Asus have just released a new gaming gear combo named the Cerberus and it’s a pretty impressive setup for those looking to kit themselves out on a budget. The bundle consists of a gaming keyboard, mouse and mousepad which all come in separate boxes so I expect we’ll be seeing all the items available separately soon.
Taking a closer look at the combo the comparison must be made with the Cooler Master Devastator gaming bundle as the keyboards are very similar in design, this is not a bad thing at all for Asus with CM version being an extremely well reviewed budget gaming combo! There are a few differences though and the Asus version can display the keys backlight in red or blue depending on your preference – it’s important to note that the red bars on the side will still glow red though even if the keys themselves are set to blue.
The tactile feedback of the keyboard is nice with good resistance and spring, the spacebar responds to being pressed even of the very edges and removing the keycaps reveals the splash resisting switch – an integrated drain hole prevents liquids from being trapped inside the keyboard and ensures easy cleanup should you accidentally give your keyboard a bit of your drink while gaming 🙂
The Cerberus mouse at first glance appears ambidextrous but with the thumb buttons being placed on the left side it’s certainly a preferred right hander. It’s a four button design well suited for 1080p gaming, the sides have non-slip rubberized grips and the cable is a solid 1.8 meters. The cable is braided (same with the keyboard) although the USB connection for the mouse is anti corrosive gold which is nice 🙂 Unlike the keyboard the LED on the Cerberus Mouse changes depending on your DPI settings – Red is 500, Green is 1000, Blue is 1500 and the LED turns pink at 2500 (max).
Finishing the combo off is a pretty sweet Cerberus mouse pad featuring the three headed dog logo in all its glory, the texture gives good control for your mouse and the stitching on the sides is excellent.
Overall, it looks like Asus might just have created the perfect starting set for a new gaming pc gamer and we’ll get some more pictures up on the GGPC Instagram so you can take a closer look at this awesome new kit!
Logitech has been working on a new wireless gaming mouse design and their efforts come to life with the latest G900 Chaos Spectrum – they might have just built a mouse that outperforms all other gaming mice, including wired ones 🙂
This lightweight semi modular masterpiece is well suited for both lefties and right handers with the side buttons being removable and you can even opt to have no side buttons with the included plates. The G900 has 5-11 buttons available to you, including a left and right click on the scroll wheel.
Unplug the data and charging cable to seamlessly switch between wired and wireless modes without interrupting your game. It’s got staying power – the wireless battery life of older G700 was a admirable 8-10 hours, the G602 had its rather insane 200+ hours battery life but the trade off was weight added by two AA batteries (or one, the mouse can be used just a single battery) and while the G900 doesn’t quite hit those numbers you can still game without recharge for around 24 hours with all the lighting on, and upto 32 hours with the lights off. The mouse automatically goes to sleep when not in use and wakes up quickly when you want to use it again.
The Chaos Spectrum is equipped with the PMW3366 optical sensor which is widely regarded as the best gaming mouse sensor on the market. With features like zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration across the entire DPI range (200-12,000DPI) this component delivers incredible tracking and accuracy with consistent responsiveness even at maximum speed.
LED is the now more commonplace 16.8 million configurable along with your macros via the Logitech Gaming Software, it features two lighting zones that can be tweaked independently or colour synced to match your setup. Don’t forget to grab the ARX control app as well, if you’re reading this on your smartphone here are the links for Android and iOS 🙂
UPDATE: This amazing mouse is now available in New Zealand!
Perfectly designed to fit your right palm, the ergonomic shape of the Razer DeathAdder Chroma provides an impressively comfortable gaming experience. With its rubber side grips, slightly indented left and right mouse buttons + 2 more easily accessed via your thumb and accurate scroll wheel this mouse design works a treat every time you play.
The popular Deathadder shape hasn’t changed much since the first blue version in 2006 but this latest Chroma version will also allow you to customise the LED lighting to match your setup perfectly and though this likely won’t effect your game to much you can even set it to run effects like breathing and cycling plus there is potential for developers at add effects that relay what’s going on in game which is pretty cool – red/blue when being chased by the cops in GTA 5 would be sweet.
For those who enjoy the action of FPS (first person shooters) there is a stunning mouse by Logitech named the G402.
A few features make this mouse our top pick for shooters – the most obvious being the dedicated DPI shift or “sniper” button that when depressed lowers the mouse movement rate for you so you can aim smoothly for that perfect headshot.
The other feature (which is much harder to see) is the extremely fast and accurate turning this mouse offers by tracking multiple sensors at once.
This is much more than what mouse acceleration used to be as your movements are tracked via an optical sensor, accelerometer and a gyroscope.
Collectively, these three components allow you to turn quickly by simply moving the mouse quickly, as you do naturally while in the heat of battle while still enjoying the precision of slower movements.
We also put this mouse up against another favourite for the FPS spot, the SteelSeries Rival 300 to see what people thought about this and it sure seems to be a popular move by Logitech.