Peripherals

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, electric scooters, and many other products. Continuing this diversification, this week the company introduced its first mechanical keyboard aimed at gamers and featuring configurable RGB backlighting. The Xiaomi Gaming Keyboard features 104 keys backed by TTC Red switches (with a 3-mm travel distance). Under the hood, Xiaomi is using a Sonix microcontroller featuring a 32-bit Cortex-M0 core as well as a USB interface supporting a 1000 Hz polling rate. The keyboard supports 33-key rollover, which is important for FPS and RTS gamers that press multiple keys almost simultaneously. Meanwhile, it does not have programmable keys and...

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

The Riotoro Prism Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review: Making A Strong Debut

Today we are taking a look at Riotoro's first mechanical keyboard, the Ghostwriter Prism. The company's first mechanical keyboard is targeted towards demanding gamers and advanced users, with original...

13 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2018

Toshiba Ships dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses Powered by Intel Core M & Windows 10 Pro

Toshiba this month started selling its first wearable AR smart glasses designed for business and industrial applications. The Toshiba dynaEdge AR is a highly-integrated solution comprising of a head...

21 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2018

StarTech Launches ‘Affordable’ Thunderbolt 3 ‘Mini Docks’: USB-A, GbE, DP or HDMI

StarTech on Thursday announced two new Thunderbolt 3 miniature docking stations that the company made more affordable than existing 4-in-1 docks. The Mini Thunderbolt 3 Docks feature two 4Kp60-capable...

18 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2018

Logitech Unveils G305 Mouse with Lightspeed Wireless, ‘Hero’ 12,000 DPI Sensor

Logitech this week introduced its new entry-level gaming mouse that uses its proprietary Lightspeed wireless interconnection technology as well as its latest HERO sensor. The Logitech G305 mouse uses...

15 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2018

Sony’s Open-Ear Xperia Ear Duo Available for Pre-Order, Set to Ship in Late May

Sony this week began to take pre-orders on its open-ear Xperia Ear Duo headset. The non-obstructive device has been in development for years and is designed to allow a...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

Intel Shuts Down New Devices Group: No More Intel-Made Wearables

Intel this week confirmed that it had decided to close down its New Devices Group, which developed various wearable electronics, such as smartwatches, health/fitness monitors, smart/AR glasses and so...

56 by Anton Shilov on 4/20/2018

StarTech’s New Adapter Brings eSATA Storage to Thunderbolt 3 PCs

Alternative headline: StarTech’s New Adapter Weds MacBook Pro and eSATA Storage StarTech has expanded its lineup of Thunderbolt 3 adapters with a rather extravagant solution that features an eSATA port...

23 by Anton Shilov on 4/17/2018

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