Peripherals

Mionix Saiph 3200

Following on from our review of their excellent mouse mat, Mionix sent over their top of the line gaming mouse, the Saiph 3200. Featuring a DPI of 3200, teflon feet, programmable buttons, DPI adjustment, and many other features, let's see if the Saiph 3200 can live up to their new found good rep. here at XSR.

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Mionix Alioth 400

Mouse mats aren't considered to be the most exciting of review products, as their usually fairly mundane, and with the rather opinionated testing methods, it's not something every reviewer looks forward to. However, now and again one comes along that really catches your eye, like today. Powerdrive Computers have sent over a new mat from a company called Mionix. This is their Alioth 400. Let's see if it performs as well as it looks.

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Slidamat Platinum R

In the world of mouse mats, no matter what the specifications given, it's all down to the materials used that determines the comfort levels, the sensitivity and the functionality of it. Once in a while a new material is used for mouse mats that promises to bring something new to the table. A manufacturer of conveyor belts, TechBelt has now come up with a mat of their own. It's slippery and slidey, it's called the Slidamat; let's check it out.

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Steelseries WoW Mouse

There are plenty of gaming peripheral manufacturers out there: Razer, Logitech, Roccat, Revoltec, Cyber Snipa, NZXT and many more. However, one of them that stood out for a while was Ideazon, for their products and keyboard keysets designed for specific games. Since Steelseries recently bought out the brand, they've now released a WoW mouse to come out in conjunction with their keyboard for the same game. Let's see how well it works in the World of Warcraft, and other titles.

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NZXT Avatar

Recently we've seen a tumult of companies branching into the gaming mouse market, and so far they've all been relatively impressive. This time around, NZXT, popular maker of gaming cases, have made their own version of a gamer mouse. Called the Avatar, it's got DPI switching buttons, LED indicator lights and teflon feet. All standard in a high end mouse, but how does the whole package stand up to the one's we've previously reviewed? Let's find out.

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Nova Overslide

Nova recently impressed us with their Slider X mouse, though it had it's few annoyances. Now the company has been kind enough to send us the accompanying mouse mat, designed specifically to improve the Slider X while working well with others too. Containing "Ceramic Micro Balls" and a flip tone surface, will it impress as much as the Slider did? Let's see.

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Nova Slider X600

Recently we were fortunate enough to get a look at a new company on the gaming peripheral scene, Roccat with their Kone mouse. Today we have another, this one from Nova and it's called their X600. It's got an interesting design, and eye catching packaging, but can it perform?

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Genius Luxemate 525

Whilst in a game, aside from the ability to accurately shoot your opponent in the face, the ability to move is fairly high on your list of things to do. Most people will have a keyboard to do this with the usual WASD configuration of walking about. However many companies are now bringing out little innovations to make this easier: Circular keyboards with all the buttons you need for gaming on, highlighting the commonly used buttons on your keyboard with back lighting or are combining the two and adding a little gaming keyboard to the side of our normal one. The last of these options is what Genius have done with there latest professional keyboard, the Luxemate 525 Star Cruiser. But with a compromise between a normal keyboard and a gaming one can it be any good?

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Genius Ergo 555

Most performance mice, which gamers tend to use, are normally manufactured by one of two companies: Logitech or Razer. Both these companies are widely known in the gaming industry. However, many more manufacturers, such as Genius, are making their show in the performance gaming mouse market. The contender we have for review today is the Genius Ergo 555 Laser, a ‘Professional laser gaming mouse with OLED graphics effect’. Let’s see how it performs.

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Nova Master

As we’ve seen with many reviews of mouse pads they can be an important part of a gamers arsenal of ultimate ownage. Nova have been making high quality gaming surfaces for over 15 years by now they should have gotten good at it. Their latest series of mouse pads has been much revered by gamers around the world so lets see how the biggest, therefore best - because of course size is what's most important - pad in this series fairs under a normal gamer’s scrutiny.

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