OCZ sells its SSD business to Toshiba, PC enthusiasts have stopped upgrading, and is AMD giving up on the FX platform?
Welcome to episode #215 of the No BS Podcast where we talk about nothing but gloom and doom for the PC industry. We begin with the recent sale of OCZ's SSD business to Toshiba, and what it means for current and future customers. We discuss the latest report from IDC which predicts PC sales will have declined by over 10 percent in 2013 because PC users have no reasons to upgrade. Finally, we consider the possibility of AMD abandoning the fight with Intel. We wrap up with our Editors' Picks and Gordon delivers a fiery sermon on a range of topics that includes Star Wars and e-mail.
Nearly everyone owns a smartphone these days, and if you're rocking an Android or iOS handset, you can turn your device into a handy gaming peripheral simply by downloading and installing Roccat's new Power-Grid app. The free app is currently in beta, and when used with accompanying host software, which runs on Windows, Power-Grid effectively turns your smartphone into a customizable remote for PC gaming, or just for navigating your PC.
German peripheral maker Roccat continues to extend its product catalog onto U.S. shores and has now made available stateside its first ever mechanical keyboard series. Roccat's Ryos lines of keyboards use Cherry MX black key switches (linear, medium stiffness, and non-clicky), which are preferred by some gamers for their smooth key action. One of the three keyboards (Ryos MK Pro) also features individually illuminated keys, allowing for some nifty effects.
Roccat, a German manufacturer of gaming peripherals with an increasing presence in the U.S. market, unveiled its Kave XTD 5.1 Digital headset for gamers at Gamescom. It's the successor to the original Kave 5.1 and incorporates new and improved features based on community and customer feedback, the company claims. One of those feature upgrades is the addition of a built-in sound card.
Kone Pure Color is unchanged from the original, except now it comes in five different colors.
Roccat Studios, the gaming peripheral maker out of Germany, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the release of its Kone mouse by relaunching the rodent as a special limited edition Kone Pure Color series. It's essentially the same mouse as before, only now you can choose between Hellfire Red, Polar Blue, Inferno Orange, and Phantom White, in addition to the standard black model.
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?
Linux is no longer the red-headed stepchild of PC gaming.
In the land of Linux, gamers are sometimes an afterthought, but not all the time. Things are steadily improving, and that hasn't gone unnoticed by developers and hardware manufacturers. One such company taking notice is Roccat, a games peripheral maker based out of Germany. Following the recent launch of Roccat's Isku FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard, the company sent us a note today essentially reaffirming its commitment to supporting Linux.
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."
Roccat's marketing mavens may have drank a gallon of Red Bull when typing up the press release for the company's new 'Savu' mid-size hybrid gaming mouse, a rodent "built to reign supreme as the new titan of optical sensor mice." Those are just some of the mighty big statements Roccat uses to describe the Savu, which wields a hefty 4,000 DPI optical sensor and supports the company's Easy-Shift[+] technology.
Nothing sucks more than juggling windows while you're in the middle of a hot and heavy frag fest -- but sometimes, you just have to do it, whether to check an important message sent out-of-game or to tweak some aspect of your system. German peripheral maker Roccat wants to change that with its newly announced Power-Grid, a gaming-friendly smartphone app that will let you keep tabs on important PC happenings without ever needing to minimize BF3 on the big screen.