Following on from the limited edition of the Razer Deathadder comes the Razer Black Widow Ultimate featuring a Dragon Age II theme. Like the Deathadder, this version of the Black Widow Ultimate keeps the standard features of Razer’s flagship gaming keyboard while adding a little extra visual flair. A scattering of red blood splatters and some nasty looking Darkspawn liven up the plain black of the Black Widow’s case, while red backlighting finishes off the look. To my eye it looks great! The Black Widow is Razer’s only keyboard to feature mechanical keys, which improve the tactile feeling of each key press and gives even faster response times thanks to a shortened movement. Being a gaming keyboard there are also additional gaming keys and just about every key is programmable, with memory profiles available to increase the flexibility of the keyboard even further. Then there’s that backlighting, which features five levels of brightness. The Dragon Age II Razer Black Widow is available any time now at a price of $139. Don’t forget that there’s also Dragon Age II versions of the Deathadder mouse and Goliathus mouse mat to play with. [Show as slideshow] See larger image Axpertec Inc Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Dragon Age Ii (Rz03 00381400 R3M1) New From: 0 Out of...Read More
I have to admit to being a little excited about the impending release of Dragon Age II. I played the previous game through a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it, and despite what the naysayers are claiming I think the sequel looks to be an improvement on the original in many respects. Now depending on how you feel about product placement, the news of Razer’s new lineup of Dragon Age II branded kit will either make you more excited about the game or make you spit anti-capitalist bile at your computer screen. The first of the new range is a Dragon Age II version of the Razer Deathadder gaming mouse. One of my favourite gaming mice, this re-badged Deathadder features all of the best bits of the standard model, including the 3500 dpi infrared sensor, 1000Hz polling rate, 5 programmable buttons and on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment. The only change is to the case, which now boasts a rather fetching red dragon design and matching red backlighting on the wheel. Razer DeathAdder - Dragon Age II (RZ01-00152500-R3M1) List Price: $69.99 Current Price: $69.99 Price Disclaimer Will it help you slay Darkspawn any better than the standard model? No, but it does look pretty good. Expect to pay around $69 when the Dragon Age II Razer Deathadder hits the stores in April. If you want to complete the set there’s also a...Read More
Roccat have gone for a split personality with their latest gaming mousepad, the Roccat Alumic. The Roccat Alumic features two different surface materials designed to cater for both low and high-sense gamers, with each side featuring a different design. Depending on what you want from your mouse you simply flip the alumic over and align it up with the detachable, gel-filled wrist rest. One side is designed for low-sensitivity gamers, with a smooth surface to enhance gliding performance for fast, sweeping mouse movements. On the other side is a granular surface that improves tracking, making it ideal for gamers who like their mouse setup with high levels of sensitivity. The mouse pad is made from aluminium, making it nice and stable (if not the best thing for mobile gamers) while there are large rubber feet at each corner to improve grip. It measures 331x272mm and is just 3mm thick. Priced at 39 euros, the Roccat Alumic should be available from the end of...Read More
Choosing the best gaming mouse isn’t easy these days! There are loads of mice to choose from, made by various manufacturers and sporting loads of different features. The problem is that a mouse that’s great for one person isn’t necessarily that good for another. So which should you choose? Take A Deep Breath The first thing to do is work out what you want the mouse for. Do you prefer FPS, RPG or RTS games? If the answer is first-person shooters (FPS) then you’ve got the hardest choice to make as you’ll need to work out what sort of player you are (see the section below about DPI). If you prefer strategy, RPG or MMO games then the choice is slightly easier, as you should be looking for a mouse with a large number of programmable buttons and a DPI that suits your playing style. For example, the Roccat Kone and Logitech G500 are good mice if you want lots of programmable buttons. Both have ten buttons and most are programmable with macros. Even better for RPG players is the new Razer Naga mouse that features seventeen programmable buttons, although the number pad layout on the side takes a little getting used to. Laser versus Optical The heart of a mouse is its sensor, of which there are three basic types – laser, optical and infrared. The laser sensor...Read More
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