Day: August 2, 2020

August 2, 2020 Off

Razer Opus Review – IGN

By tracy
Even with the number of options out there – and believe us, there’s A LOT – it’s astonishingly hard to find quality Bluetooth headphones in the mainstream sector. There are, of course, the usual shoo-in brands like Bose, Sony, and Beats that most people go for. And, there are those that sit right on the cusp of the audiophile market like Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, and Shure. The rest are either not worth your money or, at best, a hit-or-miss.That means that if you want something other than what these brands offer – in terms of aesthetics, perhaps, or price – then you’re kind of limited. If you’re looking for great quality sound, that is.

Razer Opus

That’s why, when I tested Razer’s latest attempt at non-gaming over-ear headphones, I was mildly and pleasantly surprised. This set of cans rivals the likes of Beats Solo Pro and Bose QuietComfort 35 in terms of quality and features, minus the high price tag and perhaps with a brighter sound. I’m absolutely here for them.

Design and Features

If the Razer Opus Wireless ANC Headset has one weakness as a pair of consumer Bluetooth headphones, it’s probably the aesthetic. Not that the headphones aren’t great

August 2, 2020 Off

Veteran Character Actor Wilford Brimley Dead at 85

By tracy
Curmudgeonly, mustachioed character actor Wilford Brimley died Saturday at the age of 85, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Salt Lake City native Brimley appeared in dozens of films and TV shows over his decades-long career but will perhaps be best remembered to IGN audiences as Dr. Blair in John Carpenter’s 1982 version of The Thing.

That sci-fi/horror classic, starring Kurt Russell, saw Brimley (sans his signature walrus mustache) play the senior biologist stationed at U.S. Outpost 31, an Antarctic research center whose inhabitants are hunted by an alien predator who can assume any form.

Wilford Brimley in The Thing.

(SPOILERS! Blair ends up becoming one of the many forms The Thing takes over the course of the movie.)

In addition to The Thing, Brimley’s foray into sci-fi saw him starring as Ben Luckett in 1985’s Cocoon and its sequel, Cocoon: The Return. Although he was only in his 50s at the time he made the Coccon movies, Brimley played a senior citizen in both films.

He also played “Noa” in the 1985 Star Wars TV movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.

Brimley’s other film credits include The Natural, The Firm, Hard Target, In & Out, Remo Williams: The