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November 14, 2017

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Now Dust and Water Resistant

Although much of the focus lately has been on Razer’s recently launched Phone, Razer’s bread and butter still remains their peripherals lineup. Today, Razer is announcing that they’re revamping the Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard by now adding improved dust and water resistance.

The newest Razer Blackwidow Ultimate now features an IP54 water and dust resistance rating thanks to its improved Razer Green switches which now feature a wall around the switch to prevent water and dust from entering. Aside from the new water and dust resistance, the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate retains all the features of the previous models including [...]

 
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October 20, 2017

Razer Whips Out Kiyo and Seiren X Microphone and Camera for Streamers

Razer today launched two new peripherals dedicated to streamers: the Razer Kiyo camera and the Razer Siren X microphone.

Razer Kiyo

The Razer Kiyo camera aims to solve the problem of streamer’s faces not getting enough light. By attaching a ring light around the camera, it offers an effective, hassle free way of making the streamer more visible.

The camera has a 4MP sensor and can record video at up to 1080p at 30fps, or still images at 2,688x1520p. The field of view is a narrow-ish at 81.6°, but that’s more than enough for most stationary streamers. The Kiyo sits on a L-shaped joint that attaches to your monitor or an optional [...]

 
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October 20, 2017

Razer Updates Electra V2 Headset Bringing High End Features to the Mainstream

Razer has just added the Electra V2 and Electra V2 USB gaming headsets to its peripherals repertoire, bringing many features previously reserved for premium headsets down to the mainstream crowd.

The Razer Electra V2 and V2 USB are both equipped with a pair of custom 40mm Neodymium drivers mounted on a sturdy unibody aluminum frame. Both the earcups and the suspension headrest is padded with plush leatherette cushions. A removable boom mic can be easily stored away when not in use. Volume and mic mute has been integrated directly into the earcup for added convenience.

The Razer Electra V2 uses a unified mic and audio 3.5mm plug for [...]

 
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October 18, 2017

Corsair Premium PBT Double-Shot Keycaps Now Available

Corsair produces some of the finest gaming keyboards on the market and today they’re also getting into the market of producing some of the finest keycaps as well.

Corsair’s new double-shot PBT keycaps blends the exquisite double-shot printing technique with premium PBT plastic. Unlike most keyboards which use ABS keycaps that tend to shine after prolonged use, PBT is a harder plastic that holds its shape better and will stay looking fresh for years.

Double-shot keyprints layers two different colored plastics on top of one another, with the bottom layer seeping through the top layer to form the keyprints. Double-shot [...]

 
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October 18, 2017

Cherry Announces Gentix Silent Mouse Designed for Quiet Environments

Mouse click sounds aren’t an issue when you’re alone, but they may be annoying when you’re seated close to a co-worker or working in a public space such as a library. Cherry’s new Gentix Silent mouse aims to solve that problem.

Unlike your typical mouse, the Cherry Gentix Silent uses a new Cherry silent switch that eliminates the sound of button clicks. It comes equipped with a 1,000DPI optical sensor, which may not be enough for gamers, but more than enough for office or library work. The ergonomic, symmetrical design is suitable for ambidextrous use and its flat, compact profile also makes it easier to lug around, although you’ll [...]

 
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October 17, 2017

Razer Releases Updated Blade Stealth Laptop And Razer Core V2 Graphics Dock

Razer refreshed its Blade Stealth laptop with Intel’s 8th Gen quad-core mobile processors, bringing more performance while retaining battery life.

The Razer Blade Stealth laptop now uses Intel’s Core i7-8550U quad-core mobile CPU. Despite being a quad-core part, the i7-8550U has the same TDP as the previous generation dual-core mobile CPUs. This enables it to be fitted into thinner devices all the while doubling the thread count. Users can expect vastly improved multi-threaded and multi-tasking performance with excellent battery life.

Other aspects of the hardware remain unchanged. The Razer Blade Stealth still features a 13.3″ QHD [...]

 
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October 10, 2017

Patriot Launches RGB LED Gaming Mousepad

Patriot adds more shine to its peripheral lineup with an RGB LED gaming mouse pad.

The Patriot Viper mouse pad is lined with a strip of LEDs around its borders. There are six effects to choose from, and the LEDs are configurable through a control switch on the USB cable. The cable can be detached for easy storage.

The Viper mouse pads self measures 13.9″ W 9.5″ L. The surface is composed of polymer, good for speedy mouse movements. Rubber backing prevents the mouse pad from shifting while gaming.

The Patriot Viper gaming mouse pad is available now for $59.99 at Patriot store. The mouse pad is covered with a two-year warranty.

 
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September 29, 2017

SteelSeries Launches Sub-$50 Apex 150 Gaming Keyboard

Water and electronics don’t mix, unless you own the new SteelSeries Apex 150 gaming keyboard. The new budget-friendly keyboard from SteelSeries is designed for the klutz in mind, and can shrug off splashes like a champ.

Priced at just $49.99, the SteelSeries Apex 150 is built using high-tension membrane switches which the company says will provide a tactile key feel and quiet operation. Switches are rated to last 20 million clicks. The SteelSeries Apex 150 is also equipped with numerous gaming features such as advanced anti-ghosting, 24-key rollover, and programmable RGB lighting.

The SteelSeries Apex 150 is available now via [...]

 
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September 26, 2017

SteelSeries Announces Rival 110 Gaming Mouse with TrueMove1 Optical Sensor

Last month, SteelSeries introduced the Rival 310 and Sensei 310 carrying what SteelSeries claims to be their most accurate and superior gaming mouse sensor, the TrueMove3, a new gaming mouse sensor developed in partnership with PixArt delivering true 1:1 tracking.

In an effort to appeal to the more budget conscious consumers, SteelSeries is now also introducing the new Rival 110 featuring the new TrueMove 1 sensor. Like the TrueMove 3 sensor, the TrueMove 1 sensor features true 1:1 tracking, but has a 7,200 CPI and 240 IPS tracking compared to the TrueMove 3 sensor’s 12,000 CPI and 350+ IPS tracking. Additional features of the Rival 110 include six [...]

 
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September 25, 2017

HyperX Launches Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset with Dual Chamber Design

Kingston Technology’s HyperX brand today announced the availability of its HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset.

The new HyperX Cloud Alpha continues the lineage of the immensely popular HyperX Cloud series of gaming headsets with a proprietary new technology which HyperX believes will help significantly improve audio quality.

Though Cloud Alpha uses the same 50mm neodymium drivers as the Cloud II, HyperX has taken steps to produce a more balanced audio playback by adding in a second chamber in the earcup. Dubbed the HyperX Dual Chamber technology, the second chamber allows the bass to be tuned separately from the highs and mids, preventing it [...]

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