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Go The Simba Hybrid Way For A Deeper Sleep

Over the last couple of years, I’ve increasingly become a troubled sleeper. It’s partly because of my anxiety, but mostly owing to my chronic upper-back pain. Naturally, I’ve tried switching to different pillows and mattresses but to no avail. Someone at work was talking about Simba and how the products are incredibly good. I was all ears and decided to take a look.

Yes, this was a bit beyond my budget, but when I saw that the Simba Hybrid Mattress had free delivery and a 100-Night Sleep Trial, I couldn’t resist the offer. Being a cleanliness-freak, the Simba Hybrid Mattress Protector was a must-buy. Also, the height-adjustable and temperature-controlled Simba Hybrid Pillow seemed too good to skip!

All three products were delivered on time and damage-free. Before getting into my sleep experience, let me take a moment to commend the smart packing of the mattress. Usually, one would expect a 5-layered mattress to be super-bulky. Nope, not this one! The King-Size Simba Hybrid Mattress that I ordered was effortlessly easy to unbox, and once placed on the bed base, it just unfolds and rises on its own!

With my backaches, an overly soft mattress and pillow that sink in too much are a strict no-no. But anything too hard is bad for my insomnia. To my utmost delight, both the mattress and pillow from Simba proved to be exactly what I was looking for! I believe that the responsive memory foam of the Simba mattress adapts to my sleeping position; so the firmness is exactly the way I want. My wife prefers very soft mattresses, but even she was raving about how the luxurious this one from Simba is, and how well she slept! Also, the mattress is engineered in a way that one sleeper doesn’t get disturbed when the other one tosses and turns.

The best feature I’ve liked about the Simba Hybrid Pillow is that nanotubes filling can easily be removed or added to alter height and firmness. All this without creating a mess! I’ve used the pillow for around three months now, and I’ve experienced a marginal decrease in my upper spine ache. With my insomnia almost gone, I look forward to sleep time rather than dreading it!

Just like the responsive foam of the mattress, the hybrid pillow shapes up exactly the way your head, neck and spine require. Last but not the least, there is a ‘down feathers’ layer inside for that much-needed luxurious feel. Also, did I mention that both pillow and mattress are temperature-controlled? Even better value for money!

Let me also tell you that the Simba mattress protector is an essential purchase if you are buying the hybrid mattress.  After all, you are spending a bomb on the mattress, and you would want it to remain clean. It is the best protector since it fits all kinds of mattresses, and is spill-resistant as well as waterproof.

For a disturbed sleeper like me, I feel I’ve hit the jackpot with the Simba Hybrid Mattress and Pillow. Don’t take my word for it, try it on your own. They offer a 100-night trial with free returns, so you have nothing to lose either way!

Buying League of Legends Accounts? Yea its a thing!

Why Do People Buy League Of Legends Accounts?

If you’ve played League of Legends for long enough, then you’ve probably come across people who buy LoL accounts at some point. Unknown to many players, these smurf accounts can be purchased online from a range of different websites and are extremely popular.

But with League of Legends accounts being free to create, why do people buy League of Legends accounts in the first place? We spoke to UnrankedSmurfs.com to find out the top reasons why.

To Practice New Champions and Tactics

One of the most common reason players buy League of Legends accounts is to help them practice and learn new champions. Players take the ranked ladder very seriously and will do anything they can to give themselves a competitive edge. If a new champion gets released or there is a major rework of an old champion, competitive players will be looking to take advantage of it in their gameplay. However, instead of risking their current MMR to learn a new champion or strategy, they will instead use a secondary account.

Although there is always the option to play regular unranked games, the experience is never the same. Unranked games are often full of amateur players who go AFK and are there to have fun, not to win. Instead, players use their secondary account to practice champions in ranked games without affecting their current rating. This means if they lose MMR while practicing, it won’t affect their actual rank on their primary account.

To Play On Multiple Regions 

Another reason people buy League of Legends accounts is that it allows them to play on multiple regions with ease. Currently, you can only play on one region with an account. This means if you signed up for an NA account, you’re limited to the NA region only. Of course, it is possible to transfer your account to another region such as EUW, but at 2600 RP for a one-way transfer, it’s not cheap.

If you convert 2600RP into USD then it comes out at around $18 for a transfer. For a one off fee, it might be justifiable. However, what if you want to play on both EUW and NA regularly? Then you need another account.

Leveling an account takes time, and not everyone has the time (or patience) to do it. If you think back to how long it took you to reach level 30, would you really want to experience that again? Instead, many players opt to speed things up by buying a second League of Legends account to play on. For around the same price as the server transfer fee, players can get another account which they can use at any time. This means they can freely choose between playing games on NA and EUW without having to buy a transfer every time. As you can see, it’s much cheaper in the long term.

To Play With Their New Friends

League of Legends is a very social game with a large following and big community of fans. Players often play with their friends in order to make the games more fun and enjoyable. While many players also introduce their friends and family to the game for the first time to show them what they’re missing out on.

If an experienced player is trying to teach a new player how to play then it can be very tricky. An experienced player will have considerably higher MMR points than the new player. This means if they group up and play some games together, the players whom they are put up against will also have high MMR. As you can tell, it’s not the best idea when you’re trying to teach someone how to play the game for the first time.

To solve this, many players often buy brand new unranked smurf accounts which have never been played on. By purchasing a new account, players can play with their friends against other new players which make the games a lot easier, especially for new players.

To Destroy Noobs

Playing competitive League of Legends games at a high skill level can often be challenging and frustrating, especially when you’re on a losing streak. For some players, there’s nothing better than destroying some noobs to help them unwind. In order to play against low skilled players, you need a new account with a low MMR rating. Also known as smurfing, the term refers to an experienced player who plays on a different account to play with low skilled players.

If you imagine a Diamond player against a team of Bronze 5 players, you can imagine how much of a noob stomp it would be. Although it is often frowned upon by many players, it’s still a popular reason why people buy League of Legends accounts.

To Get Rare Skins

The final and most popular reason people buy League of Legends accounts are to add exclusive content to their LoL collection. Throughout the history of LoL there have been numerous releases of rare champion skins and ward skins. These rare skins are highly sought after with some players even willing to pay hundreds of dollars for rare skins such as PAX Twisted Fate and Black Alistar.

Back in 2014, Riot disabled the ability for players to redeem skin code in the game. Prior to this, there was a huge market of players selling skin codes for hundreds of dollars. Nowadays the only way to get these rare skins is to buy an account with them already redeemed.

Owning these skins in the game not only makes players look like a true LoL veteran, but players also love to show off to their friends. Having a rare skin in the game that you can’t get anymore gives you ultimate bragging rights and will make all of your teammates envious.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why people buy League of Legends accounts, and most of them are not as bizarre as you would think.

Overwatch: How to play as Zarya

Zarya is one of the strongest characters in the game but so often used improperly and that renders her nearly useless. We put together a few tips on how to play Zarya but frankly the biggest point to make is PING YOUR ULT STATUS. Zarya has one of the best ults in the game but it is without a doubt the most critical so use in combination with another ult say Genji, Soldier or someone else with serious killing power. There is not much that is more frustrating in OW than watching Zarya solo-ult only to get a single kill or just see the enemy team floating around behind a Reinhardt shield.
So here we go, our top tips for playing Zarya.

Zarya Tips:

  • Her beam is far stronger than the explosive charge. Explosive charge requires direct hits to be most effective. You have to use your particle barrier to increase the weapon’s damage. At 100% charge, she is deadly.
  • Particle Barrier for you: engage only after you are being shot. This will increase your cannon strength. Shield only lasts for 2 seconds and has a 10-second cooldown. Use wisely
  • Use the projected barrier to shield your team! A barrier on a teammate from a charging Reinhardt can save their life and increase your charge.
  • Best uses for projected barrier – flanking ally, ally’s caught in an ultimate, ally who is in the middle of the fight (think Winston), when ally is using their ult (McCree, Pharah)
  • Use explosive charge at a distance or in face to face battles.
  • Shoot the Graviton surge at enemy feet to avoid it being
  • Call out your ultimate! Ping your status!
  • Combos great with following ultimates – Reaper, D.VA, Junkrat, Tracer, Pharah, Hanzo, Soldier, Genji
  • Use your explosive charge during the ultimate as they should all be direct hits.
  • Zarya is a good counter to: Winston (absorbs his cannon easily), Genji (deflect does not work on beam), Mei (Particle barrier stops freezing)
  • Zarya is weak against: Pharah (Hard to hit), Widowmaker (too far away), Bastion (Sentry form destroys her quickly).
  • Although a tank, try and keep your distance until you have 50% charge or higher to be more effective.
  • Need to move in and out of battle, build your charge and barrier allies.
  • Use your microphone and team up your ultimate with an ally!!!

Teamwork makes the dreamwork.  Your system has a microphone, use it!

How to Fix a Noisy Gaming Chair


Our friend Jerry over at Barnacules Nerdgasm posted a video today that helps with a problem I know we can all related to; Noisy gaming (or office) chairs.  Now it doesn’t bother me as much when I’m gaming but when I’m working and especially when I’m on a call with a client hearing my chair pop and click has been a pain in my side that I had no idea how to fix. In comes Jerry, he says:

I’ve discovered where the majority of the squeaking, popping and clicking noise is coming from on DX Racer, GT Omega & AK Racing gas piston gaming seats including all office chairs that use a piston to move up and down. Turns out the bearings and race just wear out and lose their lubrication and this simple video will show you how to restore your chair to perfect quiet operation in just a few minutes.

I couldn’t wait and went right to the garage to fix this rickety old chair I use every day and sure as shit his method works. If you haven’t subscribed to his Youtube channel, I highly suggest it as it’s full of interesting videos and good production quality.