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CES 2014 - A few weeks back Corsair announced that they were developing the worlds first individually addressed RGB LED mechanical keyboard, and at this years CES we got to check it out in person. The keyboard will be featured with Cherry MX switches in red, blue, and brown switches.
Corsair says that each key will be individually addressable and each key color can be changed via a custom control suite Corsair is developing. Corsair and Cherry MX have entered into an exclusive partnership to develop this keyboard which ensures that the only place to get an RGB mechanical keyboard is from Corsair. We can expect to see it hit the retail market later this year!
CES 2014 - SteelSeries has outed its new Sensei gaming mouse, which is now wireless. The new Sensei Wireless mouse continues with its ambidextrous design, with thumb buttons on both sides of the mouse.
We have an 8200DPI laser running the light show underneath the slick-looking new mouse, and SteelSeries' latest switches for the mouse buttons, which should be capable of taking over 30 million clicks. The company claims to have a response time of just 1ms for the wireless side of things on the Sensei, which shouldn't lag out gamers at all.
SteelSeries provides a great-looking base station with the new Sensei gaming mouse, with the company promising around 20 hours of use on a single charge. There's also the option to plug in a USB cable, if you have ran out of charge and still want to use it. We have on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, on-board profile storage, and pulsing LEDs.
Custom PC accessory maker Penclic announced the Corded Mouse D3, Wireless Mouse R3 and Bluetooth Mouse B3, all models providing a symmetrical design for right-handed and left-handed PC users. All Penclic mice have a uniquely designed hand-grip that makes the mouse comfortable to use, and is a precision device ideal for graphic design, architects, or any other task that demands fine detail.
The scroll wheel in all three models is located in the middle of the pen's shaft, doubling as a middle click button. The mice have a maximum 1600dpi resolution, USB connection, Bluetooth, or powered by rechargeable batteries that should only need to be recharged after two months of daily use.
Penclic will show off all three mice during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month in Las Vegas. All three mice will be publicly launched sometime next month, with a $64.99 MSRP. While $65 might sound like a lot for a non-gaming mouse, the ergonomic mouse will have a specific niche market
It looks like we already have a few reasons to be excited about the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, with Corsair preemptively striking in the mechanical keyboard space.
The high-end manufacturer of all sorts of goods has teamed up with Cherry, to announce a modified MX Red-class switch, that sports RGB illumination. This means we have a mix of three colors that allow a key to be lit in any color that is on the visible spectrum. We're looking at 8-bit per channel control, which sits us at around 16.7 million colors.
Cherry has chosen Corsair as its launch partner, and we should see these beautiful keyboards shown off at CES in just a few weeks time!
ROCCAT's Kone series of gaming mice are some of the best on the market today, and its Kone Pure Color line allows for optimum gaming performance while breaking the black gaming mouse mold. This week, ROCCAT announced the release of the new Phantom White Kone Pure Color to the line of colorful peripherals.
Much like the other Kone Pure mice, the Phantom White version of the Kone Pure Color features a high-end 8,200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor and high quality Omron switches. The mouse includes exclusive ROCCAT Technology such as Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim and ROCCAT Talk that ensures you have an edge over the competition that will land you in the top spot at the end of the match.
Today Ozone launched an new mechanical gaming keyboard to its lineup of gaming peripherals. The all new Strike Pro is a mechanical keyboard designed for the serious gamer in mind. The utilization of Cherry MX switches in red, blue, brown, or black flavors lets gamers chose which keystroke profile will give them the edge over their competition.
The Strike Pro features white LED back-lit keys with the gaming specific keys being back-lit by red LEDs for quick and effortless acquisition of gaming keys when gaming in the dark. The Strike Pro also features 30 macros across five profiles, which can be customized to suit your gaming style. Profiles are stored on 64k of internal memory.
Additionally, the keyboard can be configured to have a response time of between 1ms and 16ms. A built-in USB hub and Audio ports are also featured. "For me there is no other option for a keyboard than mechanical, and there is no other option than the Ozone Strike Pro. Cherry MX Switch, HUB & Audio inputs, LED back-light, good design ... So, yes, I have many reasons to choose Strike Pro to my sessions as a professional gamer," said Cho "Mata" professional gamer on the Samsung Ozone Team.
Today Pogoplug launched a new device for $49 that it claims will anonymize your entire homes web traffic. Named the Safeplug, the device connects to your router and uses the Tor network to hide all of your networks traffic to the internet. Pogoplug says that this allows users to privately access the internet without the need for special browsers.
The device does not require any software, or special programs to work, and simply requires being plugged in. Pogoplug does not guarantee that all of your traffic will be untraceable but it does include a built-in ad blocker, so you can forget about adblock for ever. There will also be a noticeable drop connection speed, and some websites may not work at all. The Safeplug retails for $49 and is available now at Pogoplug's website.
The Xbox One is nearly upon us, but how much did Microsoft spend on the Xbox One controller? It's being reported that over $100 million was pumped into the Xbox One controller's development, a mammoth amount of green for a peripheral, isn't it?
During the development, Microsoft had some interesting ideas for the controller, with two of them being of interest: the first, was a built-in projector that would throw out images into your room. The second, was smell-o-vision, which would've been a truly interesting addition to the next-gen controller. What do you think? If you had to choose one, what would you want? Smell-o-vision, or the built-in projector?
Today Mad Catz announced the launch of its all new S.T.R.I.K.E M mobile keyboard, which features an overall footprint that is ideal for mobile use. The new S.T.R.I.K.E M is compatible with a wide range of devices including the company's new M.O.J.O. Android-based console.
"The S.T.R.I.K.E. range has proven to resonate with passionate gamers, and we are exciting to extend the brand into mobile gaming with a technically advanced product which combines impressive features with striking aesthetics" said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive. "We believe the S.T.R.I.K.E.M fits perfectly with our long-term strategy of designing innovative products for passionate gamers across all gaming platforms."
Available in red, white and black, the new S.T.R.I.K.E M is part of Mad Catz GameSmart line of mobile products and features NFC technology that will pair the keyboard with compatible devices by simply tapping them together. The S.T.R.I.K.E M features P.U.l.S.E scissor keys that give the keys a crisp feel and provide a "tactile" feel without the need for costly mechanical switches. No pricing information was provided at the time of this writing.
Today Logitech announced not one, but four new keyboard-covers for Apple's new iPad Air that both protect and allow for quick typing. Up first is the flagship Fabricskin Keyboard Folio which is designed to double as a stand for the iPad Air which holds the device at two different viewing angles. The housing is waterproof and features a bluetooth fabric keyboard. This top model will retail for $149.
Up next is the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio that boast all of the same features except the water resistance and comes in four colors for the lower price of $99. Also retailing at $99 is the Ultrathin Keyboard Aluminum which protects the iPad Air's front side while serving as a stand. Its internal battery is said to have about 3-months of life on a single charge. Finally we come to the Folio Protective Case, that is just that, a 2-sided protective case that does not feature a keyboard. This budget friendly case retails for $49.