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Corsair adds RGB to Everything and it Looks Great

There’s no denying that I’m a sucker for lighting effects and I believe that RGB lighting is the best thing ever to happen to everything. We just started seeing manufacturers using RGB in motherboards and now Corsair announced a full lineup of RGB accessories at Gamescom. It looks like they’ll have lighting effects that will span across their keyboards, headsets and mice plus, it seems like Corsair and Cherry got together to design a new MX Silent Key switch for the new keyboards. The new keyboard series from Corsair is called the Strafe RGB. It’s essentially the K series of keyboards with RGB lighting and the K70 looks like the perfect keyboard to me. There’s also the K95 and K65 but another great feature is the full key rollover on each model to guarantee 100% anti-ghosting performance. There isn’t much info on the new Cherry MX Silent switches, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing some reviews on those soon enough. Next on the list is the Void RGB series which includes various schemes of Dolby 7.1 capable headsets. These come in a variety of color choices as well as giving the option of being wired or wireless. The Void will also come with a stereo analog variant, but that one doesn’t have the RGB lighting. Finally, the Scimitar RGB gaming mouse was unveiled and there was a really good feature on this one that makes a ton of sense. The mouse has a number pad on the side and while that isn’t anything new, Corsair ...

G.SKILL Showcases Ripjaws Series Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Mouse, and 7.1 Surround Headset at Computex 2015

G.SKILL Showcases Ripjaws Series Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Mouse, and 7.1 Surround Headset at Computex 2015 Explore, Expand, and Express Your Inner Gamer Taipei, Taiwan (2 June 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is excited to showcase a completely new series of high end gaming peripherals at Computex 2015! The new Ripjaws series gaming peripherals include two mechanical gaming keyboards, a RGB gaming mouse, and two 7.1 surround sound headsets. Fully Customizable Ripjaws KM780 RGB / MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards Available in two lighting flavors, full range RGB and crimson red, the KM780 RGB and KM780 MX are fully loaded mechanical keyboards designed and built with durability and practicality in mind for the ultimate gaming and typing experience. Featuring Cherry MX Red and Brown key switches with 50 million key-press lifecycle and a braided 2.0m USB cable, allows the Ripjaws KM780 series keyboard to last for years of daily usage. The KM780 RGB and KM780 MX keyboard is capable of storing your settings within onboard memory, so you’ll have a personalized keyboard experience no matter which computer you’re connected to. You can store up to three independent modes of settings on the keyboard, easily switchable via Mode hotkeys (M1-M3), each containing its own lighting patterns, macro setup, timer setting, key delay and repeat rate, polling rate, and various other...

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Kinivo M2 2.1 Speaker System

Introduction Sound isn’t a big deal to a lot of people, but let’s face it, if you didn’t care about good sound then you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Finding a decent set of speakers that sound good can be a daunting enough challenge as it is, but if you need something within a modest budget, the problem escalates by about a thousand. Kinivo thinks they have a set up that will fit into a nice budget while sounding good. The verdict has yet to be seen, but first here’s a tidbit about the company behind the M2 2.1 Speaker System.  


Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset

Introduction A good gaming headset is a critical weapon in the arsenal of the modern gamer. Finding the headset that suits your needs is just as important in the context of modern gaming as selecting the right mouse, keyboard or monitor. With multi-player gaming, whether Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, or even Minecraft being the dominant form of gaming, good communications is critical to successful team battles, raids or PVP. The market is full of options: corded, cordless, bluetooth, over the ear, on the ear, around the head, earbuds, a veritable myriad of choices! With that said, PureOC is here to save the day, and help you evaluate one of the many choices on the market. The headset in question is brought to you by the Tt eSPORTS division of Thermaltake. Established in 2010, Tt eSPORTS focuses on accessories like Mice, Keyboards, Headsets & Mouse Pads. Their products tend to have an enthusiast/gamer focus, and the headset we are evaluating today, the Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset is no exception. Let us see if it “brings it!” in terms of performance, comfort and solid audio. Is this headset going to give you an edge, or lead you down the road to confusion on the digital battlefield? Before we really get into this review, let’s first hear about Tt eSPORTS in Thermaltake’s own words.     About Tt eSPORTS: “Tt eSPORTS, a gaming obsessed division from Thermaltake, is uniting gamers from all over the world in a unique &...


HyperX Cloud II Headset Review

Introduction HyperX, a sub-division of Kingston, hit the market strong over the few last years. They have created a name that has been praised by many and they have taken a big leap into PC Peripherals and Accessories arena. During CES 2014, HyperX announced the launch of its headset the HyperX Cloud. The Cloud headset got great reviews from many sites last year including our own, and this year at CES 2015 they launched a revision called the HyperX Cloud II headset. With its relaunch of the headset, our question is…will the HyperX Cloud II headset live up to its older brother’s expectations? Well… today we are going to put the new HyperX Cloud II to the test and find out. If you have not read our review on the version 1 of this headset, head over to our review section Here and read the full review so you can compare the difference like we are doing today. But before we do that, let’s talk a little bit about who HyperX is.   About HyperX: “HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that have delivered superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of...


GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speakers – Review

Audio has been a major component of gaming dating all the way back to Pong and Centipede. A good soundtrack and audio reproduction adds to the overall experience of any game just as a bad soundtrack or sub par reproduction can take away from that experience. Discrete sound cards, integrated audio chips, gaming headsets and complete speakers systems are some of the more common items discussed for delivery of gaming audio. Often you will find multiple solutions in a serious gamers tool box, A gaming headset for late night gaming sessions and a speaker solution for when free to play as loud as possible.

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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Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset Review

Introduction Headsets are practically a dime a dozen in today’s market. With the large variety available on the net, it makes it tough for us to filter out the good ones from the bad ones. As PC enthusiasts we love our games and our music. We want to blast our ears without waking up the neighbors or maybe our significant other sitting next to us. Today we will be adding more choices to the mix by introducing a new headset from Kingston, called the HyperX Cloud. Kingston has been a name we have come to know in the PC industry, especially with system memory products. However, with the growing number of PC peripherals and accessories, it was only a matter of time before Kingston started to tap their brand cache and jump into this arena too. With the e-sports crowd growing in popularity, Kingston saw an opportunity. They created a division called “HyperX.” Under the HyperX branding, Kingston is now developing accessories and peripherals to feed this growing group. This new HyperX Cloud Headset is one of those products. Let’s put it to the test and see how well it holds up against the competition. Before we move forward, let’s read a bit about Kingston: “Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion....

Unleashing the Biggest, Baddest, Boldest Sound Blaster® Ever

Unleashing the Biggest, Baddest, Boldest Sound Blaster® Ever – The Sound Blaster X7, the Ultimate All-Encompassing Audiophile Upgrade for Pro-Level Gamers Combining the Full Force of 24-bit Sound Blaster Processing (up to 192kHz), a Kick-Ass 100-Watt Amplifier with Top-Notch Audiophile-Grade Components, and Wireless, Optical, Multi-Platform Connectivity for the Most Powerful High-Resolution Audio Experience SINGAPORE – 3 September 2014 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound Blaster X7 , its most powerful and technologically advanced audio solution to date. Created to provide only the best audio experience for gamers, the Sound Blaster X7 incorporates Creative’s renowned audio processing technologies with the finest audiophile-grade components and specifications, coupled with a whole slew of advanced features to cover all aspects of usage on different platforms. Designed to connect with a whole range of gaming and entertainment systems, the Sound Blaster X7 functions as an ultra high-end external Sound Blaster with an impressive 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and 100W-capable audio amplifier. The result: the clearest, most powerful high-resolution audio experience for games, music and movies. Front view Rear view Creative Sound Blaster X7 “The world has changed, and so must Sound Blaster. The answer is the Sound Blaster X7. Audio content for games, music and movies has changed so incredibly in detail and com...


HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same premise: a USB or DVI adapter expands your ability to add more displays to your setup in a simple manner. Let's take a look.

Tesoro Releases True 5.1 Gaming Headset – Kυνέη.pro

Tesoro Releases True 5.1 Gaming Headset – Kυνέη.pro Customizable Audio Control To Gain The Advantage in Battle   August 14, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today releases the Kυνέη.pro true 5.1 surround sound gaming headset. 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. Gain the Tactical Advantage Named after the helmet of the Greek god of the underworld, Hades, the Kυνέη allowed its wearer to turn invisible to gain the tactical advantage in battle. Much like the mythological Kυνέη, the Kυνέη.pro allows its wearers to gain the advantage over their enemies by letting gamers pinpoint enemy movements, such as footsteps, before the enemy sees them. Customizable Audio Control Each ear cup of the Kυνέη.pro contains 1 subwoofer, 1 center speaker, 1 front speaker, and one rear speaker, to truly provide directional sound. Each channel (Voice / Front / Rear/ Cen. / Sub.) can be customized via the removable in-line control. The controller also allows gamers to instantly turn off the microphone or speaker. Additionally, for those looking for even more, the Kυνέη.pro can be switched to virtual 7.1 surround sound audio mode. The unidirectional noise canceling microphone blocks out distracting noise for crystal clear chatting. Comfortable...

VERTO headset – Stay sharp through fierce competition!

 VERTO headset – Stay sharp through fierce competition! Taipei, Taiwan – July 14th, 2014 – Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals is releasing the new VERTO, a headset offering strong styling paired with comfort. The head band design is auto adjusting to get the right sizing for anyone who wears it, and protein leather ear pads maintain comfort even over long hours of use. The bold geometric design is strong enough for gaming yet sophisticated enough for in-office use. The stainless steel outer-headband frame was carefully tuned over time, to provide the most optimal angle and width for the best ergonomics. The inner handband, with leatherette padding for comfort, slides to conform to the weare’s head. The VERTO was designed to offer a secure grip on the head, without clamping down hard, for comfort over both short and long term wear. The earpads feature the use of protein leather, which feels soft and supple upon the skin while maximizing breathability The VERTO is a stereo headset with an overall balanced sound, and a tinge of bass emphasis. Maintaining an overall balanced sound makes the VERTO great for competitive gaming, and the slight bass emphasis maintains a great atmosphere for both movies and casual gaming. The bendable and pivotable omni-directional microphone gets in and out of the way conveniently as needed, while providing crystal clear voice communications. The VERTO features a removable cable design, and is both ...

Take Your Musical Experience to New Heights with LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speakers & LUXA2 Groovy Audio Center App

Take Your Musical Experience to New Heights with LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speakers & LUXA2 Groovy Audio Center App   Taipei, Taiwan -July, 11, 2014- LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, today announced the Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker, the newest and most dynamic addition to the LUXA2 Groovy audio series. The Groovy Duo is a set of compact twin speakers that provides the most remarkable musical experience for all your lifestyle experiences. You can share your twin speaker with friends for mono to mono sound, or simply pair it up with its unique dynamic pairing mode for true stereo sound – watching movies, music and game playing, or even use as a mini home theatre system, the Groovy Duo compliments all your wireless musical needs. With its smooth black matte finish, crisp physical control functions and laser lined LED indicator, the Groovy Duo mixes hi-tech with hi-fashionistic appeal for the ultimate portable musical experience. One thing you must not do is mistake the Groovy Duo as an innocent looking little speaker as it is no slouch in the volume department, for it packs a whopping 6W (Watt) combined total audio output which is more than enough to keep that party going all night long. With up to 8 hours of long lasting playtime available, and requiring just 3 hours to recharge from flat, you spend more time jamming to your beats than anything else. The Groovy Duo is also compatible with LUXA2’s Groovy Audio Center App which...


SenTey GS 4840 HARMONIQ PRO 5.1 Gaming Headset Review

To sum things up the SenTey 4840 HARMONIQ Pro headset in my opinion though designed for the gaming audience also provides you with a great balance between movies, and music performance as well.


Mionix NASH 20 Headset Review

Mionix has been on a roll lately with the expansion of their lineup of gaming peripherals, incorporating smart revisions and improvements into new revisions and subsequent designs that create top notch winners. Continuing their foray into the gaming peripheral market, Mionix has launched their latest set of headphones, the NASH 20. The NASH 20 headset looks decidedly sleek and lightweight. But what about performance? Indeed, this is where headsets make their reputations, so let's take a closer look and see just how well the Mionix NASH 20 performs.

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