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COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse & Speed Mouse Pad – Review

Introduction   Cougar is known for making exotic looking cases, performance chassis fans and the color “orange”. They’ve also been working on expanding to other product sectors over the last few years; We even saw them release a line of power supplies that was generally well received. Hoping to expand on that success, we are now witnessing Cougar reach into the very competitive “gaming peripherals” market. As eSports continues to pick up momentum and followers, hardcore gaming itself is rising from parent’s basements to being broadcast to millions across the globe. As a result, each day new gamers are born into this growing market, and Cougar is looking to “pounce” on this potential revenue stream (Editor’s Note: I see what you did there… -Mike). Cougar sent us the 700M Gaming Mouse and the Cougar Mouse Pad Speed, their latest enthusiast gaming products, to take a look at. We’re going to see if Cougar has what it takes to survive in this tough market, or if they could end up on the “endangered products” list. First, a few words about Cougar:   About COUGAR COUGAR was started in Germany in 2007 by a group of computer peripherals engineers who wanted to design with passion. We established a professional team, adhered to the design philosophy of technology centered on human use and aesthetic perfection. These combinations lead to products that met the global demand for high-end profession...



G.SKILL Releases Extreme Performance Phoenix Blade Series 480GB PCIe SSD

G.SKILL Releases Extreme Performance Phoenix Blade Series 480GB PCIe SSD A Beast of Blazing Speed and Massive Capacity Taipei, Taiwan – 22 October 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory and SSD designer and manufacturer, is excited to announce the Phoenix Blade Series PCIe SSD, the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity storage device. The Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is the perfect storage solution for extreme gaming, professional graphic design, industrial design, and HD video & audio content creation.  By introducing extreme read and write performance, the potential of today’s multi-core processors can be unleashed, resulting in higher productivity and performance, whether you are in extreme gaming or professional design. x4 SSD Controllers in RAID0 Setup Built with x4 LSI SF-2281 SSD controllers in a RAID0 setup and integrated with a massive 480GB array of MLC flash, G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD increases the bandwidth performance up to 4 times over typical SATA3 based SSDs! PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 Interface G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is designed with a PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 high-speed interface, allowing the system to effortlessly send massive amounts of data to and from the SSD and drastically improves performance for professional and industrial graphic applications. Up to 2,000MB/s Extreme Read and Write Performance With 480 gigabytes of storage capacity, the G.SKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is pushing the maximum limit of read ...



Super Talent Announces its Second Micro-USB Interface Storage Device

Super Talent Announces its Second Micro-USB Interface Storage Device STT unveils its thumbnail sized storage device, the new Pico Motile, to the mobile telecommunications industry. San Jose, California — October 21, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, announces its Pico Motile USB drive. The Pico Motile is a smaller version of Super Talent’s Motile USB drive that provides users an option to transfer files on the go. One end of the Pico Motile provides a micro USB connector while the other is a traditional USB 2.0 connector. Mobile devices running the Android 4.0 platform or later that support the use of removable storage can take full advantage of the Pico Motile to share files without the need for any additional cables. Capacity Part Number 16GB (Red) STU16PICM 32GB (Blue) STU32PICM 64GB (Brown) STU64PICM The Pico Motile is smaller than the size of an average house key and available in capacities of 16, 32, and 64 GB. It comes with a red, blue, or brown colored cap for the capacity listed. “Mobile devices are found everywhere today and the Pico Motile provides a quick and easy pocket sized solution for information to be shared between multiple platforms while on the go.” –Shimon, VP of Engineering, Super Talent Technology Additional information on Super Talent’s Pico Motile can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, des...



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 ...



Tesoro Releases Ancile Z1 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad in North America

Tesoro Releases Ancile Z1 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad in North America High Precision Mousing Control to Dominate the Battlefield October 14, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today releases the Ancile Z1 hard gaming mouse pad in North America. Shield of the War God According to legend the shield of the Roman war god, Ancile, fell from the heavens, and guaranteed Rome would be the mistress of the world. Much like the mythological Ancile, Tesoro’s Ancile hard gaming mouse pad ensures domination of the competition by providing high precision mousing control. High Texture Density, Low Friction Surface The Tesoro Ancile with its unibody construction is designed for the hardcore gamer. The low friction surface optimizes gliding capabilities while the high texture density and reflecting surface technology effectively improves the capture sensitivity for optical or laser gaming mice. Non-Slip Rubber Base The rubber base of the Ancile ensures the mouse pad does not slip or slide during intense gaming sessions. Price and Availability The Tesoro Ancile Z1 hard gaming mouse pad is available at Tesoro Gaming USA, Newegg, Amazon, NCIX for the suggested retail price of US$29. More information about the Tesoro Ancile Z1 can be found at: http://www.tesorotec.com/gaming-mouse-pad/tesoro-ancile-z1-hard-gaming-mouse-pad.html Product Highlights of Tesoro Ancile Z1 High precision hard gaming mousepad Micro textured, low friction...



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Penclic B3 Wireless Mouse Review

Introduction We see a lot of different types of gaming mice here on PureOverclock but what about a standard Bluetooth mouse that’s designed for drafting? Penclic has developed a mouse focused on drafting but does that mean it couldn’t be used for gaming? While we have flip-flopped on our opinions about this new mouse, we’re curious as to if the design is built well enough for comfort of the user, in order to forego the extra features that we are used to in a traditional mouse. Let’s give the Penclic B3 Wireless drafting mouse a whirl on our test bench to see how handles. Before we get started, let’s read a bit more about Penclic… Penclic is a Swedish company who combine the latest technology with sleek, ergonomic design. Our products make your work by the computer more functional and efficient. We always aim for durability, quality and care. Penclics innovative computer accessories are attuned to the ergonomic requirements that our bodies need. These ergonomic advances provided in our products grant the user an amazing and unique experience, without sacrificing on quality or function. Apart from the strong ergonomic advantages found in Penclic products, we strive to include nifty technological functions and smart, clean Scandinavian design. Our focus is to offer effective and comfortable solutions to our customer. Penclic started their journey of computer accessory reinterpretation in 2011.



Super Talent’s Custom USB Services

Super Talent’s Custom USB Services Customized USBs provide clients with several unique marketing options San Jose, California – October 6, 2014 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, announces updates to its USB customization options. Super Talent offers a selection of custom USBs that can be built to order with a variety of options. Customers can also choose from a selection of generic USB molds. A USB 3.0 option is now available for those wishing for very fast USB 3.0 custom drives. Additionally, customers can also get a preview of their logo on Super Talent’s USB drives. Super Talent has made these steps extremely easy with our online logo master preview. A sample can then be created for client approval. Pre-loaded software can be placed on the drive as well at request. The customized USB line is available in capacities of 2GB to 64GB. “The logo printing option is very popular with many companies that give away drives at large conventions. Business creativity can expand and leave users w! ith a physical reminder of a product or service that can double as a storage device.” –Shimon, VP of Engineering, Super Talent Technology Further Information on Super Talent Custom USBs can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 90...



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AORUS Thunder K7 Keyboard Review

Today we're looking at the AORUS Thunder K7 mechanical gaming keyboard, a fully backlit board that sports some solid styling and a unique design, looking to attract consumers who want something a bit different. The Thunder K7 is not your average mechanical board, as one of its most unique features is detachable and movable numpad, suitable for both lefties and righties. Question is: can the AORUS Thunder K7 can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards? Let's get to it and find out.



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Tt eSPORTS MetalCaps 38 Piece Mechanical Keycap Set Review

Let's say that you just got your brand-spankin' new mechanical keyboard. You take it out of the box and it looks even more glorious than you could have imagined; the keys feel perfect to type on, the back lighting is flawless, the accuracy of your typing is better, and in general your gaming experience makes you feel like you could leap tall buildings in a single bound. Flash forward a few years though and you find yourself just not as enthusiastic about your keyboard as you once were: sure it's just as good as it was when you first bought it, but visually it's gotten a bit on the stale side. Thankfully for you, Tt eSPORTS has a solution for you to add some flavor to your existing keyboard with these metal keycaps. Designed to work with any Cherry MX or Thermaltake certified-style mechanical keys, I'm here to check out their construction quality and to gain some impressions on what it will actually do for your keyboard, be it for better or worse.



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ROCCAT Ships Tyon Gaming Mouse

The Future is Here, ROCCAT Ships Tyon Gaming Mouse   Revolutionary gaming mouse with a dorsal fin, 16 assignable buttons and 31 distinct functions now available at Best Buy   Hamburg, September 30, 2014 – ROCCAT™ announces the global availability of the highly touted and much anticipated Tyon All Action Gaming mouse. The next step in gaming mice evolution and a true game changer, the Tyon sets the bar for gaming control and precision by putting every major action in the palm of the players’ hand.       ROCCAT Tyon features the X-Celerator, a two-way analog stick that allows gamers to throttle, sprint, rotate tank turrets, and more directly from their mice. Extensively tested and perfected by professional gamers to guarantee responsiveness and ease of use, the X-Celerator is a major shift in mouse design for FPS gaming and beyond.   The Tyon offers 16 assignable buttons, 31 distinct possible functions, and a nearly limitless levels of customization thanks to ROCCAT’s dedicated Easy-Shift[+] Button. While optimized for FPS gaming, the Tyon is an efficient, combat-ready and aestherically facscinating masterpiece for all genres, including MMO, RPG, and more.   “Today’s games demand that players master the different layers and dimensions of gameplay, whether on land, at sea, in air or space,” says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO. “The efforts placed on perfecting the Tyon is beyond comparison and we are confident that it will take ...



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AORUS Thunder M7 Mouse and P3 Mouse Pad Review

Today we’re going to test drive the AORUS Thunder M7, a mouse that's specifically geared to MMO/RTS gamers. Coming with a huge assortment of buttons and some unique features as well, the M7 looks rather exciting. It's got well-established Gigabyte backing it through their new AORUS gaming division, and the M7 is the flagship MMO mouse. And as an added bonus, we have the Thunder P3 mouse pad for a closer look as well, a control mat that's utterly massive. Let's dive in.



CM Storm NovaTouch TKL “The Ultimate Typing Experience”

CM Storm NovaTouch TKL “The Ultimate Typing Experience” Cooler Master, a leading developer of PC and electronic components and accessories, today announces the NovaTouch TKL, a hybrid capacitive keyboard designed for high speed, extreme accuracy, and total comfort in the ultimate typing experience. Pure Performance The Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL provides the ultimate typing experience for all – including the eSports professional and the expert typist. To achieve this, the NovaTouch TKL uses a Japanese made hybrid capacitive switch with a uniform 45 gram actuation force and a 1mm actuation point. This Cooler Master exclusive unique switch has an ultra smooth press, a tactile trigger point, and a rapid debounce time. The debounce time is 3x faster than traditional mechanical switches, allowing Actions per Minute (APM) to not be hindered by hardware limitations. Additionally, the switch is designed with a custom stem that is fully compatible with Cherry MX keycaps for keyboard customization enthusiasts. The NovaTouch TKL is equipped internally with N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technology for improved typing accuracy. The keyboard also comes with on-the-fly repeat rate adjustment keys for quick control of key repetition. The keyboard runs at a 1000 Hz / 1 ms polling rate and is supported by 128kb of on-board memory for swift response of the functional media control keys, repeat rate changes, and key rollover to ensure that it will never let you down. Functional ...



Super Talent Updates 7-pin SATA Flash Disk Module for Advanced Performance

Super Talent Updates 7-pin SATA Flash Disk Module for Advanced Performance SATA III version of the 7-pin modules with faster speeds is now available San Jose, California – September 22, 2014 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, updates its 7-pin SATA FDM with the 7-pin SATA SJ1. The very popular 7-pin SATA FDM is now available in a SATA III version which allows for read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and write speeds of up to 100 MB/s. Capacity 7-PIN SATA FDM SJ1 (Left) 7-PIN SATA FDM SJ1 (Right) 8GB FF7008JMRM FF6008JMRM 16GB FF7016JMRM FF6016JMRM 32GB FF7032JMRM FF6032JMRM 64GB FF7064JMRM FF6064JMRM These modules mount directly onto a mainboard and are perfect for maximizing performance of embedded computing applications. The small form factor along with a left or right facing version allows for space saving solutions where component placement is very important. Further information on the 7-pin SATA SJ1 can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI. With over 200 patents, the company was ranked in the top 50 of the Wall Street Jo...



COUGAR Launches Smart, Feature-Rich, Aluminum Gaming Keyboard

COUGAR Launches Smart, Feature-Rich, Aluminum Gaming Keyboard September 17th 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, leading eSports and computer peripherals brand has launched a cutting-edge aluminum keyboard which has already managed to win the 2014 iF International Design Award. COUGAR has invested two years of intense work in designing what is arguably the best gaming keyboard of the market, the 700K. The Cougar 700K Gaming Keyboard is a premium mechanical gaming keyboard aimed at professional level PC gamers, especially those who engage in Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs). It comes with COUGAR’s UIX™ System, a powerful software with a simple interface that combines your COUGAR peripherals (for example the new gaming mouse 700M) into a single application interface and allows you to conveniently configure all their functions. This way a single software can control all the peripherals, instead of needing, as most products on the market, an app for each device.   The design of the Cougar 700K was inspired by stealth warship technology, and it is based on carefully selected geometrical shapes: mechanical key modules are mounted on an exposed aluminum structure with premium anodized surface treatments, and a plastic frame wraps its ends to create a stylish, sturdy and durable device. This, together with the wrist support points, makes possible a faster, more precise and comfortable keyboard experience.   The 700k features German Cherry MX mechanical key switches that last...



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XtracGear Carbonic and Ripper Mouse Pads Review

Today we're looking at three gaming surfaces / mouse pads from XTracGear, a specialist in the mouse pad accessory market. We've got the Carbonic, the Ripper, and the Ripper XXL up for testing. All are flexible control pads, and they range in size from rather small to utterly massive. Let's have a closer look at these mouse pads from XTracGear.






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