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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."
Razer has a huge sale on right now, offering all of its gaming gear and systems for up to 50% off. The sale starts at 6PM today, and ends on January 13, at 5:59PM PT.
It's a huge sale, with all of their gaming gear available at 50% off, while systems are enjoying a huge 30% off. The company will be limiting sales to just one item per customer, which is fair enough considering the discount. Razer has warned "During this time, the store will get an intense amount of traffic, slow down, etc and things will fly off the virtual shelves so get ready".
Mionix has one of the most interesting mice known to gamers with its Quantified Gaming mouse, a mouse that hit Kickstarter a while back requiring $100,000 to get made.
Well, they've hit the $100,000 funding goal and now the Quantified Gaming mouse will be made. At the time of writing there were 788 backers, 19 hours to go and $102,393 pledged. If you didn't know about the Quantified Gaming mouse, it is "first smart gaming mouse that tracks your body reactions and provides you with insights into your performance".
It wasn't long ago that we reported on the last version of the Steam Controller from Valve, but it looks like the company is ready to unveil the final design of its upcoming controller at GDC 2015.
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicks off in March, but it has been Origin PC's CEO, Kevin Wasielewski, that has teased the Steam Controller for GDC. He said "So now they're going to production and at GDC is when they're going to announce more stuff". We should expect Valve to be showing off the final Steam Controller, but I'm personally hoping to see much more than that.
Half-Life 3 confirmed?!
CES 2015 - Razer wants to be in your living room, especially with its new Turret that it was showing off at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas.
Turret is a keyboard, mouse and docking station that lets gamers put their keyboard and mouse on their lap so they can sit on their lounge and still get some PC gaming on.
CES 2015 - Sixense is one of the companies in the industry that I'm most excited to see succeed, they worked with Razer on the Hydra motion controller, something I used when I played HLVR with the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra. But Sixense have been working on the STEM system for quite a while now, and we're beginning to see them get closer to the finish line.
We met up with the great guys at Sixense, including Amir Rubin who is such a great guy and super intelligent. He walked me through the changes that the STEM system is still going through, improving each month with its internal component slowly getting smaller and smaller, as well as more efficient.
CES 2015 - Rapoo sub-brand VPRO has used CES 2015 as their launching platform for their new mechanical keyboard offerings - the V700 and V800.
Unfortunately there is no mention in their recently issued press release if they are Cherry MX mechanical switches or not, but either way these new products are worth a look at. Set for shipment in Spring 2015, the V700 keyboard claims 50 g of operating force and 2mm of key travel distance needed to function - this seems to hint that something like Cherry MX Black keys are being used within.
Alongside this key configuration, the V700 offers 106 out of 108 of the keys as fully programmable through their 32-bit ARM core processor labeled as their "VPOWER3 Gaming Chip." Expect this board to last an extended 60 million keystrokes and feature no backlighting options.
CES 2015 - under the banner of Rapoo , VPRO gaming has announced their new range of peripherals to hit the market this coming spring.
The mice on offer are their V900 laser, V300 optical and V200 optical offerings, all set to be priced nicely at under $70 on release. Their champion product V900 will be released with a 32-bit ARM core processor, helping speed up input commands. Alongside giving you adjustable DPI from 100 - 8200 and an image processing rate of 12000 FPS. This mouse features a multi-color lighting system to help increase user customization and will set you back $69.99 on release.
Slightly lower graded are their optical mice, the V300 and V200. Priced at $49.99 and $39.99 respectively, these mice offer a lightly lower image-processing rate of 6400 FPS, which honestly doesn't really matter anyway. The V300 gives you up to 4000 DPI to play with compared to the V200 offering between 500 and 3000 DPI total.
CES 2015 - Quoted as a "fully modular chameleon peripheral that is a glove-fit to MMO gaming, that fluidly transforms into MOBA and FPS layouts thanks to custom button placement, and interchangeable side-parts" in their recent press release, ROCCAT are looking to appeal to almost any gamer with their new peripheral offering.
The ROCCAT Nyth features 3D-printed parts that are changeable as you see fit. If you're a heavy user of macro keys in games like World of Warcraft or a precision aimer in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, this mouse is deigned to suit either or both of those purposes.
"Our growing file library of 3-D printed buttons and side-parts will ensure Nyth users get value out of Nyth years past what anyone else is offering today" states Rene Korte, CEO and Founder of ROCCAT, further adding "it's adaptable and great fun to play with. Much like the human fingerprint, almost no Nyth will be the same as another once users bring their creative customizations into the picture."