Sunday, June 10th 2018

A Walk Through 1stPlayer - A New Kid on the PC Gaming Block

1stPlayer is a Chinese PC gaming peripherals vendor that went international this Computex, entering the European market. It showed off a small range of PC gaming wares, including power-supplies, case fans, and keyboards. The PSU lineup, which includes the mainstream Steam Punk series, and the entry-level DK series, are characterized by full-modular cabling. The Steam Punk 650W has no steampunk design elements, dons a matte white body, with a white LED-illuminated fan, and a fascinating combination of power outputs (for its market positioning and Wattage), including two 4+4 pin EPS, four 6+2 pin PCIe power, six SATA power, and three Molex. This unit features 80 Plus Silver efficiency. Next up, is the all-black DK 650W, with an identical power connector loadout as the Steam Punk 650W, but with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. Both models feature flat modular cables.

Next up, is the company's case fan series, which includes the Fire Moon, and the Fire Dancer. Both are 120 mm fans with fluid-dynamic bearing, which are capable of daisy-chaining with up to two fans (3 fans in all). The Fire Dancer series features a more pronounced silicone diffuser for its RGB LED lighting, which covers almost 2/3rds of the frame's bore and perimeter. The Fire Moon series features a thinner ring along the perimeter of the frame. Both feature vibration dampening mounts. The two are sold in packs of three fans, which includes a proprietary RGB LED hub, and an RF remote.
And then there's the company's internationally debuting gaming keyboard series, beginning Black.Sir II Lite. This tenkeyless (87-key) wireless mechanical keyboard works over both Bluetooth and USB. In the USB mode, it recharges its batteries. It features Outemu Blue switches, with RGB LED-illuminated keycaps. Its electronics support full N-key rollover. The Steam Punk is a full-size (104-key) keyboard with Cherry MX Blue/Brown/Red options, red LED illumination, full N-key rollover, and a rubberized palm-rest. And finally, there's the Bullet Hunter full-size keyboard, which features Outemu Blue switches, RGB LED illumination, a reprogrammable analog volume wheel, and media buttons.
Lastly, there's the Baboon King, which is a desk mat measuring 1,000 mm x 400 mm x 5 mm (WxDxH), with a double-layer fabric surface, red-hemming along the borders, rubber and Spandex making up the primary materials, and an anti-slip underside.
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11 Comments on A Walk Through 1stPlayer - A New Kid on the PC Gaming Block

#1
lynx29
SteamPunk keyboard? they could have at least added some steampunk graphic design to it or something. I dunno it all looks pretty generic to me including the fans, and my next fan purchase will be the Noctua black fans that are coming. over and out ~
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#2
MrGenius
Looks like Banboon is a typo. Since the mat shown in the other pics says Baboon King. And a baboon is a thing.

Confirmed.
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#3
Prima.Vera
I never understood why the Chinese vendor names are so cheesy and retarded. It's like they intentionally want to promote themselves as cheap knockoffs or 3rd hand quality vendors...
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#4
Hood
I don't want any baboons on my mouse pad, royal blood or not. And writing "Steampunk" in red does not make this keyboard steampunk. Typical Chinese marketing, or maybe they're targeting preteen customers. Oh well, TPU members encouraged people for years to build their own PCs, is it our fault every child now fancies themselves an expert PC builder? They're the market for all this cheap Chinese crap, and every 10-year-old can save up their allowance and build a "gaming" machine, all lit up with pulsing rainbows that prove they're a "serious gamer".
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#5
silentbogo
Misaligned markings on keycaps pretty much tell the whole story.
Yet another boring company makes more boring C-grade hardware and peripherals. Won't be surprised if I see those PSUs in my workshop next year, stacked right next to exploded Gamemax and Aerocool units.
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#6
yjjddpizza
"silentbogo said:
Won't be surprised if I see those PSUs in my workshop next year, stacked right next to exploded Gamemax and Aerocool units.
Of course they will. They started off by selling those ‘mining PSUs’... And they sells even cheaper than Gamemax:kookoo:
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#7
CheapMeat
Wasn't shown here but one of their earlier fans were very unique (even if not an optimal design):

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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
"Hood said:
ITypical Chinese marketing, or maybe they're targeting preteen customers.
In my experience most things marketed to gamers have looked like that since the days of Methuselah. Don't even get me started on gaming laptops.
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VSG
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"CheapMeat said:
Wasn't shown here but one of their earlier fans were very unique (even if not an optimal design):


This was at their booth as well, but as you mentioned it wasn't new for the show so it wasn't covered.
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#10
Vayra86
"silentbogo said:
Misaligned markings on keycaps pretty much tell the whole story.
Yet another boring company makes more boring C-grade hardware and peripherals. Won't be surprised if I see those PSUs in my workshop next year, stacked right next to exploded Gamemax and Aerocool units.
It gets worse, and more typical:

I mean you can't chalk that up to lacking English skills...



"MrGenius said:
Looks like Banboon is a typo. Since the mat shown in the other pics says Baboon King. And a baboon is a thing.

Confirmed.
Ah.... I need to read :D
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#11
silentbogo
"Vayra86 said:
It gets worse, and more typical:

I mean you can't chalk that up to lacking English skills...
Well, in a modern world it's not a factor. I already lost count how many times MSI had typos in their product datasheets or even on the front page of their official website.
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