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Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse

Introduction: When it comes to sports, many of us are competitive. Whether it is Baseball, Ice Hockey, Racing, or whatever sport that you’re truly passionate about, one thing that is important when competing is not only being good at what you do, but also being better than the rest. Having the right equipment plays an important role and is sometimes crucial to help get into that winner’s circle. The right equipment can help take you from being a good competitor to a winner. This is also true when gaming on the PC because without great equipment to assist you, like a good gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard, you may end up as just another player. If you want recognition as a great player, and a winner, like most professional gamers, you are not likely to get there on skills alone. Therefore, this is where you turn to the latest technology and gear, to give yourself that extra edge to frag your opponents.   Today we have the pleasure of bringing you a device that might be just such an edge: The Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse. The 600M is COUGAR’s second attempt at producing another award-winning mouse following their acclaimed award-winning 700M. The Cougar 600M gaming mouse has been specially designed to suit gamers with a claw grip, but palm and fingertip grip users will find it very comfortable too. The COUGAR 600M has been designed with a clear objective to offer gamers a mouse with state of the art technology, plus all the features and software necess...



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Gamdias Hermes Ultimate Keyboard Review

Gamdias is a company that is likely not well known by many computer enthusiasts, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. In truth, Gamdias has only been around for a couple years, designing keyboards (and the company) from the ground up. The Gamdias Hermes Ultimate mechanical keyboard is a fully backlit mechanical board that caters to discerning consumers who want something unique,, offering some very innovative features and software, extensive macros, full N-Key rollover, backlit illumination, sound dampeners, and onboard memory. Let's have a closer look.



Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event!

Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event! Gamers! Register and Play for a Chance to Win Big Prizes! Taipei, Taiwan – December 11, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to be hosting a global online web-based event featuring a modernized classic favorite among gamers – Tetris! Taking place from December 8 – 29, 2014, gamers may register online and play ADATA’s Tetris Challenge™ for a chance to win big prizes including a GoPro HERO3, Sony Action Cams, and various ADATA products like SDHC flash memory and ADATA rechargeable Power Banks. See the game website for details: www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris  Fun & Games! Hey gamers and ultra-performance PC freaks, as online gaming bandwidth speeds up, so can your PC’s performance! Be sure to upgrade your PC with ADATA’s DDR4 super-fast DDR4 PC memory and SSD storage so you can play one of your favorite classical computer games: ADATA’s Tetris Challenge! From December 8 through 29, be sure to go to www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris to register for this global online event. After registering, play all you want on your PC or mobile device! Whenever you finish a game, your overall rank and score is displayed. Get Extra Points and a Secret Weapon!  We all know you can play well, but do you know how to grab some extra points? Aside from playing the game, you can score points by inviting your friends to play, ...



COUGAR launches 600K Gaming Keyboard

COUGAR launches 600K Gaming Keyboard  December 3rd 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, a leading player in the computer gaming hardware market announces today the release of a breakthrough product: the COUGAR 600K Gaming Keyboard. Sharing design with the award-winning COUGAR 700K that already conquered the desktops of thousands of players, the 600K offers a radically different approach with the same quality. While the COUGAR 700K satisfied the needs of those gamers who crave for extended functionality and full customization, the 600K caters for the purists, those people for which the most important is that nothing gets in the way. The 600K is a N-Key Rollover mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry MX Switches. Its purist approach to functionality means that there is no need to install drivers or set it up to start using it. Opening the box and plugging the golden-plated USB connector to the PC is all that is needed to get it working. To complement this, and in a strictly non-intrusive way, a few essential functions useful for gaming are incorporated, which need no configuration or installation. The 600K allows for quick adjustment of the repeat rate of keys, especially useful for games which require pressing repeatedly a specific key. Apart from this, a dedicated key to activate or deactivate the Windows key, a lighting control for the WASD and Direction keys LED and multimedia keys supplement the core functions. These extra keys are all located on top of the keyboard, so they will no...



Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014

Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014 Game and Win PC Gaming Gear November 21, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces attendees of DreamHack 2014, November 27 – November 30, will be able to game with Tesoro as well as have a chance to win Tesoro gaming peripherals at the DreamStore. Experience Tesoro Tesoro gaming peripherals will be at Tesoro’s booth for visitors to experience the latest in PC gaming technology. PC gaming attendees will be able to try out RGB mechanical keyboards, surround-sound headsets, gaming mice and mousepads, and more. Selected Tesoro gaming peripherals will be on sale at the booth for a 20%-30% discount, including: Excalibur RGB: With 16.8 million colors to choose from, this mechanical keyboard offers the tactility gamers desire with virtually unlimited color schemes. Tizona: Tizona allows gamers to choose the setup they want, either a comfortable space-saving tenkeyless or a classic full sized board with the numberpad on either the left or right side. Kuven.pro: With a total of 8 drivers (4 in each ear cup) and fully customizable control of every channel, the Kυνέη.pro immerses the player into the battlefield by providing realistic, directional audio. Virtus.Pro: A collaboration with the professional e-sport organization Virtus.Pro, this high-performance mouse pad was truly designed by gamers to provide a high-texture density and ...



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Enermax Thormax Giant Full Tower ATX Case

The multiple choices in the different areas for mounting HDD’s or SSD drives is a welcome addition and makes it so much easier to configure your build for not just looks but performance and water cooling options as well. This makes it a no brainer for anyone and everyone who is looking for a top notch full tower chassis with all the bells and whistles to go with it.



ROCCAT Joins eSports Juggernaut Intel Extreme Masters As Major Event Sponsor

ROCCAT Joins eSports Juggernaut Intel Extreme Masters As Major Event Sponsor Hamburg, November 11, 2014 – With the world of eSports proliferating rapidly across the globe and true superstars being made every day, it is with great excitement that ROCCAT announces a four event sponsorship collaboration with eSports powerhouse Intel Extreme Masters, for their Season 9 tournament series featuring StarCraft II and League of Legends. René Korte, CEO and Founder of ROCCAT Studios details, “Our dedication to the eSports community is well-established, with our own Team ROCCAT League of Legends team, and world champion StarCraft II player HyuN representing us proudly. We are heavily invested in the success of the eSporting ecosystem, and are extremely proud to join one of its most lauded representatives in Intel Extreme Masters for these exciting events. We can’t wait to show up in Northern California to be a part of the madness.” ROCCAT will make their first appearance as exclusive peripheral sponsors at IEM’s San Jose event December 6-7, hosted at the SAP Center, home of NHL professional hockey team the San Jose Sharks. “Our gaming keyboards and mice will be available in all public gaming areas, where gamers can get their hands on some of our best gear,” René continues. “These include the brand new Tyon gaming mouse, and our exciting Ryos TKL Pro keyboard. San Jose is going to get an incredible event, with some of the greatest competitive gamers in the world and ...



Nvidia launches Pick Your Path game bundle

In the latest battle of its traditional bundling war with rival AMD, Nvidia has tied up three highly-anticipated new games from Ubisoft: Asassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew. Packing free games in with graphics cards is a frequent and relatively cheap technique used to boost sales over those of a rival. AMD and Nvidia trade blows on the bundling front all the time, but Nvidia’s latest deal – dubbed the Pick Your Path Bundle – is only for those picking up range-topping GPUs. Purchasers of ‘eligible’ GeForce GTX 980, GTX 970, GTX 780 and GTX 780 Ti graphics processors, or of laptops equipped with the GTX 900M series GPUs, will now be given a choice of three Ubisoft titles to download. The first choice is the latest in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Unity. Featuring heavy optimisation for Nvidia graphics cards as part of the company’s Nvidia GameWorks programme, the game features a new engine dubbed AnvilNext which allows for larger crowds and higher-fidelity images – at the cost of a 30-frames-per-second cap across all platforms, something for which publisher Ubisoft has come into criticism. Those who prefer their violence a little more first-person, Far Cry 4 is another choice. As with Assassin’s Creed Unity, Nvidia claims to have worked with Ubisoft under its GameWorks programme to include various optimisations including the use of its DirectX11-based HairWorks rendering platform. Fin...



Tesoro Unveils Excalibur RGB 16.8 Million Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in North America

Tesoro Unveils Excalibur RGB 16.8 Million Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in North America Full Color Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Features 512kB Onboard Macro Memory November 4, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today unveils the Tesoro Excalibur RGB LED backlit mechanical keyboard with a 16.8 million color palette. 16.8 Million Color Palette Named after the legendary sword of King Arthur, Tesoro Excalibur RGB lets gamers choose virtually any backlight color, 16.8 million. The Excalibur RGB’s illumination can be set to breathing mode, color loop mode and 2 gaming modes, where only gaming keys are illuminated. Additionally, there are 4 levels of LED backlighting with dimming capability.   Full N-Key Rollover/ USB 6 N-Key Rollover The Excalibur RGB offers gamers the power of Full N-Key Rollover (NKRO) for full anti-ghosting functionality or USB 6 N-Key Rollover. Depending on the requirements, users can press any and all keys at the same time without worrying some key may not be registered. A fast 1000Hz polling rate helps makes sure no keystroke is missed, and with instant game mode switching, users don’t have to worry about accidental key presses taking them away from the action. 512kB Onboard Memory With 512kB of onboard memory, the Excalibur RGB allows gamers to instantly record sophisticated macros without need of external software. A user-friendly GUI allows for advanced macro settings. Personal...



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Tesoro Excalibur Mechanical Keyboard Review

We're looking at an interesting mechanical keyboard from Tesoro, the Excalibur G7NL. 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.



ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star

ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star Ryos TKL Pro mechanical gaming keyboard arrives in stores, in style Hamburg, October 30, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios adds yet another keyboard to its roster of Ryos peripherals in the Ryos TKL Pro gaming keyboard, with an eye cast toward design and function suited for the eSports-centric gamer. The most complete tenkeyless mechanical keyboard on the market, the Ryos TKL Pro hits retailers and online shops worldwide today, arriving with tons of hands-on research and testing already on the books via our own gaming living legend HyuN, the number one StarCraft II player in the world, as well as our engineers and other professional gamers. “I’m in it to win it, so you’ll never see us put gear in our eSports team’s hands that don’t give them an edge,” says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. Team ROCCAT uses the Ryos TKL in competition because it optimizes their play. They have to demonstrate the talent, we have to provide the quality tested gear to help them show that talent. From HyuN to our League of Legends Jungler Jankos and the rest of our amazing team, the Ryos TKL gives them that tool, and now our fans can have it too.” With best-in-industry Cherry MX Key Switches, our patented ROCCAT Talk which allows your ROCCAT devices to communicate with one another, 470 programmable macros, and two 32-Bit ARM Cortex processors plus 2 MB of flash memory, the Ryos TKL Pro is a monster win for not only eSports gamers, bu...



ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners

ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners  Two of the biggest names in gaming peripherals and hardware combine creative forces Hamburg, October 28, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios proudly announces an exclusive partnership with legendary cornerstone in PC gaming greatness, Alienware. Together, ROCCAT and Alienware are bringing the first of their collaborative efforts to gaming fans the world over with the melding of Alienware’s incredible AlienFX lighting system, and some of ROCCAT’s most innovative peripherals, the Kone XTD, Isku FX and groundbreaking Tyon gaming mouse. Says René Korte, ROCCAT’s CEO and founder, “We are extremely proud and honored to begin this rich, collaborative partnership with Alienware. Since 1996, Alienware has been a benchmark for quality, exciting design, and love for the PC Gaming community. Like us, they value high standards in every product they bring to the public, and relentlessly strive to innovate. Our ROCCAT family is thrilled to take these first steps in what will without question be a fruitful partnership, combining some of our very best peripherals with Alienware’s AlienFX software.” AlienFX will be paired with the ROCCAT products named above after a driver software update efficient end of November at the latest. Having pioneered some of the most vibrantly striking, highly customizable lighting systems in the market, ROCCAT’s Kone family of mice were the first in industry sporting multicolor LEDs. Additionally, ROCCAT’s T...



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Gigabyte FORCE H3X Headset Review

Gigabyte is continuing their foray into the gaming peripheral market, and this time it's the audio arena with the launch of a new gaming headset, the FORCE H3X. This set of cans looks sleek, is lightweight, versatile, and reasonably priced at about $100. But what about performance? Indeed, this is where headsets make (or lose) their reputations, so let's take a closer look and see just how well the Gigabyte FORCE H3X gaming headset performs.



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Sapphire Dual-X R9 285 OC Review

Introduction The graphics card market has been getting properly shaken up since the release of the new GTX 900 series Maxwell cards, but that doesn’t mean that AMD doesn’t still have a few tricks left up their sleeves. AMD has been diligently at work refreshing and modernizing their GPU lineup, and their most recent efforts have produced for us the Tonga core; a more power efficient and better binned GPU core which, like AMD as a whole, is capable of more than what its specs would suggest. Think of it like this: you get the raw power and value of Tahiti, plus the features of Hawaii and beyond… I can’t really think of anything wrong with that picture if you ask me.   For this review, I’ll be taking a look at Sapphire’s take on the new core. Their Dual-X R9 285 OC comes overclocked out-of-the-box, equipped with a great cooling solution that has withstood the test of time, and utilizes a more robust, custom-designed PCB that should help us take this card to the next level. Let’s see just what this card has to offer, and see if the claims of better performance than the GTX 760 hold true for our testing.     www.sapphiretech.com SAPPHIRE Technology is well established as a leading manufacturer and world-wide supplier of innovative graphics and mainboard products for over a decade. Its AMD Radeon based products are just as well known in the mainstream PC markets as they are to the gaming and performance graphics enthusias...



COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse

COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse October 16th 2014, Taipei –. COUGAR announces today the release of the new 600M gaming mouse. The 600M is COUGAR’s second gaming mouse after the acclaimed award-winning 700M. This mouse has been specially designed to suit gamers with a claw grip, but palm and fingertip grip users will find it very comfortable too. The COUGAR 600M has been designed with the clear objective of offering gamers a mouse that can both provide state-of-the-art technology, all the features necessary to enhance the gaming experience and an aesthetically pleasing design. Its premium components (OMRON switches, ADNS-9800 Sensor, premium quality soft touch surface) guarantee a flawless performance during gameplay, and its 32-bit ARM processor and 512KB on-board storage provide virtually instantaneous responses and the possibility, without depending on any computer or external device, of keeping up to 3 full configuration profiles stored on board. Aesthetically, this mouse is very stylish and has a unique feature in that the left mouse button is a floating key with a big LED backlight that can display up to 16.8 million colors. The 600M is also packed with a broad range of features, with 8 fully configurable buttons including a 45º sniper button designed to be pressed without affecting the mouse’s movements. If the high-precision wheel’s up and down motion are included, and taking into account that the mouse can store up to three full profiles on its internal ...






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