Cooler master is consolidating their business, and that means new products along with that new vision. One of the most anticipated of those is the revamping of their keyboards, from the value Devastator all the way up to their top of the line mechanical keyboards.
The Devastator bundle caught on surprisingly well when it was released in 2013. It was cheap, and actually a really decent experience for the money. They're upgrading that to the Devastator II, which should update it significantly while shooting for the same price point.
They've essentially taken a Topre switch and taken out the spring, replacing it with a rubber dome instead. They're calling it a Mem-chanical switch. So it's still a membrane keyboard, but it has the feel of a much more premium keyboard than the price might otherwise suggest. The result is a silent and more sure typing experience. It'll of course be bundled with the Devastator II mouse.
CES 2016 - If you're looking for the experience of RGB lighting but aren't interested in dishing out for a mechanical keyboard, Tt eSPORTS has just announced its Challenger Prime RGB membrane gaming combo, featuring a keyboard and mouse package in one box.
The keyboard comes packed with multimedia and macro keys, shortcut keys, poll rate adjustments, Tt eSPORTS control software and RGB lighting. As for the mouse, expect to see a PIXART optical sensor, Omron switches, 3200DPI and a lifetime rating of up to 10 million clicks.
Available for a suggested price of $59.99, the mouse looks quite similar to the original Tt eSPORTS Black, moulded together with the Tt eSPORTS Talon. More information on this combo can be found here.
Logitech is following up its G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse with the G502 Proteus Spectrum, which adds customizable RGB lighting supporting up to 16.8 million colours on top of the features that made the Core a success.
Not familiar? The Core and the Spectrum boast the most "powerful and accurate" PMW3366 DPI sensor, a wide DPI range, G DeltaZero tech for reliable targeting, surface and weight tuning, and 11 programmable buttons.
CES 2016 - Thermaltake was our first stop at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, where we kicked things off by checking out their cases - but were left impressed with some modded keyboards lit up with RGB lighting.
Thermaltake was showing off some incredible Fallout 4 and Titanfall themed keyboards, which as you can see from the images, look slick as hell.
If you're a huge Pokemon fan, and you own the Nintendo Wii U, you might want to check out the awesome-looking Pokken Tournament Wii U controller from Hori.
Earlier this month, the Pokken Tournament Wii U controller popped up in Japan, and it looked like it was exclusive to the country at first. Well, it will be pushed out to a much wider audience when it launches early next year, with the Pokemon-infused (as Engadget calls it) fighting game controller is on Amazon for a price of $24.99, and a launch date of March 18, 2016.
Hori's Pokken Tournament Wii U controller features the same design of the arcade version of Pokken Tournament, with the "ZL" and "ZR" buttons on its face, instead of around the back on the traditional Wii U controllers from Nintendo.
While the Steam Controller has only been here for around a month, Valve is adding new features into their peripheral. Valve's Steam Controller is now capable of a touch menu, which will let players consolidate their hotkeys to a single interface.
Valve also added gyro support to make leaning easier in shooters, as well as other games. For RTS games, customizable mapping is now capable on the trackpad, which will make scrolling through menus much easier. An improved HUD will help you operate your controller better, with pop-ups now sprouting up on how button presses and other inputs correspond to the game that you're playing at the time.
The community was a big part of these new improvements to the Steam Controller, thanks to a suggestion from a member on the NeoGAF forums. Valve added the mouse-like joystick feature, where it has the accuracy of a mouse to the peripheral, helping manipulate cameras. Steam users are also wanted to see the Steam Controller include the ability to program specific configurations for non-Steam games, something that will be coming soon.
The Xbox Wireless Adapter launched with Windows 10 support back in October, and now Microsoft has added Windows 7 and 8.1 compatibility to that list. The news comes way of the Xbox team's Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson.
So, if you're one of those stubborn people not upgrading to Windows 10, you'll still be able to use the Xbox One controller wirelessly with your PC.
Designed to look somewhat like the keyboards of old, Cougar's new Attack X3 mechanical keyboard is one chunky weapon. Complete with an aluminum frame and raised keys, this new peripheral will suit any real life Fallout experience.
Packed with Cherry MX keys under the hood, Cougar has also thrown in a 1000Hz polling rate for faster operation, unlimited N-Key rollover and red LED backlighting.
Compatible with the Cougar UIX software system, users are able to remap buttons with the help of their computers, allowing for various macro key options to become available. If you're often playing a few different games, Cougar has also thrown in three different switchable configuration profiles, meaning you can change the macro layout depending on what title you are playing.
Known as some of the highest-class keyboards on the market, Das Keyboard is offering fans $20 off the asking price and $0 shipping for its blue switch 'Professional keyboards'.
"Your fingers will thank you" reads the subscriber email sent out, further outlining that the Das Keyboard 4, Model S and Das Keyboard 4C will be the discounted models this time around. While these keyboards are sold for Microsoft Windows systems by default, Das made sure to mention that Mac users aren't forgotten, also offering discounts on these Apple models.
While many of the refurbished boards are already sold out, it seems that Das still have stock of quite a few new keyboards, so you'll need to get in quick. Check out the keyboards or purchase one for yourself here.
Quoted as "an improved design inspired by the legendary Microsoft Intellimouse 1.1" in a recent press release, QPAD has announced its first new mouse shape in seven years, coming in the form of this DX-20 gaming mouse.
Featuring multi-surface capabilities, the peripheral manufacturer claims that its new model will work on more surfaces than most optical sensors will, utilizing improved sensor technology that so far remains unstated. Inside the shell is an ARM processor and the exterior features RGB LED lighting strips and scroll wheel, with QPAD ensuring to mention that "beneath the exterior razzle-dazzle of the LEDs is a solid, well-tuned mouse with a balanced and professional feel" - making testimony to QPAD's competitive gaming heritage.
With 128kb of on-board memory to store personal profiles and Plug & Play compatibility with any Windows PC, the DX-20 will be showcased at DreamHack and is immediate available for purchase at around $74.