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Peripherals

  • Logitech G502 Proteus Core review: heads and tails above the rest

    It's really difficult telling gaming mice apart nowadays. All feature highly adjustable DPI or sensitivity settings. All are somewhat colourful and snazzy with splashes of style littering their compact bodies. All mostly arrive with adjustable software packages, allowing the user to adjust the mouse according to games installed or personal preferences. With that said, how the hell do we tell the difference? Believe it or not, but in a world of copy-cat devices it's probably easier than any other field to spot differences. Logitech's G502 Proteus Core continues the German company's Titan naming system but also its legendary build quality. Taking a...

  • Razer Mamba is the ‘world’s most precise’ gaming mouse [Gallery]

    E3 isn't all about games, you know. There are hardware launches as well that span the length and breadth of the LA Convention Centre. One of the companies showing off its wares was Razer, and it believes that it spawned the world's most advanced gaming mouse, ever. It's called the Razer Mamba and judging by its specs, it's definitely one of the most insane peripherals we've seen in quite some time. There's a 5G 16 000 DPI sensor at the heart of the device, which is "optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions," notes the presser. It's the only scenario...

  • Rumoured Logitech G29 Driving Force wheel spotted in the wild

    Logitech has been launching mice and keyboards aplenty these past few months but fans have been wondering when its next racing wheel will be launched. Thanks to new photographs and certificates of approval, we could be looking at the company's new racing system. Leaked by MaxConsole, the Logitech G29 Driving Force is the likely replacement for the slightly dated but much loved G27 (pictured above) on PlayStation 4 and, possibly, PC. However, based on the buttons on the wheel, we'd have to say that it looks like an exclusive for-Sony product. In terms of finish as well, it's not the most...

  • LaCie launches new USB Type-C external drive for 12-inch MacBook

    LaCie (Seagate's fancy pants division) is the first company to jump on the USB Type-C external storage bandwagon when it launched its new Porsche Design Mobile Drive to complement the new Apple MacBook. Following the news that Apple's newly launched 12-inch MacBook features just one input/output port in the form of a USB Type-C number, the company has duly obliged, crafting an external drive that will work with the multi-purpose port out of the box. Read more: 6 sleek Apple MacBook features that are making fans go ape LaCie notes that the drive supports the "the user–friendly connector of the future" and...

  • Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse unboxed [Gallery]

    Logitech has been making some really cutting-edge hardware recently, with the likes of the all-conquering G910 Orion Spark gaming keyboard and the G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse. Adding onto the success of these two devices, Logitech launched another contender to the gaming mouse crown called the Logitech G502 Proteus Core. Read more: Logitech G910 Orion Spark review: the best keyboard you’ll ever use Always with the trendy names is Logitech. For starters, the mouse lives up to its changeable name, with a stealthy matte black and shiny plastic design approach. Fit with an oversized thumb rest too for the weary handed, the...

  • Mouse Box is a computer in mouse’s clothing

    Microcomputing is a trend that'll make massive waves in the future. Unlike smartphones, downsizing otherwise large and cumbersome computing devices like laptops and all-in-ones, seems to be the formula for manufacturers trying to hitch onto the next big thing. Now a Polish company has taken this one step further, and probably as far as many would want to go. Introducing Mouse Box. It's a mouse with a computer housed beneath its clickers. Boasting a a 1.4GHz ARM CPU, 128GB flash storage, HDMI out, Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 support, its more impressive than some actual laptops on the market. And it's...

  • COUGAR 700M Black Edition review: best gaming mouse under R1000?

    I'm particularly glad to see COUGAR plying its trade this side of the Atlantic. Although the market is rather saturated with peripheral companies all outdoing each other on seemingly insignificant details, in the end, price and value will always win out on features. The more the merrier too -- you can never quite suggest that competition in the industry is a bad thing. Available to the public since December, the COUGAR 700M gaming mouse is the latest product aimed at enthusiast gamers. And judging by this mouse's exterior, it means business. Sitting below the R1000 (US$80) mark, its affordable, but it...

  • COUGAR 200K budget gaming keyboard launches in South Africa

    After roaming the international wilderness for a good while, the German gaming peripheral company COUGAR has finally brought its 200K budget gaming keyboard to South Africa. For the most part, it's a rather sleek-looking keyboard and looks a good deal more expensive than its fairly modest R377 price tag. Features include COUGAR's scissor switch technology that links the key caps to the business end of the board. The company's claiming that it offers a "quiet and faster" response and sports anti-ghosting of up to 19 keys. As with most gaming peripherals nowadays, the 200K is also backlit with up to seven different...

  • Unboxing the COUGAR 700M Black Edition gaming mouse [Video]

    There are few gaming peripherals that incite more unneeded fanboyism than the mouse. Glowing in an array of colours, with panels, palm rests and weights the gamer can obsessively tinker with, it's probably the most personal part of a gaming rig too. Now COUGAR, a German peripheral company relatively new to the scene, has launched yet another device gamers can argue about. It's called the COUGAR 700M, and it's now available in sunny South Africa. Read more: COUGAR’s PC gaming peripherals coming to South Africa in December Is it something to get excited about? Well, if you're one for numbers you might...

  • Logitech M280 wireless mouse review: the perfect office sidekick

    Like it or not, if you're stuck in an office from nine to five that computer mouse beneath your hand is a rather integral part of your life. Both a seriously depressing and real fact, it means that you should really spend some time deciding what you want and need in a mouse, how comfortable it is and how well it performs. After all, it's about as close a friend you have -- at least that's how I feel about my peripherals anyway. So Logitech's M280, although being a seemingly insignificant release considering their recent gaming peripheral onslaught, is also quite...