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Logitech G Unveils New PC Gaming Speaker and Mechanical Keyboard With LightSync

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, today announced two new additions to their family of high-performance gaming gear. The Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speaker is the first dedicated gaming speaker system with advanced Logitech G LIGHTSYNC, a technology that synchronizes both light and sounds to gameplay. Joining the speaker is the new Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The Logitech G513 also features LIGHTSYNC RGB, provides the choice of two Romer-G mechanical key switches and a premium palm rest for a comfortable experience. Logitech G continues to expand its range of high-performance gear that is purpose-built for the needs of gamers, and push innovation in RGB to new immersive levels.

"Our goal with these two products was to complement our G502, the world's best selling gaming mouse," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. "With LIGHTSYNC technology we are able to add real intelligence to what RGB lighting can do - synchronizing audio and RGB lighting to on-screen gameplay. If you already own a G502, then the new G513 keyboard and G560 speakers with LIGHTSYNC are the perfect way to complete your desktop, and create a totally immersive solution."

ASUS Gearing Up to Launch Their Strix Flare RGB Keyboard

ASUS is looking to introduce another keyboard solution to the market in the form of the Strix Flare RGB keyboard. The Strix Flare doubles down on the RGB goodness that has consumers diving for such products. It uses Cherry MX RGB switches (RGB Silver, Silent RGB Red, Silent RGB Black, Silent RGB Nature White); there's a white diffuser platform under the switches to more homogeneously spread the lighting effects; and the left and right sides of the keyboard sport LEDs that glow on users' desks. The clear plastic on the top right of the keyboard also basks in RGB goodness, and there are a couple of ASUS-branded stickers, and a single user-customizable one, that users can install there to achieve a desired RGB logo effect. All of this RGB goodness can be calibrated and individually controlled via ASUS' proprietary AURA Sync app.

Lighting and macros are adjustable and selectable on the fly; there are various media-dedicated controls on the left side of the keyboard, and there's profile configuration with ASUS' Armoury utility. The Strix Flare sports a detachable palm rest, USB pass-through, and is a wired affair that weighs in at 1,2 Kg with the cable, and should be available soon.

Corsair Launches Wireless Version of the K63 Tenkeyless, Cherry MX Red Keyboard

Corsair has launched a revised version of their K63 tenkeyless keyboard. The revised version brings with it support for wireless connection protocols (Bluetooth 4.2 (2.4 GHz and 128-bit AES wireless encryption), which means that users will now have one less wire running from their desk to their PC. In another bid to differentiate this revision from the wired one is that the per-key red LED lighting in the wired K63 has been replaced with blue LED illumination for this wireless version - another way for consumers not to be confused and know exactly which keyboard to buy. Corsair is also giving users who prefer it the option to go wired via a USB connection, however.

Other features include a 1,000 Hz poll rate, N key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting capabilities. There's also support for Corsair's "Utility Engine". The 91 keys (with the same Cherry MX Red switches as found on the wired K63) fit into a W 366 mm x 173 mm x H 41 mm frame, and the unit weighs about 1.09 kg. This model is compatible with the Lapdog solution, if that's something you care about, and should be available around the $109 mark.

MSI Announces Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset and Vigor GK40 Combo

MSI, leader in true gaming hardware, today announces the Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset, Vigor GK40 GAMING Keyboard and Vigor GK40 Combo to provide more choices for mainstream gamers who are looking for powerful weapons to conquer the battlefield.

Immerse GH60 GAMING Headset
Using 50mm Neodymium driver units with Hi-Res certification, the Immerse GH60 provides highly detailed and crystal clear sound. Whether you're trying to hear the enemy's slightest movements or just looking to enjoy your favorite music in all its glory. The 3.5mm headphone jack doesn't only bring the convenience in PC games but also in mobile devices to communicate with friends. With ergonomic design, GH60's flexible headband and soft ear pads ensure a comfortable fit that distributes the weight of the headset evenly, while still fully enclosing the ears to isolate distracting noises. Two sets of ear pads are included to provide a choice between smooth leather or soft cloth, or to simply allow gamers to switch to a fresh pair.

Ozone Launches Alliance, the State-of-the-art Hybrid Gaming Keyboard

Alliance represents the perfect outcome of the evolution of gaming keyboards, integrating organically the best of both mechanical and membrane keyboards.

Cutting-edge technology
Alliance brings fresh new features to the hybrid keyboards category. With innovative technology that delivers advantages such as multicolored backlighting, semi-mechanical CrossTech Switches, and sound-reactive lighting effects.

Varmilo Launches the 'Chicken Dinner' Mechanical Keyboard for PUBG Addicts

Varmilo, a renowned Chinese keyboard manufacturer, is adding a PUBG-inspired keyboard to their already exotic lineup. The new Chicken Dinner mechanical keyboard certainly upholds the company's reputation for uniqueness. It features a distinctive multi-colored theme and high-quality dye-sublimated PBT keycaps. And just to put the icing on the cake, Varmilo replaced the number keys and some of the function keys with the corresponding PUBG in-game key bindings. The spacebar even carries the iconic "WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!" phrase. It's safe to say that the Chicken Dinner mechanical keyboard is fit for all tastes. Consumers who prefer compactness can opt for the tenkeyless model (VA87M) and those who need the number pad can grab the full-size model (VA108M). The wide selection of switches includes the Cherry MX Red, Blue, Brown, and Silver.

Ducky Teases 'Blade Air' Keyboard with Cherry MX Low Profile RGB Switches

German switch maker Cherry officially announced their MX Low Profile RGB switches at CES 2018 a few days ago. Ducky Channel also seized this opportunity to promote their upcoming Ducky Blade Air mechanical keyboard which features the new low profile switches. Thanks to the slim design, the Ducky Blade Air stands just 22 mm tall, but boasts a full feature set that includes various RGB lighting modes, customizable LED zones, USB N-key rollover support, floating keycap design, Doubleshot keycaps, and macro support. The Ducky Blade Air allows consumers to connect the keyboard to their computers using an old-school USB cable or via a wireless Bluetooth connection. The keyboard works in a Windows or Mac environment, as well as with Android and iOS mobile devices.

"Bloody Gaming" Lets CES 2018 Attendants Feast on Myriad Product Offerings

Bloody Gaming may not be a mainstay in gaming peripherals and products, but the company certainly made its presence felt at CES 2018 via its impressive filled-to-the-brim booth. The company dips its toes anywhere where there's money to be made that has a gaming tinge to it: headphones, keyboards and gaming mice hold no secrets for this company. The company's Bloody gaming headset lets its hybrid diaphragm technology with Carbon Fiber Mycellium compounds carry most of its attractiveness weight (the color schemes are the most common of all, really: black, red and white offerings are all there).

Thermaltake Announces X1 RGB Cherry MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Thermaltake, a leading brand in eSport gaming peripherals, today announced a new addition to its keyboard line, the X1 RGB Cherry MX Silver Speed/Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard at the Venetian Hotel Veronese 2402 Suite from January 9th (Tue) to 12th (Fri). The new product equipped with the latest Cherry MX Speed Silver Switch, offers gamers super short reaction times; furthermore, it packed with features like pre-configured FPS1, FPS2, RTS, MMO, MOBA lighting zones, full anti-ghosting, n-key rollover, on-the-fly macro recording, audio and USB pass through, that offers maximum customization to suit the ever demanding needs of today's enthusiasts.

For comfort level, X1 RGB Cherry MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a detachable magnetic wrist rest for maximum ergonomic comfort during periods of long play. Other than powerful functions, the new keyboard delivers 16.8 million of true RGB color illumination with 12 dynamic, including sound and system temperature control lighting effects for a truly enhanced gaming atmosphere. Best yet, it is fully TT RGB Sync compatible, meaning users will be able to sync all RGB colors seamlessly to all Thermaltake compatible product lines for even greater color coordination. Finally, the X1 RGB comes with a unique smartphone/tablet app that features unique Voice Recognition Command for lighting functions, in-app light and macro setting adjustment. The app also features an exclusively patented designed (VGC) Virtual Game Controller for a truly astounding mobile gaming experience.

EVGA Enters Gaming Peripherals Foray with Z10 Gaming Keyboard

EVGA is on the prowl for its share of the gaming peripherals market, with the new Z10 mechanical gaming keyboard (model: 801-ZT-N101-KR). Built with a solid aluminium body with a metal top-panel, and ABS back, the keyboard is characterized by its tiny LCD display (a la Logitech G15), which can be used to display a whole range of information, including game OSD, live data from EVGA Precision, keyboard macro mapping on-the-fly, etc. In addition to a standard 104-keyset, the Z10 has 7 cleverly positioned macro keys, and media shortcut keys. The keyboard will be available with Kailh Red and Brown switches, the one on display had Brown ones.

Tesoro Gram TKL Keyboard Pictured, Too

At its CES presentation, Tesoro also showed off its new Gram TKL keyboard. This is a tenkeyless (TKL) variant of the original Gram Spectrum (and not the newer Gram SE Spectrum). A tenkeyless keyboard lacks the NUM pad. The lack of the NUM pad shaves a good 12 cm from its width. Like the Gram Spectrum, it features Tesoro's in-house Agile mechanical switches (in red or white flavors), with 3.5 mm key travel, and 1.5 mm actuation, and 16.7 million-color RGB LED illumination. The rest of its feature-set is identical to that of the Gram Spectrum. Tesoro plans to launch the Gram TKL some time in the first half of 2018, but has not decided upon its pricing, yet. There's also the possibility of a white (body color) variant.

Tesoro Gram XS Keyboard Pictured

Tesoro had a few tricks up its sleeve at CES, and we spotted its latest gaming gear beginning with the now finalized Tesoro Gram XS keyboard. This keyboard retains the essential design of the Gram SPECTRUM, but is compacted in every dimension. Its frame is as thin as possible, the keycaps are flattened (chiclet-type), the overall body is thin (at just 14 mm), and yet it offers the linear or tactile/clicky feedback of conventional mechanical keyboards. The magic happens thanks to the all new TTC low profile mechanical switches that Tesoro say they were involved in the development of. Alongside the new hardware design comes also a revamped software driver featuring a clean aesthetic with user experience improvements throughout. Slated for late-January availability, the Tesoro Gram XS will be priced at USD $149.99.

CORSAIR Launches Full Range of Wireless Gaming Peripherals at CES 2018

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components, and high-performance gaming hardware, today announced a complete range of new performance wireless gaming peripherals. Powered by CORSAIR UNPLUG and PLAY wireless technology, the K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard, DARK CORE RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse, and MM1000 Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad allow PC enthusiasts and gamers to experience wire-free gaming without compromise. It's time to UNPLUG and PLAY.

The new K63 Wireless mechanical gaming keyboard, a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree, brings the quality, performance and reliability of CHERRY MX Red mechanical keyswitches to the wireless desktop. Connecting via a choice of ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz gaming-optimized wireless, low latency Bluetooth wireless, or a wired USB connection, the K63 Wireless instantly registers keystrokes and commands however you connect. With up to 75 hours of rechargeable battery life, K63 Wireless has the stamina to outlast the longest gaming session. Per-key, customizable blue LED backlighting, controlled using CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software delivers vibrant lighting and dynamic, reactive visuals, alongside per-key macros and programmable keys.

HyperX Also Shows Off Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard

HyperX gave the Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard it launched last July, the RGB LED treatment, with the new HyperX Alloy Elite RGB. The keyboards retain the feature-set of the original Alloy Elite, but come with RGB LED-illuminated Cherry MX Red, MX Brown, or MX Blue switches. The RGB LED illumination, along with macros, is controlled via the new HyperX NGenuity software. Available from a little later this week, the new HyperX Alloy Elite RGB is priced at USD $169.99.

Genius Announces the Latest Digital Peripherals at CES 2018

Genius Smart Keyboard
Passion for Productivity? The latest release of Genius Smart keyboard has the answer for you. It redefines keyboard productivity by having you to type less but do more with your daily tasks for a saving of 50% or more time. It offers twelve (12) Genius Smart Keys and serves as shortcuts ("bookmarks") for your frequently used apps, apps' functions, files or websites that you can launch with a single keystroke without further typing. It's "Smart" to automatically switch the Smart Keys mapping "unique" to that application that you just invoke. Instantly you have a keyboard which has more keys than you see.

Genius LiveSound Headset
Passion for True-to-life sound? The Genius HS-610 headset delivers deep, rich and powerful sound as if you are alive in a concert. While you are immersed with the deep bass driving the beats of the music, the headset also plays crisp and crystal vocal like the singer is singing next to you. The comfort of HS-610's cover-the-ear cups and noise-cancellation design let you have total music enjoyment without worrying about surrounding noise.

Try it, listen to it, feel it and believe in it.

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional2 Lands in Europe for £259.99 / €289.99

Fujitsu subsidiary PFU (EMEA) Limited is launching its Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional2 (HHKB Pro2) in Europe. Designed with programmers in mind, it can be a great asset for anybody in search of an excellent typing experience. The innovative and minimalistic high-quality keyboard uses a reduced layout with far fewer keys and offers an extremely satisfying and rapid typing experience.

Compact and minimalistic
The HHKB Pro2 is not just another gadget for computer enthusiasts, but is the result of systematic research and a co-operation with Professor Eiiti Wada, a renowned Japanese computer scientist. The 60 key compact build means that hands can stay on the home row which is good for speed, efficiency, and comfort. Due to a number of easy to learn function-layers the reduced layout is actually more ergonomic than traditional keyboards, winning it many fans over the last 20 years.

Cherry Strait 3.0 Keyboard, Where Elegance Meets Reliability

CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, presents the Strait 3.0 for Mac. This wired keyboard is characterized by an elegant design and a durable build quality, making the Strait 3.0 for Mac a perfect and reliable keyboard for daily use.

Elegant design and durable build quality
The CHERRY Strait 3.0 for Mac charms with its elegant design and is a real eye-catcher on the desk thanks to its clean, ultra-flat design with a metal look. In combination with the durable build quality, this has resulted in a robust keyboard which is particularly suitable for permanent use.

Wekey Pocket 2's the World's Thinnest & Lightest Pocket-sized Keyboard Ever Made

Wekey Pocket 2 is a full 64 key Bluetooth keyboard that can be folded to fit in any pocket. With a standard QWERTY layout and typing feedback, the Wekey Pocket 2 allows for a more intuitive and efficient typing experience, especially for users who prefer a physical keyboard. It's compatible with all portable smart devices including smartphones & tablets. The keyboard measures just 3 mm thick, when opened, and weighs only 95 grams. With a foldable design, Wekey Pocket 2 is 176 mm in length when folded making it no longer than the palm of the hand. With one full charge, it can be used for over a month (average 1 hour continuous usage per day).

Wekey Pocket 2's core specifications are made possible by Woorin's patented wearable PCB technology. Wearable PCB technology allows for intricate circuit patterns to be printed on flexible films or fabrics without risk of structural damage. Beyond circuitry, Woorin also developed a Force Sensing Register (FSR) sensor to allow for tactile type-feel feedback to the fingers. This FSR technology is also applied to Wekey Pocket 2's new 3D touch pad. Control without ever touching the screen, with remote control capability up to 10 meters.

Cooler Master Announces MasterKeys MK750 Keyboard

Cooler Master, a global leader in designing and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announces its new performance focused mechanical gaming keyboard, the MasterKeys MK750. The new addition to its award winning lineup of gaming peripherals boasts a removable magnetic wristrest, four dedicated media keys, full RGB backlighting with an illuminating light bar, USB Type-C removable Cable and of course Cherry MX Mechanical Switches mounted to an anodized aluminum body. It's a pro-grade gaming keyboard perfect for the aspiring gamer looking for a pro-gaming experience.

"We wanted to further raise the bar so we designed a keyboard that harbors all of the fantastic existing features of our MasterKeys Pro line except now we added more elements that are needed for a competitive gaming set up such as dedicated media keys and removable wristrest for comfort," says Bram Rongen, Peripheral Sr. Product Marketing Manager.

GIGABYTE Intros Aorus K9 Optical Gaming Keyboard

GIGABYTE introduced the Aorus K9 Optical gaming keyboard. As its name suggests, this is a variant of the Aorus K9 mechanical keyboard, featuring optical switches. These switches, made by Flaretech, enable debounce times as low as 0.03 ms, and come with an endurance of over 100 million keystrokes per key. The keyboard is also splash-proof, chatter-proof, and feature a floating key design, in which the keys aren't entrenched into the frame, making them tougher to clean. The electronics provide N-key rollover and anti-ghosting. The keyboard features 16.8 million-color RGB multi-color back-lighting, which can be controlled with GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Sharkoon Announces SKILLER MECH SGK3 Keyboard

Sharkoon expands the lineup within their SKILLER series and introduces another keyboard with mechanical switches from Kailh: The Sharkoon SKILLER MECH SGK3 is the big brother of the recently released SGK2, which came without a number block. The new SGK3 is just as robust and offers, in addition to a number block, customizable RGB illumination with up to 16.8 million colors for the keys plus a gaming software with included macro manager.

Typical for the SKILLER MECH, the SGK3 utilizes the proven switches from Kailh. As usual, customers have the choice between blue, brown and red switches. The blue switches are tactile and provide acoustic as well as detectable feedback. The brown switches are just as tactile, while also offering a detectable switching point but no acoustic feedback. For those desiring both an undetectable switching point and click point, the linear red switches are for you. All three offer the same operating force of 50 grams as well as a 1.9 mm distance to actuation point. The operation life cycle of the keys is at least 50 million keystrokes. Visually, the SKILLER MECH SGK3 wows with its customizable RGB illumination with up to 16.8 million colors.

MantisTek GK2 Mechanical Keyboard Comes with Free Keylogger (Updated)

The MantisTek GK2 is a popular 104-key mechanical keyboard that costs around $49.99. It has all the bells and whistles that you would expect from a keyboard aimed at gamers. It even comes with a keylogger, free of charge. Our colleagues from Tom's Hardware reported a rather disturbing story around this particular model. With the amount of stuff you can do on gaming keyboards nowadays, the majority comes with some kind of software for user customization. The MantisTek GK2 is no different. However, there have been multiple reports from owners claiming that the keyboard's software is actually a front to steal your valuable information.

Apparently, the keyboard's "Cloud Driver" is the culprit responsible for sending user information to a pair of IP addresses linked to Alibaba servers. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean Alibaba is stealing your data. Since the company also sells cloud services, it's quite possible that someone is using Alibaba servers to pull off the heist. After analyzing the software's online activity, users have discovered that the data being sent also included key presses. If you're one of the unlucky owners, it's recommended that you uninstall the software entirely. Make sure you block the CMS.exe executable and MantisTek Cloud Driver with your firewall as well.

Logitech Develops Bridge SDK to Bring Keyboards Into Virtual Reality

The keyboard is one of the most basic and most used input devices that exist. It's also very useful in the virtual reality realm, since many applications require user input. For this same reason, Logitech has been working alongside HTC to develop a virtual keyboard for VR users. Their efforts have given fruits, and Logitech has officially announced their Bridge SDK. Users are required to purchase a Bridge developers kit which costs $150. The kit comes with a Logitech G gaming keyboard, a small accessory to attach the Vive Tracker to the keyboard, and the necessary software. As you may notice, the Vive Tracker is purchased separately, so that will set you back another $99.

Once everything is hooked up, the Bridge software will position a virtual keyboard over the physical one. Users can then see their hands and type on the keyboard without having to take off their VR headset. The only catch is that you must use the Logitech keyboard as models from other manufacturers aren't supported. However, Logitech does allow users to customize the virtual keyboard to some extent. They can change the keyboard's appearance, the font's size and colors, or highlight and hide the different keys.

SteelSeries Announces Tenkeyless Version of its APEX M750 Mechanical Keyboard

Today, SteelSeries announced a ten-keyless variant of its APEX M750 mechanical gaming keyboard, the Apex M750 TKL. It features the high build quality and esports performance of the original M750, but in a compact and transportable 10-keyless design. The M750 TKL uses SteelSeries' QX2 mechanical switches, features a sleek and durable 5000 Series aluminum metal-alloy frame with a black matte finish, ultra-bright, individual RGB LEDs, and is compatible with SteelSeries Engine apps for crucial in-game notifications, to give gamers the ultimate combination of beauty, performance and customization.

The keyboard was designed for competitive esports. Its durable design and small size is easy to transport to tournaments or events without fear of it being damaged. The 10-keyless design optimizes the spacing between the keyboard and mouse, bringing gamers' hands closer together to improve ergonomics for long gaming sessions. Users can still take full advantage of all SteelSeries Engine apps on the M750 TKL, like Discord Chat Integration, ImageSync, Audio Visualizer, PrismSync and GameSense.

Drevo Introduces Low Profile, Wireless Vrangr Keyboard

Drevo, the peripherals and hardware company that started as an eBay store, has recently announced the Vrangr keyboard, a 2.4 GHz wireless, slim-profile mechanical keyboard. The Vrangr features a 96-key layout, with double-shot ABS caps and "custom" switches based on the Kailh Blue design. There's LED backlight to ensure you know which keys you're hitting in the dark, and the 1000 mAh battery should last just enough so as not to be frustrating.

The Drevo Vrangr measures 343 mm x 124 mm and is 21 mm tall, and features an aluminum body for durability and reduced mass (which sits at 540 g).
Expect the Drevo Vrangr to be available toward the end of the year, at slightly more than its already announced Bluetooth-infused brother, the Joyeuse, which will retail for $69.99.
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