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Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many enthusiasts probably haven’t heard of Tesoro Technology, which is perhaps understandable, since the company is so secretive their web page doesn’t even have an “About Us” section. Apparently based in Milpitas, California, Tesoro started out making mechanical keyboards a few years ago and has since branched out into mice and headsets, all aimed at gamers. Benchmark Reviews has just received their latest product, the RGB-illuminated and programmable Excalibur Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard, so let’s take a look at it!

Thermaltake Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:23A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the consumer mechanical keyboard resurgence matures, vendors are looking for ways to distinguish their products. Thermaltake’s “Tt eSPORTS” division has a new idea for a feature: a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smart keyboard that, in conjunction with an iOS or Android applet on your phone or tablet, tracks and compiles statistics on how you use your keyboard (and your enabled mouse, if you have one) for posting to social media. Benchmark Reviews looks at the Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard in this article.

Inateck AL2011 2-Port USB Car Charger With MFi Lightning Cable
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 12:46P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days most people are longing for USB ports in their cars as most older cars don’t have any or if they do its usually just a single USB charging port. The folks over at Inateck have come up with a 2-Port Car Charger that plugs into your cigarette lighter socket and it has an integrated 3-foot long MFi Lighting cable. This means you can charge three devices from this rapid car charger that has a combined 6.6A / 33 Watt power rating!

Azio MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sun, Jul 19 2015 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last 15 years Azio has made quality peripherals focusing on the aspects of convenience, entertainment, and accessibility. One of their latest foray in the market is the Azio MGK1 mechanical keyboard, featuring an alternative Kailh Switch set contrasted to the more commonly known Cherry MX switches. What really sets this keyboard apart from the rest is its rock-solid durability, the exquisite gun-metal finish, and a streamlined approach to functionality. Before the detailed breakdown of this “Elegantly Fierce” beauty of a keyboard, check out the rather unique feature set.

Logitech G910 Orion Spark @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Jul 17 2015 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Corsair locking in an exclusivity deal on the Cherry RGB key switches for their first year and in general with Cherry switches being on backorder sometimes over a year out it’s no surprise that a lot of the manufactures have been reaching out to other options. Razer uses an MX style knockoff with their specifications, SteelSeries introduced their QS1 switch with their new mechanical keyboard, and Logitech actually introduced their new Romer G switches all the way back in September of last year. Well the G910 that houses the Romer G switches has been extremely popular and only a few weeks ago did we finally get one in to test out. I loved the G710+ but with the G910 changing everything from the ground up I really have no idea what to expect. That said I’m excited to see how the new switches perform and find out if the new design is a good as the changes they have made in their mouse lineup have been.

Inateck AL2011 2-Port USB Car Charger With MFi Lightning Cable Review
     Thu, Jul 16 2015 | 12:49P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days most people are longing for USB ports in their cars as most older cars don’t have any or if they do its usually just a single USB charging port. The folks over at Inateck have come up with a 2-Port Car Charger that plugs into your cigarette lighter socket and it has an integrated 3-foot long MFi Lighting cable. This means you can charge three devices from this rapid car charger that has a combined 6.6A / 33 Watt power rating!

Inateck HB4009 USB Hub Review
     Wed, Jul 15 2015 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever wanted to seamlessly share one keyboard and mouse between two computers while transferring data from your Android phone? Apparently, there is a way.

Steelseries APEX M800 Review @ ocaholic
     Wed, Jul 15 2015 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Apex M800 from Steelseries is the companies flagship model. It features RGB backlight and Steelseries' own mechanical switches. The fact that this keyboard comes with a low profile form factor make it rather special and us curious if it can really convince.

Razer Seiren Pro @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jul 09 2015 | 9:57P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I’m not sure if you guys have noticed, but the streaming market has been growing almost daily. Amazon invested over a billion dollars in buying Twitch last fall and even Google is expanding and doing their own game streaming service. It’s popular with people watching obviously, but that expansion has also meant a lot of people have been streaming, including a lot of the members of our community. We have even been streaming our LAN events as well. Razer recognized this and introduced their own USB desktop microphone the Seiren and more recently they followed that up with the Seiren Pro. Both get a high quality microphone into streamers, artists, and gamers hands. The Pro model does have a few improvements like the built in XLR port for anyone who later wants to move from USB to a proper mixing setup. Well Razer isn’t the only company with microphones focused on streaming and podcasts, so today I’m going to take a look at the Seiren Pro and see what it’s all about.

Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:19P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Keyboard Company has just started to bring in the Matias Tactile Pro and has lots of stock for potential enthusiast buyers. The newer v4 version is featuring re-engineered Matias Click switches compared to v3 and are meant to eliminate the ringing sound of the previous Fukka. Be warned that these are not designed to be silent and their sound is similar to a regular typewriter; however, the typing experience is unique and the product is recommended to people which write a lot of documents or get to work in accounting / do a lot of spreadsheet work. We would not recommend it for gaming purposes (the Quiet Pro is more suitable for that).

Tesoro Excalibur Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jun 16 2015 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We’re looking at an interesting mechanical keyboard from Tesoro: the Excalibur G7NL. Appearing well designed, sporting a uncomplicated design, and catering to gamers who want something simple and solid, the Tesoro Excalibur G7NL has some unique features including full N-Key rollover, extensive lighting effects, and perhaps most notable, a very attractive price of only $90. Let’s delve a bit deeper and see if the Excalibur G7NL can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.”

Tt eSPORTS MetalCaps 38 Piece Mechanical Keycap Set Review
     Tue, Jun 16 2015 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Not too enthusiastic about the look of your mechanical keyboard? Looking for a cool mod? Well, Tt eSPORTS may have the solution for you to add some flavor to your existing keyboard with these metal keycaps. Designed to work with any Cherry MX or Thermaltake certified-style mechanical keys, let’s check out their construction quality and to gain some impressions on what it will actually do for your keyboard, better or worse.”

Oregon Scientific Weather@Home Bluetooth Thermometer
     Sun, Jun 14 2015 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Oregon Scientific is well known for their various weather related devices. With the integration of smart devices into our digital lives it was fairly obvious that they would design a product that can interact with our smart phones and tablets. Using Bluetooth technology the base station of the Oregon Scientific EMR 211 can send weather data to your iOS or Android-based device. "

Tesoro Lobera Supreme Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tesoro are one of the fastest growing names in the gaming market, they have already impressed me with their Kuven 7.1 gaming headset, and now they’re back to try to impress me with their latest gaming keyboard; the Lobera Supreme. Tesoro don’t have the biggest range of products right now, but everything I’ve seen from them over the last year, both professionally as a reviewer and personally as a gamer, have left me thoroughly impressed. With that in mind, I do have high expectations for this keyboard, which Tesoro will have to live up to if they want to have any hope of competing in an already saturated and fiercely competitive market. “Sword of Bravery - Lobera “wolfslayer” is the sword which symbolized power used by Saint Ferdinand III. It has become one of the most famous swords in the history.” The Tesoro Lebera Supreme has been absolutely packed full of features that will appeal to a gaming audience, such as a switchable N-Key rollover function, mechanical switches (plunger style), macro keys, switchable profiles, live macro recording, full colour illumination, multimedia keys, a built-in USB hub and more! Pretty much everything you would expect from a premium grade gaming keyboard. Now I need to put all of this to the test to make sure it’s as good as it sounds.

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Wed, Jun 10 2015 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair K70 is one of the best mechanical gaming keyboards on the market. It has superior build quality, exceptional performance and more; but that’s not good enough for Corsair. Now they have returned with the latest edition of their popular K70 gaming keyboard under their new Corsair Gaming brand name. Corsair Gaming is the latest shift in the industry for Corsair, who in more recent years have been building components and peripherals that have become incredibly popular with the enthusiast PC gaming market. The K70 was and still is a great keyboard, but Corsair have been working closely with the ever popular switch manufacturer Cherry, to work on creating some of the best RGB mechanical switches on the market. Mechanical switch keyboards have been limited to a single LED colour for a long time; this was due to the size of the switch and how the LED was mounted. More LEDs could be added, although they wouldn’t provide uniform lighting performance. Corsair and Cherry think that they’ve cracked the lighting problem with their new clear switches.

G.SKILL at Computex 2015
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 6:19A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is excited to showcase a completely new series of high end gaming peripherals at Computex 2015! The new Ripjaws series gaming peripherals include two mechanical gaming keyboards, a RGB gaming mouse, and two 7.1 surround sound headsets.


Fully Customizable Ripjaws KM780 RGB / MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards
 Available in two lighting flavors, full range RGB and crimson red, the KM780 RGB and KM780 MX are fully loaded mechanical keyboards designed and built with durability and practicality in mind for the ultimate gaming and typing experience. Featuring Cherry MX Red and Brown key switches with 50 million key-press lifecycle and a braided 2.0m USB cable, allows the Ripjaws KM780 series keyboard to last for years of daily usage.
The KM780 RGB and KM780 MX keyboard is capable of storing your settings within onboard memory, so you’ll have a personalized keyboard experience no matter which computer you’re connected to. You can store up to three independent modes of settings on the keyboard, easily switchable via Mode hotkeys (M1-M3), each containing its own lighting patterns, macro setup, timer setting, key delay and repeat rate, polling rate, and various other settings, so you can have a personalized keyboard layout for each different gaming character, in-game skillsets, or special macro shortcuts for different applications. Combined with per-key programmability and per-key lighting options, as well as 6 extra dedicated macro keys, the possibilities are endless with the G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 series mechanical keyboard.


MX780 RGB Gaming Mouse
Designed with the latest technology and customizable to fit your own personal gaming style, the Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse is ambidextrous and features a height-adjustable palm rest and interchangeable side grips to maximize comfort and support for your hand size and grip style.
Constructed with a 32-bit ARM processor, gaming-grade Avago laser sensor, and Omron micro-switches, the MX780 RGB gaming mouse is capable of 1000Hz polling rate, 8200 dpi, tracking up to 150ips, and 30g of acceleration with a durability of 20 million clicks. Up to 5 individual profiles can be stored within the device, each profile with its own sets of customizable RGB lighting across 4 lighting zones and unique settings for 8 fully programmable buttons.
Also included are gaming grade PTFE glide pads, notched scroll wheel design, and 5 programmable dpi steps with color indicator, making the Ripjaws MX780 RGB the ultimate gaming mouse that adapts to you and your gaming style, not the other way around.
G.SKILL Unified Driver System (G.U.D.S.) Software Suite
The unifying backbone to enable full customizability for the Ripjaws series mechanical gaming keyboard and gaming mouse, is the G.SKILL Unified Driver System. An intuitively designed user interface allows you to navigate easily through all the settings, manage stored profiles, and customize each mode for each of your own personal gaming style or application use. From choosing color and lighting patterns, to personalized key functionality, experience the freedom to explore and express your own gaming style. 

Ripjaws SR910 / SV710 7.1 Surround Digital Gaming Headset
Listen to your in-game world expand and come alive on the Ripjaws SR910 in real 7.1 surround sound through 10 discrete audio drivers, or on the Ripjaws SV710 in virtual 7.1 surround sound powered by Dolby Pro Logic IIx through dual 50mm drivers.

Dive into a distraction-free audio experience with a circumaural earcup design, immerse yourself in high-precision positional audio with Xear 3D technology, and enjoy extended gaming sessions in comfortable leatherette lined ear pads. When working with teammates, the built-in ENC (environmental noise cancellation) microphone analyzes and reduces background noise for crystal clear voice communication. Complete with an instant-access in-line control and a full audio control software suite that includes a 10-band equalizer and customizable surround sound speaker positioning, the ultimate audio gaming experience is within reach.

The G.SKILL Ripjaws series gaming gear will be available in 2015 Q3 and detail pricing will be announced soon.


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