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Corsair Pulls Off a One Shot, Double Kill

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There are a couple of meanings for the tag line of this news editorial. You might think since Corsair is launching both a gaming headphone and gaming keyboard / mouse line I'm talking about that. I'm not. Corsair has taken aim at both Logitech and Razor and in one quick shot taken both their heads off. The ultimate one shot double kill.

 

Just a few minutes ago we publishing a news bit about the new Corsair Vengeance Gaming Headsets but we have another surprise for you, Vengeance Gaming Keyboard and Laser Mouse products.

 

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The new performance keyboard and mice line up consists of four products. For MMO/RTS use is the Vengeance K90 and M90, K being for keyboard and M being for mouse. First Person Shooter enthusiasts have the K60 and M60 but feel free to mix and match.

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Sony's HMZ-T1 OLED 3DTV headset, otherwise known as "shut up and take my money, Sony"

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Sony has shown off their new 720p OLED 3DTV with 5.1 virtual surround is the equivalent of a 150-inch screen and costs $US800. The thing comes in at under 500g and you put it on your head and wear it like the coolest person on the Earth. It's selling point is obviously gamers, movie lovers and all-out geeks like myself and I'm sure, half or more of our readers. The eye-sized display appears to be roughly 150-inches and because there are two distinct displays (one for each eye) there is no crosstalk and therefore, no need for active shutter glasses.

 

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All I can say is I want one of these and I want them now, shut up and take my money, Sony.

Razer released BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition, Sam Fisher is spotted gaming on it

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In a market that doesn't seem to stop, Razer have unearthed the BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition. It builds upon the already great BlackWidow range of Razer gaming keyboards, but with this being "Stealth Edition". What does Stealth Edition bring to the table? Well, every individually backlit key is now anti-ghosted and has its own mechanical key architecture for satisfying tactile feedback with each stroke.

 

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The standard BlackWidow gave off that nice "click, clack" mechanical sound, but this doesn't even make the pitter patter of baby feet and its rumored that Sam Fisher himself has been caught gaming on it, the king of stealth. Even in this inaudible silence, the quick and distinct mechanical actuation of your key press can still be felt.

 

We hope to go hands-on with this puppy soon, so stay tuned for a review by yours truly!

LG crams an A3-capable hand scanner into a laser mouse

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LG has an interesting little computing peripheral lined up for display at the IFA show in Berlin early next month, the first of its kind in fact.

 

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Their LSM-100 is essentially a 2-in-1 mouse as it doubles up as a portable scanner as well. The implemented scanner is capable of scanning up to A3 sized pages and can use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to convert scanned text into editable text in a document. It can save the scanned content directly to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PDF and even straight into XLS files.

 

To initiate scans with the LSM-100, you simply hold the Smart Scan button on the left side of the mouse and swipe away over the desired material.

 

While details provided on the mouse itself are somewhat lacking in the press release, LG promises its laser sensor to be very accurate and durable. A durable laser sensor, LG? So it might be good for the mass of ragers out there then?

SteelSeries Sensei, bows to gamers, also knows Kung-Fu

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SteelSeries are set to launch another mouse onto the market but this one is just a little different. It sports an actual 32-bit ARM processor, as fast as the 1994-based Intel Pentium 75MHz. This gives the Sensei double the sensitivity over most other mice. Also included are three different "zones" on the Sensei that can be individually programmed in 16.8 million colors; alternatively, they can be totally disabled.

 

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The Sensei also sports a non-slip metal coat and is ambidextrous, it also includes 7 ergonomically placed, programmable buttons. What blows me away is, the built-in driver can be adjusted through an LCD menu on the backside of the mouse! The true hardware-based sensitivity settings allow a CPU from 1 to 5,700 and it also includes an "overclocked" Double CPI feature that allows the mouse to crank all the way to an insane 11,400 DCPI.

 

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Microsoft announce Explorer Touch Mouse

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Microsoft Hardware have just announced the new Explorer Touch Mouse which expands on the touch strip technology that was featured on the Arc Touch Mouse by providing vertical and horizontal navigation, allowing a user to swipe the mouse in any direction. Microsoft have also added the ability to change the speed of scrolling from slow, to medium and then "hyperfast" for those insanely long documents.

 

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Another feature that the Explorer Touch Mouse sports is haptic technology which allows you to feel and hear just how quickly you're scrolling. The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse also features BlueTrack Technology which allows the mouse to be used on a wide variety of surface and not just your desk.

 

The Explorer Touch Mouse is looking to hit shelves in September and will have a price of US$49.95

New BlueTrack equipped rodent from Microsoft spotted

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A new rodent from Microsoft has been sighted in London this week which could be of interest to those looking to pick up a replacement notebook mouse or some such in the near future.

 

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Said to be scheduled for release later this month, Microsoft simply call it the Explorer Touch and have packed it with BlueTrack technology to ensure it will remain operable on practically any surface as well as being wireless in nature.

 

Other features of the mouse include five programmable buttons, scrolling in the form of a touch pad and a compact USB receiver that can be tucked away in a compartment under the mouse.

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PCI-SIG reveals plans for external PCIe cable standard

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The PCI Special Interest Group have revealed they are working on an external PCI Express standard to compete against eSATA, USB 3.0 and Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect. The new standard would be based on PCIe 3.0 tech which offers a potential of up to 32Gbps. Whereas, Thunderbolt offers up to 10Gbps in transfer speeds, but keep in mind Intel say it can scale up to 100Gbps in the future.

 

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With those lightning speeds, USB3.0 seems to be left shaking in fear in the dark. The proposal of PCI Express 3.0 suggests using copper wires with a maximum transfer distance of 3 meters and the ability to support up to 20W of power delivery. That's double the current capabilities of Thunderbolt which offers 10W. This would mean it has enough power to run external HDDs and other power-related items without the need for a separate power source.

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Kinect for Windows SDK beta released!

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It was only yesterday that I reported that Microsoft would release the beta for Kinect for Window SDK and now it's out. If you'd like to check out the Kinect for Windows SDK at no cost for development of noncommercial applications which can be downloaded here.

 

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Also, to celebrate the release, Microsoft have invited a select group of developers to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, challenging them to test the limits of their imaginations using the SDK in a Channel 9 24-hour coding marathon dubbed "Code Camp". Developers will be working with the new toolkit and are expected to built concept applications across a diverse range of scenarios, including, potentially, healthcare, science and education.

 

Projects from Code Camp will be shown in a live broadcast on Channel 9 today from 10am - 2pm PDT with highlights to be found on the Microsoft News Center.

 

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