Razer Basilisk V3 Pro

The last few mice that I’ve had in the office from Razer have had a huge focus on being lightweight and to do that those mice keep their features extremely limited. Razers launch today goes the other direction with a big focus on features and this is a much more mainstream-focused mouse even with it having Pro in its name. The Basilisk series of mice is Razer's direct competition to Logitech’s G502 lineup and with the Basilisk V3 Pro, they have brought their latest sensor and switches that I loved on the Deathadder V3 Pro and Viper V2 Pro while still having things like the crazy lighting that helped Razer make their name back in the day. So let's take a closer look at the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and see what it is all about as well as the new Mouse Dock Pro which I pair up with it for charging and to get 4000 Hz HyperPolling for the wireless connection.

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Razer Deathadder V3 Pro

I picked up my first Razer mouse in a CompUSA back in 2005 and it was the newly introduced at the time Diamondback Plasma which looked crazy and was the first time I had given any thought to the performance of my mouse. While I did like it the shape didn’t fit my hand at all so I later picked up the newly launched Deathadder which was larger and fit my hand perfectly. In fact, I liked it so much that later on, I picked up two more for $25 each on sale. I eventually would upgrade when Razer offered better sensors and over the years I have switched back and forth between the Deathadder and the Sensei shape but I always come back to the Deathadder from time to time. Well 16 years after the original Deathadder launch Razer is now introducing their new Deathadder V3 and I’ve got the wireless Deathadder V3 Pro here in the office to check out today so let’s see what's new!

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Corsair K65 RGB MINI 60%

I’ve been a huge fan of compact keyboards for years now pushing for more TKL options when that was as small as you could get from most companies and then moving to 60% keyboard once I discovered some of the more enthusiast-focused brands. Small 60% keyboards cut things down to just what you need and put the rest of the keys on a function layer and their small size makes them much easier for transporting or in situations where you don’t have a lot of desktop space or if you just want a minimalistic look. Well over the last few years they have hit the mainstream and all of the big names in peripherals have brought out their 60% options including Corsair. I’ve had their K65 RGB Mini 60% in the office for a while now and I’m excited to finally see what it’s all about so let’s check it out.

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Razer Viper V2 Pro

A 58-gram wireless mouse that doesn’t to that weight with the top and bottom of the mouse riddled with holes and isn’t a “mini” size? That is what Razer's new Viper v2 Pro is promising which is a big change from the 74 grams of the original wireless Viper Ultimate. It’s been interesting seeing Razer listening to the mouse enthusiast community where in the past they would dictate what people would want. The Viper lineup as a whole has been a great example of that and with this latest version, I’m curious to see what else they have changed so today I’m going to take a closer look at the Viper V2 Pro and then put it to the test. Let’s dive in!

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Wooting 60HE

One of my favorite things about the keyboard community is that people haven’t been afraid to come up with their own designs and even often bring their designs to life. This has created innovation and over the years a few of these have grown into full businesses. A great example of this would be Wooting which back in 2015 came up with their design for an analog keyboard which they later did a Kickstarter on and later released. Wooting has always been especially interesting to me because there aren’t many companies in the industry that are as open with their timelines and issues. Part of this comes from their Kickstarter roots, but they have always continued to update even on the software side. I’ve been looking forward to their latest keyboard the Wooting 60HE because I love 60% keyboards and today's the day after many issues that we can check out the Wooting 60HE so let’s dig in and see what it’s all about. 

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Checking out the latest mice from SteelSeries

With our LAN events and early on with our reviews we worked with SteelSeries back when they introduced their first full mouse with their Ikari and after that, I tried to keep up with their launches. But over the last few years, I haven’t had the chance to check out what they have been up to. The last SteelSeries mouse we had in the office was the Sensei Ten. So we are due to catch up on what they have been up to and today I’m going to do just that. I have had the SteelSeries Prime, Prime Wireless, and the new 2022 edition of the Aerox 3 Wireless to get a look at part of their current lineup. Let’s check them out!

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MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless

The lightweight mouse trend started years ago in the enthusiast communities but more recently it has started to take hold with the mainstream gaming-focused products. I’ve been digging what some of the companies have been doing to keep the weight down and I’m glad to see that they are listening to what people want. MSI jumped into the trend earlier this year with their Clutch GM41 lightweight which came in at 65 grams. Well, today they are announcing that they have a wireless version of that same mouse which comes in at 74 grams and I’m going to check it out. Keeping the weight down with wireless mice is harder to do because you have to add batteries and I’m excited to check out how the GM41 performs in general as I didn’t check out the original so let's dive in!

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Logitech Pro X Superlight

In late 2018 Logitech introduced their G Pro Wireless gaming mouse which for the first time showed that lightweight mice could be wireless. Weight was just starting to take off with enthusiasts and Logitech was quick to innovate on the wireless side. At the time I was already sporting the G703 with their PowerPlay mousepad that wirelessly charges so the move to a mouse that is similar in shape to what I prefer that would be lighter weight and wireless was a no-brainer. Even with all of the other mice that have come into the office, on my main PC, I always end up back using the G Pro Wireless. So when rumors of a new lighter weight model starter to take off I couldn’t wait. Well, I finally got my hands on the new Pro X Superlight and I can see what all has changed.

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Cooler Master MM711 Colorways

Back in September of last year I took a look at the MM710 from Cooler Master and was extremely impressed with their new lightweight mouse. It takes advantage of a honeycomb design to keep the weight down and uses features popular in the mouse enthusiast community like PTFE gliders and a very flexible sleeved cord paired up with a great sensor and reliable switches to be a simple, but great performing mouse. They followed that up with the MM711 which has the same design, but with lighting inside which I also loved. Rather than change things up at all, this year they have kept things the same but to freshen things up they are now offering a few colorways. Specifically a Blue Steel and a Wilderness green as limited edition models. Today I’m going to check them out.

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Razer Huntsman Mini

If you have been a LanOC reader for a long time there is a good chance you have seen a few tiny keyboards being covered. This is because I have been a big fan of the 60% keyboard for years now and I use them in both my wife and my own LAN bag as well as with my test bench as a way to save space on my already crowded desk. Sadly though the 60% keyboard options have been limited to enthusiast-focused options which are sometimes expensive or hard to find. Cooler Master did finally jump into the 60% market with their SK621 but with its low profile switches and keycaps, it wasn’t what I prefer. So I was extremely happy to see another huge name in the peripherals market announce a 60% board. Razer introduced their Huntsman Mini which has a layout similar to the Pok3r that I prefer. I’ve been using the Huntsman Mini and today I’m going to take a closer look at the board and talk about my experience with it so far. Let’s go dive in!

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Wooting Wrist Rest

From the launch of the original TKL Wooting One, the team over at Wooting in the Netherlands has been an amazing example of what can be created from the community and more than anything openness. When I took a look at the Wooting One I loved that with their software you could see a full timeline of what they are working on and what is in the future. But they have done the same all across the business, following their original Kickstarter roots. Even on the about page on their website you can see their timeline of the good and bad things that have happened. So when I saw they were going to make a wrist rest I was following it closely, watching as they figured out their design, picked colors, and worked on production. Well, the Wooting Wrist Rest has come in and for the last week and a half I have been using it. Today let’s take a look and see what it’s all about and then I will talk a little about how it’s performed so far.

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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT

Three years ago at CES Corsair introduced their K95 RGB Platinum as their latest and greatest mechanical keyboard and for three years now it has continued to be their flagship model. The K95 actually goes back to 2013, again at CES, where Corsair introduced the first changes to their original keyboard, the K90. Their flagship model has continued to see the latest changes including being the first keyboard to receive the full CHERRY MX RGB switches in 2014. But after the Platinum update, things have been quiet, until CES this year where they are showing off the latest edition. The K95 RGB Platinum XT adds PBT doubleshot keycaps which really got my attention and Corsair has also integrated the macro keys in with cross-functionality with the Elgato Stream Deck software. They have also improved on the palm rest as well. While Corsair is at CES, I’ve been at home putting the new K95 RGB Platinum XT through its paces. So let's dive into it!

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Cooler Master MM711

Just a few months ago Cooler Master launched their much-anticipated MM710 and I took a look at it. The MM710 is an ultra-lightweight mouse with Cooler Master logo shaped holes in it to get down to 53 grams. It was also paired up with a solid sensor, good switches, and details like a super soft and flexible cord and PTFE gliders. I was really impressed with the mouse and even got two more to switch both my wife and I’s LAN rigs over to the new mouse. Well Cooler Master is at it again with a similar model, the MM711. They went Price is Right style and just went one digit higher, but what is different? In short, lighting is what is different. But in addition to changing the look, lighting also means changes in weight so today I’m going to check out the MM711 and see how it performs.

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Corsair M55 RGB Pro and Nightsword RGB

I haven’t had the chance to check out Corsair’s mouse offerings for the last few years. The last time I had a Corsair mouse in the office for testing was when they launched the Glaive RGB. Corsair has been busy bringing out new models and its high time that I check a few out. So I reached out about two recently introduced wired mice. The M55 RGB Pro and the Nightsword RGB. The M55 Pro RGB fits the bill for what I normally like in a mouse, an ambidextrous mouse with a simple, somewhat lightweight design, and an optical sensor. The kicker on it is its $39.99 price point so I’m excited to see how it performs. While testing that though I am also going to check out the Nightsword RGB is a little more mainstream with a little more weight and a shape that reminds me a lot of the always popular Logitech G502. Both mice have the potential to be great so let's take a closer look at each and see what sets them apart.

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SteelSeries Sensei Ten

The history of the SteelSeries Sensei actually starts back with the SteelSeries Xai which launched back in 2009. The Xai was a huge departure from their previous mouse the Ikari and its new shape was ambidextrous and smaller using some of the popular mice in CS 1.6 like the Intellimouse and feedback from gamers to create the Xai shape. I covered the Xai back then and loved it but it did have some problems. SteelSeries later took that same shape but with an upgraded sensor and an onboard processor and introduced it under a new name, the Sensei. We actually had the first English review of the Sensei all the way back in 2011. I started using the Xai as my main mouse and quickly switched over to the Sensei after its launch and for a solid 8 years used the Sensei or one of the many other variations like the RAW or game or team branded models as my main mouse and in my LAN bag as well.

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Cooler Master MM710

A mouse is a mouse, right? Well there have been a few mice that have come out that have had me excited, but lets be honest for the most part it has felt like everyone is just updating to the latest “in” sensor, adding RGB lighting where they can, and taking on things that can be mentioned on the box or in an online listing as a big feature. A little balance in adding just a few cool features and things are okay. But some mice get a little crazy and they end up huge and extremely heavy. Now if you were following the trends in mice you might run into people on Reddit drilling holes in their mice and doing everything they can to make their mouse lighter. Well, a few companies have been leading the lightweight market including Logitech on the wireless side, but it is finally hitting the mainstream companies including Razer which just recently brought out something. Well the mouse a lot of people have been waiting for is from Cooler Master with their MM710. They have been following the enthusiast market on the keyboard side for years so it isn’t a huge shocker that they would also do the same with their mice. The MM710 packs all of the features people are modding into their mice including the holes. Today I’m going to check out their new mouse and find out what all the excitement is about.

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Logitech G604

The G602 is a Logitech classic that was launched back close to the launch of the original G502. What really set it apart was its use of a traditional battery, not a rechargeable wireless setup for what our friend Ed over at Sapphire would call a “True Wireless” setup. The G602 had an extremely long battery life and it was the only mouse in the post G502 age at Logitech with more than the standard two side buttons. Funny enough the G602 was replaced with the G603 but it dropped the extra side buttons and went with a different shape so it was a little bit of a surprise to see Logitech switch back to the features of the G602 when I had a call with them about the new G604. It gains the Hero 16K sensor of course and drops some weight. Today I’m going to check out the new mouse and see what it’s all about.

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Corsair K57 RGB Wireless

I touched on Corsairs CAPELLIX LEDs which are significantly more efficient than conventional LEDs in my Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB review. Beyond being brighter than normal LEDs and smaller, they are more power-efficient allowing them to finally be used in their higher-end memory. But another area where I knew they would also come in handy is with wireless peripherals where LED lighting is the norm for wired devices but going wireless with RGB lighting can mean big and heavy batteries or short battery life. Corsair is introducing their K57 RGB Wireless keyboard today and it is taking advantage the CAPELLIX LEDs as well as Corsairs SLIPSTREAM wireless tech. The K57 isn’t a mechanical keyboard, even though it looks like one, but I am curious to see how it performs. Could this be a way to clean up wiring on your desk or maybe be a proper keyboard for your living room VR setup? Let's find out.

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Corsair K83 Wireless Keyboard

Typically I prefer mechanical keyboards but recently I have been on the lookout for a basic wireless keyboard to use in our living room with our VR setup. Currently, I have a keyboard with a short cord under the TV and while most interaction is through the VR headset and controllers from time to time I need to update things or change settings and it’s a pain to do. It also makes the current setup impossible to use for viewing media. We do use a Shield TV in the living room, but there have been a few times I wouldn’t have minded using Twitch Multistream on the PC. Well, I originally was going to use a normal wireless mouse along with a Corsair Laptop and keyboard but Corsair came out with the K83 which is a lot more compact and seems to have the potential to be perfect for couch use. So today I’m going to check it out and see what the K83 has to offer and then figure out how it worked out for our setup.

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Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless

All the way back in 2014 Logitech introduced the G502 Proteus Core. Up until that time Logitech had a very specific style which ironically they just brought back with the reintroduction of the MX518. The G502 was a complete departure and Logitech followed the G502 up with other mice and keyboards that continued the new styling. It is also their most popular gaming mouse, you can find people using the G502 all over the place. The G502 has always been a wired mouse though, today they are finally introducing a wireless G502 called the G502 Lightspeed Wireless. Logitech has been killing it with wireless mice, adding the G502 into their lineup, especially given how popular the design is, should make for an interesting mouse. I am a little concerned with the weight, the wired G502 is a little heavy. But I’ve heard that Logitech did a little work to keep

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