Peripherals News - Page 1
Love linear Cherry MX Red switches? Need a new keyboard that won't break your wallet? Don't care about RGB? We've got you covered.
The Microsoft Store is selling the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro mechanical keyboard for just $50 right now, making it a nice cost-effective solution for PC gaming. This model sports Cherry MX Red switches for linear presses, a tenkeyless design, so don't expect a number pad, red backlighting, and USB pass-through. The HyperX FPS Alloy sports anti-ghosting, n-key rollover, a 1000Hz polling rate, and a special game mode that locks the Windows key so you don't accidentally jump to the desktop in a frenetic firefight.
For tons more info including a detailed breakdown on why the keyboard is a must-have, check out our TweakTown review here.
HyperX has announced a new line of mechanical keyboards that feature its new Aqua switch that has a click rate of 80 million.
Two brand new variants of HyperX's Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core mechanical keyboards have been announced. According to HyperX, both of these new keyboards feature RGB LEDs for "for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects" and sport five different levels of brightness. Both of the keyboards also come with HyperX Aqua switches that have a click rate of 80 million, a reduced travel distance of 3.8mm, an actuation point of 1.8mm, and an operating force of 45g.
HyperX allows users to customize their keyboards through HyperX's NGenuity software. In this software, users can configure a range of different features, such as macros, lighting effects, and more. On top of that, both of the new keyboards come with what is called Custom Game Mode, which allows users to "enable and disable macro keys", and store them in the save library. HyperX Alloy Origins with Aqua switches are currently available now, and to find out more about them head on over to the HyperX website here.
Do you remember the days of wireless mice having a delay? Well, those days are definitely behind us, and a great example of how far wireless mice have come is the Razer Basilisk Ultimate.
The Razer Basilisk Ultimate comes with a plethora amount of features, and while most of those are customization options via Razer's software, there's still a tonne of hardware features that gamers should know about. According to the Razer website, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate comes with what is called "hyperspeed wireless" technology, and Razer claims that this technology is 25% faster than any other wireless technology available.
Not only does it have top-shelf wireless technology, but it also sports extremely low latency, 11 programmable buttons that can be customized to whatever the user desires. This mouse wouldn't be designed by Razer if it didn't come with a bunch of customizable Razer Chroma lighting zones. So, as you would probably expect, the Basilisk Ultimate comes with what could be considered as too many lighting zones (there's never too many lighting zones).
Gaming chairs could soon be the thing of the past, or at least that might be the case if you decided to pick up a gaming bed.
Kotaku has stumbled across an incredible invention by Japan's Bauhutte, a company that focuses on creating gaming furniture (yes, gaming furniture is a thing). This very well could be every gamer's dream, as shown in the pictures, the gaming bed comes with every need that a gamer wants.
There's side table access for snacks/drinks, an arm attachment for a phone or tablet, monitor and keyboard stands, a side drink shelf to replenish that energy, and of course, the comfy bed. The only thing I think it lacks is a toilet, while this might be disappointing, it could be the better hygienic choice not to have one installed where you sleep. What else would you add to this gaming bed?
Logitech G has just announced that it has teamed up with Herman Miller, where the two companies will create "the world's most advanced gaming chair" together.
Logitech is a big name on its own with gamers, being one of the largest peripheral makers in the world -- while Herman Miller is known for its super high quality, ergonomic, and expensive chairs. Logitech teaming up with Herman Miller seems like it is preparing to take a fight at the best gaming chair company in the world: Secretlab.
The new gaming chair from Logitech G and Herman Miller will be unveiled sometime in spring 2020, with no details on pricing, what to expect... nothing. We should expect a high-end gaming chair which doesn't hold back, and if they want to fight against the likes of Secretlab which has been going from stride to stride, it'll have its fight cut out for them.
It's always interesting when a company that makes one specific product decides to jump into a new market and manufacture something different. AOC is the company we are looking at today, as they will be diving headfirst into the peripheral market.
Kitguru was invited to check out AOC's latest monitors at an even held in London. Throughout the exhibition, they found a bunch of AOC keyboards and mice. AOC is originally a monitor manufacturer, but they will now be stepping into keyboards and mice. Firstly, we have the AGON GK500. This keyboard sports a detachable plastic wrist rest, RGB lighting, Outemu switches and comes it at the cost of $75 USD.
Moving onto the more higher-end keyboard, the AGON AGK700. This keyboard is much more expensive than the GK500 as it comes with Cheery MX Blue switches (Cherry MX Red coming soon), dedicated macro buttons, a plush leatherette wrist rest, and a dial at the top of the board. Both keyboards support AOC's new G-Tools software for customization purposes. The AGK700 comes it at a price of $161 USD.
Corsair has just taken to their social media's to announce a new gaming mouse, this time around they are aiming it directly at MOBA and MMO gamers.
The new mouse is called the Scimitar RGB Elite, and it comes jam-packed with a bunch of programmable keys. Corsair is offering 17 programmable keys on the Scimitar RGB Elite, and it's mostly designed for gamers that are playing both MOBA/MMO games, but they can be used for whatever your heart desires.
The Scimitar RGB Elite also comes with Corsair's Key Slider control system that allows users to reposition the button cluster forwards or backward to a degree of 8mm. The mouse sports an 18,000 DPI optical sensor, Omron switches that have a click-rate of 50 million, as well as 4 RGB lighting zones that can be customized with Corsair's iCUE software. The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite gaming mouse is priced at $79.99 USD, and if you are interested in more information, check out this link here.
CES 2020 - Cherry has been the benchmark for mechanical keyboard switches for quite some time now, and they are making moves to ensure that remains the case. We stumbled across this report from Anandtech from Cherry at CES 2020, and since we did not see Cherry at CES 2020, we wanted to give credit where credit is due.
Mechanical key switches whether you are a mechanical keyboard purist or merely an avid game who has developed a feel for the precise action and predictiveness of mechanical keyboards. You likely have heard of Cherry MX key switches. If you have ever tried to buy aftermarket keycap sets, then you have heard of them as even non-Cherry switches (or clones) have adopted the cross pattern of the Cherry MX stem simply because it has become a standard of sorts. This does, however, cause an issue with segmentation.
Cherry has sat back and made some excellent quality key switches. In contrast, other clones such as the Likes of Kailh and other Chinese market parts that have serviced mechanical keyboard switches for Peripheral manufacturers who could not get enough allocation from Cherry or found the clones more preferable for a lower BOM cost. However, this has led to some less than savory results such as keyboard where they are known to have switches die-off randomly and overall RMA nightmares souring some of the newcomers into the mech keyboard space.
CES 2020 - Corsair just announced its new premium K95 RGB Platinum XT designed specifically with streamers in mind.
Corsair's new K95 RGB Platinum XT keyboard (our review here) is an interesting synergy between high-end gaming and streaming peripherals, representing the latest evolution of Corsair's multi-faceted brand. The K95 RGB Platinum XT sports all the major features you'd expect from a $200 enthusiast-grade mechanical keyboard--performance Cherry MX switches, highly customizable macros with special textured keys, full key (NKRO) with 100% anti-ghosting, and even a nice splash of RGB thrown in.
This time Corsair injected Stream Deck software right into the keyboard. Gamers, content creators, and streamers can essentially turn their K95 Platinum XT into a Stream Deck and launch custom commands and programs via the keyboard's six macro buttons. I'd love to have seen an extra row of macros for this purpose, but it's still a nifty addition. Corsair's iCUE lighting software is also baked right in, giving users direct control over RGB profiles.
Razer has just unveiled its new flagship wireless gaming mouse with the new Basilisk Ultimate wireless gaming mouse, a new product aimed at the esports and FPS markets.
The new Basilisk Ultimate wireless gaming mouse packs HyperSpeed wireless connectivity technology that Razer should see home to the most ultra-low-lag gaming mouse on the planet. There are 14 RGB lighting zones that can be tweaked using Razer's own software.
Razer packs its own Focus+ optical sensor that packs 20,000 SPI precision, a 650 IPS maximum speed, and 50G acceleration. Razer even uses an SoC that includes its own features that will improve accuracy and reduce response time of the wireless mouse to give you the fastest wireless gaming mouse experience on the market.