Peripherals

In some unexpected news today, HP and HyperX (formerly a division of Kingston) have jointly released a statement that HP is to acquire HyperX gaming peripherals portfolio, and the brand, for $425 million USD. Kingston retains the DRAM, Flash, and SSD products (those that are branded HyperX will probably be renamed). Perhaps it is indicative that Kingston wants to remain focused on the memory and storage markets, and divest away from a variable commodity market, while at the same time HP is looking to boost its presence in the space alongside its HP OMEN branding. Pending regulatory review, the deal is expected to go close in Q2 2021, with the acquisition accretive on a non-GAAP to HP in the first full year. The HyperX peripheral...

The Redragon Devarajas K556 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review: Jack Of Most Trades

Today we are having a close look at the Devarajas K556 RGB gaming keyboard from Redragon, a Chinese manufacturer of gaming peripherals. The company boasts excellent quality, performance, RGB...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/4/2021

Plugable Updates USB-C 7-in-1 Hub with Ethernet and 4Kp60 Display Support

A major issue faced by owners of notebooks and compact SFF PCs such as the NUCs is the paucity of USB ports or even the absence of often-needed functionality...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/12/2021

The Corsair Gaming K100 RGB Keyboard Review: Optical-Mechanical Masterpiece

In today's review, we are taking a look at the successor of the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum, the K100 RGB. The new flagship of Corsair’s gaming keyboards is visually...

81 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/19/2020

SteelSeries Acquires A-Volute, Company Behind Nahimic Audio Software

Danish peripherals and gaming headset manufacturer SteelSeries has announced its acquisition of A-Volute, the independent developer of the Nahimic audio software. The Danish manufacturer is looking to take full...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/7/2020

Plugable Launches Low-Cost 2.5 GbE USB Dongle: $30 for a Limited Time

Plugable this week has become the latest peripheral manufacturer to start producing 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet dongles, with the release of their own adapter. Designed to add support for faster...

32 by Anton Shilov on 3/26/2020

Samsung Reveals All-in-One Power Management ICs for Wireless Earbuds

Samsung has formally announced two new all-in-one power management integrated circuits (PMIC) developed specifically for "True Wireless Stereo" (TWS) devices (a.k.a. earbuds). The highly integrated PMICs are being touted...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/24/2020

Logitech’s Combo Touch Keyboards, with Trackpad, for the 10.5-Inch iPad, Air and Pro

With Apple’s iPadOS 13.4 bringing trackpad support to the operating system, it was just a matter of time before third-party accessory manufacturers created new keyboards with a touchpad. Logitech...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2020

Logitech Reveals Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock

Nowadays many people use more than one mobile device that needs charging, but charging them using separate chargers is sometimes inconvenient since they use too many wires or power...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2020

The Ultimate Hacking Keyboard Review: A Truly Unique, Truly Expensive Keyboard for Pros

Today we are having a look at the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, the most overconfident and expensive mechanical keyboard that has ever found its way into our labs. Developed with...

68 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/12/2020

Cypress Announces USB 3.2 & USB4-Ready Controllers: EZ-PD CCG6DF & CCG6SF

Cypress has unveiled a pair of upcoming USB Type-C controllers for next-generation desktops and laptops. The new EZ-PD CCG6DF and EZ-PD CCG6SF controllers are single-chip solutions that support USB...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/3/2020

MinibeaMitsumi Launches IP68-Rated USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 Connector

MinibeaMitsumi has unveiled the industry’s first dustproof and waterproof USB Type-C connector that is certified for Thunderbolt 3 speeds. The connector can be used for a variety of applications...

21 by Anton Shilov on 2/10/2020

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Keyboard, For Gamers and Streamers

With Corsair acquiring new brands at a steady pace, including Origin PC, Elgato, and more recently, Scuf, the future looks bright for Corsair's gaming division. A major part of...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/16/2020

MSI Shows Off New White Creator Peripherals Range

During CES 2020 at the MSI booth, the company unveiled its latest range of peripherals for professionals. The MSI CK40 keyboard, the CM30 mouse, and CH40 wireless earbuds are...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/15/2020

The Velocifire VM02WS Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review: Scratching the Itch For the Office Niche

Following our earlier look at the premium Corsair’s K63 Wireless keyboard, it is only reasonable to check what's available at the other end of the spectrum – especially since...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/15/2020

Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance to Develop Connectivity Standard for Smart Home

Smart home devices have been around for many years, but have never become very widespread to a large degree. One of the reasons for this is likely the incompatibility...

42 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Kensington’s SD5500T TB3/USB-C Hybrid Docking Station: Titan Ridge Inside

Kensington has introduced its new Thunderbolt 3 dock that is guaranteed to work with all USB Type-C hosts. The SD5500T docking station has nine popular ports, which woukd be...

21 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Corsair to Acquire SCUF Gaming

Corsair this week has announced that it will take over SCUF Gaming, a manufacturer of advanced gaming controllers for PCs and consoles. By acquiring SCUF, Corsair not only expands...

13 by Anton Shilov on 12/17/2019

Cosemi Launches 100-Meter USB 3.1 Gen 2 Optical Cables

Cosemi has introduced new USB 3.1 Gen 2 active optical cables, which support full speed USB connections at distances of up to 100 meters. The cables are designed primarily...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2019

Cherry’s Secure Board 1.0 Encrypts Every Keystroke & Has Smart Card Reader

Security is one of the primary concerns for many organizations these days, so makers of hardware and software have been responding in-kind with new security features baked into their...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/3/2019

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