San Diego – August 14, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Professional Gaming Keyboard for PC. Designed to deliver the highest levels of customization and performance, the S.T.R.I.K.E.7 features a unique modular design and the V.E.N.O.M.™ touch screen interface. The S.T.R.I.K.E.7 ships worldwide today.
The unique V.E.N.O.M.™ touch screen interface enables the gamer to take control of their gaming environment, launch games or applications at the swipe of a finger, deploy custom macro commands, program chat, game, media settings and more.
Sharkoon expands their assortment for PC gamers with another gaming keyboard: The Sharkoon Tactix Gaming Keyboard comes with an 18-key rollover, interchangeable WASD and Arrow keys. The black keyboard eliminates the need for multimedia keys and offers compact dimensions of 431 x 136 x 24 mm for a space saving design. Delivery also includes a handy, detachable wrist rest. The Sharkoon Tactix supports N-key rollover for up to 18 keys, now several key commands can simultaneously be performed quickly and precisely during action-packed gaming situations. Important for gamers is that the WASD and Arrow keys are highlighted in a nonslip rubber blue coating. For users who prefer a more discreet design, keys are in the default layout together with replacement tool.
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.
ROCCAT has been making a name for themselves over the past year or so. Their products have been exclusively sold overseas, but starting this year they have moved into the US. We first talked to them at CES and today we are checking out our first ROCCAT product, the Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard has so many features geared toward gamers and also looks great. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video to learn all about this new keyboard.
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!