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Input Devices News (190)

Corsair Adds Options to Vengeance K70 Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: April 9, 2014 03:33PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Corsair Vengeance K70 is a black aluminum keyboard with red backlit keys, originally available with Cherry MX Red switches. Corsair has now made the K70 available with Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches for users looking for a different feel in their keyboards. The backlighting can be adjusted to four different intensity levels, and the intensity can be adjusted on a key by key basis to add emphasis where it is most needed. The two new versions of the keyboard will be available sometime this month at an MSRP of $129.99.

Source: Press Release



COUGAR Peripherals Win iF Design Award

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 10, 2014 04:23PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A pair of gaming peripherals from COUGAR, the 700M mouse and 700K keyboard, have won iF International Design Awards for 2014. The aluminum framed devices were in development for two years and it appears that the effort has paid off. The concept for the 700M is "one of a "vertebrate" with metal support for “bones”." This allows for ergonomic adjustments, giving each user the ability to customize their mousing experience. The 700K was inspired by "military “stealth warships” technology, the design is created from elements of geometric facets: mechanical key modules are mounted on an exposed, bent aluminum structure with premium anodized surface treatments, enabling more efficient typing bolstered by providing the players wrist support points."

Source: Press Release




Introducing the SHORTCUT-S, a Keyboard Specifically for Adobe Photoshop

Category: Input Devices
Posted: February 17, 2014 10:12AM
Author: tpsreport


Editing software have specific tool functions that are accessible through an overwhelming list of menu options. To expedite the process, a combination of press keys on the keyboard can be used, known as shortcuts. However, it's a task that requires memorizing the shortcut commands and awkwardly applying them onto the keyboard. The SHORTCUT-S project by Sorin Neica aims to produce a keyboard that combines such shortcuts into single keys. It'll have 299 pre-determined keys for the most commonly used functions, tools, and filters, along with 20 customizable keys. With the SHORTCUT-S, shortcuts can now be accessed with a single button, allowing time savings of up to 30%. The additional keys add to the keyboard's dimensions of 403 mm (L) x 306 mm (W) x 8 mm (H).

While designed specifically for Adobe Photoshop, the SHORTCUT-S keyboard will also be compatible with a plethora of commonly used graphics and video editing software, "like Corel Draw, Adobe Premier, Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut, Lightroom, and so on." Using the same keyboard, users simply swap the interchangeable graphic surface to the overlay that better suits the software that's going to be used.

Currently, the SHORTCUT-S is powered by USB, but there are hopes to develop a wireless version as well as one with an aluminum finish. A fully programmable keyboard may even be possible. However, this Kickstarter project is not possible without the funding of at least $185,280 by March 31st. There's still 42 days left, but at this time of this writing, it's only roughly 11% of the way there.

Interested supporters can pledge $89 (with the early bird special) or $99 (without) to get the SHORTCUT-S keyboard. Optional surface overlays are $18, while shipping is an additional $28, with an expected delivery date of Summer 2014.

Source: Kickstarter




Ozone Releases Neon Laser Mouse

Category: Input Devices
Posted: February 4, 2014 12:34PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Ozone has launched its new laser mouse, known as the Ozone Neon. The new product by Ozone incorporates features that make the mouse competitive in its market, to include an anti-slip surface material, precise 6400 DPI laser sensor that features an on the fly toggle, eight programmable buttons, and an ambidextrous design.  The DPI is able to be adjusted to 6400, 3500, 1800, and 800 and is easily readable thanks to an LED level indicator. Customizability is another aspect of the mouse, as it can store various polling and response rates and settings for the eight included buttons, all within five independent profiles that can be accessed through the included configuration software.

The Ozone Neon laser mouse is available in February of this year for 49,90€ MSRP and is available in black, blue, red, and white.

Source: Press Release



iRig Mic HD Announced by IK Multimedia

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 23, 2014 04:33PM
Author: Brentt Moore

A global technology company that provides music creation applications and accessories, IK Multimedia, has today announced their new iRig Mic HD. The new product is a digital handheld microphone that works with the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac by using a series of three detachable cables. The iRig Mic HD by IK Multimedia features a metal body construction that easily fits on standard microphone stand clips. Users of the iRig Mic HD will appreciate its low noise/high definition pre-amp, 24-bit A/D converter, and 44.1/96 kHz sampling rate. The iRig Mic HD comes with free applications that make it easy to start using the product for recording, processing, and editing. Made specifically for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, VocaLive FREE, iRig Recorder FREE, and AmpliTune FREE are all available via the Apple App Store.

IK Multimedia will make the iRig Mic HD available from music and electronics retailers worldwide in the second quarter of this year, with a price of $99.99.

Source: Press Release



Changes Coming to ZOWIE FK Gaming Mouse

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 10, 2014 08:30AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Starting this year, ZOWIE GEAR will be making improvements on its popular ZOWIE FK gaming mouse. Taking positive feedback that the company received from customers regarding its EC eVo CL series, ZOWIE will improving the ZOWIE FK gaming mouse by adding a 24-step scroll wheel, a black base, an a built-in IR LED. These revisions to the mouse not only make it more appealing in terms of styling but also add crucial functionality. Customers that prefer the 16-step wheel that is featured on the current version of the ZOWIE FK gaming mouse are being advised to purchase the product now before it goes out of stock.

Source: Press Release

 


EVGA Introduces TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 8, 2014 05:30PM
Author: Brentt Moore

EVGA has announced its new gaming mouse, the TORQ X10, at CES. Although this gaming mouse is the first of its kind for EVGA, the company has included many respectable elements that will appeal to gamers. For starters, the EVGA TORQ X10 features an adjustable weight system that allows gamers to change the weight of the mouse to their liking. An adjustable system also allows gamers to change the size of the mouse, in terms of height and length, to fit their hand and grip. The laser featured in the mouse provides up to 8200 DPI along with a polling rate up to 1000Hz. Styling elements for the EVGA TORQ X10 are abundant and include a silver coated USB cable, a carbon fiber surface, and customizable RGB LED.

Software is also a major part of the new EVGA TORQ X10 gaming mouse. The software that will ship with the device will allow gamers to adjust LED brightness and color, make use of a profile and macro system, and see key settings at a glance.

No information was released pertaining to the price or a release date of the EVGA TORQ X10.

Source: EVGA


Tt eSPORTS Launches a Slew of New Gaming Gear at CES

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 7, 2014 11:36AM
Author: bp9801

Thermaltake has long been associated with computing, as the company makes everything from cases to power supplies and CPU coolers. It also makes a wide range of peripherals under the Tt eSPORTS brand, which there was a plethora of items announced at CES earlier. We have new mice, keyboards, headsets, accessories, and even an eSPORTS team getting their name on some gear. Starting off with the mice, there's the Level 10 M Hybrid mouse that builds on the success of the original Level 10 M mouse by adding in a wired/wireless function. It's also received a more ergonomic body to help it feel even more natural in your hand. There's also the VENTUS mouse, which is an ambidextrous design perfect for both left and right-handed gamers. The venerable BLACK gaming mouse receives an update too, as it's now available in Onyx and Snow Editions, along with an improved Avago sensor taking the DPI level up to 5700.

If you're interested in keyboards, then Tt eSPORTS have three different ones for you. There's the POSIEDON Z Illuminated keyboard with its Cherry MX Blue switches and full backlighting, which the company is now pairing with a five-year warranty (a world's first for a mechanical keyboard). The BALMUS keyboard is also a fully backlit mechanical keyboard, just it features a brushed aluminum casing, ten macro keys, and five profiles that use the Instant Switch System to eliminate delays. Wrapping up the keyboards is the POSIEDON X, a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard that packs in all the features of the POSIEDON series (like backlighting) in a smaller design.

Moving onto the headsets, the SYBARIS takes center stage as it's a wired/wireless headset with a swappable external microphone. It uses Bluetooth for its wireless technology, which means it can easily pair with a smartphone/tablet for a whole new gaming experience. Using it on the PC isn't an issue either, so now you'll just need one headset regardless of where you game. The CRONOS series sees a couple of new additions, with the CRONOS AD featuring an auto adjusting headband, and the CRONOS GO featuring a smaller design for ease of portability. Both also feature a retractable microphone. The Level 10 M headset gets some new colors in the form of Diamond Black, Iron White, and Blazing Red, while the VERTO headset features a unique geometric earcup design and an auto adjusting headband.

Tt eSPORTS also has some new accessories in store, like the aluminum DRACONEM mouse pad with dual sided surfaces and an attachable mouse bungee, the Battle Dragon Bag for storing and hauling all your gear, and the new Headset Adapter to enable an analog headset to be used on a mobile device. Finally we have the branded gear, which Dota2 "super team" Team DK is adding to the KNUCKER keyboard, CRONOS headset, SAPHIRA mouse, and PYRRHUS mouse pad.

All of these products can be viewed at CES, with availability coming later this year. The Level 10 M Hybrid mouse is priced at $$99.99, the VENTUS and BLACK Onyx/Snow at $49.99, and the Team DK SAPHIRA at $39.99. The POSIEDON Z keyboard is priced at $79.99, the BALMUS at $139.99, the POSIEDON X at $69.99, and the Team DK KNUCKER at $39.99. The SYBARIS headset comes in at $139.99, the Level 10 M at $99.99, the CRONOS AD at $69.99, the CRONOS GO at $49.99, the VERTO at $79.99, and the Team DK CRONOS at $59.99. The DRACONEM mouse pad is $39.99, the Team DK PYRRHUS is $24.99, the Battle Dragon Bag at $54.99, and the Headset Adapter is a mere $9.99.

Source: Press Release




Corsair Reveals Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX RGB Switches

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 6, 2014 09:56PM
Author: bp9801

About a month ago, Cherry unveiled the MX RGB switches, which features (among other things) per-key backlighting of over 16.8 million colors. At the time Corsair was announced as the first partner, with products arriving in 2014. Well, it's 2014, so now we know just what Cherry and Corsair have in store for us. The MX RGB Project is a joint effort between the two companies that takes the MX RGB switches and packs them into a Vengeance K70 keyboard. It gives us a fantastic look at what's to come, as Corsair plans to launch the world's first MX RGB keyboards in the second half of this year. Those will features Cherry Red, Brown, and Blue to custom tailor your typing experience, just each will have a new level of customization not commonly found today. Especially when it comes to mechanical keyboards.

Source: Press Release




Func Releases the KB-460 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: December 5, 2013 12:05PM
Author: bp9801


Func is no longer just a company that makes some stellar mouse pads, as it's released a mouse (the MS-3) and now a mechanical keyboard. The keyboard is called the KB-460, and it uses Cherry MX Red mechanical switches with individual key illumination. There's also full N-key rollover on the KB-460, so you won't have to worry about any commands getting missed during a frenetic gaming session. Customization is a key part of this keyboard, as Func not only allows you to adjust the backlighting level, but you can also re-assign the keys to whatever suits you best. Want certain keys remapped or disabled altogether? You can do that! There are five profiles to store your settings, with the 128KB of onboard memory keeping everything there regardless of where you take the KB-460.

The keyboard features a Func Mode (hold the Fn key and hit F12), which activates any re-assigned keys and disables the Windows button. Everything can be configured with the Setting Software, however if everything is already to your liking, you can just plug in the KB-460 and get right to typing/gaming. Func wants users to feel at ease with the KB-460, and to also customize it to their needs (hence the re-assigning function). There are a multitude of key layouts available for the KB-460; so US, UK, Nordic, French, German, and Russian users can have the exact keyboard they need. The vast majority of the pictures below are with the Nordic layout, however you can check out all six on the keyboard's website.

Each Func KB-460 has a 1.8 meter braided cable and two USB 2.0 passthrough ports, plus a palm rest. Retail price on the KB-460 is $99.95 at launch ($119.95 afterwards), with availability starting today.

Source: Press Release




Cherry Unveils the MX RGB Switches; Launches in 2014 with Corsair Leading the Way

Category: Input Devices
Posted: December 4, 2013 01:37AM
Author: bp9801

Mechanical keyboards are supremely popular in this day and age, with pretty much all of them using one of the many varieties of Cherry MX switches. Today Cherry has something new in store, as it's presenting the Cherry MX RGB switch. It's the first switch specifically designed to take advantage of multicolor LED illumination, as Cherry has applied SMD (Surface Mount Devices) LEDs directly to the circuit board to provide even lighting through the keycaps. This means 16.7 million colors can easily and readily be displayed with the new MX RGB switches, and with no odd illumination on certain keys. Cherry's product developer, Karl-Heinz Müller, explains the new switches thusly:

The illumination of keyboard symbols – especially in terms of their uniformity of illumination – is a technically highly complex and demanding task. The previous solution with the incorporation of 3 mm LEDs led to unsatisfactory results. With our newly developed MX RGB switch, key symbols can be evenly illuminated not only in the widest variety of brightness levels but also in up to 16.7 million different colors. Our new concept of light conductance was implemented through the use of new materials and several patent-pending technical solutions. This innovative, technical concept was implemented only in conjunction with manufacturing processes and sophisticated tool concepts constantly optimized over many years.

Cherry was able to get the even illumination by using a transparent case and a scattering surface lens. It allows for all 16.7 million colors to be displayed at high intensity, so no matter how dark your room is, you won't have an issue. Since the SMD LEDs are directly on the circuit board, production can be fully automated and at a cheaper price, which will hopefully translate to us consumers. The Cherry MX RGB switches will be available in Blue, Black, Red, and Brown varieties, so your favorite switch will soon be able to benefit from the new illumination. Each switch also uses Gold Crosspoint contacts for the utmost precision, as well as high speed, long life, and no dust/dirt build up thanks to their self-cleaning nature.

Corsair, as one of Cherry's partners, will be the first manufacturer to bring the MX RGB switches to market next year. The first products will be shown at CES 2014 in a little over a month, and I imagine those keyboards will be some of the most sought after ones on the market.

Source: Press Release



Razer Releases New Evil Geniuses Branded Peripherals

Category: Input Devices
Posted: December 2, 2013 05:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Razer has been active in the eSports community for some time, sponsoring teams, players, and events. The company has now announced a new array of peripherals carrying the brand of Evil Geniuses, one of the teams sponsored by Razer. Limited edition versions of the Taipan mouse, Goliathus mouse pad, and Black Widow Ultimate keyboard will be available and represent the top of line products from Razer. Members of the Evil Geniuses team were involved throughout the design process to help create products that represent the team and its players. Evil Geniuses CEO Alex Garfield said, "Razer's enthusiasm for a custom line of Evil Geniuses products was a major factor in our decision to partner with them in the first place. It shows that there was an internal commitment at Razer to help us grow as a business." The Goliathus has an MSRP of $19.99, the Taipan will cost $89.99, and the Black Widow Ultimate will sell for $149.99. The Taipan and Goliathus are available now while the Black Widow is expected to be available the second week of December.

Source: Press Release



New Mechanical Keyboard Available From ROCCAT

Category: Input Devices
Posted: October 21, 2013 05:44AM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Ryos MK series are the latest mechanical keyboards from German company ROCCAT with a total of three models available. The base model features Cherry MX black switches and has an on board 32-bit ARM Cortex processor. The processor is accompanied by 2MB of flash memory that allows for storage of up to 500 keyboard macros. The company will also offer the Ryos MK Glow which has the same technical specs with the addition of blue LED back lighting. The high end model, the Ryos MK Pro, has a second Cortex processor to control individual key back lighting, allowing for endless customization of the appearance of your keyboard. The Pro model is available with the choice of Cherry MX black, red, blue, or brown switches. The Ryos MK and Ryos MK Glow are available now at an MSRP of $99.99 and $139.99, respectively. The Ryos MK Pro will retail for $169.99 when it hits the shelves in mid November.

Source: Press Release



Razer Ouroboros Comes to North America

Category: Input Devices
Posted: August 27, 2013 02:36PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Razer Ouroboros is a fully customizable gaming mouse allowing users to adjust the ergonomic properties of the mouse to best fit their hands. Accommodations can be made for grip style, hand size, and hand shape using interchangeable panels and palm rests. The Ouroboros has an 8200 dpi laser and 1000 Hz Ultrapolling mode, and even includes a wireless option with up to 12 hours of battery life. CEO Min-Liang Tan said, "The interest for the Razer Ouroboros has been so incredible that we’ve had to increase production far beyond what we had forecasted," and also added, "The international media recognized its merits; now, our loyal fans in North America will get that opportunity as well." The Ouroboros is available now at an MSRP of $149.99.

Source: Press Release



Poseidon is the Latest Keyboard from Thermaltake

Category: Input Devices
Posted: August 22, 2013 02:22PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Thermaltake is adding the Poseidon Illuminated gaming keyboard to its line of Tt eSPORTS products. The mechanical keyboard features Cherry MX Blue switches to provide the great click clack sounds that are found in mechanical keyboards. A blue LED can be found under each key, providing a fully backlit keyboard that has four levels of brightness. A retail price of $79.99 makes the Poseidon one of the lower priced mechanical keyboards available, and it will be released in October.

Source: Press Release




ROCCAT Adds to Gaming Mouse Lineup

Category: Input Devices
Posted: July 29, 2013 05:26AM
Author: Nick Harezga

ROCCAT is a company that is relatively new to the gaming peripheral market but it has been making a splash with several of its products. One of those, the Kone Pure mouse, now has an optical version. The Kone Pure Optical is 91% the size of its predecessor and it can be adjusted on the fly up to 4,000 DPI. CEO René Korte said, "The new sensor featured in the Kone Pure Optical is the successor to the sensor featured in the famous Savu mouse. The Savu drew praise from gamers and reviewers alike, who complimented the mouse for its accurate and reliable tracking." The company has also announced the availability of a Meteor Blue version of the Sense gaming mousepad.

Source: Press Release




Xbox One Kinect Incompatible With Computers

Category: Input Devices
Posted: July 9, 2013 01:12PM
Author: Tobias Thydal

It has been revealed that the Kinect that comes with the Xbox One cannot be plugged into PCs.

The one that shipped with the Xbox 360 was compatible with PCs, which allowed for many interesting uses due to all the information the Kinect is able to gather. This time around Microsoft opted for a proprietary connector that will not fit into a PC, and the company does not intend to release an adaptor either. The Kinect for PCs use a standard USB 3.0 port.

The new Kinect for the Xbox One and the new Kinect for PCs will be "built on a share of set technologies". The new Kinect for both platforms will have features such as 1080p video recording, an active IR mode, and a wider field of view than the previous Kinect, but despite the similarities Microsoft insist that they are not entirely the same, thus making cross-platform use impossible.

Despite these incompatibilities, it would not surprise anyone if someone manages to make an adapter that would allow for cross-platform use. Only time will tell.

Source: Fudzilla



Cooler Master Launches the CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: July 2, 2013 12:13PM
Author: bp9801

Cooler Master is one of the leaders in pretty much every category related to computer hardware, and today it's launching its newest keyboard. The CM Storm QuickFire XT is the 104-key version of the QuickFire Rapid, so now you can get all the benefits of the Rapid just in a full keyboard. This mechanical keyboard features a slim body to help with ergonomics, while the laser-marked keycaps and anti-glossy finish ensure your XT will look new no matter how much you use it. Multimedia keys allow you to easily control your music, while the Windows key can be disabled so you don't accidently hit it during a game. Cherry MX Red, Blue, Brown, and Green switches are available for the XT, based on region, with a black backplate being included on the Blues, Browns, and Greens, and a red backplate for the Reds.

The Cooler Master QuickFire XT is available starting today, although no prices were mentioned.

Source: Cooler Master




Cooler Master Adds Havoc to Mouse Lineup

Category: Input Devices
Posted: June 18, 2013 01:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Cooler Master has announced the addition of the Havoc laser mouse to the CM Storm product line of gaming accessories. The mouse is capable of 8200 DPI to allow for extremely fast mouse speed in game. Eight programmable buttons allow users to customize their experience and 128kb of onboard memory lets you take your settings with you. The Havoc also has full RGB support to give users different glow options. The Havoc is available now with an MSRP of $54.99.

Source: Cooler Master




ROCCAT Announces Kone Pure Optical at Computex

Category: Input Devices
Posted: June 4, 2013 01:40PM
Author: bp9801


The other day ROCCAT introduced some new colors for the Kone Pure mouse, and today it's bringing an optical version to the lineup. Dubbed the Kone Pure Optical Core Performance Gaming Mouse, it features a 4000DPI Pro-Optic (R3) sensor that is users can set to 400, 800, 1600, or 4000DPI. It includes much of the other Kone Pure features, like seven buttons, Omron switches, onboard memory to store macros, a 32-bit Turbo Core V2 processor, and East-Shift[+]. Plus there's the customizable lighting and effects that make use of the 16.8 million color lighting system and a soft-touch surface to keep your hand comfortable during long gaming sessions.

No release date or price was given for the Kone Pure Optical mouse. ROCCAT also wants everyone to know the release candidate for its Power-Grid software is being unveiled at Computex, and the Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is very nearly ready to launch. Mac owners are also being taken care of, as the Kone XTD mouse now has a Mac OSX driver.

Source: Press Release




Corsair Announces New Keyboards and Mice at Computex

Category: Input Devices
Posted: June 3, 2013 08:36PM
Author: bp9801

Corsair, one of the leaders in many things computer related, has annouced a slew of new products at Computex. Keyboards, mice, cases, and RAM are all included, with something for everyone to drool over. First up are the keyboards and mice, with Corsair introducing some new switches for the Vengeance K70 keyboard, the brand-new Vengeance K65 keyboard, the Raptor K50 gaming keyboard, and the Raptor M40 and M30 gaming mice. The K70, introduced a few months ago with Cherry MX Red switches, has now been decked out with both Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches to give users more of a tactile feel (along with a distinctive 'click' on the Blues).

The Vengeance K65, meanwhile, is Corsair's first compact mechanical keyboard. Eschewing the number pad yet keeping the key spacing of a full-size keyboard, Corsair is able to offer a more portable version of its popular mechanical keyboard line. The K65 features a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full key rollover, and a detachable cable for easy transport to LAN parties.

Corsair's Raptor K50 gaming keyboard is of the membrane variety, and it features customizable backlighting of 16.8 million colors. It also includes 18 fully programmable macro keys, with three profiles to enable up to 54 macros in total stored in the onboard memory. There's also six dedicated multimedia keys, a Windows lock key to disable it, and 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB. The Raptor M40 and M30 gaming mice both feature an Avago ADNS-3090 4000DPI optical sensor, large PTFE pads for smooth gliding, DPI switching, and a right-handed design. The M40 resembles the Corsair M60/65, while the M30 is all smooth contours.

The Vengeance K70, K65, and Raptor K50 keyboards are going to be available in July for $129.99, $89.99, and $99.99, respectively, with the Raptor M40 and M30 mice available this month for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively.

Source: Press Release




ROCCAT Celebrates the Five-Year Anniversary of Kone with the Kone Pure Color Series

Category: Input Devices
Posted: May 28, 2013 07:55PM
Author: bp9801


ROCCAT has been gaining in popularity in the U.S., and earlier today it announced some new colors for the Kone Pure mouse. It's the five-year anniversary of the original Kone mouse, so these Kone Pure Color mice are limited editions available in Inferno Orange, Polar Blue, and Hellfire Red. All three feature the 8200DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor, Omron switches, Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim, and ROCCAT Talk as the Kone Pure, just with a new coat of paint. The orange and blue mice feature a black top with the color on the sides, while the red mouse reverses that scheme for a particularly striking look. There's a Phantom White version of the Kone Pure planned as well (seen in the group picture), but ROCCAT says it and other limited edition products will be available later this year to celebrate the Kone's five-year anniversary.

The Inferno Orange, Polar Blue, and Hellfire Red Kone Pure Color mice are now available, but no price was mentioned.

Source: Press Release




Mionix Announces Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

Category: Input Devices
Posted: May 28, 2013 02:59PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Mionix has developed a gaming mouse that is suitable for users that are left or right handed. The AVIOR 8200 offers a high performance mouse for all users in a single package. The nine button mouse can be used with either the claw or palm grip and offers three different LED lighting options. An included 32-bit ARM processor and 128kb of built-in memory provide the brains behind the mouse, and an 8200 DPI laser provides the tracking.

Source: Mionix



QuickFire Stealth is Latest Mechanical Keyboard from Cooler Master

Category: Input Devices
Posted: April 13, 2013 06:12AM
Author: Nick Harezga


Cooler Master has released a number of mechanical keyboards in the past few years, including the QuickFire Rapid Pro that I am currently typing on. The company has now added a new twist to that line with the QuickFire Stealth. The Stealth still lacks the 10 key number pad, but also removes the characters on the tops of the keys. For those users that might have to occasionally look at their keyboard while typing, the keys are still indicated by a smaller marking on the side of each key. The QuickFire Stealth will be available with four different mechanical switches from the Cherry MX line, red, blue, green, and brown and it carries an MSRP of $94.99.

Source: Cooler Master




Corsair Announces Vengeance K70 Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 21, 2013 02:35PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Vengeance K70 is the newest addition from Corsair to its line of gaming accessories. The mechanical keyboard features Cherry MX Red switches, providing 20-key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting protection. The K70 will be available in two color schemes, silver with blue back lighting and black with red back lighting. Each key is individually backlit and can be turned off or have the intensity changed and settings can be saved to the onboard memory of the keyboard. The Vengeance K70 will be available next month at an MSRP of $129.99 and will make its debut at PAX East this weekend.

Source: Corsair



Logitech Updates PC Gaming Peripheral Line with New Products, Style, and Name

Category: Input Devices
Posted: March 20, 2013 06:12PM
Author: bp9801

Earlier this year, Logitech announced it would discontinue its line of Harmony remotes and console gaming gear. The company's CEO, Bracken P. Darrell, said it'd still keep up with the PC gaming market, and today we find out just what he meant. Logitech G is the company's new line of PC gaming peripherals, with new technology and products in familiar Logitech shapes. Each product has a unique visual flair that sets it apart from its predecessors while including new parts. In total there are eight Logitech G products launching today, with four mice, two keyboards, and two headsets sure to appeal to just about anyone.

The G100s and G400s are optical mice and feature Delta Zero sensor technology for precise accuracy, and the G500s and G700s are laser, with that last one being of the wireless variety. Each mouse also includes new surface materials to keep your hands from sweating profusely during intense gaming sessions. Logitech's G510s and G19s keyboards feature programmable G-keys, custom-color backlighting, and GamePanel LCDs, with the G19s featuring a full-color LCD. Lastly, the G230 headset offers 3.5mm connections and stereo sound, while the G430 has a USB adapter to enable Dolby Headphone and 7.1 surround sound.

All of the new Logitech G products are up for pre-order on Logitech's website and due to arrive next month. For the mice, the G100s is priced at $39.99, the G400s at $59.99, the G500s at $69.99, and the G700s comes in at $99.99. The G510s keyboard will set you back $119.99 while the G19s is at $199.99. If you're looking for a new headset, well the G230 is set for $59.99 and the G430 at $79.99. Each product comes with a three-year worldwide warranty.

Source: Logitech



Leetgion EL'DRUIN Gaming Mouse Now Available

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 9, 2013 05:14AM
Author: Dale Shuck

Thermalright, the maker of PC CPU coolers, has a separate gaming division called Leetgion, which has just released its RPG gaming mouse named the EL'DRUIN. It features a five-way thumb pad, called the Skill Power Actions D-Pad, or SPAD for short. For the RPG player, the programmable SPAD gives the user direct access to skills without having to resort to complex button placements. The new mouse also comes with Leetgion's Omni-Tuner wheel for on-the-fly switching between profiles and DPI settings that can be set to ranges of 100 to 5000. The EL’DRUIN addresses ergonomics through the use of removable palm plates, allowing you to choose between two sizes and two different textures. The EL’DRUIN mouse is available now at a suggested retail price of US$89.95.




Upcoming Mad Catz Controllers Features Multi-Platform Support

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 7, 2013 07:04AM
Author: edwardquilo


Early 2013 will showcase Mad Catz' GameSmart controllers which can be used across a wide range of multi-platform gaming devices. The latest gaming arsenal includes the C.T.R.L.R. wireless gamepad, the R.A.T.M. wireless gaming house, a F.R.E.Q.M. mobile headset and the M.O.U.S.9 wireless mouse, which are all designed to work seamlessly with PCs, Macs, game consoles, phones and tablets, and TVs. Utilizing what's dubbed as Bluetooth GameSmart technology, the compatibility of the contraptions are further enhanced with a Nano Dongle USB receiver. Details are yet unknown as to which game console will support the controllers, but judging by the screenshots, these new GameSmart additions will bear the unmistakable Mad Catz design. 



ROCCAT Unveils the Ryos Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Individual Key Lighting

Category: Input Devices
Posted: January 5, 2013 02:33PM
Author: bp9801


ROCCAT, like Samsung, wants to show off some new gear before CES, and this product is something that should be very interesting to PC gamers. ROCCAT has unveiled its new Ryos mechanical gaming keyboard that features individual key lighting and two 32-bit ARM Cortex processors. Those two processors help "display key functions, macros, and even health and mana bars," which should help gamers of all kinds know exactly where their character stands. An SDK is included with the Ryos to custom tailor the keyboard to each gamer's exact specifications, and according to ROCCAT, gamers are limited only by their imagination. The keyboard features 2MB of internal Flash storage to store configurations, while two USB 2.0 ports and headphone and microphone jacks adorn either corner at the top. ROCCAT allows for Cherry MX Reds, Blues, Browns, and Blacks on the Ryos, so pretty much every mechanical switch is covered.

The ROCCAT Ryos is expected to be available in the first quarter of this year, though exact date and price is unknown.




Cooler Master Unveils the CM Storm QuickFire TK Keyboard

Category: Input Devices
Posted: November 6, 2012 06:10PM
Author: bp9801


Cooler Master is welcoming a new keyboard to its growing family as it announced the CM Storm QuickFire TK. The QuickFire TK is a mechanical keyboard with your choice of Cherry MX Red, Blue, or Brown switches with laser-marked, grip-coated keycaps and a matte finish. Cooler Master has dropped the arrow and home key clusters in favor of a number pad; you get the small look of the QuickFire Rapid with the functionality of a full keyboard. N-Key Roll Over (NKRO) is implemented on the QuickFire TK, so any combination of keys you press will register. Multimedia shortcuts are available up top by way of the Function (FN) key. The Windows key can be disabled in GAME mode to prevent any accidental presses to get you killed.

The best part of the CM Storm QuickFire TK is the full backlighting, with the color dependent on the switch type. The Red switches have red lighting and a red steelplate, the Blues have blue lighting and steelplate, and the Browns have white lighting and a brown steelplate. There are three different lighting modes and five intensity levels to customize it however you want. A braided and detachable USB cable comes with the QuickFire TK and can be routed underneath the keyboard for minimal clutter.

Cooler Master's CM Storm QuickFire TK should be available now at your favorite (r)etailers for $99.99.




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