Peripherals

Logitech this week announced that it has taken over the Saitek brand as well as the family of flight and space simulation game controllers from Mad Catz for $13 million in cash. The acquisition expands Logitech’s portfolio of game-specific controllers and could eventually help the company to address the emerging VR gaming market with custom products. Saitek was founded in 1979 as a maker of electronic chess games, but diversified into PC peripherals in the 1990s, focusing on custom controllers for driving and flight simulation games. Over time, the company released its own keyboards, mice and even audio products for PCs, but kept its key specialization, which are game-specific controllers for various simulation titles. Mad Catz bought Saitek in 2007 for $30 million and greatly...

HP to Acquire Printer Business from Samsung Amid Shrinking Market

Nowadays printers are no longer supplied with the vast majority of PCs, and the total available market (TAM) of hardcopy peripherals is shrinking. As is the case with these...

25 by Anton Shilov on 9/15/2016

The Tesoro Gram Spectrum Low Profile Mechanical Keyboard Review

Today we are taking our first look at a “low-profile” mechanical keyboard, the Tesoro Gram Spectrum. The Gram Spectrum features RGB lighting and full programmability, but its highlight are...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/22/2016

Zalman ZM-K650WP: Because You Need a Soda-proof, Chip-proof $30 Membrane Keyboard

In the land of gaming keyboards and enthusiasts, mechanical keys are easily becoming the norm with every keyboard company coming out with a new feature, doodad, or eSports team...

28 by Ian Cutress on 7/15/2016

The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard Review

There already are dozens of companies offering literally hundreds of mechanical keyboards, covering nearly all shapes and sizes. Designers try to innovate and differentiate but this becomes exceedingly difficult...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/1/2016

Capsule Review: SteelSeries Apex M500 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

SteelSeries is a well-known manufacturer of gaming peripherals. Despite that, until recently they offered only a handful of mechanical keyboards, and those were using proprietary switches. Today we are...

60 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/10/2016

The Corsair Lapdog Review: Gaming with a Mouse and Keyboard in the Living Room

Corsair clearly wants a piece of the living room gaming market, as their upcoming Bulldog barebones is a system designed with that specific purpose in mind. To that end...

38 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/25/2016

The EpicGear Defiant Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Mechanical keyboards are growing in popularity in the gaming market. As a result, we now have a number of products to choose from coming from dozens of manufacturers, making...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/11/2016

The Patriot Viper V760 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Today we are having a look at the Viper V760, a mechanical keyboard from Patriot’s new gaming peripheral line. The Viper V760 is boasting full programmability, RGB lighting and...

9 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/5/2016

The Cougar Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard & 450M Gaming Mouse Review

Today we're taking a look at the Attack X3 mechanical gaming keyboard and the 450M optical gaming mouse from Cougar. The Attack X3 is an advanced, programmable mechanical keyboard...

16 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/4/2016

The Tesoro Sagitta & Thyrsus Gaming Mice Capsule Review

Tesoro Technology (not to be confused with Tesoro Corporation of petroleum products) is a relatively new manufacturer of computer peripherals, founded back in 2011. Our first review of their...

5 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/28/2016

The G.Skill KM780 Mechanical Keyboard & MX780 Gaming Mouse Review

G.Skill is entering the gaming peripherals market with a new mechanical gaming keyboard and a laser gaming mouse. The KM780 is the first keyboard with Cherry MX RGB switches...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/4/2015

The Origin PC BlackWidow Chroma Mechanical Keyboard Review

Most of our US and Canada based readers that are involved with PC gaming are highly likely to have heard of ORIGIN PC, the company that specializes on building...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/6/2015

The Corsair STRAFE Mechanical Keyboard Review

Corsair just released a new mechanical motherboard, the STRAFE, bringing cost-effectiveness to gamers who want the versatility of an advanced programmable keyboard but do not need the RGB lighting...

53 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/15/2015

The Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard & 600M Gaming Mouse Review

Our first encounter with Cougar's peripherals was just a few months ago, when we reviewed the flagship keyboard and mouse, the 700K and 700M. The 700K and the 700M...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/19/2015

The Corsair Gaming Keyboards and Mice Range: An Experiential Test

Following the thorough review of the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB, we are having a complete overview of Corsair's new Gaming division and their latest offerings. The new brand is...

56 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/14/2015

Razer Launches The BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard

Razer’s latest mechanical keyboard is a new Tournament edition of their BlackWidow keyboard (see our review of the pre-chroma version here). The BlackWidow is a fully mechanical keyboard with...

23 by Brett Howse on 4/16/2015

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Capsule Review

Logitech has been making mice for about as far back as most PC users can recall, enhancing and refining the input peripheral over the years. Their new G303 Daedalus...

77 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

Cougar 700K Mechanical Keyboard & 700M Gaming Mouse Review

Cougar was founded in Germany over seven years ago, with an initial focus on computer power supplies and cases. More recently, the company has diversified into the gaming peripherals...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/23/2015

Logitech 2014 Switzerland Tech Day: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Romer G

Now armed with their Logitech G brand for gaming for a number of quarters, Logitech invited influential media to their Daniel Borel Innovation Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, to get...

54 by Ian Cutress on 12/8/2014

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