mouse en Satechi Announces Ultra Affordable Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/satechi_edge.jpg" alt="Satechi Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse" title="Satechi Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse" width="228" height="145" style="float: right;" />A gaming rodent without the premium price tag</h3> <p>Want to increase the value of your product? Call it a "gaming" device and it's suddenly worth much more than your original asking price. Or so it seems when shopping for peripherals like keyboards, headsets, and mice. However, not all so-called gaming products carry top-shelf price tags<strong> -- Satechi just announced the immediate availability of its Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse</strong> for $20 MSRP.</p> <p>The Edge sports a "Gaming Mode" that allows users to press the "Turbo Button" to double-click with just one keystroke, in case that's of use in the games you play. There's also a "Video Control Mode" that might come in handy when not playing games. What it does is change the functions into play/pause, fast forward/backtrack, and the clear screen buttons with a single click, while the scroll wheel adjusts the volume.</p> <p>There are 7 buttons in all. Other features include an optical sensor with an on-the-fly adjustable DPI (800, 1600, 2400, or 4000), up to 500Hz polling rate, 20G of acceleration, a grooved grip, four LED colors depending on the DPI selected (red, green, purple, or blue), and up to 36 months of battery life (via two AA batteries).</p> <p>The Satechi Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse can be found and purchased today on <a href="" target="_blank">Satechi's website</a> and through <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> edge Gaming Hardware mouse Peripherals satechi News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:58:04 +0000 Paul Lilly 28763 at Roccat Starts Shipping Tyon Gaming Mouse <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/roccat_tyon_1.jpg" alt="Roccat Tyon" title="Roccat Tyon" width="228" height="189" style="float: right;" />The first PC rodent with a dorsal fin</h3> <p><strong>Roccat on Tuesday announced the global availability of its "Tyon All Action Gaming" mouse</strong> (just "Tyon" from here on out), which unlike any previous mouse you've ever owned, it brings a dorsal fin design to the LAN party. According to Roccat, the Tyon represents an evolution of the gaming mouse and is a "true game changer." In other words, the hype is strong with this one.</p> <p>The uniquely designed Tyon features several subtle design deviations from standard gaming mice. One of them is the X-Celerator, a two-way analog stick that allows gamers to throttle, sprint, rotate tank turrets, and more right from the Tyon. This is supposed to come in particularly hand during FPS gaming.</p> <p>Regarding the dorsal fin, it's a two-click button placed behind the mouse wheel to provide comfortable mid-finger action for increased functionality. Using it allows for rapid and instinctive control, Roccat says.</p> <p>Other featues include an 8200 DPI laser sensor, 16 programmable buttons plus a dedicated Easy-Shift[+] button, onboard 32-bit processor and 576KB of memory for rapid macro storage and execution, tracking and distance control unit, and a customizable two-level lighting system.</p> <p>The Tyon is available now for $100 MSRP online and at Best Buy.</p> <p><iframe src="//" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Gaming Hardware mouse Peripherals roccat tyon News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:01:19 +0000 Paul Lilly 28636 at Razer Launches DeathAdder Chroma Mouse with Upgraded Sensor and Multi-Color Lighting <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/deathadder_chroma.jpg" alt="Razer DeathAdder Chroma" title="Razer DeathAdder Chroma" width="228" height="158" style="float: right;" />DeathAdder mouse evolves</h3> <p>One of my favorite mice of all time is Razer's original DeathAdder. Back before I wore the thing out, it felt comfortable, was lightweight and responsive, and didn't overburden me with too many buttons. Just an all-around solid mouse that Razer claims is still the best-selling gaming rodent since it was released in 2006. Fast forward to today and the original is now better than ever -- <strong>Razer just announced the DeathAdder Chroma</strong>, essentially a tweaked version of the original with a higher DPI and fancy lights.</p> <p>Like the original, the DeathAdder Chroma is ergonomically designed for right-handed users (Razer went on to offer a left-handed version of the original, so perhaps that's in the cards here as well). It has textured rubber side grips, five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, 200 inches per second/50g acceleration, 1,000Hz Ultrapolling, and a 7-foot braided fiber cable.</p> <p>What's new to this version, however, is an upgraded 10,000 DPI optical sensor (up from 6,400 in the original) that can track lift-off distance as precise as 1mm on most surfaces, and Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options.</p> <p>The DeathAdder Chroma is <a href="" target="_blank">available now for $70</a> direct from Razer.</p> <p><iframe src="//" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> deathadder chroma Gaming Hardware mouse Peripherals razer News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:50:46 +0000 Paul Lilly 28592 at Corsair Gaming: A New Brand Designation for Gamer-Centric Peripherals <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/k95_rgb.jpg" alt="Corsair Gaming K95 RGB" title="Corsair Gaming K95 RGB" width="228" height="146" style="float: right;" />Watch out Razer, here comes Corsair Gaming</h3> <p>Call it a marketing play if you will, but <strong>Corsair is determined to demonstrate its commitment to PC gamers by creating a new division called Corsair Gaming</strong>. It's under this new title that Corsair will release new and rebranded peripherals for gamers, starting with three RGB keyboards (K95 RGB, K70 RGB, and K65 RGB), two RGB mice (M65 RGB in black or white color options), and a pair of headsets (H1500 and H1500).</p> <p>"For 20 years, Corsair has equipped gamers with high performance, precision hardware to build their dream PCs. Corsair Gaming now introduces new ways for PC gamers to optimize how they play," said Andy Paul, Corsair President and CEO. "We’ve brought together our engineering expertise and our passion for gaming to build a line of products that delivers performance, customized for however you play."</p> <p>The RGB keyboards headline the new Corsair Gaming brand. All three use only German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches available in red, blue, or brown (K65 RGB only comes with Cherry MX red key switches). They also sport aircraft-grade aluminum baseplates. So, what's the difference between the three? The K65 RGB features a standard keyboard layout and media keys; the K70 RGB sports a compact design with the number pad removed and media keys removed; and the flagship K95 RGB offers an additional arry of 18 dedicated macro keys and dedicated media keys.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/m65_rgb.jpg" alt="Corsair Gaming M65 RGB" title="Corsair Gaming M65 RGB" width="620" height="271" /></p> <p>Corsair's M65 RGB mice come housed in a durable aluminum unibody chassis and feature an 8,200 DPI, Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks, and adjustable weight system, and eight "strategically" placed buttons, including a sniper button.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/corsair_gaming_headsets.jpg" alt="Corsair Gaming H2100 and H1500" title="Corsair Gaming H2100 and H1500" width="620" height="377" /></p> <p>As for the headsets, the H2100 is a wireless solution and the H1500 comes with a cord. Otherwise, both purport to offer Dolby 7.1 surround sound and have 50mm neodymium drivers, micro-fiber wrapped memory foam earpads, and unidirectional noise-cancelling microphones.</p> <p>Pricing breaks down as follows (MSRP shown):</p> <ul> <li>K95 RGB: $190</li> <li>K70 RGB: $170</li> <li>K65 RGB: $150 (available only at Best Buy in the U.S.; other retailers worldwide)</li> <li>M65 RGB (white or black): $70</li> <li>H2100: 100</li> <li>H1500: $80</li> </ul> <p>You can find out more at <a href="" target="_blank">Corsair Gaming's website</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> corsair gaming h1500 h2100 Hardware headset k65 rgb k70 rgb k95 rgb keyboard m65 rgb mouse Peripherals News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:12:57 +0000 Paul Lilly 28579 at Tesoro Injects Shrike Laser Gaming Mouse with a Higher DPI, More Color Options <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/shrike.jpg" alt="Shrike" title="Shrike" width="228" height="151" style="float: right;" />Upgraded rodent now features an 8200 DPI laser sensor</h3> <p>Gaming peripheral maker <strong>Tesoro went back and updated its Shrike Laser Gaming Mouse with a few improvements</strong>, including an upgraded 8200 DPI sensor (up from 5600 DPI). The updated Shrike also features an updated programmable software UI, improved RGB LED lighting, and new color options. There are now five color choices for the Shrike to match your setup -- black, orange, white, yellow, and brushed silver.</p> <p>Never heard of the Shrike? It's a rodent designed mostly for first person shooter fans. It has 128kb of built-in memory, an adjustable weight system, 8 fully programmable and independent buttons, high-speed motion detection and acceleration, 1,000Hz Ultrapolling, shooting speed control, rubberized thumb grip, and an adjustable full color LED.</p> <p>With the updated software, Tesoro says its easier than before the customize and program the Shrike, both in terms of its LED lighting and creating macros.</p> <p>No word on price or availability, though as a point of reference, the original Shrike (H2L) goes for about $50 street. If searching for the newer model, look for model number <a href="" target="_blank">TS-H2LV2</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Hardware mouse Peripherals shrike tesoro News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:45:22 +0000 Paul Lilly 28559 at Roccat Breeds Nyth Modular Gaming Mouse and Skeltr Keyboard with Smartphone Stand <!--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="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Gaming Hardware keyboard mouse nyth Peripherals roccat skeltr News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:01:46 +0000 Paul Lilly 28292 at Logitech’s G402 Hyperion Fury is the Speedy Gonzalez of Gaming Mice <!--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="" 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="" target="_blank">Logitech G402 is available to pre-order</a> now for $60 and will begin shipping in August.</p> <p><iframe src="//" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> g402 hyperion fury Gaming Hardware logitech mouse Peripherals News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:25:12 +0000 Paul Lilly 28265 at SteelSeries Rolls Out Rival Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse <!--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="" 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="" target="_blank">accepting pre-orders</a> for the Dota 2 mouse, which runs $70 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Gaming Hardware mouse Peripherals rival dota 2 edition steelseries News Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:42:19 +0000 Paul Lilly 28171 at Roccat Rolls Out Military Themed Kone Pure Mouse and Sense Mousepad <!--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="" 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="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Hardware kone pure military mouse mousepad Peripherals roccat sense News Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:22:49 +0000 Paul Lilly 28034 at Asus Expands ROG Collection at Computex <!--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="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> asus Hardware keyboard monitor motherboard mouse Republic of Gamers ROG News Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:54:15 +0000 Paul Lilly 27929 at Roccat's 'Tyon' Reveal is a Gaming Mouse with 16 Programmable Buttons <!--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="">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="//" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Gaming Hardware mouse Peripherals roccat tyon News Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:42:18 +0000 Paul Lilly 27924 at Razer's Taipan Gaming Mouse is Now Available in White <!--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="" 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="" target="_blank">Raizer Taipan</a> is available now in white or black for $80 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Hardware mouse Peripherals razer taipain white News Thu, 01 May 2014 15:50:46 +0000 Paul Lilly 27729 at Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Packs a Customizable 12,000 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="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> g502 proteus core Gaming Hardware logitech mouse Peripherals News Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:33:49 +0000 Paul Lilly 27584 at SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Now Available to Pre-Order <!--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="" target="_blank">direct from SteelSeries</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Hardware mouse Peripherals sensei steelseries News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:00:37 +0000 Paul Lilly 27464 at King's Assembly Peripheral Consolidates Mouse, Keyboard, and Joystick <!--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="">Oculus Rift</a>, <a href="">Ouya</a>, and <a href="">Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded</a> to fruition. We've also seen a handful of peripherals skate through Kickstarter -- items like the <a href="">Stinky Footboard Controller</a> and <a href="">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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Hardware joystick keyboard kickstarter king's assembly mouse Peripherals News Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:06:27 +0000 Paul Lilly 27292 at