Posts Tagged ‘Keyboard’
Introduction There’s something new in hardware news everyday. Big name companies with new minor upgrades saying how “revolutionary” their change is sounds pretty normal anymore. I’m looking at you, speed switches. Recently I discovered something that hasn’t seemed to reach the more popular news venues: keyboard optical switches. Have you heard of those? Gamdias has them. Have you heard of them? Maybe not, but I couldn’t resist looking at a product that comes from a newer company that also uses a newer technology. We’ll find out soon how optical switches measure up, but first a look at the core philosophy behind Gamdias. GAMDIAS emphasizes on the fundamentals, complemented with creativity and service. GAMDIAS Technology was founded in 2012, with team of over 100 led by R.K. HAN, successfully creating the gaming brand known as GAMDIAS. Not only do we aim to set the bar for quality and practically, but also to go above and beyond in our designs. Further supplementing our motto: Gaming Art in Motion, we will continue to invest heavily on designs, transcending GAMDIAS products to an artistic pantheon. By the way, every name has a story and Gamdias has a particularly interesting one. GAM stands for Gaming Art in Motion. Dias is the Latin word for God. Gamdias is claiming to be the God of Gaming. That’s a pretty huge claim!
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 ...
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...
CES 2017 coverage marches right along with another great set of show floors from some great companies. Geil showed off some excellent peripherals, Deepcool blew our minds with awesome looking cases and fans, and MSI continues to deliver great motherboards. However, we finally got to catch up with AMD and get a solid look at what to expect with the Ryzen and Vega releases. We have a little bit longer to wait before full specs arrive, but confidence is certainly rising in what team Red is trying to deliver. As always, check out the video below for the full details and don’t forget to leave some comments in the forums!
The Azio MGK1-K and MGK1-RGB mechanical keyboard look to offer solid designs for gamers on modest budgets. Both models are stylish and functional, both come with unique illumination effects, and both come with very attractive price tags. Can these two boards stand out? Let's find out.
We're looking at the Azio EXO1 mouse and MGK1 mechanical illuminated keyboard, two devices that seem very capable on their own. However, when used together, the matching gunmetal finish and white illumination speak volumes for sleek aesthetics. Hey, we love innovation and cool features just as much as anyone, but good looks will only get you so far. Let's take a closer look at the Azio EXO1 and MGK1 see if they can manage to impress.
Today we're looking at the Cougar 200K Illuminated gaming keyboard, an affordable board that sports rather smart styling and a couple of interesting features, such as lighting effects and anti-ghosting technology. We often see such features on expensive keyboards, but Cougar looks to be targeting gamers who are on a tight budget yet still want something capable. Let's get to it and take a closer look at the Cougar 200K Scissor keyboard.
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.
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.
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.
A fully mechanical keyboard that sports a sleek design and caters to gamers who want something uncomplicated, the Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite has some unique features including a detachable and movable numpad, suitable for lefties or righties. That certainly got our attention, so we had to test drive the Tizona G2N Elite firsthand. Let's delve a bit deeper and see if the Tizona G2N Elite can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.
Mechanical boards have become all the rage of late, and it's easy to see why. After you've used one, you'll wonder how you ever lived without, shunning the membrane boards for the sexy individual switch designs. A fully backlit mechanical keyboard that sports a sleek minimalist design and caters to discerning consumers who want something unique, the Func KB-460 is not to be confused with a "basic" mechanical board. Are you looking for plenty of standalone macro keys? Pffft, try fully integrated ones here. Is 6-Key Rollover not good enough for you, maybe you want 20KRO? Try FULL NKRO on the KB-460. Let's delve a bit deeper and see if the KB-460 can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.
Func announces the availability of the KB-460, a mechanical keyboard that features Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, designed for fast reaction times and equipped with an individual key illumination system. “We are working hard to create a complete range of gaming products with interesting features, designed for an enhanced gaming experience” says Calle Conradsson, Brand Manager for Func, “What makes the KB-460 unique is the combination of functionality and superb build quality. We are extremely proud with the result and glad to say that there is more to come from us!” Cherry MX Red mechanical switches Silent linear mechanical switches with minimal travel distance for rapid fingers. Full N-key roll over anti-ghosting Forget annoying “beeps” of unregistered key commands. Reliable, durable product design Keep the same tactile feeling up to 50 million strokes per key. Func Mode™ Activates re-assigned keys and disables the Windows key for a gaming friendly environment. Customizable backlight key illumination Adjust key illuminations brightness to your liking. Comfortable palm rest keeps your hands strain and stress free during many hours of use. 2 x USB connect-through ports Accessible connect-through ports for other USB devices. Plug n play, no need for installations KB-460 is completely plug n play ready; installation is only needed to personalize the keyboard to fit your gameplay style. Re-assignable buttons Re-assign the buttons and adjust the key config...
Introduction We have the Smart Stick and Wireless Keyboard from FAVI Entertainment for review today. FAVI Entertainment offers this as a solution for converting our existing HDTV into a “Smart TV.” It is designed to be an affordable device that connects to your wireless network and plugs into your existing TV (or any monitor that has an open HDMI port). The Smart Stick operates based on Android 4.0, and is lightweight and compact with no monthly subscriptions. Let’s find out how the Smart Stick can upgrade a TV to a “Smart TV,” and just how useful this gadget really is. Before we get started, let’s get to know about FAVI Entertainment. FAVI ENTERTAINMENT is a full service product design and development company specializing in projectors, mobile accessories, and digital media devices. Since 2006, we’ve developed over 120 consumer technology products under the FAVI brand. Recent Achievements: -2013 Inc 500 | 5000 Listed as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States for the 3rd year in a row. -2013 Edison Award winner for SmartStick -2013 CNET names SmartStick keyboard its top pick in its Ultimate Home Theater Solutions -2013 Home Theater Magazine names SmartStick Keyboard “Best keyboard/mouse remote for any media player” -2012 PC Magazine awarded the FAVI android pocket projector its coveted “Best of CES” Specialties: Mobile Projector Technology, Mobile/Tablet Peripherals, Android UI / Ap...
We've got the latest mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master: the QuickFire Stealth. It's part of their growing Storm lineup that's geared to gamers, and this board features the vaunted Cherry MX switches. It comes with an attractive price of $85 as well, and a few other nice features to boot. Let's take a closer look at the Cooler Master QuickFire Stealth Blue and see what it can do.