Author - Maria Vera

Increase productivity & gaming skills through faster typing

Typing is one of the most powerful yet under-rated skills in the modern era. If you can type both fast and accurately, you gain an enormous advantage over anyone who has to hunt-and-peck their way across the keyboard. It doesn’t matter if it’s at work filling in TPS reports or online communication via text chat: faster is better. If you’re skilled enough, there’s no gap between your brain and the words on screen —you can type as fast as...

Improving your aim in-game

Your ability to aim is a big deal. In order to be even vaguely competitive in any FPS title, you need to be able to hit the enemy. This short guide holds a few tips and tricks to help you get your skills up to par. Ergonomy just for you How you’re sitting will make a huge difference to how you perform — more even than your choice of mouse, if your posture is bad enough. You need to be sitting...

Getting the most out of your headset

Audiophiles have long fought bloody, gratuitous battles over what makes for the perfect sound set-up. Thankfully, even a few basic adjustments can get you a good chunk of the way there, for relatively little effort and expense. This guide is about making the most of the headphones you have. It assumes you’ve already got a solid pair —KLIM offer several gaming headsets that won’t break the bank and offer great sound quality. Both the Mantis and Impact are solid budget...

7 tips to keep your computer alive longer & maximise its performance

Before founding KLIM I assembled and repaired computers. Now I would like to share my experience with you to avoid you repeating the most common mistakes. First of all, I would like to clarify that I don’t know your level and IT skills, so some of these tips may seem quite obvious to you. This eBook is written for PC (Windows) users in mind. Mac users have the advantage and disadvantage that they have a lot less flexibility when tinkering...

Rearranging your workspace to improve your posture and reduce pain

Ergonomics is a word that gets bandied around a lot these days. If you’ve any experience working at a large company, then you’ve doubtlessly sat through at least one awkward slideshow extolling the virtues of sitting upright. Despite HRs cringeworthy presentations, the ergonomics of your setup are actually pretty important. Whether we’re talking about the desk where you prepare  company accounts or the sick battlestation you virtually slay your foes from, ergonomics can have a dramatic effect on your...

Top 10 tips to improve your sleep starting today

Sleep is one of the most important functions of the body. It allows you to  recharge your mental energy, rebuild the wear and tear from the day before, and all-around refreshes you for the day ahead. Sleep is so critical to our performance that even an hour short has a measurable effect on your cognitive ability, making your reactions slower and hindering your ability to make decisions. There’s a lot ot be said for making sure you catch enough...

Enhance your microphone’s audio quality with these simple tips

So, you’ve got yourself a microphone — perhaps for streaming, or recording YouTube videos, or maybe you’re going to try your hand at podcasting. You plug everything in, lean in close, and greet the world... and it sounds terrible. Unfortunately, this situation is all too common for new users. Microphones are tricky pieces of kit, and you need to take some care with how you set them up  to ensure you get the best out of them. Real pros use...

Solutions to your laptop frame rate woes

Struggling with low frame rates when gaming on a laptop can be a frustrating experience. Laptops typically have less power available than their larger cousins, and the sacrifices made to give them mobility often mean there’s less you can do to solve a problem. Start with the low hanging fruit – drivers and dedicated graphics When troubleshooting a frame rate issue, start with the low hanging fruit. Updating your graphics drivers takes only a few moments, and can have a dramatic...

Laptop overheating? Here’s how to fix it

Laptops give us an amazing amount of freedom. Whether it’s taking your work overseas or just shifting over to the couch, laptops give us mobility and convenience that even the smallest desktop can’t match. As technology advances and they grow slimmer, lighter and more powerful, laptops can perform all but the most demanding of tasks, extending that freedom even further. That convenience and mobility comes at a cost, however. The tight confines of a laptop’s case mean that cooling is...

What to do when your laptop is locking up

Things that can cause your laptop to freeze can be roughly divided into two categories: software problems and hardware problems. Hardware problems Hardware issues are generally easier to diagnose than their software counterparts. The biggest cause of freezing problems from the hardware side of things is overheating. If your fans are going full blast all of the time it’s a good sign you have an overheating problem. There are a few things you can do to tackle overheating, the first of...