Peripherals

Back in February, we revealed that HP was set to acquire the HyperX brand, the gaming subsidiary of Kingston Technology. HyperX has been the gaming branding for Kingston Technology over the years, with memory, flash, SSDs and peripherals all marketed under the HyperX banner. Like many companies with its own gaming-focused brand, Kingston has kept the brand as a disaggregated entity in strategy and marketing. Today, the acquisition by HP of the HyperX brand has been completed for a fee of $425 million, with the acquisition accretive on a non-GAAP for the first full year of ownership. HyperX has been synonymous with the gaming industry for years, from its popular and well-priced Cloud series of gaming headsets to its SSD storage drives and all the...

MSI Reveals Vigor GK80 and GK70 Gaming Keyboards: Cherry Red RGB Switches, Aluminum Chassis

Today MSI has revealed two new keyboards adding to its Gaming Gear line of peripherals in the Vigor GK70 and GK80 Gaming keyboards. Both keyboards feature a base constructed...

6 by Joe Shields on 2/28/2018

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review: Split Ends For Combined Comfort

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge is the first ergonomic mechanical keyboard that found its way into our labs. Kinesis is a company that specializes on the design of ergonomic input...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/5/2018

Azio Ships Retro Classic Bluetooth Keyboard: Expensive Luxury for Windows & Mac

Azio has started to sell wireless versions of its old-fashioned typewriter-like Retro Classic mechanical keyboard. The devices look the same as their wired brethren and are available in four...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/2/2018

Cooler Master at CES 2018: Aimpad’s Analog Keyboard Technolgy Found in Cooler Master MK851

LAS VEGAS, NV — During CES 2018 this week, Cooler Master announced that it’s coming to market in one of its new keyboards, the MK851 which features Aimpad's...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2018

Mad Catz Return From Bankrupty To Showcase A Trio of New Peripherals At CES 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Back in March of 2017, Mad Catz, the manufacturer of some of the most extravagant and daring peripherals on the market filed for bankruptcy. In...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

ASUS at CES 2018: ROG Strix Flare Keyboard and the ROG Spotlight Lights Up Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — In addition to a number of releases announced today, ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) has released a brand new RGB mechanical keyboard and a unique...

0 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

HP at CES 2018: The HP Z 3D Camera, for 2D and 3D Scanning

LAS VEGAS, NV — At CES, HP is announcing the first monitor-mounted 3D/2D camera. The down-facing ‘zero-footprint’ camera attaches to the display to capture and digitize 3D objects, 2D...

9 by Joe Shields on 1/8/2018

The Azio Retro Classic Mechanical Keyboard Review: Eyecatching, But Stiff

Today we are taking a look at the Azio Retro Classic, a mechanical keyboard designed to turn heads with its unique aesthetic design. It will certainly appeal to anybody...

50 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/3/2018

Cherry Announces the MW 4500 Mouse with 45° Palm Rest, 1200 DPI Sensor

Cherry has introduced its MW 4500 mouse featuring a rather unique shape that promises to reduce, or even prevent hand fatigue, but only for right handers. The mouse is...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2017

Silicon Labs to Acquire Sigma Designs, Get Z-Wave IP

Silicon Labs has announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma Designs in a cash transaction valued at $282 million. By taking over Sigma Designs, Silicon...

5 by Anton Shilov on 12/11/2017

Cherry Launches MC 4900 Mouse with Fingerprint Reader, 1375 DPI Sensor

Nowadays Cherry is known primarily for its mechanical switches for keyboards, but the company also manufactures its own range of peripherals and accessories as well, some of which are...

36 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2017

MediaTek Reveals MT2621 SoC for IoT: Arm7 MCU, Integrated GPRS/NB-IoT Modem

MediaTek this week announced a new SoC designed for ultra-low-power autonomous IoT applications such as wearables, security sensors, and similar devices. The MT2621 SoC integrates basic computational capabilities...

3 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2017

GIGABYTE Launches Splash-Proof AORUS K9 Optical Keyboard with Infrared Switches

GIGABYTE has introduced its second AORUS-branded keyboard aimed at gamers. The new AORUS K9 Optical, as the name implies, uses optical/infrared switches with all the advantages they can provide...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2017

Promise Launches TD-300 9-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock: GbE, HDMI, USB 3.0, TB3 Charging & More

Promise has introduced its first Thunderbolt 3 dock designed primarily for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro laptops, but also compatible with any systems featuring a TB3 header. The Promise TD-300...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/20/2017

Razer Announces BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard: IP54 Dust & Splash Resistant Mechanical Keyboard

Razer this week introduced a new version of its popular mechanical BlackWidow keyboard that is splash- and dust-resistant. The BlackWidow Ultimate will be among a few IP54-certified mechanical keyboards...

5 by Anton Shilov on 11/16/2017

Logitech Boosts Precision of G203 Prodigy Mouse to 8000 DPI via Firmware Update

Performance upgrades from hardware manufacturers are always welcome, but in the vast majority of cases even tiny upgrades come in a form of new products rather than in a...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2017

OWC Launches 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock: GbE, USB-A, SD Card, mDP, FireWire & More

OWC has launched its new docking solution aimed primarily at Apple’s latest Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pros. Designed to be the “one dock to rule them all", OWC's Thunderbolt 3...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2017

The Cherry G80-3494 MX Board Silent Mechanical Keyboard Review: Updating a PC Classic

Today we are taking a look at the Cherry G80-3494 MX Board Silent, a mechanical keyboard designed with professionals in mind. Based on the original Cherry G80-3000, the G80-3494...

51 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/20/2017

Logitech Launches the MX Ergo Trackball: Bringing Trackballs into 2017

Logitech is introducing its first new trackball in years. The MX Ergo trackball claims improved precision compared to its predecessors, as well as eight buttons combining modern features with...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/11/2017

Logitech Launches G603 ‘Lightspeed’: 12,000 DPI Hero Sensor, 1 ms Polling, 500 Hrs Battery

Logitech has introduced its new gaming mouse that weds high mousing precision, a long battery life, and low input lag with a relatively affordable price. The new G603 Lightspeed...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

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