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If you're an old school gamer, then you probably remember Razer's original Diamondback mouse. Released in late 2004 at the World Cyber Games, it was one of Razer's earliest products, with only the Boomslang (multiple versions) and Viper predating it. If you were a fan of the Diamondback, you'll be happy to know that Razer is bringing it back. This isn't the same Diamondback from a decade ago. It's been updated for the modern gamer, which means colorful LED lighting, something that peripheral makers seem to think is a necessity these days. In this case, the cutomizable Chroma lighting loops around the Diamondback's midsection as a tasteful accent. The sides of the scroll wheel and a logo on the... Read more...
Not all computer mice take aim at hardcore gamers. Case in point is Logitech's new MX Anywhere 2, a wireless mobile mouse with a premium aesthetic that would look right at home in a lawyer's office or other professional setting. That's fitting, as it's intended for productivity chores as opposed to fragging your friends or going on virtual quests.In place of a million buttons is a compact design with a rubber surface. It uses what Logitech calls an advanced Darkfield laser sensor that can track on any surface, include glass tables, shiny laminate tops, and other high gloss areas. Digging into the spec sheet, we find that the laser sensor is adjustable from 400 dpi to 1600 dpi in increments of... Read more...
We’ve seen some pretty funky designs for PCs over the years, with the most recent being Intel’s Compute Stick that manages to cram quad-core Atom power into a device the size of a Roku Streaming Stick or Fire TV Stick. Now we’re seeing a new development in the PC miniaturization game with a concept that manages to cram a fully functional PC into a mouse. The Mouse-Box is currently only in the prototype stage, but includes a 1.4GHz quad-core ARM processor, 128GB of flash storage, 802.11n, an accelerometer and a gyroscope. It also includes micro HDMI (for connecting it to an external display) and surprisingly, two USB 3.0 ports. The Mouse-Box has a built-in battery to power the device, and even... Read more...
Over the years, we've seen numerous examples of how peripheral vendors have tried to remain competitive, and perhaps not surprisingly, many of the technologies introduced have revolved around making us better gamers. The way the promises are delivered to us, in fact, would make you think that there's only one thing stopping you from becoming a pro-gamer, and of course, it's probably that newfangled feature that the respective company is talking about. I think it's safe to say, though, that most of us have accepted the fact that we're never going to be a pro-gamer. But that doesn't mean that we can't still enjoy the features that target those who are. Take Mionix's NAOS QG, for... Read more...
Being the hardcore enthusiasts that we are, it's easy to forget that not everyone lives on the cutting edge of technology or otherwise wants or needs high end components and peripherals designed for power users. So for those of who wouldn't dream of owning a mouse decked out with more buttons than you have fingers, meet Logitech's latest rodent, the M320. This little guy is a wireless mouse designed for comfort by way of its curved shape to "guide your hand to a natural position." It also sports an asymmetrical form, making it an ambidextrous rodent for both left- and right-handed users. "With the considerable amount of time each day that we all spend using desktops, laptops and tablets, it is... Read more...
If your any kind of a computing enthusiast, you're quite familiar with EVGA, even if you haven't bought and of their hardware. From power supplies to motherboards and graphics cards, the company has established a solid reputation for producing high-quality, enthusiast equipment. EVGA recently sent over one of their new Torq X10 gaming mice -- does this new entrant into the crowded high-end mouse market deserve your gaming dollar? Let's take a look... Mighty Mouse? EVGA's Torq X10 Reviewed... Read more...
If your any kind of a computing enthusiast, you're quite familiar with EVGA, even if you haven't bought and of their hardware. From power supplies to motherboards and graphics cards, the company has established a solid reputation for producing high-quality, enthusiast equipment. EVGA recently sent over one of their new Torq X10 gaming mice -- does this new entrant into the crowded high-end mouse market deserve your gaming dollar? Let's take a look. Of Mice and Markets: Ask ten gamers if a high-end mouse is important for gaming and you'll likely hear universal agreement. Ask them to name the best gaming mouse, and you may end up with a fight on your hands. Just as mechanical keyboards... Read more...
Here is some odd-ball news for your Friday: Microsoft just released a mouse that sports an image of Master Chief. It’s not surprising to see Microsoft promoting its beloved Halo protagonist, but it is weird to see the Chief on an ordinary mouse, given how rarely it has made PC appearances. Whatever Microsoft’s reasons, the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief is up for pre-order now on through GameStop, and we’re not going to be the ones to tell the Chief his mouse is under-equipped. The $29.95 Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is a good all-around mouse, but it’s not particularly gamer oriented. The product description has you “Zoom[ing]... Read more...
EVGA took the wraps off of its hot TORQ X10 gaming mouse at CES this January, and now the device is up for preorder at Newegg. For now, the two iterations of the TORQ X10 are deeply discounted; the original is available for $49.99 (down from $99.99) while the Carbon version is $69.99 (down from $129.99). The mouse features a max DPI of 8200 with an Avago 9800 laser sensor, Omron switches, and 9 programmable buttons with support for five profiles. It features seven different LED colors and a carbon fiber surface, too. It features adjustable heights and weights, and the mouse is designed to suit either left- or right-handed gamers. Whenever you order the TORQ X10 gaming mouse, it will be available... Read more...
We love a good gaming mouse around here, and Logitech unveiled a doozy with the G502 Proteus Core, which is designed to let you tune the mouse to your preferred weight, balance, tracking speed, and more--as well as a given gaming surface “unique physical and reflective characteristics”. There are a series of 3.6g weights, 11 programmable buttons, a quick scroll wheel, 3 onboard profiles, mechanical microswitches, and a 1-millisecond report rate. It sports a Delta Zero sensor with a DPI range of 200-12,000. The Logitech Proteus Core Gaming Mouse will be available this month for $79.99 with a 3-year warranty.... Read more...
Not too long after SteelSeries released its original Sensei in 2011, I realized that it was a mouse I could spend the rest of my life with. A bit later, I adopted a [RAW] variant for my second PC. Overall, I consider both of them to be stellar mice - some of the best ever made. Of course though, no product is perfect, and one big complaint I've always had is that the software could be better (mostly regarding macros), and I really wanted to see a wireless version. I am not so sure about the former, but the latter is happening, and it's happening soon. SteelSeries is promising some big things with its Sensei Wireless, touting up front, "Ditch the wires, keep the performance". That tackles one... Read more...
Gamers need not fret, your interests are being represented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Everything from high resolution monitors to peripherals such as headsets and mice. In regards to the latter, EVGA today unveiled the TORQ X10, a gaming rodent it built from the ground up for hardcore gamers. The TORQ X10 sports a real carbon fiber surface and the "highest quality" Omron switches with a lifespan of over 20 million clicks, EVGA says. It also features a sensitive 8200 DPI sensor with a 1000Hz polling rate, adjustable weight system, no less than 9 programmable buttons, and a unique sizing system that allows you to adjust both the height and length of the body to fit your... Read more...
If you've held off on updating your operating system to Windows 8.1 (free for Windows 8 users) because of reports of mouse problems following the upgrade (specifically, issues with lag, stutter, and freezing), you'll be happy to know that Microsoft has issued a fix, just as the Redmond company promised it would. Following a series of complaints on the Internet, Microsoft acknowledged last week that the Windows 8.1 update could bork (see definition No.1) your mouse in certain games and situations. The culprit, as it turns out, is related to changes Windows 8.1 makes to mouse input processing for low latency interaction scenarios, Microsoft says. Here are a list of games Microsoft says the fix... Read more...
Microsoft has several valid reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 8.1, which is free if you already own Windows 8. However, there's a known issue that might give some gamers pause before clicking through in the Windows Store. There have been complaints of mouse problems after applying the Windows 8.1 update, most of which have been related to lag in video games, though Microsoft confirmed there are other potential quirks. Acknowledging the problem is one thing, but Microsoft says it's also actively investigating the issues and working on a patch. "First off, we want to thank our gaming community for the detailed feedback many of you have provided on these issues. While we don’t have... Read more...
The technology landscape has shifted dramatically, even in the past decade. Innovation seems to be impacting nearly every corner of the space, yet there are still a couple of products that have not changed much over the years. Toasters, USB cords, and mice to name a few. The OysterMouse hopes to change that, shipping in two sizes and claiming to be a true ambidextrous device. It's available in wired and wireless forms, and has the ability to be positioned from 20 degrees to 60 degrees. While plenty of ergonomic mice exist, there's something to be said about a design that's meant to be cradled within the ball of your hand. It's a natural position, which should require little to no awkwardness... Read more...
Microsoft has a new keyboard and mouse combo out called the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop, and they don’t look like your average devices. Instead of a flat keyboard, the device is split into two sections, giving users a domed and angled typing surface. The idea is that the user’s wrists and forearms will be more relaxed and resist pronation; the curvature of the keyboard is designed to follow the curve of your fingertips for a more “natural feel” when typing. The mouse has the same concept in mind, and the circular device had the right and left buttons slid just a bit to the right, with a large contoured thumb rest; there’s also a Windows button that will pull up the... Read more...
Douglas Carl Engelbart, American engineer and inventor of the computer mouse, passed away in his home in Atherton, California, on July 2, 2013 at the age of 88, according to the Los Angeles Times. The cause of his death is not immediately clear, though his daughter told LAT that his health had been on the decline the past few months up until he died in his sleep. This was a man who was at the forefront of computing and of several technologies we take for granted today. In one way or another, he worked on early versions of email, word processing, and video teleconferences at a California research institute, BBC News reports. Born in Portland, Oregon on January 30, 1925, Engelbart would end up... Read more...
Need a new mouse to handle the insane hours of FPS abuse you're putting in at night? There's no shame in that, partner. ROCCAT has just launched a new, limited edition line of its Kone Pure Color mice, and the whole bunch is available now. The launch celebrates the five-year anniversary of the Kone series being available, with Inferno Orange, Polar Blue and Hellfire Red joining the fray as limited run units. Like the original Kone Pure, the Color edition features a high-end 8,200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor and high quality Omron switches. It features inclusions like  Easy-Shift[+]?, Easy-Aim and ROCCAT Talk, and it said to be one of a series of limited edition products that will be released... Read more...
On the lookout for the ultimate Windows mouse? Well, given that's how Microsoft touts its Sculpt Comfort Mouse, the company looks to have you covered. Microsoft calls the mouse "Sculpt" because it's designed to fit perfectly in your hand, with a contoured left side - unfortunately, lefties are once again ignored. Also on the left side is what sets this mouse apart from all the rest: a Windows touch tab. This blue button has multiple functions. You can click it to switch between your desktop app and the Windows Start screen, swipe up to cycle through all open apps (in the Start screen) or down to reveal the All Apps section of the Start screen. As someone who's come to rely heavily on back / forward... Read more...
Logitech has a new line of gaming mice, keyboards, and headsets called the G series, and the company says it poured “endless hours of rigorous research and development” into the devices. The result is redesigns of four mice and two keyboards as well as a pair of new headsets. The mice include the G700s rechargeable gaming mouse ($99); G500s laser gaming mouse ($69.99); and the G400s ($59.99) and G100s ($39.99) optical gaming mice. Features of the mice include 20-million-click lifespans, multiple programmable controls, and a hydrophobic coating on the palm rest and dry-grip sides for better control. Logitech G700s The G19s ($199.99) and G510s ($119.99) keyboards enjoy the same hydrophobic... Read more...
Genius announced the new Gila professional gaming mouse to its GX Gaming Series. This professional 12-button MMO/RTS gaming mouse can be customized to fit your needs. You can make on-the-fly dpi changes from 200 to 8200, easily switching among five different previously assigned dpi levels directly from the mouse. Gila features a 1ms response time. The weight of the Gila mouse can also be tailored to your liking by adding up to six of the included 4.5 gram weights. Gila features three LED backlights that can be independently adjusted to display different levels of brightness and colors. You can create up to 72 macros using the Scorpion UI. The macros can be saved to the Gila's onboard memory.... Read more...
We had a chance to swing by Roccat’s suite today to see their latest and greatest products including the company’s first mechanical keyboard, a Beta version of Power Grid, and a couple of mouse pads. First, we got to see the Ryos mechanical keyboard series. The Ryos MK keyboard features Cherry switches, 2MB of memory, and a 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 Processor. The Ryos MK is expected to be available in April for $99.99. The Ryos MK Pro also features Cherry switches and 2MB of memory, but this keyboard comes with two 32-bit Cortex processors. The MK Pro version will come with different color options—black, brown, red, and blue. It will also be available in April with a price of $149.99.... Read more...
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