Cherry MX Board 6.0 review: a stylish, satisfying package


Out of the blue, a very nice gentleman from Cherry Corp UK asked me if I’d like to review their latest mechanical keyboard: the MX Board 6.0. It’s quite shiny, with 100 levels of red backlighting, Red Cherry MX switches, and full layout and slightly low-profile keycaps.

So of course I agreed, the keyboard arrived and I got down to work. I used it for a lot of things — gaming, writing tech articles—but I forgot to actually use it to write a review of the keyboard itself. Today, that ends: here’s my review.

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Logitech G502 review: keep scrolling scrolling scrolling scrolling…


Logitech’s G700 mouse is one of my all-time favourites. We gave it a solid 9 / 10 scoreline, and I espoused the belief that a wired-only version had the potential to be even greater, with a slimmer design and lighter weight if the batteries were shed. Today we’re going to see the reality of that belief, as we examine the Logitech G502 Proteus Core wired gaming mouse. It’s the most popular mouse on Amazon, so it should be good, right?

Thanks to for providing the Logitech G502 sample.

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Speedlink Kudos Z-9 gaming mouse review: great potential

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Today we’re looking that the Speedlink Kudos Z-9, a budget gaming mouse available on Amazon for the princely sum of £35. Despite its low price, the Z-9 actually looks pretty cool, with a stylish red finish and some unique features… including a smartphone app to update your settings on the fly. Let’s take it for a spin!

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SteelSeries Rival review: a refined optical gaming mouse


Today we’re looking at the SteelSeries Rival 300, one of a growing number of gaming mice with an acceleration-free optical sensor.

The idea here is that by eliminating hardware acceleration, you can get a much more consistent experience; moving your mouse three inches will always translate into the same amount of on-screen movement at a fixed DPI. That should make it easier to learn the smooth, precise mouse movements that are so necessary at the upper levels of competitive gaming – whether strategy games like StarCraft II, MOBAs like League of Legends, or shooters like Counter-Strike.

At £50 on Amazon, the Rival is towards the upper end of gaming mice so we should expect a complete professional experience. If all the other fundamentals are right — an ergonomic shape, a lightweight body and well-placed buttons — then the Rival’s optical sensor could make it one of the best options for serious gamers. Let’s find out together!

Thanks to for providing the SteelSeries Rival sample.

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Xenta washable keyboard review: a good excuse to pour coffee on your desk


Today I’m taking a look at a keyboard that’s a little different from the normal gaming fare. It’s not mechanical, it doesn’t have any crazy RGB lighting, and there are no special macro keys. It does have one unique ability though: it’s waterproof. And that means if you spill your Mountain Dew on it (or less nerdy foodstuffs), then you can simply wash it under the tap, dry it off and and be back to fragging in just a few minutes. Manfacturers Xenta have sent us one to try, so let’s see how it performs.

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Mionix Castor review: an expertly crafted gaming mouse


Mionix is well known in the gaming world for their lines of Saiph and Naos mice, but their latest model is the Castor. The Castor combines a right-handed ergonomic design with a zero-acceleration optical sensor and Aurora RGB backlighting. The mouse is in stores today, so let’s see how this new mouse fares!

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Logitech G700S review: an advanced wireless gaming mouse


Today we’re looking at the Logitech G700S, a hybrid gaming mouse that works both wirelessly (via a 2.4GHz dongle) or via a standard micro USB cable. The mouse also boasts a heaping helping of programmable buttons, a dual-mode scroll wheel and a high DPI laser sensor. It looks like an impressive rodent, but how does it actually perform? We’ve got one from the friendly folks at Ebuyer, so let’s test it out!

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Mionix Naos 7000 review: comfortable and accurate


Today we’re going to be looking at a high-end optical gaming mouse from Mionix, the Naos 7000. The Naos has a good range of features, including seven buttons, RGB LED lighting and powerful software. It’s also notable for including an optical rather than laser sensor, and not including mouse acceleration of any kind. That should make it a strong mouse for competitive gaming, so let’s take a look and see how it performs!

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