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Computex Taipei 2013 - Tt eSports has just unveiled another new addition to its MEKA mechanical keyboard lineup. The MEKA G1 Prime Team Edition features Cherry Brown mechanical switches that are light to the touch while remaining tactile and non-clicky.
Featuring a red body with a combination of black and red keys, the somewhat compact MEKA G1 is built to target enthusiasts in the FPS and RTS gaming arenas. The keyboard is endorsed by Korea's famous SCII team, Prime Team, who is one of the world's premier StarCraft II gaming teams.
The MEKA G1 Prime Team Edition features a 1000Hz polling rate that is eight times quicker than regular gaming keyboards for a never-lagged, always-responsive gaming experience. The Cherry Brown mechanical switches provide the keyboard with a 50-million-keystroke life expectancy.
Like the other keyboards in the MEKA lineup, the G1 features a two-port USB hub as well as microphone-in and audio-out jacks for an even more enhanced gaming experience. The MEKA G1 Prime Team Edition will retail for an MSRP of $139.99 at major online retailers.
Computex Taipei 2013 - ROCCAT have not only unveiled their gaming orientated Power-Grid software and app, but they've just now unveiled their latest mechanical gaming keyboard with per-key illumination, the Ryos MK Pro.
ROCCAT's Ryos MK Pro features an insane number of configuration options, as well as your choice of Cherry MX key switches in four colors and per-key illumination in two modes: smart and manual. This allows Ryos MK Pro owners to congiure special effects to their keystrokes, configure their keyboard to highlight in-game and application key bindings, your modifier keys, macro sequences and cool downs, system controls and much more.
The ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro features a 32-bit ARM Cortex processor, meaning that it has its processor can power all of the functions on this keyboard, all without losing a spec of performance. There's 2MB of flash memory on-board which houses your configurations, with your keyboard keeping all of your keystrokes and macros handled well in real-time, all without delay.
This morning, ROCCAT announced two new products to its gaming peripheral collection. Up first is a new mouse dubbed the Cone Pure Optical which features an adjustable 4000dpi PRO-OPTIC R3 sensor for precision control on almost any surface.
The mouse also features ROCCAT's Click Master Technology, Easy Shift[+] Button Duplicator, a 32-bit Turbo Core V2 processor as well as a 16.8-million-color lighting system. ROCCAT also unveiled the Ryos MK Pro mechanical gaming keyboard.
The keyboard features per-key illumination, advanced anti-ghosting with N-key rollover, your choice of four different Cherry MX key switches, and a 1000Hz polling rate. Also being unveiled at Computex is the company's highly anticipated Power Grid smartphone app which we will learn more about later as well.
Computex Taipei 2013 - This morning G.Skill announced that they will be unveiling a new line of PC gaming peripherals at Computex next week in Taipei. The first product in the new line will be a series of newly engineered gaming headsets.
In a press release, G.Skill made the following statement:
G.SKILL will be debuting gaming headsets with various industry-first features; it is built to provide gamers with enhanced competitiveness and unique gaming experiences. Along with G.SKILL's persistence on creating products of the highest quality and cutting-edge designs, the new headsets are set to satisfy all kinds of gaming needs.
Sony's redesigned DualShock 4 controller has arrived at the FCC, showing where the FCC label is going to be placed. The details on the DualShock 4 shows that that PS4 controller is a Bluetooth 2.1 EDR device, with the model number of CUH-ZCT1U.
You can also see the PS Eye-compatible light bar on the DualShock 4, too. What I wish this FCC details were on is the PS4 itself, but that shouldn't be too long away. E3 is right around the corner, and we'll be covering it like crazy.
Google I/O has come and gone for another year and we didn't hear a peep out of the Mountain View-based search giant about the Nexus Q, their media player that was shown off last year and has disappeared since.
But, according to some new FCC documents, Google could be working on another media player. The FCC documents refer to it as the "H840 Device" which functions "as a media player" and was given the model number H2G2-42, a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference. Like with all unreleased products, Google requested to have the diagrams and photos of the device remain confidential.
The device was tested in the FCC labs, hooked up to a 24-inch Dell monitor. The "H840 Device" featured Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and a USB port. We know it isn't a smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet, as it comes with a separate power supply unit.
Das Keyboard has alerted us to their latest keyboard. The new Professional Quiet keyboard from Das Keyboard is a mechanical keyboard that aims to remove some of the noise often associated with mechanical keyboards. The Professional Quiet keyboard features a "quiet key design" that "doesn't peep."
This baby doesn't peep. No clicks or clacks. You'll be able to rudely tweet your life while being on a boring Skype call and nobody will even notice. The new Quiet Key Design is not only, well, quiet, but also provides such an incredible tactile feel your fingers will think they are in finger heaven.
I can attest to both the quality and noise of the modern mechanical keyboard. I can also attest to the fact I've been hung up on for typing while being on the phone. I might have to pick up the new Professional Quiet keyboard so people can't tell I'm rude on the phone. To find out more, head over to Das Keyboard's website.
There are more people gaming on Mac's thanks to the popularity of Apple's MacBook Pro's and their iMac's, with most thanks given to Intel who made their way into Apple machines across the world.
Logitech have just stepped up, announcing that their Logitech Gaming Software is now compatible with Mac OS for all of their keyboard and mouse products. This means that Mac-based gamers can now enjoy the same personalization and customization of their products that PC gamers have enjoyed for years now. You can download the latest version of the Logitech Gaming Software from the Logitech support page.
Sony are poised to add system level support for their DualShock 3 controllers to their Xperia-branded smartphones. A user would be able to wirelessly connect their controllers without root or hugely complicated setup procedures, using just a USB OTG cable for the initial setup.
All you would need to do is plug the controller into your Xperia device's USB port, turn it on, enter the device settings and then just enable the controller. Once there's some talk between the device and the PC, you'll need to unplug the controller and then you'll have the ability to use it through Bluetooth.
At the moment there's no news on whether this will jump across to non-Xperia-branded smartphones, but I'm sure it'll just be time for now. Games that support a controller are obviously the way to go, but this isn't a big problem.
Apple have hundreds of millions of users on iOS devices, and a large portion of those users play games on their iOS devices. Rumors have been circling around that Apple had been walking the halls of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, pitching the idea of iOS controllers to various developers.
The company were even rumored to have a space reserved at GDC to talk to developers, which was under a different name so that no one picked up on it. A 2008 patent application for a dock points toward attaching physical controllers and other hardware features for iOS devices, so it could just be a matter of time before we see an iController, or iJoystick.