Razer has announced the latest iteration of the Razer Naga MMO gaming mouse. The Razer Naga’s iconic 12-button thumb grid is now outfitted with mechanical switches for increased tactility, speed, and actuation assurance. Each button on the thumb grid stands out more pronounced than previous generation models to allow for blind-finding, letting gamers execute commands more easily.
The Naga’s ergonomic form factor has also been updated with a broader shape, offering the best feel and comfort to a wider range of hand types. The fourth and fifth finger rest has a gentler down-slope to promote better grip and reduce fatigue over extended play. Razer’s latest Naga also features a tilt-click scroll wheel that clicks in and out and also left and right, disposing more buttons for gamers.
The original MMO gaming mouse, the Razer Naga was announced in 2009 and helped launch a new line of gaming mice that many have imitated but none has matched.
In-game MMO configurator software is also being introduced and is included with the Naga to allow gamers to set up their mouse's key binds, macros and other preferences, all from within any games they play. This is achieved via a non-intrusive overlay, so gamers conveniently never have to quit games to customize the mouse exactly as they need.
Also available at launch is the left-handed edition of the all-new Razer Naga.
The Razer Naga is available now at Razerzone.com for USD 79.99.
Total of 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
12-button mechanical thumb grid
Tilt-click scroll wheel
8200 dpi 4G laser sensor
Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
Green LED backlighting
1000 Hz Ultrapolling
Up to 200 inches per second / 50 g max acceleration
Roccat has announced immediate availability of the optical version of its Kone Pure gaming mouse. This release ensures that there is now a Kone for both breeds of gamer: those preferring the maxed out dpi of a laser mouse, and those yearning for the unique feel of an optical sensor gliding over their mousepad.
The Kone Pure Optical combines the design innovations and ergonomic shape of original Kone Pure – 91% the size of the Kone – with an ultra-accurate, cutting-edge Pro-Optic (R3) optical sensor. Equipped with high-quality Omron switches, Roccat innovations such as Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim, and Roccat Talk, and a top-end sensor with dpi adjustable up to true 4,000 dpi, the Kone Pure Optical is designed for discerning gamers who want the best from their peripherals.
The Sense mousepad, which entered the market in 2008, has been reissued by Roccat, and is now available in a slick Meteor Blue design. The extremely thin textile pad, 2 mm thick, provides precise cursor control – allowing for absolute accuracy. The special micro-crystalline coating minimizes frictional resistance efficiently, and therefore provides a noticeable improvement in the gliding capability of accompanying mice.
The large surface area, 400 x 280 mm, ensures the pad is of an optimized size for low- and high-sensitivity gamers alike. The Sense mousepad also remains available in Chrome Blue.
Rosewill has released the Galaxy series of gaming cases. Three models were launched (Galaxy-01, Galaxy-02, and Galaxy-03), all of them featuring three 5.25” external bays, four 3.5” internal bays, one USB 3.0 port, one 120 mm fan on the top panel, one 120 mm fan (with Blue LED) on the front panel, and one 140 mm fan on the rear panel. Supporting microATX and ATX motherboards, these cases have seven slots for expansion cards and the power supply is bottom mounted to allow cool air to be drawn through the pre-installed removable bottom mounted dust filter, while also providing a stable platform.
Rosewill Galaxy gaming cases are available with a starting pricing of USD 49.99.
The Galex 24G is one of the latest additions to Spire’s input devices. This mouse’s design is ergonomic and functional. The Galex 24G is foldable and light-weight, therefore great for people who travel a lot and are always on the go. With high browse precision and functionality, the Galex 24G is compatible with any USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on PC, laptop or mobile device. The ergonomic contour and smooth design ensure comfortable and stress free use. Supported with two years manufacturer warranty, the Galex 24G is priced at USD 24.95.
Genius has launched the GX Gaming Series Maurus X, a stylish FPS/RTS gaming mouse, in North America. With its large, ergonomic design, customizable lighting, six buttons, and quick-change dpi function, the Maurus X will help gamers stay a step ahead of the competition in today’s highly competitive gaming world. Larger and heavier than the original Maurus, the Maurus X is designed for maximum comfort, so gamers can play for hours without experiencing any wrist or hand soreness. And, thanks to its 1.8oz (50 g) metal weight, precision movements can be executed with ease.
The Maurus X not only performs like a high-end gaming mouse, it looks the part too. The rear logo and mouse wheel light up in a bold red, and the intensity and pulse rate can be modified. Meanwhile, the top of the mouse features a polished black and red surface, while the sides have textured, rubbery grips for total control.
All six buttons, plus the scroll up/scroll down mouse wheel inputs, are fully customizable, so gamers are able to assign up to eight macros. The intuitive Maurus X GUI makes creating macros a breeze, and also lets users quickly switch between five profiles.
Changing the dpi on a mouse has never been easier. With a press of a button, gamers can adjust the DPI from 800 up to 4000. Plus, with its overclocking SG-Core-i sensor and up to 1000 Hz adjustable polling rate, the Maurus X provides highly accurate targeting, even at low dpi settings.
The Maurus X is currently available in North America for the suggested retail price of USD 49.90.
SteelSeries has just announced the availability of the SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard. Made up of beautiful form and carefully optimized functions, the SteelSeries Apex features unique enhancements to the keyboards layout from low-profile keys, specially designed raised macros rows for quick access, and multiple layers of customization in colors and intensity. With a suggested retail price of USD 99.99, the Apex is available now at local retailers in-store, online and in the SteelSeries Web Shop.
The SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard goes beyond just choosing from 16.8 million color options: it features SteelSeries Active-Zone illumination, a visual support tool that allows the user to independently customize colors – up to 8 levels of illumination intensity in each of its 5 zones – with up to 4 different customizable layers per zone.
The Apex combines an adjusted layout with key enhancements that bring fluidity to the way the user moves around the keyboard. These enhancements include:
Raised macro-keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro-combinations
The addition of two small tactile bumps on the W-key to provide a faster return to WASD
Superior anti-ghosting that supports simultaneous key presses in 20 of the most used gaming keys on the Apex and Apex [RAW]
An enlarged space bar and added directional keys that support features that improve comfort and reaction time
A SteelSeries key that allows the user to easily adjust brightness and disable the Windows key with no software required
Two swappable feet that allow the user to adjust the keyboard’s angle to what is most comfortable
Powered by the SteelSeries Engine, the Apex can be completely remapped, including the twenty-two macro keys found above the function keys and along the left side of the keyboard. With the capability to program up to four separate layers of the keyboard, users now have more than 500 keys for instant control, multiple layouts, profiles, and commands that can be chosen and customized for any game.
Tt eSPORTS, Thermaltake’s gaming peripheral brand, has just introduced its latest gaming products, the Volos gaming mouse and the Cronos gaming headset. The market launch of the new Tt eSPORTS devices starts in mid-July 2013.
The Volos gaming mouse is the next generation laser mouse, specifically made for MOBA/MMORPG gamers. For MOBA/MMORPG players it is critical to capture the right timing in activating abilities, and Volos has been designed to tackle this task. Equipped with three additional side buttons on the front right, two on the back left, and four thumb buttons on the front left, in addition to the buttons on top of the mouse, this adds up to 14 macro keys and up to 140 programmable macros across 10 profiles. In addition, macro keys can be disabled via the function lock switch, or in software, to prevent accidental presses. Vibrant thumb button designs have been added for more intuitive key commands. It is a lot easier to discern which button you’re going for with the colorful design. Volos is not only shaped to provide the perfect control and glide, but also comes with a special balanced weighting design so that when users add the customizable mouse weights in the back- the mouse does not become too bottom heavy. Lighting with up to 16.8 million customizable color options for the circular light up area on the left click, scroll wheel, DPI indicator, and the Battle Dragon logo, Volos brings the best performance for playing MOBA/MMORPG games. Tt eSPORTS Volos has a suggested retail price of USD 69.99.
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The Cronos is the first in the Tt eSPORTS lineup that is both optimized for gaming and mobile use; the CRONOS comes with a set of removable cables for PC use as well as a set for mobile use. The LYCRA head-pad design reduces the pressure on head with Hi-performance frequency response. It is equipped with a bendable and pivotable microphone boom to increase the sound quality and microphone mute switch for controlling on the fly with 3.5 mm gold-plated plug for smooth the signal and data transmission. An optimal gaming experience via USB plug and black and red cross braid cable for durable use. It is also stylish which focuses on the target group of casual and competitive gaming enthusiasts. Suggested price of the Tt eSPORTS Cronos is USD 59.99.
Genius is pleased to announce the release of the Speed Wheel 6 MT. Compatible with PC and PS3, the Speed Wheel 6 MT with 11” gaming wheel, manual transmission, and foot pedals brings a realistic driving experience to simulated racing. Powerful force feedback brings a new dimension to racing games. Feel the traction of the tires on the road, the vibration of the engine, and the shifting of gears. The feeling of connection to the car lets gamers experience racing games to their fullest - as well as improves lap times.
All the PS3 buttons are present on the Speed Wheel 6 MT including directional pad, so you will be able to play your games to the fullest. For PC gamers, all buttons on the wheel can be bound in-game to desired functions. The steering wheel and foot pedals of the Speed Wheel 6 MT are slip-resistant for optimal performance in grueling endurance races. The two c-clamps can adjust to fit a wide variety of tables and desks. One c-clamp on each side ensures a sturdy and solid connection that won’t rattle or budge. The driving wheel of the Speed Wheel 6 MT features a racy red and black design, while the rear of the racing wheel resembles a tire and shiny rim.
11” gaming wheel compatible with PC/PS3
Dual-motor force feedback
D-pad, manual transmission and two wheel mounted gearshift levers
Sturdy and slip-resistant foot pedals
Two c-clamps fit most tables and desks
Unique racing wheel design
The Speed Wheel 6 MT is currently available in the United States for the suggested retail price of USD 89.99.
Today, Microsoft is announcing two new mice designed specifically for Windows. These are the first mice from Microsoft to include a Windows button on them, giving you quick and easy access to specific features in Windows – and, in the case of the Sculpt Comfort Mouse, more advanced functionality in Windows 8.
Sculpt Comfort Mouse
The Sculpt Comfort Mouse is a perfect companion to the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard Microsoft announced last fall. The Sculpt Comfort Mouse has a touch-sensitive blue strip on its side called the Windows touch tab that makes it easy to navigate Windows 8 with just the touch or swipe of a finger. When pressed, it of course takes you to your Start screen, just like the Windows buttons on keyboards, PCs, and tablets.
But it does more than just take you to your Start screen. If you swipe up on the blue strip, it cycles through all your open Windows Store apps in Windows 8. And if you swipe down, it will reveal all the open apps (on the left side of your screen) for you to select the one you want. You don’t have to worry about a tiny USB transceiver since the Sculpt Comfort Mouse uses Bluetooth to connect to your Windows PC or tablet. It also has a comfortable ergonomic design and our BlueTrack technology to be used on pretty much any surface.
The Sculpt Comfort Mouse will be available in June for an estimated retail price of USD 39.95.
Sculpt Mobile Mouse
The Sculpt Mobile Mouse is the latest evolution of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 – with a Windows button which works great on Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Like the Sculpt Comfort Mouse, it also has four-way scrolling – meaning you can scroll sideways by tilting the scroll wheel to the right or left in addition to the vertical scrolling you’re used to. This makes navigating the Start screen in Windows 8 or apps that scroll horizontally a breeze. The Sculpt Mobile Mouse has a compact design, a tiny wireless USB transceiver, and BlueTrack technology.
The Sculpt Mobile Mouse will be available in May for an estimated retail price of USD 29.95.
Genius has just released the X-G510, an ambidextrous gaming mouse specially designed to give gamers an edge. Offering unparalleled precision, comfort and functionality, this six-button gaming mouse has the features gamers need to excel in battle, but with a straightforward look.
Offering unique aesthetic customization options, the X-G510 features backlighting brightness and pulsation style that can be tuned to your liking. Enhancing the gaming atmosphere during low-light situations, the X-G510’s breathing-like lighting system gradually brightens and dims during game play.
The X-G510 is now available in the U.S. and Canada for the suggested retail price of USD 34.99.
Logitech has expanded its universal remote control lineup with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and the Logitech Harmony Smart Control. Both products feature Logitech’s Harmony Hub and Harmony Smartphone App to enable closed-cabinet control and one-touch entertainment access to game consoles from your universal remote or smartphone. The Harmony Hub takes personalizing your activities a step farther into home control with the ability to program your Philips Hue lights to the desired brightness and color with a tap of the Logitech Harmony Ultimate.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control are compatible with more than 225,000 home-entertainment devices and more than 5,000 brands. Both include the Harmony Hub, which uses Bluetooth wireless technology to power on game consoles such as the Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, and Wii U. The Harmony Hub also, controls infrared devices inside closed entertainment cabinets and without the need to point at them. Each also comes with the Harmony Smartphone App, which anyone in the house can download to turn his or her smartphone into a personal universal remote.
Able to control up to 15 devices, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is a fully featured remote with a 2.4-inch color touch-screen that enables no-look control over television programs, movies, and music by using simple swipes and taps. It also introduces the ability to program Philips Hue lighting systems with entertainment activities allowing you to adjust the room’s lighting as easily as changing the volume of your television. Other exclusive features include vibration feedback so you know it received your touch-screen commands, tilt sensors, and buttons programmable for both short and long presses, doubling the available functions.
The Logitech Harmony Smart Control and Harmony Smartphone App turn your iOS or Android phone into a universal remote, giving you personalized control of up to eight devices from anywhere in the house using the smartphone you already own. Plus, it includes a simple remote control for when your smartphone isn’t handy.
These new products join the Logitech Harmony Touch to complete the Logitech Harmony remote lineup. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in April 2013, for a suggested retail price of USD 349.99. The Logitech Harmony Smart Control is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in May 2013, for a suggested retail price of USD 129.99. The Logitech Harmony Smartphone App will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Gigabyte’s Aivia Neon combines the functionality of a wireless mouse with the versatility of a wireless presenter, saving professionals the need to carry two separate devices. Lifting the Aivia Neon off any surface will automatically activate air-mouse mode. While in air-mouse mode pressing the air-mouse key will allow you to move the mouse cursor intuitively. Alternatively, double click the air-mouse key to keep the cursor active. Placing the mouse back on a surface will de-activate air-mouse mode.
Aivia Neon is equipped with a high density lithium-ion battery for long lasting continued use. Recharging the battery is quick and easy, simply open the battery cover and attach to the USB nano-receiver. An indicator light will start to blink to show that the battery is charging.
The company did not give out pricing or availability information.
Genius has just announced the enhanced Ring Mouse 2. With the same full mouse functionality as the previous Ring Mouse, Ring Mouse 2 allows business travelers, education users, and i-users to click, drag, and 4-way scroll on their PC or Mac from their fingertips.
The five buttons of the Ring Mouse 2 re-imagines the computer mouse and provides a new way to surf the web with a unique, flexible rubber design that fits securely on your finger or in your pocket, so it is ready to go wherever you are. Teachers and other education professionals can now easily navigate webpages or documents when lecturing or giving presentations, while business professionals now have an easy-to-use and portable alternative to laptop trackpads in confined spaces when traveling. With using worry-free 2.4 GHz technology, the Ring Mouse 2 ensures a solid connection every time from a distance of up to 30 feet.
The Genius Ring Mouse 2 has a rubber ring design giving more comfort and a better finger grip. The ring also serves as a storage unit for the USB pico receiver when moving from place to place. The outer appearance has also been updated giving it a more modern sleek design. For users that want to match color with style the Ring Mouse 2 is available in two colors: silver and titanium.
This tiny in-air cursor controller has a rechargeable design and uses an ultra-slim Li-ion battery that not only saves money on frequent battery changes but also helps the Ring Mouse 2 keep a slim profile. The smart battery indicator flashes blue when a recharge is needed.
The Ring Mouse 2 is now available in the U.S. and Canada for the suggested retail price of USD 49.99.
Logitech has announced its brand new lineup of PC peripherals, the Logitech G line. This lineup includes six mice, two keyboards, and two new headsets.
The lineup includes:
Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse is a wireless gaming mouse with the report rate of a wired gaming mouse. In fact, it maintains a consistent report rate, whether over 2.4 GHz wireless or connected by USB, up to eight times faster than a standard USB mouse. If your game goes long, you can keep playing and recharge the mouse simultaneously by switching seamlessly to a data-over-cable connection using a standard Micro-USB cable. The mouse has a durable hydrophobic coating on the palm area that helps keep your palm from sticking to the mouse, and dry grip on the sides ensures a steady hand. You can elevate your in-game skills with 13 programmable controls that let you program single actions, complex macros with multiple keystrokes, repeating and user-defined delays, when you download Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). The Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 99.99.
Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse
For FPS gamers, the Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse packs a gaming grade laser for precise cursor control on a wide variety of surfaces and a hyper-fast dual-mode scroll wheel. It also features a durable hydrophobic coating to help keep your palm from sticking and dry grip for a steady hand. It has up to 27 grams of customizable weight and center of gravity adjustment, meaning you can tune it to your preferred play style. You can switch from pixel-precise targeting at 200 DPI to lightning-fast maneuvers at up to 8200 DPI with two buttons sitting in easy reach near your index finger. The Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse features 10 programmable controls, which require LGS. The optional software can also be used to reassign game commands or multi-command macro. The Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 69.99.
Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse pushes the high standards set by the Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse and Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400. This full-feature gaming mouse is built specifically for FPS games and includes Logitech’s exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for high-accuracy cursor control. It also has a hydrophobic coating to help keep your hand from sticking, as well as soft-touch grip areas and fingerprint-resistant coatings on the primary buttons to resist fading. With LGS, you can customize the eight programmable buttons, and the mouse also features primary mechanical microswitches rated to a 20 million-click lifespan. The programmable buttons allow you to shift through multiple DPI settings to quickly select on-screen options, scan the game map, pull off 180-degree flick-shots at 4000 DPI or downshift for pixel-precise FPS sniper targeting or RTS unit selection at 400 DPI – all conveniently located above and below the scroll wheel. The Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 59.99.
Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse is simple to use and specifically crafted for your favorite RTS and MOBA games. Built to extend the powerful legacy of the Logitech G1 Mouse and the Logitech Gaming Mouse G100, it features buttons designed for heavy clicking and the Logitech exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for accuracy at any hand speed. While a typical mouse cannot withstand the rigors of intense gaming, the ultra-durable Logitech G100s Gaming Mouse has upgraded primary mechanical microswitches rated to a 20 million-click lifespan. The mouse also has a durable hydrophobic coating on the palm area to help keep your hand from sticking, and the primary buttons have fingerprint-resistant coating to prevent fading. Whether using claw grip or conventional, with small hands or large – the ambidextrous inverted trapezoid shape encourages a sure grip through long sessions. The Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 39.99.
Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard
The Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard feeds you a steady flow of intel, including vital stats, game specific apps, and customizable information panels, all in full color on an integrated, adjustable GamePanel LCD. With custom-color backlighting, you can choose from 16 million shades and assign a specific color to every profile and profile mode in the same game. The keyboard also features advanced surface materials for durability and comfort. A hydrophobic coating on the palm rest helps keep your hands from sticking, while the durable double UV coating gives keys extra long life. With LGS, you can configure the 12 programmable G-Keys with up to 36 different functions across three different modes with three macros per key. Two High-Speed USB 2.0 ports let you transfer data to and from accessories – such as MP3 players and flash drives – while also charging battery powered devices. The keyboard also includes anti-ghosting over 26 keys so you can perform multiple complex actions without interference or ghosting. The Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 199.99.
Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard
To make complex actions simple, the Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard provides 18 programmable G-keys, which allow you to configure up to 54 different functions across three different modes, with three macros per key, when you download LGS. In addition to custom-color backlighting it features a backlit GamePanel LCD, so not only can you stay informed with real-time game stats, system information and VoIP communication data, you can also develop or add community-created applets to work with your GamePanel. It also has a hydrophobic coating on the palm rest to help keep your hands from sticking, and a double UV coating on the keys for extra durability and long life. The Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 119.99.
Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Similar to the Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset and Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930, the Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is powered by Dolby Headphone technology to create an immersive 360-degree sound field that gives you the advantage of hearing what you can’t see in a game, from footsteps to sirens. With Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound, you’ll hear up to seven discrete channels of audio data plus a Low Frequency Effects channel. Similar to the Logitech G230 Surround Sound Gaming Headset, this headset also provides washable ear cups that offer a soft, comfortable fit for long gaming sessions. When you want to be heard, the noise-canceling mic can be adjusted to pick up your voice alone. When the mic is not in use, you can easily fold it up and out of the way. The Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 79.99.
Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset
The Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset delivers high-quality stereo sound by using 40 mm neodymium drivers to keep you immersed in the game from start to finish for FPS, MMO, or adventure-type games. And because marathon gaming yields heat and sweat, the new headset features ear pieces covered with washable performance-sport cloth for a comfortable, soft touch even after hours of use. With a flexible, noise-canceling folding mic, sound is focused on your voice, practically eliminating background noise for better audio quality. In-line audio controls for volume and microphone mute are within easy reach on the connection cable. The Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of USD 59.99.
Each of these products is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in April 2013 and in Europe beginning May 2013.
Corsair has just announced the Vengeance K70 fully mechanical gaming keyboard. The new Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard is built on a rugged, brushed, aluminum chassis and features highly responsive Cherry MX Red mechanical switches under every key. The high performance switches combined with the keyboard’s 100% anti-ghosted matrix, 20-key rollover, and 1000 Hz reporting rate provide fast, accurate input for gaming.
The Vengeance K70 gaming keyboards are available in two color schemes: silver aluminum with blue backlighting, and anodized black with deep red backlighting. Overall backlighting can be adjusted to four levels of intensity and each key is individually backlit, enabling the lighting for each key to be independently enabled or disabled. The key-by-key lighting customization allows users to highlight just the keys they need to emphasize and then save the setting directly to the K70’s onboard memory. In addition, the Vengeance K70 comes with alternate colored, contoured keycaps for the WASD and 1-6 keycaps to allow additional customization.
The Vengeance K70 also features dedicated multimedia controls to allow users to play, stop, pause, skip tracks and adjust volume. An extra USB connector is provided for attaching to USB devices such as a Vengeance gaming mouse or headset. A removable soft-touch wrist rest provides comfort for long gaming or typing sessions.
The Corsair Vengeance K70 will be available in April at suggested price of USD 129.99.