We've been thinking a lot about keyboards around here lately (SPOILER ALERT: We're working on a keyboard roundup for the April issue of Maximum PC) and one board that just keeps coming up is the SteelSeries 7G--not because it's a great keyboard (although it is) but because it would make a great weapon. Or a building foundation. Or siding for a humvee.
The thing is sturdy, we're trying to say.
But just how sturdy is a question of some inter-office debate. So, to settle things once and for all, we decided to see just what it would take to break a 7G. We started out with your basic punch/kick/stomp test.
But it didn't work. We're nothing if not incredibly impatient, so we decided to crank things right to 11 and initiate the truck test. What's the truck test, you ask? We'll give you a hint--it's exactly what it sounds like. Hit the jump for the full, plastic-crunching video and a gallery of the action.
This past Tuesday, we decided to have a reader meet up at the Thirsty Bear in downtown SF. Once there, we shared stories, laughs, beer, shrimp, and a whole ton of awesome door prizes with a bunch of our valued readers.
Seriously, to those of you who made it out, we sincerely thank you for an awesome time. And those of you that didn't, well, don't fret! This turnout has encouraged all of us here at Maximum PC to do this again, and soon. We'll keep you posted on the next meet, but until then, check out some photos and video from what turned out to be a really memorable evening.
Oh, and sorry about the blurry photos. There was hardly any light in the bar, and our pop flash literally died the moment we powered on the SLR. Just our luck, right?
Hit the jump for more pictures, and a video of all our prize winners!
Senior Editor takes a post CES 2011 look at Silverstone's new FT03 case, marking Silverstone's foray into the world of Micro ATX. The FT03 fully is a full size case that supports Micro ATX motherboards, leaving oodles of room for anything else you'd like to cram in there. Watch Gordon take it apart, below.
Feeling all nostalgiac and teary-eyed (this is the tenth Photo Awesome after all), we decided we'd try something a little different this week. Friday is the best day of any given week, so Gordon and I decided to try one of the best toys we received this week: a constitution class, Enterprise pizza cutter!
We figured photos alone wouldn't do this awesome device justice, so we ordered a pizza, cleared some space in the lab, mounted a video camera, and got to slicing. Check out the results below.
Here's hoping this makes your Friday as great as ours.