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).
It seems everyone has a gaming keyboard now and Cooler Master has quite a few in their CM Storm line of gaming products. Today we are unboxing the Quick Fire Pro, which is a mechanical gaming keyboard. This keyboard features the Cherry MX mechanical key switches, full NKRO support via USB, multimedia shortcut keys, and it is partially backlit with red LED lights. Is this your next gaming keyboard? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
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.
Gaming keyboards, they can be very expensive for the average gamer. The range anywhere from $70 – $130. Many gamer’s cannot afford such expensive keyboards. Rosewill knows this and has the perfect gaming keyboard that is not going to put a dent in your wallet. The Rosewill RK-8100 gaming keyboard features soft touch gaming keys, 18-key rollover, and 10 different profile settings. Did mention this keyboard is only 30 bucks?! Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
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.
One of the first mechanical gaming keyboards I was actually able to try was the MEKA mechanical keyboard from Tt eSPORTS. While my time with the keyboard was a bit limited I was still very impressed as the comfort and responsiveness of the keys. The Meka Mechanical keyboard features cherry black mechanical key switches, up to a 1000Hz polling rate, 2 USB ports and much more. Today we finally got our hands on the MEKA, read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
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.
Corsair’s Vengeance line of gaming products combine superior responsiveness, precise accuracy, and reliable controls to allow you to perform at your highest level. Today we are taking a look at one of their two newest gaming keyboards in the Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard is geared towards FPS gamer’s with its Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches, contoured, textured WASD and 1-6 keycaps and 20-key rollover. Did we mention that keyboard is made of brushed aluminum too? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
So ROCCAT’s booth was quite interesting, I mean “Ze German’s are coming, and this time we’ll play nice” is a tough slogan, so I wanted to see what they had to impress me. Put it this way, the 6000 DPI adjustable, East-Shift Button, Tracking & Distance Control Unit, Driver + Macro Manager, On-board Memory (yes you read that right), Weight system (yes you read that right again) did NOT let me down. This mouse is priced at $79.99 which is a highly competitive price to top name mouses on the market today. Check out the awesome interview Kathrine & Marcus provided and it will blow your mind on gaming peripherals!
ThinkComputers stopped by the Shogun booth at CES 2012 to check out the company’s latest gaming peripherals and accessories. Headlining was a combination mouse, presentation remote, and gaming controller released last year, the Chameleon X1. This laser mouse has a full Playstation Portable-style controller on the bottom of it. Shogun also showed us its several new keyboards, its Ballista mouse, and a fantastic new 2.1 speaker system with golf ball-sized satellites. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean talks to Dennis from Shogun in this video interview.
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