Peripheral maker plans to show some love to PC gamers
PC gaming is not only alive and well as we kickstart a brand new year, it's also the primary focus of some peripheral makers. That includes Roccat, a company based out of Germany that's been increasing its focus on the U.S. market with a variety of hardware aimed at gamers. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week, Roccat will showcase a number of new gaming products.
Who's to blame/credit for the most famous key combination in history?
It doesn't matter how long you've been using a PC, as long as there's a keyboard involved, you're probably familiar with the Control-Alt-Delete combination, or the three-finger salute, as some have come to call it. Decades after the key combination was conceived, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates candidly admits that it was a "mistake, but don't point the finger at him, let IBM share some of the blame.
Any experienced gamer can get by with an ordinary keyboard, but where's the fun in that? It's not as though there's a shortage of gaming planks in the wild, and in fact the category just grew by one more with the introduction of Corsair's Raptor K30 Gaming Keyboard. The K30 helps you set opponents up for the kill with half a dozen dedicated, programmable G-keys capable of storing up to 18 presets.
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop and Sculpt Comfort Desktop are aimed at uncomfortable office workers
It isn’t uncommon for manufacturers to cite survey results and research findings while launching new products and Microsoft did exactly that on Tuesday, making public the results of a recent survey conducted by its own PC Accessories group in order to make its case for a couple of new PC peripheral bundles — the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop and Sculpt Comfort Desktop.
Logitech is arguably the most aggressive peripheral maker when it comes to Windows 8 accessories, the newest of which is its Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820, a cordless plank with a built-in touchpad for swiping your way through Microsoft's touch-happy operating system. It supports over a dozen Windows 8 multi-touch gestures contingent on downloading Logitech's SetPoint software.
SteelSeries isn't at all bashful when it comes to its Apex keyboard for gamers. Tossing modesty out a 20 story building into heavy traffic, SteelSeries claims its Apex is the world's fastest gaming plank thanks to its "superior design," which consists of low-profile keys, an optimized layout, and smart illumination. You might think such a keyboard would run $1 million, but it's actually priced at $100.
The Vengeance K70 is available in black or silver.
Can there ever be enough mechanical keyboards to choose from? As a big proponent of mechanical planks, my answer is 'Hell no!' there can't be. One of the newest models comes from Corsair, which just introduced its Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard that it plans to demo at PAX East in Boston. The Vengeance K70 features Cherry MX Red key switches and individual backlighting for each key, Corsair says.
We had the opportunity to get our hands on the Razer Edge, which Razer is advertising as the most powerful gaming tablet in the world. Our particular unit costs $1,450 and is armed with an x86 i7 CPU and a discrete GeForce GT640M video card. No integrated graphics and ARM processor here, folks: This is a full PC. Watch as we unbox the device and it's various peripherals (console dock, controller extension, and more).
The Voyager Air is Corsair's first all-in-one wireless mobile drive.
A few years ago, you could count on Corsair to make a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with cases, cooling products, and power supplies, to name a few products. Fast forward to today and it's a different landscape, though arguably no less interesting. Among the products Corsair is trotting out at CES this time around is the Voyager Air, an all-in-one wireless mobile drive that combines the functions of a home network attached storage (NAS) device, USB drive, and wireless hub.
Gamers quite literally "see the light" with Roccat's new Ryos MK Pro keyboard.
Of all the products Roccat offers, a mechanical plank was curiously missing. Until now, that is. The German peripheral maker on Friday introduced the Ryos MK Pro, the company's first mechanical keyboard designed for gamers. In addition to mechanical key switches, the Ryos MK Pro features per-key lighting, two 32-bit ARM Cortex processors, and 2MB of flash memory. Can we say overkill?