German peripheral manufacturer Roccat has been cranking out gaming mice for what feels like forever, and they’ve definitely had a few hits over the years. Their latest release is particularly exciting though: the Kone Aimo. The Aimo combines the two biggest trends in gaming mice this year: multiple-zone RGB lighting and no acceleration optical sensors.
Let’s look at the lighting first (oh, the pretty colours!). Where most mice use lighting within their scroll wheel and in a coloured logo under your palm, the Kone Aimo is a little more sensible. It instead puts the lighting where you can actually see it while you’re using the mouse, on the sides of the [...]
German peripherals company Speedlink have taken to Gamescom 2017 to unveil their latest gaming headset, the Maxter. It comes in stereo and 7.1 surround sound models, and will suit the PC or PS4.
We haven’t gotten on well with all of Speedlink’s headsets in the past — one of our reviews had the subtitle ‘Once a Gorgon, Always a Gorgon’ — but this one seems to sport a new design that should hopefully fix a lot of the comfort and usability issues we had with previous models.
The headband adopts the same triple-component design as the SteelSeries Siberia, with two wire-carrying tubes held aloft over the leather-style headband. [...]
Nintendo unveiled their Switch console today, finally providing vital details about the hybrid gaming system’s hardware, launch titles and more. Here’s what you need to know.Nintendo Switch Hardware
The main idea of the Switch is that it’s a convertible: it can used as a handheld, like a Game Boy or a 3DS, or plugged into its base station and thereby connected to a TV. Interestingly, handheld runs at 720p on its 6.2-inch screen, but outputs at 1080p when in its docking station.
Internally, the Switch is powered by a custom Nvidia Tegra processor, backed with 32GB of onboard storage, expandable via Micro SD. Games will come on physical [...]
NZXT announced an upgrade to its mid-size, mid-range S340 case today: the S340 Elite. The new version sports a massive 4mm-thick tempered glass side panel, considerations for VR gaming and a larger number of SSD trays. NZXT also unveiled a new internal USB hub. Let’s take a closer look at the announcements.Design and upgrades
The most obvious change from the vanilla S340 is the side window. Following industry trends, the Elite’s entire left side has been replaced by a 4mm-thick sheet of tempered glass, held on by four wide screws. That makes it much easier to peer inside and see what’s going on, but also brings some durability concerns — you [...]
Earlier this year we reviewed NZXT’s excellent HUE+ chromatic case lighting ystem, and now the company has moved to the next logical step: coloured case fans.
The new series is called Aer RGB, and essentially it’s a fan with a ring of LED lighting that runs around the periphery, leaving the centre a plain black. The fans connect to the HUE+ controller and can be programmed through NZXT’s CAM software.RGB lighting options
Each fan can be set to a range of colours with different lighting effects, including these options:Presets: Fixed, Breathing, Fading, Marquee, Covering Marquee, Pulse, Spectrum Wave, Alternating, Candle Light, [...]
The GTX 10 series — including the 1080, 1070 and 1060 — have made quite a splash as desktop graphics cards, and now it’s time for us to see the laptop equivalents. Lots of laptop makers announced new models featuring the mobile 10 series cards today, and we’re going to take a look at the offerings from Aorus and Gigabyte.