• Peripherals

    by Published on October 25th, 2012 05:00 PM
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    Cooler Master has really been on a roll as of late. Just looking at their CM Storm branded peripherals, recently we have looked at the Skorpion mouse bungee, QuickFire Rapid, Trigger, QuickFire Pro, Sentinel Advance II, Speed RX mouse pad, Sirus headset, among others. Do you know what they all have in common? They were all impressive products, especially the mice, keyboard, and headset. In a relatively short amount of time, they've achieved quite a lot.

    Here in front of me is another CM Storm gaming mouse waiting to be tested. This is their latest mouse, the Recon. It's quite special in the sense that it's ambidextrous... not many of those around are there? I was a bit worried about the layout of an ambidextrous gaming mouse, so let's see how the Recon looks and feels.



    I'll tell you from the start, this will be a longer than usual Unboxing section. So let's start from the top; the box design is pretty much the same as the Sentinel Advance II and Inferno. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? It's descriptive ...
    by Published on October 25th, 2012 04:00 PM
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    Have you ever heard of a mouse bungee? This item is growing in popularity as of late, and many well known gaming peripheral manufacturers are releasing them. The guys at CM Storm didn't want to fall behind, so they've created their own, the Skorpion.

    So what is a mouse bungee? It's a very simple device really; all it is a stand that allows you to route your mouse cord through it. What's the point of that? Well, I'm sure you've experienced your cord dragging and pulling, which is not desirable in games. This ...
    by Published on October 3rd, 2012 12:00 PM
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    Cooler Master has been on a roll in the enthusiast keyboard market. They started off with a home run with their QuickFire Rapid, a tenkeyless, top quality board with an affordable price tag. The keyboard was well received here at GND-Tech, but one wish was for a backlight. Cooler Master has addressed this common wish with the new QuickFire TK keyboard!

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    You're a gamer. You know that a mechanical keyboard means the difference between winning and losing. The original QuickFire Rapid gaming
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    by Published on September 22nd, 2012 06:30 AM
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    The world of gaming headsets is full of different brands, models and colours, but a few names stick out among the rest as some of the most prominent brands in computer peripherals. One such company is Steelseries who manufacture everything from Headsets to Gaming Glasses. One of their best product lines includes the Steelseries Siberia V2 Full-size Headset which we will be reviewing in this article.


    As you can see in the above picture, this particular version of the V2 is purple. This is an exclusive model to PC World (http://PCWorld.co.uk) in the UK and is available for 70 though North American customers ...
    by Published on May 19th, 2012 12:00 PM
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    Last year, Cooler Master released their first gaming headset called the Storm Sirus. It is an enthusiast product that did very well in our review. Since then, they've released a revision of the Storm Sirus, but no new headset for the mainstream market. But now after one year, Cooler Master looks to appeal to the mainstream market with the Sonuz headset.

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    A lightweight and multi-purpose gaming headset, CM Storm Sonuz is designed to be your single powerful solution for crisp and clear sound for any use. At home or on-the-go,
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    by Published on May 10th, 2012 09:00 PM
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    When it comes to gaming, your immersion into the game by way of sound is one of the most important aspects. Thermaltake realized this when launching it's eSPORTS lineup of gaming gear and has responded with the Tt eSports Shock gaming headset. On paper this headset seems to include all the standard features you might find in a typical gaming headset. Some features include: noise canceling mic, adjustable sizes, foldable design, and 40mm drivers to name a few.



    MSRP for the headset is $79.99 USD which puts it in the upper mid-range category. It also comes in two different colors, black and white. Both headsets use the exact same materials so other than the color, they are identical. Now, lets move on and see what this headset really has to offer.




    Features

    The Thermaltake Shock headset on paper looks like a pretty well equipped headset. Below are a list of features and specifications provided by Thermaltake.


    • Stereo surround sound - In-style plug & play stereo gaming headset for taste
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    by Published on May 7th, 2012 09:00 PM
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    There are many kinds of gamers out there. And when it comes to gaming mice, we see a massive variety out there for every type of gamer you can think of. In this review we will be going over the Thermaltake eSPORTS Azurues gaming mouse. Upon first glance, it is obvious that it was designed for the gamer who wants their mouse to be simple, yet contain all the latest high end features.




    Some of the key features of this mouse are the full braided cable and unique USB connector, Rubber coating, removable weights and selectable dpi (400, 800, 1600). According to Thermaltake, this mouse is geared towards FPS gaming.



    Features

    This mouse may be simple, but it is not lacking in the feature department. Below are a list of features that you will find on the Tt eSPORTS Azurues mouse. The specifications below can be found on the Tt eSPORTS website here.


    • Up to 1600 DPI Optical Engine - Up to 1600 dpi optical engine with 400/800/1600. Switchable to provide
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    by Published on April 30th, 2012 11:00 PM
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    As of lately it seems Cooler Master has been adding more and more gaming grade mechanical keyboards to it's arsenal. However, its latest release is none other than the CM Storm Trigger which aims to be one of the best gaming mechanical keyboards you can buy. It's packed with all the latest features you may find on most keyboards with impressive visuals to boot. We've been especially impressed with the other mechanical keyboards from Cooler Master, so we have high hopes for this one.



    Some of the key features of this keyboard are the Cherry MX mechanical switches, macro keys backed with 64Kb of onboard memory, built in USB hub, and fully back-lit keys with different color options. Continue on to the next page for a more in depth review of the Trigger's many features. In this review we will be looking at the CM Storm Trigger with Cherry MX Brown switches installed. Currently the Trigger has an MSRP of $119.99 USD.






    As stated earlier, the CM Storm Trigger we are testing is equipped with Cherry MX Brown switches which is standard for the US. Outside the US, you switch type may vary. The Cherry MX Brown switches offer a slight tactile feel about half way though the key press which is a good mix for either gaming or typing. ...
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