A year or so ago Mad Catz released the Cyborg R.A.T. series mice. These mice were the craziest looking computer peripheral that I’ve ever looked at till this point. What made the R.A.T. series great was the facts that not only were they unique and cool to look at they were solid performers. Bob reviewed the M.M.O. 7 Mouse a while back and gave it great remarks. The Mad Catz Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard (S7) takes the unique level of the R.A.T. series mouse and puts it to shame, the big question is can it hold up to the level that the R.A.T. performed at?
Here we are back with another gaming device from ROCCAT. Over the past few months we have taken a look at a selection of their mice, keyboards and headsets. For being the new kid on the block they really mean business and are not some gaming brand that is going to here and gone in a year. On the review block today is a Savu Gaming Mouse. This mouse features a 4000 dpi optical sensor opposed to laser sensors that we’ve seen on many of the latest mice. The mid-size gaming mouse only has 4 major buttons plus a scroll wheel, you can double those buttons with ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] functionality. The Savu also features “no sweat” grips and a rear light bar that can be customized to any color you wish. Is this the gaming mouse for you? Read on to find out!
We all know iBUYPOWER for making some pretty amazing and affordable custom gaming machines, but did you know they have a few custom gaming laptops as well? Laptops are a great choice for people who do not want the hassle of a large tower and want something they can easily take with them to say a LAN party, but still has enough power to play some of the latest games. Today we are taking a look at iBUYPOWER’s Valkyrie CZ-17 gaming laptop that features an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics, and 8GB of DDR3 memory. Is this gaming laptop the perfect companion for gamers? We are going to find out!
A few months back Cooler Master allowed me to review The CM Storm Quick Fire Pro (QFP). You can check out the review here. In that review I proclaimed that “Cooler Master hit the nail on the head when focusing on the important aspects of a gaming keyboard.” If you read the review you’ll know that I really liked the Quick Fire Pro and then Cooler Master up and HAD to send me the CM Storm Trigger. The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for all intents and purposes is the “smarter hotter sister” of the Quick Fire Pro. Even though I’ve been hooked on the Roccat ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard recently why do I feel like I’m cheating? I really need to get out more…
The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the first gaming keyboard that Bob asked me to review in what I refer to as the “dime-piece” category. For the most part, regardless of price, the recent gaming keyboards I’ve reviewed for ThinkComputers have been in the Mid-Upper price tier of gaming peripheral products. The Trigger on the other hand is in the highest price tier and is supposed to be the best of the best that Cooler Master has to offer. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.
ROCCAT (PRONOUNCED ROCK-ET) made a name for itself at Thinkcomputers when they allowed us to review the ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. The ISKU featured solid hardware accompanied by the most dynamic customization software I’ve ever seen. Today I’m taking a look at the ROCCAT Kone[+] – Max Customization Gaming Mouse. Let me start off by saying that MAX CUSTOMIZATION seems like an achievement I’d get in my favorite MMO. If MAX CUSTOMIZATION (I’ll stop with the CAP’s now) is anything similar to what the ISKU had, well, you can paint me blue and call me Babe (Pizza Pizza).
Every once in a blue moon I’ll be perusing the interwebs and I’ll see a nifty ad that I’ll actually click on. God forbid that I actually click on an ad with the chance that I might inadvertently install a virus that will eat my computers insides, BUT when that blue moon happens I set all care aside and do it anyways. During one of those very select times I saw an ad for a rather compelling keyboard made by this company that I’ve never heard of: Roccat. After clicking on the ad I was transported to a black and blue world of epic gaming peripherals. After flipping through a couple of the very sexy products it took me about negative 4 seconds to message Bob via Facebook and say, “You need to get products from this company called Roccat”. He replied instantly with something that made me quite happy, “They’re already on their way, a keyboard and mouse.” First on the agenda is the ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. From what I saw on the website I should be expecting a lot but after reviewing more keyboards and mice than I care to think about I know that I should never judge a book by its cover, even though this book looks cool as funk.
Over the past 2 years Corsair has really molded themselves into an all around company. If you don’t remember not that long ago Corsair was mainly known for enthusiast memory. Now we consider them to be a top choice when it comes to cases, solid state drives, power supplies and gaming accessories. Their Vengeance line of gaming peripherals includes keyboards, mice and headsets. We have already taken a look at their Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset and now we are back with the wireless version the Vengeance 2000. The Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Gaming Headset features 7.1 surround sound audio, large 50mm drivers, and a wireless range of up to 40 feet. Read on and see if this is the next gaming headset for you!
If you’ve ever seen any of Cyborg’s mice you know they look nothing like anything else out there. The only way to really describe them is to say they look like something a cyborg would use or a transformer. I was always skeptical about the Cyborg mice, I mean yeah they look awesome, but are they actually comfortable? Well I can say after using the Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse for quite a while now it is the most comfortable mouse I have used and I couldn’t imagine using another mouse ever again. Besides being comfortable it features 13 programmable buttons, a true 6400 DPI ‘Twin-Eye’ laser sensor, dual ActionLock buttons, a custom weight system and much more. Read on as we check out this truly unique gaming mouse!
Yes, Cooler Master’s CM Storm Sonuz headset is a beast. 53mm drivers, 97mm earpads, detachable microphone, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, set the stage for a headset that is ready to climb in the ring with the big boys. But instead of dazzling you with virtual surround, the Sonuz is just going to hit you with raw power. Is its raw power strong enough to deliver a knockout punch? Continue reading to find out…
The Spawn is one hell of a gaming mouse. By far, the best $40 mouse I’ve ever used. So, when Bob asked me to take a look at the CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard I was very enthusiastic about the opportunity. I don’t have much history with Cooler Master’s line of products and only thing that I consistently purchased from Cooler Master was aftermarket CPU coolers, considered to be some of the best in the industry. But, now that all these component companies are diving full force into the gaming peripheral market and I’m truly excited to see what the “Storm” will bring (pun intended).
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