Logitech G515 Lightspeed TKL

There is a keyboard design for just about everyones taste and Logitech has done a good job trying to cover a wide range of the typical designs. I’ve had a few of their compact keyboards in recently and the G515 Lightspeed TKL that they announced today is compact as well but in a little different way this time around. It is a TKL so it is shorter, but the big news here is the G515 is a low-profile design utilizing low-profile keycaps and switches to make the keyboard thinner and more like an old membrane keyboard. For testing today I have the Lightspeed wireless model in black to check out, so let’s dive in and see what it’s all about.

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Logitech G Pro X 60 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard

Back in September Logitech launched their updated Pro X Superlight 2 mouse and the Pro X TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard and I had the chance to get a feel for their latest gaming-focused wireless peripherals. The TKL keyboard is compact but smaller 60% keyboards have been growing in popularity and we are starting to see most of the big brands have their own versions except for Logitech. Well, that changed recently when they introduced their new G Pro X 60 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard. As usual with Logitech’s Pro lineup, they collaborated with a range of pro gamers to fine tune things but Logitech has also made significant changes to their G Hub software to help with the compact design as well. So today I’m going to see what Logitech’s take on a 60% keyboard is all about, let’s dive in!

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Logitech G Pro X TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard

Along with the new Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 Logitech also announced their new Pro X TKL Lightspeed gaming keyboard. This isn’t their first pro-focused gaming keyboard, they had the Pro Keyboard and the Pro X Keyboard before it. It might be a little confusing but it’s also not their first pro-focused TKL or tenkeyless keyboard either, those other two keyboards were also TKL this is just the first one to include it in the name. What this does bring however is Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology and alongside that, they have made a few changes to the keyboard as well. Logitech sent over their pink model to match our Pro X Superlight 2 and today I’m going to dive in and see what their pro-focused keyboard is all about and how it performs. Let’s go!

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Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2

I get a lot of different peripherals into the office for testing and you might think that I am constantly changing up what I use as my “main” hardware but that isn’t the case most of the time. Once I find something I like I stick with it. I still use the MasterKeys Pro L for my keyboard and for my mouse over the years I started with the SteelSeries Xai on to the Sensei and eventually switched to the Pro Wireless from Logitech when that came out. I switched to the Superlight and updated that to the bright pink Superlight when someone at Logitech sent a few over. That isn’t to say that I haven’t been a fan of other mice, but it's clear that I have a preferred shape. With that, the announcement of the new Pro X Superlight 2 which has been rumored for a long time is an exciting one. But as always in this situation improving on a popular design can be hard and it can be easy for small changes to upset people. So I’m curious to see how Logitech decided to improve on one of their more popular mice.

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ROG Raikiri Pro

While I am a keyboard and mouse guy to the core, there are plenty of games that play better when using a controller. So even the most hardcore keyboard and mouse PC gamers should keep a good controller around as well. I’ve been using a PS4 controller for a while but have issues with it from time to time and with that, I have been checking out a few different options from the Cooler Master Storm Controller as a budget option up to the Scuf Reflex controller and with the ROG Ally launch Asus also launched a new controller, the ROG Raikiri Pro and today I’m going to check it out as well to see what it is all about.

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Cooler Master MK721 30th Anniversary Edition

Seeing Cooler Master celebrate their 30th anniversary this year can’t help but make me feel a little old. It feels like just yesterday we were at CES with them for their 20th anniversary. For their 30th they announced and now have brought out a few different products themed in unique Cooler Master purple and turquoise, this includes their MK721 which came out two years ago but even though I love compact keyboards I didn’t end up covering them. Today I’m going to check it out, it gives us a chance to see what the MK721 is all about and check out what they have done to make it the 30th Anniversary Edition.

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Scuf Gaming Reflex Customization

While I have always been a mouse and keyboard fan, some games work best when using a controller. Especially with so many games being ported over from consoles to PC. Over the years I have tried different options designed for the PC specifically but the console controllers have always been more complete and have better build quality. I have been curious about what some of the higher-end controllers are like. Today I’m going to check out the Reflex from Scuff Gaming. The Reflex is their PS5 controller which means it will work with the PS5 and it is Bluetooth so it can work on Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android as well. Scuf Gaming offers the Reflex in three variations by default but also has full customization as well which is where our controller came from. So today I’m going to talk about the customization experience and then dive in and check out the controller we picked out.

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Cooler Master Storm Controller

Cooler Master has had a wide product lineup for years now so it’s rare to come across a PC-related product that they haven’t made, especially something in the PC peripherals market. So I was surprised when they announced the new Cooler Master Storm Controller that they haven’t made a controller in the past. It is right up their alley. Either way, the timing couldn’t be better because the controller I have been using on my PC has been acting up so I’m excited to see what the new Storm Controller is all about. Let’s dive in and see what features it has to offer then check out its performance.

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Logitech G502 X Plus

The Logitech launched the G502 back in 2014 which at the time was a complete departure from the “Logitech” styling and quickly became their edgy styling for years. While most of the Logitech mice have moved back to a smoother style, the G502 was so iconic that its design has stuck around with Logitech updating it every few years to the latest hardware and adding a Lightspeed model back in 2019 as well. So when they announced an updated G502 lineup it wasn’t a complete surprise, but with it being a full lineup, not just one or two mice that was a surprise. The new lineup has the G502 X product name and includes a basic G502 X which is the wired version, the G502 X Lightspeed which is wireless, and the G502 X Plus which is wireless as well but has Lightsync RGB lighting as well. All three are now available in black or white as well which is a big change. The G502 X Plus is the model that Logitech sent over for us to check out and is what I have been testing for a few weeks now so let’s dive into the new design.

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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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