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Razer get angry, release Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition

Razer, on their conquest of gaming peripheral world domination have released another gaming mouse in the form of the Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition. This new mouse from Razer is perfectly suited to hack n' slash, MOBA and action RPG games, such as Diablo III which drops in two weeks time.

 

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It sports the same 6 mechanical side buttons as its predecessor, the Razer Naga Hex. But the new Red Edition just looks, evil, hot, and delicious. The new mouse is suited for the clicky-clicky-type games such as League of Legends, Diablo III, WoW, and more.

 

It's available right now through Razerzone.com, in the US, and will arrive everywhere else sometime in Q2. It's priced at $79.99 and has the following features:

 

  • 6 MOBA/action-RPG optimized mechanical thumb buttons
  • 11 total programmable buttons
  • Special switches in buttons for up to 250 clicks per minute
  • 10 million click life cycle
  • Ergonomic curved design
  • Razer Synapse 2.0
  • 5600 dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor

USB drive that uses voice recognition to unlock, costs only $50

USB flash drives can be hard to hang onto sometimes. They always seem to disappear at the worst time possible. And I'd venture to guess that most people don't run any sort of encryption on a flash drive. This new device claims to be the "only USB storage drive that protects its contents with a password spoken by its owner."

 

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But, what if you have a cold or are in a room with other people? Don't worry! The flash drive features a back-up text version where you can type your password instead. This is for those times where you have laryngitis or just forgot the spoken password. At 8GB, it's not the largest drive on the market, or the best looking, but it certainly is cool.

 

If you make security easier, such as this, then people are more likely to use it. And since it analysis the voice along with the password, just knowing what to say won't allow access. Unfortunately it still has a text-based password which could get out and compromise security, but it's still a novel device to show your friends.

Genius announces FPS gaming mouse dubbed Maurus

If you want to be a champion gamer, you better have some good hardware to support you in your quest to be the best. There are many different mice and keyboards built for the sole purpose of gaming, and today sees the announcement of another. Genius has announced a new mouse in its line of GX Gaming.

 

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The new mouse looks pretty sleek. It features five programmable buttons and can handle 21 macros to give you an edge in whatever game you may be playing. All of the settings are stored in on-board memory so that they move with the mouse rather than stay with the computer. Additionally, it features 4 different DPIs that can be changed on-the-fly via the mouse.

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Razer confirms there'll be a left-handed Naga mouse

Razer have announced their intentions to release a left-handed version of their popular MMO-built gaming mouse, the Razer Naga. We've already seen the gaming peripheral company release the Razer DeathAdder for left-handers, but most of their other products are mainly ambidextrous, or exclusively for right-handed gamers.

 

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Razer chief executive and all-round cool guy Min-Liang Tan promised that the Naga would receive some left-handed magic, like the DeathAdder did, if the company received at least 10,000 'Likes' on Facebook before April 21, but to Razer's surprise, they exceeded the required 10,000 'Likes' before the end of March. The only problem with this? We probably won't see the left-handed Naga until early-2013.

 

When it does launch, left-handed gamers should expect the same specced device as we current see with the Naga: 17 buttons designed for MMORPGs, a 5,600dpi laser sensor and tracking speed of a claimed 200 inches per second. At the moment, we don't have a price on it, but we would expect it to be slightly higher than the right-handed Naga.

SteelSeries announced new product line based on 8-bit theme

UPDATE - Happy April Fools :)

 

Feeling nostalgic? Missing those terrible graphics of yesteryear? Well, SteelSeries has your back with an all new line of products that are based on an 8-bit theme. The products are boxy just like the graphics were not too long ago. I'm not quite sure of how comfortable they are, but they sure do look cool.

 

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The first product I would like to look at is the mouse. A brick isn't my first choice for a mouse. The press release states:

 

Taking out the relevant functionality to dominate your game, the SteelSeries ErgoRetro® Mouse has been ergonomically re-altered for extreme hand-sized users, increasing hand-cramp reaction times, and added weight technology for a block-like, retro feel. Features also include a new TrackBlock sensor, modeled after the track-ballwith an added 8-Bit flair.

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Detailed hands-on with EPIC GEAR's Meduza HDST dual sensor gaming mouse

We have already seen a little of EPIC GEAR's Meduza HDST dual sensor gaming mouse here at TweakTown, but today when we visited GEIL's office here in Taipei, the parent company of EPIC GEAR, we were given a more detailed look at the Meduza, compared to the last time we checked it out on video.

 

 

Ashley from GEIL (pictured above) gives us a good introduction to the Meduza and the reasoning behind the decision to include dual laser and optical sensors in the HDST mouse.

 

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Check out the video above for a detailed hands-on with the Meduza or you can read our full review right here which as written by Chad.

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Crux360 keyboard case for the new iPad pre-orders are here, $150, ships on May 12th

Rocking the new iPad? Wish you had a physical keyboard? $150 burning a hole in your pocket? Your day has come. CruxCase have just revealed the latest version of its Crus360 built for Apple's latest, greatest and hottest iPad yet.

 

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The new Crux360 is a clamshell-based design that now sports a snap-in front design that allows for quick access when the case isn't needed. Also, we have a "window cover" that now fully protects the rear panel of the iPad, but hides the Apple logo. The cover can be removed if you want to rock that Apple logo, however. Connecting it to the iPad is said to be quick and easy, with the new model featuring power and Bluetooth buttons now being one touch instead of the previous press-and-hold type.

 

Magnets are used to keep the folding kit shut, preventing the case from opening and closing, protecting that 2048x1536-pixel Retina Display. The Crux360 also features a hinge that allows you to rotate your iPad all the way back on the keyboard for regular tablet use. The Crux360 is $150 and pre-orders are happening now if you want the May 12th shipping date.

VIA shows us its USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable for cabling length of around 100 meters

Earlier today we visited the VIA Labs at the VIA headquarters here in Taipei where we got a look at an upcoming product which we can only discuss later this week - stay tuned for that. However, what we can discuss today is something cool we saw in the development labs area of the VIA office and that has to do with USB 3.0 cabling.

 

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Usually most copper wired USB 3.0 cables have a maximum length of around 3 meters and can fall prone to security issues since EMI is omitted and like tapping a phone line, if you knew enough about what you were doing, you could steal sensitive data from an unaware user. What VIA has done to massively increase the length of USB 3.0 cable is to develop its own style of USB 3.0 cable which uses fiber optic rather than copper wiring.

 

Besides the benefits of the added length and better security since fiber optic cabling does not omit EMI, USB 3.0 cable with fiber optics is far less lighter than copper based cabling and it is also much thinner, possibly allowing it to get into really tight areas where traditional and thicker USB 3.0 cable may not fit.

 

The actual USB 3.0 connector on the host end is about the same thickness s a regular USB 3.0 cable, just a little longer, as you can see in the shots below. This is because there is actually a very tiny chip inside the connector which allows for up to 10 Gbps with this TRX IC...

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