser light coming from the emitter in a certain way, some letters won’t show up, which is what happens when doing key combinations. It works from the sides of the keyboard, but that’s about it.


You can also adjust the brightness of the laser keyboard

Regardless of that minor problem, the Bluetooth laser keyboard works just fine. Although some might be inconvenienced by the laser’s lack of accuracy, the user experience with this is good if you use it for the right things. Since it’s a pretty cheap alternative to a full keyboard, it’s the ultimate on-the-go, emergency solution to typing issues on any device. The fact that the connection between the device stays up in various conditions and always perfectly within 10 m of the device adds to its benefits. I think that after a few weeks with this device, I became more comfortable using it more often and just leaving it in my bag for emergencies. It doesn’t occupy space and it can be easily charged from even the flimsiest of power banks as it doesn’t need that much power.

Battery life was average, not above and not below expectations of such a device. According to GearBest, the laser keyboard can go on typing for about 2 hours, but I had a much better experience than that. My unit was able to hold out for 3 hours of non-stop typing, connecting and changing devices and while it did start stuttering at the end, with lag intervening, that’s a good time! I did the charging through a laptop, and it took about 2 and a half hours to charge to full capacity (the LED light lets you know when that happens). When I charged it with a standard cell phone accumulator, it charged in about an hour and a half, but that might not be too helpful for the battery inside, as it could fry it pretty fast.


Full keyboard layout, but key combinations won’t work as well

I was content with the brightness and visibility of the device, as even in bright sunlight, it could project the hell out of the keyboard. Naturally, the keys weren’t as visible in bright environments as they were in dark ones, but they were nonetheless easy to see and use. The response times between the taps you make and the characters that that produce is stupid fast, instantaneous, as if it was a normal, USB wired keyboard. I was impressed by that, as I did expect the Bluetooth connection to falter on occasion. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The device worked with OneNote, Google Keep, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and any other app that you can think of. I didn’t have any problems with the entire typing experience whatsoever.

In conclusion, the FoWoo virtual Bluetooth laser keyboard offers good value for money. Even though the inconvenience with the inaccuracy factors into the user experience, for the price, the device has quite a lot to offer. I loved the portability and versatility of it, and I enjoyed having the comfort of a keyboard at hand wherever I was. You can buy the laser keyboard for yourself on GearBest, where it costs only $36, with free shipping. Be sure to take part in our giveaway for a chance to test one of these out yourself! Good luck!


As part of the editorial team here at Geekreply, John spends a lot of his time making sure each article is up to snuff. That said, he also occasionally pens articles on the latest in Geek culture. From Gaming to Science, expect the latest news fast from John and team.


A Review of Fallout 4





After nearly ten years since its initial release, Bethesda has brought Fallout 4 to the PS5, offering enhanced technical performance that one would anticipate from a leap to a new generation. Does the open-world RPG still hold up in 2024?

Answering that question is quite challenging, I must say. While opinions may vary, it’s worth noting that Fallout 4 has its fair share of critics. However, one cannot deny the allure of its captivating gameplay loop, which keeps players hooked with its constant exploration, mutant battles, and character progression. The loop in question has undoubtedly stood the test of time, and Fallout 4 continues to captivate players with its addictive character development mechanics. From acquiring loot to distributing perk points, the game offers a truly engaging experience.

Fallout 4’s post-apocalyptic Boston is yet another example of Bethesda’s talent for creating immersive worlds that captivate and divert your attention from your intended path. This map is incredibly dense, providing adventure at every corner. This open world is incredibly immersive, captivating players for hours on end. The various character progression systems add depth and complexity to the experience.



However, this is where the game begins to show some weaknesses, especially when compared to more contemporary standards. Technical limitations that were already dubious when Fallout 4’s release in 2015 hinder the gameplay experience. It’s quite disappointing to encounter a loading screen every time you enter or exit an interior location, which feels incredibly outdated, even with the significantly improved load times of the PS5 version.

Additionally, comparable restrictions limit the game’s overall scope. Now, it’s clear that one wouldn’t anticipate a radiation-soaked wasteland to be bustling with life, but Boston can’t help but come across as lacking ambition. As you journey through different locations, you’ll notice a noticeable lack of action. Even well-known settlements such as Diamond City and Goodneighbor, which are supposed to be bustling hubs of activity and trade, feel disappointingly empty with a population of only around 30 NPCs.

This illusion may have been somewhat passable back in 2015, but after almost a decade, it’s clear that the game’s outdated engine is to blame for many of its glaring flaws. It’s undeniable that some aspects of Fallout 4’s design haven’t aged well, especially considering how much the open-world genre has evolved in the past decade. While it’s not fair to expect a complete remake in the 2024 re-release, there are certain aspects that could have been improved upon.


Fallout 4 undeniably possesses an alluring atmosphere, capturing that eerie sense of wonder that has become synonymous with the series. There is a unique experience in scaling the remnants of a decrepit skyscraper and surveying the desolate landscape, immersing oneself in the inherent solitude while the game’s subtly captivating music softly plays in the distance.

When it comes to immersion, let’s delve into Fallout 4’s take on role-playing. Upon its release, numerous dedicated Fallout fans expressed their dissatisfaction with the game’s decision to introduce a fully voiced protagonist, along with the limited dialogue choices that accompanied this change. Truly, the absence of morally ambiguous decisions in this game is quite noticeable, especially when comparing it to titles such as Fallout: New Vegas or even Fallout 3. The side quests often guide you towards two predictable options, where you can either embody a beacon of hope or a deranged maniac, and the latter option never truly feels authentic, given the protagonist’s predetermined, almost heroic role in the story.

Emerging from a two-century cryogenic sleep, the protagonist must navigate the treacherous landscape of post-apocalyptic America to save their kidnapped infant son, who was taken from the very same cryogenic facility. In this particular situation, deviating from the main questline may not contribute to the overall narrative coherence. However, it must be acknowledged that the story presents significant opportunities for making impactful decisions that can greatly influence the game world, especially when aligning oneself with pivotal factions.

Once again, it’s worth noting that there is limited opportunity to delve into your character’s personality and motivations in Fallout 4. As a result, the game can be seen as a regression compared to its predecessors. Furthermore, the side quests tend to be quite forgettable. The main plot of Fallout 3 had its fair share of issues, but it managed to find balance by incorporating some wild and unpredictable misadventures. The sequel, on the other hand, lacks personality, featuring one-dimensional characters and unremarkable dialogue. It heavily relies on self-referential storytelling, which can be immersion-breaking.


If you’re interested in seeing faction plotlines come to a conclusion, you’ll have to go through a plethora of ‘radiant’ filler quests. These are the types of games that provide little context and simply place a procedurally generated objective marker on your map, instructing you to “go here, do something.” While the prospect of embarking on an adventure and uncovering hidden treasures is certainly enticing, the overall experience feels somewhat lacking in depth and emotion. It’s hard to ignore the excessive filler content that hinders your progress towards important narrative milestones.

However, it is worth mentioning that the gameplay loop of Fallout 4 is incredibly captivating, and combat plays a vital role in this experience. While it may not boast the most polished shooting mechanics compared to other games on the market, it undeniably stands out as the most enjoyable Fallout installment to date. The action in the game is filled with a satisfying and almost comical bloodlust. Whether you’re sniping super mutants with precision or hacking raiders to bits with modified chainsaws, the result is a spectacle of skulls popping and limbs flying.

The standout feature of the game is undoubtedly V.A.T.S., which grants you the power to manipulate time and execute visually stunning attacks on specific body parts. Even after nearly ten years, there is still no other system quite like it. The version of V.A.T.S. in Fallout 4 truly stands out, offering moments of pure chaos and excitement. Experiencing the exhilarating thrill of a deathclaw’s head exploding mere moments before its talons make contact with your face; being rendered speechless as a mini nuke hurtles directly towards you; obliterating grotesquely mutated wildlife with your beloved energy weapon, all captured in flawless slow motion. This is an exceptional experience.


Regrettably, not everything that Fallout 4 does is met with universal acclaim. Despite being largely overlooked, the game’s settlement system continues to be a topic of heated debate. During your adventure, you’ll stumble upon small communities that you can nurture by collecting various items and utilizing specific materials to construct a wide range of structures. These include essential defenses like walls and gates, as well as intricate computer networks and ingenious mechanical contraptions.

The system itself is undeniably impressive, providing an immense amount of depth for players who truly want to immerse themselves in the experience. If you’re looking for a classic Fallout experience, settlements might come across as unnecessary baggage, adding unnecessary weight to an already content-packed game that can sometimes feel like busywork. It’s quite frustrating how settlements don’t immediately prove their value. The initial phase involves the monotonous task of collecting a vast amount of resources, and that’s just for the basic needs such as shelter, food, and water.


While certain aspects of Fallout 4 may not have stood the test of time, it’s worth noting that the PS5 port does indeed deliver on its commitment to enhancing the game’s technical performance. The game’s performance mode, running at 60 frames per second, is impressively smooth overall, with only occasional minor hitches lasting for a fraction of a second in crowded areas. The smooth frame rate greatly enhances the gunplay, which can sometimes feel a bit twitchy. Additionally, the dynamic 4K resolution significantly improves the overall visual experience, making everything look better than ever.

From an artistic standpoint, this video game can be visually unappealing. It’s safe to say that the visuals were less than impressive back in 2015, and unfortunately, they haven’t aged well. The human character models leave much to be desired, with their lackluster facial features and lifeless expressions. The lip-syncing and facial animations are particularly disappointing.

In summary

The core gameplay loop of Fallout 4 remains strong, despite the fact that the surrounding adventure is starting to show its age, nearly ten years after its initial release. The addition of a smooth 60-fps performance mode will surely please many returning players. Roaming through post-apocalyptic Boston can still provide some enjoyment, especially with the reliable V.A.T.S. system at your disposal. However, it is undeniable that open-world games have made significant progress since the release of Fallout 4, which some may argue already felt outdated even at its launch in 2015.


  • The open-world design is both dense and engaging
  • Engaging progression systems that keep you hooked
  • V.A.T.S. continues to impress
  • The performance on PS5 is impressively smooth
  • Significantly decreased loading times
  • Several poignant narrative moments
  • The soundtrack creates a captivating atmosphere


  • Shows signs of significant deterioration in various aspects
  • Unremarkable side quests and forgettable characters
  • Lacking depth in the realm of role-playing
  • An abundance of mundane tasks
  • The character models are visually unappealing

Good 7/10

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review





Star Wars is one of the few pop culture franchises that won’t die. Andor shows that even in the galaxy far, far away, good stories can be told. After the controversial Star Wars Battlefront 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order delivered a great game. Star Wars games are better three-and-a-half years later.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, like God of War Ragnarok, may appear like a retread, but play it to find how much better it is. Cal Kestis’ story continues with new planets, side content, and quality of life improvements. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is one of the franchise’s best games.


Our brief review process always agreed. We only confirmed it 24 hours ago. Before a Day 0 patch, frame rate drops and screen tearing were severe. We loved the experience, but the launch was unacceptable. Version 1.02 saved Star Wars Jedi: Survivor in the final hour.

Performance Mode now mostly hits 60 frames per second at 1440p resolution. The occasional frame rate drop is nothing compared to what was standard before. Screen tearing is also gone.

However, the smooth frame rate makes Star Wars Jedi: Survivor easier to enjoy without any issues. Its vast worlds and breezier Dark Souls formula return. The Pyloon’s Saloon on Koboh is your home base for a long list of side content and collectibles.

Cal arrives on the backwaters planet to repair his ship after a story-focused introduction. One of the game’s most satisfying loops is reviving Rambler’s Reach Outpost, which becomes more important later. You can recruit and bring friends to the cantina by doing quests and meeting people. Exploration becomes more rewarding with the promise of new conversations and more missions if you meet a friendly person.


Characters make the story. While your goal of a new Jedi home on Tanalorr is intriguing, it’s the Mantis crew and Pyloon’s Saloon that will make you care. They’re charming, funny, and worth talking to.

Even if you don’t find a new home base, exploration is addictive, giving you one more place to search. With verticality and a large map, you could easily double the 25 hours it takes to beat the story.

Compared to Jedi: Fallen Order, combat hasn’t been expanded, but a new stance system lets you choose a lightsaber and control its use. Dual wielding, twin blades, and blaster use depend on the opponent and number of them. It expands your Force experience.


Meditation Points serve as Bonfires, death resets experience points, and the game has a slightly higher difficulty curve than other action-adventure games. You can customize the experience with multiple difficulty options.

Respawn Entertainment also brings back Metroidvania, teasing later powers and abilities in early areas. Puzzles are challenging and add to the exploration loop. The prize is customizing Cal, BD-1, and your lightsaber.

Star Wars’ quirky dialogue and music complete it. The former is stunning, with film-like tracks. Jedi: Survivor’s best feature is the latter. Before combat, droids and stormtroopers will talk about how they’ll kill the Jedi, only to be stabbed by a lightsaber seconds later. Good stuff.


Visuals aren’t. They’re inconsistent: cutscenes look great but gameplay doesn’t. In-game action could never match the game’s 147GB cutscenes. The PS5 version should support the DualSense controller, but its features are rarely used. Haptic feedback and adaptive trigger resistance rarely occur when using the Force.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, like any good sequel, builds on the first game and improves it. Combat is fun and has more options, exploration is amazing, and Metroidvania puzzles and rewards are satisfying. It adds another crowning moment to 2023.


  • Worthy sequel
  • Fun combat
  • Enchanting discovery
  • Fun puzzles
  • Fantastic cast
  • Music and witty dialogue


  • Minor framerate issues
  • Visuals vary

Excellent 9/10

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The Season 3 DMZ Bundle in Call of Duty Warzone 2 has been labeled as ‘Pay-to-Win’ by some players





Activision is facing criticism once again as players of Call of Duty and Warzone 2 are accusing the company of introducing a “pay-to-win” bundle in the game’s real-money marketplace.

The Season 3 update in DMZ introduced a new progression system, as stated in the patch notes.

  • It appears that the player’s usage of individual operators results in their activation for active duty. It is important to note that despite starting with 3 slots, only one Active Duty slot can be equipped simultaneously by players.
  • It is worth noting that Active Duty Operators possess distinct persistent items, including Exfil Streak, Dog Tag Rarity, Backpack Type, Killstreak, Gas Mask, and Self Revive.
  • It is imperative to note that in the event of a failed exfiltration, the gear, streak, and Dog Tag rarity of the specific Operator responsible will be reset. It is imperative to note that only the mentioned Operators will remain unaffected.


The only way to access more Active Duty Operator Slots and gain an advantage over your competitors is by paying a significant amount of money for exclusive perks. The development was met with disappointment from fans in the game’s subreddit, as anticipated. However, there were also instances of frivolity.

I would like to thank Activision for curing me of my Warzone addiction
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I would like to thank Activision for curing me of my Warzone addiction
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The reaction of the authorities is yet to be observed, considering the update was only released yesterday. Players have listed other grievances in similar threads.


Welcome to the ✨New Era✨ of CoD
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All the P2W DMZ benefits IW added with today’s update
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The question of whether fairness truly exists in the contexts of love and war is a matter of great debate and scrutiny. The question of whether or not these Active Duty Operator Slots can be accurately labeled as pay-to-win is a matter that warrants critical examination.

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