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Input Devices News (202)

Adesso Announces AKB-636 Mechanical Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: February 22, 2017 05:25PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Adesso AKB-636 is a mechanical keyboard with a "retro" design, looking similar to old school typewriters. The keyboard also features N-key rollover and multi-function hotkeys to "give you quick access to your media player tools." The switches have an actuation force of 45-50g and are rated at up to 50 million keystrokes. At an MSRP of $99.99, the AKB-636 provides "a conversation piece with a look from yesteryear," while offering "the durability, and precision of the technology of today."

Source: Press Release



HyperX Announces Two Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Category: Input Devices
Posted: February 6, 2017 04:40PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Kingston has announced the availability of a pair of new models for the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, with options for either Cherry MX Red or Brown switches. The two new options add to the already available HyperX Alloy with Cherry MX Blue switches. The keyboards are created with a "minimalistic, compact design that’s ideal for CS:GO and FPS gameplay," and includes a mesh travel pouch to make it even easier to take with you. The keys utilize red LED backlighting with six operating modes with anti-ghosting, full N-Key rollover, and a USB port to attach additional devices. Senior business manager Marcus Hermann described the addition of two new switch types, stating "Gamers who play FPS classics like CS:GO or Overwatch can now choose from a variety of Alloy FPS gaming keyboards including a linear switch, a tactile switch or something in between." The new Alloy keyboards are available immediately at an MSRP of $99.99.

Source: Press Release



Tt eSPORTS Adds Ventus X Optical Mouse to Lineup

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 4, 2017 05:06PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Tt eSPORTS will be showing off its latest offering, the Ventus X Optical RGB Gaming Mouse, at CES starting tomorrow. It is powered by a PIXART PMW-3360 optical engine, capable of up to 12,000 DPI. RGB lighting is provided in a two zone configuration with static and pulse operating modes. It was created with an aerodynamic honeycomb design which "enables the smooth passage of airflow from hand-to- mouse during gameplay." An onboard 32-bit ARM microcontroller provides the necessary processing power and 256kb of onboard memory allows for storage of up to five profiles. OMRON switches are rated at a 20 million click lifecycle, ensuring that you will be gaming years to come.

Source: Press Release




Patriot Introduces New Gaming Mice, Keyboards, and Headsets

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 3, 2017 09:39PM
Author: bp9801


CES is rolling along, with plenty of new hardware to check out and feast your eyes upon. It isn't always about internal components, but external ones, too, like Patriot and its line of mice, keyboards, and headsets. Patriot may be known more for its memory, but the new peripherals are sure to turn some heads. The Patriot Viper V570 RGB and V530 LED gaming mice are packed with plenty of features, such as an Avago 9800 laser sensor in the V570 RGB and an Avago 3050 optical sensor in the V530 LED.

The V570 RGB features a staggering 12,000 DPI, but you can adjust it with a button press all the way down to 400, or anything in between, if you so choose. You can also use the Auto-Speed feature in the software to let the mouse automatically adjust the DPI within a range you specify, based on how you game. There's also a quick access sniper button on the left side, while the 13 programmable buttons let you assign any number of commands to them. There are five of them on the left side that have no default value, so you can really customize things to your liking. For the RGB side of things, you get multi-zone LEDs that can be adjusted to any one of 16.8 million colors, with the software letting you assign different colors to five profiles. The V570 RGB also has 35g of adjustable weight and ceramic footpads for smooth gliding.

On the V530 LED, the optical sensor features a maximum DPI of 4,000, giving you precise control in games. You can adjust the DPI, too, so you can find just what you like. It has seven programmable buttons and six different profiles, each one with a unique LED color to distinguish them. Download the software and you can customize each profile to your specific demands. PTFE pads on the bottom let it move easily across surfaces, while both it and the V570 RGB feature a soft rubber texture for maximum comfort.

Moving on to keyboards, Patriot has the V770 RGB and V730 LED mechanical gaming keyboards for you to check out. The V770 RGB includes Kailh Red switches to give a tactile feel and quiet sound, along with a 2mm actuation force for easy typing. Per-key RGB lighting lets you assign a different color to every key if you want, or just get your preferred layout lit during games, thanks to the software. There are even five profiles you can alternate between with a flick of a switch, while the software lets you tailor everything, right down to key assignments and the aforementioned lighting. All the keys are programmable, so just because it says one thing doesn't mean it has to do that in a game. Audio and USB passthroughs let you plug all your peripherals into the keyboard, while the dedicated media keys let you control your tunes without needing to hit anything else. The wrist rest on the V770 RGB attaches via a magnet, with the Viper logo and LED strip featuring the same glow as the keys.

The V730 LED keyboard sports Kailh Brown switches for a different kind of feel, but one that is quite popular. It has red LED lighting with five different settings you can cycle between, and eight dedicated multimedia keys. Its wrist rest is attached, so you don't have to worry about keeping track of it at LAN parties. Both the V770 RGB and V730 LED support full N-key rollover, which lets you hit any number of keys at once and have them all register. Handy to have during intense matches.

We end with the headsets, where Patriot has three models to choose from: the V370 RGB, V361 LED, and V330. The V370 RGB and V361 LED offer 7.1 virtual surround sound, while the V330 comes in stereo, with all three packing 40mm drivers for the best sound possible. The V370 RGB and V361 LED also include a separate 30mm sub-driver for the Ultra Bass Response system, letting you feel every bit of the action. The V370 RGB has a V on each earcup that you can customize with full RGB lighting, while the V361 LED's V is lit with red LEDs. Both connect through a USB port, with downloadable software offering sound and lighting adjustments. The V330 connects through the standard 3.5mm audio jacks, but you can use a Y splitter to pair it with your preferred mobile device.

The Patriot Viper V570 RGB gaming mouse arrives at the end of the first quarter this year (after March 31) for $59.99, while the V530 LED is available at the end of this month for $29.99. The V770 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard launches in April for $149.99, with the V730 LED mechanical gaming keyboard hitting in February for $79.99. The V370 RGB, V361 LED, and V330 headsets all arrive in February, with the V370 at $69.99, the V361 at $49.99, and the V330 for $39.99.

Source: Press Release




Cherry Announces Two Silent Keyboard Switches

Category: Input Devices
Posted: December 22, 2016 05:34PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Cherry is the company behind the majority of switches used in mechanical keyboards, and they vary in noise level from loud to very loud. That is set to change as Cherry has announced a pair of switches with "integrated, patent-pending noise reduction features," the Cherry Silent and Cherry Silent RGB. The switches will be available in both Red and Black stems, offering similar functionality as their non-silent counterparts. Both utilize Gold Crosspoint contacts, which are "self-cleaning, resistant to dust and dirt and they ensure the reliability of the keyswitch in a keyboard layout."

Source: Press Release



RIPJAWS KM570 RGB Announced by G.SKILL

Category: Input Devices
Posted: November 14, 2016 11:18AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


G.SKILL has recently revealed its new RIPJAWS KM570 RGB mechanical keyboard, and as you can guess by the RGB in the name, it features LEDs that allow you to create lighting effects in 16.8 million colors for individual keys and across its lighting zones. The KM570 also sports Cherry MX switches and you will get to pick between the Red, Brown, and Blue types, so whether you want linear action or a responsive click, there is a version for you.

The keyboard also supports on-the-fly macro recording, which you can then tune through software to make the most of these automated actions. The media hotkeys also mean you will be able to control media playback and volume without having to leave whatever you are doing. Internally it has a 32-bit ARM processor that is combined with a 1000 Hz polling rate, full n-key rollover, and anti-ghosting so you can trust every keypress will register quickly.

The RIPJAWS KM570 RGB keyboard will be available in early December with Cherry MX Red and Brown switches on Newegg. If you want the Blue switches, that version will be out in January.

Source: G.SKILL




HARPOON RGB Mouse and K55 RGB Keyboard Launched by Corsair

Category: Input Devices
Posted: November 11, 2016 01:37PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


For those looking for a new mouse or keyboard with configurable RGB backlights, Corsair has just launched some products you may be interested in. The HARPOON RGB is a new gaming mouse while the K55 RGB is a gaming keyboard, and both work with the Corsair Utility Engine for configuring their backlight visual effects. The K55 RGB has three-zone RGB backlights and ten preconfigured profiles and colors that can be activated directly on the keyboard without requiring any software.

Separate from the backlighting features, the HARPOON RGB has a 6000 DPI sensor, a contoured design with textured rubber grips for a comfortable and confident hold. The six fully programmable buttons can be customized to your needs, and the DPI can also be switched on the fly. The K55 RGB comes has six dedicate macro buttons on its side, multimedia controls, multi-key anti-ghosting, a Windows Key Lock, and a detachable wrist rest. You can purchase the HARPOON RGB immediately and the K55 RGB will be available on November 22.

Source: Corsair




RIPJAWS KM570 MX Keyboard Released by G.SKILL

Category: Input Devices
Posted: October 26, 2016 10:40AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


For some people, mechanical keyboards are a must for gaming and everything else they do on a computer. Fortunately there are a plethora of keyboards to choose from and today G.SKILL has added to the list with its release of the RIPJAWS KM570 MX mechanical gaming keyboard. As the name suggests it uses Cherry MX switches and is available with the red, brown, and blue varieties.

The new keyboard shares the same foundation of the high-end KM780 series of keyboards, but with a much more minimalist design. Keyboard customization has not been lost though as it comes with per-key custom lighting, seven lighting effect presets, on-the-fly macro recording, Windows application shortcuts, and the usual media control hotkeys and dedicated volume controls. All of your customizations though are stored locally on the keyboards internal memory and does not require any special software to use. You can freely move it between computers without losing your settings and with plug-and-play support, you can just connect it and get to work or play.

The KM570 MX also features n-key rollover, 100% anti-ghosting, a 1000 Hz polling rate, Windows key lock, and a 2 m braided cable. It can be purchased now with Cherry MX Red, Brown, or Blue switches for just $99.99.

Source: G.SKILL




HyperX Announces ALLOY FPS Gaming Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: October 24, 2016 03:53PM
Author: Nick Harezga


HyperX has announced the latest addition to its gaming peripheral lineup with the ALLOY FPS Gaming Keyboard. The ALLOY utilizes a full size layout with a space saving design "to maximize desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement." The keyboard is constructed with a steel alloy frame, Cherry MX Blue switches, and red LED backlighting with six preset modes. Built in functionality for gaming includes a Gaming Mode to disable the Windows key, anti-ghosting, and full N-key rollover. The keyboard was described by senior business manager Marcus Hermann who said, "Gamers who play FPS classics like CS:GO or Overwatch will appreciate its compact yet sturdy design. The HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard design gives gamers more space to setup their desktop surface to execute intricate mouse action."

Source: Press Release



Tt eSPORTS Announces Black FP Security Gaming Mouse with Fingerprint Sensor

Category: Input Devices
Posted: October 12, 2016 12:48PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Over at Tt eSPORTS, security is being put into your hand, quite literally, with the new Black FP Security Gaming Mouse. Along with some of the features one would expect in a gaming mouse is a fingerprint reader that can be used to automatically log in to Windows, websites, and even encrypted folders. Backing this reader is 256-bit AES and the Fast Identify Online (FIDO) UAF standard to ensure your password-less experience is fast and secure. The sensor itself uses Synaptics Iron Veil technology and takes just one fifth of a second to read the sensor and match it against the stored fingerprint.

While these security features are certainly interesting, this is also a gaming mouse. The Black FP Security uses an AVAGO 9500 sensor to reach up to 5700 DPI, but its sensitivity can be adjusted by 100 DPI increments, so you can dial it in to what you want. The 7 buttons can be programmed across five profile, giving you up to 35 different macros for whatever your user style is, and with it OMRON switches having a 5-million click lifecycle, this mouse should last you for a long time.

The Black FP Security Gaming Mouse has an MSRP of $59.99.

 

 

Source: Thermaltake




Logitech Announces Two Silent Mice

Category: Input Devices
Posted: September 1, 2016 02:55PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Logitech has announced a pair of mice designed with the goal of minimizing or eliminating the sound produced by clicking. The M220 Silent and M330 Silent Plus "reduce noise by 90 percent over standard mice" and have been given the Quiet Mark seal of approval from the Noise Abatement Society. Both mice are wireless and are differentiated by their physical design and battery life, provided by AA batteries. The M220 will have an 18-month battery life at a cost of $25 and the M330 has a 24-month battery life at a cost of $30.

Source: The Verge



Logitech Announces G Pro Gaming Mouse

Category: Input Devices
Posted: August 16, 2016 04:13PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Logitech has unveiled a new mouse "specially designed for professional eSports players," the G Pro Gaming Mouse. The G Pro is built using Logitech's "most accurate optical gaming sensor, a metal spring button tensioning system, onboard memory for driver-free operation on tournament systems, and a comfortable, durable yet lightweight design." The mouse combines features from a pair of popular Logitech mice, utilizing the shape from the G100s and "incredible speed, accuracy and responsiveness of the G303." The PMW3366 optical sensor has DPI adjustable from 200-12,000 allowing it to accommodate all playstyles and games of choice. VP and general manager of gaming Ujesh Desai described the motivation for working with eSports professionals, stating "The benefit of working with eSports players is that they tell us what they like, and more importantly, what they don’t like." The G Pro Gaming Mouse will be available sometime this month at an MSRP of $69.99.

Source: Press Release



G.SKILL Updates Mechanical Keyboard Software

Category: Input Devices
Posted: July 4, 2016 12:20PM
Author: Nick Harezga


G.SKILL has updated the software that controls the RIPJAWS KM780 RGB series of mechanical gaming keyboards to give users even more customization options. The SW0.104/FW57 update now allows users to use all 16.8 million RGB colors to change the lighting scheme on their keyboard as well as giving the option to export their settings to share with others. A pair of responsive lighting effects, reactive and ripple, provide further per key options. The update also gives the ability to change the colors on the special function and media keys and increases brightness levels from four to five.

Source: Press Release




G.SKILL Introduces the RIPJAWS KM570 MX and KM770 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Category: Input Devices
Posted: May 31, 2016 10:58AM
Author: bp9801


G.SKILL has long been known for its memory products, covering RAM and SSDs, but it has expanded into the peripheral side of things. Now it has two new additions to its keyboard lineup with the RIPJAWS KM570 MX and KM770 RGB mechanical gaming keyboards. Both models feature Cherry MX switches in Red, Blue, and Brown styles to better fit whatever kind you prefer. The KM570 MX keyboard features a compact shape and single color LED backlighting, yet it has plenty packed into its frame. The lighting effects can be customized with seven different presets accessed by a key press, giving you control over brightness, speed, and even per-key lighting to only cover the ones you need. Macros can recorded with a key press, too, and then stored on the onboard memory for convenient access at any PC. The onboard memory also stores the lighting settings, so you don't have to worry about those getting lost, either. The KM570 MX also has media controls, dedicated volume buttons, N-key rollover, full anti-ghosting, 1000Hz polling rate, and the ability to lock the Windows key. If you haven't made the leap to mechanical keyboards yet, this just may be your ticket.

Moving over to the KM770 RGB, this model is a svelte version of the big brother KM780, bringing the brushed aluminim top and all the same key features into a more compact package. The footprint of the KM770 RGB is now more inline with other keyboards, while the mouse cable holder now fits underneath the keyboard thanks to some grooves that hold it in place and out of the way. A new LED lighting system gives the KM770 more vibrant colors than its bigger brother, while also bringing the RGB lighting to the MR//Mode keys, hotkeys, and media controls on the top row. Everything on the KM770 benefits from the RGB lighting now, with users able to customize it however they wish through the software, including the Reactive and Ripple lighting patterns. If you own the KM780 RGB keyboard, a new software update also brings the RGB lighting to the top row and the full customization featured on the KM770. As someone who uses an RGB mechanical keyboard, the ability to customize the keys and lighting patterns brings out the uniqueness of the user. It really helps make your keyboard yours.

Both the G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM570 MX and KM770 RGB mechanical gaming keyboards arrive in the third quarter of this year. No prices were mentioned for either model, but expect that and a solid release date before long.

Source: Press Release




Tt eSPORTS Announces the Level 10 M Advanced Laser Gaming Mouse and Challenger Edge Membrane Gaming Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: May 25, 2016 11:18AM
Author: bp9801


The right mouse or keyboard can make or break your gaming, as the feel and control need to be exact. Tt eSPORTS might just have the perfect mouse and keyboard, as it has introduced its Level 10 M Advanced Laser Gaming Mouse and the Challenger Edge Membrane Gaming Keyboard. The Level 10 M Advanced is an enhanced version of the previous Level 10 M mouse, now featuring a 16,000 DPI laser sensor that can be used on most surfaces. OMRON switches give the left and right buttons a lifespan of 50 million clicks, meaning it can last for a long time regardless of how often you game. The ergonomics of the Level 10 M Advanced have been altered to provide an even better grip, while the rest-plate design helps reduce friction while moving. Custom lighting is in everything, with the Level 10 M Advanced sporting RGB illumination of 16.8 million colors in three separate lighting zones to help make the mouse yours.

A 32-bit ARM controller and 64KB of built-in memory help the Level 10 M Advanced retain its settings across computers. You can plug it in and immediately get your perfect settings, including macros, on any computer without having to install software on each machine. DPI settings on the Level 10 M Advanced are altered via an on-the-fly button, with adjustments ranging from 400 to 3200 at the start. Installing the software lets you spin that DPI all the way up to 16,000, while also letting you set macros and assign custom lighting. The redesigned ergonomics mean the right side grip was changed for a better fit, while a new base plate on the left side helps your hand sit easier. The lighter weight helps reduce strain, with the 2D-Steering Axis system allowing adjustment of the height and angle of the Level 10 M Advanced. New coating materials on the mouse give it improved comfort, thanks to the soft touch finish, and durability.

Switching things over to the keyboard side, the Challenger Edge features a floating keycap design for a unique look that doesn't say it's a budget-friendly model. The black, brushed aluminum baseplate and floating keycap design means the RGB lighting can really shine through, with four different lighting styles giving it even more style. You can set the lighting to be static, pulse, pulse jump, or spectrum run, with colors and speed customized by you. The Challenger Edge is a membrane keyboard, but Tt eSPORTS has engineered it with N-key rollover and a short actuation distance to give it that mechanical feel. A Windows lock key is included to prevent accidental use during a game. In addition to that, the entire keyboard can be locked out to give you an easier time cleaning it.

The Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Advanced Laser Gaming Mouse is priced at $69.99, with availability soon. The Challenger Edge Membrane Gaming Keyboard comes in at $39.99, with it launching soon as well.

Source: Press Releases




Corsair Unveils New RAPIDFIRE Keyboards With Cherry MX Speed Switches

Category: Input Devices
Posted: April 21, 2016 10:25AM
Author: bp9801


Corsair is well known for its cases, power supplies, RAM, and host of other PC products, with today's focus being on its keyboard line. Three new entries are introduced with a new piece of technology to set them apart, as each keyboard benefits from the Cherry MX Speed switch. This new switch has an actuation distance of just 1.2mm, 40% shorter than other Cherry MX switches. It lets the new keyboards register presses that much faster, which is why Corsair has dubbed the new line RAPIDFIRE. The Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE, and K70 RAPIDFIRE all receive the new Cherry MX Speed switch giving them the short actuation distance and a 45g actuation force, so a light press is all that's needed.

Both the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE feature per-key multi-color backlighting, giving you a customized look against the brushed aluminum chassis. The K70 RAPIDFIRE simply has red LED backlighting, but either one works with the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) to set up the lighting however you wish. The lighting can be synchronized across the entire Corsair line with CUE, so your full setup can share the same look.

Both K70s are a full keyboard design, while the K65 is a tenkeyless model, so it's more compact for anyone desiring a small keyboard. All three benefit from full key rollover on USB and a 100% anti-ghosting design to register every key press. Each one comes with contoured and textured keys for FPS and MOBA layouts, with the spacebar also featuring a textured design. A key-puller is included to swap out the textured keys for regular ones or any others you might want to use, or to just make cleaning easier. A USB 2.0 passthrough is included on all three to connect a mouse, headset, or other device, while dedicated media controls mean adjusting volume or changing tracks doesn't require an awkward finger combination to pull off. The soft-touch wrist rest easily attaches or detaches for support during marathon gaming sessions.

The Corsair RAPIDFIRE keyboards are available today, with the K70 RGB priced at $169.99, the K65 RGB at $139.99, and the K70 at $129.99. All feature a two-year warranty and Corsair support.

Source: Press Release




Corsair Launches the M65 PRO RGB Gaming Mouse With 12,000 DPI Optical Sensor

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 29, 2016 10:04AM
Author: bp9801


Corsair, one of the leaders in many computer hardware areas, has long tried to give gamers absolute control, be it in the form of a mouse or keyboard. Today the company is going with the former, as its new M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse has arrived to give anyone the best control possible in their game of choice. The M65 PRO RGB features a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, the highest ever from Corsair; a surface calibration tuning utility; and high-precision switches to keep you gaming long after others might give out. The 12,000 DPI optical sensor provides "pixel-precise tracking" so you always know where you're at in the game, while the surface calibration tuning utility offers responsiveness for any surface you're playing on. Add in the aircraft-grade aluminum chassis, Omron switches rated at over 20 million clicks, a dedicated sniper button, and an advanced weight tuning system, and you just might have your new mouse.

Each M65 PRO RGB takes advantage of the CUE software to change button configuration, assign macros, and change up the lighting across three different zones. If you have a Corsair RGB keyboard, you can match the lighting across the two for a truly custom look. There are eight buttons to program with new assignments or macros, so the M65 PRO RGB can fit your exact playstyle with ease. Large PTFE glide pads on the bottom help the mouse move smoothly across any surface.

The Corsair M65 PRO RGB mouse is available now in a black color, while the M65 PRO RGB in white arrives next month. Both are priced at $59.99.

Source: Press Release




Steam Controller Design Available Under Creative Commons License

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 25, 2016 03:45PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Valve has decided to to open source the mechanical computer aided design (CAD) files for the Steam Controller under the Creative Commons License. This gives users that would like to modify the controller an easier means to do so. Under the Creative Commons License, you are free to do whatever you want with the design with the caveat that any attempt to sell your designs requires approval from Valve. The design files have been made available for several different tools with formats "including Creo Express, Native Modelling, neutral exchange and 3D print files."

Source: PC Gamer




Razer Announces BlackWidow X Keyboard Line

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 24, 2016 03:52PM
Author: Nick Harezga


With the introduction of the new BlackWidow X line of mechanical keyboards, Razer has tripled its offerings. Razer has decided to remove the top cover of the keyboard, opting to mount the switches directly to the backplate. The font has also been changed to match that of the Razer Blade Stealth making it "more mature, with thinner, smaller text." The company has also reintroduced Cherry MX switches as an option for those that don't want the Razer brand switches. Prices for the new keyboards range from $59.99 for Cherry switches, tenkeyless layout, and no backlighting to $169.99 for Razer switches, full keyboard, and RGB backlighting.

Source: Toms Hardware




Thermaltake Announces Poseidon Z Touch Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 21, 2016 03:30PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Tt eSPORTS has announced its latest entry into the keyboard market with the Poseidon Z Touch, featuring new SmartBar technology. This technology adds capacitive touch sensors to the spacebar that allow it to be swiped, touched, and programmed. Thermaltake envisions a number of potential uses for the SmartBar including "horizontal/vertical scrolling, zoom in/out, certain swipes can bring up right click menus or text editor, or you can have macro keys on any zone." The mechanical keyboard uses blue switches with USB N-Key Rollover to ensure that you don't miss any key presses. The Poseidon Z Touch will have an MSRP of $109.99.

Source: Press Release




Logitech Introduces G610 Orion Keyboards With Cherry MX Switches

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 17, 2016 11:44AM
Author: bp9801


Logitech, one of the leaders in the peripheral market, has two new mechanical keyboards it's introducing, both featuring Cherry MX switches. The Logitech G610 Orion Brown and Orion Red keyboards are a full-size design with white LED backlighting, media controls, and those Cherry MX switches. The Orion Brown has Cherry MX Brown switches, while the Orion Red has, you guessed it, Cherry MX Red switches. No matter which kind you're more comfortable with, Logitech has you covered. Each keyboard has a matte texture that should help cut down on visible fingerprints, a braided cable to last as long as the keyboard does, and white LED backlighting that can has brightness customized per each individual key. The lighting can also be set to show up only on certain keys, so you can easily see what keys are used during a game. You can also sync the lighting with the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) across your other Logitech G devices for a truly custom look. LGS also lets you set up macros across the F1-12 keys, providing extra uses outside of games and programs that use just a handful. Media controls feature a volume roller and buttons to play, pause, mute, and skip tracks.

The Logitech G610 Orion Brown and Orion Red should be available later this month for $119 in the U.S. or €139 in Europe.

Source: Press Release




Corsair Revamps the Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse With a 10,000 DPI Optical Sensor

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 8, 2016 10:53AM
Author: bp9801


A couple years ago, Corsair introduced its Sabre RGB gaming mouse, bringing a lightweight option to fit a range of grip styles. Today Corsair has improved the Sabre RGB mouse with a new optical sensor that hits 10,000 DPI. It's a big jump from the 6400 DPI optical sensor of the original, and even the 8200 DPI laser version (the new model is optical-only). If 10,000 DPI is a bit too much all the time, you can adjust it all the way down to 100 DPI, or anything in between. You still get four-zone illumination with 16.8 million colors, eight programmable buttons, and a lightweight design that clocks in at just 100 grams. The eight buttons can be reprogrammed with the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) to fit whatever you need, from a keystroke to complex macros. The lighting can also be customized in CUE to fit your own style or even match your Corsair RGB keyboard, if you have one on your desk. The Sabre RGB also features an ergonomic design for comfortable gaming long into the night, a 1.8 meter braided cable with easy-flex design to avoid snags, and a 1000Hz polling rate.

The Corsair Sabre RGB gaming mouse is available now for $49.99.

Source: Press Release




Lian-Li Holding Keyboard and Mouse Giveaway

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 2, 2016 05:11PM
Author: Nick Harezga

In celebration of the launch of its first keyboard and mouse bundle, the TerminAl, Lian-Li is holding a giveaway on Facebook. To enter, simply navigate to the Lian-Li Facebook page and cast your vote for favorite color of TerminAl. The contest runs until March 25 and one of each color bundle will be given away every seven days. The bundle is available in green, red, blue, gold, silver, and black and is constructed from brushed aluminum.

Source: Press Release




Tt eSPORTS Announces COMMANDER COMBO Multi-Light

Category: Input Devices
Posted: February 21, 2016 10:04PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Tt eSPORTS, a brand of Thermaltake that is committed to providing gamers with the most personalized and highest quality weapons for competitive cyber battles, has officially announced the COMMANDER COMBO Multi-Light. The new gaming keyboard and mouse combination from Tt eSPORTS improves on the original COMMANDER Gaming Gear Combo that was revealed in January of last year by offering two additional colors and other enhancements and improvements. The included keyboard boasts red, blue, and purple LED backlighting, Plunger Switches with mechanical keycaps, select N-key rollover, repeat rate options, multimedia keys, and shortcut keys. The mouse that is featured as part of the COMMANDER COMBO Multi-Light offers gamers with four different LED lighting effects, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments from 800DPI to 2400DPI, an illuminated dragon logo, and side buttons.

The COMMANDER COMBO Multi-Light from Tt eSPORTS features an MSRP of just $34.99, making the keyboard and mouse combination quite affordable for a wide range of consumers.

Source: Press Release



Horus GK2000 Gaming Keyboard Announced by ASUS ROG

Category: Input Devices
Posted: February 7, 2016 01:33AM
Author: Brentt Moore


ASUS Republic of Gamers has officially announced the Horus GK2000 gaming keyboard. The Horus GK2000 is a mechanical input device that features Cherry MX Red switches, CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special top coating, an anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish, and red LED lighting. The latest keyboard from ASUS ROG comes with an embedded 32-bit MCU as well as 4 MB of onboard memory, allowing gamers to store settings such as lighting and macro functions. The onboard memory allows for 10 user profiles to be stored, each containing up to 80 macro commands for mouse, PC, and media-control functions. The Horus GK2000 also features 100 percent anti-ghosting with N-Key rollover technology, a two port USB 2.0 hub, an audio and microphone pass-through, an 80 cm braided cable, a removable palm rest, a detachable stand for mobile devices, and two-way adjustable fold-out feet. ASUS ROG is even providing customers with a specially designed neoprene carrying case for the keyboard, allowing gamers to transport the Horus GK2000 and other peripherals and accessories in a protective and well designed package.

Source: TechPowerUp




Das Keyboard Announces Division Zero Gaming Product Line

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 26, 2016 04:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Das Keyboard is well known for its mechanical keyboard products, and it has now decided to jump into the ever expanding battle over "gaming" peripherals. The company has released the Division Zero line of peripherals targeted at gamers with a new keyboard, mouse, and mechanical switches. The X40 Pro Gaming keyboard features red backlighting, five programmable macro keys, interchangeable metal top plates, and the new Alpha-Zulu gaming switches. The M50 Pro Gaming mouse is built around a 6400 DPI 4G laser sensor with storage for six game profiles, nine macro buttons, and up to 300 clicks per minute on its primary buttons. The X40 Alpha-Zulu Gaming switches are "one of the fastest switches in the world" with a lower actuation range of 1.7mm, compared to the "typical 2.0mm."

Source: Press Release



XTREME GAMING XM300 Gaming Mouse Announced by GIGABYTE

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 20, 2016 10:00AM
Author: Brentt Moore


GIGABYTE, a pioneer in the motherboard industry that also manufacturers a wealth of other gaming and technology products, has officially introduced the XM300 gaming mouse. The XM300 is the latest product within the XTREME GAMING series, and is the first gaming mouse to be featured within the series. The GIGABYTE XM300 includes two OMRON micro switches that provide excellent response while featuring durability of over 20 million clicks, a 6400DPI optical sensor that is adjustable in increments of 50DPI and can track up to 200 inches per second at 50g acceleration, and a high-quality cable that ensures free moment during gaming sessions. The XM300 also offers gamers with RGB backlighting that allows for a variety of customization options in terms of colors and lighting effects, rubber side grips for enhanced control while swiping or lifting the mouse, and extra Teflon feet that can be swapped out as the attached ones wear down from extended use.

Source: TechPowerUp




G.SKILL Introduces the RIPJAWS KM780R RGB and KM780R MX Gaming Series Keyboards

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 15, 2016 03:03PM
Author: Brentt Moore


G.SKILL, a company established in 1989 that specializes in high performance memory and SSD products for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world, has officially announced the RIPJAWS KM780R RGB and KM780R MX gaming series keyboards. The latest products from the company are reduction versions of the original KM780 series gaming keyboard, as they do without the extra gaming keycaps, puller tool, and keycap box. Fortunately for gamers, the RIPJAWS KM780R RGB and KM780R MX still offer the same suite of features and hardware, such as Cherry MX key switches, media control keys with a digital LED volume display, on-board profiles, military-grade aluminum plating for a sleek design, and the full suite of extra macro keys.

The RIPJAWS KM780R RGB and KM780R MX from G.SKILL are currently available to purchase from Amazon.com and feature an MSRP of $159.99 and $119.99, respectively.

Source: Press Release




G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse Announced by Logitech

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 5, 2016 12:26PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Logitech has announced the new G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse today, which adds RGB customizable lighting to the already popular G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse. It still has the PMW3366 sensor for best performance and accuracy across a DPI range of 200 to 12,000. It also sports the 11 programmable buttons, mechanical micro-switches beneath the buttons, and multiple placements for the five 3.6 gram weights for altering weight and center of balance from the Proteus Core.

The Proteus Spectrum is expected to be on sale in the US and Europe soon and has a suggested retail price of $79.99 (€89).

 

 

Source: Logitech




COUGAR Attack X3 Arrives for Gamers

Category: Input Devices
Posted: December 9, 2015 05:15AM
Author: Brentt Moore


COUGAR is a leading brand in eSports and computer peripherals, and the company is looking to maintain its status with the arrival of the Attack X3 mechanical gaming keyboard. The keyboard features the standard components and features that other gaming keyboards enjoy, such as N-Key Rollover capabilities, a 1000Hz polling rate, and Cherry MX mechanical switches, but is unique in multiple ways. The first unique quality of the COUGAR Attack X3 is its ability to function with the COUGAR UIX System, which allows gamers to configure up to ten macro keys and define the function of any key. The onboard memory is capable of storing these settings, allowing gamers to take their configurations with them wherever they choose to play. The second unique quality of the Attack X3 by COUGAR is its aluminum frame that covers the keyboard and provides an elegant design, especially in conjunction with the strong red backlights.

The COUGAR Attack X3 is scheduled to be released this month in the European Union, while United States customers will have to wait until the first quarter of next year to purchase the gaming peripheral.

Source: Press Release



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