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Notebook mice may be handy because of their small size and easy ability to slip into your bag for travel, but they're generally not as comfortable to use as their big brothers. SmartFish is attempting to change this with the launch of the Whirl Mini Notebook Laser Mouse. This mouse builds on the success of the original SmartFish Mouse by delivering the same technology in a smaller form factor. The Whirl offers a "comfort pivot system" that "provides the natural fluid movement your body needs." This means the mouse's pivot system lets the mouse pivot as you move, so your hand and wrist don't have to remain in a fixed position. SmartFish Unveils Whirl™ Mini Notebook Laser Mouse with Comfort... Read more...
Razer introduced the Razer Nostromo gaming keypad featuring cutting-edge ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort. Co-developed with Belkin, the keypad is an update to the highly successful Belkin n52te Speedpad. The Razer Nostromo features a new chipset and software drivers that enable gamers to program sophisticated macros of unlimited length. The Razer Nostromo gives gamers 16 fully programmable Hyperesponse keys, eight keymaps that can be switched between on-the-fly, twenty unique gaming profiles, and an eight-way directional thumb pad. RAZER™ UNVEILS THE SUCCESSOR TO THE WORLD’S FAVORITE GAMING KEYPAD Co-developed with Belkin, the Razer... Read more...
The good folks over at market research firm iSuppli picked apart Apple's latest iPod Nano, going through the parts piece by piece to come up with a true cost of materials. The final tally? Just $43.73, which only applies to the parts, and not the cost of labor, the so-called Apple Tax, and everything else that jacks up the price more than three-fold in the retail sector. "Instead of piling on features, as so many brands do with their latest products, Apple with the sixth-generation iPod has maintained or even removed some attributes in order to fit the form factor and function desired," said Andrew Rassweiler, director and principal analyst and teardown services manager, for iSuppli. "This has... Read more...
You're not still using a $10 plank from Walmart for your frag fests, are you? With the torrent of gaming keyboards on the market to accommodate any budget, there's no reason to saddle yourself with an ordinary board. The latest gaming keyboard to enter the fray (and compete for your gaming dollar) is SteelSeries Shift. SteelSeries didn't just pull the name out of a hat, but chose it because of the Shift's ability to alter its appearance and functionality through interchangeable keysets. "With the introduction of the SteelSeries Shift, we’re able to bring another unique and powerful gaming tool to consumers," said SteelSeries CEO, Bruce Hawver. "The Shift greatly expands the functionality... Read more...
Logitech this week announced the launch of its Wireless Trackball M570, and don't bother calling it a comeback, because these suckers never left in the first place. Believe it or not, trackballs still command a fiercely loyal following, and the M570 takes its place as the flagship model in Logitech's trackball lineup. "Based on overwhelming demand from our dedicated trackball users, we’re delighted to announce the introduction of a new wireless trackball – the Logitech Wireless Trackball M570," said Rory Dooley, senior vice president and general manager of Logitech’s control devices business unit. "Everything about our newest trackball is built to improve the experience and... Read more...
Logitech revealed three new peripherals targeting gamers. The new Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 provides 7.1 Dolby surround sound. It offers three programmable G-keys as well as a noise-canceling microphone. The Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 has 13 programmable controls. It also features full-speed wireless connection (1000 reports per second) so you can be free of cords without suffering from lags. Finally, the new Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 offers 18 programmable G-keys with three mode states, giving you up to 54 possible macro settings per game. The keyboard also has Logitech's GamePanel LCD for access to real-time game stats and PC performance data. Choose Your Weapons Wisely:... Read more...
If you think PC gamers have an expensive hobby, well, you're right, but holy moly do those $150 headphones feel like Blue Light specials compared to the new Bose A20 Aviation Headset, the latest pair of earbuds aimed at pilots. These things run $1,095, or $995 without the the Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity feature thrown into the mix. So what does this have to do with PCs? Nothing really, but we're suckers for technology, and the A20s have that in spades. And if we're to believe Bose, the A20 is the "most advanced aviation headset ever." Ever!? Part of the reason Bose makes that claim is because the A20s come equipped a new way of battling noise reduction. As Bose explains it, a proprietary... Read more...
We don't often get too geeked over movie tie-ins, but we have to hand it to Razer for not only building a product line around the upcoming Tron remake based on the one of the most popular sci-fi flicks of all time, but for doing a killer job with it. Even non-Tron fans are likely to do a double take at these new peripherals, all three of which sport a nifty luminescent blue glow. "We are all extremely excited about our collaboration with Disney on a line of high-end gaming peripherals inspired by the upcoming film TRON: Legacy," said Robert Krakoff, president, Razer USA. "Razer is known for our highly detailed finishes and lighting effects, so as soon as we viewed footage from TRON: Legacy, we... Read more...
Did you think trackballs were dead? Think again, because not only are they still around, but companies like Adesso are still churning out new models. The latest of these is the iMouse T1, an optical rodent with a 1.8-inch trackball ergonomically jammed front and center. According to Adesso, the iMouse T1 is contoured for comfort. The big red trackball is removable, so you can get in there and clean out all those Pizza Pocket particles and any other grime you might have accumulated. Other features include an 800 DPI sensor, two left and right click buttons, and a scroll wheel rigged to the side. The iMouse T1 is available now for $30. Adesso Unleashes Optical Trackball Mouse with Enclosed Scrolling... Read more...
When we first caught wind of this story, we thought maybe there was some kind of bizarre oral fixation that prompted a New York resident to toss a perfectly good USB thumb drive into his mouth and swallow it like a Tylenol. As it turns out, Florin Necula was simply trying to destroy evidence seized during a federal raid.We've seen this tactic in several spy movies, and we're guessing so did Necula. But what Necula didn't take into account was how much more durable portable flash drives are compared to paper, which is a lot easier to digest. But more on that in a minute.First, let's discuss for a moment why the hungry New Yorker would eat a flash drive in the first place. According to The Smoking... Read more...
If you've been shopping for a home theater remote, there's a good chance Logitech's Harmony line made it on your list of candidates, right up until you took a peek at the price tag. At its most expensive, Logitech's flagship model runs a hair under $400, putting it out of reach of Joe Six-Pack.Good news, cheapskates. Logitech today announced a pair of Harmony clickers priced more in the mainstream. Both the Harmony 600 and Harmony 650 stay under the $100 mark without giving up too many features."Why have one remote for the TV, one for the DVR, one for your DVD player, and one for you A/V deck? asked Ashish Arora, vice president and general manger of Logitech's digital home group. "A Logitech... Read more...
Sure, those of us into first person shooters would love to frag our friends with a Razer Mamba or Logitech G9x, but if your gaming diet consists of Peggle with a side of Bejeweled, then there's no sense in dropping a Benjamin (or more) on a rodent. Nor will a dedicated gaming mouse level up your Microsoft Office Ribbon Hero skills (yes folks, this one actually exists - check it out here).Lucky for you, there are no shortage of wallet-friendly rodents to choose from, including three brand new entries from Microsoft's Hardware division, each of which costs less than $30. Two of the new mice -- the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Wireless Mouse 2000 -- ditch their tails in favor of a Nano transreceiver,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces Availability of the Affordable Sabre Gaming Keyboard with Smart OLED Technology San Jose, Calif.—June 22, 2009—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the highly-anticipated Sabre OLED multimedia keyboard for advanced gaming and customization complete with intelligent management software. The Sabre’s unique combination of user-friendly functions, durability, and personalization features is the answer for serious gamers and professionals seeking improved productivity and competitiveness. “The OCZ Sabre Keyboard offers the best of both worlds when it comes to OLED technology... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands into Peripherals and puts a Competitive Advantage at the Fingertips of Gamers with the Introduction of the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse Sunnyvale, CA - February 14, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled their plans to introduce gaming peripherals, and offer the best gaming mouse on the market. The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today's demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge. Designed to give gamers an extra edge, the Equalizer features quality ergonomics and advanced features so gamers can excel... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got plenty of news this weekend! For all of you that loved, and still love, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(talking about the SNES here), XYZ computing has put up an article praising the glory of this great machine. For those of you who missed out on those days, it breaks my heart... really, hours of my childhood devoted to that box. I've spent more time with Final Fantasy 3 than I have with Half-Life 2. Goodnight all! BenQ DW1620 DVDR @ MHW "The BenQ DW1620 arrived in a typical retail box with Styrofoam inserts. In addition to the drive were four mounting screws, two quick start guides, and software. The software contained was Sonic RecordNow, InterVideo, WinCinema,... Read more...
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