Element Gaming Iridium 820 Laser Gaming Mouse

Introduction


Element Gaming is quickly making a name for themselves in the PC market, with a great range of products that have won awards, not just from us here at eTeknix, but from many other sites too! Not only are their products great, they’re also fiercely competitive on price, making them attractive to a wide audience of gamers and those on a tighter budget. Their latest product, the Iridium 820 Laser Gaming mouse, enters the market at just £29.99, but despite its affordable price tag, it still comes pack full of features that will appeal to many PC gamers.

“Our premium mouse the Iridium 820 is the ultimate gaming machine. Precision-engineered to the highest standards and made from the best available materials this mouse is optimised to provide professional grade results for gamers of all levels.”

“With extra features and functions the Iridium 820 sets the standard for all other gaming mice to follow. With dedicated buttons, adjustable DPI and a highly sensitive laser sensor this mouse achieves stunning accuracy and, thanks to the Firepower button, a tremendous rate of fire. And the gold-plated USB ensures a perfect connection with no delay.”

The Iridium 820 offers up an 8200 DPI laser sensor, eight buttons, adjustable weight, adjustable size and much more, giving you more than enough options for those who play a wide variety of games. Of course, specs are one thing, how they all perform together is another, so let’s just right to it and put the 820 through its paces!

Technical specification

  • Firepower key
  • DPI 8200
  • Gold plated USB connector
  • Sensitive laser sensor
  • Connection: Wired USB
  • Resolution: 8200DPI
  • Number of keys: 8
  • Key travel: 0.8mm
  • Key pressure: 70g
  • Key lifetime: 500 million
  • Rated voltage: DC 5V / <100mA
  • Supports Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8

The packaging is nicely designed, with a clear image of the mouse on the front of the box.

Around the back, you’ll find a quick rundown of the specifications, such as the custom lighting, firepower key and 70g key pressure.

Speedlink Announces Kudos Z-9 Gaming Mouse

SpeedLink has announced their latest mouse, the Kudos Z-9 Gaming Mouse. Aimed for speed, the fully customizable gaming mouse is said to feature excellent ergonomics and has nine programmable buttons with zero-response-time.

The mouse has a distinctively notched 4-way scroll wheel and comes with dpi and profile switches as well. Under the hood, it has a laser sensor with an adjustable DPI that ranges from 50 to 8,200.

The Kudos Z-9 is ergonomically designed for right-handed use and has a thumb-indent. Running across the mouse is an illuminated indicator strip with 64 colours available to distinguish what profile is active. Connection to the PC is done with a flexible and sheathed 1.8m long USB cable.

A nifty feature that comes along with the Kudos Z-9 is the configuration app that allows you to edit profiles and adjust settings of your mouse from a compatible smart-device.

Thanks to Softpedia for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Softpedia

GT Omega Racing Unveils New Line of EVO Office Chairs

The manufacturer of high-end gaming chairs, GT Omega Racing, has unveiled their new line of Office chairs. The GT Omega EVO Racing Office Chair comes in 13 different colour layouts and all the comfort you’ll need while doing your office work, or gaming.

Design to offer a combination of luxurious comfort and high-performance style, the GT Omega EVO Racing Office chairs provides outstanding lumbar support because its design encompasses the traditional deep-sided ‘body-hugging’ back.

Build with a reclining mechanism to allow 90 to 180 degree backwards and forwards tilting, the chair can be positioned for a small nap, making it very suitable for gamers as the product page says. Shoulder and lumbar support is covered and it also features a removable head rest pillow and lumbar cushion for extended comfort. The Steel Start Base is fitted with high quality ball bearing castors.

The new chairs will be available from September the 13th and are priced at £169,95. Add another £9,95 if you want the optional lockable wheels.

Thank you GT Omega Racing for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of GT Omega Racing

PAPAGO! P2 Pro Dashcam Review

Introduction


The usage of dash cams hasn’t boomed yet. It’s still some what in its infancy. There are many different versions that can be found on retailers like Amazon or Ebay that are really cheap and don’t really provide the necessary quality and feature sets to really make them relevant. But that’s about to change. Let me introduce you to Papago!.

Papago! has been in the GPS industry for over a decade. With all of the experience they’ve gained they have built a very strong following in countries like Taiwan, China, Russia, South East Asia, Japan, and Australia. And with their recent expansion into the United States they’re not only looking to follow others to bring another novelty dash cam into the market, they’re looking to dominate it.

Pulled directly from their website, “PAPAGO! Inc. has devoted itself to offering better services and driving technology for every consumer”. So let’s see how well they live up to that devotion.

Papago! was gracious enough to send us their P2 Pro Dash Cam. As you can see from the images below, the packaging is very simple and clean. No fancy marketing graphics. Just straight to the point.

Once the box is ripped open you can see that it includes the user manual, adjustable windshield mount, screws to secure the dash cam, power cable, and of course the dash cam itself.

CoolTouch-E and CoolTouch-R Fan Controllers Released By Aerocool

Aerocool Advanced Technologies announced two new single-bay fan controller CoolTouch-E and CoolTouch-R. Both are said to use a touch-panel, hence allowing users to directly interact with the display to make adjustments and changes more naturally. The back side of the CoolTouch fan controller can support up to four case fans, while all important information are presented well sorted on the display in the front. To match most on-market PC chassis, CoolTouch-E and CoolTouch-R are available in both black and white edition colors.

All interactions with the new CoolTouch fan controller seem to be handled by pressing on the designated area on the touch-screen. Users are also able to change the background-color of the LCD touch-panel anytime by pressing the “color” button. Both CoolTouch-E and CoolTouch-R report to offer various background colors: red, green, yellow, blue, light blue, purple and white.

The CoolTouch-E is equipped with a big 100 x 25 mm display, which covers most of the fan controller’s front panel. Each of the four case fan channels can be controlled individually by choosing the preferred channel and then adjusting the fan speed in steps between 0, 50, 75 and 100 percent, while each channel supports fans with a consumption of up to 20 watts. The CoolTouch-E indicates weather a fan is spinning or not and allows users to stop fans by pressing the power button. All common types of fan connectors are supported by the CoolTouch series, including the standard 3-pin and 4-Pin PWM as well as 4-pin Molex connectors.

The Aerocool CoolTouch-R uses a slightly smaller 85 x 25 mm LCD display with touch-support and is said to offer additional functions. Besides the four case fan channels, one temperature sensor has been integrated, allowing users to monitor the temperature of the CPU Cooler, HDD, Chipset, VGA card or the temperature inside the chassis. The sensor can be placed anywhere inside the PC chassis using the supplied adhesive stickers, having temperatures display both in Celsius and Fahrenheit formats. It also provides a built-in card-reader and the USB 3.0 port, located on the right side of the panel, supporting most common storage media types such as SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/RS MMC and miniSD are supported by the card reader.

Both the Aerocool CoolTouch-E and CoolTouch-R are available in-stores at an estimated price of 24,50 EUR and respectively 32,50 EUR

Silverstone Single Monitor Arm Review

Introduction


Following my recent look at a monitor arm from Peerless AV, I’ve been a little intrigued to see what other options are on the market and after a little searching around and finding a number of other arms, I found a new line of products from no other than Silverstone. For the most part, we commend Silverstone for the high level of quality that go into their cases and power supplies and also their many other system accessories such as magnetic fan dust covers.

Monitor arms are a new line for Silverstone, and without even getting a chance to get the arm out of the box, I have the impression already that what I’m about to play with is going to be an item of top quality, both in its feel, but also looks and more importantly its use.

The arm that we are having a look at today is capable of holding a single panel, whilst there are also models that can hold two or more panels accordingly. As we can see from the top right of the box, the ARM11 comes with one of three mounting solutions but we’re going to have a look at the most commonly selected option – a desk clamp. The rest of the box gives us an indication on the design of the arm and inside the arm comes in a number of parts with a user manual to show you through the setup process. Silverstone promise that this arm can handle panels up to 10kg in weight, so for the purpose of this review I’ll be using on of Dell’s 30″ monsters – the 9.2kg U3011.