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Tt eSports Announces the Nemesis Switch Gaming Mouse

Tt eSports, Thermaltake's gaming peripherals division, has announced their new take on what an RGB, MOBA or MMO-oriented mouse should deliver. The Nemesis Switch Gaming Mouse features, as its distinguishing feature, a patented switch system that allows for the customization of up to 12 switch keys. Eight of those are available straight away on the left-hand side of the mouse, with four additional keys being hidden inside the mouse.

"But what good are they for if they're hidden and thus inaccessible?", you ask? That's a good question. That's where the patented system comes in: you simply push the panel where the eight side keys are held, and like magic, four other keys come from inside the mouse. Due to this lever system, you'll certainly lose time with the mechanism rolling inside the mouse and exposing either set of keys, so maybe you should take care which actions you configure these extra four keys with. The twelve macro-supporting programmable buttons are configured by Thermaltake's Tt eSports Plus+ mobile and PC application. The Tt eSports Plus+ app also stores activity logs, performance statistics, and other information.

Thermaltake eSPORTS Ventus X Plus Smart Gaming Mouse Announced

Yes, you read the title right. This is it, folks; it's arrived. The "smart" craze started with your "smart"phones and that has, in the meantime, risen to global domination in all kind of think-tanks and sci-fi scenarios has also arrived, quite literally, towards your gaming hands. The eSPORTS Ventus X Smart Gaming Mouse succeeds Thermaltake's previous Ventus X rodent, forgoing its ambidextrous design for one that's now definitely righter. It packs smart sensors that "track key mouse usage statistics such as click, movement and liftoff, which can be saved onto the cloud with social media integration for information sharing and review of these key performance criteria." (This also seems to me like a sensible way for someone to know whether you are on your PC or not simply through the mouse's feedback on these metrics, but I digress.) With Bluetooth support, the Ventus X Plus Smart (smarter) syncs this data with "mobile devices (iOS/Android) & PC via the Tt eSPORTS PLUS+ application and the Tt eSPORTS PLUS+ Community & Data Management Platform."

Pioneer Unveils the BDR-211UBK Blu-ray XL Writer

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled its new internal BD/DVD/CD writer, the BDR-211UBK. The new model supports Ultra HD Blu-ray1 playback using bundled CyberLink PowerDVD14 software. The market for 4K resolution is expected to expand significantly as demand increases for definition higher than full HD. The BDR-211UBK meets that need, enabling PC users to enjoy 4K content via a PC, as well as providing up to 16x² maximum BD-R writing speed (BD-R: SL 25GB) and the ability to read and write a variety of BD (SL 25GB/DL 50GB) and BDXL (BD-R XL: TL 100GB/ QL 128GB, BD-RE XL: TL 100GB) discs.

Cougar Launches the "Revenger" RGB Optical Gaming Mouse

Cougar has now launched their "Revenger" optical gaming mouse, which features a fine-adjustment 100-12,000DPI ( PMW 3360) optical sensor and a 1,000Hz polling rate and 1ms response time. The Revenger packs six programmable buttons that promise to offer easy access to over 21 different functions. The mouse's internal 512 KB memory will allow you to store up to three different configuration profiles. All of these are managed by Cougar's own software solution, the UIX System.

EpicGear Announces the Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse

At CES 2017, EpicGear, a sub-brand of GeIL, has announced their new Morpha X Modular gaming mouse, a natural evolution of their previously released MorphA gaming mouse. This is an interesting one, at least when it comes to its modularity: you can swap between two provided sensors through its EG MSC technology (an 8,000 DPI laser sensor or a 12,000 DPI optical one) as you see fit and as the situation requires, as well as being able to change the actuation force on the trigger switches through the mouse's EG MSS technology and the two (orange [medium] and purple [pro, heavy]) provided pairs of actuators.

HyperX Also Announces the Pulsefire Gaming Mouse

Alongside their new Cloud Revolver S headphones, which joins HyperX's already strong headphone lineup, the company has also taken the opportunity to announce a new product as CES 2017: the Pulsefire gaming mouse.

The first optical mouse in the HyperX range of products comes with the standard, run-of-the-mill load-out on gaming mice - 2x programmable side buttons, a threaded scroll wheel and rubberized grips. It also packs in four preset DPI settings (400/800/1,600/3,200), adjustable by the DPI button on top of the mouse, which lets you calibrate your mouse's sensitivity on the fly, and makes use of a braided USB cord to offer a little more durability.

The Pulsefire is due out in April 2017 for under $50.

Speedlink to Release the 10-Button Omnivi Flagship Mouse

German company Speedlink is about to bring their own gaming flagship gaming mouse towards the US market, one that is arguably over-saturated. However, as times have shown again and again, there is always a little more space for some products that manage to distinguish themselves in the consumers' eye.

To that end, Speedlink is putting up its Omnivi gaming mouse up against the very best and most renowned in the industry, sporting an ergonomic, polarizing design that is meant to either work or not at all for its prospective users. This means its curves and body design are crafted in particular ways in an effort to provide superb grip and feel - to a limited set of right-handed users whose hands adapt to the mice as it was designed. Like all specific designs, it risks alienating part of the potential user base who simply doesn't possess the physical and hand posture characteristics that best work with this mouse; this being the reason why so many mice have rather "neutral", non-contoured designs - in an effort to appeal to a larger potential customer base.

Cherry Announces the MC 4000 Precision Gaming Mouse

CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, presents the MC 4000 wired mouse. The new model is optimized for professional requirements, where rapid work is required. These properties are achieved through a high-quality optical sensor and a sliding surface that fully surrounds the bottom of the mouse. Two-color illumination and six buttons complete the symmetrical MC 4000.

With the MC 4000, CHERRY has gone for a high-quality, optical sensor that scans either 1,000 or 2,000 DPI (dots per inch). This allows the user to select the optimal resolution for a wide variety of daily tasks. The DPI setting will be indicated by two predefined colors that light the scroll wheel, side panels and the DPI switch: blue for 1,000 DPI and red for 2,000 DPI. Together with a high-speed motion detection of 1.5 meters per second (60 IPS) the CHERRY MC 4000 represents the ideal solution for high-speed professional use.

BenQ Announces the ZOWIE FK1+ Gaming Mouse

BenQ today unveiled a new product by its ZOWIE eSports brand, the FK1+ ambidextrous gaming mouse. This model is based on the FK1, basically packing the same features, but is slightly bigger (wider by 2 mm, taller by 1 mm) and heavier (95 grams compared to the FK's 90g).

Made for gamers who use the claw grip, the FK1+ has an optical sensor (Pixart 3310), a maximum DPI of 3200, seven buttons, a 1000 Hz polling rate, and a 2 meter long USB cable. No word on pricing but the FK1 is $60/60 Euro and it's likely the FK+ will be around that.

Mad Catz Announces The R.A.T. PRO S Tournament Grade Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the R.A.T. PRO S, a Windows 10 compatible high performance gaming mouse designed for tournament play. Expected to ship in time for Holiday 2015, the R.A.T. PRO S striking visual design takes its inspiration from the critically acclaimed R.A.T. PROX. In addition, tournament level gamers have played an integral role in the creation of the R.A.T. PROs informing the key features and components essential for competitive play.

Designed for speed and agility, a high-performance 5000 DPI Pixart PMW3310 infrared optical sensor powers this lightweight mouse (77 grams) that glides effortlessly atop PTFE feet. In addition, customizable features including on-board memory with up to three custom profiles make this an ideal mouse for eSports tournaments. This is supplemented by Mad Catz' free auto-profile software which automatically switches to the gamers' preferred profile upon detection of their chosen game.

Mionix Unveils the CASTOR Gaming Mouse

Setting a new standard in ergonomic comfort and gaming performance, Mionix today announced the CASTOR, the latest entry in their stellar lineup of premium gaming mice. Named for one of the brightest stars in the night sky, the 6-button, multi-color optical CASTOR mouse is crafted especially for right-handed gamers with dedicated ring and pinkie finger grooves and enhanced rubber grip, and features the outstanding technical performance that has made Mionix a cult favorite worldwide.

The CASTOR's unique shape has been developed to be used by right-handed players to equally support palm, claw and fingertip-grip. The mouse has a dedicated pinky- and ring-finger support-groove which makes it extremely comfortable to hold and lift. The PMW-3310 gaming grade optical sensor has no positive or negative hardware acceleration, amazing accuracy, smooth tracking, and a maximum speed of more than 5.45m/sec (215 IPS), all the way up to 10000DPI. It is the choice of the world's top pro-gamers and widely considered as the best gaming sensor currently available.

Akasa Unveils Abel Series NUC Cases

For those looking to build an extremely compact NAS server that's fan-less; Akasa unveiled the Abel MT at Computex 2015. Made entirely of aluminium, with body panels that double up as heatsink for the CPU and PCH, the Abel MT can enclose a 5th generation Core "Broadwell" NUC system board. Eight types of "Broadwell" NUC system boards are supported.

A star attraction with the Abel MT, is its two 2.5-inch SATA hot-swappable drive caddies. Other features include two USB 3.0 front-panel ports, VESA mounts (letting you tuck it away behind a monitor), and cutouts for WLAN antennae. The company also unveiled the Abel S, a fan-less NUC case with roughly the same dimensions and features as the Abel MT, but with a slimline optical drive bay, instead of the two 2.5-inch caddies. The case includes front bezels for both tray-type and slot-in type optical drives.

QPAD Announces Power Packed 8K Optical Gaming Mouse

Completing the 8K's family of mice, the QPAD 8K Optical addresses the enormous demand for an optical mouse, currently the most popular among gamers today. Like the QPAD 8K Laser, the optical version is an advanced, power-packed product with RGB LED offering 16.8 million color variations, an ergonomic five-finger grip as well as technology features to ensure accuracy, all contained in a sleekly designed box and carry bag. Much more than a standard optical mouse, the QPAD designers have boosted a lot of the specs so that it's closer to a laser mouse, but has all the advantages gamers like in the optical technology.

SteelSeries Sentry Eye-Tracker Spices Up Streams

You always watched them make those quick and winning moves, without quite knowing the key element behind them - their eyesight. Looking at the right portion of your game screen is the most important part of gaming, and the Sentry eye-tracker lets game-streamers highlight portions of the screen they're looking at. The tracker is a thin black strip that you tuck under your monitor, with optical sensors facing you.

These sensors track your eye movements at 50 frames per second. While it may not be a tracking-device in itself, it lets you place a highlighting overlay, or a PIP inlay window within your stream, which lets viewers see exactly what you're looking at. For those not streaming, the device gives you insights to your gameplay style, letting you improve your reflexes. A live-demo of Sentry was put up at CES, and we can tell you that it works! Available now, the Sentry is priced at 199€.

Corsair Introduces Ultralight Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice

Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair dedicated to the elevation of PC gaming, today introduced the Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB gaming mice, which come with one of two types of sensors: optical and laser. Designed with input from veteran pro gamers, the new mice are engineered with a new sleek, ergonomic shape and are built with an ultralight chassis for quick, fluid, and precise movements over extended gaming sessions.

The Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice are available in two models, enabling gamers to further customize their battle stations with either optical or laser sensors. Advanced CUE software lets gamers fine-tune performance characteristics such as DPI, acceleration, and smoothing to customize button assignments and macros for optimal gameplay. The mice also feature four-zone illumination with up to 16.8 million customizable colors, making them the ideal companion for Corsair Gaming K70, K95, or K65 RGB mechanical keyboards, and the Corsair Gaming H1500 and H2100 gaming headsets.

Tt eSPORTS Unveils the TALON Series Optical Gaming Mouse

Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional eSports gaming peripherals is releasing the TALON series of optical gaming mice, featuring the TALON and TALON Blu mice. With TALON series, Tt eSPORTS aims to show that quality engineered gaming grade mice can be put out for the more budget conscious gamer; via solid design in sensor, switch, and ambidextrous ergonomic design, and balancing functionality vs. features.

The two mice in the TALON series differ by lighting setup to better match individual preferences, but have the same hardware at its core offering the same high performance in stable tracking, consistency and a good max speed. With the ambidextrous shape, the TALON series mice feel great in either hand.

Adesso Launches the iMouse G1 Illuminated Desktop Mouse

Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, today announced the release of the Adesso iMouse G1 - the Illuminated Desktop Mouse. Perfect for dim environments, the stylish Adesso iMouse G1's illuminated blue light feature brings beauty, clarity, and efficiency to the desktop.

Adesso iMouse G1's built-in LED lights emit an elegant and soft blue glow to the front and the sides of the mouse, making it highly visible and easy to use in the dark, while ensuring a calm and soothing experience to the user. Meanwhile, its stylish shape is designed to match the user's hand for maximum comfort.

X2 Introduces the Genza Gaming Mouse

X2 proudly introduces the Genza gaming mouse, the newest product in the X2 product gamma, part number: X2-M3003-USB High performance mice are required for precision and a full-scale experience of computing and gaming. The X2 Genza series are PC mice with stealth looks and they contain a very clever and powerful interface which covers every aspect. Button placement is very well thought out and developed to the fullest care for detail.

Naturally the Genza is only built using the best components, such as the optical Avago chip 3500DPI 20G infrared sensor that accurately translates the slightest movement into action. Seven independently programmable function keys give you the advantage. Connectivity is made simple through USB2.0/3.0. The scroll-wheel is made of solid aluminum and lasts literally forever, rotating on Nano-tech bearing which is a proprietary technology, long lifespan guaranteed and backed by our solid 2 year warranty and service program offered to you by X2 - All geared up!

Logitech Announces the G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today introduced the fastest gaming mouse ever made, the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra-Fast FPS Gaming Mouse. The Hyperion Fury features Logitech's exclusive Fusion Engine sensor technology that can reliably track over 500 inches per second (IPS) and Logitech's exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for unrivaled accuracy.

"We took on the challenge of creating the world's fastest mouse in service of FPS gamers, and after three years of intensive R&D we are proud to launch a mouse that only Logitech could develop," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is the fastest gaming mouse, bar none, and the best mouse for high-speed FPS gameplay. Its lightweight design, combined with the precision and capability of the Fusion Engine, lets you make fast, furious swipes and dominate the battlefield, proving once again that Science Wins!"

Satechi Introduces the Spectrum Mouse

The Satechi Spectrum Mouse is a compact, lightweight wired optical mouse that switches between seven LED lights to brighten up any work space. The shiny, chrome mouse features an ultra-smooth exterior and ergonomic design for a comfortable navigating experience.

The plug and play Spectrum Mouse when switched to the "On" position cycles between seven bright LED lights - blue, yellow, violet, turquoise, white, red and green. Users can also choose just one color by switching to the "Lock" position when the desired color is achieved.

ROCCAT Releases the Kone XTD Optical Gaming Mouse

ROCCAT Studios once again takes premium quality peripherals to greater heights, with a take on their wildly popular Kone series for optical sensor aficionados. ROCCAT introduces the limited run Kone XTD Optical, a gaming mouse equipped with all of the exceptional qualities of the Kone XTD, with an ultra-precise, true 6,400 DPI Pro-Optic (R5) optical sensor. In addition, this rendition in the Kone family features ROCCAT's Adjustable Distance Control Unit (ADCU), for manually configurable lift control. The Kone XTD Optical is a finely crafted response to gamers with a preference for optical mice, and it is an instant classic.

The Kone XTD Optical comes with our patented Easy-Shift[+] technology, a blisteringly fast 32-bit Turbo Core V2 ARM MCU processor, 576kb of on-board memory for storage of macros and setting, brilliant custom lighting effects, 1 ms response time and a 1000Hz polling rate, all in the sleek but robust Kone XTD body.

Rapoo Releases its Newest Collection of Optical Mice

Rapoo, a leading manufacturer of wireless peripheral products, unveils its latest collection of optical mice in the U.S. The 3000P, 3100P, and 3300P all feature the 5 GHz standard for wireless and interference-free use, a high resolution DPI sensor, and a sleek, compact design with Nano adapter storage compartment.

The 3000P Wireless Optical Mouse (left image) is travel-ready, and a must-have item for Notebook users. Its small and compact size makes it easy to pack or stow away. The 3000P utilizes advanced energy saving technology which allows the battery to last up to 18 months of continuous use. The 1000DPI sensor offers complete control of the mouse movements for enhanced performance and productivity. It's available in red, gray and blue for $19.99 at www.walmart.com and www.staples.com.

Pioneer Develops 256 GB Blu-ray Disc

Pioneer is developing a new media based on the Blu-ray standard, which offers 256 GB of unformatted capacity. The capacity is achieved by recording data in a staggering eight layers, double that of Blu-ray XL, which relies on four layers to achieve 100 GB of capacity. Pioneer claims it has even made strides towards an even newer Blu-ray media that could, in the near future, offer 512 GB of unformatted capacity. The 256 GB Blu-ray disc could prove useful for making large data backups, or even imaging your SSD. Pioneer isn't the only player in the high-capacity optical disc game. Sony and Panasonic collaborated to announce ArchivalDisc, an optical disc that offers 300 GB of capacity, except that it doesn't stick to the Blu-ray standard, and you'll need specially made disc-drives to use them. Since Pioneer's disc builds on the existing Blu-ray standard, it will be cheaper for optical drive makers to adopt it.

Source: Pioneer

Sony and Panasonic Develop New Optical Storage Standard - Archival Disc

Sony Corporation ("Sony") and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic") today announced that they have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage.

Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve. This makes them robust media for long-term storage of content. Recognizing that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage going forward, particularly given the anticipated future growth in the archive market, Sony and Panasonic have been engaged in the joint development of a standard for professional-use next-generation optical discs.

Iiyama Unveils the ProLite T2452MTS-3 Multi-Touch Monitor

Iiyama today announced a new ProLite Series monitor featuring multi-touch support, the ProLite T2452MTS-3. This 23.6-inch model makes use of optical touch technology allowing two-finger operation and also has an LED backlight, a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 2 ms GTG response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, two 2 W speakers, and D-Sub, DVI and dual HDMI connectors.

The ProLite T2452MTS-3 is backed by a three-year warranty and costs 36,800 yen (~ 359 USD).
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