Cooler Master annuncia il nuovo Mouse Gaming Recon, una periferica appartenente alla linea Storm e pensata per la fascia medio-alta del mercato. Il mouse è equipaggiato con ben 9 pulsanti e un sensore ottico AVAGO 3090 con una risoluzione massima di 4000 DPI, modificabile on-the-fly. Il CM Storm Recon è un mouse cablato con interfaccia USB 2.0 e, attraverso la memoria onboard da 32KB, permette di salvare ben 5 profili e 36 Macro.
It’s nearly vacation time, you’ve got your second-gen Razer Blade nestled in wrapping paper below the Festivus pole, and all you need is a fancy new mouse to go along with that fancy new gaming laptop. Razer’s apparently got you covered in that department as well, refreshing its Orochi wireless gaming mouse just in time for the upcoming holiday. Sporting a new laser with a 6400 dpi 4G sensor, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity (as well as wired support) and 30 hours of advertised battery life on two AAs (double the previous model), the Orochi promises to “take out the competition with deadly accuracy.” Here’s hoping Razer’s not talking about beating your opponents to death with the mouse, and just means that figuratively. The company’s already got the new Orochi up for sale on its website for $69.99 / €69.99, which we’d suggest heading to sooner than later should you want to beat the holiday madness.
Ever since Batman popularized the matte finish with his snazzy Batsuit, product designers have gone Bat-crazy over the finish choice. Today, Mad Catz pushes back on that new normal, re-introducing its R.A.T. line of gaming mice in three new, glossy colors: white, red, and (yes, another) black. That includes the entire R.A.T. line, from the R.A.T.3 to the M.M.O.7 and everything in between. And those new colors are already available from Mad Catz, anxiously awaiting wrapped boxes and new computers equipped with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Oh the sectoids you’ll kill!
Asus fa sapere di aver cominciato le spedizioni del nuovo mouse Republic Of Gamers GX1000 con sensore laser a 8200 DPI (regolabili grazie a 4 livelli di commutazione), piedini in teflon e un design ergonomico che consente una maggiore comodità soprattutto durante le lunghe sessioni di gioco. Il GX1000 utilizza dei pesi rimovibili per consentire una maggiore facilità di utilizzo in base alle esigenze degli utenti e, grazie alle sei macro programmabili è possibile impostare molte combinazioni per migliorare il feedback di gioco. Il GX1000 è fornito in dotazione con un tappetino ROG, progettato per soddisfare le esigenze anche dei giocatori più appassionati.
It’ll be another two weeks before Windows 8 PCs go on sale, but if you like, you can hand pick out your gesture-enabled peripherals now. Logitech just announced two wireless mice and an external trackpad, all optimized to support gestures in Windows 8. Starting with the mice, the Touch Mouse T620 has the same design as the M600 announced earlier this year, except it supports Win 8 gestures out of the box. (The M600 will get a software update allowing it to work the same way.) Similar to its predecessor, the T620′s entire top surface is touch-enabled, which means you can do things like swipe the right side for the Charm Bar, or swipe from the left to rotate through open programs. You can also double tap with one finger to return to the Start Screen, and double tap with two fingers to show the desktop.
Moving on, the Zone Touch Mouse T400 has a touch strip that you can use to move up and down through pages, as well as scroll through the live tiles on the Start Screen. In a brilliant twist, though, the touch strip itself is comprised of two buttons, which you can use to toggle open apps or bring up the Start Screen, depending on which end you press. Finally, the Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 is a Magic Trackpad-style touchpad with a spacious glass surface, which seemed impeccably responsive during our brief hands-on with it. Unlike the two mice, which run on AAs, the T650 has a rechargeable battery, which you can re-juice over USB.
All of these accessories use proprietary 2.4GHz wireless technology instead of Bluetooth, which means you’ll need a free USB port to accommodate the accompanying transceiver. The dongle can pair with up to six Logitech peripherals at once, but that’s a bummer if you also happen to own gear made by a Microsoft or HP. As you might have guessed, these are compatible with Windows PCs only, though you could use them with Win 7 if you so chose. Look for all three this month, with the Touchpad T650 priced $80, the Touch Mouse at $70 and the T400 at $50.
Before the craziness commenced here in Los Angeles, ROCCAT got its E3 party started with announcements concerning two gaming mice. The outfit unveiled the three-button Lua and the more high-end Kone XTD to suit gamers who prefer a truckload of programmable options and those who fancy a much simpler set-up. We grabbed some hands-on time with the pair on the show floor to see just how the two stacked up. We were particularly impressed with how both felt in the hand and how comfortable they were to use for all our gaming-related movements during the mini session. For a close look at both the Lua and the Kone XTD, stop by the gallery below or head on past the break for a few thoughts on the gaming peripherals.
Tt eSports, brand Thermaltake dedicato al gaming, aggiunge un nuovo mouse al proprio catalogo di periferiche, parliamo del Black Element Cyclone Edition. Il mouse è caratterizzato da una piccola ventola dedicata a raffreddare la mano nelle fasi più concitate di gioco; onboard inoltre troveremo un performante sensore laser a 6500 DPI e illuminazione personalizzabile con 5 variazioni di colore.
Dopo l’annuncio dei nuovi mouse Kone XTD e Lua, Roccat presenta al pubblico Savu, una periferica destinata ai gamers che fonde performance e qualità a un design compatto. Roccat Savu è equipaggiato con 7 pulsanti, un sensore ottico a 4000 DPI, Easy Shift Tecnology per la gestione delle funzionalità e prevede una serie di luci personalizzabili a 16 milioni di colori.
La periferica presenta poi un design molto curato con una spiccata ergonomia e una scocca piuttosto compatta.
Razer looks to be the latest getting into the Diablo III-themed peripheral game with a special version of the Naga Hex, even if it won’t mention the click-and-slash title by name. The Wraith Red edition keeps the same six mechanically-driven side buttons as the original, but drapes the top shell and lights in an infernal red. It’s otherwise functionally similar to the Razer-green Naga Hex we had mixed feelings about last month. Gamers who like what it offers don’t have to wait for Blizzard’s action role-playing game to show, as it’s shipping now in the US for $80 and should be ready for the rest of the world by the end of the spring.
In the increasingly complex world of gaming mice, we’d be happy with one that doesn’t scrape the paint from the top of our desk. Still, if your ambitions are a little loftier, Roccat’s unveiled the Savu gaming mouse in anticipation for its big day out at CeBIT. Named after an Indonesian province, its the first mouse to include a trophy system (nope, us neither) that rewards “gaming feats” when you reach the milestone of having clicked your right button a thousand times in an hour, or something. The 4,000 DPI optical sensor device has the company’s usual clutch of features including Easy-Shift+ and customizable colors and it’ll be available in May where you can customize it to your whimsy for an as-yet unspecified price.
Roccat has announced that it will be launching a new addition to its range of gaming peripherals on March 6th in the form of its new Roccat Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse.
The Roccat Savu has been designed to “dominate its class of optical gaming mice” say Roccat. Who have equipped the Savu with a 4000 dpi optical sensor, together with Easy-Shift[+] technology for easy macro and button configuration on the fly.
Roccat also say that their Savu mouse is the world’s first mouse to feature a trophy and statistics program called the ROCCAT Achievements Display or RAD. Which has been created to reward gamers who accomplish achievements for mouse movement, button clicks, scroll steps to name a few. Roccat stress that the RAD will not have any effect on in game performance or control.
There are already a number of devices that enable you to control systems with motion, such as Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s Motion controller. But Bellco have now designed a unique controller it hopes will provide another motion control option.
The ION Air Mouse has been designed as a glove which is worn by the user and can control a computers cursor up to 35 feet away. You can view the ION Air Mouse in action after the jump, but it looks as though you will need a little practise to use it effectively .
The ION Air Mouse has a number of pressure pads that are located on your index finger which enables you to control left and right mouse clicks.
Bellco says that once purchased the ION Air Mouse will require a little setup to get the mouse working correctly, with your system and allow you to be fully used as a mouse with all applications. The ION Air Mouse is now available to purchase for around $80.
Mad Catz’ Cyborg RAT series of adjustable computer mice has seen its fair share of minor revisions, and while wireless upgrades and whitewashed DPI tweaks have given consumers a hair of choice in transforming desktop pests, the differences between these devices has been modest, at best. Until now, at least. Enter the Cyborg M.M.O. 7, the outfit’s latest addition to its aggressively styled line of gaming mice, minus the RAT moniker. Despite shedding the name of its predecessors, Mad Catz’ latest point-and-clicker is as much of a RAT as the mice that came before it, but distinguishes itself with more buttons, more features and more color. Read on to see what’s new, what’s different and what should have stayed the same.
If you tend to go through your mouse batteries in a matter of days or weeks, there are a number of handy induction, and docking style gadgets that will allow you to recharge your batteries during rest periods. But wouldn’t it be great to be able to charge your mouse while you worked.
Designers Lu Hairong and Zhang Xuehui have created a new concept mouse called the Leaf, that does just that using the power of kinetic technology. So rather then lowering your battery usage when moving your wireless mouse around. Using the Leaf mouse concept you can now charge it whenever its moved.
Unfortunately the concept is still just a idea on paper at the moment, but surely there is technology available that would help save the world from discarding a few less batteries. lets hope it makes the jump from concept to production in some form or another in the future.
The latest gaming mouse from Shogun Bros. doesn’t double as a gamepad, but it does carry a heady list of extra features for sharpshooting gamers. These include independent X and Y DPi settings to stabilize targeting, thumb selector for speed shooting, 5,700 DPI accuracy and 11,570 frames per second movement tracking — sidestepping those pesky jumps and stutters when moving that cursor in the midst of a melee. Indicators include X, Y and refresh rate, while you’ll find 11 extra macro keys across the rubberized surface. There are 20 customized DPI settings for any game genre you’d care to mention — oh and a desktop setting, yawn. Expect to shoot the wings off a CGI fly some time in Q2 2012.
Ready to give your right thumb a workout? We just tested our hand stamina with the recently-outed Razer Naga Hex Gaming Mouse. The programmable, six-button side panel also sports a thumb rest in the center of the control set — something we found to be a nice touch. If the stock feel of the buttons doesn’t exactly suit your gaming style, you can switch them out for two other heights for a better grasp of things. Shipping this spring, it’ll set you back $80. So is the Naga Hex a sound investment? Read on to find out.
The first thing we noticed about the Naga Hex was how lighting fast it was. We didn’t experience any lag in the movement, something we’ve come to count on from Razer peripherals. There was the slightest bit of travel with button set on the right side, though, which is something that could change once you pop on those interchangeable heights. Those side buttons also boast speeds of up to 250 clicks per second, making those all-too-important macros keep pace with your MW3 tactics. Naga Hex is the first Razer device to sport Synapse 2.0, a cloud-based service that manages all of your custom settings even when you head over to mates house. Scroll wheel and buttons up top work like a charm as well, making it a nice piece of kit to add to your gaming rig.
Even though all signs indicate Samsung will be joining the Google TV party shortly, it’s not going to give up on its own existing Smart TV platform just yet. We don’t know if it will run the two side by side as it has operated with Yahoo! Widgets, but the Korean manufacturer has announced it plans to release version 3.0 of its SDK January 5th. The new Samsung Apps toolkit supports mobile devices and TV sets, and lets developers build in support for remote controls, as well as USB mice, keyboards or gamepads. Of course, not all devs will work for free, so they’re also adding a way for them to get paid through the built-in payment system or advertisements. Currently, Samsung claims 25,000 developers from 140 countries in its forums, but we’ll have to wait until CES 2012 to find out if its products live up to the hype and attract more innovative software to the segment.