The most ridiculously named keyboard of all time
What’s in a name? When it comes to the mechanical keyboard sitting on my desk called the Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma Stealth, there’s a heck of a lot. In fact, I reckon I can tell you everything you need to know about the good ol’ RBWTECS just by unpacking each one of these weighty terms. Let’s give it a go!
Razer is a name that carries a lot of weight in gaming circles, and not always for the right reasons. Despite (or perhaps because of) the company’s popularity, hardcore mechanical keyboard fans turn their noses up at Razer products, [...]
The Drevo Calibur 72, also known as the KeyCool 72, is a compact mechanical keyboard with a couple of interesting features: Bluetooth connectivity and RGB backlighting. The former allows the Calibur to be used with a wide range of devices, from desktops and laptops all the way down to tablets and smartphones, while the latter ensures that the keyboard looks pretty. It’s also quite cheap, costing a little over £50 or $60 as of July 2017. Let’s get into our rapid-fire review.Design
In many respects, the Calibur 72 is a quite ordinary-looking black mechanical keyboard, with its titular seventy-two keys sitting atop a flat chassis with minimal bezels. [...]
NZXT have made their name with a series of bold, sculpted PC cases that go way beyond the standard ‘black metal cuboid’ design. We loved their Phantom and Manta cases when we’ve had them in for reviews, and their latest creation looks exciting too.
It’s the Noctis 450 Special Edition ROG, a custom variant of the Noctis case that was launched last year. The Special Edition comes in a unique Gun Gray colour scheme, and supports Aura Sync RGB lighting. Let’s take a closer look.
Reidea’s KM06 keyboard seems too good to be true: RGB backlighting and a full layout of mechanical switches for £60? Happily, this low-cost gaming keyboard avoids any major pitfalls and delivers on its promise of high-end features at a budget price.
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, [...]
Around the turn of the millennium, my dream was to own one of the cool gaming desktops I’d seen in PC magazines and online. They had powerful, often overclocked components, massive cases with liquid cooling systems, and a dizzying array of red, blue or green LEDs built into every available space. Fifteen years later, and I’ve finally accomplished that dream, thanks to the NZXT Hue+.