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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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HyperX Alloy Core RGB keyboard goes for stylish affordability
— 2:09 PM on October 15, 2018

We usually talk up heavy-duty keyboards with metal chassis that are probably heavy and durable enough to use as an impromptu murder weapon. Not every...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Cooler Master's MP860 dual-surface RGB LED mouse pad reviewed
— 11:30 AM on October 15, 2018

Cooler Master's MP860 mouse pad jazzes things up with two separate mousing surfaces and a ring of RGB LED zones around its perimeter. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part two
— 11:47 AM on October 10, 2018

Last week, I officially introduced you to my project to build a custom input device for my daughter Ellie that she could use with the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte puts its Z390 Aorus range on full display
— 11:18 AM on October 8, 2018

Gigabyte is cooking up a whole batch of Z390 motherboards in its Aorus, Gaming, UD, and Designare ranges. Right now, we're going to take a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $289 and more
— 10:44 AM on October 4, 2018

By Crom's rocks, it's hot out there. The south of Europe and the Iberian peninsula in particular are sort-of-enjoying a second summer. That's not entirely desirable,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad reviewed
— 9:51 AM on October 1, 2018

SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad takes the best of the two major console controllers on the market today and blends them together to create a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Intel acknowledges "pressure" on its 14-nm production capacity
— 11:10 AM on September 28, 2018

Lately, rumors have been swirling that Intel is facing the potentially enviable prospect of more demand for its products than it can supply. This morning,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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Roccat's Sova lapboard and Leadr wireless gaming mouse reviewed
— 9:00 AM on September 27, 2018

Roccat's Sova gaming lapboard integrates a 75%-layout keyboard into a compact couch-gaming control center that offers a generous mousing surface for wired and wireless mice...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Have it your way with Cooler Master's two-faced MP860 mouse pad
— 4:33 PM on September 25, 2018

A mousepad isn't often an item that requires all that much thought for the average user. Some folks, like myself, are more particular and prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Logitech K600 TV Keyboard takes the pain out of smart-TV control
— 1:42 PM on September 18, 2018

Ah, the old days when smart TVs were nascent, and everyone and their dog was not-so-happily enjoying having to type out website addresses and cat...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Tuesday deals: a Crucial MX500 1-TB SSD for $151 and more
— 11:16 AM on September 18, 2018

Hi there, folks! We're pretty darn sure than more than a handful of you are counting pennies, waiting to see if Nvidia's GeForce RTX...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Gaming

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Cooler Master's MasterMouse MM531 reviewed
— 9:13 AM on September 18, 2018

Cooler Master's MasterMouse MM531 starts off right with seven buttons and a proven gaming-grade sensor. Modern peripherals need good software, as well, though. We dig...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cooler Master's CK552 mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 10:10 AM on September 12, 2018

Cooler Master's CK552 mechanical gaming keyboard relies on Gateron switches and a fat-free design to offer the quality and feel of mechanical key switches without...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Unboxing and experimenting with Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller
— 1:16 PM on September 11, 2018

As promised last week, I took some time to record the process of taking my recently delivered Xbox Adaptive Controller out of its packaging—otherwise...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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HyperX outfits its Alloy FPS RGB keyboard with all of the lights
— 10:00 AM on September 10, 2018

We deemed HyperX's Alloy FPS keyboard worthy of a TR Recommended award when we reviewed it thanks to its solid steel frame and fat-free...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller and accessories
— 9:01 AM on September 7, 2018

When Microsoft announced its Xbox Adaptive Controller late this spring, I was not only impressed, but genuinely excited. As some of you know, my oldest daughter...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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