Peripherals

In some unexpected news today, HP and HyperX (formerly a division of Kingston) have jointly released a statement that HP is to acquire HyperX gaming peripherals portfolio, and the brand, for $425 million USD. Kingston retains the DRAM, Flash, and SSD products (those that are branded HyperX will probably be renamed). Perhaps it is indicative that Kingston wants to remain focused on the memory and storage markets, and divest away from a variable commodity market, while at the same time HP is looking to boost its presence in the space alongside its HP OMEN branding. Pending regulatory review, the deal is expected to go close in Q2 2021, with the acquisition accretive on a non-GAAP to HP in the first full year. The HyperX peripheral...

CoolerMaster: New Storm Scouts, Crashing into Eisbergs, and Cherry MX Green?!?

While new products may have actually been a bit skint from the usual suspects at CES 2013, CoolerMaster has generally been reliable to provide new kit, and this year...

17 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2013

ROCCAT's Power-Grid Snaps the Switchblade

I had a chance to briefly visit with ROCCAT (and hope to get some of their gaming mice and keyboards in for review soon) and walked away a bit...

1 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2013

Corsair Goes Big With Obsidian 900D; Updates Peripheral Lines

This CES, Corsair opted not to have a standard booth or suite. Instead they held a press event prior to CES proper, and unfortunately I wasn't able to attend...

5 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2013

Capsule Review: Thermaltake Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

Input peripherals can be an interesting subject to tackle in these tiny bite size reviews. It's difficult to quantify strict performance, an issue ameliorated somewhat by the fact that...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/21/2012

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Keyboard and G600 MMO Mouse Review

Given just how long Logitech has been a vendor of all manner of desktop peripherals, it may come as a surprise that they've taken this long to release a...

73 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/9/2012

Capsule Review: Thermaltake Meka Keyboards and Black Element Mouse

Mechanical keyboards have become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years, with more and more manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon, oftentimes producing gamer-oriented hardware that features mechanical...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/28/2012

Pipeline Review: Razer Tiamat 7.1

What is it? Razer’s Tiamat 7.1, the first headset to feature 10 discrete drivers for true 7.1 surround sound. How much? $179.99 from Razer’s webstore or Amazon.com What does it do? The...

14 by Vivek Gowri on 6/15/2012

Capsule Review: Corsair's Vengeance M60 and M90 Mice

Here's a prickly subject if ever there was one: while with keyboards you could reasonably argue for the superiority of using mechanical switches over traditional rubber-dome membrane keys, mice...

40 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/22/2012

Capsule Review: Corsair's Vengeance K60 and K90 Keyboards

We recently re-entered the world of peripheral reviews, specifically mechanical keyboards with our brief rundown of Rosewill's RK-9000 mechanical keyboard (complete with Cherry MX Blue switches). Rosewill's design was...

124 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/18/2012

Capsule Review: Rosewill's RK-9000 Mechanical Keyboard

As enthusiasts and professionals we spend a lot of time checking out what's under the hood of the computers and devices we use, but thankfully more and more we're...

112 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/26/2012

Capsule Review: GeChic's On-Lap 1301 Laptop Monitor

Recently Taiwanese vendor GeChic got in touch with us about a new product set to appear on American shores, the On-Lap 1301 laptop monitor. The concept? A portable 13"...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/19/2012

Rosewill RHUB-310 - Seven USB 2.0 Ports to Go

We take a quick look at one of the least expensive 7-port USB hubs around and discover that more power is better.

20 by Gary Key on 5/13/2008

Logitech G5 Laser Mouse: When an update is not worthy of a new name

We take a quick look at the 2007 version of Logitech's premier gaming mouse that adds a second thumb button and a new color scheme.

39 by Gary Key on 7/25/2007

Logitech MX Revolution: New Technology means a Smarter Mouse

We take a look at the latest mouse from Logitech and wonder if technology has gone too far.

38 by Gary Key on 9/28/2006

Entry Level Pen Tablets: Making the Artist's PC-Life Easier

So it's time to get rid of the pen and paper and stop scanning in your artwork. With entry-level pen tablets as close as the nearest Best Buy or...

21 by Laura Wilson on 12/6/2003

Microsoft Sidewinder USB Gamepad

If you were to start designing a new gamepad to sell to the masses, what would you look at first? Would you start with tons of buttons, super-customizable...

0 by Greg Hanna on 3/25/2000

Creative WebCam Go

0 by Jason Clark on 12/24/1999

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