Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/19/2012 05:47 AM [ 28 comment(s) ]
We test and review the Gigabyte Osmium mechanical keyboard from Gigabyte's Aivia series. It comes with a lot of features that should be appealing to you as a gamer. For example integrated USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports (through a HUB). The Osmium is a mechanical keyboard, as such is has been equipped with RED flavored switches (preferred by many). These keys have will be long-lived and can withstand a severe beating bringing you the stuff you as a gamer like so much.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/01/2012 05:15 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
Gigabyte released the Krypton game mouse which we review, the device is in fact called called Aivia Krypton and it is described as a dual-chassis gaming mouse. The high DPI mouse has a switchable base and the two accessories come with either ceramic mouse feet or Teflon feet. With an adjustable weight system, long braided 2M chord, and an upgrade with lots of of memory it is just a really nice upgrade to.
We review the Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger mechanical keyboard. The Trigger as released under the CM Storm branding comes with a lot of features that should be appealing to you as a gamer. For example18K gold-plated ultra-low latency USB connectors, two integrated USB 2.0 ports through a HUB. The Trigger is also a mechanical keyboard, as such is has been equipped with Cherry Black switches. These keys have a long-lived, can withstand a good beating, the stuff you as a gamer like so much.
Keyboard kits come in all sizes, shapes and forms .. and that's next to a gazillion of manufacturers that offers them. Surprisingly enough a few weeks ago Enermax, the guys behind the best power supplies and the brightest fans also launched a keyboard/mouse combo. Briskie is all about value and as such for 25 USD/EUR you get a mouse and what we think is a very decent wireless RF keyboard.
We test the K60 gamers keyboard from Corsair. The K60 keyboard is targeted at gamers and comes with a 1 ms report rate, a 20-key rollover, USB connectivity, anti-ghosting and Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches. Hey, it's hardware for gamers, so let's check it out. Head on over to the next page where we'll have a good look at what Corsair is offering.
The Rosewill RK-9000 remains one of the best value keyboard on the market, especially now that they are available in several different types of switches. Be you gamer, typist, or some combination in between, the Rosewill RK-9000 puts one of the best mechanical keyboards out there under your fingers. We test the Rosewill against several other mechanical keyboards to find out it compares, and in the process, deep dive into the mechanical keyboard universe.
Cooler Master just released within the CM STORM line of products the Sentinel ZERO-G, an updated version of the last generation product, that TBH I still use. The Sentinel ZERO-G offers everything its older brother already has, but is tweaked, optimized and comes with a few surprises. We again spot the cute little OLED screen, adjustable weight system, superduper link braided 2M chord, and upgrade to 128kb of memory and yeah, it is just a really nice upgrade to what was previously launched.
Today we peek at a new offering from Cooler Master, the Spawn mouse that falls into the CM Storm series. It's a mouse that fits guys like myself really well, big hands thus big mouse, good rubberized grip and not too much fuzz with LEDs and pro-active stuff. It does come fully programmable and the memory inside the mouse to save it in.
We review the k8100 from Gigabyte. nothing wireless, everything wired to wipe out latency, customizable and programmable macro's, good weight responsive keys and looks that somehow resemble Ferrari's and Lamborghini cars.
We test and review the CM Storm Inferno mouse. A mouse obviously targeted at gamers, but Cooler Master diversified and refined it even a little more as it is a mouse targeted at MMO's. This gaming peripheral features a total of 11 buttons, nine of which are actually programmable, 128kb onboard memory, a Rapid Fire Tactical key and a Storm Tactics Multiplier key that gives access to 32 extra programmable outputs for macros, scripts and other unique commands. All that armed with a 4000 DPI twin laser sensor.
Meet the KM7600, 2.4GHz Wireless Deluxe Combo with Keyboard and mouse. A combo that Logitech can learn a thing or two about especially when it comes to pricing. The keyboard has many hot keys for access to multimedia and Internet browsing controls, comes in an ergonomic industrial design. Users can control individual working station easier and faster with powerful multimedia designed keyboard and DPI adjustable mouse. Keeping it all connected is a 2.4GHz Wireless Nano Receiver, with Nano referring to small we assume. The KM7600 supports 10-meter transmission with using life time up to four months.
Mionix is a Swedish company that has been around for a couple of years and as such, for a company of their stature it will be difficult, but they'll try to compete with companies such as Logitech and Razer. Mionix tries to do things differently and desires to be a leading brand in the gaming market. Today we test their high-end gaming mouse, the Mionix NAOS 5000. Let's get the e-peen specifications out of the way first; the Naos 5000 is equipped with seven programmable buttons, 5040 dpi laser sensor, 1ms response time, 40,000MHz sampling rate and a tracking speed of 5.1m/sec. Numbers yeah... but do they uphold what they claim?
Smog is one of the most extreme mouse's I have tested personally in a while and we've seen a good number of them. Smog is as versatile as can be and not only that, it's a very ergonomic mouse with a great feel and guess what, an affordable sales price as well. The Smog features an ergonomic right handed design, it has an embedded Avago 9500 laser sensor, 7+2 programmable buttons, and a DPI settings 5040 (selectable). The mouse also comes with a rubber left side grip, ceramic footpads, an adjustable weight. And sure, Macro modes for gaming profiles as well and 4-way scrolling.
Yes, it's finally available on the market. Cooler Master have launched their Sentinel Advance mouse, yeah the one with the cute little OLED screen inside. It's funky, it's new, it's slightly refreshing. The coolest thing has to be the fact that Cooler Master integrated a little OLED screen inside the mouse... and that certainly is a first. So without further ado, let's fire up this review and check out what CoolerMaster has in store for us with the Sentinel Advance mouse.
We review and test the all new OCZ Behemoth gaming mouse. This gaming mouse is packed with good features and has a great design. Very ergonomic, very well though through and very affordable as well.
The Behemoth has five key features. DPI switching, double lasers for double precision (well that the theory at least), it is weight adjustable and it has a braided cloth USB cord, no sticky rubber thing. Next to that the mouse has a little memory which means you can save game profiles in there.
An interview with Joseph Melskens from Paccus. A Dutch absed company who is wotrking on the new revelation in Force Feedback based Joysticks, fluid head based force feedback. Paccus developed a totally new kind of joystick. One which is real 3D, is as precise and fast as a game mouse, has extra programmable keys, but most important has a unique (patented) fluid head force feedback, that can pull you out of your seat! This is not a toy, it is made from metal. We also have some photos ogf the prototype.
NZXT Avatar test. Recently NZXT released their first gamers mouse to the market. It's called the NZXT Avatar, have a peek .. then browse to the next page where we'll show you it's functionality and specifications. Then we'll show you a nice photo-shoot, some subjective experiences .. followed by a conclusion.
It's spooky, it might even be a little scary .. but recently OCZ developed a new product that monitors your brain and facial muscle activity. Increased activity measured on several spots on your head will result in very small electrical current's, allowing you to control your games.
Today something unique, a Smooth Creations Customized Volkswagen Bus PC test. You can purchase pre-build customized PCs, or of you have won the lottery, pick out your own PC and have it custom tailored. The sky is the limit here, you pick you components from low-end to high end, regular cooling, water-cooling, single GPU or 3-way SLI/CrossfireX you name it and they make it. Ours was a Crossfire model, airbrushed in a pretty unique design.
We have a review on the Cyber Snipa Stinger gaming mouse. A 3200 DPI laser mouse with fine precision, good looks and to some degree, it's even customizable thanks to a dominant software application. I was enchanted to get my hands on the Cyber Snipa Stinger Gaming Mouse. While this piece of hardware is clearly aimed at the hardest of the hardcore FPSers, its resourcefulness and features make it a comfy mouse even for everyday use.
Thermaltake's take on a gaming keybpad results in the Flare Board, a 44-Key, USB plug & play, keypad with a comfortable layout tailored for games. It's easy to use, but it feels a little mushy and we wish the LED's lit more of the keypad and less of the desk.
Posted by: Dave Crewe on: 07/10/2006 06:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Today's product then. What is it? It's a new product from a company called Ideazon who previously brought us the Z-Board. This product is another keyboard yet this time with an integrated game pad. We mentioned ergonomics earlier, and indeed, how good would it be to have all the keys you need to succeed in any top game surrounding your left hand, without having to reach around the entire keyboard to press them? Sounds good to me, and let me tell you, although it's a rather subjective thing, it definitely works.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/07/2004 06:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Now I've had my share of Racing Wheels, Microsoft's SideWinder Steer, Thrustmaster Ferrari wheels and there was one from Logitech which was really good. The downside of the wheels for me are it's sheer size on the desktop.