Getting the best out of your gaming set-up isn’t often a cheap deal. Controllers, monitors and

Getting the best out of your gaming set-up isn’t often a cheap deal. Controllers, monitors and other essential equipment generally means your bank account will resent your very existence, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Peripheral manufacturers know that there’s a market out there for good quality equipment at a lower price point. When looking at headsets, that will mean you won’t get the gel-cooled, haptic motor rumble, or bass-bin-on-your-head effect of the top flight, but you can still get some perfectly decent gear. Roccat’s Noz headset is their mid-level offering, with an RRP of £59.99. It’s a simpler, more stripped back headset compared to their less wallet-friendly options, but it still has plenty of similarities. It’s black for a start, which you can never go wrong with, and made from a combination of matte and gloss plastic, with a fabric and foam headband. Compared to the similarly priced options from brands like Turtle Beach and Logitech, the Noz is immediately a more tempting product, purely on the basis alone that it doesn’t look, or feel, particularly cheap. Branding is minimal, with the Noz logo on one earcup and Roccat on the other, while the headband featur...

2019 Best DIY CNC Router Kits & Desktop CNC Machines

Check out our buyer’s guide to find an affordable DIY CNC router kit or desktop CNC machine for home that meets your needs and your budget. CNC routers are an ideal addition to any maker’s workshop. Precisely cutting woods, metals, and other materials, the CNC router can do some tasks 3D printers can’t. Helping alleviate this is a DIY CNC router kit, condensing down CNC router into flat-pack projects that result in high-quality tools fit for carving and cutting in relatively little time. There is also a range of semi-assembled or assembled desktop CNC machines that are also compact, some of which come at an affordable price. Learn the difference between a CNC router and a CNC mill or scroll on to our selection of the best desktop CNC machines, along with DIY CNC router kits, on the market today (ordered by price). Hackable and coming with a large work area out of the box – especially the XXL version – the Shapeoko is a versatile CNC router. Learn more On the cheaper end of the CNC spectrum, the MYSWEETY 1610 CNC Router is a popular entry-level option available on Amazon. Available for under $200, don’t expect a large machine or extra perks to come with this CN...