PCR’s guide to the latest gaming peripherals

Here’s what the likes of Corsair, Hannspree, AKRacing, ROCCAT, Logitech and Cougar have to offer.
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What’s a gaming PC without the right keyboard, mouse, chair or monitor? Check out PCR’s guide to the best gaming peripherals on the market.

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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Specs: Ultra-fast wireless and wired modes, 1ms 2.4GHz gaming-optimised wireless technology, 100% CHERRY MX Mechanical Keyswitches, Lighting control, large font keycap.

“Experience ultimate gaming freedom with the CORSAIR K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Bluetooth technology and 128-bit AES encryption deliver wireless flexibility and protection. The compact and portable tenkeyless design is space-saving and travel friendly, with up to 15 hours of battery life.”

Contact: Exertis

HANNspree HG244PJB 24-inch Gaming Monitor

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Specs: 24”, FHD, 1msec, 144Hz, Adaptive Sync, 15M Active Contrast, 2xHDMI + DisplayPort, Flicker Free, Ergonomic stand, Multi-Video Modes, 3yr warranty, RRP: £199 inc. VAT.

“Our new 24” gaming monitor delivers seamless graphic performance for casual, regular and up-and-coming professional gamers. Thanks to Adaptive-Sync Technology working alongside a super-fast 144Hz refresh rate and a turbo 1ms response time, fast moving action is smooth and objects in motion are perfectly sharp so that gamers can react like a pro even under intense pressure.” – Martin Kent, territory manager, HANNspree UK.

Contact: Exertis, GNR Tech, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Westcoast

AKRacing Core Series Gaming Chairs

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Specs: Ergonomic design, head and lumbar pillows, steel frame, metal base with 2.5 inch casters, high-density cold cured foam, 180 degree recline, 3D armrests, 330 lbs weight capacity, 5/10 year warranty on parts/frame.

“Core Series are AKRacing entry-level gaming chairs. However, we have our own understanding of “entry-level”. With our heritage in the real racing industry, AKRacing knows cutting corners is never welcome. We take this concept seriously when it comes to our chairs, too. Our design philosophy dictates a minimum standard for a true performance chair.”

Contact: AKRacing, Spire Technology

ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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Specs: RGB per-key illumination with 16.8m colours, 1.8mm actuation point, 3.6mm switch travel distance, 512kb integrated macro and settings memory, all keys remappable, ROCCAT Easy-Shift[+] technology, 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M0 Based processor, 1.8m USB Cable.

“The award winning Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO has been developed with passion for gamers, to make a precision gaming tool that lets you sense the performance from first glance and feel it from the very first key stroke. “The Vulcan combines innovation, durability and illumination with RGB Per-Key Illumination and a removable ergonomic palm rest to make the Roccat Vulcan the premium gaming mechanical keyboard, it’s not surprising it is seen as one of the best gaming keyboards ever.” – Steve Walsh from official Roccat UK distributor Meroncourt Europe Limited.

Contact: Meroncourt Europe Limited

Logitech G603 Wireless Gaming Mouse

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Specs: 200 – 12,000 dpi, 20 million clicks durability, 500 hours non-stop gaming battery life, 1ms report rate.

“HERO is a revolutionary new optical sensor designed by Logitech G to deliver class-leading performance and up to 10 times the power efficiency. With HERO sensor, G603 also delivers exceptionally accurate and consistent performance across the entire DPI range, with zero smoothing.”

Contact: Logitech

HANNspree HG324QJB 32-inch Curved 2K Gaming Monitor

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Specs: 1800R Curve, 2K QHD, HS-IPS, 2msec, 144Hz, Adaptive Sync, 3,000:1, 2xHDMI + DisplayPort + Mini DP, Flicker Free, Low Blue Light, Ergonomic stand.

“Gamers can now enjoy the heady combination of stunning 2k, 3,000:1 high contrast, ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate, 2ms response time, Adaptive-Sync and 178-degree wide viewing angles. Furthermore, this 27” gaming monitor looks fantastic and is practical too. The 1800R curved panel makes everything more engaging while a super narrow bezel design makes for seamless multi-display gaming arenas.” – Martin Kent, territory manager, HANNspree UK.

Contact: Exertis, GNR Tech, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Westcoast

Logitech G513 Gaming Keyboard

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Specs: 1105g in weight, 1.8m cable length, USB 2.0 connection, RGB backlighting, memory foam palm rest.

“G513 is a high performance gaming keyboard, delivering 1ms report rate and featuring choice of advanced Romer-G Tactile, Romer-G Linear or GX Blue mechanical switch. Full-spectrum RGB combined with LIGHTSYNC technology takes the lighting experience with your games to a whole new level.”

Contact: Logitech

ROCCAT Vulcan 100 AIMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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Specs: RGB per-key illumination with 16.8m colours, 1.8mm actuation point, 3.6mm switch travel distance, 512kb Integrated macro and settings memory, all keys remappable, ROCCAT Easy-Shift [+] technology, 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M0 Based processor, 1.8m USB cable, 1000Hz polling rate, ROCCAT Swarm software suite.

“The award winning Roccat Vulcan 100 AIMO is the mid-range gaming keyboard from Vulcan family. It’s stunning design and fluid movement combined with the AIMO illumination make this a must for any gamers armoury.” – Steve Walsh from official Roccat UK distributor Meroncourt Europe Limited.

Contact: Meroncourt Europe Limited

AKRacing Masters Series Gaming Chairs

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Specs: Ergonomic design, head and lumbar pillows, designer style premium quality PU leather upholstery, advanced high tensile strength moulded aluminium base frame, high-density cold cured foam, 180 degree recline, Rock It & Lock It function, 4D armrests, 330-400lbs weight capacity, 5/10 year warranty on parts/frame.

“All AKRacing chair models, regardless of series or price, adhere to our minimum standards for a true performance chair. Our new product line is a mixture of enhanced versions of our customer favourites plus several completely new designs.” – Scott Richards, president of AKRacing America.

Contact: AKRacing, Spire Technology

Cougar Ultimus RGB USB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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Specs: RGB-LED individual button lighting with effects, onboard memory for 30 individual macros, Win-Lock, media buttons and anti-ghosting.

“With the Ultimus RGB, Cougar introduces a mechanical gaming keyboard that allows precise reactions, has a stable steel chassis for superior durability and is equipped with a chic RGB button illumination. The keyboard has high-quality mechanical TTC Brown switches and is equipped with Win-Lock button, media keys and anti-ghosting.”

Contact: Caseking UK

Corsair Dark Core RGB Gaming Mouse

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Specs: Ultra-fast 1ms wireless, low latency Bluetooth, contoured shape, two interchangeable side grips, onboard storage with hardware macro playback, Up to 24 hours of continuous battery-powered wireless gaming.

“Dark Core RGB features ultra-fast 1ms wireless, Bluetooth compatibility and wired mode for performance gaming with versatile connectivity. The high-accuracy 16000 DPI optical sensor, customisable in 1 DPI steps, can be tuned to virtually any mouse pad. The comfort-contoured shape and 2 interchangeable side grips ensures precision and control.”

Contact: Exertis 

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