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January 2020 Top 5

The first month of 2020 has flown past, I have only now just found time to sit down and see what has bubbled up to the top 5 for January.

There have been some interesting developments from CES, particularly CoolerMaster showing off the Respawn. Sadly there is no product listing on the CoolerMaster site as yet. No doubt they are busy nailing down the final specs, planning production and scheduling a release date.

The Glorious Model D, which follows with the trend of lightweight gaming mice. Many brands have joined this arms race in recent months.

The addition of the Xtrfy brand, more products to be listed soon.

Top 5 peripherals by category for January 2020

Mice

Model O

Model O

The Model O by Glorious uses an Optical sensor from Pixart, the 3360, providing a DPI/CPI range of up to 12000dpi. This results in a tracking speed of 250+ IPS, and a maximum acceleration of 50G. It uses a USB connection with a 2m, Braided cable. It weighs in at 67grams (Matte) and 68 grams (Glossy) without the cable and is approximately 128 x 66 x 37.5mm (LxWxH).

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Surpassion RX Pink

Surpassion RX Pink

The Surpassion RX Pink by Cougar uses an Optical sensor from Pixart, specifically the PMW3330, providing a DPI/CPI range of 50 - 7200 DPI. This results in a tracking speed of 150IPS, and a maximum acceleration of 30 G. It uses a USB, Wireless connection with a 1.8m cable. It weighs in at 98g grams with the cable and is approximately 120 x 65 x 38 mm (LxWxH).

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Minos XT Pink

Minos XT Pink

The Minos XT Pink by Cougar uses an Optical sensor, specifically the ADNS-3050, providing a DPI/CPI range of up to 4000 dpi. It uses a USB connection with a 1.8m cable. It weighs in at 96g grams with the cable and is approximately 125 x 68 x 38 mm (LxWxH).

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Sensei [RAW] - Diablo III

Sensei [RAW] - Diablo III

The Sensei [RAW] - Diablo III by Steelseries uses a Laser sensor from Avago, providing a DPI/CPI range of up to 5700 cpi. It uses a USB connection with a 2.5m, braided cable. The Sensei [RAW] - Diablo III is considered to be an ambidextrous mouse.

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MiCO

MiCO

The MiCO by Zowie Gear uses an Optical sensor from Pixart, specifically the PAN 3305DK-H, providing a DPI/CPI range of 400/800/1600.. with a 1.8m cable. The MiCO is considered to be an ambidextrous mouse. It weighs in at 68 (w/o cable) grams with the cable and is approximately 98x58x35 (LxWxH).

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Keybaords

Mondo Board

Mondo Board

The Mondo Board by Rogue, which uses Cherry MX Black - 40g switches. The Mondo Board keyboard uses a USB connection, with a 2m, braided cable. It is supported by software. And has Red backlighting with 5 levels of brightness effects.

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Mini Streak

Mini Streak

The Mini Streak by Fnatic is a TenKeyLess keyboard with 87 keys, which uses CHERRY MX switches. The Mini Streak keyboard uses a USB, Detachable connection, with a 2.2 m cable. And has RGB 16.8m Color backlighting. It weighs in at 704g, and is 360 x 142 x 36mm [LxWxH].

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PKX6100 Poker II

PKX6100 Poker II

The PKX6100 Poker II by Vortex is a 60% or Less sized keyboard with 61 keys, which uses Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Red switches. The PKX6100 Poker II keyboard uses a USB connection, with a 1.52 cable. And has Blue, Green backlighting. It weighs in at 907.18g, and is 292.1 x 101.6 x 38.1mm [LxWxH].

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CBL-108 Hassium Pro

CBL-108 Hassium Pro

The CBL-108 Hassium Pro by Deck is a Full sized keyboard with 108 keys, which uses Cherry MX Blue, Black, Brown, Red switches. The CBL-108 Hassium Pro keyboard uses a USB connection, with a 1.8m braided cable. It supports uploading lighting scripts to add effects. And has White, Blue, Purple, Orange or Green backlighting with per-key backlighting and light-up and dim-off, Laser beam, Ripple explosion, Breathing and programmable effects.

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Quick Fire Rapid Si

Quick Fire Rapid Si

The Quick Fire Rapid Si by CoolerMaster is a TenKeyLess keyboard with 87 keys, which uses CHERRY MX Blue, Brown, Red switches. The Quick Fire Rapid Si keyboard uses a Removable Micro-USB 2.0 connection, with a 1.8m Braided with Right-Angle Bend cable. It is supported by No software. And has White backlighting with 5 brightness levels, 5 lighting modes effects. It weighs in at 980 g, and is 359 x 138 x 39 mm [LxWxH].

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Headsets

Nari Ultimate PewDiePie

Nari Ultimate PewDiePie

The Nari Ultimate PewDiePie by Razer is a stereo, THX Spatial Audio channel gaming headset, which uses a 50 mm, Neodymium magnets driver. It uses a Wireless USB Transceiver / 3.5mm analog connection This delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz 20 kHz and a sensitivity of 107 +/- 3 dB. It also has a Unidirectional microphone with a frequency response of 100 6.5 kHz and a sensitivity of -42 +/- 3 dB.

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GameCom Commander

GameCom Commander

The GameCom Commander by Plantronics is a 7.1 channel gaming headset, which uses a 40mm driver. It uses a 3.5mm x 2, USB connection with a 2m cable. This delivers a frequency response of 20Hz to 18kHz. And only weighs in at 453g.

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E1

E1

The E1 by Aorus is a Stereo channel gaming headset, which uses a 9mm driver. It uses a 3.5mm connection with a 1.1m / 3ft cable. This delivers a frequency response of 10 - 45,000Hz and sensitivity of 1034dB SPL at 1KHz with 126mVrms input. It also has an Omni-directional microphone with a frequency response of 100 - 10,000Hz and sensitivity of -42+/-4dB. And only weighs in at 12+/-2g.

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Strato Evo

Strato Evo

The Strato Evo by Ozone is a 5.1 Surround sound channel gaming headset with a 3.0m cable. It also has a Unidirectional microphone and a sensitivity of -36dB.

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GameCom 307

GameCom 307

The GameCom 307 by Plantronics is a 2 channel gaming headset, which uses a 40mm driver. It uses a 3.5 mm connection with a 2m cable. This delivers a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz. It also has a Noise-cancelling microphone with a frequency response of 100Hz-10kHz.

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Webcams

ROG Eye

ROG Eye

C270

C270

FaceCam 1000X

FaceCam 1000X

QCam 6000

QCam 6000

LifeCam Studio

LifeCam Studio