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Posts tagged “Keyboards”

Corsair’s new K95 XT keyboard has built-in Elgato Stream Deck controls

Ever since the streaming bods over at Elgato were subsumed into Corsair's giant PC peripherals basket back in 2018, I've been waiting for the inevitable mash-up moment where both companies collide in a single bit of hardware. Finally, that time has arrived, as Corsair unveiled a new version of their top-end K95 Platinum keyboard at CES earlier this week that has built-in support for Elgato's…

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Feature: More LEDs and PC peripherals than you can shake a snake at

Inside Razer’s new London store

Razer opened a brand-new hardware store in London over the weekend, making it the first dedicated Razer shop in the whole of Europe. Over 2000 snakey PC peripheral enthusiasts gathered for the grand opening on Charing Cross Road on Saturday, but I managed to sneak in on Friday to get an early tour of the place before all the hordes arrived. Spoiler alert: there's quite…

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Feature: How to build a great 1080p gaming PC without breaking the bank

The RPS Rig: Everything you need to play games for less than £1000

If you've ever wanted to build a PC but don't know what you should buy or which of our many bestest best components to put inside it, then help is at hand. Introducing The RPS Rig - our recommended PC build that covers everything you need to sit down and start playing your favourite PC games for less than £1000. It's the complete package, including…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: All the best PC gaming deals

Righto folks, it's time for one last hurrah in the old Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals department. The whole cyber deals weekend may be drawing to a close here in the UK, but there are still a good few daylight hours of deals left for our friends in the US, so for those of you still searching for that must-have Cyber Monday PC gaming…

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Black Friday gaming mouse and keyboard deals: All the best gaming deals

The Black Friday mouse and keyboard deals just keep on coming, so it's time for another - you guessed it - updated Black Friday deals round-up. If you're looking to get one of our best gaming mouse or best gaming keyboard champions for as little money as possible, this dear readers is definitely the Black Friday deals compendium for you. There are currently loads of…

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Feature: Duck duck goose

The Ducky One 2 isn’t perfect, but it’s still one of the best keyboards I’ve ever used

I'm just going to come out and say it. The Ducky One 2 is probably one of the [block id="604483" title="Best gaming keyboard"]s I've ever used. It's available in a range of sizes and numerous different key cap colours, including a tenkeyless version, a 65% model and the even dinkier Ducky One 2 Mini, but it's the full-sized RGB model I've had on my desk…

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Razer resurrect their classic RGB mouse mat (along with some spoooky deals)

Razer have brought their original FireFly RGB mouse mat back from the dead today, making it brighter and thinner than ever before. Indeed, Razer say the FireFly V2 is now the brightest RGB mouse mat in their entire line-up of rainbow-trimmed surfaces, thanks in no small part to its 19 lighting zones. The £50 / $50 hard mat also has a built-in cable catch to…

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Feature: I do love a good wrist rest

XPG’s first Cherry MX keyboard is a comfy beaut

Adata's XPG line may be better known for its RAM and SSDs, but their first Cherry MX gaming keyboard sure knows how to make a good first impression. Not only does it have a wonderfully tactile volume wheel in the top right corner, but it also comes with a plush, detachable wrist rest that snaps onto the lower edge of the keyboard thanks to some…

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Feature: The key question

Best gaming keyboard 2019: Top mechanical and membrane picks

With so many great keyboards to pick from these days, finding the best gaming keyboard for you and your budget can be tricky. First, you've got to figure out whether you'd rather save some money and get a cheap membrane-based one, or maybe splash out a bit and get a mechanical one instead. However, even if you do decide to go down the mechanical keyboard…

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Feature: The holy grail of wireless gaming keyboards

Logitech G915 Lightspeed review: Wireless keyboard perfection

Spending over a hundred quid on a keyboard is a big ask at the best of times, which is partly why half the entries currently populating my [block id="604483" title="Best gaming keyboard"] list all come in well below that. Over two hundred quid, though? That's positively extortionate. But man alive does the £210 / $250 Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless make an incredibly strong case for…

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Feature: Or is it a beech to use?

Will you pine for this wooden mechanical keyboard?

Most gaming keyboards that clack their way onto my desk usually fall into one of two categories. They're either great big hulking plastic things, or they're equally large slabs of hard-edged metal. They do not make my fingers smell like a forest, nor do they double up as handy, alpine air fresheners. In these respects, Unick Invent's new, ultra-compact Woo-dy keyboard is entirely unique.

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HP Omen’s ear-cooling gaming headset returns as the even more brilliantly named Mindframe Prime

By far one of the best hardware announcements to come out of last year's Gamescom was HP's ear-cooling Omen Mindframe headset. The name was just pure, unbridled brilliance, and its chilly, sweat-blasting thermoelectric ear cups were novel and worked surprisingly well in practice, even if its suspension-style headband didn't quite hold up comfort-wise once I got one in for review. Now, the Mindframe is back…

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Feature: Core strength

HyperX Alloy Core RGB review: A great entry-level membrane gaming keyboard

When it comes to finding the world's [block id="604483" title="Best gaming keyboard"], the age-old wisdom of the internet hivemind will often say, 'Mechanical or bust, mate.' Heeding such advice, however, would be to ignore the many great (and not to mention considerably cheaper) membrane gaming keyboards out there at the moment, such as our current best membrane champ, the Razer Cynosa Chroma, and today's test…

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We need to talk about Rage 2’s keyboard controls

Rage 2 is very almost here on PC, but for a game half-developed by Doom maestros id Software, there is something really quite rotten about the state of Rage 2's default keyboard controls. For as well as having an arsenal of mildly ridiculous guns at your disposal, you also have various special abilities to help you in the heat of battle, such as the sonic…

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Feature: A tough act to beat

Asus TUF Gaming K5 review: All hail the mech-brane

You've heard of membrane keyboards. You've heard of mechanical keyboards. You've probably even heard some keyboards described as 'membranical', which (aside from being a crime against the English language) are the kind of hybrid gaming keyboards you might consider buying if you're unsure whether to go full CLACK with a proper mechanical one. The Asus TUF Gaming K5 falls into this latter category, although Asus…

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Feature: The speed of mechanical combined with the sound of membrane

Fujitsu Realforce R2 review: Capacitive gaming keys have arrived (sort of)

Fujitsu probably isn't the first name you think of when it comes to gaming peripherals. Heck, you've probably only heard of them if you're a srs bsns type working at a very corporate tech company, and even then that might be stretching it a bit. But the reason I'm nattering on about Fujitsu today is because they recently helped keyboard switch maker Topre bring their…

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Feature: So very, very convenient

Roccat Sova review: The ultimate lapboard

There are many things I like about working from home, but having to play games in my office at the weekend because that's where my gaming PC lives isn't one of them. Instead, I want to be downstairs playing games in our living room, where I've got easy access to the kettle / biscuit tin and can actually spend some time with my husband and…

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Razer’s new budget Essential series are all still kinda expensive

Razer have announced a new budget-conscious series of 'Essential' peripherals today in the hope of bringing their popular Basilisk, Kraken and Blackwidow ranges of gaming mice, keyboards and headsets to even more people enamoured with mythological creature names than ever before - although judging by their actual prices, you'd be forgiven for thinking they're just as expensive as everything else.

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Feature: Bloody awful

Bloody Gaming B390 review: Oh dear…

A third tenkeyless gaming keyboard in a week? Well, I never. This time, it's Bloody Gaming's B930, which uses optical RGB switches not unlike the Razer Huntsman for even nippier keystrokes and reduced latency. Unfortunately, Razer's Huntsman could probably scoff the B930 down in a single gulp, for this is definitely not [block id="604483" title="Best gaming keyboard"] material.

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Feature: Lapping it up

Corsair K83 Wireless review: Your new lapboard replacement?

Wireless gaming keyboards can be great for decluttering your desk, and to a certain extent even a passable tool for playing games in the living room - provided you don't mind balancing a hard mouse mat on your knee, that is. There are, of course, also full-blown lapboards for those of us who'd rather kick back on the sofa than sit up at our desks…

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