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COUGAR Announces the Launch of the 450 Series

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE 450 SERIES November 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, one of the world’s leading gaming gear brands, announces today the arrival of two new and attractive products to the gaming peripherals market: COUGAR 450K Gaming Keyboard and COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse. 450K is a Hybrid Mechanical gaming keyboard that brings gamers a wide range of functions within an attractive splash-proof design. 450K’s hybrid mechanical switches provides a tactile feedback and a durability similar to those of high end mechanical keyboards, and its functionality is everything one would expect from a gaming keyboard: macros, function remapping and many other options allow gamers to adapt the keyboard to their own preferences. When it comes to its external design, 450K features a three color backlight that will allow the user to easily know which of the three gaming profiles stored on board is currently being used. The impressive Splash-proof design further enhances this gaming keyboard’s durability, keeping it safe from accidental liquid spills and making it ridiculously easy to clean. This comes all within an aesthetically pleasing rugged design that will look great in your desktop. 450M does not fall behind, being an incredibly capable gaming device. This 5000 DPI optical gaming mouse sports an impressive ambidextrous design that will allow anybody to enjoy it, irrespective of their hand of preference. With an excellent gaming sensor and quick responses, t...


Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse

Introduction We’ve seen several mice from Swedish company Mionix, and we’ve been impressed. The Naos remains one of the most comfortable mice I’ve ever grasped (admittedly, it’s my go-to daily mouse of choice), and we’ve seen models from Mionix that sport minor differences and improvements along the way. Why mess with a winning formula, it seems. One of the differences is certainly in terms of cost. It should come as no surprise that everyone doesn’t necessarily want to splurge for the flagship Naos, and for those who want the quality and features but a more affordable price tag, the Mionix Castor is what we’re looking at today. The Castor is a right-handed mouse, and while it captures the shapely essence of the vaunted Naos, it also seems to share some lineage from the impressive Avior, creating a subtle new shape that’s suitable for palm, claw, and fingertip-grip preferences. There are a couple other differences, such as a 10,000 DPI optical engine rather than laser, a simplified lighting and feature set, and a lower price tag than the premium Naos or Avior. Sounds good so far. Let’s take a closer look at the Mionix Castor and find out if it’s worthy your consideration.

Coming soon: All-new ROCCAT Kova

 Coming soon: All-new ROCCAT Kova Hitting stores November 17th 2015: the all new Kova pure performance gaming mouse. Forged using the legacy of its predecessor – the fan favorite Kova[+] – as its blueprint, the new Kova carries on the tradition of streamlined performance with an ambidextrous build that places its emphasis on raw power above all else. Sleek yet stripped back in its aesthetics, the sports-car like Kova suits left- and right-handers alike in a high-octane design that offers double the power. Double the effective dpi from 3500 to 7000 with its state of the art optical sensor featuring Overdrive mode; double the button functions from 11 to 22 with Easy-Shift[+]™ and intuitive Smart Cast buttons; double the style – available in black and white; and double the illumination, with independently configurable mouse rim and scroll wheel lighting in 16.8 million vivid colors. More info here


ADATA XPG SX930 240GB and Premier SP550 240GB SSD Review

Introduction Over the course of the last few weeks, a couple of anonymous brown boxes showed up on my doorstep. Festooned with foreign post marks, they set the household atwitter with speculation as to what might be contained within. I’m not sure the rest of the residents appreciated the contents quite as much as I, but for my part, I was ecstatic to open them and find both an XPG SX930 “Gaming SSD” and the more mainstream Premier SP550 from ADATA nestled among the packing material. Before we move on, let’s think about that a bit. Not so very long ago in late 2009, I purchased my first SSD. A 128GB Patriot Torqx SSD that I paid $369 for. Performance was rated at a paltry 260MB/s sequential read and 180MB/s sequential write. TRIM wasn’t implemented on that particular Indilinx Barefoot controller (I’m not sure it was even invented yet), and it ran on a SATA II interface (1.5GBps) of which it was at no risk of saturating. There were no categories in SSD’s. No “Gaming”, “Performance”, “Premium” or any other label. SSD was a self contained category all on its own. (For a bit of historic perspective, you can read Jake’s review of the Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD here). Today, our SATA based SSD’s saturate a 6 Gbps SATA III bus, and an ADATA Premier SP550 costs a mere $79 on Newegg for just about twice the capacity and more than double the performance of my now Vintage Torqx. In those days the d...

- G.SKILL Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

G.SKILL Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse Taipei, Taiwan (23 Sept 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is releasing the new RIPJAWS series MX780 customizable RGB laser gaming mouse. Watch the following video for an introduction to the unique product features: Ambidextrous & Interchangeable Side Grips The RIPJAWS MX780 laser gaming mouse features an ambidextrous design with mirrored button placement that increases adaptability for both right and left-handed gamers, as well as maximizing grip comfort with interchangeable side grips for long term use. Adjustable Palm Rest & Weights Gamers come in all sizes. This is why the MX780 laser gaming mouse features a height-adjustable palm rest, which allows you to customize the palm support to your preferred height for maximum comfort. Additionally, the entire mouse is constructed upon a solid aluminum base and comes with additional optional 4.5g weights, installed inside of side grip on each side, so you can feel the control every movement and optimize the overall mouse balance for your own personal gaming style. 8 Fully Programmable Buttons & Customizable RGB Backlighting Enable countless customizability with 8 fully programmable buttons and customizable RGB backlighting across 4 lighting zones in a full range of RGB colors. G.SKILL Unified Driver System & On-board Profile Storage Design...

TwitchCon 2015 – XPG by ADATA and compLexity Gaming Gear Up for Action

TwitchCon 2015 – XPG by ADATA and compLexity Gaming Gear Up for Action Taipei, Taiwan – September 23rd, 2015 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products including the gaming-focused XPG brand, is proud to announce its inaugural attendance at TwitchCon in cooperation with renowned professional team compLexity Gaming. TwitchCon takes place September 25th-26th at Moscone West in San Francisco and features leading competitive game titles, Game Lab instructional sessions, celebrity appearances, and more. XPG by ADATA and compLexity Gaming will take part in several sections of the massive gathering, with live product demos and an opportunity for guests to interact with compLexity team members. Go visit XPG by ADATA at booth #836. Multiple Opportunities to Experience XPG “ADATA is proud to be a part of the gaming industry and community as XPG by ADATA. We’re excited to be recognized as a leading brand by the gaming community and our gaming partners, such as Cyberpower, Digital Storm, and iBuypower, who will cooperate with XPG by ADATA at TwitchCon”, said by Robert Chen, Managing Director of ADATA Technology (USA). We will showcase XPG series menory modules and solid state drives on their systems at Intel’s and Amazon’s booths. TwitchCon attendees will not only get a chance to experience the invinceble performance of XPG series products by playing games at ADATA’s booth but also to win prizes from co...

G.SKILL Announces Availability of New Cherry RGB/MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

G.SKILL Announces Availability of New Cherry RGB/MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards Taipei, Taiwan (15 Sept 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces the availability of its new RIPJAWS series KM780 RGB and KM780 MX mechanical gaming keyboards with Cherry key switches . 100% Cherry RGB/MX Red, Brown, and Blue The new G.SKILL RIPJAWS series mechanical keyboards are built only with genuine Cherry RGB/MX key switches, providing 50 million keystroke durability in red, brown, and blue. Aluminum Plate-Mounted Design Functionally designed with the key switches mounted directly through a solid 2mm aluminum top plate, each key is effectively locked down for a solid typing experience.   Extra Gaming Keycaps, Keycap Tool & Case Specially designed dual-coat laser etched gaming keycaps allow customization for your most common gaming keys, for fast tactile recognition without looking away from your game. An attachable keycap case is also included to keep your keycaps and custom keycap tool in one place. Media Control & LED Volume Display Complete with backlit media control buttons, a die-cast volume roller, and an integrated digital LED volume display, media control is now more convenient than ever.  Dedicated Macro Control, Mode Selection & Extra Hotkeys Packed with on-the-fly macro recording, 6 additional macro keys, 3 hotkeys (Windows lock, brightness, and timer), ...


Getting the Most Out of Windows 10 – An Opportunity to Accelerate Gaming

We wanted to get some quick industry opinion on how Windows 10 may affect gaming experience, so we spoke with Jeremy Mortenson at Crucial. Jeremy is the worldwide memory product marketing manager at Crucial, a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc. Suffice it to say, he probably has some inside knowledge as to what it could mean, from a industry leader in the memory product market. Here’s what Jeremy had to say:   Microsoft Windows 10 went live in July and the highly-anticipated OS has been a huge hit. Not only is Windows 10 a free upgrade for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users, feature-rich, and easy to download, it also provides users with new experiences to increase performance in how they work, play and connect, and unlocks a huge opportunity to accelerate gaming. With more than 75 million PC downloads in a month’s time, it’s been well documented that Windows 10 has been rapidly adopted. In fact, according to Microsoft, much of this adoption has been by gamers who have taken advantage of the Windows 10 streaming video game feature – in a month, gamers have collectively streamed more than 122 years’ worth of gaming on Xbox consoles to Windows 10. So, what’s new with Windows 10 and how do you get the most out of it for a better gaming experience? Windows 10 offers improved benefits specifically for gamers in a number of different ways. For instance, by combining the new features of Windows 10 with high-performance DRAM and SSDs, enthusiasts will be able...

G.SKILL Conquers 4000MHz Speed Barrier and Releases New Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory

G.SKILL Conquers 4000MHz Speed Barrier and Releases New Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory Designed for 6th Gen Intel Core Processors    Taipei, Taiwan (29 July 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, solid state storage, power supplies, and gaming peripherals, is extremely thrilled to announce the first retail memory kit to break through the 4000MHz barrier and two brand new memory series – the Trident Z and Ripjaws V series – with updated performance specifications designed for the latest 6th generation Intel Core Processors and Z170 motherboards!   Trident Z Extreme DDR4 Memory – It’s Over 4000! The new Trident Z DDR4 memory is the successor to the high-end Trident memory series and making its debut on the latest DDR4 standard, designed and tested for the next generation Skylake-S platform! For the first time in the history of extreme memory kits, Trident Z is entering the arena with a 4000MHz memory kit, built with highest-end Samsung IC memory chips and validated on the ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard. Featuring a single-piece design that allows direct heat dissipation from heatspreader to cooling fin, dual-color construction for the ultimate system builds, and extreme XMP 2.0 support for simple overclocking setup that ranges from DDR4-2800MHz all the way to DDR4-4000MHz, nothing else comes close to the brink of extreme. Built with exceptionally hand-screened IC chips...


THE MIONIX CASTOR – FIVE FINGERS, THREE GRIP STYLES, ONE MOUSE For the first time, a mouse caters all grip styles alike. Named for one of the brightest stars in the night sky, this 6-button, multi-color optical gaming mouse is crafted especially for right-handed gamers with dedicated ring and pinkie finger grooves and enhanced rubber grip. With its unique shape and the outstanding technical performance it is setting a new standard in ergonomic comfort and gaming performance. The Castor truly is a fine piece of craftsmanship. Pre-order now by hitting the button below and secure yourself one of the first units worldwide – we are shipping in September! Pre-order now

COUGAR Makes Pro Gaming Affordable with 230M and 250M

COUGAR Makes Pro Gaming Affordable with 230M and 250M July 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR announces today the arrival of a revolutionary pair of gaming mice to the market: 230M and 250M. These mice’s significance comes not only from their specs or appearance, but also from the idea behind them: putting pro level gaming mice within everybody’s grasp The new 230M and 250M offer a solution to every gamer, including both right and left handed users: Their ambidextrous design is highly comfortable for everybody. While their appearance and objective is similar, there are differences between both: 230M has been designed for purists who care mostly about the mouse’s quality and accuracy, while 250M adds to that a broad functionality. Both products share many features essential for gaming. Both have a 1000 Hz polling rate, which guarantees extremely low (1ms) response time, and their components are all of the highest quality, as shown for example in their OMRON Switches and gaming grade scroll wheel. Apart from that, they both sport extremely high quality sensors (3200 DPI for 230M, 4000 DPI for 250M) that allow the user to adjust the DPI levels on the fly (4 fixed levels for 230M, configurable DPI levels for 250M). 230M caters to purists who do not require any extra functionality apart from the essential DPI adjustment option. They care only about having an accurate and reliable sensor, the minimum response time and a good ergonomic design, and with 23...

COUGAR Releases 550M Gaming Mouse

COUGAR Announces New Flagship Gaming Mouse, COUGAR 550M July 16th, 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR is proud to announce today the launch of its new flagship gaming mouse, COUGAR 550M. This device is the result of years of continuous work with a single objective: creating the most perfect gaming mouse the world has ever seen. This mouse’s claim to hegemony rests on three pillars: First, its ergonomic design, created in collaboration with several international gaming teams. This unique shape allows the user to sustain high levels of performance during long gaming sessions with the minimum amount of fatigue. Second, its high end SDNS-3988 Optical Gaming Sensor provides users with 6400 DPI precision, while its 1000 Hz Polling Rate bring the fast response they need for gaming. Third, it includes all the functionality gamers want (DPI and Polling Rate control, button function customization, etc.) and allows users to manage it easily through COUGAR UIX. COUGAR 550M stays away both from gimmicks and from other mice that hide their lack of basic functionality under claims of “purity” or “no-nonsense design”. COUGAR 550M brings you everything a pro gamer needs. Precision and speed adjustments, independent control for the 2 RGB backlight areas, up to 21 functions with 3 full configuration profiles stored on board… COUGAR hasn’t left anything out. For those who want to enjoy this design and want a quality option at a lower price, COUGAR...


MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G Review

We're looking at the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G, a card that boasts a custom heatsink, improved power design, and a factory overclock, all for a modest premium of only an extra $25. Sounds pretty good so far. Factor in that AMD is bringing a few new features to the market with the R9 300 series launch, and we're cautiously optimistic for strong gaming value.

Tesoro Announces The Thyrsus Optical MMO and MOBA Mouse With 6 Thumb Buttons

Tesoro Announces The Thyrsus Optical MMO and MOBA Mouse With 6 Thumb Buttons Keep a hand on the mouse at all times June 25, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming peripherals, announces the Thyrsus optical gaming mouse. Named after the staff of Dionysus, the Thyrsus features comfortable, ergonomic design, a high-precision optical sensor, and 6 fully programmable thumb buttons for MMO and MOBA games. 6 Programmable Thumb Buttons for Macro Control Instead of the ordinary 1 or 2 thumb buttons, the Tesoro Thyrsus has 6 buttons positioned for thumb control, making a total of 10 fully independent and programmable buttons. The 64Kb of onboard memory allows users to configure up to 5 gaming profiles, 35 macro keys and 1600 recordable actions. The Tesoro Thyrsus is easy to control in the new, specifically designed software. Gamers can adjust the DPI, polling rate up to 1000Hz, and the multicolor LED illumination as well as program the 6 thumb buttons. Comfortable and Confident Control Omron switch technology gives the Thyrsus added durability, tactile feedback and satisfying clicks. The ergonomic design and rubberized coating on both sides give maximum comfort and grip. Gamers can pick from 6 levels of sensitivity adjustable up to 8200dpi. Accuracy is assured with 150 ips (inches per second) motion detection and 30g acceleration. A braided, 2 meter gold-plated USB cable lends added durability and prevents fraying. New Tesoro User I...

COUGAR shows new gaming peripherals at Computex 2015

COUGAR Shows the World the New Generation of Gaming Peripherals at Computex 2015 9th June, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming peripherals, cases, fans and PSU sectors, is proud to announce the absolute success of its Computex 2015 presence. COUGAR´s new products managed to attract the attention of media, professionals and, in general, all of those who happened to pass by.     COUGAR surprised the world with a massive amount of new products that will start arriving world markets very soon. With 10 new gaming mice, 5 new gaming keyboards, 3 new cases and 2 new PSUs, COUGAR´s offer surpassed all expectations. Among the most relevant products were a splash resistant hybrid mechanical keyboard, the award-winning Mini-ITX gaming case COUGAR QBX, the digital power supply COUGAR CMD and a new series of ergonomic gaming mice. Those products significantly expand COUGAR’s offer and consolidate the brand as one of the references when it comes to quality gaming hardware. More information about all the products shown at Computex 2015 will be coming in the next months. About COUGAR COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to enjoy gaming with the best peripherals. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with cutting-edge high quality gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany tired of the boring looks of PC hardware, COUGAR ai...

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