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The Bloody B975 Keyboard has Optical Switches and a Great Actuation Point

For many of us, a good keyboard was a bit of an afterthought when it cam to building our PC. It only took our first mechanical one to completely change our minds. The next step in keyboard evolution seems to be optical and I’m a bit surprised I’m not seeing more companies jumping on board. Thankfully, not only is Bloody offering optical switches in their new B975 keyboard, but the actuation point is improved from traditional mechanical switches as well. The huge selling point for optical switches is that they’re supposed to respond 25% faster than mechanical. When you look at how fiber internet improved on the speeds of copper lines, it’s no surprise at all. If you’re a typist, you probably won’t care nearly as much, but the competitive gamer should definitely be interested. You may not sit down to a B975 keyboard and notice a difference in the first 2 minutes, but a couple of days can make you feel like you have a bit more of an edge than before. An issue I’ve seen with other optical switches though, is that they retain the same actuation point as traditional mechanical switches, around 2mm. Bloody improves on the design by making sure the B900 series has a 1.5mm actuation point on their boards. EpicGear, while still using mechanical switches, did the same thing with the actuation point on their Defiant boards. My experience there was that at first I was pretty sure it made a difference, but after some solid use of going back and ...



E-Win Champion Series Gaming Chair Review

Introduction I’m a firm believer now that everyone who uses a computer heavily needs to own a good gaming chair for their station. It’s not because gaming chairs are cool, even if they kind of are, but mainly because they all seem to be built with heavy emphasis on ergonomics as well. There’s been little that has affected my lower back issues nearly as much as what having quality seating has done. Unfortunately, there has been numerous competitors cropping up in the market and a buyer can have a really hard time finding the right chair for the right price. At some point, you have to wonder if spending close to $1000 would be worth it, but most of us would be extremely skeptical of that. E-Win has been making some heavy pushes to break into the market and we’re going to look at one of the Champion series chairs to find out how well they do. Let’s take a quick look at the values of the company, then we can dive into the rest of the review. EwinRacing chair was newly founded in 2016 after being a leader OEM office chair manufacturer. With the development in design and research, we strive for a professionalization in gaming chair field. Ever more, in order to bring you a healthier working and relaxing environment, we will continuously pursue humanism in design and manufacturing ergonomic gaming chairs. What’s more our strict quality inspection process and standard ensures you a better chair for better life. https://www.ewinracing.com



E-Win Champion Gaming Chair Office Review

The value of a gaming chair is extremely straight forward. Allow the gamer to sit as comfortably as possible so one can game longer. That said, the descriptor of “gaming” really limits the scope of what these chairs can be used for. The simple fact is most gaming chairs are really ergonomic chairs, but the term gaming mostly applies to the aesthetic over anything else. Also, genuine ergonomic office chairs can be very expensive so thinking of adding a gaming chair to your work space is a brilliant and cost efficient idea. Check out the video below to not only see this idea in action, but to also see that E-Win is a great contender in this market as well! http://www.ewinracing.com https://www.ewinracing.com/champion-series/30-e-win-champion-series-ergonomic-computer-gaming-office-chair-with-pillows-bbf.html?utm_source=EDM&utm_medium=CPCP&utm_campaign=CP-BB3F&utm_content=XMAS If you want an additional 15% off, use promo code “PureOC” at checkout.



Patriot Viper V570 Blackout RGB Gaming Mouse and Pad Review

Introduction It’s only a matter of time before mice evolve into sentience and begin taking over the world. I’m not talking about the rodents! There are just SO many gaming mice out there, that I’m fairly confident they’ll bring on the robot apocalypse. That said, with all of the RGB LED effects added to everything today, at least humanity will die to a brilliant rainbow of style. Also, Patriot is adding to the foray with a new gaming mouse and mouse pad under their Viper branding. I got to say, the V570 Blackout looks pretty cool, but let’s see if Patriot’s vision has any mention of AI overlords or not. (I’m guessing they won’t) Our Vision Patriot started in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. We dedicate ourselves to being the brand of choice for the tech industry with a high commitment to quality and outstanding customer service. Patriot Memory designs, manufactures and markets high performance memory modules, flash memory, mobile accessories and gaming equipment. Our Products Here at Patriot, we pride ourselves in developing new and innovative products that offer a sleek, modern and functional design. Along with high quality and innovative designs, our products come backed with our industry leading warranty and top of the line customer support. We ensure that every product meets or exceeds our high level of standards. For memory, that process begins with using high-quality components and ends with rigorous functional test...



Rosewill Neon K85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Introduction Many a tech website will say, “once you go mechanical, you never go…back-chanical,” or something similar to that. Don’t quote me. There is, however, something to be said about moving up from brittle hinges on chicklet keys to metal parts that hold up to 50 million clicks. Rosewill, ever on the quest for best quality for the lowest price, has attempted the top tier mechanical keyboard feature: fully programmable RGB. Have they succeeded or gone the lackluster way of many budget RGB Mechanical keyboards before it? Time to take it out of the box. In case you know nothing about Rosewill: Rosewill’s mission is to consistently deliver reliable, high quality PC gaming, IT hardware and home products through leading innovation and long-lasting relationships. Rosewill Inc. was established in 2004, founded by manufacturing reliable, high-quality technology products. The first products under the Rosewill brand name included computer components such as computer cases, power supply units, keyboards, mice and cables. Over time, the product line strategically developed and entered new areas of growth, including PC gaming and home products. Under the management of experienced e-retail experts, Rosewill products can be found on all top e-commerce sites, along with product information and reviews. Today, Rosewill currently manufactures and markets an immense catalogue of inventive products among its three product categories. Through innovation and fl...



OPSeat has a Black Friday Sale and New Chair Features

We did a review of the OPSeat Master Series a while back and we were impressed by the value the newer company was offering. It’s been a bit since we’ve checked back in and they upped their game since the last time we reviewed it. It looks like improvements were made to the base and the armrests, yet the price is still holding out at $249, a pretty good deal. Of you want an excellent deal, then get your chair this weekend because the new models are $50 off through the end of Monday. Check out the link below, get yourself a good ergonomic chair, and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend! OPSeat Website



CORSAIR Launches HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset

Crafted for Comfort, Built for Battle – CORSAIR Launches HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset Fantastic plug-and-play audio for PC, console and mobile gamers. Fremont, CA – November 16, 2017 — CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the latest addition to its line-up of award-winning peripherals, the HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset. With adjustable plush ear cups and aluminum construction, the HS50 provides exceptional comfort for hours of gameplay and legendary CORSAIR build quality, ensuring long-term durability. Precision-tuned 50mm neodymium speaker drivers deliver superior sound quality with wide range and accuracy, while a fully detachable Discord-certified microphone and on-ear volume and mute controls make on-the-fly adjustments easy without pulling you out of your game. Connecting via a 3.5mm connector for wide compatibility and available in carbon black, green or blue trim, the HS50 brings award-winning CORSAIR quality audio to all gamers, whether they play on PC, console or mobile. Whether you play games on a desktop, on a couch or on the train, nothing should come between you and the action. With adjustable memory foam earcups, the HS50 is built to provide comfort so exceptional that you forget it’s even there. Long-gone are the days of clunky gaming headsets that sound as cheap as they look. With minimalist styling, subtle stitching accents aluminum construction, a durable headband a...



Patriot launches Viper series LED Gaming Mouse Pad

Hahahahahaha! This pad is lit!!! I understand what Patriot means, but I also live in Colorado so I can’t help but see the double entendre there. On the plus side, it certainly is lit with a gorgeous RGB ring around the edges and since I love all things RGB, I can’t help but appreciate the new Viper LED Gaming Mouse Pad. Take a look at the full press release below and stay tuned for more news and reviews! Illuminate Your Way to Victory Patriot launches Viper series LED Gaming Mouse Pad Fremont, California – October 9th, 2017: Patriot, a global leading brand in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper series, the Viper LED Gaming Mouse Pad. The Viper Series Gaming LED Mouse Pad offers fantastic decorative LED backlighting with an advanced polymer gaming surface. The Viper LED gaming mouse pad is a perfect match for any high-end gaming mouse and is designed to provide a better gaming experience for the serious gamer. Patriot is committed to creating a better gaming environment for enthusiasts and gamers and is launching the Viper series LED mouse pad right after V570 Blackout edition gaming mouse. Most of the gamers agree that peripherals with fantastic backlighting will stimulate their gaming appetite. The Viper LED gaming mouse pad features six different LED color settings that provide a continuous backlighting effect around and beneath the entire mouse pad. Users may cust...



Lamptron RGB Lighting, Fan Controllers Review and Giveaway

Giveaway! It’s time to win something at PureOC! Lamptron has some new products and wanted us to not only review them, but host a giveaway as well. Fan controllers might seem a tad antiquated these days, but what if I told you that you could control RGB lighting without the need of extra software? Lamptron has done the unimaginable by making the CL420 fan controller that can also control the RGB lighting effects in fans and LED strips. The video explains, as well as shows, that the CL420 does an excellent job of controlling fan speed, while also giving tons of RGB LED lighting controls for both fans and strips. This is such an incredibly unique design that I have to give huge props to Lamptron for introducing it. The CM512 is a pretty standard fan controller, but it offers a solid option for users who want non-obtrusive, hardware based speed control. The biggest issues I see with these products is a slightly limited availability and a fairly steep price of over $60 for the CL420 on Amazon. Overall though, Lamptron really outdid themselves with the CL420! Use the entry form below to add entries into the giveaway and don’t forget to check out the full video for all of the review details. In order to win, you must be 18 years or older and have a valid shipping address in the contiguous 48 states of the US. Don’t forget to join or forums and ask any PC related questions you might have. Finally, we also happily award the Lamptron CL420 and CM512 the Pure Overc...



Why the Quadraclicks RBT is the Best Competitive Gaming Mouse

I’ve already done a full review on PureOC about the RBT, but the recent design update made me want to post a quick write up about it. On top of that, I’ve had months to analyze every detail of my previous experience, which has allowed me to give a detailed explanation of exactly what is happening with my hand when I’m using Quadraclick’s design. I know some people will still have a hard time believing it, but I have to call the Quadraclick RBT the best competitive gaming mouse design in existence right now. My video above will give a full detailed explanation, but I want to quickly sum up what is happening. Using the tips of the fingers to make mouse clicks happen can actually cause tension in the hand that pulls your cursor out of place. When accuracy is paramount though, say in editing or competitive gaming, you have to hold an inordinate amount of tension in your hand to counter act those movements. It would explain why certain users suffer from carpal tunnel and why competitive gamers seem to wear down their reaction time so quickly in the eSports scene. Granted, these are just theories on my part since I don’t have the ability to test large focus groups, but I hope it helps in understanding where I’m coming from. When you use the base of the finger to actuate the mouse buttons, it seems to fit more naturally with the ergonomic movement of the hand and also prevents mouse movement during clicks, which is why the RBT feels so great i...



Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse

Patriot is an extremely common name to most of us. While some think of national pride and others think of Tom Brady, no doubt most of you think about memory. While the mainstay of Patriot’s products have been RAM and storage, they’ve recently taken some dives in gaming peripherals. A couple of days ago, they announced the Viper V570 Gaming mouse. The design has MMO and FPS gaming in mind with a button scheme that can add quite a bit of customization to gameplay. It looks like a fun unit that has some pretty great options for personalized use as well. Check out the full press release below! Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse Xtreme precision laser sensor. Up to 12,000 DPI Multi-zone customizable RGB LED management Advance MMO+FPS all-in-one ergonomics Fremont, California – October 3rd, 2017: Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper V570 gaming mouse line, Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse. The V570 RGB Blackout Edition’s innovative MMO+FPS hybrid design and its rich feature set offer high performance, versatility, and customization for the most serious gamers. “We are excited to announce the launch of the new addition to our innovative and bestselling Viper V570 RGB laser gaming mouse series. “said Roger Shinmoto, Patriot’s Vice President of Product Development. “The unique FPS and MMO hybrid ...



Mouse No More – RBT Rebel Indiegogo Campaign adds Budget Option

You may remember something about a new input device called the RBT (rabbit) that was supposed to improve the mouse design dramatically. We got the chance to review it and the conclusion was that the button layout worked in a completely surprising way. Even now, in spite of being back on a regular mouse for some time, I still can’t get used to the tension that is so obvious in my neck and should after having the RBT experience. Well if price was a factor, there’s good news. For $55 right now, you can add to the campaign funds and secure an RBT Rogue for yourself. The DPI sensor is going to be quite a bit lower than the gaming version, but if you aren’t the type to set sensitivity to the point that a tiny flinch causes the cursor to shoot across the screen (like me), then the office version might be perfect anyways. Check out the link below because if you’ve ever experienced discomfort from using a mouse, the RBT is well worth the cost. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mouse-no-more-rbt-rebel-rogue-taking-over-esports#/



Rosewill Neon K51 and Neon M57 Review

Introduction Everyone has different priorities for their PC build: Power, silence, size, comfort, lighting, cheap as possible, etc. When you are on a budget, some part of your build is going to suffer. Great power; you sit on the floor. Huge monitor; graphics card tops out at 30 fps. Lots of RGB lighting; keyboard and mouse from the 90’s. This review is for the latter. If you’ve shopped for an RGB keyboard recently, your options are $150+ mechanical or $50 fixed color membrane. Good news! Rosewill built something bright, colorful and affordable. They’ve also built a mouse with RGB as well, though affordable RGB mice have stiffer competition. However, should you buy them? Let’s find out. First, a bit about Rosewill: Rosewill’s mission is to consistently deliver reliable, high quality PC gaming, IT hardware and home products through leading innovation and long-lasting relationships. Rosewill Inc. was established in 2004, founded by manufacturing reliable, high-quality technology products. The first products under the Rosewill brand name included computer components such as computer cases, power supply units, keyboards, mice and cables. Over time, the product line strategically developed and entered new areas of growth, including PC gaming and home products. Under the management of experienced e-retail experts, Rosewill products can be found on all top e-commerce sites, along with product information and reviews. Today, Rosewill currently manuf...



Lamptron CL420 – One Controller to Rule Them All!

You might have seen the name Lamptron pop up on our site a couple of times. They might seem a bit obscure, but they have some surprisingly cool products that cover niches not explored by other companies. Our recent review of their LED strips showed some brilliant designs in giving users lighting control without software or a large-ish control boxes. Once again, Lamptron is at it with designing an all-in-one RGB LED Light and Fan controller. The CL420 is a 5.25″ bay controller that is meant to control LED strips and RGB LED fans from nearly every manufacturer. If you like NZXT’s strips but prefer the lighting design on Corsair’s fans, in theory you can control each from this single controller. The question comes in how many lighting options you’ll have, but it’s nice to know that you wouldn’t need any additional software to handle the settings. Based on the performance of their recent RGB LED strips, I imagine there will be numerous effects built into the controller. The good news is it looks like Lamptron already has a page up on their site for the CL420. You can check out the details at the link below, but it’s hard to narrow down what the availability and price will be at the time being. Hopefully time will permit us to get a chance to take a look at it and really see what it’s capable of. http://www.lamptron.com/2016/08/08/lamptron-cl420-case-controller/



Lamptron Flexlight Multi Simple and Multi Programmable RGB LED Strips Review

Introduction What is the point of filling a computer with the fanciest of technological achievement if a random passerby can’t view the inside of your case? Windows do nothing if the room isn’t well lit. The solution? LIGHTS! *crackling knees* Back in my day we used cathode case lights to brighten up our insides, with ONE color! But this is the future, and we have rainbows. Lamptron has bright and colorful LEDs to fill your darkened spaces in your PC cases. How do they perform? Let’s find out. First we’ll shed some light on the company: Lamptron develops and markets the next generation of high performance computer peripherals using the latest technology that enables a new level of interaction between the end-user and their personal computer. Quick, simple, I like it. Time to find out if it’s true.






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