Peripherals

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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Roccat Sense

Gaming peripherals are something that not many hardware enthusiasts spend much time on; as the title suggests, it's more of a gamer thing. However, many underestimate what effect a simple mouse or keyboard upgrade can have on their PC usage in terms of comfort and features. The peripheral overlooked most of al however, is the mouse mat. From it's humble beginnings as a poorly held-in-place piece of foam, gaming mouse mats were born and today, I'm testing one that's been causing a stir with it's flashy looks; bring on, the Roccat Sense: Adrenalin Blue.

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Cyber Snipa Stinger

While most of the gaming peripheral world is dominated by the big names like Razer and Logitech, there is a growing number of smaller companies that are bringing their own range of gaming products to the table. Cyber Snipa is one such name, and today I'll be testing their Stinger mouse. With adjustable DPI and weights, how will it fair against it's competitors? Let's see.

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Evo-G MP1

With so many different types of PC related products available, it's not surprising that many manufacturers go a little unnoticed in certain circles. That's why being a reviewer is interesting, as we get the latest and greatest from the big boys, and we also get to check out products from companies we've never heard of before. EvoG fall into this category for me, and they've been kind enough to send over their new MP1 mouse mat. It's a cloth based pad with a plastic surface that should provide speedy gameplay; hopefully without a cost to accuracy. Let's find out.

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser

We’ve seen high-end mice for a while now, with most gamers either opting for a Razer or Logitech branded mouse to do their fragging. SteelSeries have recently added a third vendor to the list with their Ikari Laser mouse, which I have here ready to be put through its paces.Featuring the usual on-the-fly sensitivity and multiple buttons, it’ll have to shine to beat away the already well know competition.

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Speedlink Styx

There are two key gaming mice manufactures that have been doing just that for years, Razer and Logitech. However, these high-spec mice come at a cost, and are often over the top for the average gamer, who wants accuracy and comfort, but still some money left in the bank.So today I have Speedlink’s Styx which features a laser diode to pick up your movements, and spitting out 2200 DPI accuracy. Let’s see how it performs.

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