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Computex 2015 - ASUS has added two more peripherals to its growing list of Republic of Gamers products with the new ROG Spatha and ROG Claymore.
The ASUS ROG Claymore is a new Cherry MX based keyboard with RGB switches which are individually customized backlit keys, offering 16.8 million colors. ASUS has provided N-key rollover, and a passthrough USB 3.1 port. There's also a detachable macro keyboard which allows for a fully custom setup.
It looks like we are to expect Microsoft to unveil a redesigned Xbox One controller at E3 2015, a new peripheral that will reportedly feature a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and that's all.
Right now that's all we know, with the current Xbox One controller not featuring a standard headphone jack, so in order to use a normal pair of headphones, you need to buy an adapter. The new, redesigned Xbox One controller was found on the Xbox Support page, where next to the diagram of the new controller and 3.5mm jack, some text reads: "Only available on controllers released after June 2015".
As seen in its latest press release, Logitech boasted another seven awards to add to the trophy shelves alongside another 43 in the last 16 months alone.
This time the International Design Awards added to the pile, seeing the G402 Hyperion Fury mouse and the CoferenceCam Connect taking home gold awards and the G302 Daedalus mouse, the Keys-To-Go and the Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM bringing home a silver award each. In addition, the AnyAngle saw a bronze award coupled with the Bluetooth Milti-Device Keyboard K480 seeing a silver and bronze award in two different categories.
Logitech's CEO is obviously quote pleased with this achievement, commenting "our hard work is paying off," adding "Logitech strives to be a leading company in technology, but one with design at its core. Our goal is to bring products to market that consumers love."
After the RazerStore grand opening in the Syntrend Mall in Taipei was shut down due to overcrowding and safety concerns, Razer announced a change in their give away policy for upcoming days, stating that members of the public should come dressed in Razer promotional gear or products in order to win further free things.
A person with information on the matter and who was present on the initial release day spoke to us about their account of what happened, claiming that the reason Razer changed up this policy was not only to entice users to proudly display their Razer logo to the rest of the audience, but because many of the over-crowding issues derived from non-gamers and people not interested in the company, but random members of the public of whom wished to score a free treat.
Due to this being no where near part of their target audience, after the shut down Razer re-focused their plan and announced that "the Razer community team on location plans to issue swag on a discretionary basis, honoring fans who come equipped with Razer gear, such as Razer Kraken headphones, shirts, bags and the likes" as seen in the latest issued press release.
Thanks to Razer's massive fan-base, hundreds of fans flocked to the opening of the RazerStore in the Syntrend Mall in Taipei, Taiwan. Due to so many people turning up, the mall management ordered Razer to suspend its launch activities including give-aways of promotional materials and some peripherals.
In order to appease fans, Razer has offered free Nabu X wearables to the first 250 attendees of each day on the 16th and 17th of May, announcing that the store will be open at normal business hours from 11am until 10pm on these days.
In the future fans can also enter in the running to win special promotional bags if they attend this event wearing Razer merchandising or products on their person while special events are taking place.
After the successful recent release of Corsair's RGB keyboards, users have now been given the ability to share their lighting profiles online through the new 'RGBshare' program.
Hosted by CorsairGaming, this service enables you to upload your wacky or useful RGB lighting profiles for any one else to download and install, ranging from ideas like ripple effects and colorful waves of LEDs.
If you're not keen on spending a lot of time making your own effects or are looking for motivation from others, this website will certainly be a great service to you.
You're probably pretty confused by the title, but that's ok. There's three main ways of holding a computer mouse, these being palm, claw and fingertip grip.
In this very useful graphic released by the ASUS Republic of Gamers, you can help identify exactly what type of grip style suits you best.
Why does it matter? Many different mice are made for certain grip styles and hand sizes. If you're looking at a fingertip or claw grip, something like the smaller-sized SteelSeries Kinzu would suit you better than Logitech's good old faithful MX518 which is more suitable for a palm grip.
No grip is right or wrong, they simply suit different purposes and playing styles. You'll often find that players utilizing fingertip grips can be Counter Strike 'entry fraggers', alongside being wrist players (rotating only at the wrist) and use higher sensitivity. Whereas a palm player like myself will use a larger mouse like the Tt eSPORTS Saphira, a lower sensitivity and the whole arm or a combination of arm and wrist to move the crosshair around.
For the console gamers out there with a little more money, how does a 24-karat gold-plated PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller sound? The PS4 side of things is already sold out at $300 each, but the Xbox One version is still available, for now.
With only 25 of each made, they are super limited edition peripherals for the 1%. While they're $300 each, they do looks pretty awesome. Although, I think I would want to keep them encased in glass, and not get my smudgy fingerprints on them. What do you think? Would you drop $300 on a 24-karat gold-plated Xbox One or PS4 controller?
Considered the 'king of keys' when it comes to mechanical offerings, Cherry have just announced the release of their new MX Board 6.0, featuring their latest and most refined switches - self-named as RealKey Technology.
Including 100% N-key rollover, this RealKey Technology utilizes high bandwidth USB 3.0 connections to reduce keyboard latency, making key presses register quicker - don't be fooled however, this will not make you better at any computer game.
This keyboard is aimed at professional typists, software developers and gamers alike, providing a standard 102-keyset, macros and a red backlight. The MX Board 6.0 features a metal frame and a magnetically-attached wrist-rest.
CES 2015 - Min-Liang Tan, Razer's CEO has spoken up. According to him "we fucked up. I fucked up. The codes we sent out for the CES Appreciation Sale were reversed - i.e. the Blade codes were for peripherals and the Peripherals codes were for the Blades."
If you're still wanting to purchase an in-stock item for yourself, the big wig recommends that you "flip the codes (if you had noted them down before the sale started" and go for your life.
However many end users aren't satisfied, commenting on Razer's share of Tan's post - "[I] Waited 3 days resulting with lack of sleep. Both insider and store crashed, stock run out of within minutes, mixed up codes, page did not load, server's wasn't able to handle load of customers. In short, big blunder... It's nice to acknowledge the mistake hopefully the remedial will make it up to the disappointed fans and customers. Hopefully this don't happen with the remedial, I don't wanna wait for 3 days again with minimal sleep and ended up with nothing. Or else it might be time to consider switching products. Sadly but true and I'm sure I'm not the only person with this mindset right now. I still have faith in Razer I hope you guys will be able to make it up to the fans."