GAMDIAS may be relatively new to the gaming market, but they’ve quickly made a name for themselves with a range of award-winning products, such as their Hephaestus gaming headset, the Hermes keyboard and the Hades Laser Extension gaming mouse which we recently reviewed. The product we’ve got at our disposal today is a little bit different, rather than a gaming peripheral, it’s a peripheral accessory, but it’s a product that is none the less important in today’s desktop gaming environment.
Your typical desktop gaming PC will use a wide range of USB compatible devices; a mouse, keyboard, headset, flash drive, camera, controller and a whole other range of external devices; you may even use your desktop PC’s front USB ports to charge your mobile devices such as your phone or tablet. Motherboard’s typically provide a good number of USB ports around the back of the computer which are fine for the keyboard, mouse and headset; but they’re often too tricky to access for those things you need to quickly connect to your rig. Your chassis likely has a few ports on the front too, which are great for things like flash drives, but can often result in cables trailing around the front of your case or on the floor when using controllers and other peripherals on these ports.
The Aegis looks to solve this problem; it’s a powered USB hub that fixes onto the side of your monitor, with the added bonus of being a mouse cable bungee and a headset stand all in one. Can this simple device solve so many desktop problems all at once? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
In the box you get (almost) everything you need to get you started. The Aegis, a high quality braided USB to Mini-USB cable, a quick installation guide, some stickers and some spare 3M sticky strips.