According to a recent announcement, Logitech acquired Saitek from gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz Interactive at the tune of $13 Million cash.
Saitek, who specializes in joysticks for flight simulators, wheels for farming simulators, and racing wheels for racing simulators, is expected to be a perfect complement to Logitech’s existing gaming peripherals lineup.
Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech said: “We’re pleased with this tuck-in acquisition of the Saitek product portfolio. The Saitek product line complements our market-leading portfolio of Logitech G gaming products, including simulation products like [...]
Razer’s ManO’ War headset which launched back in April has quickly become one of the most popular wireless gaming headsets of this year, but for those who aren’t interested in wireless, Razer is now offering a wired option in the Razer Man O’War 7.1.
Built on the same platform as the original ManO’War, the ManO’War 7.1 utilizes powerful 50mm drivers combined with a new USB digital-to-analog converter for crisp, outstanding audio. The unit also has a retractable MEMS boom microphone which allows the microphone to be retracted out of sight when not in use.
For multiplatform gamers, the Razer ManO’War 7.1 is [...]
After recently launching their Mechanical Keybard Case for the iPad Pro using all new low profile mechanical switches, Razer recently announced the new Ornata gaming keyboard armed with Razer’s new Mecha-Membrane switches.
According to Razer, their new Mecha-Membrane switches are a hybrid between the typical membrane switch and the mechanical switch.
Designed to combine the most desirable traits of membrane rubber dome design with the merits of mechanical keyboard technology, the Razer Mecha-Membrane delivers both a soft, cushioned touch and a crisp, tactile click with each keystroke.
Along with the new [...]
If you’ve been itching to buy a Razer FireFly mousepad to spruce up your gaming environment, but aren’t interested in one with a hard surface, you may be in luck as Razer recently announced the FireFly Cloth Edition, which features a textured weave cloth surface for the perfect balance between speed and control.
Aside from the new cloth surface, the FireFly Cloth is still the same mousepad as the original FireFly we all know and love sporting all the features of a Chroma enabled device including 16.8 million color options, multiple lighting effects, and compatibility with other Chroma enabled devices.
The Razer FireFly Cloth is currently [...]
Corsair has been one of the most popular mechanical keyboard manufacturers on the market and are looking to continue their market leadership by making their full range of LUX keyboards available worldwide.
Previously launched in the US in April, the K70 LUX, K70 LUX RGB and the K65 LUX RGB complement the highly popular K70 RGB and K65 RGB mechanical keyboards. New features on the LUX series keyboards include a new large font on laser etched keycaps for brighter, easier to see backlighting, an improved RGB lighting controller (LUX RGB only), and a USB passthrough port.
Aside from these new features, the LUX models will still retain [...]
Following Sennheiser’s launch of the GSP 300 gaming headset, Sennheiser is also launching the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO gaming audio amplifiers.
Key features of the Sennheiser GSX 1000 include an onboard DAC (Digital to Analog Converter), Sennheiser’s new Binaural Rendering Engine 7.1 virtual surround sound, and double USB Enumeration to allow separate control of game and communication audio streams.
“These new audio amplifiers draw on Sennheiser’s full expertise in professional audio to give gamers a competitive edge when playing at the limits,” explains Andreas Jessen, Product Manager Gaming, Sennheiser Communications A/S. [...]
Professional audio vendor Sennheiser recently announced the launch of the new GSP 300 gaming headset at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, making it the first headset in Sennheiser’s new gaming design range of gaming headsets.
Supporting PC Mac, PS4 and Xbox One, the new Sennheiser GSP 300 will feature a closed acoustic design, a broadcast quality microphone and memory foam ear pads which Sennheiser claims will “enhance every gaming session with even greater clarity and realism”. Sennheiser has also built the GSP 300 with durability in mind using high quality materials and backing the headset with a 2 year international [...]
In a recent blog post from Cherry GmbH, they recently confirmed that “Cherry MX Yellow” switches available through some online sellers are fake or partially fake.
The fake switches may be using Cherry MX Black housing which explains why the housing itself bears the “Cherry” name and logo, but the original stem has been removed and replaced with a yellow one (and likely the internals as well). Cherry has no idea where these switches came from, but has confirmed that they don’t manufacture yellow stem switches and have no plans to do so in the future. Any official switches manufactured by Cherry can be found on the Cherry [...]
Several years ago, Razer developed and adopted their own mechanical keyboard switches for their mechanical keyboard lineup. While Razer switches gave Razer far more control over their product and likely helped reduce costs in the process, Razer’s switches still largely imitated the designs of Cherry MX switches and aside from the switches being called Razer switches, it didn’t offer much benefit for the consumer.
Capitalizing on their switch development experience however, Razer recently introduced their new ultra-low profile switch which is designed to carry the same click and tactile feel of a Razer Green switch, but comes in [...]
Razer recently announced pre-order availability of their new Razer Abyssus V2 gaming mouse which is an update to the popular Abyssus gaming mouse.
Designed for the entry level, the Razer Abyssus V2 now packs several new features over its predecessor including a new 5,000 DPI optical sensor, contoured grooves on the main mouse buttons for more control, dedicated button for cycling DPI settings, and rubberized side grips for better control during gameplay. As with most products in Razer’s lineup, Razer has also added backlighting, but since this is an entry level product, backlighting will only be limited to three colors rather than the full RGB [...]
For E3 2016, Razer took the wraps off their shiny new Naga Hex V2 MOBA gaming mouse which has a redesigned button layout, new aesthetics, and an updated sensor.
The biggest change to the Razer Naga Hex V2 is that it now has seven side buttons arranged in a ring rather than six from the original Naga Hex. At the center of the keys is a raised island with extra coarse thumb grip on top.
The shell also received an upgrade to the new matte black finish that graces most of Razer’s new peripherals lineup.
Each of the buttons is programmable by the user through the Razer Synapse software. For those who just want to jump into the [...]
Ducky unveiled its Ducky Shine 6 mechanical keyboard at Computex this year with a brand new theme.
The Ducky Shine 6 is the first Ducky keyboard to incorporate a mouse bungee. The bungee can be attached on either sides of the keyboard depending on the user’s hand dominance. The rubber feet has been overhauled as well. On the Shine 5, the elevator feet detaches with a twist. In the Shine 6 the feet inserts into the base. The Ducky rep explained that this improves stability.
The aesthetics of the keyboard evolved as well. The top portion now features grill-like fins, we aren’t sure if these are just for a fresh look or have any [...]