Today Corsair is announcing their brand new K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. We are big fans of Corsair’s Vengeance line of gaming keyboards, the Vengeance K90 was our overall winner of best keyboard of 2012. The K70 is built on the same bushed aluminum chassis as the other Vengeance boards and will feature Cherry MX Red mechanical switches under each key. The K70 will also feature a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, 1000Hz reporting rate, and 20-key rollover.
Attending to the motto “It’s all about evolution”, Ozone Gaming Gear has walked another step in the keyboards world, another evolution compatible with PC Win98SE/Me/2000/XP/VISTA/WIN 7/8. The European brand of gaming peripherals will show the new Blade Keyboard in the upcoming COMPUTEX (Taipei 2013), and will be available in stores worldwide from March 2013.
Every large press event Razer seems to make a point to launch a new spectacular product. CES 2013 they decided to launch a few… Products ranging from revamped PC input devices, to console controllers to the “Only True Gaming Tablet” on the Market make the Razer booth a must see. Razer as a brand is revolving around products styles that are built on the a quality backbone. Designed by gamers for gamers in a moniker that at CES could never be truer.
The leading hardware solution provider, Rosewill, will be show casing their latest innovations and premiere line of products at CES 2013. Rosewill will debut a world first, Rosewill Helios RK-9200 Dual LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Switches in Blue, Red, Brown, and Black. It supports Red or Green Backlit LEDs and allows independent color control of the vital WASD and 4 directional arrow gaming keys while allowing you to choose between 5 global brightness modes. It will stand side by side with the RK-9000 and RK-9100 series Mechanical Keyboards that have already cemented their positions.
ROCCAT will be showing its new product developments in gaming peripherals and software at CES in Las Vegas on January 8 – 11, 2013. Some of the ROCCAT highlights at this year’s show will include the brand’s first-ever mechanical keyboard and the first software project for the company from Hamburg, Germany – the Power-Grid app, which has now passed Beta testing. In addition, several ROCCAT products at CES are newly available to US gamers, including the gaming mice Kone XTD and Kone Pure along with the multicolor gaming keyboard Isku FX.
During the year if you’ve read the reviews I’ve submitted you’d know that I have a tendency to compare ‘this keyboard’ to ‘that keyboard’ but what would happen if I compared all the keyboards I reviewed in the past year and picked one to conquer all; A straight up prize fight based on all the categories that matter to you, the consumer. This is the first Keyboard of the Year Award ThinkComputers will ever hand out, so who will reign supreme? 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.
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?
The first time I heard of the Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Gaming Keyboard I was like “damn that is sweet!”. We have seen quite a few different gaming keyboards here at ThinkComputers, but we have not seen a modular gaming keyboard. The Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 has 7 different modular pieces that enable you to configure it in quite a few different ways. Did I mention this keyboard also has a touchscreen LCD that you can use to launch programs, change the colors of the keyboard and much more. So let’s get right into it! Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
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.
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