Peripherals

Logitech this week introduced its all-new MX518 mouse, which incorporates its latest HERO sensor as well as a new SoC. The new mouse is designed to be better than its predecessor from 14 years ago in every aspect possible, but one of the things still remained intact: its ambidextrous shape that many consider an ideal shape for a gaming mouse. New Sensor in Renowned Enclosure The Logitech G MX518 is based on the company’s 32-bit ARM Cortex-M-based SoC, which offers a 1ms USB polling rate. It's paired with the company’s HERO sensor, which is tuned to provide an up to 16,000 DPI resolution (up from 1600 DPI on the original one from 2005). The company also rates its mouse for up to 40 G maximum acceleration...

Cosemi Launches USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hybrid Active Optical Cable: Up to 50 Meters of USB

Cosemi has introduced the industry’s first USB 3.1 Gen 2 hybrid active optical cables (hAOC), which enable USB connectivity over distances upwards of 50 meters. The cables will be...

38 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2019

The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review: A New High-End Challenger

Today we're taking a look at the latest addition in HyperX’s arsenal of gaming peripherals, the Alloy Elite RGB. Based around genuine Cherry MX RGB Red switches, the latest...

36 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/24/2019

CES 2019: Cooler Master Announces Three New Wireless Mechanical Keyboards, SK621, SK631 And SK651

Cooler Master has announced its first range of wireless mechanical keyboards, the SK621, the SK631 and SK651 models. All three models feature Bluetooth 4.0 functionality and have a slimline...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2019

HP at CES 2019: Slim Envy USB-C Hub Debuts with Charging USB Type-A and HDMI 2.0

Having already sold tens of millions of laptops that only feature USB Type-C ports, it would seem that PC makers are finally getting into the burgeoning market for USB...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2019

OWC Acquires AKiTiO, Creates Peripheral Powerhouse

OWC on Thursday announced that it had acquired AKiTiO, creating one of the industry’s largest suppliers of storage and other peripherals aimed at professionals and prosumers. One of the...

1 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2019

Amazon Launches Online Tool to Check Compatibility of PC Hardware

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...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2018

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

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