Hardware Platform RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hardware RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Pair PS4 Controllers To The PS Classic With These Special Adapters https://www.gameskinny.com/p9g6w/pair-ps4-controllers-to-the-ps-classic-with-these-special-adapters https://www.gameskinny.com/p9g6w/pair-ps4-controllers-to-the-ps-classic-with-these-special-adapters Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:13:43 -0500 QuintLyn

For gamers, the trend of releasing mini-retro consoles loaded with classic games is a pretty sweet thing. But, let's admit it, not everything about old-school gaming is still awesome -- like literally being tied to the console by your controller cables.

Instead, most of us would much rather sit on our couches a reasonable distance away from the behemoths that our TVs have become. So, of course, the controller complete with a five-foot cord that comes with the PlayStation Classic isn't exactly ideal.

The good news is, there's a solution for that.

8BitDo, a third-party company specializing in controllers and adapters, has created a wireless USB adapter that plugs into the PS Classic and works with any controller via BlueTooth -- meaning you can use your PlayStation 4 controller just fine. 

Other controllers that work with it are the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and anything 8BitDo makes.

The adapter also works with multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch,  PC, and Mac. Those looking for a similar solution for their SNES and NES Classic console systems can find separate adapters for those on the 8BitDo site as well.

Just because you're playing old-school games doesn't mean you have to play them old-school. 

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Bloody SP80 Bleeding Edge Gaming Mouse Review https://www.gameskinny.com/g3c3t/bloody-sp80-bleeding-edge-gaming-mouse-review https://www.gameskinny.com/g3c3t/bloody-sp80-bleeding-edge-gaming-mouse-review Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:41:34 -0500 ElConquistadork

With a name that reads like a Brit complaining about his gaming hardware (just read it out loud in an accent if you don't believe me), and a logo that seems to whisper malevolently "we know," the Bloody SP80 Bleeding Edge Gaming Mouse gets lots of bonus points for marketing itself to the youthful gamers out there who are most interested in showing off the flashing lights and hard edges of their computer setup.

Sadly, for the gamer who's looking for more under the hood, Bloody responds with an overwhelming "meh."

I will say right off the bat that the SP80 feels good to play with. The textures on the mouse are varied, which sounds like it would be annoying, but it seems pretty well thought-out. The top of the mouse has a nice soft-touch feel to it, while the left and right wall panels are more textured, allowing for a nice grip. The bottom of the mouse is laid out with four metal feet (as opposed to rubber or plastic ones you'll see on less gaming-focused mice) that make movements feel smooth. The roller functionality is smooth. It's all smooth.

Beyond that, I'm afraid, there's not much to recommend about the Blood SP80. The macro functions and thumb click buttons are perfectly adequate. Bloody themselves promise 1:1 response times, but it felt absolutely no different from most gaming-centric mice I've used in the past. This would be all there was to say about that, if it weren't for my left mouse button suddenly double-clicking automatically. This is particularly amusing considering the fact that Bloody's marketing material for this mouse in particularly proudly proclaims that it has "anti double click" technology. At this rate, the 10 million click performance I've also been promised has been effectively cut in half.

Even with this bug in the hardware, it's not like I have a ton to complain about when it comes to the Blood SP80. But I don't have anything that gets me excited, either. After playing several games with this mouse, its proclamations of tech-marketing words like "Light Strike Optical Switches" feel like just more terminology for the same old stuff. 

I think when you look into Bloody's other mice (there are literally dozens of them, and outside of their shells they seem fairly identical), you start to understand the hook: a sense of quantity over quality. There are so many different Bloody mice to choose from, and they're black and red and have skulls and say "Headshot!" and stuff like that. 

Call me a cynic, but the Bloody SP80 Bleeding Edge Gaming Mouse feels like another example of form over function.

[Note: Bloody provided the SP80 Bleeding Edge used in this review]

Available on Amazon for $59.99.

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Turtle Beach Debuts High-Performance Ear Buds For Roaming Gamers https://www.gameskinny.com/p6frd/turtle-beach-debuts-high-performance-ear-buds-for-roaming-gamers https://www.gameskinny.com/p6frd/turtle-beach-debuts-high-performance-ear-buds-for-roaming-gamers Mon, 03 Dec 2018 12:35:56 -0500 QuintLyn

Gamers on the go now have a new, more convenient  way to take quality gaming audio with them. Today, Turtle Beach announced Battle Buds -- a high-performance earbud and mic set designed with gaming in mind.

The Battle Buds feature a removable boom microphone for in-game chat -- or taking calls. They also have 10mm speakers for a full range of sound and a standard 3.5mm connection. This means they're compatible with almost all mobile devices as well as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and desktops.

To provide users with the best control over their Battle Buds, they include an inline controller. This means volume controls including mic muting and a multifunction button (for devices that support it) are easily accessible.

At launch, Battle Buds come in two color combinations: white with teal accents and black with silver accents.

Battle Buds are available exclusively at Target or via the Turtle Beach site today. They run $29.95 and are available just in time for the holidays.

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PC Gaming Handheld SMACH Z Scheduled To Enter Production Early Next Year https://www.gameskinny.com/43nnk/pc-gaming-handheld-smach-z-scheduled-to-enter-production-early-next-year https://www.gameskinny.com/43nnk/pc-gaming-handheld-smach-z-scheduled-to-enter-production-early-next-year Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:04:37 -0500 QuintLyn

If there's one true downside of PC gaming, it's that taking your games with you is difficult at best. The good news is, someone's working to fix that. Soon, SMACH Z, a handheld console, will allow PC gamers to take their games with them on the go.

After two years of development, the SMACH Z team is ready to take their device to production, beginning in early 2019. Anyone who backed the project doesn't have much longer to wait to get their hands on one. (Everyone else will have to wait a bit longer.)

The SMASH Z is a Windows or Linux machine and will connect to any game distribution platform -- including Steam, GOG, and Origin. It even allows users to use basic PC programs like Excel.

The device features a 6-inch high-definition touch screen, AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics, and hardware based on AMD Ryzen Embedded. There's a solid amount of storage for a portable device, as well as RAM.

There are two versions of the SMACH Z. The first runs $699, and offers a smaller amount of RAM and hard drive space. The second -- known as the SMACH Z Pro -- costs $899 and includes a 5 MPx camera in addition to the larger memory and storage.

More information on the device and how to obtain one of your very own is available on the SMACH Z site.

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Bloody MP-60R RGB Mousepad Review: Waterproof but Sinkable https://www.gameskinny.com/jyza9/bloody-mp-60r-rgb-mousepad-review-waterproof-but-sinkable https://www.gameskinny.com/jyza9/bloody-mp-60r-rgb-mousepad-review-waterproof-but-sinkable Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:10:27 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Despite advancements in mouse tech, mousepads are still a necessary component of every gaming setup. If you're a serious gamer, you already know rough surfaces, glass, and chip-ridden desks aren't ideal even if mice have evolved from balls to lasers. 

For gaming, mousepads have a lot of upside, but with the market ostensibly flooded with dozens of variations, grading mousepads really comes down to subjectivity and preference. 

On the surface, Bloody's MP-60R is an average pad; even its RGB functionality doesn't help it stand out from the likes of the QCK Prism or Enhance LED.

Not "standing out" or being "unique" doesn't make a mousepad bad. However, there are a few things to consider before you buy. 

The MP-60R is one of the thinner pads on the market. Measuring in at 354mm(L) by 256mm(W), the pad is only 2.6mm thick. Compared to the QCK and Enhance, the MP-60R is both lighter and more flexible, although neither matter all that much if you don't plan on carrying the pad from desktop to desktop. 

Its angular, hard-cut corners give it a futuristic look that's intensified by the thin RGB light-rail that runs along the edges of the pad. Although super thin (thinner than the 2.6mm of the pad itself), the light-rail powerfully emits light from the full 16-million color spectrum in a lateral plain when turned on, which keeps in-game distraction to a minimum. In contrast, the QCK emits light upward, which is more noticeable during play and might affect certain users differently.  

At the top of the pad, located directly in the middle, you'll find the MP-60R's polygonal interface module, where you'll find the lighting switch and micro-USB port. When you plug the pad into your computer, you'll have access to its 10 onboard preset lighting effects, which you can toggle using the fat, responsive switch located on the right side of the module.

However, since the module is placed at the top of the pad, its bulky height tends to get in the way if you have a wired mouse. There were dozens of times my mouse cord got caught on the edge of the module, either impeding my mouse movements or, in extreme cases, torquing my wrist sideways. It happened so often that the issue forced me to dock the pad a full score, from an 8 to a 7. 

The cloth surface of the pad is meant for speed an accuracy. Comparing to the QCK and the HyperX Fury S Pro, which is my everyday mousepad, The MP-60R didn't feel more accurate or speedier. In fact, it felt slower in some respects, specifically to the Fury S Pro.

One thing I can say for sure is that the fabric feels better on the fingertips than the fabric found on the reversible QCK. It's noticeably softer and less scratchy. That's something to keep in mind when you're buying an RGB mousepad for aesthetic and feel.    

Another interesting tidbit about the MP-60R is that the surface is waterproof. I tested the efficacy of that claim by dumping a cup of water on it and the QCK. Water immediately beaded of the sides of the MP-60R, with several ounces pooling in the middle. The water on the QCK simply pooled in the middle. 

After a full 90 seconds, I wiped the water off of each mousepad with a dishrag. The MP-60R showed zero signs of spillage, while the QCK was left with a large, damp stain in the middle (you can see a comparison in the image above).  

The Verdict

For the most part, it's hard to complain about the MP-60R. Its colors are vibrant, its fabric is smooth and water resistant, its non-slip rubber backing keeps it from sliding around on even the slickest surfaces, and the braided cable doesn't get tangled. That's not to mention the deep Illumine software that lets you essentially design and assign your own effects and color presets, storing it on the pad's 160Kb onboard memory. 

My biggest gripe is that the interface module at the top of the pad is bulky and inconveniently placed. If you have a wireless mouse, it won't be an issue at all. However, if you're one of the many who has a wired mouse, there's a significant chance the module will get in the way. 

Lastly, although the Illumine software is surprisingly robust, it's also extremely difficult to navigate and looks like a remnant of the Netscape era. While the latter is just a personal peeve, the latter can make assigning custom effects and color combinations an unnecessary pain in the rear. Add to that you won't be able to sync your creations across other Bloody products, like its mechanical keyboards and mice, and the MP-60R pushes itself out of the eighth position. 

You can buy the Bloody MP-60R Mousepad on Amazon for $29.99. 

[Note: Bloody provided the mousepad used in this review.]

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From Mechanical to Membrane: Best Gaming Keyboards for 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/1xter/from-mechanical-to-membrane-best-gaming-keyboards-for-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/1xter/from-mechanical-to-membrane-best-gaming-keyboards-for-2018 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:28:08 -0500 ElConquistadork

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It's easy to get excited about all the brilliant gaming keyboards we're seeing coming in week after week: so excited in fact, that certain pieces might get missed! 

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What do you think: what's your keyboard of choice? Did we miss it? 

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Are you a devotee to the affordability of the ROCCAT, or will nothing less than the staggering power of Razer's Huntsman Elite do it for you? We want to know!

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And for that matter: what else is on your shopping list that we should make a list for? Do you need a new gaming headset? Or is your mouse on the fritz? Let us have it in the comments!

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Razer Huntsman Elite

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Price: $199.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Equipped with Razer's new optomechanical switches, a key stabilizer bar, hybrid on-board memory and cloud storage, and a multi-function digital dial, the Huntsman Elite is a beast.

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It is, however, a beast that requires two USB ports for power, and a price tag that would make any of us flinch. However, if you've got the $200 to spend, there's no question that the unreal speed and performance you get from this keyboard would be worth the small dent in your wallet.

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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile

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Price: $169.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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As we've mentioned recently, Corsair's K70 Mk.2 Low Profile design is something brilliant. The original keyboard was already impressive enough with its speedy handling and Cherry MX keyswitches. But add in the new low profile key design, along with some of the quietest keystrokes you can get in a mechanical gaming keyboard, and you've just added a huge cherry to the top of an already-spectacular sundae.

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With 8MBs on on-board memory, brilliant lighting options, and some seriously user-friendly software to boot, the Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile stands out as the best keyboard on the market right now.

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Logitech G513 RGB

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Price: $129.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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When it comes to gaming keyboards that function equally well for writing papers or fighting across the virtual battlefield, Logitech knows what it's doing. The G513's Romer-G Linear mechanical switches make for a smooth, responsive feel, and the feature of plugging in your mouse or phone directly into its USB 2.0 passthrough port is a lovely bit of convenience that, frankly, I'm surprised to see so infrequently on some of these other high-end keyboards. 

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Individual keys can be switched on and off with ease, and the inclusion of gaming-specific keycaps is a terrific touch. You can read our full review of the keyboard here.

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SteelSeries Apex M750 RGB

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Price: $109.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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When it comes to pure durability and user-friendly lighting effects, it's difficult not to recommend the SteelSeries Apex M750. Its QX2 key switches are not only responsive, but they're also surprisingly quiet for a mechanical keyboard, which can appeal to those of us who want to get in a late-night gaming session that won't wake up the neighbors.

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As far as first gaming keyboards are concerned, the Apex M750 is ideal, as its software is complex and beautiful without requiring an in-depth knowledge of hardware programming. And that lighting effect is as reactive as it is pretty, with different options to make the colors respond to in-game interaction, such as a health damage or timers.

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Read our full review

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HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Keyboard 

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Price: $109.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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With a compact frame that belies some serious durability, the HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Keyboard definitely got some love from those of us at GameSkinny who got to witness it firsthand.

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Equipped with Kailh Silver Speed switches and an impressive RGB light display, the FPS not only looks good to play with, it feels good as well. And its durability, size, and removable braided cable input make it the ideal keyboard to take with you anytime you're on the go.

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ROCCAT Horde AIMO

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Price: $79.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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On the outside, the ROCCAT Horde AIMO doesn't initially look too special, particularly compared to some of the flashier RGB-lit keyboards on this list. But what the Horde AIMO lacks in flash, it more than makes up for in reliability.

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Prominently featured are its membranical keys: a style that lives somewhere between membrane and mechanical functionality, providing real speed and precision. The Horde AIMO also features advanced anti-ghosting technology and a series of useful low profile macro keys. That, and it's another impressive keyboard that's easy on the bank account.

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Corsair K63 Wireless

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Price: $89.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Wireless keyboards have no business being this fast, responsive, and affordable. Coming out swinging in January, the Corsair K63 Wireless left an impression that just wouldn't go away.

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Featuring 1ms 2.4GHz wireless for incredible speed, and the same Cherry MX keyswitches featured in some of Corsair's wired gaming keyboards, this compact keyboard features up to 15 hours of battery life and is ready for living rooms all over the world.

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Razer Cynosa Chroma

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Price: $56.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Leave it to Razer to create both the most over-the-top and expensive keyboard on this list -- as well as the most impressive, bang-for-your-buck entry. At under $60, the Cynosa Chroma is far too solid a gaming keyboard for anyone to ignore. 

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With macro options, key re-bindings, and anti-ghosting technology, this mechanical easily holds its own with the big boys. Add in truly brilliant lighting customization and you've got something really special for those of us who are into gaming on a budget. Oh, and it's spill-resistant, meaning less stress if your marathon gaming sessions require the occasional caffeinated beverage.

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2018 has been a great year for games, and an amazing year for gaming peripherals. Teams like SteelSeries, Razer, Logitech, and Corsair have been expanding their catalogs with amazing additions in their gaming headset, mice, and, of course, gaming keyboard lines.

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It doesn't matter if your gaming PC is top of the line and tricked out with the most awe-inspiring video cards in the world: if your keyboard doesn't stack up, you're in for a world of hurt when PvP kicks in. 

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Heck, even PvE can be a pain if your keyboard doesn't fit your style. 

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With Black Friday on its way, we know that plenty of you are looking for just the right tech for yourself and the gamers you love, so here are some of our favorite gaming keyboards of 2018.

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Everything from mechanical keyboards to membranical keyboards to RGB to dark and mysterious makes an appearance here: so get started!

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Disclaimer: this guide contains affiliate links. If you click on the links provided and buy any of the products listed here, GameSkinny will receive a small commission on the products sold. These microtransactions do not affect you in any way.

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5 Best Gaming Headsets Of 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/zaofn/5-best-gaming-headsets-of-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/zaofn/5-best-gaming-headsets-of-2018 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:41:20 -0500 Nick Congleton

Headsets have become a crucial piece of gear when gaming online. For PC gamers, this means another peripheral and even more choice. Sure, choice is one of the greatest strengths of the PC as a platform, but it can be seriously overwhelming when you need to choose the optimal equipment that you'll be using for years.

When audio enters the equation, things get even messier. Fear not, though. We're here to help you sort everything out with these 5 top headsets of 2018.

1. SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wired/Wireless

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro comes in two varieties, a wired version with an accompanying gaming DAC, and a wireless model. Both are exceptional headsets that push gaming audio to audiophile grade levels, and that's really saying something. For a long time, true audiophiles laughed at the notion of headsets, opting instead for headphones (i.e. the ones without a microphone). The Arctic Pro thoroughly blurs that line.

This one isn't for casual gamers, though, with a price tag starting at $240. That said, the bulk of its strength comes from the fact that it does so much more than games well. This is an excellent option for music lovers, with an external DAC to boost sound quality and cut down on interference and noise. Its simulated surround sound capabilities are great for games, but they're also awesome for movies as well. If you're looking to invest in the complete package, the SteelSeres Arctis Pro is definitely worth considering.

2. HyperX Cloud Alpha

Are you sick of multimedia pro wireless headsets that claim to be the best at everything? Would you rather a no-nonsense gaming headset that's legitimately great for gaming without a ton of extra baggage? The HyperX Cloud Alpha is exactly what you're looking for. It's a gaming headset in the ultra popular Cloud line that's designed for do gaming right.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a 2.1 channel headset without the simulated surround sound features of some higher end headsets, but it still sounds excellent. With the Cloud Alpha Kingston pioneered a new dual chamber driver design to smooth out and clean up the sound quality that these deliver. The HyperX Cloud Alpha utilizes an aluminum frame with memory foam padding to keep you comfortable, even during marathon gaming sessions.

3. Corsair Void Pro RGB

Corsair is an undeniable presence in just about ever facet of PC gaming, and rightly so. Nearly everything they do, they do well. That's not to say that they're the best, though, and that's the case here with the Corsair Void Pro RGB. It's a great headset, especially at just $80 for the wireless version, but not the absolute best.

The Void Pro RGB is a simulated 7.1 headset. It offers high quality sound for games and video. For top quality music, though, it falls slightly short. Like nearly everything that Corsair puts out, the controls for the Void Pro come in the form of Corsair's proprietary software. That includes both audio adjustments and RBG. Some people will love that, for others, it's a major annoyance or even a prohibiting factor in the case of people who want to make the most of their headset on platforms othere than Windows.

Corsair's gamer-centric styling definitely gives the Void Pro RGB a distinct look. The headset is well built and comfortable, but you might not like the amount of plastic around it. That's more of a stylistic choice though. Altogether, the Corsair Void Pro RGB is a solid choice if you want the 7.1 functionality at a reasonable price.

4. HyperX Cloud Revolver S

Yes, it's another HyperX Cloud headset on this list, but the whole line is so well done, it's hardly surprising. HyperX Cloud products are built well, without needless frills and gimmicks, and the Revolver S is definitely no exception. It features an aluminum construction, intelligently placed padding, and ergonomic design dimensions.

The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is similar to Alpha, but packed with even more. The Revolver S offers 7.1 surround sound that you can toggle at any time via the on-cable controls, which are simple and convenient. The quality of both the stereo and surround modes is wonderful, and you'll easily be able to get the most out of your gaming, video, and music.

The one feature that the Cloud Revolver S is lacking is wireless, but it doesn't really matter, unless you absolutely need wireless capabilities. For a more in-depth look, check out your complete review of the HyperX Cloud Revolver S.

5. SteelSeries Arctis 7

And, yet another series pops up on the list twice. The SteelSeries Arctis line of headsets is the most direct competition to the Cloud sets, and they really are on the same level of quality. The Arctis 7 is a wireless 7.1 surround sound headset that promises a lag-free experience in gaming. As a primarily wireless headset, it offers on-ear controls to adjust settings, like the balance between your game audio and chat.

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 offers top-notch sound quality across gaming and every type of media you can throw at it. While it's not quite up to the level of the Arctis pro with a dedicated DAC, you still won't be disappointed with the rich audio this headset delivers.

Speaking of quality, the Arctis doesn't skimp anywhere. Its solid steel and aluminum frame is ergonomically designed to be insanely comfortable, and the headband is inspired by ski goggles to deliver a more tailored fit. This one will stay comfortable, even during extended gaming sessions.

Conclusion

You absolutely can't go wrong with any of these headsets. Aside from the Arctis Pro, which is a fairly clear overall winner at a much higher price point, they all meet slightly different needs and priorities. When choosing a gaming headset, you need to ask yourself how else you plan on using it and which features matter most to you.

Disclaimer: this guide contains affiliate links. If you click on the links provided and buy any of the products listed here, GameSkinny will receive a small commission on the products sold. These microtransactions do not affect you in any way.

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11 Best Gaming Mice 2018 Edition -- Top Wireless, Wired, And Budget Options https://www.gameskinny.com/o62g2/11-best-gaming-mice-2018-edition-top-wireless-wired-and-budget-options https://www.gameskinny.com/o62g2/11-best-gaming-mice-2018-edition-top-wireless-wired-and-budget-options Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:42:30 -0500 Ty Arthur

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Whether you prefer a slim, light wired mouse or a large wireless option with dozens of programmable buttons, one of these 11 gaming mice options will be the perfect fit for your usage, grip, and hand size.

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Which one of these 2018 gaming mice models are you picking for the gamer in your life this holiday season?

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Let us know your favorite gaming mouse in the comments below, and be sure to leave a comment if you've seen any killer peripherals we forgot to include!

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Want even more picks? Look below for a complete list of all the roundups we've ever done on gaming mice. Alongside the options in this list, many of the mice in the lists below are still very much viable options: 

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And if you're wondering what to look for when buying a gaming mouse, or why certain gaming mice are better for certain genres, head over to our tips for buying a gaming mouse guide to learn more. 

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ROCCAT Kone Gaming Mouse

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Price: $80.99
Buy it on: Newegg

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Most high-end gaming mice try to go as compact as possible, but there are other ways to achieve ergonomic, comfortable designs.

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ROCCAT does the exact opposite here with the Kone, going for a rounded, larger design for bigger hands.

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The weight remains the same, however, with the inward grooved tri-button thumb zone. Like this flared design? You may also be interested in these models:

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  • Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse AW958\n
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  • Razer Basilsk\n
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Corsair Dark Core Gaming Mouse

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Price: $69.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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The Dark Core gaming mouse has a similar rounded design to the Kone, but with a textured grip for enhanced comfort.

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That's not the only reason for the high price, though. This bad boy includes the Qi charging system. It literally charges wirelessly just by gliding across the mousepad. You can also swap out the side grip manually for ultimate customization.

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Wand to know what other models feature wireless charging? Be sure to also check out:

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  • Razer Mamba Wireless Chroma\n
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SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse

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Price: $69.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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With this SteelSeries gaming mouse, we're starting to get into the high end, more expensive models. But if you are serious about eSports, this is an investment worth making.

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The weight balance here is perfect, and the ergonomics are entirely on point if you game for long periods of time. For FPS players in particular, this is a winner. Head over to our review of the Rival 600 to learn more. 

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There are a few alternatives if this design doesn't work for you however, such as the:

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Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse

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Price: $69.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Corsair has -- hands down -- one of the best mice on the market with the side button design.

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What sets this one apart is the key slider system, which lets you re-position the buttons on the side to fit your grip.

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The side buttons also have textured grips to help you distinguish the feel of each button and ensure precision.

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If you love this style of gaming mouse with the buttons on the side, be sure to also check out these models:

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  • Razer Naga Trinity\n
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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  • UTechSmart Venus\n
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    • Price: $38.99
      Buy it on: Amazon
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  • Redragon M901\n
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    • Price: $32.99
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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Logitech G Pro Hero Gaming Mouse

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Price: $69.79
Buy it on: Amazon

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Not all gamers trust a wireless mouse, as connections can get dropped at inopportune moments. If you are in that boat, the Logitech G Pro Hero version may be a better bet than the wireless G305.

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It has the same minimalist aesthetic and comfortable hand design, but gives you an absurdly smooth and responsive experience thanks to the 16k sensor.

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Want a top notch responsive mouse but don't care for Logitech? These are some great alternatives:

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  • SteelSeries Sensei 310\n\n
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Logitech G305 Gaming Mouse (Wireless)

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Price: $51.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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This little guy looks unassuming, but let me assure you, it will do everything you need it to, especially if you don't require the flash of RGB focused models.

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You get comfort, plenty of button options in a minimalist design, and best of all -- extremely responsive wireless gaming. I could gush about this one a lot, as this is my personal gaming mouse, but instead I'll just point you to my full review here.

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Want a different style of wireless? Check out these options instead:

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  • VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse\n
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    • Price: $16.99
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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  • Razer Mamba\n
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    • Price: $65.09
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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Logitech G502 Proteus Gaming Mouse

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Price: $49.72
Buy it on: Amazon

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OK, so the Proteus isn't new to 2018 by any means, but there's a reason it continues to appear on best-of lists year after year.

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Simply put, the design here is sublime. You get 11 buttons but without the huge back end of many other mice, and of course, there are removable weights.

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The responsiveness of the Proteus is constantly touted, and this is easily one of the best overall gaming mice experiences you can get in a wired model. 

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Want something in a different design for different grip styles or hand sizes? Check out these models instead:

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  • Logitech G602\n
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  • Corsair M65 Pro\n
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    • Price: $48.16
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UtechSmart Venus MMO Gaming Mouse

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Price: $38.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Are you all about extra options? This is the gaming mouse to pick if you don't want to spend $70-$120 to get a ton of additional buttons.

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The main selling points here are the removable weights and the 18 (yep, 18!) programmable buttons, with a whole matrix of buttons on the left side.

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Why would you need that many? This level of customization is particularly useful for MMORPG players who have tons of skills and attacks that need to be used regularly.

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I promise, once you realize you can tap the button with your thumb rather than searching for a number on the keyboard, you won't want to ever go back to the old way of playing again.

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The only downside is that the increased size on the back end can get a little uncomfortable during prolonged gaming sessions if you have small hands.

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If you like this style with the matrix of extra buttons on the side, be sure to also check out these models (although the Razer and Scimitar are a tad more expensive):

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  • Razer Naga Trinity\n
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    • Price: $79.95
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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  • Corsair Scimitar Pro\n
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    • Price: $69.99
      Buy it on: Amazon
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  • Redragon M901\n
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    • Price: $32.99
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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Piktek Wired Gaming Mouse

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Price: $17.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Piktek's offering is rather sleek and minimalist compared to the previous two gaming mice, but it boasts full RGB backlighting that can be programmed to flash in seven different modes.

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When paired with a backlit keyboard, you get a much stylish gaming experience -- especially when playing at night.

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This is also the model where you start to get adjustable DPI settings, which is extremely helpful if you play games that require more precision in certain segments (like zooming in with a sniper scope after running and gunning).

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Like the idea of this mouse but want to see what else is available? These are two comparable models worth considering:

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  • Accro Xtrem RGB Gaming Mouse\n
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    • Price: $13.99
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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  • HIRALIY F300 Gaming Mouse\n
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    • Price: $16.99
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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Redragon M601 Gaming Mouse

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Price: $11.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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The Redragon M601 is actually fairly similar in design to the Lenrue, but it's a little less ostentatious, offering the dragon motif instead of the robotic style.

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This model comes with removable weights, which is sort of crazy at this price point, letting you change the heft and feel of the mouse to better fit your gaming style.

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Between the weights and the programmable buttons, you won't find a better wired mouse at this budget-friendly, cheap price point. There are a few other options available if you don't care for the design though, such as these models:

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    • Price: $11.99
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    • But it on: Amazon
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  • Redragon Ergonomic 7 Button\n
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    • Price: $15.99
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    • But it on: Amazon
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  • Redragon M711 Cobra\n
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    • Price: $16.99
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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Lenrue Laser Gaming Mouse

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Price: $7.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Here we start with the lowest low-budget option. But if you couldn't tell from the image above, Lenrue didn't miss out on making something truly eye-catching.

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If you just want to dip your toes into what a serious gaming mouse can offer, this is a great place to start, especially if you are a claw grip gamer who likes a little bump in the back for increased palm comfort.

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Like the price but don't care for the layout or color scheme? These are some other solid low-cost options that don't skimp on the aesthetics:

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  • Rii Professional 7 Color Gaming Mouse\n
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    • Buy it on: Amazon
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  • Vosense M Professional\n
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  • Havit HV-MS672\n
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    • Price: $8.99
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The ability to swap out hardware for better graphics and increased speed isn't the only way that PC gaming's modular nature beats out consoles.

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You're missing out on a whole dimension of improved gaming performance if you skimp on the peripherals -- that's just a fact.

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It may sound like a small, simple thing, but I guarantee that once you've used a serious gaming mouse, you won't ever go back to standard stock mice ever again.

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From side buttons that help you build walls faster in Fortnite to the ability to switch DPI on the fly to slow down or speed up aiming, a high-quality gaming mouse really does give you an edge.

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There's just one problem -- there are hundreds of them on the market, most available at wildly different price ranges and with a huge range of features.

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Don't worry, though, we've got your back. Here we've rounded up the 11 best gaming mice in 2018, sorted by price and feature, and we've also included a host of additional options to cover any sort of user, whether you're looking for something high-end or something cheap.

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Want even more picks? Look below for a complete list of all the roundups we've ever done on gaming mice. Alongside the options in this list, many of the mice in the lists below are still very much viable options: 

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And if you're wondering what to look for when buying a gaming mouse, or why certain gaming mice are better for certain genres, head over to our tips for buying a gaming mouse guide to learn more. 

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Review: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Mechanical Keyboard https://www.gameskinny.com/1600k/review-corsair-k70-rgb-mk2-low-profile-mechanical-keyboard https://www.gameskinny.com/1600k/review-corsair-k70-rgb-mk2-low-profile-mechanical-keyboard Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:44:56 -0500 ElConquistadork

Apparently it doesn't take long for Corsair to improve on an already good thing.

This summer, we covered the original Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 keyboard. It was sturdy, customizable, and a perfect enough combination of form and function that we gave it a 9/10.

Now, almost half a year later, we're investigating its newer, quieter, and yet almost identical twin brother, the Corsair K70 Mk.2 Low Profile. So what exactly is the difference, and is it worth the upgrade?

To be honest, I wasn't entirely sold on the hardware when I first unpacked it. At first glance, it seemed identical to the original K70 Mk.2 in almost every way. It wasn't until I actually sat the two next to each other that I got a full handle on the main design difference: this new keyboard is lean. Lean as in 29mm tall.

With a lower frame and keys, the Low Profile edition lives up to its name. Factor into that whisper soft typing, and you've got exactly the sort of keyboard you want when you're looking for mechanical reaction time coupled with something that doesn't sound like an old typewriter. 

It's possible that it's just in my head, but this sleek layout even made me feel like my reactions were quicker, whether I was gaming or just typing.

Of course, this keyboard is fully equipped with everything that made the original K70 my favorite keyboard of the year (until now), including Cherry MX Keyswitches, full key rollover, and an onboard memory system to keep your personal customization options at hand no matter where you plug into.

The fully programmable lighting system is still brilliant, and iCUE remains one of the most reliable pieces of software out there for keyboards, with incredible options for RGB lighting, macros, and synchronization with any of Corsair's other compatible peripherals.

The differences might seem skin deep to some, but it remains that Corsair has heavily improved on an already brilliant keyboard for gamers of every stripe. For a mere extra $10, this is an upgrade worth getting.

The Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Mechanical Keyboard is available on Amazon for $169.99.

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The Best Gifts And Gear For The Aspiring Streamer/YouTuber In Your Life https://www.gameskinny.com/qozkt/the-best-gifts-and-gear-for-the-aspiring-streameryoutuber-in-your-life https://www.gameskinny.com/qozkt/the-best-gifts-and-gear-for-the-aspiring-streameryoutuber-in-your-life Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:49:32 -0400 ElConquistadork

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The road to becoming a professional streamer or YouTuber is littered with the profiles of scores of people who quit before they made it.

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It might be a long and arduous process, but any of the items on this list will help them that much more as they fight their way to on-camera success. A streamer isn't only as good as the hardware they have at their disposal, but it sure does help.

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Elgato Stream Deck

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While not a necessity for the novice streamer by any means, we've noticed that when people pick up an Elgato Stream Deck, they just can't play the same without it. With 15 customizable buttons, the Stream Deck offers instant access to any number of streaming features. Switch your screens, adjust your audio, and navigate your interface with the touch of a button. 

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This little sucker is a great option for streamers who want to streamline their content, and can be customized to just about anyone's setup.

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Get the Elgato Stream Deck on Amazon for $149.95.

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SCUF Vantage Custom PS4 Controller

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With the avalanche of multiplayer and battle royale games out there, every advantage you can get is key. Scuf Gaming has been developing controllers for streamers and pro gamers since 2012, and their patented remappable paddles and new Sax buttons take hand use in gaming to a whole new level.

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Each SCUF controller is custom made to player specifications, so you can play the way you want to play. Used by legendary eSports teams like OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan, a SCUF Vantage can help you play at your peak when you're streaming. 

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Get a SCUF Vantage at ScufGaming.com starting at $169.99.

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Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless Gaming Headset

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High quality headsets can cost you an arm and a leg (especially those with the term "gaming" in their name), but there are still amazing pieces of hardware out there to be had. Corsair is a great example of terrific tech that won't put your bank account in the red. 

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The Void Pro Wireless Gaming Headset offers 7.1 surround sound with 16 hours of battery life and a handsome finish. And all of that comes well under the $100 mark, which is absolutely brilliant.

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Get the Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless Gaming Headset at Amazon for $79.99 to $99.99.

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

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When it comes to facecams, it's only the truly high-tech who feel the need to break the bank. For the rest of us, there's the tried and true Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. With 1080p HD capabilities, this little cam provides outstanding picture quality for anyone who's brave enough to show their face on the internet.

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It's equipped for tripods or just plan sitting it on top of your monitor, so placement is about as easy as it gets. It doesn't, however, support background replacement, so if you're interested in hanging a green screen behind you, we'd recommend upgrading to the Logitech C922x, which is a steal at a mere twenty bucks more.

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Get the Logitech HD C920 on Amazon for $49.99

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Get the Logitech C922x on Amazon for $69.99

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Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro

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Elgato has been making game capture devices for years, and they have a well-earned reputation for reliability, ergonomics, and quality capture. If you're looking to record or stream your gameplay, this is a terrific place to start. Elgato has lots of options when it comes to setup, from internal to external cards, based on your budget, need for portability, or ease of use, but the HD60 Pro is top notch, and terrific for streaming both PC and consoles with ease.

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There are definitely bigger, badder, more expensive capture cards out there that many Streamers and YouTubers swear by, by the ElGato offers up something truly outstanding for a fraction of the price of those other guys.

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Get an Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro on Amazon for $179.99.

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Blue Yeti USB Microphone

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If your audience can't hear you, they're not going to tune in. The extremely versatile Blue Yeti Microphone is one that has been used by YouTubers, Streamers, and Podcasters for years now. With it's basic USB connection, it's simple enough for a beginner, but has the potential to deliver on some professional-grade sound. 

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As you gain experience and become more comfortable with the hardware, you might work your way into audio interface setups and more complex, specialized microphones. But for anyone starting out, the Blue Yeti makes an enormous impact that you'll be appreciating for years.

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Find the Blue Yeti on Amazon for $129.00.

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Streamers and YouTubers have become the new celebrity du jour in this day and age, and it's no wonder that more and more gamers every day try their hand at making it big on the small screen. Whether you've got a friend who wants to do Let's Plays, stream Fortnite, or make commentary videos, there's plenty of gear of that will help them get started!

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Here are some of our favorite toys that'll help the aspiring Streamer or YouTuber in your life get started!

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Turtlebeach Introduces New Gaming Audio Controller: The Elite SuperAmp Pro https://www.gameskinny.com/u9m36/turtlebeach-introduces-new-gaming-audio-controller-the-elite-superamp-pro https://www.gameskinny.com/u9m36/turtlebeach-introduces-new-gaming-audio-controller-the-elite-superamp-pro Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:35:53 -0400 QuintLyn

If you've been eyeballing Turtle Beach's recently announced Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp bundle, but aren't so sure about the $249.95 price tag, there's now another option.

Today, Turtle Beach announced that the Elite SuperAmp Pro Performance Gaming Audio Controller is available as a standalone product for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, giving console gamers the opportunity to have more control over their audio settings. 

The standalone Elite SuperAmp Pro will work with any wired gaming headset no matter the brand. All players need to do is connect their existing headset to the device in order to take advantage of the amplified surround sound and a selection of other features that can be controlled via a mobile app on both iOS and Android. 

The one-dial audio controller connects to iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth, allowing players greater control over their settings, including game and chat audio, mic monitoring, and other presets.

The device is available for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a price of $149.95. For those on PC, the Xbox One version also supports Windows 10.

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SteelSeries Introduces Wireless Gaming Mouse With New Sensor Technology https://www.gameskinny.com/tu652/steelseries-introduces-wireless-gaming-mouse-with-new-sensor-technology https://www.gameskinny.com/tu652/steelseries-introduces-wireless-gaming-mouse-with-new-sensor-technology Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:00:18 -0400 QuintLyn

Today, SteelSeries announced two new mice are set to enter its Rival series lineup. The first is a completely new offering, the Rival 650 wireless gaming mouse, while the second is a rework of the Rival 700, named the Rival 710.

The Rival 650 features an improved version of SteelSeries sensor technology TrueMove3. The original tech features a 12,000 CPI, 350 IPS optical sensor built exclusively by the company in partnership with PixArt. This tech is expanded upon in the 650 with the TrueMove3+ dual sensor system, which adds a second sensor that exclusively tracks lift-off distance.

Players can adjust this sensor to customize when it stops tracking once the mouse is lifted off a surface. 

This, combined with the mouse's weight system supposedly results in a customizable low-latency, rapid-response tracking that provides the player with esports-level performance.

The Rival 650 is also the first wireless gaming mouse to offer a fast charging feature -- when connected to a USB port that supports it. Depending on how a player has the mouse's lighting profile configured, a five-minute charge can result in three hours of battery life. A 15-minute charge will provide more than 10 hours.

Those looking for a new wireless gaming mouse can grab the Rival 650 on the SteelSeries site for $119.99.

 

As for the Rival 710, the mouse builds on the design of the Rival 700, adding the TrueMove3 sensor and 60-million-click switch durability. It also allows players to set up vibration options.

The mouse is completely modular, even coming with a modular cable system and customizable parts -- like the back and the sensor. 

The Rival 710 is also available on the SteelSeries site and currently costs $99.99 US.

Be sure to check out all of our SteelSeries reviews here, and look out for reviews of these two mice in the next few weeks. 

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Turtle Beach Introduces Line Of Headsets For PC Gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/ar7a2/turtle-beach-introduces-line-of-headsets-for-pc-gaming https://www.gameskinny.com/ar7a2/turtle-beach-introduces-line-of-headsets-for-pc-gaming Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:39:11 -0400 QuintLyn

Turtle Beach, a company known worldwide for designing gaming headsets, announced the Atlas line of PC-specific headsets earlier today. The line offers three headsets ranging in price from $50 to $100, perfect for a range of budgets and needs.

To assure the Atlas line would fit the needs of PC gamers, Turtle Beach worked with pro gamers in the design process. The goal was to create something suited for competitive play, thereby making them the best available for every kind of player.

The first headset in the Atlas line is the Atlas One PC Gaming Headset. Priced at $50, this headset offers players a lightweight design, high-quality 40mm speakers, and a high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. It can also be used on console and mobile devices -- even including a 3.5mm headset jack.

The next set in the lineup, the Atlas Three Amplified PC Gaming Headset, is for those who have a bit more to spend but don't want to break the bank -- coming in at the $80 mark. It offers some of the same features of the One while improving on others, with larger (55mmm speakers) and a metal-reinforced frame. This headset is also glasses friendly and offers other comfort features such as a breathable fabric-wrapped headband and memory foam ear cushions.

Finally, for those looking for all the features, there's the Elite Atlas Headset. Costing $100, the Elite Atlas features 50mm Nanoclear over-ear speakers, fabric-wrapped Aerofit ear cushions, that block out external noise, and a noise-canceling mic. Comfort-wise, players should be pretty happy with the Elite Atlas. The set offers a floating metal headband with a glasses friendly design.

All three headsets are now available to purchase via the official Turtle Beach website.

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HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Keyboard Review: Dazzling Tech and Effects https://www.gameskinny.com/1j44g/hyperx-alloy-fps-rgb-keyboard-review-dazzling-tech-and-effects https://www.gameskinny.com/1j44g/hyperx-alloy-fps-rgb-keyboard-review-dazzling-tech-and-effects Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:04:41 -0400 ElConquistadork

The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB keyboard is deceiving in how straightforward it appears. Equipped with some incredible tech and dazzling lighting effects, this mechanical keyboard is ideal for gamers.

On first glance, HyperX's FPS RGB isn't much to sniff at. Its compact frame and standard design doesn't display a ton of the bells and whistles that you'll see on more high-end mechanicals. But that simplicity is just a mask for this wolf dressed as a poodle.

Immediately upon unboxing this beast, I was struck by the weight of it. The durability of HyperX's frames has impressed me in the past, and this one was no different.

The steel structure of the FPS RGB offers some serious durability, and the smaller frame size allows for more desk room (which is important for those of us who haven't got a ton of space for a massive gaming set up.) Even during more aggressive games, this keyboard wasn't moving anywhere: it's that solid.

That frame houses Kailh Silver Speed switches, which just felt good to tap into. The smooth push-click of each key was just lovely, too: there's no other word that better encapsulates it than satisfying. Plus, the switches are rated for 70 million key presses, so you know it's going to keep feeling that good long into the future.

The RGB lighting on this mechanical is pretty impressive as well. As always, HyperX offers a great series of options when it comes to customizing the lighting effects of your keyboard, whether it's for livestreams or just to make yourself happy and giddy with all the lights.

You can adjust the effects from home with HyperX's NGenuity software, or take advantage of three profiles that can be loaded directly into the keyboard. The lights themselves are bright; in fact, they're brighter than a lot of gaming keyboards I've seen in the past. But before that drives you away (because I know some of us don't like getting blinded), they're also adjustable, making for another added piece of nice RGB customization.

The N-Key rollover features on the keyboard are second to none, with inputs following you no matter how fast you hit the keys. This is really important for games like SMITE or Black Ops 4 where reflexes are a factor. I had absolutely no lag time or lost keystrokes while playing, which is a lot more than I can say about other keyboards I've tested in the past.

There's a USB port on the keyboard, which is very handy, though I was disappointed to find that it only served as a charge port and not a passthrough. It would have been great to be able to use the port for a wireless mouse or any other unobtrusive device, but that's a small gripe that's relatively easy to get over. 

The braided cable included felt good, and it's definitely convenient for travel, but I'm always a little nervous when it comes to detachable cables. The wear and tear of removable parts like that make me worry about the longevity of the device. That, however, is pure speculation on my part to this point: I had no issues with the cable during my time with it.

 

Along with the keyboard itself, we picked up the HyperX Detached Wrist Rest. As far as wrist rests go, it served its purpose very well. The cooling gel and memory foam inside kept my wrists comfortable and dry, and I quite liked the design of it. It's simple, but the stitching is a handsome detail that sets it apart in a small way.

AS far as wrist rests go, it's a nice addition to the keyboard and functions as you'd expect. 

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Overall, HyperX has created a terrific keyboard for gaming. The size and on-the-go customization make it perfect for gamers who travel a lot, and the response and satisfaction I got from the keys themselves was just too solid. Great aesthetics and great hardware combined? I'm sold.

Couple that with the wrist rest, and you've got a great combination for on-the-go gaming. 

The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB is available on Amazon for $109.99. You can grab the wrist rest on the HyperX website for $19.99.  

[Note: HyperX provided the FPS RGB keyboard used in this review.]

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HyperX Adds Two Colorful, Potent SSDs To Its Lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/go71h/hyperx-adds-two-colorful-potent-ssds-to-its-lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/go71h/hyperx-adds-two-colorful-potent-ssds-to-its-lineup Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:12:22 -0400 QuintLyn

Two new gamer-centric SSDs are now available from HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology.

The first drive, the FURY RGB SSD, is an internal drive designed to provide gamers with a smooth experience and faster load times, all while making their cases look even cooler with colorful LED lighting.

The second drive, named the SAVAGE EXO SSD, offers players an external drive option that will run applications quickly and directly. Both drives utilize  3D NAND technology, which offers power efficiency and high read/write speeds. 

HyperX promises that both SSDs will meet the needs of a wide range of gamers.

Overclockers and system builders might want to look at the FURY RGB, which not only offers enhanced visual options for case building, but is a solid option for those into DIY systems and really tweaking things.

For those looking for something to use for game backups, video editing, and any other storage requirements that take speed into account, the SAVAGE EXO would be the way to go. It's also very portable.

Capacity-wise, both drives come in 480GB and 960GB options. The FURY RGB also offers a 240GB option.

FURY RGB prices start at $128 for the basic 240GB and go as high as $400 for the 960GB upgraded drive. The upgraded version includes additional features such as USB 3.0 enclosure, a SATA Drive cable, mounting, and a USB 3.1 Type A to Mini-USB cable. The SAVAGE EXO runs $219 for the 480GB option and $419 for the 960GB.

A full rundown on both drives' specs can be found on the HyperX site. You can also order directly from HyperX as well.

 

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TGS 2018: PS Vita Production Set To End By 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/6ez0e/tgs-2018-ps-vita-production-set-to-end-by-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/6ez0e/tgs-2018-ps-vita-production-set-to-end-by-2019 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:44:26 -0400 Zack Palm

Although TGS 2018 has started with a bang and a handful of great trailers from games like Devil May Cry 5, the Resident Evil 2 remake, and Just Cause 4, not all of the news has been happy. 

If you're a PS Vita owner, the much-maligned handheld just got dealt another blow. According to Sony, the company plans to end production on the Vita in early 2019. 

Via Engadget, the announcement came from Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Vice President Hiroyuki Oda.

Oda confirmed the end of the Vita's production was imminent. He did not detail any additional plans for future handhelds to replace the Vita.

However, he did note the exact date when the Vita will stop production: March 31, 2019.

With no future handhelds planned, there's no word if Sony may step away from the handheld market to focus on future core PlayStation products, such as the PS5.

Although the PlayStation Vita has still been receiving releases, the handheld never took off as Sony had planned, selling only 10-15 million units since its release in 2011. 

For more information about 2018's Tokyo Game Show, keep it here at Gameskinny.

 

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Hyperkin Releases Clover Green Version Of Xbox One Duke Controller https://www.gameskinny.com/sk5uu/hyperkin-releases-clover-green-version-of-xbox-one-duke-controller https://www.gameskinny.com/sk5uu/hyperkin-releases-clover-green-version-of-xbox-one-duke-controller Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:36:49 -0400 QuintLyn

Following the successful release of the Duke retro controller back in January, Hyperkin is releasing a new clover green variant with semi-transluscent plastic.

The Duke controller is a pretty fancy twist on the original Xbox controller that  keeps with that "old-school", Xbox nostalgia. The controller features bumpers that mirror the old Black and White buttons, a 9 ft. detachable USB cable (yes, you'll still need to plug it in to use it.), a 3.5 mm headset jack, and option and view buttons. 

There's also a completely unique feature that should take gamers back to the days of booting up their old Xbox. The original Xbox startup screen animation will play inside the Xbox button on the controller, as seen in the video below.

The clover Duke controller will run you $69.99 at GameStop, although prices on other sites like Amazon seem to vary. 

Hyperkin's Duke is compatible with both Xbox One and Windows PC, so you can also use it to push through your Steam backlog in style -- and comfort. 

The Duke is often heralded in gaming circles as one of the best console controllers of all time. It was the predecessor to the wildly popular Xbox 360 controller and, of course, the current Xbox One and Xbox One Elite controllers.  

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SteelSeries' Upgraded Arctis 3 Bluetooth Now Available https://www.gameskinny.com/mfsgk/steelseries-upgraded-arctis-3-bluetooth-now-available https://www.gameskinny.com/mfsgk/steelseries-upgraded-arctis-3-bluetooth-now-available Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:57:39 -0400 QuintLyn

A new, upgraded version of the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset -- billed as the best gaming headset for Nintendo Switch -- is now available for purchase. This new version of the Arctis 3 features a variety of updates based on user feedback, including better memory foam in the ear cushions, extended bass response, and a simplified cable system. It also still offers all the features that fans of the original headset have come to love.

The Arctis 3 is advertised as "The only solution available for combining wireless chat audio from the Switch mobile app with high quality, zero latency wired audio directly from the Switch." While it may not be the ultimate wireless solution, it does help alleviate a pain with Nintendo Switch's new online service.

Those currently in the market for a new headset will be happy to know that despite the upgrades, the new Arctis 3 Bluetooth is available at a lower price than the original. It can be purchased via the SteelSeries website for $99.99 USD (€129.99).

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AirConsole Lands on Expanded Lineup of Smart TVs and Set-Top Boxes https://www.gameskinny.com/41783/airconsole-lands-on-expanded-lineup-of-smart-tvs-and-set-top-boxes https://www.gameskinny.com/41783/airconsole-lands-on-expanded-lineup-of-smart-tvs-and-set-top-boxes Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:11:06 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Outside of actually getting your friends together in one place, the hardest part of playing party games is having enough peripherals and co-op games at your disposal at any given time. For a while now, AirConsole has been helping gamers get over that hurdle with their cloud-based solution. Now, they've made it even easier by expanding support for more Smart TVs and set-top boxes, specifically AndroidTV and HTML 5 powered devices and browsers. 

If you're unfamiliar with how AirConsole works, the concept is pretty simple. Visit AirConsole's website on any of the platform's supported devices, such as a laptop, PC, Chromescast, or tablet, get a pairing code, and use your smartphone as the controller. It's as easy as that -- and even better if you have a device that can cast to your television.  

The biggest hurdle to AirConsole's integration, though, is that it hasn't historically supported every device gamers might have in their homes. However, with today's announcement, the company hopes to have its library of 100+ games in even more homes. 

Andrin von Rechenberg, CEO of AirConsole's parent company N-Dreams AG, said that the company has always wanted to bring the platform to Android and HTML 5 devices so that more of their playerbase wouldn't have to buy additional equipment to use the platform.  

We always considered the Smart TV space perfect for AirConsole, and we're thrilled to bring our best content to these platforms (HTML5 & Android TV) so people can play games together in a new and smart way, without the need to buy any additional hardware.

A mixture of first- and third-party games, a lot of AirConsole's catalog is free to play. However, there is additional content available through the platform's subscription service, such as connecting more than two players at a time, no ad breaks, and unlockable in-game content. Called AirConsole Hero, the subscription will set you back a paltry $2.99. 

The only real "downside" we see to AirConsole now is that it doesn't support any real household names. Expand the catalog to some of the greatest party games of all time, and AirConsole will be a no-brainer. 

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HyperX's Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Keyboard Is Bright, Light, And Compact https://www.gameskinny.com/zlur6/hyperxs-alloy-fps-rgb-mechanical-keyboard-is-bright-light-and-compact https://www.gameskinny.com/zlur6/hyperxs-alloy-fps-rgb-mechanical-keyboard-is-bright-light-and-compact Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:40:58 -0400 QuintLyn

Gaming peripheral manufacturer HyperX revealed the latest in its lineup of mechanical keyboards, the Alloy FPS RGB. This new high-performance gaming keyboard offers players all the features generally expected in a mechanical keyboard, only in a more compact design perfect for those of us that don't want to waste game space -- or for those of us whose cats take up at least have the desk anyway.

With a price of $109.99, the Alloy FPS RGB provides players with a full-size keyboard set in a solid steel alloy frame. It features Kailh Silver Speed key switches with a light 40g actuation force. The keys are rated for 70 million key presses, which means you should be able to abuse them like crazy without them going out. 

The keyboard also features three custom lighting profiles that can be saved to onboard memory. Lighting settings can be chosen for each key. Even the brightness level can be adjusted on the key lighting with players being able to choose between five different levels.

Other useful features of the Alloy FPS RGB keyboard are the detachable cable which allows for the convenience of both a wired and wireless keyboard in one, and the Game Mode option that can be used to disable the Windows key. Looking over the other keyboards offered by HyperX, the Alloy FPS RGB is a nice selection for those not wanting to pay a lot but still wanting a good selection of features.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for our upcoming review of the keyboard. 

 

 

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