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Hardware roundup 2020

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) concluded last week and 2020 felt like an underwhelming year for pro performance peripherals. None of the usual suspects announced new gear, but other esports stuff was on display.

The world's fastest esports display, running at 360Hz

So Hz, Much speed, Very esports

NVIDIA and ASUS announce the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz esports display, powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC.

Counter-Strike legend n0thing is featured in the announcement video, the American player has a long history of developing hardware and has previously helped SteelSeries developed mice, keyboards, headsets and surfaces.

The fastest monitor in the world will be available in a 24.5" form factor at 1920×1080 resolution, price or release date was not announced.

The most StarTrek-ish WarpDrive-looking display

The gorgeous 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G-9 features

  • 5120×1440 resolution
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • 1 ms response time

The monitor will also be available in smaller 32-inch and 27-inch editions

  • 16:9 2560×1440 resolution
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • 1 ms response time

The new monitors will be available Q2 2020.

Razer updates DeathAdder and Basilisk to V2

The iconic Razer DeathAdder has received a sensor upgrade, to the new 20,000 DPI Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor. The upgraded DeathAdder no longer uses mechanical switches for buttons, as mouse clicks are registered through infrared light beams.

Animated marketing buzzwords 1

The new Razer DeathAdder V2 is available at $69.99 and there's a bargain deal for the remaining stock of the older version at just $24.99.

Razer is also upgrading their 11-button Basilisk mouse with the same components as the DeathAdder V2 above.

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The new Razer Basilisk V2 is available at $69.99; stock of the old version is being cleared at just $40.

Logitech updates 2 keyboards

Logitech is removing their Romer-G switch from the G512 and G513 Carbon RGB mechanical keyboards. No reason for the removal of the Romer-G was announced.

The updated G513 Carbon is available at $149.99.


For military-drone precision airstrike tournaments

The USB-powered Chinese plastic equivalent of John Carpenter's The Thing.

And lastly, ASUS unveiled this contrasption as "a new spin on pc gaming". It's a mouse with a thumb pad.

If there ever was such a thing as a religious offensively sacrilegious N-wordish insult to the pcmasterrace, this is it. Right here. With a thumb pad.

I say we take off, nuke the thing from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.