RGB backlighting – where keys can be lit up in millions of different colours instead of just one – is the latest craze in mechanical keyboards. Corsair announced their exclusive Cherry MX RGB keyboards last year, and Razer was quick to copy the move with its own Kailh RGB keyboards under the Chroma brand. Now, Tesoro are introducing their own RGB keyboard using Kailh switches: the Excalibur RGB.
The original Excalibur proved to be dependable if unremarkable when we reviewed it, but adopting RGB makes it a lot more desirable. In this review, we’ll see how the Excalibur RGB compares to its predecessor and other RGB keyboards on the market.
Corsair impressed with their first mechanical keyboards, the Vengeance K60 and K90, thanks to a beautiful brushed aluminium design, useful palm rests and well designed media keys. Now, Corsair are back with a new generation of mechanical keyboards, and Ebuyer have sent me one to review: the Vengeance K70.
This new keyboard sits between the K60 and K90, offering a full layout of mechanical Cherry MX red switches, new black and gunmetal finishes and a full-size palm rest. Today, we’ll be seeing how the new keyboard compares, both to its predecessors and to other mechanical gaming keyboards on the market. Let’s begin!
Today we’re looking at a gaming mouse with a high-powered sensor, a weird name and an even more unusual shape: the Tesoro Gandiva. This laser mouse boasts an 8200 DPI sensor, the Avago ADNS-9800, and eight programmable buttons. It’s an impressive total, but much of a difference do they make? Let’s take a look.
The Cougar 700K is a premium aluminium mechanical keyboard, with flashy orange backlighting, a long list of features and even an international design award. We were impressed by the Cougar 700M mouse, so will its keyboard counterpart receive the same high grade? Find out in our full review.
Earlier this year we took a look at the Tesoro Lobera mechanical gaming keyboard, which impressed us with its strong build quality, gaming features and multi-colour backlighting. Today, we’re looking at a simpler alternative named after another famous sword: the Excalibur. This less expensive keyboard uses the same Kailh mechanical switches, but dispenses with the unusual shape and multiple backlighting colours of the Lobera. The Excalibur looks promising, but how does it measure up?
Today I’m looking at one of the most gorgeous gaming mice I’ve ever seen: the Cougar 700M. The brand is new to me, so I’m keen to see whether this adjustable gaming mouse makes good on its favourable first impression.Specifications
Cougar provide a comprehensive list of specifications, so I’ll reproduce it here. Of note is the high DPI laser sensor (8200), aluminium construction, 8 programmable buttons and on-board processor / memory.Product name COUGAR 700M gaming mouseSensor ADNS-9800Laser gaming sensorResolution 8200 DPIProcessor 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0Game type FPS / MMORPG /MOBA / RTSPolling rate 1000Hz / [...]