Logitech asks the question, "Are You Ready for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?" If so, you're encouraged to check out themed versions of the peripheral maker's Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 and Logitech Laser Mouse G9x. These logo'd accessories are the same as their regular counterparts, only pimped out with CoD: MW3 logos to let everyone know what your favorite FPS is.
Cooler Master is under the assumption that not all gamers want a mouse with four hundred buttons and funky features like a built-in transmogrifier. If you find yourself shaking your head in agreement, you might be interested in Cooler Master's new Xornet mouse. Inspiration for the Xornet came from "gamers focused on minimalistic designs," and what CM ended up with is a lightweight rodent with a claw-grip design and affordable price tag.
While it’s a fact that some lame-o ideas flat-out just won’t die, no matter how long in the tooth they are – VHS tapes, dial-up Internet and DRM, anyone? – the inverse is also true. Sometimes, truly groundbreaking ideas pop onto the scene long before the mainstream is ready to embrace it. Rather than praising the success stories, this article takes a look at the lesser known forefathers that made best sellers like the iPad and Hulu Plus possible. Grab a seat and raise a toast to these technologies born before their time; without them, modern life wouldn’t be as comfy and convenient as we know it.
So little desk space, so many peripheral devices. All the extra hardware that comes with a PC – think printers, routers and racing wheels – can threaten to overwhelm and consume even the largest of executive-sized desks. But, hey, things are slowly getting better; the fax machine went the way of the dodo (at least in home offices) with the rise of scanners, and now, you might be able to toss the scanner in the trash too, thanks to LG’s new LSM-100 mouse scanner.
When it comes to gaming mice, the "Best PC Part I Ever Spent My Hard Earned Cash On Contest" proved that Maximum PC readers are gaga for R.A.T. Mice. and who can blame you? We love it too. But Logitech's not letting all the Cyborg love get in the way of their releases. The company just announced it has a mouse up its sleeve, too, in the form of the upcoming Logitech Gaming Mouse G300.
What could a mouse possibly want with a 32-bit ARM processor? We're sure Jerry could concoct a few high tech contraptions designed to thwart Tom, but SteelSeries has something else in mind. The company's new Sensei is being billed as "the most customizable mouse to ever hit the competitive gaming industry," and it's mostly thanks to the ARM chip that allows for hardware-based sensitivity settings and real-time calculations that eliminate interpolation and extrapolation delays.
If you will recall, we rather like the R.A.T. line of mice here at Maximum PC. In our recent Dream Machine 2011 build, we used the wireless R.A.T. 9, and the R.A.T. 7 is the only mouse that’s ever received a 10 Kick Ass verdict in the pages of the magazine. From what we’ve heard since then, we didn’t make a mistake with that review—some people snark about the R.A.T.’s over-the-top futuristic design, but nearly everyone who’s actually gamed with one loves it. In fact, when we ran our “Best PC Part I Ever Spent My Hard-Earned Cash On” contest last week, no other piece of hardware got anywhere near as many mentions as the R.A.T., which was featured in 7 entries.
So we were pretty psyched to get our hands on the new version of the R.A.T 7: the Albino. It’s got an enhanced sensor (up to 6,400 DPI, although we’re starting to wonder what sort of person actually needs that much sensitivity), but the real star of the show is the new matte white finish. We’ve taken some pictures so you can see for yourselves, but they don’t really do it justice—every person we’ve showed the mouse to so far has agreed that it’s a very cool look.
Expect a full review of the updated R.A.T. in an upcoming issue of Maximum PC, but for now check out our photos and the official press release below.
If you find yourself at Sea World, be sure to check out the Pets Rule show. You'll see a variety of animals perform some amazing tricks, like a cat walking a tightrope. There are ducks, dogs, and even a pig all prancing around acting like humans. But one thing we've never seen before is a mouse that can do math. Canon's latest rodent -- X Mark I Mouse Lite -- can do that, as well as perform a few other tricks.
A new mouse from Microsoft managed to sneak out of its cage and make its way to the Web, and nearly undetected too. That is, until its picture was taken. It's Microsoft unreleased Explorer Touch Mouse, not to be confused with another Microsoft rodent bearing a similar name, the Touch Mouse, a multi-touch peripheral that can discern between one-, two-, and three-finger taps.
Mice—they’re something we PC enthusiasts tend to take for granted. After all, once you’ve specced out your new rig with a blazing fast processor and a video card the size of a VCR, what’s it really matter what we use to move the pointer around?