There have been many attempts to replace QWERTY keyboards with more efficient layouts, some of which are in use today. However, QWERTY is by far the most common type of layout available, though will that always be the case? Joseph M. Krush, a retired music theorist, hopes his Krush keyboard will become the new standard. The reason he hopes this is because he claims it enables most people to type at 100 words per minute, while the fastest typists should hit 200 WPM or more.
Good news, gamers. Nvidia has decided to slash $50 off the price of its upcoming Shield handheld gaming device, thus giving it a new MSRP of $299 (down from $349 previously). For those of you who already pre-ordered a Shield, you don't have to go pound sand. Nvidia says that you, too, will be charged the new price when the product ships.
Cooler Master's CM Storm division just unveiled a new mouse for gamers. It's called "Havoc" and it will help you wreak havoc on virtual battlegrounds with an Avago 9,800 laser sensor that's adjustable from 100 DPI all the way to 8,200 DPI, suitable for both sniping and quick movements. It also features on-the-fly tuning (switch between different DPI levels in the middle of a firefight) and a bit of customizable bling.
Windows 8 is a game changer in more ways than one. Along with a new look and feel, Windows 8 has influenced design changes across the board, even when it comes to peripherals. Witness Microsoft's new Sculpt Comfort Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Mouse, the company's first mice to include a Windows button on them, giving you quick and easy access to specific features in Windows 8.
It was close, but the Stinky Footboard Kickstarter campaign was ultimately successful.
Imagine using your foot to cast a spell or to kick an opponent in the gut when he charges so close you can smell what he ate for lunch through your monitor. Or maybe you'd step down when you want to crouch, jump, or sprint. These are just some ways you might use the Stinky Footboard, a PC game controller for your foot that recently hit its goal on Kickstarter with a few thousand dollars to spare.
Just as you can configure and build your PC from scratch, cooling enthusiasts can also piece together a custom liquid cooling solution, provided they have the requisite cash and experience. For everyone else, self-contained liquid cooling systems are the next best thing, offering similar benefits but for less money and far less risk. Enter Thermaltake, one of the more active players in the LCS market, which just announced a trio of new cooling products.
The H820e boasts 10 hours of talk time on a single charge.
It's not just gamers and music buffs who need a solid pair of headphones, office workers trying to collaborate across the globe and close sales can benefit from a high quality headset, too. It's with that in mind that Logitech built its new Wireless Headset H820e for unified communications and PC-based soft phones. In an attempt to deliver the best of all worlds, Logitech claims the H820e brings together "enterprise-grade audio and innovative features in an affordable package" for every type of work environment, from traditional cubicles to open and/or home offices.
Underneath the new designs sits a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500.
Looking to add a little style to your home or work office environment? If so, you may find something that tickles your fancy from Microsoft's latest batch of limited edition Artist Series mice. Microsoft said it tapped some of the best artists from the around the world to use its Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 as a canvas to bring their designs to life, and they responded with seven custom pieces of art.
NZXT's Grid is an affordable 10-port fan hub with a twist.
Anyone can be a master at cable management, it just takes a little patience, planning, and careful execution. That doesn't mean it's easy. Some of today's cases come with more fan mounts than you have fingers to count, and if you take advantage of all that air cooling potential, cable management can quickly get out of hand. That's where NZXT's new Grid 10-port fan hub comes into play.
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.