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MSI gaming laptops continue to break new ground

MSI has carved a name for itself in the realm of gaming laptops, and this time around they intend to awe the masses with the all new GP62X and GP72X Leopard series. These are gaming machines that you can bring with you while you are on the move, allowing you to get your gaming fix in without missing a beat. MSI intends to redefine gaming performance by offering a gaming laptop that has a 120Hz 5ms screen, a NVMe M.2 solid state drive which will certainly break existing bandwidth limitation, and updated SteelSeries RGB keyboard with Silver Lining print.

Screen tearing and jitters will no longer plague your mobile gaming sessions, thanks to the all new full HD 120Hz panel with 5ms response time. Such an ultra-fast refresh rate will allow you to react instantly to your game, resulting in a true blue MSI gaming experience. The GP62X and GP72X Leopard series gaming laptops will be equipped with a NVMe solid state drive, allowing gamers to experience the full performance potential of the latest SSD technology that has extreme read speeds of up to 2,200MB/s. Apart from that, this particular range comes with an Intel 7th Generation KabyLake processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM that can be further expanded to 32GB, and up to a GeForce GTX1060 graphics card.

Your keyboard movements will not be slow and clunky thanks to the upgraded RGB keyboard by SteelSeries that includes SteelSeries Engine 3 support. Thanks to the SteelSeries Engine 3, gamers are able to personalize their playing style through the customization of each key, where you can change the keyboard’s backlight color. SteelSeries’ GameSense will also enable the colors of the keyboard to change according to in-game action. Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Minecraft are two such titles that support GameSense.

Already available, the MSI GP62X and GP72X Leopard gaming laptops will retail from $1,099 and goes all the way up to $1,599.

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SteelSeries Evil Geniuses range of gaming peripherals announced

steelseries-evil-geniusesSteelSeries continues to cast their net on the gaming marking, where the fastest growing major PC gaming headset brand in the US has just announced that they have a brand new range of tournament-ready products that has seen the hand of Evil Geniuses in it, who happen to be their elite e-sport partner. Evil Geniuses is a legend of the times, having pocketed more tournament prize money compared to any other e-sport organization in the world, and to have them approve of this latest branded gaming peripherals is a hallmark of excellence that the average Joe and Jane can aspire to.

With having more than 15 years of SteelSeries esport experience, your gaming rig is never going to be the same again if you would like to step into the shoes of these legends. Why not outfit your next gaming session with an Arctis headset that has a custom-designed Arctis headband, in addition to the Evil Geniuses limited editions of the M500 Keyboard with Cherry MX Red keys, a custom-tuned Rival 300 and a QcK+ mousepad?

The Rival 300 Evil Geniuses Edition will be based on SteelSeries’ most famous mouse used in e-sports, sporting a guaranteed 30-million click rating as well as an e-sports-focused ergonomic design. It relies on a Pixart PMW3310 optical sensor, half a dozen programmable buttons and lights up with prism RGB illumination to get the job done.

As for the limited-edition Apex M500 Evil Geniuses keyboard, this bad boy comes with Cherry MX Red switches for ultra-fast clicks and double taps, full anti-ghosting, and plays nice with the SteelSeries Engine. Last but not least, the gaming mousepad is not overlooked with the QcK+ Evil Geniuses Edition, having a near frictionless surface that delivers unmatched tracking accuracy. Expect the Evil Geniuses Signature Line to be available now, with the limited-editions of Rival 300 going for $59.99, $99.99 for the Apex M500 and $19.99 for the QcK+.

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SteelSeries QcK Prism Gaming Mousepad is truly out of this world

ss-prismJust when you thought that all mousepads were more or less the same — to provide an adequate and decent gaming surface for the masses where every single flick of the mouse will see the cursor or crosshair go where it is intended to go, here comes SteelSeries to upset the proverbial apple cart. The QcK Prism gaming mousepad from SteelSeries is truly something that is different from the rest, where it has been built with the purpose of delivering far more than performance as it boasts of the aesthetics of illumination while gaming on your PC.

This particular new mousepad will come with dual-sided premium surfaces, making it the first of its kind in the world. There will be 360 degrees of continuous illumination across 12 separate zones, as well as interference-free USB cable placement for a truly unique gaming experience. Since this is the first mousepad of its kind in the world, boasting of a premium micro-textured cloth which will add friction for more deliberate movements as well as a hard polymer surface for a fast-paced glide on the other side, it really depends on the genre of the game that you are playing.

As for the aforementioned 360-degree, 12-zone Prism RGB illumination with advanced lighting effects? It will feature support for the SteelSeries GameSense, as it delivers reactive illumination to in-game events — letting you know that you are running low on ammunition, or to keep a lookout for the health bar, number of kills, cooldown timers, among others. SteelSeries Prism Sync is also thrown into the mix, allowing gamers to enjoy dynamic multi-color lighting effects between the QcK Prism and all other Prism-enabled gear, such as the Arctis 5 headset, Rival 700 mouse and Apex M800 keyboard. Certainly this is one of the cooler mousepads that you can carry to any BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) events. Nice to see that SteelSeries has also ensured the cable housing remains out of the way on the left side, where it will not interfere with a gamer’s mouse cable.

Expect the SteelSeries QcK Prism to retail for $59.99 apiece if you are interested

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The Bluefinger LED Keyboard and Mouse Set – pretty doesn’t have to come at a price

When you’re looking for a new keyboard and mouse, getting the best specs at the cheapest price point is normally the way to go. If you have a load of money to drop on a professional matching set, then more power to you, but not many of us are are equipped with the ability to adequately use all the bells and whistles they have, let alone afford it. The more casual gamer wants performance, and if it has the looks to boot then that’s all the better.

This Bluefinger LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo is elegance, grace, and will help you shoot things in the face. It has an almost angelic look to it with white keys and brushed gold metal surface detailing, and is backlit with a greenish blue or light blue LED. You’ll be able to switch between 3 color breath mode, static color, or one color breath mode. There are also 4 brightness levels for the light, including off, low, medium, and bright.

The mouse has adjustable 800-1200 DPI, 6 buttons, and 4 color options for back lighting. This is plug and play, but has system requirements of Windows XP, VISTA, WIN 7, WIN 8, WIN 10, Mac OS X, and is wired, so it will need to take up two of your USB ports. It’s pretty, seems like it would work well, and only costs around $35, which isn’t too shabby for a set if you’re in need of something new.

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Logitech G Pro mechanical gaming keyboard caters for professional gamers

When it comes to a gaming keyboard, each gamer has his or her preferred brand for reasons only known to them. Some might find it to suit their gaming style and physiological make up perfectly, while others might want to lean on brand loyalty all the time. Logitech has come very far in the world of gaming peripherals, and the Logitech G Pro is the latest mechanical gaming keyboard from the Swiss brand that will definitely up the ante when it comes to your gaming enjoyment.

After all, who are we to deny the fact that it has been designed in collaboration with top eSports athletes, delivering a high performance, tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard which has been specially constructed from ground up for professional competition. The keyboard will boast of Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches that are touted to deliver up to 25 percent faster actuation compared to standard mechanical keyboards, in addition to a switch design which delivers quiet performance while you pound at the keys in a furious deathmatch.

Arriving in a compact tenkeyless design, the Logitech G Pro would make it a snap to pack for tournament travel, as it frees up table space for low-sensitivity mouse movement. The keyboard will arrive reinforced with a steel back plate, which adds stability and rigidity for gameplay. The presence of a detachable microUSB connector makes sure that the cable will not break at the connection point when it bounces in a bag and transported between events. With a three-pronged design, there are support arms for an easy, reliable data connection.

The presence of optional Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) will also enable players to select and personalize each individual key light, offering over 16.8 million colors to choose from. You can also save a lighting pattern onto the onboard memory, saving you the trouble from configuring it all over again each time. Expect the Logitech G Pro mechanical gaming keyboard to be available at global retailers from this month onward for $129.99 apiece.

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AOC reveals pair of new Agon monitors

aoc-agonSo you are an avid gamer who would want nothing but the very best when it comes to the kind of hardware used in your gaming sessions. You have got the very best CPU and video card that are in the market right now, and so too, are your mechanical keyboard and gaming mouse that have been rated to last many millions of clicks without breaking down. One thing’s left — making sure that the gaming monitor you use is the right kind. AOC has come up with not just one, but two 24-inch Agon monitors for folks in the US.

A worldwide leader when it comes to monitor display technology, two new monitors have been announced to make up part of the Agon series. These two are already available in the US at the moment, and they are none other than the AG241QX (24-inch Class Adaptive-Sync) and the AG241QG (24-inch Class NVIDIA G-SYNC). A common feature that these two share happens to be QHD resolution as well as a 1 ms response time. The AG241QG will arrive with 165 Hz, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology and NVIDIA ULMB, while the AG241QX will feature 144 Hz and Adaptive-Sync technology.

Regardless of which particular model that you choose, both of them have been specially made for enthusiastic and highly competitive gamers, enabling them to enjoy their gaming sessions without the problems of stutter, screen tearing and motion blur. The AG241QX and the AG241QG will arrive with $499 and $699 price tags, respectively.

Apart from these two, there will be a trio of monitors arriving soon in the future. They are the 27-inch AG271UG NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Monitor with 4K resolution and rapid 4ms response time, sporting a $799.99 price tag as it arrives later next month. Up next, the 35-inch AG352UCG that is a curved NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Monitor which delivers a highly immersive gaming experience for $999.99, also in late March. Last but not least, the AG251FZ, which is the 240Hz and fastest Agon Gaming Monitor coming to market this May for $499.99.

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Razer updates their Blade laptop

Razer continues to blaze a trail with their latest gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. This new iteration will obviously feature brand new parts and innards which will raise its performance, helping gamers get their gaming kicks in wherever they are without having to worry about choppy frame rates or laggy performance. The latest version of the Razer Blade is touted to arrive with an updated CPU, faster memory as well as a brand new 4K UHD screen option. As a result, gamers who are always on the move will be able to enjoy a perfect balance of power, mobility and durability, alongside the now-signature elegant Razer Blade profile.

Sporting the latest generation of 7th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, the new Razer Blade will be more powerful and more efficient compared to its predecessor. The new CPU lets it achieve double-digit increases in productivity benchmarks, and it works with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics which ought to see unmatched frame rates delivered in an ultra-thin laptop form factor. Not only that, it is also lightweight in nature at just 0.70 inches thin, tipping the scales at slightly more than four pounds as it is encased in a unibody CNC aluminum chassis.

While a Full HD panel is standard on the new Razer Blade, there is a new 4K UHD touchscreen option for those who would like to up the ante. This provides the clarity of 4K resolution for ultimate picture quality as well as the convenience of a touchscreen interface. Perfect for video editing, music creation and software development, the Razer Blade will feature 16GB of RAM, Killer Wireless-AC and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Not only that, depending on your budget, you can even squeeze in a PCIe SSD storage option of up to 1TB. The starting price for the new Razer Blade stands at a rather pricey $1,899, but you get what you pay for in this case.

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Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard gets updated

Razer is a name that is synonymous with quality gaming hardware, and it does not seem as though the company is about to slow down in its development of new peripherals anytime soon. Razer in a sense follows Apple’s footsteps by offering updated versions of an existing peripheral without any change in the name. This works great in the long run, since you do not need to keep track of the numbers (unlike the Samsung Galaxy S series which is about to embark on the 8th generation — it is simply nuts!). The latest peripheral to be updated by Razer would be the Razer BlackWidow, touted to be the best mechanical gaming keyboard, and then some.

Known as the new Razer BlackWidow V2 mechanical gaming keyboard, this particular range would now be on the receiving end of a brand new switch option, a magnetic wrist rest, not to mention cosmetic updates to keep up with the times. First launched 7 years ago, the Razer BlackWidow gained popularity in the world of mechanical keyboards, and with Razer churning out its very own mechanical switches in 2014, known as the Razer Green and Razer Orange switch, it set benchmarks in the industry that paved the way for gaming-optimized actuation as well as reset responsiveness and superior durability.

The Razer BlackWidow V2 will deliver with the best tactile switches thanks to the Green and Orange variants, in addition to the Razer Yellow switch. This linear and silent design will feature reduced travel distance so that keys can be pressed faster than ever before. Not only that, the new switch’s feel and properties would cater for FPS and MOBA players who tend to press select keys thousands of times with each gaming session. The rating of 80 million keystrokes is certainly more than welcome!

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Other features of the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 keyboards will include individually backlit keys, customizable lighting features, custom settings and lighting profiles which are integrated into popular game titles. Expect it to retail for $169.99 a pop.
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SteelSeries QcK and QcK+ Limited gaming mousepads help improve your game

If you are are a serious gamer, then you can be pretty sure that you would have made sure your entire gaming set up has been perfected and configured so that you can win. Victory at all costs, and hardware often plays an important role to complement your mad gaming skills. While the gaming keyboard and mouse are obviously crucial to help you maximize your potential, do remember that not all surfaces are created equal, which is why a gaming mousepad is extremely important to ensure that your high quality mouse has the right kind of surface to deliver its full capability. Enter SteelSeries with their QcK and QcK+ Limited gaming mousepads.

SteelSeries is no stranger to the world of gaming peripherals, and the QcK and QcK+ Limited gaming mousepads will certainly help elevate your gaming performance to a whole new level. The QcK Limited range will enhance a classic with new features in an effort to help the gamer increase one’s accuracy, comfort, and longevity.

Specially designed for professional gamers (although we are sure that the average Joe would also benefit from it), SteelSeries’ latest mousepads boast of a never-fray stitching along the edges which guarantee durability and prevent fraying or peeling. The QcK Limited and QcK+ Limited have been designed with a new micro-woven cloth surface, allowing it to optimize tracking accuracy for both optical and laser sensors. With a high thread count and surface consistency that is the stuff of legend, it will further improve mouse glide by minimizing friction. This is definitely not your grandpappy’s fancy looking mousepad!

Regardless of which particular model you choose from, the QcK Limited and QcK+ Limited will arrive with a non-slip base in order to make sure that the mousepad remains anchored to any surface. This would mean you can game worry-free, even in the most heated gaming sessions. The QcK Limited measures 12.6” x 10.6” x 0.12 and the QcK+ Limited 17.7” x 15.75” x 0.12”, retailing for $19.99 and $24.99 respectively if you are interested in upping your game.

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The XIM 4 Keyboard and Mouse Adapter makes console feel like a PC

Building your own gaming PC is not exactly a simple or cheap endeavor. You have to have some manner of understanding of what parts you’ll need, where to get them, how to put them together, and the money to fund it all. Even if you have a friend to help you, you’ll be looking at far more than the cost of what a console would be to put together something decent. If your budget doesn’t allow for that amount of spending, then getting a console will at least sate your appetite for gaming.

If you wish you could use a keyboard and mouse on your console for a bit more precision, then the XIM 4 should be able to help you out. This adapter will let you play your PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360 with the mouse, keyboard, or other compatible button-laden device of your choice. This is a 1-to-1 device, so you shouldn’t have to worry about any delay between when you press and an action happening in the game.

This is easy to set up through its wireless smartphone and PC configuration tool, and will make it feel like you’ve spent thousands on a quality setup, without having to pay up. This has a 6′ braided microUSB cable, 2 USB ports, and will play nicely with Android phones through Google Play, or by downloading software on your PC. Of course, this isn’t a cheap add-on, so you’ll have to be willing to part with $149.99 to up your gaming experience.

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