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Written by Dave Bagnall on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Strike Battle, solid and portable.

Strike Battle offers the best selection of cherry mx keyswitches, a short-body and an ergonomic design to ensure a comfortable use. Its high quality aluminum layout gives you the best materials and performance to improve your gaming skills. It also features a minimalist design and a compact style that makes it perfect for competitive use, travelling gamers or anyone who needs more work space on their desk. Take it to the battlefield.

Strong and Durable

Strike battle was assembled with durable high quality materials. Thanks to its strong aluminum top case and its 50.000.000 keystrokes lifecycle, you will enjoy a long lasting and resistant keyboard, a weapon built for battle.

Adjustable back lighting

Strike Battle includes red LED backlight keys, offering a full-on gaming environment that will enhance your experience. Create your own unique settings with 6 backlit options: OFF / breathing / 10% / 30% / 70% / 100%

Tenkeyless Compact Keyboard

Strike Battle`s compact size and ergonomic design is perfect for travelling and saving space in your workstation.

30 Macros within 5 profiles, 64 KB.

Built with 5 profiles, the configuration of commands to save different skills goes up to 30 programmable macros. These profiles also ensure different configurations depending on which type of game you are playing: MOBA, FPS, or MMO. The 64 KB of on board memory allows to systematize all the different movements of each specific player, making it easier to adapt to any kind of style. Strike Battle is programmed to suit every game and gamer.

G-MODE Function

The Game Mode option will allow you to disable the windows key when you are in the middle of the action. Thanks to the G-Mode function you will not be disturbed while gaming, leaving no space for errors within the game.

Easy access media keysn

Whether it’s audio or video you can instantly control volume, mute and other multimedia functions. The quick access function built in the keyboard allows a total control on any adjustments that might happen while gaming, offering you maximum comfort and usability.

Key Switches for Every Gamer

Pick the key switches that suit you from the four most popular MX CHERRY switch colors – black, red, blue and brown.

What is the best Cherry for a mechanical keyboard ?: Red? Blue? Brown? Black?  It really depends on every gamer, on every use. Strike Battle is available in the four most requested Cherry colors by pro gamers seeking speed and accuracy, an innate characteristics in the new Ozone Strike Battle. You can also configure the response time between the keyboard and the computer from 1ms to 16ms. Strike Battle: Fast, accurate and solid.

TECH SPECS

  • Keyboard:STRIKE BATTLE 87 Keys Mechanical Keyboard
  • Size:H: 34.59±1mm x L: 351.00±1 mm x W: 123.00±1mm
  • Cable Length:1.5m Braided Cable
  • Top Case:Aluminum
  • Voltage:4.75V±10%
  • Memory:64KB on board memory
  • Nkey Rollover:All keys with Nkey Rollover (anti-ghost)
  • Gaming Mode:Deactivation of Win Key / “AWSD” & “Arrow Keys” function swappable/ Macro Function through Software
  • Compatible:IBM PC, (Win8.1 To be confirmed) Win8, Win7, WinNT, Win2003, Win XP or Win Vista
  • Weight:685 G
  • Keycaps/ Bottom Case:ABS 94HB
  • Feet:ABS+TPR
  • Power Consumption:≤ 250 mA
  • Connector:USB
  • Working Mode:Normal PC Mode/ Gaming Mode
  • Unique environment created by RED LEDs with 6 backlit options: OFF / breathing / 10% / 30% / 70% / 100%
  • Instantly adjust Polling Rate: 125 Hz – 250 Hz – 500 Hz -1000 Hz.
  • Adjust Keys effective time in 7 speed transmissions: 1ms – 2ms – 4ms – 8ms – 12ms – 14ms – 16ms.

 

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Written by Dave Bagnall on Monday, September 21st, 2015

With traditional memory design the memory signals are often distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.

An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory speed and stability setting.

  • Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-3600+(OC) Memory
  • DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
  • USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
  • Twin Turbo M.2 64Gb/s + Turbo U.2 ready + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C + Type-A combo + SATA 6Gb/s
  • GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Killer™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
  • Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Nahimic Audio Enhancer: Immersive sound quality that pushes the limits of reality
  • Game Boost: This one goes up to eleven; 11 levels of easy overclocking
  • GAMING Hotkey: Assign macros, launch your favorite games or do real-time overclocking using a single button
  • Designed for overclocking: with OC Essentials and OC Engine 2
  • XSplit Gamecaster v2: 1 year free premium license to show off your skills and achievements to the world
  • SteelSeries Certified: Optimized for SteelSeries gaming gear
  • Military Class 5: The latest evolution in high quality components featuring the brand new Titanium Chokes
  • MULTI-GPU with Steel Armor: Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
  • Click BIOS 5: Award-winning brand new Click BIOS 5 with high resolution scalable font
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience

 

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ROCCAT’s ambitious MMO-hybrid gaming mouse is here. With its completely hot-swappable side button grid, the ROCCAT Nyth represents a new standard in gaming gear customization. The Nyth adapts to the individual preferences of every gamer, regardless of genre. With loads of out-of-box configurations, the Nyth is a modular marvel with unlimited combinations tailored to gamer specificity. In its out of the box configuration the Nyth offers 36.738 different combinations using 33 buttons, plus side-grips “We’ve loved cracking the challenge of the Nyth,” says René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT Studios. “Making a mouse so deeply customizable was a great test for our creative and design teams. What we ended up with was not only a one of a kind MMO-centric piece of gaming equipment, but a mouse that is a chameleon. Turn it into a MOBA mouse, an FPS weapon, and more; any gaming configuration for any genre you can think of. That’s what the Nyth brings to the table.”

Nyth provides massive out-of-box customization options for the average gamer, to the competitive pro. However, ROCCAT wanted to create even more extendibility, and this is where 3D printing came into play. Soon after Gamescom ’15, ROCCAT will launch an online 3D printing library with enormous button theme variety, tons of ergonomic options and additional special parts to individualize your Nyth. The “Build your victory,” philosophy behind Nyth is baked into the core of this amazing gaming mouse, where every individual gets to decide exactly how they want to give themselves the perfect edge. Says René,” Each Nyth is like a fingerprint. No two will be exactly alike; every gamer will have their own unique, custom gaming tool to play with.”

With the Nyth, ROCCAT launches Swarm, their new unified driver software. One software suite for all products, a new multi-language UI and a mobile companion app makes Swarm today’s most sophisticated driver, further defining ROCCAT’s future ready philosophy.

 

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The Razer Tartarus Chroma gaming keypad comes with 25 anti-ghosted, fully programmable keys, including an 8-way thumb-pad for complete control and manoeuvrability.

Now with Chroma customizable lighting, the latest version of this gaming keypad has access to the full spectrum of 16.8 million colour options.

As a gaming keypad, the Razer Tartarus Chroma provides a comfortable and efficient alternative to keyboards for PC gaming, especially real-time strategy MMOs and other key-intensive games where left- and right-hand independence is useful.

The Razer Tartarus Chroma offers infinite commands with its 25 fully programmable keys allowing users to bind all their preferred skills, macros and hotkeys for a personalized gaming experience. The precise 8-way directional thumb-pad can also act as modifier keys.

The Razer Tartarus Chroma features advanced ergonomics with its adjustable wrist-rest that can be angled to maximize comfort.

Now featuring Chroma lighting with 16.8 million colour options, the keypad opens up a world of practically limitless personalization possibilities and preloaded lighting effects, all easily programmed through Razer Synapse.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today unveiled the Samsung Portable SSD T1, a stylish, external portable solid state drive (SSD) that represents a new standard of storage for today’s digital life. Designed for speed and security without sacrificing style, the Portable SSD T1 is ideal for business travelers, creative professionals and content creators with a need for secure local storage they can take on-the-go and use to quickly transfer large amounts of data. Available in 250 gigabyte (GB), 500GB and 1 terabyte (TB) storage capacities, the Portable SSD T1 will launch globally in 15 countries across the United States, European and Asian markets later this month.

Powered by Samsung’s proprietary 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the Portable SSD T1 is a high-performance memory storage device recently chosen as an honoree for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Awards. The new drive will be on display at the 2015 CES from January 6-9 at Samsung’s booth, 11906, located in the Central Hall.

“The Portable SSD T1 allows users to store their entire digital portfolio locally in one place, take it with them anywhere and have blazing fast access to their data, all without worrying about reliability or security,” said Unsoo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our digital lives demand storage that surpasses the limits of existing options, which require consumers to compromise, when it comes to mobility, capacity, security or performance. The Portable SSD T1 overcomes the drawbacks of alternative options on every major pain point, making it the next external storage device of choice.”

Built for Speed

Built with the same award-winning technology as Samsung’s internal SSDs, the Portable SSD T1 saves users precious time with extremely fast read/write speeds, enabling users to plug in and quickly grab their work to present to prospective clients or partners. In fact, the drive has sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s) with a USB 3.0 super speed interface and random read/write speeds of up to 8,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) and 21,000 IOPS respectively. The write speed is responsive and fast like an internal SSD and up to 100 times faster than an external hard disk drive (HDD). Depending on the file size, the Portable SSD T1 has a data transfer speed four times faster than an external HDD. It takes only eight seconds to transfer a 3GB movie file and 27 seconds for a 10GB movie file compared to an external HDD which takes 26 seconds and 85 seconds, respectively.

Secure, Durable Local Storage

With its intuitive user interface, the Samsung Portable SSD T1 is easy to set up and protect, so professionals can be assured that their original work will not fall into the wrong hands or get lost due to design, durability or reliability concerns. With just one user-set password, the drive is safe from unwanted access thanks to AES 256-bit hardware encryption. Unlike an external HDD, the Portable SSD T1 has no moving parts, so it can withstand bumps and drops and users do not need to worry about the wear and tear on moving parts that can result in lost or corrupted data. It is shock resistant up to 1500G/0.5ms and features Dynamic Thermal Guard, which will activate in extreme temperature conditions to protect the drive and any stored data – so users can rest easy knowing the drive can withstand even the toughest elements.

Stylishly Designed for Maximum Portability

The Portable SSD T1 has a slim and compact design that makes it easy to take anywhere. Smaller than an average business card and weighing about 1 ounce, it features premium aesthetics such as black chrome metal coating and laser patterning, making it the sleek, fashionable choice for sophisticated and stylish users.

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 works effortlessly with both Windows and Mac PCs using the exFAT file system, eliminating the hassle of having to reformat for every type of computer. Each unit of the Portable SSD T1 comes with a three-year limited warranty, and is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB

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