Peripherals

Amazon has begun rolling out a special tool that helps DIY computer part buyers check the compatibility of their PCs with components sold by the online store. The Amazon PartFinder tool is in its infancy, but once it is fully developed, it should reduce the number of incidents of incompatible hardware – and in the process should lower the number of returns to Amazon, which would cut down the company's costs. Though as this is only the very earliest stage of the rollout, it remains to be seen how long it will take Amazon to perfect the tool. Compatibility and interchangeability of components are among key factors that helped to drive prices of hardware down and enabled the dominance of the IBM PC-compatible platform over...

OWC Announces 14-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock: Now with microSD, 85 W Power Delivery

OWC this week introduced its new flagship Thunderbolt 3 dock, which features 14 ports. Living up to its flagship aspirations, the “one dock to rule them all” can also...

22 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2018

AKiTiO Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro with Aquantia 10 GbE

AKiTiO has announced its new Thunderbolt 3 dock for high-end mobile workstations. AKiTiO’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro features a 10 GbE port enabled by an Aquantia chip, along with...

14 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

The i-Rocks Pilot K70E Capacitive Gaming Keyboard Review: Our First Capacitive Keyboard

In today's keyboard review we are taking a look at the first capacitive keyboard that found its way into our labs, the i-Rocks Pilot K70E. The Taiwanese company managed...

28 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/21/2018

The SteelSeries Apex M750 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review: Set Apart by Software

Today we are taking a look at the SteelSeries Apex M750, the highest-end mechanical keyboard that SteelSeries currently offers. The Apex M750 also sports the company's new QX2 mechanical...

15 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/7/2018

Corsair Launches Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock

Corsair on Thursday introduced its first Elgato-branded miniature Thunderbolt 3 dock. The product has two 4Kp60-capable display outputs, a USB Type-A port, and a Gigabit Ethernet connector. The minimalistic Elgato...

20 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2018

Logitech Launches G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with 16,000 DPI Sensor

Professional gamers tend to use wired mice because of their higher polling rate and lower input lag. For many years leading makers of mice have improved their wireless mice...

21 by Anton Shilov on 8/24/2018

Xiaomi Unveils Its First Mechanical Keyboard with Configurable RGB Backlighting

In the recent years Xiaomi has expanded its product way beyond smartphones, moving into a wide field of consumer electronics and doodads, covering items like air purifiers, electric toothbrushes...

25 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2018

Acer Spins-Off Gaming Peripherals & Smart Devices Into Premium Accesories Brand

Acer this week announced plans to spin off its gaming accessories and smart devices businesses into a new subsidiary. The new entity, tentatively called Gadget Technology Inc, will focus...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2018

Logitech Acquires Blue Microphones

Logitech this week continued its spree of high-profile takeovers by announcing plans to acquire Blue Microphones, a maker of microphones for professional musicians and gamers. The two companies hope...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

Cooler Master Releases CM310 Gaming Mouse: 10000 DPI Sensor, RGB Illumination, $30

Cooler Master has announced the release of a new gaming mouse in the CM310. The mouse includes a 10000 DPI gaming grade optical sensor, RGB illumination, and is designed...

10 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

Cypress and Zhaoxin Have USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB Controllers

The market of USB 3.1 controllers is largely commanded by ASMedia and VIA Labs, who sell the lion’s share of USB 3.1 Gen 2 solutions either as standalone chips...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2018

Silicon Power Has a Host of USB-C Peripherals: MicroSD Card Reader, Dongles & Docks

The USB Type-C interface yet has to become as ubiquitous as USB Type-A, but as there are laptops that only have USB-C ports, a number of manufacturers already produce...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2018

Azio Expands Lineup of ‘Retro Classic’ Peripherals with Mice, Pads, Palm Rests

Azio’s eye-catching Retro Classic mechanical keyboards launched last year seem to be quite a success for the company, as it now plans to expand the family of ‘Retro Classic&rsquo...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2018

Corsair Takes Over Gaming, Video Capture, & Docking Assets from Elgato

Corsair and Elgato this week have announced that the two companies have entered into an interesting agreement that will see Corsair acquire a significant chunk of Elgato's product families...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2018

Realtek Demonstrates a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C Dock Platform: An All-in-One Solution

Realtek demonstrated a prototype of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 docking station that relies entirely on its own chips and features regular connectors, including USB Type-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/18/2018

Alienware Releases Wireless headset and Elite Gaming Mouse

After an absence from the headset market for nearly a decade, Alienware has jumped back in it feet first with the Alienware Wireless Headset (AW988). The headset also happens...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless Mouse

ASUS has also announced a new wireless mouse, the ROG Gladius II. The ROG Gladius II is the wireless version of the popular Gladius II released in 2017. The...

0 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Balteus Qi: RGB Mouse Pad Plus Qi Wireless Charging

In another of ASUS’ Computex announcements, they have shared the impending release of their ROG Balteus Qi RGB mouse pad. The mouse pad combines a surface for the mouse...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Delta Gaming Headset with Type-C Connection

Another of ASUS’ announcement at Computex comes in the form of the ROG Delta Type-C headset adding to their line of audio devices. The new Delta headset uses an...

0 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

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