I’M sure there are a number of Diablo “widows” out there ever since the dungeon hack-and-slash game hit the market a few days ago. Well, a game like Diablo 3 certainly deserves at least a new mouse that is able to handle all of the hardcore clicking actions, and Roccat (www.roccat.org/savu) intends to fulfil this need with the Savu hybrid gaming mouse.
This is a device which blends performance and customisable features into a robust, perfectly-balanced, medium-size design, complete with an ergonomic right hand thumb rest as well as a soft touch surface. Sporting true 4,000 DPI optical sensor horsepower, the Roccat Savu hybrid gaming mouse also comes with the Easy-Shift(+) technology that enables advanced button configuration, not to mention a customisable lighting system that is capable of delivering up to 16.8 million colours.This is also the first gaming mouse in the world that features a stats and trophy system known as the Roccat Achievements Display or RAD for short. You will be able to choose between 400, 800, 1,600 and 4,000 dpi, and the R3 sensor also offers lag-free gaming without the need for any interpolation so that you can enjoy ultra-precise feedback even if you have fast hands and reflexes. Retails at US$59.99 (RM185).
2.SOUNDS ON THE DARK SIDE
WHEN it comes to audio products, the name Marshall (www.marshallheadphones.com) definitely rings a bell with enthusiasts. Here they are with a couple of headphone solutions for the masses, especially those who love the colour black as Marshall Pitch Black definitely lives up to its name. There are two models available — Major Pitch Black and Minor Pitch Black — and both come with a roadworthy denim headband that reflects those who spend lots of time on the road, projecting a rough and tough image. Major Pitch Black comes with a microphone as well as a remote control that is compatible for use with handphones, while Minor Pitch Black is an in-ear model that boasts the EarClick patent which secures the earphone in your ear. There is also a microphone and remote control just like the Major Pitch Black. The Major Pitch Black and Minor Pitch Black retail for US$120 and US$65 respectively.
3.CREEPY CRAWLY TOY
THIS will gross you out, especially if you loathe cockroaches. We have plenty of them here and I absolutely hate it when they start to fly around, as if scurrying across the floor is not bad enough. The Gokiraji cockroach remote control robot (www.jtt.ne.jp/shop/product/goki_rc) will elicit screams and squeals from your guests as you mischievously control it from a discreet corner. The compact controller that comes with this US$20 toy lets the Gokiraji scamper around in four directions. But do pay heed that someone may just muster the courage to whack it with a rolled up newspaper, which is guaranteed to send its circuits into a frenzy. Too bad it cannot fly, otherwise it will definitely be the prime evil in your living room for future guests to your home.
4.THIN AND LIGHT
ULTRABOOKS are in vogue these days, but prices are still on the high side for the average wage-earner. That, however, has not stopped a slew of ultrabooks from rolling out from different hardware manufacturers. Lenovo (www.lenovo.com) is one of them, with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon being touted as the lightest ultrabook of its range in the market. It occupies the 14-inch display market, tips the scales at slightly more than a kilogramme and is just 18mm thick.
The whole reason behind the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s weight? The name itself is a giveaway as it’s made out of carbon fibre. The 14-inch display comes with a resolution of 1,600 x 900 pixels, accompanied by a backlit, spill-resistant keyboard, built-in 3G connectivity support, an Intel Ivy Bridge processor that keeps up with the times, and the ability to juice up to 80 per cent battery capacity in just half an hour, thanks to Lenovo’s RapidCharge technology. There is no word on pricing but it ought to hit the worldwide market soon.