Tuesday, June 5th 2018

ViewSonic Unveils its Gaming Peripherals Line

ViewSonic is back in the business of input devices after a decade, if our memory serves correctly, and its comeback lineup is gaming-grade. These peripherals appear to be sharing the same exact OEM as the Philips lineup we covered earlier. The lineup includes four mechanical-switch, and two membrane type keyboards; and two mice.

The mechanical-switch lineup begins with the all-black KU580 with white LED back-lighting, and moves on to the KU833, with a large brushed-metal bezel; and leading up to the KU310 with a see-through plastic outer-shell; and the top-dog KU536, with an all-aluminium body. The GKU930 is similar looking to the KU833, but has membrane buttons, while the KU370 has flabby black plastic arm-rests and non-essentials sticking out from all sides.
The MU681 mouse packs a pseudo-ambidextrous design with 6 programmable buttons, Avago 3050 sensor (2,000 dpi), and 136 g fixed weight. The MU670 has the same innards, but a right-oriented design.
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11 Comments on ViewSonic Unveils its Gaming Peripherals Line

#1
bug
This actually sad. It means ViewSonic is transitioning to being yet another "gaming oriented" company. LEDs and bright colors on everything, quality, not so much.
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R0H1T
I swear I saw virtually the same keyboards & mice in the Philips article!
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#3
Fatalfury
R0H1TI swear I saw virtually the same keyboards & mice in the Philips article!
yea its easier to move the products from the booth of philips to viewsonic... its just few meters away just need different sticker to change logos..
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bug
R0H1TI swear I saw virtually the same keyboards & mice in the Philips article!
I don't have a problem per se with using the same OEMs. I do have a problem when the only differentiator left is a logo. And that goes for a lot of things, not only PC peripherals.
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#5
erixx
Reading all these presentations, this must be the most boring year for hardware lovers since long!
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#6
Fx
Ugly. All of them.
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#7
CheapMeat
Everyone is jumping onto the bandwagon.
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Vayra86
bugThis actually sad. It means ViewSonic is transitioning to being yet another "gaming oriented" company. LEDs and bright colors on everything, quality, not so much.
But... the margins! THE MARGINS

It doesn't even take R&D or good design, just copy whatever with either an Apple design influence or an over-the-top Asian influence. Add RGB. GG
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bug
Vayra86But... the margins! THE MARGINS

It doesn't even take R&D or good design, just copy whatever with either an Apple design influence or an over-the-top Asian influence. Add RGB. GG
Yeah, I don't have anything against margins and companies making a penny. But I am a bit bitter since I'm currently looking for a nice, all-purpose 32" 4k monitor that won't break the bank (<$1,000) and while I can't find anything decent (I've found a couple of models, but they're not available around here), it seems not a day goes by without another gaming contraption being outed. And now even more respectable makes follow suit. (No, I'm not talking about peripherals, but Viewsonic's XG3220).
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Fx
bugYeah, I don't have anything against margins and companies making a penny. But I am a bit bitter since I'm currently looking for a nice, all-purpose 32" 4k monitor that won't break the bank (<$1,000) and while I can't find anything decent (I've found a couple of models, but they're not available around here), it seems not a day goes by without another gaming contraption being outed. And now even more respectable makes follow suit. (No, I'm not talking about peripherals, but Viewsonic's XG3220).
The XG3220 is a pretty nice monitor, but it is rated at 60Hz. I am looking for the same as you, but only need 24-27". I want it to be >120Hz though.

$1,000 is my ceiling for a monitor too. I think that is plenty generous even after factoring in an "early adopter tax". I would like 4k, but am willing to go with a transitional 1440p in order to stay under a grand.
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bug
FxThe XG3220 is a pretty nice monitor, but it is rated at 60Hz. I am looking for the same as you, but only need 24-27". I want it to be >120Hz though.

$1,000 is my ceiling for a monitor too. I think that is plenty generous even after factoring in an "early adopter tax". I would like 4k, but am willing to go with a transitional 1440p in order to stay under a grand.
Meanwhile, I'm fine with 60Hz (couldn't drive 4k constantly at 60fps anyway, much less 100+), but I'd like wide gamut. And while that thing has a HDR10 label on it, it's actually a plain sRGB monitor.
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