mouse http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/605/ en Roccat Breeds Nyth Modular Gaming Mouse and Skeltr Keyboard with Smartphone Stand http://www.maximumpc.com/roccat_breeds_nyth_modular_gaming_mouse_and_skeltr_keyboard_smartphone_stand_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/roccat_nyth.jpg" alt="Roccat Nyth" title="Roccat Nyth" width="228" height="196" style="float: right;" />First fully integrated keyboard/smartphone combo and modular MMO mouse</h3> <p>Roccat's been known to think outside the box when coming up with unique features for its gaming peripherals, but its newest devices take things to a new level. While at Gamescom 2014, <strong>Roccat today announced its Nyth modular gaming mouse and Skeltr keyboard/smartphone combo</strong>. Both are supposed to the be the first of their kind, the question is, how will gamers react?</p> <p>"We've wanted to develop our own MMO mouse for a long time, but like always, we end up seeing a bigger picture once we begin brainstorming. MMO mice have these massive button grids that are locked in. You can change the button functionality, but what if you don't like the layout? Our solution is a wholly modular MMO mouse, with interchangeable button combinations that suit the player," explains Rene Korte, CEO and founder of Roccat. "No two gamers are alike, and because we know that, we've gone many steps beyond just allowing them to switch out the in-package button options. Our fans will have access to our button inventory files, and those that are into 3D printing can even create their very own."</p> <p>The side part on the Nyth is replaceable, allowing gamers to transform the MMO mouse into one that's better suited for FPS gaming.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/skeltr.jpg" alt="Skeltr" title="Skeltr" width="620" height="333" /></p> <p>Also unique is Roccat's Skeltr keyboard. It has a smartphone stand, which you can use to mount your phone as a secondary display synced to the keyboard via Bluetooth. The sliding rail and rotating holster fit every size smar device, according to Roccat.</p> <p>"We also believe being able to use your keyboard to communicate on your smartphone is a no-brainer feature Roccat fans will deeply appreciate," Korte said.</p> <p>No word yet on when these devices will come out or for how much.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/roccat_breeds_nyth_modular_gaming_mouse_and_skeltr_keyboard_smartphone_stand_2014#comments Gaming Hardware keyboard mouse nyth Peripherals roccat skeltr News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:01:46 +0000 Paul Lilly 28292 at http://www.maximumpc.com Logitech’s G402 Hyperion Fury is the Speedy Gonzalez of Gaming Mice http://www.maximumpc.com/logitech%E2%80%99s_g402_hyperion_fury_speedy_gonzalez_gaming_mice_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/logitech_g402.jpg" alt="Logitech G402" title="Logitech G402" width="228" height="171" style="float: right;" />Billed as "the fastest gaming mouse, bar none."</h3> <p><strong>Logitech added the G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra-Fast FPS Gaming Mouse</strong> to its stable of mice today, though unlike any other previous mechanical rodent, this is supposed to be the fastest mouse on the planet (sorry, Speedy Gonzalez). The heart and soul of the G402 is Logitech's exclusive Fusion Engine, which combines a sophisticated optical sensor with the company's Delta Zero sensor technology to enable reliable tracking in excess of 500 inches per second.</p> <p>"We took on the challenge of creating the world’s fastest mouse in service of FPS gamers, and after three years of intensive R&amp;D we are proud to launch a mouse that only Logitech could develop," <a href="http://news.logitech.com/press-release/consumer-products/logitech-g-unveils-worlds-fastest-gaming-mouse" target="_blank">said Ehtisham Rabbani</a>, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is the fastest gaming mouse, bar none, and the best mouse for high-speed FPS gameplay. Its lightweight design, combined with the precision and capability of the Fusion Engine, lets you make fast, furious swipes and dominate the battlefield, proving once again that Science Wins!"</p> <p>According to Logitech, a common complaint among gamers is that their mice can't track as fast as they move. With the above mentioned sensor technologies, along with an accelerometer and gyroscope, the G402 supposedly solves that problem.</p> <p>Other features of the G402 include 8 programmable buttons, on-the-fly DPI switching via four pre-configured settings between 250 DPI and 4,000 DPI, 1ms report rate to eliminate lag, and a 32-bit ARM processor to both power the above mentioned technologies and to allow you to save macros.</p> <p>The <a href="http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g402-hyperion-fury-fps-gaming-mouse?wt.ac=HP-CTA-g402" target="_blank">Logitech G402 is available to pre-order</a> now for $60 and will begin shipping in August.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vEJ5U-RzdRY" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/logitech%E2%80%99s_g402_hyperion_fury_speedy_gonzalez_gaming_mice_2014#comments g402 hyperion fury Gaming Hardware logitech mouse Peripherals News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:25:12 +0000 Paul Lilly 28265 at http://www.maximumpc.com SteelSeries Rolls Out Rival Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse http://www.maximumpc.com/steelseries_rolls_out_rival_dota_2_edition_gaming_mouse_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/dota_2_mouse_angled.jpg" alt="SteelSeries Dota 2 Mouse" title="SteelSeries Dota 2 Mouse" width="228" height="122" style="float: right;" />Comes with an in-game item</h3> <p>If you're obsessed with Dota 2, <strong>perhaps you'll be interested in a new rodent from SteelSeries. It's the SteelSeries Rival: Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse</strong>, which is a themed version of the peripheral maker's Rival Optical Mouse. The new mouse, which is being handed out this weekend to attendees of the International 4 Dota 2 Championship in Seattle, comes with an exclusive in-game item, Hell's Glare for Doom.</p> <p>"We believe that Dota players deserve the best, so we set out to give fans a mouse with a design they would love without sacrificing the functionality they require," <a href="http://steelseries.com/us/blog/press/steelseries-introduces-the-steelseries-rival-dota-2-edition-gaming-mouse" target="_blank">said Tino Soelberg</a>, SteelSeries CTO. "We extensively tested our Dota 2 Edition of the Rival Optical Mouse with professional players from Natus Vincere, Invictus Gaming and Fnatic which has resulted in one of the most powerful mice we’ve ever built – and to make it even more special for the Dota 2 community, we’ve added a unique in-game item."</p> <p>The themed mouse features a stone-gray body, six programmable buttons, blood-red rubber grips, 50-6,500 adjustable CPI, 1ms response time / 1,000Hz polling rate, themed illumination modes, and a soft-touch coating.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/dota_2_mouse.jpg" alt="SteelSeries Dota 2 Mouse" title="SteelSeries Dota 2 Mouse" width="620" height="373" /></p> <p>SteelSeries is <a href="http://steelseries.com/us/blog/press/www.steelseries.com/dota2" target="_blank">accepting pre-orders</a> for the Dota 2 mouse, which runs $70 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/steelseries_rolls_out_rival_dota_2_edition_gaming_mouse_2014#comments Gaming Hardware mouse Peripherals rival dota 2 edition steelseries News Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:42:19 +0000 Paul Lilly 28171 at http://www.maximumpc.com Roccat Rolls Out Military Themed Kone Pure Mouse and Sense Mousepad http://www.maximumpc.com/roccat_rolls_out_military_themed_kone_pure_mouse_and_sense_mousepad_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/kone_pure_military.jpg" alt="Kone Pure Military" title="Kone Pure Military" width="228" height="98" style="float: right;" />Military themed mice are ready for combat</h3> <p>Roccat's latest attempt to appeal to an American audience is to give its<strong> Kone Pure mouse and Sense mousepad military themed makeovers</strong>. The German manufacturer is offering its Kone Pure Military in three visual styles -- Camo Charge, Naval Storm, and Desert Strike. All three sport a 5,000 dpi Pro-Optic (R4) sensor and manually configurable lift control for lag-free, ultra-precise gaming.</p> <p>You'll also find Roccat's Easy-Shift[+] technology implemented into its Kone Pure Military mice. This allows you to switch over to a second set of commands for each button, minus the one you designate as the Easy-Shift[+] button. There are seven mouse buttons in all, along with a solid 2D Titan Wheel.</p> <p>Other features include a 1,000Hz polling rate, 1ms response time, 130ips max speed, 30G acceleration, 72Mhz Turbo Core V2 32-bit ARM-based MSU, 576kb of onboard memory, and a 1.8m braided cable.</p> <p>Roccat's Sense Military Mousepads come in the same color schemes as the mice and feature non-slip backing and plenty of room to roam around (400mm by 280mm).</p> <p>The Roccat <a href="http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Mice/ROCCAT-Kone-Pure-Military/" target="_blank">Kone Pure Military Edition</a> and Sense Military Edition are available now for $70 and $20, respectively.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/roccat_rolls_out_military_themed_kone_pure_mouse_and_sense_mousepad_2014#comments Hardware kone pure military mouse mousepad Peripherals roccat sense News Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:22:49 +0000 Paul Lilly 28034 at http://www.maximumpc.com Asus Expands ROG Collection at Computex http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_expands_rog_collection_computex_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/asus_rog_products.jpg" alt="Asus ROG Products" title="Asus ROG Products" width="228" height="145" style="float: right;" />Everything but the kitchen sink</h3> <p>Asus didn't make the trip to Computex unprepared, that's for sure. Instead,<strong> Asus unloaded a rather large collection of Republic of Gamer (ROG) products</strong>, including a new mouse, keyboard, a couple of new motherboards, monitor, gaming laptop, and several other items. There's even a console-like gaming PC in the mix -- it's not a Steam Machine, though it's ready to take residence in your living room or dorm.</p> <p>Dubbed the ROG GR8, the console gaming PC is a full-on system with an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics, SupremeFX audio, GbE LAN, 4K UHD output, Miracast support, upgradeable storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and more packed into an aggressively designed chassis.</p> <p>If you need a bit more power, the Asus ROG G20 gaming desktop kicks things up a notch with a GeForce GTX 780 graphics card, though it still sports a compact case design and near silent operation.</p> <p>Asus also rolled out its ROG GX500 gaming laptop. It features a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD display powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics. The laptop weighs less than 5 pounds (4.85 pounds) and measures a scan 0.75 inches thick.</p> <p>You can check out everything else Asus unveiled <a href="http://rog.asus.com/326852014/news/asus-republic-of-gamers-launches-epic-gaming-hardware-at-computex-2014/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_expands_rog_collection_computex_2014#comments asus Hardware keyboard monitor motherboard mouse Republic of Gamers ROG News Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:54:15 +0000 Paul Lilly 27929 at http://www.maximumpc.com Roccat's 'Tyon' Reveal is a Gaming Mouse with 16 Programmable Buttons http://www.maximumpc.com/roccats_tyon_reveal_gaming_mouse_16_programmable_buttons_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/roccat_tyon_0.jpg" alt="Roccat Tyon" title="Roccat Tyon" width="228" height="191" style="float: right;" />The first mouse with a dorsal fin switch</h3> <p>Roccat released a <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/roccat_teases_tyon_tool_fps_gamers_2014">Tyon teaser</a> trailer in May that was big on hype but woefully short on details. All Roccat was willing to divulge at the time was that Tyon was something intended for FPS gamers and that we'd have to wait for Computex for more information.<strong> Now that Computex is here, Roccat has made good on its promise by revealing Tyon in full form</strong> -- it's a unique gaming mouse with 16 programmable buttons, 31 distinct functions, and a dorsal fin switch.</p> <p>Tyon sports Roccat's Easy-Shift[+] button, which is a dedicated button that allows you to program a second set of commands to each of the remaining buttons. As for the above mentioned dorsal fin switch, it's a two-way button placed and controlled mid-knuckle.</p> <p>"The dorsal fin switch is a brilliant tactical design to move ever more vital functions away from the keyboard and to your gaming mouse," Roccat explains.</p> <p>Roccat also equipped the Tyon with what it calls an X-Celerator, a single-axis analog thumb paddle that you can use to tilt left and right, pitch up and down, increase or decrease the throttle, and much more, depending on the type of game you're playing.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Qh_0xaAJAGU" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Other features include an 8200 dpi laser sensor, two-level light system, tracking and distance control, 32-bit processor, and 576KB memory to store macros and profiles.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.roccat.org/products/#crb_1" target="_blank">Tyon</a> is "coming soon" and will be available in black or white. No word yet on price.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/roccats_tyon_reveal_gaming_mouse_16_programmable_buttons_2014#comments Gaming Hardware mouse Peripherals roccat tyon News Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:42:18 +0000 Paul Lilly 27924 at http://www.maximumpc.com Razer's Taipan Gaming Mouse is Now Available in White http://www.maximumpc.com/razers_taipan_gaming_mouse_now_available_white_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/razer_taipan_white.jpg" alt="Razer Taipan White" title="Razer Taipan White" width="228" height="115" style="float: right;" />Careful not to get Cheetos smudges all over this rodent</h3> <p>Long gone are the days of ugly beige boxes and other eyesores from an era gone by. Today you have an assortment of styles and colorized options for your case and peripherals, and if you really want to, you can color coordinate your setup. We bring this up because <strong>Razer dropped us a line to let us know its Taipan mouse for gamers is now available in a white color option</strong>.</p> <p>Groundbreaking stuff, right? Not really, but if you're going for an all-white (or mostly white) theme, this is the second Razer brand product that will oblige (the other being a white version of its Kraken Pro gaming headset).</p> <p>As a refresher, the Taipan gaming mouse sports an 8200 DPI 4G laser sensor that supposed to be just tops at accurately calibrating to any surface (<a href="http://www.razerzone.com/press/detail/press-releases/razer-taipan-gaming-mouse-launches-in-white" target="_blank">according to Razer</a>), 9 programmable "Hyeresponse" buttons, 1000Hz ultrapolling, 7-foot braided fiber cable, ambidextrous form factor (left-handed gamers rejoice), and support for Razer's Synapse software.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-taipan#white" target="_blank">Raizer Taipan</a> is available now in white or black for $80 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/razers_taipan_gaming_mouse_now_available_white_2014#comments Hardware mouse Peripherals razer taipain white News Thu, 01 May 2014 15:50:46 +0000 Paul Lilly 27729 at http://www.maximumpc.com Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Packs a Customizable 12,000 DPI Sensor http://www.maximumpc.com/logitech_g502_proteus_core_gaming_mouse_packs_customizable_12000_dpi_sensor <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/logitech_g502.jpg" alt="Logitech G502 Proteus Core" title="Logitech G502 Proteus Core" width="228" height="134" style="float: right;" />A gaming mouse that plays nice on different surfaces</h3> <p><strong>Logitech just expanded its popular G line of gaming mice with the G502 Proteus Core</strong>, a tunable mouse for gamers that brings a 12,000 DPI sensor to the fire fight. What's unique about the G502 Proteus Core is that it allows you to calibrate the sensor against a gaming surface's unique physical and reflective characteristics, after which it will reconfigure itself for optimal performance.</p> <p>Customization is the name of the game here. You can adjust the DPI sensor all the way down to 200, and of course Logitech lets you reassign any command or macro to any of the 11 programmable buttons courtesy of the onboard 32-bit ARM processor and built in memory. However, you can also adjust the mouse's weight and center of balance by placing up to five 3.5g weights in the G502.</p> <p>"With the world's best sensor technology, complete surface, weight and balance tuning and mechanical switches, we have made a mouse that dominates," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "The Logitech G team believes that when hype fades, science wins!"</p> <p>Logitech also said it improved its exclusive dual-mode hyper-fast scroll wheel to offer enhanced click-to-click precision and lightning fast scrolling on the web.</p> <p>The Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse will be available in the U.S. and Europe this month for $80 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/logitech_g502_proteus_core_gaming_mouse_packs_customizable_12000_dpi_sensor#comments g502 proteus core Gaming Hardware logitech mouse Peripherals News Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:33:49 +0000 Paul Lilly 27584 at http://www.maximumpc.com SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Now Available to Pre-Order http://www.maximumpc.com/steelseries_sensei_wireless_gaming_mouse_now_available_pre-order_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/acxladt.png" alt="SteelSeries Sensei" title="SteelSeries Sensei" width="228" height="131" style="float: right;" />Save and access your mouse settings using CloudSync</h3> <p>Is all that cold, hard cash weighing you down and creating an unsightly bulge in your bank account? If you're looking to shed a chunk of green, the <strong>SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse is is available to pre-order</strong> today for $160. That's not the most expensive rodent we've ever seen, though it's certainly in the upper echelon of high-priced gaming gear. What you get in return is a high-end gaming mouse with SteelSeries Engine 3 CloudSync compatibility. Allow us to explain.</p> <p>The wireless Sensei features cloud support via SteelSeries' CloudSync feature, an opt-in service that allows gamers to save and access all of their peripheral settings wherever there's an Internet connection. This can come in handy if you take your mouse to LAN parties or otherwise want complete access to pre-configured settings regardless of which PC you're plugging the mouse into.</p> <p>As for the Sensei's hardware, it has a 1ms response time, 50-8200 adjustable CPI (counts per inch) laser sensor, 30-million click switch, 30g acceleration, customizable LED lighting, 8 programmable buttons, soft-touch coating, and 16 hours of battery life.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/sensei_base.jpg" alt="SteelSeries Sensei and Base" title="SteelSeries Sensei and Base" width="620" height="290" /></p> <p>You can pre-order the Sensei <a href="http://shop.steelseries.com/us/new-arrivals/steelseries-sensei-wireless-laser-mouse.html" target="_blank">direct from SteelSeries</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/steelseries_sensei_wireless_gaming_mouse_now_available_pre-order_2014#comments Hardware mouse Peripherals sensei steelseries News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:00:37 +0000 Paul Lilly 27464 at http://www.maximumpc.com King's Assembly Peripheral Consolidates Mouse, Keyboard, and Joystick http://www.maximumpc.com/kings_assembly_peripheral_consolidates_mouse_keyboard_and_joystick_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/kingsassembly.jpg" alt="King's Assembly" title="King's Assembly" width="228" height="167" style="float: right;" />A device that combines multiple input peripherals into one</h3> <p>You never know what you'll find when browsing Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site that's helped bring <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/oculus_rift_virtual_reality_headset_fetches_11_million_kickstarter_still_28_days_go">Oculus Rift</a>, <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/ouyas_99_android_game_console_raises_28_million_kickstarter_now_needs_direction">Ouya</a>, and <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/leisure_suit_larry_creator_al_lowe_needs_your_help_rebooting_land_lounge_lizards">Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded</a> to fruition. We've also seen a handful of peripherals skate through Kickstarter -- items like the <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/stinky_footboard_controller_skips_past_funding_goal2013">Stinky Footboard Controller</a> and <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/paradise_desk_kickstarter_boasts_more_connections_hollywood_agent2013">Paradise Desk</a>. More recently, <strong>we stumbled upon a unique peripheral called King's Assembly</strong>, and with 51 days still to go, it's already blown past its funding goal.</p> <p>King's Assembly is a computer mouse that's "full of awesome," according to the project's Kickstarter title. More precisely, it's an input peripheral that attempts to consolidate a high-precision laser mouse, full mechanical keyboard, and analog joystick. Part of the reason for its existence is to help gamers save time from having to go from the mouse to the keyboard.</p> <p>"We challenged ourselves to find a way to move a mouse quickly and accurately without using fingers or thumbs. We designed a contoured palm rest that comfortably anchors your palm and enables you to drive the mouse without moving a single digit," <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70308014/kings-assembly-a-computer-mouse-full-of-awesome?ref=home_location" target="_blank">developer Solid Art Labs explains</a>. "The palm rest is designed to allow unobstructed movement of your fingers and thumb while still providing enough leverage in all directions to maintain precise mouse control."</p> <p>There are 30 keys for each hand, each outfitted with Cherry ML keyswitches (the team is investigating the use of Cherry MX) for tactile feedback and silent operation. It has a QWERTY layout by default, though you can switch to DVORAK and other setups with the click of a button.</p> <p>You have the option of owning King's Assembly for just one hand, either left ("Strategist") or right ("Elementist"), or you can use two and interconnect them with a 4-wire cable. Each side houses a 9800 optical laser sensor, and if you use both, the motion from each laser will be added together and show up as a single pointer input on the screen.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70308014/kings-assembly-a-computer-mouse-full-of-awesome/widget/video.html" width="620" height="465" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"> </iframe></p> <p>The project has already surpassed its $20,000 funding goal. At $50,000, the team will refine the design, and at $100,000, it will incorporate "souped-up programming." At $150,000 there will be a styling package with backlighting, and should the project reach $250,000 or more, it will go wireless.</p> <p>Give it a glance and let us know in the comments section what you think!</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/kings_assembly_peripheral_consolidates_mouse_keyboard_and_joystick_2014#comments Hardware joystick keyboard kickstarter king's assembly mouse Peripherals News Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:06:27 +0000 Paul Lilly 27292 at http://www.maximumpc.com Roccat Readies a Product Blitz of PC Gaming Peripherals for CES 2014 http://www.maximumpc.com/roccat_readies_product_blitz_pc_gaming_peripherals_ces_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/roccat_kave.jpg" alt="Roccat Kave" title="Roccat Kave" width="228" height="158" style="float: right;" />Peripheral maker plans to show some love to PC gamers</h3> <p>PC gaming is not only alive and well as we kickstart a brand new year, it's also the primary focus of some peripheral makers. That includes Roccat, a company based out of Germany that's been increasing its focus on the U.S. market with a variety of hardware aimed at gamers. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week, <strong>Roccat will showcase</strong> a number of new gaming products.</p> <p>"2014 will be a phenomenal year for PC gaming -- so much is changing at the moment and Roccat is about to prove its role as the industry's leader in technology and innovation once more. With the products coming up next year we will be able to provide a whole ecosystem fo PC gaming," says René Korte, founder and CEO of Roccat.</p> <p>It gives us warm fuzzies to see companies as excited about PC gaming as we are. More than just lip service, Roccat plans to showcase several new headsets, including hte Kave XTD 5.1 Analog, Kave XTD Stereo, and Kave XTD 5.1 Digital with a built-in premium 5.1 soundcard and Bluetooth pairing functionality.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/ryos_tkl_pro.jpg" alt="Roccat Ryos TKL Pro" title="Roccat Ryos TKL Pro" width="620" height="407" /></p> <p>Also slated for a CES debut are a couple of mice -- Kone XTD Optical (6,400 dpi optical sensor) and Kone Pure Military (5,000 dpi optical sensor) -- and two new compact versions of its Ryos mechanical keyboard, the Ryos TKL and Ryos TKL Pro. The compact versions lack a numpad and dedicated macro keys as found on the full size Ryos MK Series.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/roccat_readies_product_blitz_pc_gaming_peripherals_ces_2014#comments ces2014 Gaming Hardware headset kave xtd keyboard kone mouse Peripherals roccat ryos tkl pro News Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:03:47 +0000 Paul Lilly 26989 at http://www.maximumpc.com Mionix Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse Uses Lift Calibration to Optimize Tracking http://www.maximumpc.com/mionix_naos_7000_gaming_mouse_uses_lift_calibration_optimize_tracking <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/mionix_naos_7000.jpg" alt="Mionix Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse" title="Mionix Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse" width="228" height="207" style="float: right;" />This advanced mouse waves a 32-bit ARM processor and 7000 DPI sensor</h3> <p>Mionix isn't a name you hear that all that often in the States, though I tend to perk up when they make an announcement. That's because I played with the company's Naos 8200 mouse a year ago and it quickly became my go-to rodent, at least until my puppy decided it would make a great chew toy. In any event, the Swedish manufacturer of gaming peripherals just another product, the <strong>Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse</strong>.</p> <p>The Naos 7000 is ergonomically designed for right-handed gamers with a shape that's molded for a full palm grip with support for all five fingers. I haven't played with the Naos 7000, but if it's anything like the Naos 8200 -- and the shape looks similar from the pics -- then it's one comfy rodent.</p> <p>Inside is a gaming grade optical sensor that tops out at 7000 DPI. To ensure quick responsiveness, it comes with a new lift off distance (LOD) calibration feature that when combined with Mionix's Surface Quality Analyzer Tool (S.Q.A.T.) will detect the lowest possible LOD with optimized tracking.</p> <p>Other features consist of 7 programmable buttons, mechanical micro-switches, customizable LED lighting system, four layers of soft touch rubber coating for maximum grip, and a 32-bit ARM processor clocked at 32MHz to support all those fancy tracking features.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/80RkkikXe0A" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>The Mionix Naos 7000 is available to <a href="http://mionix.net/products/naos-7000/" target="_blank">pre-order today</a> for $80; it will ship out later this month.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/mionix_naos_7000_gaming_mouse_uses_lift_calibration_optimize_tracking#comments Hardware mionix mouse naos 7000 Peripherals News Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:52:30 +0000 Paul Lilly 26820 at http://www.maximumpc.com Feenix Announces Nascita, a Driver-Free Gaming Mouse with Integrated LCD http://www.maximumpc.com/feenix_announces_nascita_driver-free_gaming_mouse_integrated_lcd2013 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/feenix_nascita.jpg" alt="Feenix Nascita" title="Feenix Nascita" width="228" height="129" style="float: right;" />A mouse for any grip style</h3> <p>Feenix is awfully proud to announce its new Nascita <strong>mouse</strong> for gamers. The highly hyped rodent supposedly offers a "perfect ergonomic feel" no matter how you choose to grip the mouse, whether it's using your palm, claw, or semi-claw. In addition, the Nascita doesn't require any special drivers or software. Just plug it in and you're ready to game with an 8200 dpi laser engine.</p> <p>The mouse also features state of the art Omron switches for sift clicking with a 10 million click lifetime, in-mouse LCD technology, on-the-fly dpi adjustments, and an anti-sweat and anti-slp materals. Interestingly, <a href="http://www.feenixcollection.com/press/en/Nascita2014release.pdf" target="_blank">Feenix says (PDF)</a> the Nascita boasts a grip that "sets in over time, though the company didn't elaborate.</p> <p>Feenix also launched its Dimora mouse pad with a micro textured sufrace design for low friction and smooth glide action. It has a single body structure and internal diamond-shaped pattern.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dgMkQyF_m7w" width="620" height="465" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>The Feenix Nascita gaming mouse and Dimora mouse pad are both available now for $97 and $36, respectively.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/feenix_announces_nascita_driver-free_gaming_mouse_integrated_lcd2013#comments feenix Hardware mouse nascita Peripherals News Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:12:10 +0000 Paul Lilly 26563 at http://www.maximumpc.com Logitech Expands G Line with G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse and Two Mouse Pads http://www.maximumpc.com/logitech_expands_g_line_g602_wireless_gaming_mouse_and_two_mouse_pads <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/logitech_g602.jpg" alt="Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse" title="Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse" width="228" height="176" style="float: right;" />Logitech's G line grows by three</h3> <p>Back in March, Logitech reaffirmed its commitment to PC gaming by announcing a <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/logitechs_g_line_pc_gaming_peripherals_signals_new_era2013"><strong>dedicated G line of accessories</strong></a> for PC gamers. Kicking off the launch were eight new gaming products, including two keyboards, four mice, and two brand new headsets. Fast forward to today and Logitech is once again promoting its G family of peripherals, this time with the introduction of its G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad, and G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad.</p> <p>The G602 is designed to go the distance with up to 250 hours of gaming battery life using two AA batteries in Performance Mode, and up to 1,440 hours in Endurance Mode (sensor is toned down). If you want a lighter rodent and don't mind sacrificing a bit of battery life, you can actually remove one of the batteries and keep on gaming.</p> <p>It also has 11 programmable controls, in-game sensitivity switching between 250 DPI to 2500 DPI, mechanical microswitches that Logitech rates at 20 million clicks, and "Delta Zero" sensor technology for high accuracy cursor control.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gTTmQ7C0-U0" width="620" height="465" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>The <a href="http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g602-wireless-gaming-mouse" target="_blank">Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse</a> is available to pre-order for $80. Also available to pre-order are the <a href="http://gaming.logitech.com/product/g440-hard-gaming-mouse-pad?WT.mc_id=global_news_g440" target="_blank">G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad</a> ($30) and <a href="http://gaming.logitech.com/product/g240-cloth-gaming-mouse-pad?WT.mc_id=global_news_g240" target="_blank">G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad</a> ($20).</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/logitech_expands_g_line_g602_wireless_gaming_mouse_and_two_mouse_pads#comments g240 g440 g602 Gaming Hardware logitech mouse mouse pad Peripherals News Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:59:12 +0000 Paul Lilly 26189 at http://www.maximumpc.com Microsoft Announces Two New Keyboard/Mouse Bundles http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_announces_two_new_keyboardmouse_bundles297 <!--paging_filter--><h3>Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop and Sculpt Comfort Desktop are aimed at uncomfortable office workers</h3> <p>It isn’t uncommon for manufacturers to cite survey results and research findings while launching new products and Microsoft did exactly that on Tuesday, making public the results of a recent survey conducted by its own PC Accessories group in order to make its case for a couple of new PC peripheral bundles — the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop and Sculpt Comfort Desktop.</p> <p>In its <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Features/2013/Aug13/08-13HealthyComputing.aspx">“Healthy Computing” survey</a>, which involved around 5,300 workers across 10 countries,&nbsp; Microsoft found that as many as 89% experience discomfort on the job (85% in the U.S.) and that this adversely affects both their productivity and health. A large part of the problem, according to the survey, stems from the mice and keyboards that they have to use at work, with less than one in three workers reporting that “their external keyboards (24%) and external mice (29%) are ergonomic.”</p> <p><img src="/files/u46168/helthycomputinsurvey.jpg" alt="Microsoft Healthy Computing Survey" title="Microsoft Healthy Computing Survey" width="620" height="370" /></p> <p>So, in order help all these troubled office workers, Microsoft has launched the $79.95 <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/sculpt-ergonomic-desktop/L5V-00001" target="_blank">Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop</a> and the $129.95 <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/sculpt-comfort-desktop/L3V-00001#details" target="_blank">Sculpt Comfort Desktop</a>, both of which are mouse and keyboard bundles.</p> <p>Sculpt Comfort Keyboard, which costs $59.95 when bought alone, has a contoured design, detachable palm rest and split space bar with backspace functionality, all of which combine to afford greater comfort to your forearms, wrists and and palms. The <strong><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/windows_button_hitches_ride_new_mice_models_microsoft2013" target="_blank">Sculpt Comfort Mouse</a></strong>, which usually retails for $39.99, has a right-handed thumb scoop design and features Microsoft’s. </p> <p>The Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop bundle includes the Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and the Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, which retail for $80.95 and $59.95, respectively. The keyboard is best characterized by its split layout “that keeps wrists and forearms in a relaxed position, and a cushioned palm rest that protects against inflammation and repetitive stress injuries.” The Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, as per the official product page, has been designed to “encourage a more natural hand, wrist, and forearm posture.”</p> <p><em>Follow Pulkit on&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none;" href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author">Google+</a></em></p> <p><em>Image Credit: Microsoft<br /></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_announces_two_new_keyboardmouse_bundles297#comments Hardware keyboard microsoft mouse sculpt comfort desktop sculpt ergonomic desktop News Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:12:08 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 26116 at http://www.maximumpc.com