I'm a little surprised that Mionix doesn't have a Wikipedia page. The Swedish maker of gaming peripheral devices has been around for half a decade, and I had been happily using the company's Naos 5000 mouse until my Schipperke chewed it up. It was the company's top of the line rodent until today, replaced by the Naos 8200 gaming mouse with a 32-bit ARM processor and 8200 DPI laser sensor.
It's just like the Isku, but with lots of backlight colors to choose from.
Roccat Studios, a gaming peripheral player based out of Hamburg, Germany, today announced the international availability of its next generation Isku FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard. The new variant is essentially the same plank as the original Isku, only now it supports a new multicolor lighting system "providing infinite possibilities for a completely personalized gaming atmosphere."
Canon decided to update its PIXMA printer line with just four weeks to go before 2012 moves into the rear-view mirror. There are three new printers in all, including two wireless all-in-one models -- PIXMA MG6320 and MG5420 -- and a wireless photo printer -- iP7220 -- along with a new CanoScan 900F Mark II Photo Scanner that's capable of scanning up to 9600x9600 dots per inch (DPI) for film and up to 4800x4800 dpi for all other media.
DRAM module and flash memory player Adata revealed a tiny USB flash drive with a big name. It's the "DashDrive Durable UD310 USB Flash Drive," which we'll go ahead and refer to as DashDrive from here on out. Shaped and themed like a sparkling gem, the DashDrive is rugged thanks to a special manufacturing process that makes it both water and impact resistant.
Razer recognizes that mobile users are gamers too, and though there appears to be far less accessories available for gaming on the go, the category isn't being completely overlooked. Enter the Orochi Mobile Gaming Mouse, a dual-mode rodent that can communicate with your notebook via a wired connection or Bluetooth. Razer today announced a new version of the Orochi, one that brings an improved laser sensor and better battery life to the mobile scene.
Stuck on a gift idea for that special gamer in your life? We'll be posting a geek gift guide in the near future, but until then, consider the GameMaxx Hydrating Game Controller. What the flip is a hydrating game controller, you ask? It's exactly what it sounds like, assuming your idea of such a device is a giant controller about the size of a phonebook with a 5 amp adjustable fan and mister built in. Oh, and did we mention it holds up to a gallon of gaming refreshments?
What happens when you transform Thor into a mouse? You end up with an ultra-sensitive 6000 DPI sensor instead of a mountain-crushing hammer to dispense with the competition. Gigabyte's new Force M7 Thor is the company's newest Force Series product and it's aimed at gamers looking for a professional grade gaming mouse, whether you're a left-handed or right-handed user.
One of the most unique keyboards on the planet is now available for pre-order. It's the 'S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Professional Gaming Keyboard' (Strike 5, from here on out) from Mad Catz, and this thing puts the mod in modularity. Now available in "limited quantities," the Strike 5 consists of five separate hardware modules that you can attach, detach, and rearrange to suit your gaming style.
Gaming peripheral guru Razer today unveiled its collection of mouse mats for 2013 and 2014, which consists of the Razer Invicta, Razer Manticor, Razer Destructor 2, and Razer Megasoma 2. All four were supposedly engineered with new construction methods for a superior finish and treated with "performance-boosting sensor-reactive surface coatings," but what's really interesting is a sub 3-minute video walking viewers through the design process.
Get ready to grope your hardware, provided you're a fan of Logitech products and didn't read that statement out of context. We're not talking about doing anything inappropriate at your workplace, we're referring to Logitech's three new touch-friendly peripherals for Windows 8, including the Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650, Logitech Touch Mouse T620, and Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400.