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Logitech launches a special Millenium Falcon edition of the popular G502 X PLUS gaming mouse

Kosta Andreadis | Oct 9, 2023 11:31 PM CDT

Logitech's G502 gaming mouse has been around for many years and has been the go-to for many PC gamers with its iconic shape, performance, and ergonomics. When the G502 first hit the scene, there weren't anywhere near as many gaming mouse options as in 2023, so it's great to see the iconic design still kicking.

Logitech launches a special Millenium Falcon edition of the popular G502 X PLUS gaming mouse

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is the latest wireless version of the mouse, incorporating the powerful HERO 25K Sensor, new LIGHTFORCE hybris switches, a redesigned scroll wheel, expansive RGB lighting, and nice-to-have flourishes like a removable DPI-switch button, rubberized grips, and a lightweight 106-gram build.

The new limited edition Logitech G502 X PLUS MILLENNIUM FALCON EDITION takes the latest design and adorns it with a schematic of the iconic ship from the Star Wars universe. A fitting tribute as the G502 is like the Millenium Falcon of the gaming mouse world.

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Here's when to expect Apple's USB-C AirPods Max and Mac accessories

Oliver Haslam | Sep 18, 2023 6:45 AM CDT

Apple's transition away from Lightning to USB-C is now in full swing after the Iphone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro announcements continued that process. But there are still plenty of accessories that are waiting for their time to shine and now a new report has hinted at when those products will wave goodbye to their Lightning ports for good.

Here's when to expect Apple's USB-C AirPods Max and Mac accessories

Apple announced that the iPhone is switching to USB-C as part of that Wonderlust September 12 event last week and it wasn't the only product, either. As had been rumored Apple also announced a USB-C version of the AirPods Pro earbuds, but that was where the news stopped. That leaves Apple with plenty of devices and accessories still using Lightning for the time being, not least its $550 AirPods Max. Now, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman thinks he has the timeline for what comes next.

Writing in the paywalled version of the weekly Power On newsletter, picked up by MacRumors, Gurman says that the USB-C versions of Apple;'s Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard products will all be unveiled alongside the next iMac. That's a product that has already been heavily tipped for an October 2023 unveiling which suggests that we won't have to wait all that much longer for news in that regard.

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Cooler Master partners with Capcom to launch a wide range of Street Fighter 6 inspired PC gear

Kosta Andreadis | Sep 11, 2023 10:58 PM CDT

Capcom's Street Fighter 6 has been one of the most well-received releases of 2023, and considering this is the year we got The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Baldur's Gate 3, and Starfield - that's quite the achievement. It is a return to form for the franchise and one of the best straight-up fighting games you will likely play.

Cooler Master partners with Capcom to launch a wide range of Street Fighter 6 inspired PC gear

And, hey, with Street Fighter being as iconic as it is, this range of Street Fighter 6 gear from Cooler Master is sure to be highly sought by fans. In addition to stylish additions to the MasterLiquid and Halo cooling range, there's a custom keyboard, mouse, mousepad, gaming chair, case, and even a power supply modeled after Blanka.

That last bit is especially cool because Blanka is the electricity-powered character that dates back to the classic Street Fighter 2, so the fully modular MWE Gold V2 SF6 Power Supply comes in Blanka green. The full line-up is chock full of detail like this; it looks like Cooler Master has taken this collaboration with Capcom very seriously and delivered some excellent designs. Let's take a look.

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Logitech G's new PRO X gaming products include a wireless keyboard and mouse

Kosta Andreadis | Sep 7, 2023 9:42 AM CDT

The Logitech G PRO series of gaming peripherals and hardware are highly sought after for several reasons, whether it's the physical design, the reliable performance, or the premium quality. That said, they generally command a price that's noticeably higher than the competition - which is the case with the new Logitech G PRO X TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard and Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 Gaming Mouse.

Logitech G's new PRO X gaming products include a wireless keyboard and mouse

Still, they do look pretty amazing, with the Logitech G PRO X TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard offering a compact design, low-latency wireless, and the company's LIGHTFORCE Hybris Switches that blend optical sensors with a mechanical feel. Plus, they've added dedicated media keys.

Weighing in at 60 grams, the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 Gaming Mouse sees some innovation, too, with the arrival of the new HERO 2 Sensor that offers 32,000 DPI accuracy with tracking at over 500 inches-per-second (IPS). Logitech notes that the tracking still works when lifting or tilting the mouse, which is very cool.

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Razer has created an 'insanely over the top' 24K gold Viper Signature Mini gaming mouse

Kosta Andreadis | Aug 31, 2023 8:32 PM CDT

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has shared images of the most opulent and over-the-top PC gaming peripheral we've ever seen, a 24-karat gold Viper Signature Mini gaming mouse. Min-Liang Tan is aware of how crazy this is, calling it "insanely over the top and special," adding that this is a one-time commission and not something that will pop up in jewelry stores worldwide.

Razer has created an 'insanely over the top' 24K gold Viper Signature Mini gaming mouse

However, gold-plated and diamond-encrusted PC peripherals are a pretty cool idea for a jewelry store that caters to gamers with trust funds and black-colored credit cards. The Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition was announced earlier this year with a premium price tag of USD 279.99 due to its lightweight construction featuring an "ultra-durable magnesium alloy exoskeleton."

So yeah, this new one-of-a-kind shiny and over-the-top gaming mouse is that, plus a layer of 24-karat gold. At least, that's our assumption, as the post doesn't specify whether it's gold-plated or made from solid gold. We can only imagine what it would feel like to play a round of Apex Legends or CS:GO with this in the palm of your hand.

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Corsair's new SCIMITAR ELITE WIRELESS is a gaming mouse that will deliver wire-free MMO control

Kosta Andreadis | Aug 30, 2023 3:32 AM CDT

Corsair's Scimitar gaming mouse has been a go-to for MOBA and MMO players thanks to its many buttons, ergonomic feel, and excellent hardware. We reviewed the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite back in 2020, where it earned our Editor's Choice award - so it's great to see Corsair bringing the mouse back with the new Corsair SCIMITAR ELITE WIRELESS MMO Gaming Mouse.

Corsair's new SCIMITAR ELITE WIRELESS is a gaming mouse that will deliver wire-free MMO control

Per the naming, the big difference here is that Corsair has taken its popular MOBA and MMO gaming mouse and gotten rid of the wires for low-latency wireless connectivity. Feature-wise, you're looking at 16 programmable buttons in total, with the 12-button Key Slider side panel offering the bulk of the controls, ala the wired Scimitar - and textured side grips for added comfort.

Adjusting and moving the placement of the side buttons makes it a great choice for those MMO and MOBA players who need quick access to a massive hot bar filled with skills and abilities to trigger.

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Cooler Master's Dyn X is a reinforced steel cockpit designed for racing and flight simulators

Kosta Andreadis | Aug 28, 2023 11:58 PM CDT

If you've ever gotten deep into a racing or flight simulator, you've undoubtedly considered putting together a dedicated rig to power your vehicular fantasies. That is a full chair with a steering wheel or physical flight controls attached to an ultrawide or multi-monitor display to deliver an immersive view of a race track or sky.

Cooler Master's Dyn X is a reinforced steel cockpit designed for racing and flight simulators

Cooler Master's new Dyn X combines a dynamic and customizable cockpit with an ergonomic and durable racing seat to accommodate 14 driving positions, according to the press release. And this extends to flight simulators like the visually stunning Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Racing sims on PC cover almost anything with four wheels, from major Formula 1, GT, and Rally car racing to driving various buses, trucks, and even tractors as part of a daily route or routine. Yep, driving a virtual truck to deliver cargo in faraway countries is more popular than you'd think - and Cooler Master's Dyn X will have you doing that in style.

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CORSAIR announces the Platform:6 a modular desk for gamers and content creators

Kosta Andreadis | Aug 27, 2023 7:28 PM CDT

At Gamescom, over the weekend, CORSAIR announced its first desk designed for gamers and content creators called the Platform:6. CORSAIR notes that it has taken the decades of experience it has in creating all of the PC, desktop, and content creation gear it has developed over the decades and used that as the basis to create a modular desk for all.

CORSAIR announces the Platform:6 a modular desk for gamers and content creators

With a motorable adjustable height and plenty of space to properly manage and route cables, it's a feature-rich desk that will organize and properly showcase your gear, whether you're a gamer, streamer, or simply work from home using a PC. It's also customizable; the six-foot-wide surface area "can be expanded even further," and you can choose from different surface materials and other add-ons.

Even a Platform:6 Creator Edition is coming that features a back/wall mount called the Elgato Multi Frame expansion. It features its adjustable height and rubberwood surface for storing additional equipment and mounting things like lights and cameras.

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Dockcase smart USB-C hub 10-in-1 explorer edition is both powerful and gorgeous

Jak Connor | Aug 23, 2023 9:58 AM CDT

A USB hub is a PC's best friend as it expands the PC's connection capabilities and, in most cases, makes connecting USB drives, SD cards, monitors, and everything much easier. Especially if your PC is located far away from where you are sitting and you have an extension cord paired with the hub, or if you are on the go with a laptop that doesn't have the inbuilt connectivity to achieve what you want to get done efficiently.

Dockcase smart USB-C hub 10-in-1 explorer edition is both powerful and gorgeous

Introducing Dockcase's Smart USB-C hub Explorer Edition, a 10-in-1 USB-C hub that comes with a tonne of powerful connectivity and gorgeous aesthetics. Personally, I'm a massive fan of bare circuit boards, and Dockcase has designed a new USB-C hub based around that visual, as the Explorer Edition features two clear panels showcasing the dock's juicy internals.

If that doesn't tickle your fancy, and all you care about is performance, the Explorer Edition doesn't let you down there as Dockcase has packed this relatively small device with all the connectivity you will need for pulling video files from SD card, ripping images from a micro SD card, fast transfer speeds over USB-C and USB-A ports, display connectivity with 4K 120Hz and 8K 30Hz support through DisplayPort and HDMI. Perhaps you are after fast charging, Dockcase's Explorer Edition is outfitted with 100W PD charging and comes equipped with 3x USB-C ports.

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Razer BlackWidow V4 75% is the company's first hot-swappable mechanical keyboard

Kosta Andreadis | Aug 18, 2023 3:32 AM CDT

The new Razer BlackWidow V4 75% is the company's most customizable keyboard, featuring hot-swappable switches to deliver "unparalleled customization" for a Razer mechanical keyboard. As the latest version of the popular BlackWidow keyboard, it arrives in the popular and very new 75% form factor that does away with the numpad while retaining the more critical arrow keys and system keys like PgUp and PgDn.

Razer BlackWidow V4 75% is the company's first hot-swappable mechanical keyboard

Arriving in black and white, the Razer BlackWidow V4 75% hot-swappable switch compatibility extends to all 3 or 5-pin switches. The socketed PCB design of the new keyboard allows for seamless swapping to alternative pre-loaded switches to give users complete control of each key's mechanical feel and responsiveness.

The new Razer BlackWidow V4 75% also ships with Razer's new Orange Tactile Mechanical Switches Gen-3, which the company describes as featuring "a higher bump point and a cleaner sound profile that resonates with every keystroke."

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