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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Having failed to grow up, Niels never quit his gaming hobby and decided to turn it into his work as a freelance technology writer after returning to his home country, the Netherlands. And although his hours spent gaming are far less than when a kid, the passion for hardware only got stronger as time went on. With some photography skills in the bag and headlines published at Tom's Hardware, Digital Trends, Maximum PC, and Electronic Design, he's always looking to hone his craft and create more engaging content.

He's also still not sure whether copper is a better color than blue. Maybe it's a phase.

An overview photo of the Cyberboard R3

Cyberboard R3: Building the retrofuturist, cyberpunk keyboard of my dreams

I built a keyboard with the new Cyberboard R3, and it's as retro as it gets.
Asus ROG Gladius III with chili peppers

Asus ROG Gladius III gaming mouse review: Swappable switches galore

Asus' peripherals aren't the most popular out in the market, but the ROG Gladius III has us wondering why. This is a seriously good gaming pointer
The Marsback Zephyr Pro's front profile with green RGB.

Marsback Zephyr Pro review: A mouse so cool it has a fan inside

Marsback's Zephyr Pro comes with a mountain of RGB and a cooling fan, but does it really help?
The Huntsman V2 TKL's wristrest.

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL review: A compelling argument for wired keyboards

Razer's Huntsman V2 TKL updates an existing, already-winning recipe, throwing in a neat wrist rest and optimized design for an even better keyboard.
Logitech's G435 gaming headset on a stand.

Logitech G435 gaming headset review: Too cheap to be good

Logitech is tempting buyers with an affordable wireless gaming headset, but cuts too many corners to reduce the price.
Razer Basilisk V3 top overview

Razer Basilisk V3 gaming mouse review: Not revolutionary, but still good

Razer updated its Basilisk mouse to its 3rd revision, throwing in a free-spinning scroll wheel, updated sensor, and a splash of extra RGB.
Nvidia GPU core.

How to check your GPU temperature

Checking your GPUs temperature periodically is vital to ensuring its longevity. Here are some of the best ways and tools to do it.
Corsair HS80 Cover

Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless review: Everything a great headset requires

Corsair's HS80 isn't the most premium gaming headset, but its superb comfort, sound quality, and intuitive controls might just make it one of the best.

The best gaming mice

Think your mouse is holding you back? Here are our top picks to improve your gaming performance
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Eve Spectrum 4K monitor review: It exists, and it’s mighty good

Even though it's a bit late, Eve's Spectrum 4K might be one of the best gaming monitors money can buy.
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HP announces seven X-Series gaming monitors starting at just $259

HP's X Series monitors bring 165 Hz gaming to affordable price points, offering a variety of different panel options and sizes to suit gamer's needs.
Dell 32 4K USB-C Hub monitor sitting on desk next to plant and light.

Dell 32 4K USB-C Hub Monitor review: Convenient 4K docking perfection

Dell's latest 32-inch 4K monitor offers excellent performance paired with highly practical USB-C hub connectivity, making it perfect for use with modern laptops.
Th LG C1 OLED 4k TV with a high contrast image on the screen, positioned in a home theater setting with speakers

OLED burn-in: What is it and how to avoid it?

There are various technologies to manage OLED burn-in. Here's how to avoid burn-in as best you can.
Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX

Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX review: The ultimate HDR experience?

Asus' ROG Swift PG32UQX is an HDR lover's dream monitor, but with a price tag of $2,999, its flaws might be too severe to accept.
Razer Barracuda X

Razer’s $99 Barracuda X seamlessly connects to PC, Android, Switch, and PS5

Razer's Barracuda X headset uses a horizontal type-c dongle for multi-platform compatibility

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT review: A headset that’s good beyond gaming

Corsair's Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT offers unique features that let it act not only as your gaming cans, but also as your everyday wireless headphones.
A pile of gaming mice.

Why our wrists need a proper ergonomic gaming mouse

In my search for the best gaming mice, there's one I cannot seem to be able to find: A proper ergonomic gaming clicker.
Asus PG32UQX: A $3000 FALD Monitor

HDR on monitors in 2021, explained

HDR: next to high refresh rates, the latest trend in the monitor world. But many elements go into it, so we've boiled it down to the most important basics.
Lenovo P34w ultrawide monitor.

Lenovo’s new ThinkVision 34-inch Ultrawide monitor packs lavish connectivity

Lenovo's P34w Ultrawide monitor is ideal for use with USB Type-C notebooks.
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Razer updates Raptor 27 monitor with THX certification, hikes price by $100

Razer is updating its Raptor 27 monitor with a faster, THX-certified panel for even better gaming performance.
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65% is my keyboard layout endgame, but manufacturers won’t deliver the goods

I've come to realize that the 65% keyboard layout is the best layout, but there's a key player that isn't making one.
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These 3 new Predator gaming displays are large, fast, and ungodly expensive

Acer's upcoming CG437K S is set to be a huge, 42.5-inch 4K gaming display suited for use with the latest generation consoles.
The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed standing on a table.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed review: The best small gaming keyboard ever?

Razer just introduced the Blackwidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed, and it's absolutely brilliant
SteelSeries Prime Wireless mice, Arctis Prime headset

SteelSeries Prime Wireless mice, Arctis Prime headset review: Gaming prime time?

The Steelseries Prime gaming mice prioritize performance over looks, and they do a stunning job.
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Why building a custom keyboard is the ultimate design nerd hobby

The hobby of creating custom keyboards is gaining popularity fast. At its heart, it's all about creating something that's unique to you.
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Lenovo dives into ultrafast screens with its new 360Hz Legion gaming monitor

Lenovo's latest gaming monitor, the Legion Y25g, comes with a wicked-fast 360Hz refresh rate. But that kind of speed doesn't come cheap.
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Razer Orochi V2 review: A gaming pedigree in a shockingly light package

Razer updated its Orochi gaming mouse to a V2, dropping the RGB, but chucking in a better sensor, improved design, and a smidge of customization.
ROG Strix XG43UQ

The first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor you can actually buy will launch in May

Asus' massive 43-inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor is coming out next month, and it comes with a very, very lavish spec sheet.
The Corsair K70 RGB TKL sitting on a table with accessories.

Corsair K70 RGB TKL is an excellent gaming keyboard, if only it came out in 2016

Corsair's K70 RGB TKL Tournament Edition is a great keyboard for competitive gaming, but it's lack of a wrist rest and old switches may leave you wanting more.
Dell Curved 34-inch S3422DWG monitor.

Dell’s new gaming monitors offer something for everyone

Dell's latest S-series gaming monitors offer most features a gamer needs. Let's just hope they'll be available for purchase.
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Razer launches the Kraken V3 X, a new $70 gaming headset

Razer's Kraken V3 X headset boasts new drivers, improved RGB, and better comfort.
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Corsair’s K65 RGB Mini revitalizes mainstream 60% keyboard goodness

Corsair is bringing some 60% keyboard love to the mainstream with its K65 RGB Mini.
LG 27-inch monitor on a desk.

LG 27GN950 review: The perfect 4K gaming monitor, almost

LG's 27GN950 is a 4K gaming monitor that's surprisingly well-suited to graphic work thanks to a wide color gamut and accurate colors.
Asus ROG Swift monitor on a desk playing Destiny 2.

Asus ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR review: Only skill can save you now

Asus' ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR is a mind-bogglingly fast gaming monitor that gives you the assurance that your equipment is no longer holding you back.