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GIGABYTE Announces Force K83 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

GIGABYTE, the world's leading premium hardware brand, today released the FORCE K83, a new mechanical gaming keyboard featuring Cherry MX switches designed for incredible tactile feedback and durability, combined with its classical, minimalistic profile and solid build quality to make a perfect gear used in competitive gaming.

When choosing a keyboard, the accuracy and how well the fingers feel during gaming matter the most to gamers. The FORCE K83 serves exactly for those purposes by employing the premium quality Cherry MX switches, available in Red and Blue. In addition to superior mechanical accuracy, Cherry Red switches provide optimized responsiveness and low resistance for those looking for smoothness and whisper silence during gameplay; Cherry Blue switches offer an incredible feel to the gaming experience with a distinctive clicky tactile feedback. These switches are built to last over a lifespan of 50 million keystrokes for extra durability.

Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire XTi Available Worldwide

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the availability of Quick Fire XTi, a minimalistic mechanical gaming keyboard with multi-color backlighting for gamers built with 100% authentic Cherry MX switches.

A performance keyboard designed for gamers with a refined sense of style and sophistication. The XTi comes without any distracting logos and frivolous "button clutter" freeing up precious space on the keyboard. The Quick Fire XTi is a performance keyboard: A plug and play design makes sure that profiles, macros, and color backlighting modes, are all quickly and easily customizable without the need for complex software.

Cherry Announces Cherry MX Silent Keyboard Switches

CHERRY, market leader and specialist for mechanical switches in keyboards, extends the MX family with a new Silent Switch with patented* noise reduction. The manufacturer who consistently improves the development of mechanical key switches is now offering the proven and precise MX technology in a significantly quieter version. CHERRY MX SILENT is the no-compromise solution for everyone.

With the new Silent Switches, CHERRY presents a logical development of the MX technology. Thanks to the patented* noise reduction with integrated 2-component tappets, audible clicks are reduced to the acoustic minimum at the top and bottom ends. Instead of using third-party products, CHERRY has integrated a proprietary and innovative solution through which every single switch retains its special characteristics.

Corsair Evolves Gaming Arsenal with New RGB Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets

Last year, Corsair captured the imagination of gamers with innovative RGB multicolor lighting that transformed PC gaming keyboards and mice. Today at Gamescom, Corsair raises the bar higher with new RGB gaming peripherals: the STRAFE RGB mechanical keyboards, Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, and flagship VOID gaming headsets. Corsair is also unveiling the ultra-quiet STRAFE RGB Silent, the world's first keyboard with Cherry MX RGB Silent gaming switches. To complement the launch of these new products, an enhanced version of the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software is available, enabling cascading rainbows, dynamic ripples, and other multicolor lighting effects to operate in tandem across all Corsair RGB keyboards, mice, and headsets.

Today Corsair unleashes two new mechanical gaming keyboard models with RGB lighting: STRAFE RGB and STRAFE RGB Silent. The STRAFE RGB Silent gaming keyboard is the world's first with Cherry MX Silent switches which deliver the speed and precision of linear mechanical switches with significantly quieter actuation. The new switches combined with the noise-suppressing architecture of the keyboard chassis, make the pro-level STRAFE RGB Silent 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards. The STRAFE RGB keyboard comes in versions with Cherry MX Red or Brown switches.

Announcing the Cherry MX Board 6.0

CHERRY, specialist in computer input devices, is presenting the MX Board 6.0, the world's most responsive performance keyboard for enthusiasts. The keyboard combines the latest RealKey-technology for analog signal processing with the proven and precise MX-switches for uncompromised performance. With this flagship model, CHERRY aims for an absolute puristic design of the highest quality.

With its RealKey-technology, the MX Board 6.0 achieves unmatched performance. Thanks to an analogue signal path, all buttons are connected directly to the controller, so there is no need for digital scanning of the switching points. The MX Board 6.0 can rapidly transmit signals to the PC in less than a millisecond and is ideally suited for situations where response time is crucial. In contrast, conventional mechanical keyboards works much slower and need around 20 milliseconds because of their signal conversion. More so, RK-technology allows for a full N-key rollover and 100 percent reliable anti-ghosting. CHERRY ensures that all keys can be read simultaneously, actively preventing any erroneous interpretation of the signal inputs.

G.Skill Showcases Ripjaws Series Gaming Peripherals

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is excited to showcase a completely new series of high end gaming peripherals at Computex 2015! The new Ripjaws series gaming peripherals include two mechanical gaming keyboards, a RGB gaming mouse, and two 7.1 surround sound headsets.

Available in two lighting flavors, full range RGB and crimson red, the KM780 RGB and KM780 MX are fully loaded mechanical keyboards designed and built with durability and practicality in mind for the ultimate gaming and typing experience. Featuring Cherry MX Red and Brown key switches with 50 million key-press lifecycle and a braided 2.0m USB cable, allows the Ripjaws KM780 series keyboard to last for years of daily usage.

Corsair Announces STRAFE Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair, today announced the addition of the STRAFE mechanical gaming keyboard to Corsair's award-winning line of PC gaming accessories. By bringing the unmatched lighting customization and Cherry MX switches found in Corsair's RGB keyboards to STRAFE, Corsair has created the most advanced mono-backlit mechanical gaming keyboard available. Sporting a sleek new industrial design, STRAFE will be widely available in late June at an MSRP of $109.99.

The STRAFE mechanical gaming keyboard's brilliant red backlighting can be customized to a virtually unlimited number of lighting configurations and effects. Each key can be programmed with automated macros using CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) software. Users can choose from six unique lighting effects or craft their own custom profiles and share them on Corsair Gaming.

New Turtle Beach PC Gaming Peripherals Now Available

Turtle Beach Corporation announced today that its new lineup of PC gaming accessories, including gaming keyboards, mice and mousepads, is available at select North American retail outlets. Turtle Beach, the 40-year strong staple of the gaming industry best known for its amazing range of console and PC headsets, including the first fully wireless headsets for Xbox One, opens a new chapter with its entrance into the PC gaming accessories market with its first round of gaming keyboards, gaming mice and gaming mousepads, each with their own unique features that cater to an audience ranging from casual players to hardcore professional gamers.

In true Turtle Beach form, the company has created a variety of accessories from which gamers can choose to suit their desires and budgets, and each one is crafted with high-quality, durable construction and features, including Cherry switches and steel reinforced chassis for the keyboards, Avago sensors and Omron switches for the mice, and an assortment of different textured and sized mousepads.

Ozone Gaming Announces Strike Battle Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Spanish Ozone Gaming has started this year with Blast series headsets and today they are releasing new simple and ergonomic mechanic compact keyboard, which includes red LED Backlight keys.

Ozone Strike Battle offers the biggest Cherry MX key switches selection for users. Depending on your style you can choose from MX red, MX blue, MX black, MX brown, MX green, MX clear, and MX white. Small and ergonomic compact design ensures to leave more free space on the desk for gaming mouse and mousepad. This will be appreciated by any first person shooters gamers who play and aim at low sensitivity.

Cherry Unveils MX Board 6.0

Cherry, the company that revolutionized the gaming keyboard industry with its noiseless mechanical switches, announced the latest keyboard under its own brand, the MX Board 6.0. Featuring its latest, most refined switches, this keyboard features what the company calls RealKey Technology.

In addition to 100% N-key rollover, the RealKey technology relies on high bandwidth provided by USB 3.0, to reduce latency, making the key presses register quicker. The keyboard itself is aimed at professional typists, software devs, and gamers. With a standard 102-keyset, with macros and red key illumination, the MX Board 6.0 features an ingot-shaped metal body, to which an included palm-rest can be magnetically attached. Available starting this Spring, and backed by a 3-year warranty, the MX Board 6.0 will sell at US $219.

Source: ThinkComputers

Roccat Announces New Gaming Peripherals

Leading German manufacturer of high quality gaming peripherals, ROCCAT, hits glitzy Las Vegas for CES 2015 with an expanded range of connected devices. The ROCCAT Phobo concept made its debut in 2012, as a gaming keyboard with a slot-integrated smartphone. ROCCAT is proud to announce that this concept has been reborn as the Ryos Phobo, refined and perfected by our creative design engineers to reflect ROCCAT's Future Ready philosophy.

"When concepting Phobo, we knew we had a strong vision," explains René Korte, CEO and Founder of ROCCAT. "Still, we brought it back to the drawing board to expand and perfect the design." The changes are there, but the heart remains the same; combine an amazing gaming keyboard with smartphone tech, injecting it with software that gives amazing gaming horsepower. Smartphones of all brands and sizes rest in a wireless Ipuri setup, connected to your Ryos Phobo via two Bluetooth channels. This allows gamers to place their smartphone anywhere on the gaming surface for optimal play. Cherry MX Switch Mechanical keys, two USB ports and a tenkeyless design make the Ryos Phobo a powerful but compact gaming keyboard, with ROCCAT's new unified Swarm Driver Software built in. ROCCAT is also bolstering its strong mechanical keyboard lineup with the Ryos MK FX and, Ryos TKL FX, both with Cherry MX Switches and RGB LEDs.

MSI Ushers in New Era of PC Gaming at CES 2015

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, blasts into 2015 with an award winning lineup of gaming solutions, including the GT80 Titan SLI, the world's first gaming laptop with an integrated mechanical keyboard; CES Innovation award recipient GS30 Shadow with Gaming Dock, GT72 Dominator Pro, AG240 4K All-In-One gaming PC, and X99A GAMING 9 ACK motherboard; along with a new and redesigned GE62 Apache for the next generation of MSI's GE Series gaming laptops and others.

"PC gaming is constantly evolving and our new lineup of battle machines are ready to take on any challenge," says Andy Tung, President of MSI Pan America. "We've thrown down the gauntlet with a selection of outstanding choices for every type of gamer."

Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard Pictured

Ahead of its launch, Cougar put out pictures of its next mechanical gaming keyboard, the 600K. A lighter version of the company flagship 700K, the 600K lacks programmable hard-macro keys. On top of the standard 102-keyset, you get media keys, backlight adjustment, key repeat rate, and rollover adjustments. The keyboard features N-key rollover, a brushed aluminium top panel, back-lighting, with special orange lighting for WASD keys, a palm-rest, and a detachable USB cord. You can choose between four flavors of Cherry MX keys, black, red, brown, and blue. Cougar didn't announce pricing or availability.

COUGAR Launches 600K Gaming Keyboard

COUGAR, a leading player in the computer gaming hardware market announces today the release of a breakthrough product: the COUGAR 600K Gaming Keyboard. Sharing design with the award-winning COUGAR 700K that already conquered the desktops of thousands of players, the 600K offers a radically different approach with the same quality. While the COUGAR 700K satisfied the needs of those gamers who crave for extended functionality and full customization, the 600K caters for the purists, those people for which the most important is that nothing gets in the way.

The 600K is a N-Key Rollover mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry MX Switches. Its purist approach to functionality means that there is no need to install drivers or set it up to start using it. Opening the box and plugging the golden-plated USB connector to the PC is all that is needed to get it working. To complement this, and in a strictly non-intrusive way, a few essential functions useful for gaming are incorporated, which need no configuration or installation.

CM Storm NovaTouch TKL Available in the EU

After the global launch on September 22nd today Cooler Master proudly announces the arrival of the award winning NovaTouch TKL in Europe. The NovaTouch TKL provides the fastest typing experience for all -including eSports gaming professionals. The NovaTouch TKL utilizes exclusive switches that have a debounce time of only 3-5ms compared to the traditional cherry mx switch of 19-25ms.

So the hybrid capacitive switch bounces over 3X faster back to 0 and is ready for a new key press. Combining with the fast debounce time the hybrid capacitive switch also has a sooner actuation point. The switch already registers the key press at 1mm. Compared to 2-2.2mm on a Cherry MX switch or 1.9mm on the mechanical Kailh switch. These two facts make the NovaTouch TKL extremely suited for Pro Gamers where 0.1 second can be the difference when the game is on the line between winning and losing.

Roccat Announces Ryos TKL Pro Gaming Keyboard

ROCCAT Studios adds yet another keyboard to its roster of Ryos peripherals in the Ryos TKL Pro gaming keyboard, with an eye cast toward design and function suited for the eSports-centric gamer. The most complete tenkeyless mechanical keyboard on the market, the Ryos TKL Pro hits retailers and online shops worldwide today, arriving with tons of hands-on research and testing already on the books via our own gaming living legend HyuN, the number one StarCraft II player in the world, as well as our engineers and other professional gamers.

Says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. "I'm in it to win it, so you'll never see us put gear in our eSports team's hands that don't give them an edge. Team ROCCAT uses the Ryos TKL in competition because it optimizes their play. They have to demonstrate the talent, we have to provide the quality tested gear to help them show that talent. From HyuN to our League of Legends Jungler Jankos and the rest of our amazing team, the Ryos TKL gives them that tool, and now our fans can have it too."

QPAD Launches MK-70 Mechanical Keyboard

World renowned eSports and gaming gear company QPAD widens their product range with a brand new keyboard: the QPAD MK-70. Although sharing some common features with previous QPAD keyboards, the board still fills an important gap in the entry level segment of mechanical keyboards. MK-70 is an upgraded MK-50 featuring backlight and Cherry MX switches, no more no less. Just the most essential features that gamers are looking for. A high quality mechanical keyboard with backlight. With this launch QPAD attempts a break at the so sought after "Best bang for the buck" awards around the world.

QPAD has made quite a name for themselves over the years, as provider of topnotch gaming gear, used by eSport athletes, hard core gamers and demanding enthusiasts. Their new keyboard, the QPAD MK-70 is designed to give gamers what they value most. High quality gaming gear for an attractive price, including all the qualities customers expect from any QPAD product, such as superior build quality, unsurpassed durability, LED backlight and a well thought out design and keyboard layout.

Corsair Unleashes Corsair Gaming RGB Keyboards, RGB Mice, and Headsets

Corsair, a leader in PC hardware, today launched Corsair Gaming, a new division within the company dedicated to the elevation of PC gaming and the development of high-performance PC peripherals. Forged from Corsair's engineering know-how and developed alongside eSports professionals and gaming enthusiasts, Corsair Gaming products are driven by a philosophy of performance, style, and comfort. Corsair Gaming's first salvo is the immediate worldwide release of the much-anticipated range of RGB keyboards and mice.

"For 20 years, Corsair has equipped gamers with high-performance, precision hardware to build their dream PCs. Corsair Gaming now introduces new ways for PC gamers to optimize how they play," said Andy Paul, Corsair President and CEO. "We've brought together our engineering expertise and our passion for gaming to build a line of products that delivers performance, customized for however you play."

COUGAR Launches 700K Feature-Rich, Aluminum Gaming Keyboard

COUGAR, leading eSports and computer peripherals brand has launched a cutting-edge aluminum keyboard which has already managed to win the 2014 iF International Design Award. COUGAR has invested two years of intense work in designing what is arguably the best gaming keyboard of the market, the 700K.

The Cougar 700K Gaming Keyboard is a premium mechanical gaming keyboard aimed at professional level PC gamers, especially those who engage in Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs). It comes with COUGAR's UIX System, a powerful software with a simple interface that combines your COUGAR peripherals (for example the new gaming mouse 700M) into a single application interface and allows you to conveniently configure all their functions. This way a single software can control all the peripherals, instead of needing, as most products on the market, an app for each device.

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE 600 WattOut Giveaway: The Winners!

Here are the winners of TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE 600 WattOut Giveaway. Up for grabs were some rad PC gaming hardware by GIGABYTE's Aivia brand, for answering a few simple questions about GIGABYTE's 600 WattOut series VGA cooling solution. The contest was open for our readers from around the globe, from which we picked three winners using randomization. Without further ado, the winners:
  • Levi from the United States
  • Jacob from the United States
  • Jimmy from the United States
A huge congratulations to you guys! You each win a keyboard + mouse combo of a GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX Brown switches), and GIGABYTE Aivia Uranium gaming mouse. TechPowerUp will return with more such contests!

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE Announce 600 WattOut Giveaway

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE are back with a brand new Facebook giveaway, for you to win some cool gaming hardware by answering a handful simple questions. The giveaway celebrates GIGABYTE's 600 Watt Out graphics cards, equipped with coolers that can handle thermal loads of up to 600W, letting you tweak your GPU as if it were under more complex liquid cooling systems. Three lucky winners in this giveaway will each win a keyboard + mouse combo of GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium with Cherry MX Brown switches; and GIGABYTE Aivia Uranium wireless gaming mouse. To enter, simply feed in a little form (or make Facebook do it for you), and answer a few simple questions.
For contest rules, and to participate, visit this page.

Rosewill Unveils Color Keycaps for Cherry MX-based Keyboards

To help organize and color-code your keyset, in case the simple F and J indices don't cut it for you, Rosewill unveiled Color Keycaps. Sold in 104-piece sets, in four colors - yellow, red, green, blue, and pink; the key-caps are compatible with all mechanical keyboards that use Cherry MX switches. Rosewill showed off an example of a heavily color-coded keyboard. Interestingly, these key-caps don't appear to support back-lit illumination.

Rosewill Unveils RGB80 Compact Gaming Keyboard

Rosewill took serious strides in the direction of gaming peripherals this Computex, beginning with the RGB80 compact gaming keyboard. Featuring a signature Ducky (likely OEM) styling, the RGB80 is an 80-key mechanical keyboard. The Cherry MX Red keys are topped with RGB colors, letting you pick the color, apart from brightness, of the key back-lighting. Its likely Ducky roots can be traced back to its core-logic, which offers 10-key roll over (press up to 10 keys at once, without roll-over). The keyboard features a limited macro system, and common quick-access keys. The WASD keys stand out, with different key caps.

Cooler Master Shows Off New Nepton & Hybrid Capacitive Keyboard

Cooler Master, a leading provider of desktop components, peripherals, and mobile accessories, shows off the renewed line-up of the low-noise Nepton liquid cooling series and the ultra high-end keyboard Novatouch TKL with hybrid capacitive switches. Both will be available in July, but will be on display during COMPUTEX 2014 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, M0320 from June 3rd - 7th.

Cooler Master's Nepton liquid cooling series has been renewed with a low-noise design across the entire line-up which now includes 120mm, 140mm, 240mm and 280mm radiators to improve case compatibility. The Advanced Silent Driver in the Nepton pump features extremely low vibration levels and provides a high 120 L/hr flow rate with minimal noise at 11dBA. A Cooler Master-designed water block is manufactured using a special manufacturing process to produce a large microchannel surface area and a high-efficiency jet impingement system to optimize hotspot cooling performance. The exclusive manufacturing process eliminates microchannel imperfections in the waterblock to prevent blockage and allows for an increased surface area over 4 times greater than the competition, resulting in an extremely high performance waterblock. The Nepton series now uses the all-new Silencio Fan that offers 11dBA noise levels and high air pressure rated at 1.2 mm H2O.

Corsair Introduces World's First Cherry MX RGB Gaming Keyboards

Last January, Corsair captured the excitement of the gaming world with the MX RGB Project - a prototype keyboard demonstrating the brilliance of Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches with customizable per-key 16.8 million color animated backlighting. After months of anticipation, the K95 RGB and K70 RGB mechanical gaming keyboards, plus a M65 RGB gaming mouse, are making their debut. The new keyboards are the first and only keyboards featuring the high-precision German-made Cherry MX RGB key switches.

The K70 RGB and K95 RGB exhibit all of Corsair's hallmark features: sleek design, ultra-accurate components, and sturdy metal construction combining for minimalist looks, pinpoint accuracy, and long-lasting performance. Powerful editing software enables creation of unlimited lighting effects and macros, from solid colors that can highlight key groupings, to gradients and ripple patterns that can provide a visual cue that a macro or in-game timer has completed. In addition, program effects such as background, foreground, action, and type lighting to run concurrently with up to ten levels of brightness. These customization options let a gamer match PC system lighting, find gaming keys faster, and provide critical visual feedback for executing in-game objectives.
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