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Gamdias Hermes P2 Gaming Keyboard Review

Are optical switches the next big thing? Maybe more so for competitive gaming than daily use, but the Gamdias Hermes P2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has a great feel for typing with the blue switches. The quality is certainly mythic level and any gamer should consider them as an option.



EpicGear Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse Review

The term module can mean little more than changing surface pieces, but EpicGear takes it to a whole new meaning with the Morpha X. You can choose whether you like optical or laser for gaming, which switch type is best for clicks, and you can change weight. It's practically two mice in one!



Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse

Introduction We’ve seen several mice from Swedish company Mionix, and we’ve been impressed. The Naos remains one of the most comfortable mice I’ve ever grasped (admittedly, it’s my go-to daily mouse of choice), and we’ve seen models from Mionix that sport minor differences and improvements along the way. Why mess with a winning formula, it seems. One of the differences is certainly in terms of cost. It should come as no surprise that everyone doesn’t necessarily want to splurge for the flagship Naos, and for those who want the quality and features but a more affordable price tag, the Mionix Castor is what we’re looking at today. The Castor is a right-handed mouse, and while it captures the shapely essence of the vaunted Naos, it also seems to share some lineage from the impressive Avior, creating a subtle new shape that’s suitable for palm, claw, and fingertip-grip preferences. There are a couple other differences, such as a 10,000 DPI optical engine rather than laser, a simplified lighting and feature set, and a lower price tag than the premium Naos or Avior. Sounds good so far. Let’s take a closer look at the Mionix Castor and find out if it’s worthy your consideration.



Azio MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard and EXO1 Mouse Review

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.



Gigabyte Raptor Gaming Mouse

With the Raptor gaming mouse, Gigabyte is targeting a rather specific crowd in the gaming world: those who want a claw-style rodent. We don't see many of these, and the Raptor looks sleek and comes with a few interesting features. Not only is it a claw mouse, but it's also nearly ambidextrous. Interesting, to be sure. But will it alienate mainstream users, or zero in on those who want something special? Let's take a closer look at the Gigabyte Raptor gaming mouse and make the call.



Mionix Naos 7000 and Avior 7000

Today we're looking at the latest iterations of these Mionix flagship mice, the Naos 7000 and Avior 7000. Despite the difference in DPI, the other major difference is these two new products utilize optical sensors rather than laser internals. This has several pros and cons, which we'll discuss in more detail, but the overarching point to realize here is you get nearly the same mice for less money. We're certainly fans of getting good value, so let's take a closer look at the Mionix Naos 7000 and Avior 7000 and find out if they're worth your money.



 
 
 
 
 

Roccat Lua Mouse and Sense Chrome Blue Mouse Pad

Simplicity, ease of use, and functionality. These are just some of the things most of us are looking for when we search for computer hardware and peripherals. With today's high tech gadgets, and the complex software that comes along with it, it's sometimes nice to simplify things and go back to the basics. Today we will be taking a look at the Roccat Lua Mouse and Roccat Sense Chrome Mouse Pad. The simple, yet unique design and functionality of this particular peripheral may catch you by surprise. While we look into these products you will see why, sometimes, going back to basics can be a good thing. We too often look for the newest and greatest technology, and forget that not everyone needs all those extra bells and whistles. Rather, it's sometimes the mere thought of having the latest and best gadgets that gets the blood pumping. Today, what we have to share is simple, yet functional, but with the latest software engineering that may surprise even the most ardent "techy." What Roccat has here is also something that can fit almost anyone's budget. Before we move forward, lets talk a little about Roccat. Roccat is a leading manufacturer for many of today's peripherals, from Gaming Mice, to Mouse Pads, to Keyboards, to Gaming Headsets and the list just goes on. They have a leading team with innovative ideas that continue to advance with today's technology. Today, we will talk more about the Roccat Lua and Roccat Sense Chrome Mouse pad, and you will see how the...



 
 
 
 
 

ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse

The ROCCAT Savu looks to continue the innovative features we've previously seen, and if the past is any indication, then we expect big things from ROCCAT here with this gaming mouse. And while ROCCAT may not be quite as well known in North America as some established industry heavyweights, they've made quite a splash in Europe, and seem to be looking to expand on this side of the pond, complete with a healthy pedigree to back up their gaming lineup. With a price tag of about $70, can the ROCCAT Savu stack up well in a competitive market? Let's take a closer look and find out.





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