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March 14, 2017

HyperX Launches Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset Powered by Dolby Headphone Technology

HyperX, the performance and gaming brand of Kingston Technology, recently launched the new HyperX Cloud Revolver S, the newest headset in HyperX’s lineup of gaming headsets.

A headset we first saw at CES earlier this year, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S is based on HyperX’s Cloud Revolver which we reviewed previously, but now includes several improvements to make it better than its non-S counterpart. The primary feature is the inclusion of a dongle that features Dolby Headphone technology which delivers Dolby preset audio profiles with a touch of a button. The new headset also features 50mm drivers, a noise cancelling microphone, memory foam earpads, a new [...]

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March 7, 2017

Logitech Unveils G Pro Mechanical Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard Designed for Competitive Gamers

Looking for a new tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard to take your game to the next level? It’s your lucky day. In a recent announcement, Logitech is unveiling the Logitech G Pro, a new mechanical keyboard designed for competitive gamers in mind.

Featuring Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches (quiet, tactile) and a tenkeyless form factor, the Logitech G Pro was created in collaboration with input from professional eSports athletes. As a result, the Logitech G Pro is small and compact for easy travel while reinforced with a high strength steel backplate for better stability and rigidity. Additional features of the keyboard include the all [...]

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March 1, 2017

Oculus Rift + Touch Gets Massive Pricecut, Bundle Now Priced at $598

With development of games, productivity, shopping, social media, and other applications for VR growing by the day, there is no doubt that VR is on track to becoming the next big thing in tech. However, the biggest barrier to the “real VR”, aka VR on PC, is the pricetag of entry. In addition to the hefty price of a brand new VR headset from Oculus or HTC, you also need a PC that can handle VR which unfortunately is a huge turn-off for many looking to get into VR for the first time.

However, in a new announcement at GDC, Oculus looks to change at least the price of entry for their lineup of VR headsets and accessories as they’ve recently announced that [...]

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February 25, 2017

Razer Issues Warning Regarding Scam Emails

Razer recently sent out a warning to its users in regards to fake e-mails containing malware disguised as a fake sponsorship email from Razer.

The fake e-mail offers an invalid sponsorship from Razer. Upon clicking the link provided in the e-mail, the link will redirect its victim to a malware application.

One tell-tale sign of a fake e-mail is that it comes from a Gmail account instead of an official Razer e-mail account. The e-mail is also riddled with grammatical and spelling errors.

Razer stresses that it does not send out sponsorship deals via e-mail. Streamers who are interested in applying for Razer’s sponsorship program can sign up at [...]

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February 8, 2017

CES 2017: Patriot Adds New Peripherals, SD Cards to Product Lineup

Patriot had more than a few cool new products to show at their suite at CES this year. Not only is it looking to improve its line of peripherals, it’s also expanding mobile storage solutions for the ever increasing volume of HD media content.

 

Patriot V730 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The V730 is Patriot’s new budget-friendly mechanical gaming keyboard. It features Khail Brown switches, an aluminum front plate, red LED backlighting, and an attached wrist rest. Users can choose between 6 levels of brightness and 6 lighting settings.

Although targets the budget consumer market with a price of under $70, the keyboard feels like it’s [...]

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February 7, 2017

Rosewill Announces RK-9300 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Rosewill has just announced the availability of its RK-9300 mechanical gaming keyboard.

The Rosewill RK-9300 offers a budget friendly alternative to Rosewill RK-9000 RGB V2. Priced at just $99, the RK-9300 comes with the choice of either Cherry MX Blue or Cherry MX Brown switches. Backlighting will be restricted to blue, but a variety of effects can be set to spice things up.

Its low-profile caseless chassis will be covered with an anodized aluminum plate. Rosewill touts that the plate is “military grade” and that it “offers maximum durability for heavy game battles.” Other features include true NKRO, 100% anti-ghosting, and triple-route [...]

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February 7, 2017

Logitech Releases BRIO 4K Webcam, Their Best Webcam Ever

Logitech recently announced the BRIO, a new webcam that sets a new bar for Logitech webcams.

As Logitech’s best webcam to date, the BRIO features a 13MP sensor capable of recording at 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps or 60fps, or 720p @ 30fps,60fps, or 90fps, delivering ultimate clarity and smoothness in a multitude of applications. Whether it be video conferencing, streaming, or Skyping with family, the BRIO will ensure a visually pleasing experience backed by their RightLight 3 HDR system, automatic contrast adjustment, 5x digital zoom, and up to 90 degrees field of view to allow for a clear image in various environments.

“Logitech has been delivering [...]

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January 30, 2017

Razer Acquires Nextbit Systems, Prepares Possible Entry into the Smartphone Market

Razer has been doing some serious shopping lately first acquiring famous audio company THX in late 2016 and according to a recent announcement, they’ve also picked up yet another company, Nextbit Systems Inc.

Nextbit, the company behind the popular cloud connected Robin smartphone, quickly saw a lot of success with the Robin which was a decent mid-range smartphone with a pricetag of just $299 and could be regularly found during the holidays for under $200.

As a part of the acquisition, Nextbit will halt all sales of its Robin smartphone however, will continue honoring warranties for 6 more months, and will continue offering software updates and [...]

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January 30, 2017

Review: Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Upgrading the Classic

Back in 2014, Razer launched their BlackWidow Ultimate Chroma mechanical keyboard which was an instant hit at the time as little competition in the space along with the fact that the BlackWidow Chroma was actually a great mechanical keyboard helped propel it to being one of the most popular gaming keyboards in Razer’s lineup.

Since then, Razer has launched several other Chroma based products including the BlackWidow TE Chroma and BlackWidow X Chroma, leaving the popular BlackWidow Chroma without any updates for the past few years, until now.

As an update to one of Razer’s most popular mechanical keyboards, the recently launched [...]

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January 24, 2017

Razer Announces New BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Adds Yellow Switch Option

Razer’s BlackWidow Chroma mechanical gaming keyboard is one of our favorite mechanical gaming keyboards here at Custom PC Review and it looks like Razer is giving it a minor update for 2017.

As a minor update, Razer is for the most part keeping the design of the V2 version of the keyboard the same as the original except it will now feature a magnetic wrist-rest which should help make the keyboard a bit more comfortable for long typing or gaming sessions. Razer will also debut a new switch option as well which will be their new Razer Yellow switch, a linear switch with 45g of actuation force similar in specs to the Cherry MX Red switch.

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