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Thermaltake's Constellation of Gaming Peripherals with RGB Glitz at CES

At the 2020 International CES, Thermaltake unveiled a plethora of new gaming peripherals that include keyboards, mice, surfaces, and headsets. The star attractions here were the TK5 RGB keyboard and mouse. The keyboard has a dual-tone face-plate design that looks refreshingly new. You get a detachable cushioned palm-rest. The face-plate around the main key cluster and function keys are silvery aluminium, while one surrounding the numerical cluster, arrow and editing keys is contrasting dark aluminium. The TK5 uses a floating keycap design, with RGB LED element of each individual key producing a glow around the key. There's an acrylic RGB LED diffuser that runs along the periphery of the keyboard, too. Thermaltake is using Cherry MX Blue or MX Speed Silver switches.

The TM5 mouse is wireless, but can also be used as a wired mouse. As a wireless mouse, it supports 2.4 GHz RF (needs a dongle, but provides 10 m range and lower latency) and Bluetooth 5.0 (no dongle needed). The mouse features a palm-grip optimized ambidextrous design with 8 buttons in total. RGB LED embellishments include the scroll-wheel and an RGB element that runs along the periphery of the underside of the mouse. Under the hood is a 16,000 dpi PixArt PMW3335 sensor and Omron-made switches.

Thermaltake Announces Level 20 GT RGB Gaming Keyboard

Thermaltake Gaming, a market leader in eSports gaming peripherals, proudly presents the Level 20 GT RGB Gaming Keyboard, available now for purchase. The Level 20 GT RGB Gaming Keyboard takes performance gaming to new heights with premium aluminium top plate construction; it delivers 16.8 million true RGB color with a massive 13 front-side illumination for a truly personalized RGB experience. It is compatible with all Thermaltake TT RGB PLUS power supplies, liquid cooling, case fans and LED strip product lines, enabling enthusiasts to sync all RGB colors seamlessly. With the powerful iTAKE Gaming Engine, users can control all dynamic lighting effects effortlessly, complex macro settings, and TT SYNC across all compatible TT RGB PLUS products.

Tesoro Announces the Gram MX One Keyboard, Launches December 24

Tesoro announced today the launch of their latest keyboard, the Gram MX One, in time for Christmas in North America. Indeed, the keyboard is slated to be available December 24 for those wanting a last minute gift, and is part of their popular GRAM series of keyboards. This means that the keyboard uses the same body and case as their Gram Spectrum or SE Spectrum (but not the XS, which uses low profile switches), in the usual black or white color options to choose from. Adding to the options list is a choice of genuine Cherry MX Blue or Brown mechanical switches, both in their non-RGB variant.

The Gram MX One has single color blue backlighting integrated, and uses a minimalist design for those wanting something simple and more affordable than many of the new keyboards released this year. Durability and build quality are emphasized by the company, with specific mentions on the use of doubleshot injected PBT keycaps that adopt the floating style design on a thick steel plate as seen below. Pre-programmed onboard functionality includes lighting effects, key assignment and macro recording. The keyboard measures 445 x 139 x 32 mm and weighs 1.2 Kg (2.65 lb), and there is no word on pricing at this point despite imminent release.

Update Dec 20:- MSRP of the Gram MX One is $79.99 as per Tesoro, and at launch the model available for purchase will be the white color, MX Brown switch variant only. Others will follow thereafter.

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.

Thermaltake Announces the TT Premium X1 RGB Keyboard

Thermaltake has announced another entry to their keyboard lineup, which takes the form of the TT Premium X1 RGB. This keyboard, as the name implies, employs copious amounts of RGB lighting (16.8 million color illumination with 12 dynamic lighting effects), and delivers users' option of tactile feel with the choice of either Cherry MX Blue or Cherry MX Silver switch options, in a 104-key ANSI layout. The keys are of the floating type, there's transparent housing for the switches to help all the RGB goodness better envelop the keys. There's a removable wrist wrest, and an added bonus of a USB and audio pass through, which means users can simply connect their chosen headset directly to the keyboard. There are also multimedia and RGB-specific buttons, with multiple profile presets support. There's also TT RGB Sync compatibility built into the keyboard.

Cherry Aims for DIY Crowds With MX Mechanical Switch Kits

Cherry, best known for their mechanical switches that are still some of the most well regarded by typing enthusiasts everywhere, are looking to cater to the DIY crowd with their latest line of MX Mechanical Switch Kits. The philosophy behind this product is that there are some users that prefer to build and customize their own keyboards rather than buy them from a recognized brand; and now, Cherry has an official solution for those customers.

Cherry themselves have provided a Developer Page with guides and how-to tutorials, explaining what exactly goes on a Cherry switch and how to put them together. Whether individually or in a set, CHERRY is offering customers a choice between MX Red, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Clear, Silent Black, Silent Red, and Speed switches. The developer kits contain a full set of 110 switches, which will let users create their own keyboards in the extended layout. For Cherry's developer kits, you'll have to exclusively go through Reichelt Elektronik, whereas switch kits can also be purchased from Arrow Electronics and Greendich Enterprise. The developer kits will be available for €40.

Cooler Master Announces MasterSet MS120 Gaming Combo

Cooler Master, a Taipei-based leader in designing and manufacturing computer components and peripherals announces the MasterSet MS120, a gaming keyboard with mem-chanical clicky switches paired with a mouse that has high quality Omron switches and ALPS encoder scroll wheel. "We created a keyboard that mirrors the highly popular mechanical Cherry MX Blue switches and made it affordable while maintaining functionality. We successfully pulled this off with the satisfying clicky feature on our newest mem-chanical switches" says Bram Rongen, Peripheral Marketing Manager.

The MasterSet MS120 is a great first step into gaming, with two tools to help elevate skills. First, it includes a durable keyboard outfitted with Mem-chanical "clicky" switches abandoning the mushiness of traditional membranes. Second, the combo comes with a durable mouse with Pixart optical sensor, adjustable on-the-fly DPI settings, and responsive pro-grade Omron switches. Its RGB capability adds personality and FN On-the-Fly Command keys add convenience wherever you go. This keyboard is equipped with everything a gamer needs to "Make Your Gaming Experience."

Rosewill Debuts the RK-9300 Mechanical Keyboard

Adding to its mechanical keyboard line-up, Rosewill has just announced availability of the RK-9300 Mechanical Keyboard, which sports two choices of Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches to sate your particular tastes. The RK-9300 has a more subdued look than most other recent mechanical keyboards we've seen, and sheds full RGB lighting for a more professional look, as well as additional cost-savings for the customer. However, that isn't to say it doesn't sport some sort of lighting: it features blue LEDs, with three lighting modes available (full keyboard, with a breathing mode and four variable levels of brightness; numerical pad only; WASD and arrow keys only).

The keyboard features an all-black design, with an aluminum top panel that extends out and down at a slight angle. The upper right side of the keyboard features the usual notification lights, and the F keys double as media and volume controls, including brightness, Windows lock, and more. It also features n-key rollover, though there is no macro support (and no accompanying software). The two versions of the RK-9300 list for $99, but both are available for $85 on Amazon (Blue switches and Brown switches) and Newegg (Blue switches and Brown switches).
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