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Designed as a cloth mousepad with a slightly more resistant surface for control purposes, ROCCAT's new Taito Control mousepad further comes bundled with stitched edges in order to prevent fraying and surface-lift.
Complete with a 3mm thickness, this ROCCAT blue mousepad sets out to last a little longer for all gamers, described in a recent press release as bringing "the style and the substance" that we all need.
Set for release immediately at a price of $16.99 USD, this well-priced mousepad is sized at 400 x 320mm.
"It's very exciting for me to start developing products that we can call our own" explained Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño, captain of Origen gaming and the lead designer of a new mousepad collaboration with Ozone gaming. "This mousepad offers exactly what we need: a surface with a high level of resistance and accuracy which delivers a perfect performance" continued xPeke, happy with the release on offer.
In order to show further support for the gaming scene, specifically League of Legends, Ozone Gaming has worked together with xPeke and his Origen LCS team in order to design a new team-branded mousepad, simply titled 'ORIGEN'. Featuring a standard anti-slip rubber base and a large size of 450x400x4mm, it's also worth noting that this mousepad sits at 0.5mm-1mm thicker than many others on the market.
It's often that peripheral brands will release a limited run of products brandishing sponsored team logos, giving the team a cut of the sales made. It's not confirmed that Origen will be receiving funding from Ozone due to this partnership, but we would like to know for certain either way.
There has been some similar products hit the shelves thanks to Razer and Tt eSPORTS in the recent past and now it seems Das Keyboard has hit the scene and turned it up a notch with an announcement of the Das Keyboard Gaming Sling.
This product isn't anything too new, but the re-announcement comes about due to a large 65% discount being run online right now. This product, explained by Das to be "your number one defense against damage on the go," will fit within your keyboard and other peripherals alongside accessories, cables and even Windows backup CD's - just in case!
Sitting at $75, this protective case is made out of weather-resistant ballistic nylon and certainly isn't a suit-everyone design. However, if you're constantly heading to LANs and are looking for an alternative to something like Tt eSPORTS' dragon bag - it isn't a bad investment.
Featuring a 32-bit ARM based CPU coupled with 512kb of flash memory, EASARS' RGB mechanical keyboard packs a 1,000 Hz polling rate, a gold-plated USB connection, no ghosting and a 16 million color RGB LED backlight.
In addition to these features are mechanical switches rated at 50 million clicks, however, there is no mention if these keys are Cherry or another brand. Self-claimed as a lightweight design, this keyboard offers a tenkeyless design - doing away with the numpad for a smaller package.
Keys can be remapped in EASARS' 'flare' software, also controlled through the profile switch on the keyboard - enabling you to scroll through five pre-set profiles in total.
The more, the merrier is Tesoro's slogan as it announced the "Thyrsus Optical MMO and MOBA Mouse With 6 Thumb Buttons" in a press release today.
Complete with 35 macro keys across five gaming profiles, this mouse can store an impressive 1600 recordable actions through its six thumb buttons and four other buttons. Complete with adjustable DPI, a 1000Hz polling rate and a multicolor LED illumination effect, also featured are Omron gaming switches, 8200 maximum DPI and support for up to 30g of acceleration.
Connected to your PC through a braided cable and a gold-plated USB connection, the Thyrsus comes bundled with Tesoro's upgraded UI and will hit the shelves this August for $69.
If you're looking for something to add to your complete gamer collection or mobile laptop gaming station, Razer has just announced its new Chroma version of the Tartarus Gaming Keypad - set to provide users with extra functionality and frags in their favorite games.
Complete with 25 programmable keys and a Chroma 16.8 million color lighting setup, there's the addition of an 8-way directional thumb-pad and ergonomic wrist-rest to round out the whole package.
Personalized lighting, macros and more can all be set up through Razer's Synapse.
E3 2015 - Gaming peripheral and hardware company Razer has introduced the Razer Mamba, the most advanced gaming mouse in the world.
The mouse has a new 5G laser sensor that can track up to 16,000 DPI, and is being promoted by Razer as the most precise laser sensor in the world. In addition, the Razer Mamba has the Adjustable Click Force Technology, so each individual player can adjust the level of click force needed on the left and right mouse buttons.
The Razer Mamba will be available during Q3 with a $149.99 MSRP.
E3 2015 - Microsoft has just announced the new Elite Controller for the Xbox One, a new modular, remapable, customizable controller that Microsoft has slapped a $150 price on. At the end of the day, it's a normal Xbox One controller, but with some serious tweaks.
The Elite Controller features a 3.5mm jack in place of the proprietary input, with beautiful curves, tweaks and more. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that the new Elite Controller is "an elite controller for the elite gamer". Gamers can tweak and customize the controller as they want, sporting a hairless trigger that locks, providing gamers with more precise control in shooters on the Xbox One. Not only that, but there's a textured rolling pad in place of the D-pad, and bumpers.
But, if you didn't like the fact that the textured rolling pad replaced the D-pad, you can remove it and install the D-pad thanks to the customizability of the Elite Controller. The stainless steel paddle buttons are completely removable, with gamers having full control of the thumbstick sensitivity, where they can tweak the minimum and maximum levels of the top triggers to their liking.
The Elite Controller for the Xbox One will launch in October for both the Xbox One and Windows 10.
Computex 2015 - One of the devices I wanted to use at Computex 2015 the most was the just-announced Lapdog, an accessory for your lap that houses a Corsair keyboard and mouse.
Underneath Lapdog is a considerable amount of padding and foam that makes it comfortable to sit on your legs, but I did find a few issues with this prototype - keep in mind, this isn't the final design. There's no room for your wrists on both sides (keyboard and mouse) and there's no vertical wiggle room for the mouse.
The top of the Lapdog houses a bunch of the cabling from the mouse and keyboard, which is something Corsair will be fixing in the new prototype. But, how did it feel to game on it? In a word: awesome. I was able to sit back on the couch and play Grand Theft Auto V on a 65-inch 4K TV without a problem, where I was far more comfortable than sitting at my desk.
After teasing the Steam Controller for the last couple of years, with a few different iterations, Valve has finally introduced the Steam Controller. The company will be pushing out a very limited quantity of these drives on October 16 for those who pre-order now. The full release of the Steam Controller is November 10.
The video above is a good way of showing off what to expect from the Steam Controller, where Valve promises that it will be a blend of the traditional controller, and the prevision of a mouse. The front of the Steam Controller has two large circular control areas, and an analogue control stick. It also features twin haptic feedback reactors, too. Round back, we have trigger buttons with both analogue pull and a digital switch.
Valve is selling the Steam Controller for $49, with the promise of up to 80 hours of gameplay from a pair of AA batteries, and a 5-meter range from your PC.