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Aerocool unveils first gaming chair with edge lighting

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

Computex 2017 - Aerocool is the first to market with a gaming chair that lights up, unveiling their new Project 7 gaming chair with cable lighting that emits a beautiful sky blue that gels perfectly with the Project 7 colors.

 

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You'll be able to adjust the lighting through an independent controller that's placed on the side of the Project 7 gaming chair, with a light cable that Aerocool has built into the edge roll stitching.

 

Aerocool has crafted its new Project 7 gaming chair with a black and blue design that features moulded foam pads in the seat and backrest, while providing 4D adjustable armrests.

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ASUS reveals ROG STRIX Impact RGB gaming mouse

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Feb 17, 2017 3:16 am

ASUS today announced its new gaming mouse, the ROG STRIX Impact, which is optimized for rigorous gaming.

 

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The STRIX ROG Impact mouse features a lightweight and ambidextrous design that's specifically designed for MOBAs. The optical sensor has up to 5000 DPI sensitivity and a tracking speed of 130 IPS, making it an effective solution for MOBAs that need quick response times.

 

The Impact also sports high-quality and durable Omron D2FC-F-K mouse switches to support up to 50 million clicks. An onboard DPI switch lets users easily and quick switch between different sensitivity settings in-game without needing to pull up extra software.

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NZXT shows off new Puck cable management system

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 18, 2017 5:44 pm

NZXT is all about colorful style, and its new Puck cable management add-on is no different. While the Puck isn't made to handle your PC's actual internal cable management, it offers a neat little add-on that can handle your wired headsets with ease.

 

 

The Puck is magnetic so it sticks to steel PC cases with ease, and can serve as a headset mount. Wires and cables are ran around the Puck's inner track kind of like a spindle, but it also breaks apart in two pieces and can house cords in its hollow interior.

 

"Store VR or audio headsets easily with Puck. It's designed for simple, hassle-free cable management for any of your wired accessories. Split Puck apart for extended cable coverage while powerful magnets make it easy to mount on your PC case or any steel surface," reads the official online description.

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Cherry unveils its new silent mechanical keyboard

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 6, 2017 10:23 pm

CES 2017 - Cherry, the company behind the world's most popular mechanical keyboard switches, today announced its new Cherry MX Board Silent keyboard.

 

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This is a no-frills keyboard optimized for dependability and silent use--you won't find any fancy RGBs on this mechanical board. This particular model is based on the popular G80-3000 mechanical keyboard, and features uniquely rubber pads on the insides of the key switches to ensure ultra-quiet keypresses. "The integrated 2-component stem reduces audible clicks at the bottom-out and top-out to a minimum. As with every other MX switch, these features include a sturdy housing made of plastic polymer, a precise spiral spring, and the unique Gold Crosspoint contact technology."

 

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The Cherry MX Board Silent comes in plain black and grey flavors with either Cherry MX Black or Cherry MX Red switches. As far as reliability goes, the Cherry MX Board Silent has impressive dependability ratings including 50 million keystrokes, a Mean Cycles Before Failure of 1 billion operations, and a Mean Time Before Failure of 80,000 hours. Cherry backs the board with a 2 year warranty to boot.

 

  • Precision key switches Made in Germany (CHERRY MX technology)
  • High-quality keyboard with laser-etched keycaps for demanding tasks and the highest performance
  • CHERRY MX Silent switches with Gold Crosspoint contact technology
  • Noise-optimized MX key switch version with patented noise reduction, using an integrated 2-component stem which clearly minimizes noise at top-out and bottom-out
  • Self-cleaning contacts, dust- and dirt-resistant
  • Over 50 million keystrokes per switch without compromising quality
  • Long-lasting safe switching performance with renowned "original CHERRY quality", tried-and-tested a billion times over
  • N-key rollover: Simultaneous operations of up to 14 keys without any key ghosting effects
  • PC and Mac compatible over USB

 

The Cherry MX Board Silent costs $149, but no availability has been announced.

 

For more information, check the Cherry MX Board Silent's official press release, the keyboard's data sheet, and the product page.

 

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Patriot reveals V770 RGB and V730 mechanical keyboards

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 4, 2017 1:35 pm

CES 2017 - Patriot has upgraded its Viper keyboard lineup to include two more performance models: the high-end V770 and the starter V730.

 

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The Viper V770 features full per-key scintillating RGB illumination with 16.8 million color combos to match the color schemes of any rig. Kailh Red switches with 2mm actuation provide tactile feel, and full N-key rollover ensures precision during gaming, typing, and regular use. The Viper V770 also features a total of 108 programmable macro keys and five custom profiles that can be switched on-the-fly. Dedicated multimedia keys, a volume scroll wheel, and audio/USB pass-through further add utility to this RGB keyboard.

 

Patriot affirms the Viper V730 is the "perfect starter mechanical keyboard" that provides gamers with a "reliable entry-level keyboard." Kailh Brown switches actuate the keys and full N-key rollover also ensures adequate precision, with red LEDs providing some style to the starter board. The V730 also features eight dedicated multimedia keys and specific customizable lighting profiles to add even more flair.

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HyperX reveals Alloy RGB keyboard and Pulsefire mouse

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 4, 2017 4:15 am

CES 2017 - HyperX today announced a trio of new peripherals will join its performance gaming lineup: the flavorful Alloy RGB and Alloy FPS mechanical keyboards, and the Pulsefire gaming mouse.

 

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HyperX's new Alloy gaming keyboards come in two flavors: the scintillating Alloy RGB which rocks 16 million LED color combos, media keys, and dynamic color profiles, and the Alloy FPS, which trades the current Alloy's Blue switches for either Cherry MX Brown or Red switches for a more responsive tactile feel. The Alloy FPS will cost around $100, but HyperX has yet to reveal pricing on the Alloy RGB.

 

The HyperX Pulsefire gaming mouse is relatively accessible at just $50, and rocks four flexible DPI preset settings including 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 DPI that can be adjusted on-the-fly via the DPI switch below the mouse wheel.

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ROCCAT reveals new gaming hardware lineup at CES 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 3, 2017 10:56 pm

CES 2017 - Peripheral manufacturer ROCCAT today revealed its new fleet of gaming mice and keyboards in Las Vegas, all of which are enhanced with the company's new Owl-Eye and ForceFX sensors.

 

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First off let's take a look at ROCCAT's new keyboard, the Isku+ ForceFX. This particular model is an enhanced version of the Isku RGB keyboard outfitted with ROCCAT's new ForceFX tech that blurs the line between mechanical and membrane switches. The Isku+ Force FX features "pressure-sensitive QWEASD keys which can be configured in three different modes" for optimum use.

 

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Now let's take a look at ROCCAT's new gaming mice. The trio of performance RGB mice, the wireless Leadr, Kone EMP, and Kone Pure 2017, rock ROCCAT's new Owl-Eye sensor tech that enables insane sensitvity up to 12,000 DPI.

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Roccat's new wireless mouse has no lag, 1:1 sensor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 3, 2017 5:13 pm

CES 2017 - Alright, Roccat has my attention with their new wireless gaming mouse that rocks an interestingly named 'Owl-Eye' optical sensor.

 

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The new wireless mouse is promising to translate motions to your gaming display with 1:1 accuracy, and is only one part of three new mice Roccat has to show off at CES 2017, and a new keyboard.

 

Roccat's new wireless mouse is offering "virtually zero latency", and rocks a charging dock and a detachable charging cable - so for those of you who want "absolutely zero latency" (that's what I'm calling it) - plug it in, and away you go.

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Das Keyboard to demo cloud-based 5Q keyboard at CES 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Dec 31, 2016 8:11 pm

Das Keyboard's new cloud-connected 5Q keyboard will be showcased at CES 2017, allowing attendees a chance to try it out at the event.

 

 

The Das Keyboard 5Q was originally funded thanks to a wildly successful Kickstarter, which exceeded its goal by some 500%. The 5Q is connected to the internet via QCloud, and relays information via color-coded signals on its RGB backlit keys instead of an LED screen. For example, you can assign a custom profile that makes a specific key turn red whenever you get an email, or as a reminder for a project deadline.

 

All of the 5Q's keys can be custom programmed with RGB lighting schemes to allow users to create their own unique visual queues. The 5Q is a fully-fledged mechanical keyboard with new Gamma-Zulu mechanical switches made by Omron, which withstand 100 million actuations at 1.5mm actuate speeds and 3.5mm travel distance. The 5Q also features full n-key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting and RTO, aka Real-Time One analog tech.

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Tesoro introduces its new Zone Balance gaming chairs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Nov 27, 2016 12:27 am

Tesoro has just entered the gaming chair market with the introduction of their new Zone Balance professional gaming chairs, which the company says combines "unique design with versatility and extreme comfort".

 

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The company has used premium materials that are held up by the strong steel frame, with high-density cold core foam that is covered with "uniquely designed polyurethane (PU) faux leather delivering enhanced durability, and splash resistance". Tesoro has included adjustments on the Zone Balance chairs, with an extra-comfy headrest.

 

You can use the Tesoro Zone Balance gaming chairs as a flat bed, with the back being adjustable to 180 degrees, and a class-4 gas piston that provides easy height adjustment.

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