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Computex 2015 - G.SKILL has launched its Ripjaws line of gaming peripherals, which includes a mechanical keyboard, gaming mouse, and 7.1 surround sound headset.
The Ripjaws KM780 RGB and KM780 MX mechanical gaming keyboards are designed to withstand continued gaming, and have onboard memory so customized keyboard settings can be saved. Up to three independent modes of settings can be saved on the keyboard, with Mode hotkeys allowing for easy switching between profiles. Each hotkey allows for independent lighting patterns, macro setup, timer setting, key delay and repeat rate, polling rate, and other settings.
The MX780 RGB gaming mouse is designed for right-handed or left-handed gamers, powered by a 32-bit ARM processor - and an Avago laser sensor. The 8200 dpi mouse with eight fully programmable buttons supports a 1000Hz polling rate, and can support up to five individual profiles.
Patriot has launched its Viper line of gaming peripherals, featuring two mice, a gaming headset and a mechanical keyboard.
The V760 Viper keyboard features full spectrum LED, anti-ghosting and a 16.8 million color rate, while providing customization for each gamer. In addition, Patriot included six programmable macro keys and 12 multimedia keys that can be customized for your RPG and FPS gaming needs.
Computex 2015 - Corsair continues its huge Computex 2015 push with the new STRAFE mechanical gaming keyboard, which offers up gamers "unmatched lighting customization" and Cherry MX switches that are found in Corsair's RGB keyboards.
With the STRAFE, Corsair says that it "has created the most advanced mono-backlit mechanical gaming keyboard available" with a sleek new industrial design, Corsair will make the STRAFE available later this month with an MSRP of $109.99. The STRAFE features beautiful red backlighting, with an unlimited number of lighting configurations and effects. Here's a full list of what to expect with STRAFE:
- German-made Cherry MX red switches with gold contacts for fast, precise key presses
- Fully programmable brilliant red LED backlighting for unrivaled personalization
- USB pass-through port for easy connections
- Textured and contoured FPS/MOBA keycaps
- 100% anti-ghosting technology with 104-key rollover
- Enhanced, easy-access multimedia controls
- $109.99 MSRP
Computex 2015 - Corsair just took the wraps off of its new Bulldog DIY PC, but what better way to use it in your living room than with a portable gaming control center? Enter the Lapdog.
Corsair's new Lapdog is a portable mouse and keyboard that "brings the precision of desktop gaming to the living room", offering up a large mouse mat and keyboard dock that is compatible with Corsair's mechanical gaming keyboards. It's all a wired system so you don't run into battery problems, with a large 7x11 inch mouse mat area and keyboard dock.
There's also a powered USB hub for your keyboard, mouse, headset, game controllers and USB flash drivers. Underneath the Lapdog is a memory foam cushion for ultra comfort when using the Lapdog in your living room. All of this will be offered to consumers for $89 as a standalone unit, or $199 with a keyboard.
Corsair has a current release window of Q4 2015 for the Lapdog.
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.