Items tagged with peripherals

The last thing you want to do with your swank gaming PC is to saddle it with second-rate peripherals. Sorry, but that generic two-button mouse that was a blue-light special at K-Mart is not going to cut it for competitive gaming. What will cut it, however, are any of several purpose-built gaming mice that are on sale... Read more...
The first in Corsair's lineage of Scimitar gaming mice came out eight years ago and made a splash with a bevy of buttons for fans of massively multiplayer online (MMO) titles like World of Warcraft. The rodent has evolved over time, now culminating in the new Scimitar Elite Wireless, the first rodent in the Scimitar... Read more...
Logitech is teaming up with the gadget repair surgeons at iFixIt to make it easier for consumers to extend the life of their peripherals. The two companies hope to achieve this by offering spare parts and support for repairs that extend beyond the relevant warranty period, and by working together to develop repair... Read more...
You'd be hard pressed to find a PC gamer who has not heard of Cherry, especially if they've ever shopped for a mechanical keyboard. Cherry MX key switches are in a plethora of planks from a wide range of manufacturers, including Corsair, HyperX, Razer, and others. What you may not be aware of, however, is that Cherry... Read more...
HyperX joined forces with P.L.A.Y.'s oh-so-shareable pet toys in order to create some doggone-good plushie peripherals for your canine pals. Plushies include a pair of HyperX Cloud Arfa headsets and an Alloy Keybark Gaming Keyboard. What pet owner has not dreamed of being able to include their furry friend in their... Read more...
A computer mouse created by computing legend Douglas Englebart sold for an astounding $179k in a recent auction. It was said to have been used in 1968 in the "Mother of All Demos," and an inspiration for Steve Jobs. The early three-button compute mouse uses two metal discs on the bottom that correspond to the... Read more...
If you like wood, this might be the keyboard for you. The Hacoa company has created a new wireless mechanical keyboard called the Full Ki-Board Wireless that is not only decked out in wood trim from top to bottom but uses solid wood for the physical keycaps and the exterior housing as well. The keyboard reportedly... Read more...
Razer burst into the gaming peripheral scene 25 years ago with the introduction of the Boomslang (7 years before Min-Liang Tan and the late Robert 'RazerGuy' Krakoff founded the current iteration), one of the first mice ever designed specifically for gamers. Yes, Nintendo and Sega technically beat Razer to the punch... Read more...
At CES 2023 HyperX has provided us with a new set of mice, a brand new peripheral, and one more little surprise. Those products unveiled were an update to the HyperX Pulsefire Haste mouse line, a new wired Xbox controller, and with the help of parent company HP's color 3D printing, some very unique customizations for... Read more...
Finalmouse is known for building boutique gaming mice, and it's about to add mechanical keyboards to its product lineup. The company's first mechanical keyboard will be the Centerpiece, a flashy input device with a full-color display under the keycaps. The board will have its own CPU and GPU, allowing it to run... Read more...
Most folks don't know this, but gamers often have to sacrifice features and performance to be a livestreamer. Besides the time you spend fooling around with the hardware and software to make it all work, you also usually have to sacrifice playing in high resolutions, high refresh rates, and with a variable refresh... Read more...
Logitech G502 X Plus: MSRP $159 (Currently $139) The new Logitech G502 X Plus is a versatile, customizable, lightweight, high-performance mouse, that's loaded with features and offers both wired and wireless operation. Excellent sensor (Hero 25K) Comfortable design Easy to customize via software Satisfying... Read more...
HyperX, originally Kingston’s gaming division, cut its teeth producing high speed memory modules meant for gaming PCs. However, the company eventually expanded into the wider gaming peripheral market, making headsets, mice, keyboards, and more. After being acquired by HP in 2021, HyperX is now delving into the gaming... Read more...
Razer’s best-selling mouse is receiving a bevy of updates to hone its e-Sports focus. The new DeathAdder V3 Pro gets an upgraded sensor, an option for wicked fast wireless polling, and a substantial weight trimming. The DeathAdder V3 Pro arrives as a refinement to the V2 Pro before it. The most apparent changes are... Read more...
Not all mechanical keyboards and key switches are created equal, and if you don't know your type, you might have a tough time deciding what to buy. Do you prefer a smooth and quiet keystroke, or one that drops like a hammer and resonates an audible "click" that gets everyone's attention? Choose the right keyboard and... Read more...
Gaming headsets, in an effort to stand out from regular headphones, often sport flamboyant designs with harsh angles, polygonal shapes, and RGB LEDs. However, this styling trend can put off some gamers who have more subdued tastes or simply don’t like the stealth-fighter-Christmas-tree look. Fortunately, HyperX... Read more...
Robert Krakoff, affectionately known as RazerGuy and who was a pioneer in gaming mice and peripherals, has passed away at 81 years old. Razer, the company he co-founded 17 years ago, announced the sad news on Twitter. "We are saddened by the passing of co-founder and President Emeritus, Robert Krakoff, known by... Read more...
SteelSeries just expanded its lineup of featherlight gaming mice with three new models— Aerox 9 Wireless, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 5—that up the ante with more buttons. In doing so, SteelSeries says it is answering the call from its gamer fan base for more configuration options, while also laying claim to the... Read more...
Elgato, a division of Corsair Gaming, has rolled out a new peripheral you might not have realized you needed but could help level up your stream game. Called the Stream Deck Pedal, it's a glorified foot pedal like the ones used in the transcription field (it looks very much like the one I used when I dabbled in... Read more...
Let me say this right off the bat—I really don't know how much I'd be willing to spend on a keyboard, but I'm fairly confident it's somewhere south of $400. I didn't pull that figure out of thin air. Rather, it's how much Hyte expects to charge for a fully loaded version of its Keeb SR65 when it goes up preorder. How... Read more...
As we wrote about earlier today, there's is reason to be optimistic that the GPU shortage will ease up a bit in the second half of this year. We'll believe it when we see it. For now, however, you can at least get your hands on other items, like monitors, keyboards, mice, and so forth. With that in mind, we went in... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to cut your keyboard's spacebar in half and turn it into two different keys? How about relocating your keyboard's Escape key to somewhere that might be a little more convenient, rather than stretching your pinky finger all the way up to the corner? It's all fair game with System76's new Launch... Read more...
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