GAMING mice are aplenty in the market. But what you see here is a work of art. For most of us, it’s probably the only only BMW that we will be able to afford in this lifetime.
The Level 10 M gaming mouse from BMW Group DesignworksUSA and Thermaltake resembles a small race car. It boasts a two-part construction with the upper half “floating” right above the base.
Constructed using an alloy that is used in aeronautics and architecture, the gaming mouse is not only lightweight but it is also immune to corrosive effects.
The top, where your hand rests, can be adjusted individually for height and lateral inclination.
Additionally, the mouse comes with a number of keys where you can configure to meet the needs of different games.
Meanwhile, the included software is able to read out DPi-rates for gaming visuals. The holes in the upper shell are there not just for aesthetic purposes but also to help ventilate your palm, allowing you to maintain a solid grip at all times.
The mouse can even be illuminated in seven different colours. It is capable of an adjustable DPI of up to 8200dpiand you can also adjust it on-the-fly from 800, 1600, 3200 to 5000 (its default setting). The gaming mouse is available in Diamond Black, Iron White, Military Green and Blazing Red colours. It carries a US$99 (RM309) price tag.
Razer thin notebook
WHEN it comes to gaming notebooks, many are not only large and unwieldy but also weigh a tonne. The all-new Razer Blade is a different beast altogether.
It sports pure, unadulterated computing power while looking extremely sleek at the job.
Just how slim are we talking about? The Razer Blade is just 2.2cm thin, which is less than half of its counterparts in the same class. You must be wondering of the kind of cooling system that it runs on.
Razer has re-engineered its previous thermal system from ground up using custom-crafted parts complete with larger vents and specially designed heat pipes so that additional airflow can make their way to the unit’s more extreme components.
Razer Blade’s hardware specifications include a third generation Intel Core i7 processor, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with NVIDIA Optimus technology, 8GB RAM, 17.3-inch LED backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, integrated High Definition webcam, a trio of USB 3.0 ports, 500GB hard drive as its primary storage and 64GB SATA III SSD for additional speed, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It retails from from US$2,499 with shipping to commence at the end of the month.
HUAWEI’S newest smartphone, the Ascend G600, is quite a multimedia workhorse. It’s powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and boasts a 4.5-inch LCD IPS HD display with 960 x 540 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 1,930mAh li-polymer battery, 768MB RAM and 4GB ROM (which can be further expanded via its microSD memory card slot), an 8-megapixel auto focus rear-facing camera and double speakers with DTS surround sound.
Connectivity options include WiFi Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The smartphone also comes equipped with Near Field Communications. But with only black and white colour options, it seemed to target serious business types only.
Strictly for Android gaming
WHEN it comes to dedicated portable gaming machine, most people would name the Nintendo 3DS or the Sony PS Vita as their choices.
I suppose if the Archos GamePad takes off in a big way internationally, we could be looking at a new genre of devices to contend with.
The Archos GamePad merges physical gaming controls with a full Android-powered tablet, hoping that shared features and familiar functions will be the next best thing.
Not only will you be able to access your favourite Android games, but you can also check your email, surf the Internet and run downloaded apps on a single device.
The Archos GamePad features a 7-inch capacitive display, flanked by physical control buttons and analog sticks.
Being Google certified, you will be able to access Google Play that contains plenty of games for your gaming pleasure, while the dual-core 1.5GHz processor that is accompanied by a Mali 400 quad-core GPU will make short work of even the more graphically intensive gaming titles of today.
The Archos GamePad also comes with automatic game recognition and mapping tools, patented technology that ensures you enjoy control compatibility with every advanced and new Android game.