When I got my hands on this mouse, I was thrilled to be doing the review. The German company ROCCAT is one of the top of the line gaming peripherals companies around today, very well known in Europe. Their USA launch started in 2012 and has been making a big impact with gamers. They started out with the Kone, then came the Kone[+], and now the Kone XTD, their flagship mouse. This mouse is powered by an 8200 DPI Pro Aim R3 laser sensor, a commanding 32-bit Turbo Core V2 72MHz ARM MCU processor, and the most advanced Tracking & Distance Control Unit around – all working in clockwork unison to deliver world-beating battle ability.
Back at the end of 2010 TT eSPORTS introduced the MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It was an instant hit with its Cherry MX Black mechanical key switches and extremely sturdy and solid design. At CES this year we were introduced to a whole new set of gaming keyboard from TT eSPORTS that featured backlit keys, something that was missing on many of TT eSPORTS early gaming keyboards. So today we have the TT eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard has the same features you saw in the original MEKA G1 like the 1000 Hz polling rate, built in USB hub and audio connections and 1.5m military grade cable. This new version also offers a dynamic pulse-break backlight system with 7 different illumination levels. Read on as we take a look!
Tt eSPORTs (Thermaltake) collaborated with DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW Group, to create one of these very products. The idea was to take the “standard” Gaming Mouse and put a twist on it like you’ve never seen before. Aesthetically and functionally unique I give the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse. If you aren’t familiar with work done between Thermaltake and DesignworksUSA you should search the original Level 10 case. Most people are familiar with the Level 10 case that was reviewed here at ThinkComputers but let me tell you the inspiration for that case was quite unique, and so was the cost. DesignworksUSA is a company that specializes in thinking outside of the car realm and applying its design application to products that you wouldn’t normally think of. Is the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse of those products that people will revere for more than just its design? Let’s take a look!
If I could pick one brand that made the biggest splash at Think Computers this year it would hands down be the Vengeance line of products from Corsair. I started reviewing Corsair non-component products a couple years ago with their speaker line. The transition to their input devices was smooth for me because I was already reviewing so many other input devices from other manufacturers. Every Corsair product I’ve reviewed personally has left a lasting impression on me; So much so that the Corsair K90 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard is a product that I’ve been trying to get my hands on all year. On paper the K90 looks quite promising. I always make notion to other things that could be added or subtracted to various products and the K90 looks like it could be the porridge that Goldie Locks picks.
When Bob told me I was going to review the Roccat Lua I was honestly excited. I saw the Lua during an E3 announcement and have been looking forward to get my hands on it ever since. Roccat has a recent history with ThinkComputers of having top notch products. I don’t know if I’ve encountered a brand that has made such a splash with me in such a short period of time. The Lua is a gaming mouse that follows the same aesthetic scheme of the rest of the Roccat products but it’s a question of if it will follow the same quality scheme.
Today we’ll be taking a look at the Razer Naga. This is a top tier mouse aimed at the MMO/RTS crowds. If you’re not familiar with these games they involve a lot a lot of number button combos and quick mouse movements respectively. As such this mouse is packed with a myriad of buttons and an insane dpi. Follow along as we find out if Razer hit this one out of the park or if you should leave this product on shelf to gather dust.
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!
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).
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