Category >> Keyboards and Mice
Cougar 700M and Speed Gaming Mouse and Pad 09-22-2014

One look at the Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse and I was immediately reminded of another mouse I had recently reviewed, the Thermaltake Level 10. Upon closer examination there are more than a few differences between them, however compared to the typical computer mouse, they share a few similarities. For one, both exhibit a barebones-style open architecture with an aluminum skeleton. Both also feature adjustable panels to customize the fit to the user's hand along with fully programmable buttons and a high attention to detail on the fit and finish.

Roccat Kone XTD Mouse 04-19-2013

Roccat has already established themselves as a solid manufacturer and designer of performance gaming peripherals and accessories. The Roccat Kone XTD is the next release in their line of performance gaming mice. This unit retails for around $90 USD and features eight fully programmable mouse buttons, a tracking sensor that scales up to 8200 DPI and a custom weight system that allows you to change the weight of the mouse in your hand in five gram increments.

Thermaltake Level 10 Mouse 02-13-2013

When the Thermaltake Level 10 case debuted at CeBIT in 2009, it garnered quite a bit of attention for its radical concept design. Now Tt aims to broaden the Level 10 product stable further by adding gaming peripherals such as headsets and mice. The Level 10 M Gaming Mouse, like previous Level 10 cases, was designed in partnership with BMW DesignworksUSA. One look tells you that this is not your average ordinary mouse.

NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse 11-01-2011

Back in 2008 NZXT released their first gaming mouse, dubbed the Avatar. Other than driver updates to accommodate newer games and provide bug fixes, NZXT has seemed content to leave it at that. You might ask then how NZXT could improve upon the Avatar's success enough to warrant a new product designation. Well you could start by replacing the 2600 DPI optical sensor with a 1600 DPI laser for better tracking on all surfaces. Then you eliminate two customizable buttons that the majority of users will probably never miss. Continue by reducing the switchable DPI selections from four down to three, throw in 16Kb of memory for storing of settings and profiles, and allow users to customize the LED lighting. Finally freshen up the aesthetics and slap an "S" model designation on it. Oh yeah, and cut the price almost in half.

Roccat Kova & Kone Gaming Mice 02-11-2011

Roccat is a German based company that was founded in 2007. They are a relatively new company to the gaming peripheral scene but offer several feature rich, sleek looking gaming mice and keyboards among a few other gaming related devices. Roccat's main selling points on their mice are the extreme DPI resolutions they achieve, upwards of 3200 DPI. Roccat is probably most known for the feature packed Kone series of gaming mice which has been met with positive reviews across the net. Today we will be taking a look at the Roccat Kone and Kova, representing both the higher end and lower end gaming markets.

Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse 02-07-2011

Today we have for review the latest CM Storm weapon of choice, the Spawn gaming mouse. Unlike its predecessors the Sentinel and Inferno, which utilized a more traditional elongated shape, the Spawn offers a wider and rounder claw-like grip. Featuring a high performance 3500 DPI optical sensor with "DPI on-the-fly" buttons, ultra precise step scroll wheel, Omron micro switches for guaranteed five million clicks and 32Kb of onboard memory to store your settings, this is one mouse set to "spawn" your gaming to a new level.

Thermaltake Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard 01-04-2011

A keyboard is a keyboard right? Thermaltake is betting against that school of thought with their Challenger Pro keyboard. Being of the eSports series, this keyboard was designed with gamers in mind with specific functions tailored to their needs. It is the big brother of the standard Challenger keyboard with additional features. While you can play games on most any keyboard, Thermaltake has stepped this keyboard up and has included some expanded functions that most other keyboards cannot offer.

Arctic M571 Budget Gaming Mouse 12-16-2010

Normally at this point we would take a look at the included software bundle, but there is no software for the M571 - it's truly plug and play. This is nice in that you don't have to spend time configuring the software and setting up a ton of macro buttons, but also a bit restrictive in that you can't fine-tune the mouse to your exact liking. For example, you are stuck with the preset DPI settings and button mapping that Arctic Cooling has selected for you.

Mionix Naos 3200 Gaming Mouse 11-18-2010

For the majority of users, a mouse is just a mouse. As long as it moves the pointer on the computer screen where they want it to go, it doesn't matter what shape, color or feel it has. Then there are others who patently refuse to use the standard stuff that comes with the computer. Mionix is a company based in Sweden that makes gaming mice, mouse accessories and audio gear that are "light years ahead of the game". The Mionix Naos has an LED optical sensor adjustable up to 3200dpi, programmable buttons, customizable LED lighting and built-in memory for storing your settings.

Smartfish ErgoMotion Mouse 08-13-2010

Today's review item is the Smartfish ErgoMotion Laser Mouse. This mouse is not only the first ergomotion device from Smartfish, but also the first dynamic posture mouse on the market. Connected to a small pedestal by a ball joint, the mouse allows pitching and rolling to keep your wrist comfortable at any position. Also, with tilt-scrolling and a tiny wireless transceiver, the ErgoMotion Mouse doesn't forfeit any of the typical amenities.

Rosewill Slim Wireless Keyboard Laser Mouse RKM-1600RF 02-26-2010

I can't remember the last time I actually paid much attention to my keyboard and mouse. As long as they perform their function with relative ease and accuracy, I no more consider their input any more than I consider the way my legs work while walking, or my hands when I pick something up. So when I received the Rosewill RKM-1600RF slim wireless keyboard and laser mouse to try out, I knew I was going to have to not only put forth a conscious effort to pay attention to the way these devices operate, but also get used to the differences between them and my usual set of hardware. The Rosewill set is an RF wireless keyboard and mouse combo, with a slim, low profile scissor-switch design, and a selectable dpi laser mouse. Join me as I take a closer look at the Rosewill RKM-1600RF.

Cooler Master Sentinel Advance Gaming Mouse 09-15-2009

Input devices are arguably the most important pieces of hardware you buy for your PC. A $5,000 computer is only as good as its peripherals, and by the same token, a good keyboard and mouse can make a budget rig feel like a million bucks. I have recently become a collector and connoisseur of the finer input devices such as mechanical keyboards. When asked to review a new mouse from Cooler Master, I jumped at the chance to put this device through the paces.

OCZ Behemoth Gaming Mouse 05-07-2009

The Behemoth takes a similar shape to the Logitech MX Revolution, with extra grooves that are home to the ring and pinky fingers. The scroll-wheel, in an old-fashioned choice, does not light up and does not provide any sort of tilt-scrolling features. Also on top, we see the on-the-fly DPI switching button. As the sensitivity is higher on the mouse, more of the blue LEDs turn on. The left side of the mouse is home to two buttons, typically used as forward and backward for browsing. The Behemoth is generally single-textured, with a soft rubbery-plastic feel to it, which isn't too grippy that it is uncomfortable, but won't get slippery when sweaty.

OCZ Eclipse Laser Gaming Mouse 04-14-2009

Another week, another new OCZ Technology product hitting the market... or so it seems. For the past year or so, the team over at OCZ have been releasing new products at a feverish pace. Whether its a new memory kit, heatsink, power supply, SSD, keyboard or mouse, it seems there is always something new going out the door. Today we will be taking a look at one of their latest peripherals, the OCZ Eclipse Gaming Mouse.

Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Gaming Keyboard 03-29-2009

Today we have for review Razer’s latest keyboard, the Lycosa Mirror Special Edition. With regard to specifications, the Lycosa Mirror is the same as the original Lycosa, except with a mirror black plastic finish over the whole keyboard. These features include, but are not limited to, pass-through USB, headphone, and microphone jacks, backlit keys, a media touchpad, and fully customizable keys.

Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard 03-24-2009

One year ago Shawn reviewed the Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard, which bears a striking resemblance to the one I have in my hands, the new Arctosa. In case you were wondering where Razer came up with these names, both Lycosa and Arctosa are families of wolf spiders, just like the Tarantula that shares its name with Razer's original gaming keyboard. All of Razer's products are in fact named after predators, their headsets are all named for aquatic hunters, their mice are all snakes and their keyboards are spiders... I guess it's a Razer thing.

NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse v2 02-23-2009

Six months ago NZXT sent over one of their new Avatar Gaming Mice for review. Seeing as how this was their first attempt at an input peripheral aimed specifically at the gaming enthusiast, the Avatar performed very well and got high marks from us and elsewhere around the 'net. About the only complaint we had with it was the placement of the side navigation buttons and their propensity for getting accidentally bumped while maneuvering the mouse. It seems we weren't the only ones to report this flaw, and NZXT we're happy to say has listened.

Logitech diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks 12-24-2008

Logitech has had a great deal of success with their diNovo-branded keyboards. The original, the diNovo Media Desktop, was released over five years ago and featured a keyboard, media pad and mouse. A few years later, the diNovo Edge was introduced and despite its high price tag, is still one of the most popular media keyboards among end users. Since then, we have seen the diNovo Edge Mini and even Mac versions come to fruition. Today we will be taking a look at the latest incarnation of the diNovo, the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks.

OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse 11-19-2008

Last year at CES, we saw OCZ Technology's first bid to the mouse market with their Equalizer gaming mouse. The Equalizer had all the makings of a good mouse—on-the-fly DPI switching, back and forward buttons, a nice rubber feel, even two sizes. Today we have for review OCZ's next try at a gaming mouse, the Dominatrix (I know, right?).

Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 10-05-2008

Logitech knows a thing or two about being successful and they have injected this knowledge into their business model. They know that you have to supply a steady stream of new and innovative products to keep customers coming back. They are also well aware that you need a wide range of products, from high end gear all the way down to items that will fit any budget. It is with this mindset that Logitech released the Cordless Desktop S520 last month, the latest addition to their keyboard + mice combos that checks in at a very attractive price point.

NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse 09-23-2008

NZXT introduces the first gaming mouse from their award winning design team. As with all of NZXT's PC accessories, Avatar is designed to provide gamers with the ultimate crafted gaming armor to emerge victorious in the gaming arena of choice. Featuring an ambidextrous and smaller form, the Avatar mouse is versatile and ideal for gamers.

OCZ Alchemy Elixir Gaming Keyboard 08-02-2008

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last eight years, you've no doubt heard of OCZ. In August of 2000 they started out with a determination to manufacture the best high speed DDR available. And while they've certainly built their reputation on the performance and reliability of their memory, OCZ has branched out to provide enthusiasts with other products as well, most notably power supplies and coolers. Today I have something totally new from OCZ, the Alchemy Elixir gaming keyboard.

Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse 07-07-2008

We have hardcore gamer mice with plenty of customizable buttons and super-sensitive laser tracking, ergonomic mice that offer great comfort and ease of use, all-purpose mice that are suitable for most needs and even mobile mice, designed for use with your notebook while you are out of the office on business or maybe even on vacation. Logitech has mice that fall into every category mentioned, and today we will be taking a look at the VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks, a portable solution that promises to pack a lot of features in a very small footprint.

Logitech MX 5500 Keyboard / Mouse Combo 05-23-2008

The MX 5500 was announced back in January at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where we brought you on-site coverage of each of their five new products. Today I will be taking a look at their latest keyboard / mouse combo and see if they have hit yet another home run in the marketplace.

Logitech diNovo Mini Keyboard 04-29-2008

Back in January at the 2008 CES, Logitech introduced five new products which would be released in the coming months. Among those products was the diNovo Mini Palm-sized Keyboard, which was an Honoree in the Best of Innovations at the show. The diNovo Mini looked extremely promising at the show, with its TouchPad and full QWERTY keyboard, and we have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to review it for you all.

Cyber Snipa Stinger Gaming Mouse 04-22-2008

The Cyber Snipa Stinger is a laser mouse, which provides much more precise movement than a standard LED optical mouse, and supports multiple dpi settings including a default 400/800/1600/2000 with continually adjustable sliders up to a max of 3200. With as high as 1000Hz (1ms) report rate, the Stinger gives you over 7,000 frames per second with a tracking speed of 45 inches per second. There are nine buttons with six of them being programmable using the included macro editor.

Razer Destructor Gaming Mat 04-06-2008

In the previous Razer review, we took a look (and listen) at the new Piranha gaming communicator. The second item they sent over for review is their Destructor gaming mat. More than just your average mouse pad, Razer says their Destructor mat has a proprietary gunmetal coating which yields a highly reactive surface. The result is superior tactility, improved responsiveness and enhanced tracking.

Art. Lebedev Optimus Mini Three 03-16-2008

Anticipating these delays, Art. Lebedev was successfully able to release another product based on the same OLED technology, the Optimus Mini Three. The Mini Three is billed as the world's first keyboard with OLED screens... although I wouldn't quite call it a "keyboard". The phrase "auxiliary keyboard-informer" used on Art. Lebedev's website is a much better description of its actual function.

Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard 03-06-2008

In terms of aesthetics, the Lycosa is certainly an attention-grabber. The top surface has a sleek, glossy finish, almost like a piano. The buttons are finished with a non-slip, rubber finish that contrasts the glossy surface really well. The wrist rest appears to be regular black plastic, with the Razer logo in the center. I really like how the keys aren't fully visible when the back light is off, producing a nice stealth effect.

Razer Lachesis 4000dpi Gaming Mouse 02-17-2008

Today we’re going to have a look at Razer’s most recent mouse, the Lachesis. Weighing in at 4000dpi with a 1000MHz polling rate, this mouse is sure to be an absolute beast. But, does a 4000dpi sensor provide noticeable improvement, and will Razer stay true to their well-earned reputation? Read on as we find out.

Air Touch Flexible Keyboard 01-16-2008

You saw it in “Live Free or Die Hard,” and you liked it. Don’t lie, I know you did. The kid was a nerd, the movie had no plot, and they used acrylic PC cases… it’s embarrassing I know. But you liked the keyboard. What’s not to love about a waterproof, folding keyboard right before a great fight scene?

XTracPads Pro Mousepad and Mad Dotz 12-10-2007

While doing some online shopping recently I decided to look into how I might possibly improve my mousing experience, and the Pro Mousepad and Mad Dotz from XTracPads caught my eye. To be honest, the Mad Dotz were the only aftermarket stick-on mouse feet/pads I saw at this particular site, and the Pro was the cheapest gaming mousepad that didn't have pictures of dogs or WoW characters printed on it.

Logisys KB206BK Ultra Slim Soft Touch Multimedia/Internet Keyboard 12-03-2007

Personally, I very much appreciate a keyboard with a nice-feeling touch, as I spend as much time typing as I do most anything else. I really can’t describe the feel I like, but I know it when I feel it. Soft, but with a distinct “snap” when a key is pressed. My current keyboard feels ok, but not great. So will the Logisys Ultra Slim Soft Touch Keyboard meet my requirements? Let’s see.

Wolf King Ultimate Warrior Gaming Pad 07-27-2007

The product up for review today is made by Wolf King and is called the Ultimate FPS Warrior Game Pad, or just Warrior for short. It's not meant to take the place of your keyboard but rather clusters most of the left-side keyboard controls into a circular pad for easier accessibility. If you're looking to replace your keyboard altogether check out the Timber Wolf which incorporates the circular pad with a standard notebook-sized keyboard.

RevolTec Gaming Gear 03-30-2007

One of the coolest features of this keyboard are the included "gaming keys". These extra keys can be swapped out with the standard letter keys. The included tool is very easy to use. Just slide it down over the existing key, then lift up. The key pops right out, allowing you to put the alternate key in its place. I was very impressed with how well the tool worked. It takes only a few seconds to swap out each key.

Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse 03-17-2007

You can press down on the scroll wheel at any time to switch between Click-to-Click and Free Spin mode. Even more interesting, the MX Revolution can detect the type of application that is currently active and adjust the scroll wheel according. Also, the wheel can automatically detect how "fast" you spin the wheel; if you spin it fast enough, it will automatically switch over to Free Spin mode then lock back into Click mode by itself!

Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse 03-02-2007

The upper deck (where your hand rests) is made from a smooth rubber material which feels more like micro-suede; very nice. The scroll wheel has 24 individual click positions that remain silent when scrolling. The left side of the mouse has two large fully programmable thumb buttons. The Razer logo is positioned discreetly in the center of the mouse and blends in nicely when the mouse is not plugged into your computer.

Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard 02-10-2007

Before we move to the heart of the diNovo Edge, I wanted to show you just how slim this keyboard really is. The Edge measures just over 1/2" thick; 13mm to be exact. Extending the feet help raise the keyboard up a bit more, should you feel more comfortable with this typing angle. Logitech keeps with this slim design on the face of the keyboard as well.

Razer Krait High Precision Infrared Gaming Mouse 06-28-2006

The Krait has acceleration in its drivers separate from the acceleration found in XP. Though acceleration is very handy when using a 400dpi optical mouse, Razer feels that acceleration on a 1600dpi mouse will probably be a hindrance and leaves it off by default. This does not affect the acceleration found in XP, which can be turned off in the control panel.

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