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Input Devices News (202)

HyperX Launches Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Gaming Mouse

Category: Input Devices
Posted: July 31, 2018 11:31PM
Author: Grilka8050


HyperX has announced it is shipping the new Pulsefire FPS Pro RBG Gaming Mouse. This awesome mouse is super customizable! It has onboard memory for gamers to save up to 3 different profiles with lighting effects. The MSRP is $59.99. The Pulsefire FPS Pro is ergonomic, lightweight, and usable for either palm or claw grip. The buttons are great too! The mouse has Omron switches and six buttons that are sturdy, responsive, and crisp. The cable is flexible braided; combined with large mouse skates, this makes for a mouse that glides over the mousepad. This looks like a really nice mouse! I should probably get around to replacing my Amazon Basics mouse. This one will definitely be a strong contender! 

Source: Press Release




Cooler Master Releases CM310 Gaming Mouse

Category: Input Devices
Posted: July 10, 2018 12:59PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Being one of the two primary input devices for computers, having a reliable and comfortable mouse can be crucial for getting your work done and enjoying you games, even if you cannot afford the most expensive and advanced options out there. To satisfy the needs of those gamers looking for quality without spending too much, Cooler Master has released the CM310, an ambidextrous RGB gaming mouse.

The CM310 features a 5000 DPI optical sensor that can be adjusted using a pair of buttons on the top of the mouse. There is also a control button to change the lighting effect for the wrap around RGB lighting between five presets. The side grips of the mouse are textured and rubberized for control and comfort while the weight has been calibrated to 100 grams for balance.

The CM310 is available today with an MSRP of $29.99.

Source: Press Release and Cooler Master




Corsair Releases MK.2 Versions of K70 RGB and Strafe RGB Keyboards

Category: Input Devices
Posted: June 21, 2018 01:11PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today marks the release of the K70 RGB MK.2 and Strafe RGB MK.2 gaming keyboards from Corsair. Both feature Cherry MX mechanical switches with the K70 having five switch types to choose from, depending on regional availability. Also common between the two keyboards is per-key RGB lighting and 8 MB of internal storage, and on the K70 that storage means you can bring your macros, remaps, and lighting profiles with you. Naturally Corsair's iCUE software can be used to configure the RGB lighting of these keyboards and synchronize the lighting across all supported Corsair products. Textured keycaps for FPS and MOBA gameplay are also included with both keyboards, and they have USB 2.0 pass through.

The K70 RGB MK.2 has a solid brushed aluminum frame and comes with a soft touch wrist rest. Actually there are two versions of the K70 with the SE version having a silver anodized aluminum frame and double-shot white keycaps that will never fade on you. The SE is only available in NA and UK layouts though. The choice of switches includes the Cherry MX Red, Brown, Blue, Speed, and Silent.

 

 

The Strafe RGB MK.2 is only available with either the MX Red switches or MX Silent switches, but still has many of the same features as the K70. Its frame is made of plastic and it comes with a detachale wrist rest.

 

 

These keyboards are available now from authorized retailers and are backed by a two-year warranty.

Source: Corsair




Cooler Master Announces Two Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Category: Input Devices
Posted: June 19, 2018 01:22PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Being one of the primary means of interacting with a computer, a good keyboard can have a significant impact on your computer-using experience. Today Cooler Mastered announced a pair of new mechanical gaming keyboards are coming; the CK550 and CK552. Both are full-size keyboards and will offer blue, brown, and red mechanical switches, depending on regional availability. There is also RGB per-key illumination, allowing for significant customization of the keyboard's lighting.

Setting the CK550 and CK552 apart are their top plates, where you can find them, and their price. The CK550 has a one-piece aluminum top plate with gunmetal finish while the CK552 has a black brushed aluminum top plate. The CK550 is available on Amazon on Newegg started today for $89.99 while the CK552 will be available on June 26 at Best Buy locations in the USA and Staples locations in Canada. The CK552 will cost $79.99.

Source: Press Release




Logitech Announces G512 Gaming Keyboard with New Switch Option

Category: Input Devices
Posted: June 13, 2018 06:51AM
Author: Grilka8050


Logitech announced yesterday the new G512 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which includes a new mechanical gaming switch option, GX Blue. The keyboard includes three key switch choices: Tactile, Linear, and GX Blue. Logitech hopes this new feature will give more choices to gamers for how they play. The Tactile choice “provides discernable actuation for gamers who prefer direct feedback.” The Linear key switch is more smooth. The GX Blue produces a “click” sound on keystrokes, so you can both feel and hear the key as you are typing. There is also a new software being released with this, called “G Hub.” Logitech hopes to improve the interface and make it a better experience overall for its gaming customers.

I think this is awesome, but perhaps a little over the top. But if you like your keyboard to make a clicking sound, then this keyboard is for you!

Source: Legit Reviews



HyperX Shipping Improved Pulsefire Surge Mouse Following Criticism

Category: Input Devices
Posted: June 5, 2018 06:01PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Last month HyperX started shipping its Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse, but ceased shortly thereafter. The reason for this is customer feedback telling the company the left and right buttons might touch along their inner edges. This was especially true during aggressive gameplay and when using the so-called claw grip. Now the design has been tweaked and the improved version is shipping to address the issue so you can enjoy your gameplay, no matter the style or genre, or what grip type you use.

The Pulsefire Surge RGB features five customizable native DPI settings reaching up to 16,000 DPI. Using the NGenuity software, users can personalize DPI settings, macros, look at sensor performance, and control the RGB LEDs. Up to three profiles can be stored to the onboard memory as well, for easy switching when gaming on-the-go.

Source: HyperX Gaming



HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Mouse is Now Shipping

Category: Input Devices
Posted: April 9, 2018 11:48AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Being one of the primary input devices for computers, mice can be an important part of your setup, and now HyperX has launched a new mouse for you to consider. The Pulsefire Surge is a gaming mouse with a RGB light ring that goes all the way around the mouse, allowing you to show your colors in all directions. Behind the lights is a Pixart PMW3389 sensor, giving you up to 16,000 DPI, but there are also DPI presets you can go between of 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI. The ergonomic design is symmetrical and beneath the left and right buttons are Omron switches, rated for 50 million clicks. Naturally these are not the only buttons on the mouse, and you are able to put together macros and store up to three profiles in the onboard memory. With large skates, the Pulsefire Surge should glide on surfaces easily and the cable is flexible and braided, for improved durability.

The Pulsefire Surge is available now for $69.99 and is backed by a two-year warranty.

Source: HyperX




Vigor GK70 and GK80 Keyboards Revealed by MSI

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 1, 2018 08:11AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


The keyboard is a critical peripheral of any computer setup, so thankfully there are many out there to choose from. Now MSI is adding two more for you to consider: the Vigor GK70 and Vigor GK80. The primary difference between these is the GK70 is tenkeyless. Both keyboards feature Cherry RGB switches, either Red or the fast Silver kind, and RGB Mystic Sync so you can synchronize the lighting of other components. The keyboards also come with replaceable keycaps to put a different feel beneath your fingertips. Twelve of these have a rubber textured finish while four have a metal surface, making it easier to identify them at a touch.

Both the Vigor GK70 and Vigor GK80 are expected to be available in March.

Source: MSI




K68 RGB Mechanical Keyboard from Corsair is Dust and Spill Resistant

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 31, 2018 11:13AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


We all know accidents happen and liquids get spilled on electronics, hopefully not ruining them. If you seem more mistake prone then others though, or just want to play it safe as you game, Corsair has launched a new mechanical gaming keyboard with an IP32 protection rating against liquid spills and dust.

This new keyboard is the K68 RGB and it uses Cherry MX RGB switches, providing the nice feel of a mechanical switch and individual RGB lighting. Using the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) you can customize the lighting of each key to your desire, and this lighting can be synchronized with other Corsair peripherals. You can also use CUE to re-map any key. To protect the keys from dust and liwuids, they are surrounded by a rubberized shield, but it will not block the RGB lighting from shining through. Other features include a removable wrist rest and dedicated multimedia keys.

The K68 RGB is available right now from authorized resellers for $119.99.

 

 

Source: Press Release




COUGAR Releases New Gaming Mouse with LCD for On-Board Setting Control

Category: Input Devices
Posted: December 22, 2017 01:06PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Gaming peripherals have become more and more advanced of late, to try wooing gamers with special features and designs. Better buttons, better sensors, and even modular designs are among these features I have seen, and now COUGAR has added a new one to the list; an LCD screen. The COUGAR Surpassion holds an LCD screen on its base along with two dedicated buttons so you can tweak settings without having to install and use software.

A number of modern gaming mice already house very small computers, allowing them to store at least one setting profile on them, but the Surpassion takes that a step further. Settings such as polling rate, angle snapping, and lift-off distance can all be controlled directly from the mouse. There are also six internally stored profiles for DPI settings which can be tweaked on the mouse itself by 50-DPI steps. The design of the Surpassion targets FPS gamers, with OMRON switches that promise 50 million clicks, anti-slip rubber flanks for sure grips, and multicolor backlight with two zones and 13 modes.

The COUGAR Suprassion is available in the USA today with an MSRP of $49.99, but from December 25, 2017 to January 14, 2018 it will be on sale for $39.99.

Source: Press Release and Surpassion Product Page




Viper V570 RGB Gaming Mouse Launched by Patriot

Category: Input Devices
Posted: October 9, 2017 10:08AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


The mouse is a particularly vital peripheral for many games, which would probably be why there are specialized gaming mice out there. Now Patriot has launched the Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse that combines features seen on MMO and FPS targeting gaming mice, along with the performance, versatility, and customization found with other gaming mice.

The Viper V570 has a total of thirteen programmable buttons, including a thumb-button meant as an FPS sniper button. Such buttons can be used to temporarily change the DPI of mouse to enable greater precision when aiming. The mouse's Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor supports a DPI of 8000, but with the Viper Software you can reach to 12000 DPI. The ceramic foot pads should also prove helpful for hitting your target with the smooth movements they enable. The mouse also features Omron switches rated for 10 million clicks and up to 34.2 grams can be added if you want the extra mass. As the RGB suggests in the Viper V570 full name, it also has RGB lights so you can have the color or colors you want.

The Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition has a two-year warranty and has an MSRP $69.99.

 

 

Source: Press Release and Product Page




Corsair Announces K68 Gaming Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: May 29, 2017 03:42PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Corsair has announced a new addition to its line of mechanical gaming keyboards, the K68. It uses Cherry MX switches with included LED lighting, but the K68 is set apart with the inclusion of a per-key silicone rubber shield. This makes the keyboard dust and water resistant to an IP32 rating. The switches have per-key dynamic backlighting and dedicated multimedia controls allow "for simple customization and on-the-fly audio adjustment." Corsair Utility Engine software provides a number of included lighting profiles, with the ability to download others, and also allows users to customize macro keys and remap any key as desired.

Source: Press Release




GLAIVE RGB Mouse Released by Corsair

Category: Input Devices
Posted: May 4, 2017 10:20AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Corsair has today launched its new GLAIVE RGB gaming mouse that features a precision optical sensor and interchangeable magnetic thumb grips. As the RGB part of the name suggests, it also sports lighting zones you can configure with the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE), which is also where macros can be configured, though the mouse's 8 MG of storage can keep your profiles with you. It also comes in both black and aluminum versions, as you can see in the images below.

The sensor is a custom PMW3367 optical sensor that has a range from 100 DPI to 16,000 DPI, and you can step through that range in single DPI increments. Five custom DPI settings can be saved on the mouse and with the dynamic CPI display you can quickly see which it is you are using. The OMRON switches are rated for up to 50 million clicks and provide ultra-fast response while the mouse itself has a 1000 Hz/1 ms refresh rate. The interchangeable magnetic grips allow you to change out the shape of the mouse to fit your use style. You can have a smooth thumb grip, a rubberized textured grip, or even a wide thumb rest, depending on what you want.

The GLAIVE RGB is available immediately from authorized retailers and distributors, and is backed by a two-year warranty. The Corsair Shop shows a price of $69.99 USD for me.

 

 

Source: Corsair




Tenkeyless RIPJAWS KM560 MX Keyboard Announced by G.SKILL

Category: Input Devices
Posted: April 28, 2017 12:08PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Back in October G.SKILL announced it RIPJAWS KM570 MX mechanical gaming keyboard, and today the company has announced the KM560 MX keyboard. The KM560 MX sports the same minimalistic design but is a tenkeyless keyboard, meaning it lacks the number pad. This makes the peripheral 8 cm narrower, returning desk space or providing more room for a mousepad.

Like its larger sibling, the KM560 MX offers Red, Brown, and Blue Cherry MX mechanical switches to fit your needs. It also has a built-in 32-bit ARM processor enabling on-the-fly macro recording, along with n-key rollover and anti-ghosting technologies.

The RIPJAWS KM560 MX is available in the Asia region right now and G.SKILL plans to roll it out in the Americas and Europe during Q4 2017.

Source: G.SKILL




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




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