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).
What is a gaming keyboard? What specific requirements does a keyboard have before it’s considered in the “gaming” category? There is only one thing. Yeah, a lot of people will tell you different things like, a specific number of anti-ghosting key suppression (roll over), or the fact that it features mechanical key switches, or that the keys themselves light up, but none of these things are correct. Marketing is the only thing that defines a device as a gaming keyboard. Marketing and marketing alone is the only requirement for a regular keyboard to make the jump from standard desktop keyboard to a “gaming” one. In steps the Rosewill RK-8100. Rosewill’s claim to the best bang for buck when it comes to gaming keyboards.
As a hardcore gamer, I take my gaming tools seriously, and the mouse is no exception to a great PC gaming tool. I thought my Razer deathadder an I would be till death do us part, but when I received the Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance II, what’s a deathadder? This mouse with its bunch of awesome features totally was like slipping into new sheets. This mouse an I have a new relationship now, and I can say we bonded instantly.
Recently mechanical keyboards have been making a comeback. This is primarily due to the importance gaming has on the PC market. Professional gamers and gamers who want to be professional gamers (i.e. ME) are looking for any edge they can get on their competition. This is where the mechanical keyboard comes back into play. Gamers want to make sure when they press a key that the action they want to occur actually happens. Enter the Tt-eSPORTS MEKA Keyboard: This keyboard is Thermaltake’s first stab at the ever growing gaming keyboard market so let’s take and see how sharp this bad-boy is.
Gaming mice as a peripheral aren’t typically an item that is too high up on the food chain for some of the biggest computer part manufacturers. The main reason behind this is that PC gamers are possibly the hardest group of gamers to please. How do I know this, because I am one? Think of the gaming mouse as the one and only sword an immortal uses to take another immortals head. You don’t use just any sword; you use “your” sword just like you’d use only your specific gaming mouse in fragging and bagging some fool in your game of choice.
When you find a keyboard you like you never want to change, my keyboard is the one component of my main system that has not changed since 2007! Logitech released the diNovo Edge keyboard back in 2007 and even since it has been my main keyboard. Surprisingly enough logitech still makes it and it sells for just about the same price. I think after 5 years it is time to move on to a new keyboard and I think the K800 wireless keyboard may just be the right keyboard. It has some of the same features of the diNovo Edge as well as some new ones. Read on and see if the K800 can make me let go of my 5 year old diNovo Edge.
Corsair: They make memory, right? Wrong! They make everything. Well, everything is regards to the computer part/peripheral realm. The big question is; how well do they make these “everything” products? Today I’m looking at the Corsair Vengeance K60 Keyboard and I hope to shed some light on that subject. In the past I’ve looked at Corsairs line of speakers and they faired quite well in the ThinkComputers gauntlet. Previous experience aside, I can’t pump Phil Colin’s through a “NumLock “key so I have to throw out all my pre-conceived notions about Corsair and wipe the slate clean. Will the K60 hold up to the establish Corsair quality? Let’s take a look.
Cideko originally created the Air Keyboard and Mouse for HTPC users. Now they’ve decided to step up their game, expand the size and include a PlayStation 3 style controller on top. The result is an amazing all-in-one solution that will leave all user bases satisfied, albeit, some more than others. Check out the full review to find out why Cideko has dubbed their latest all-in-one product the Conqueror.
Today we’ll be looking at one of the many new mice from the Thermaltake brand Tt eSPORTS. The Tt eSPORTS Black Element Gaming Mouse is designed with MMORPG and RTS gamers in mind with up to 6500DPI, rubber coating finish, and highly customizable interface. Not only does this mouse have a comfortable feel, but is has a great look to it. This mouse can be illuminated in one of five different colors. Is this mouse only a fit for RTS and MMORPG gamers or can FPS gamers enjoy it too? Read on further to find out.
When you are looking for a gaming mouse there are a lot of choices. Some gaming mice are so confusing with 5-10 buttons on them and a million different settings. What if you just want a gaming-grade mouse without all the frills? Well NZXT has the perfect mouse for you and it comes in at an affordable $40 as well. The mouse I’m talking about is the Avatar S and it features switchable 400, 800 and 1600 DPI settings, tracking speed of 30-inches per second, 5 programmable buttons, and teflon feet. Let’s take this mouse for a spin and see how it performs.