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Thursday, 22 March 2018

New Bluetooth Headphones and Headsets from Artis Launched in India

Artis Launches Bluetooth Headphones and Headsets with Active Noise Cancellation

MUMBAI, India - March 21, 2018
Artis, a brand committed in providing premium audio products at affordable prices, today announced a flurry of improved range of Bluetooth Headphones as well as Headsets - BR200, G37, BH90S, BE410M, BE910M, BH300M & BH400M. All these new products combine uncompromising sound quality and portability along with dynamic stereo output, powerful bass, aesthetic design, and an urban appeal.

"The increasing passion towards music demands for improved clarity, sharp sound, powerful bass and dynamic stereo output which are the key features of our new products. The ergonomically designed earbuds combine the noise-cancelling properties along with the comfort of headphones lets user to enjoy music for longer periods," said Anil Daryani, Director at Artis. "As media consumption by our customers continues to go mobile, we are ecstatic to answer these queries by offering these new wireless ranges of products."

Artis's new wide range power packed headphones are crafted to satisfy the desire of music enthusiasts. They have a decent Bluetooth range of 10-15 meters with good battery life, including music playback and talk time. Users can experience the unmatchable and unbeatable music with external noise cancellation, exceptional bass, HD audio and many more salient features. Voice command feature stands high in the feature list.

Bluetooth Stereo Headsets for hands-free calling and music are made of ultra-light weight plastic, minimalistic over ear arch design to fit users' ear cup comfortably.

Price, Availability & Warranty

  • Artis BR200 priced at MRP of Rs. 2,499/-
  • Artis G37 priced at MRP of Rs. 2,499/-
  • Artis BH90S priced at MRP of Rs. 1,099/-
  • Artis BE410M priced at MRP of Rs. 1,499/-
  • Artis BE910M priced at MRP of Rs. 1,899/-
  • Artis BH300M priced at MRP of Rs. 1,699/-
  • Artis BH400M priced at MRP of Rs. 1,999/-

All of the above launched models come with 1 year warranty.

Technical Specifications:

Artis BR200
Artis G37
Artis BH90S
Artis BE410M
Artis BE910M
Artis BH300M
Artis BH400M


About Artis
After being set up in Mumbai nearly three decades ago, Artis has expanded to several states in India. With a team of dynamic young professionals guided by their founding members who are immensely experienced in the IT, Audio, Accessories & Power sector, the company constantly moves ahead with technology, offering innovative, futuristic solutions to its customers. The support team is incredible with experienced professionals with 24/7ready to assist attitude.
To know more, please visit

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Corsair Carbide 275R Review

The Corsair Carbide 275R - Sleek and Sassy

Corsair a brand with over 20 years of experience in the filed of PC peripherals ranging from cooling solutions, chassis and even system memories recently or best to say last year went into an all peripheral focus which was criticized by a few since most people out there including me like their gaming chassis. So finally in 2018 Corsair heard our pleas and has started rolling out some very impressive cabinets the first of which was the Corsair Carbide SPEC Omega which we reviewed a few months back, then came the Obsidian 500D and now we have the Corsair Carbide 275R which all thanks to Corsair India is on my table for review today!

Priced in at $80 for tempered glass and $70 for acrylic side panel the Carbide 275R is a direct successor to the older 270R and aims to be the compact and elegant solution for power builds in an attempt to continue the ongoing trend where people like to stuff the biggest of hardware in the smallest of chassis, which sometimes I don't understand but that's how it is these days. Coming in two color options of white and black the case sports support for four 2.5" drives and two 3.5" drives along with plenty of cooling options including support for a 360mm radiator in the front. All of this is backed up by the Corsair 5 Years warranty which is applicable on the glass panel aswell!

What's in the Box!?

Corsair stuck to the usual outer packing with the Carbide 275R and we have a plain brown cardboard box with the product name, images, specifications and even a detailed diagram of the dissembled case printed in black all over the box.

The box is quite heavy for a product of this size and this is mainly due to the weight of the tempered glass used which tends to be a thick heavy slab of, well glass! Glad to see that Corsair has opted for thick blocks of styrofoam here over normal thermocol blocks that tend to break at times during rough transit risking bending of the side panels which over here would've resulted in catastrophic cracked glass so good move by Corsair here.

Inside the box apart from the Corsair Carbide 275R we have the installation guide, warranty manual, a hex key or allen wrench for the tempered glass screws along with a bunch of cable ties, motherboard screws, fan screws, SSD screws etc all of which can be found inside a small brown box located inside the case in the first drive caddie.

A Closer Look at the 275R

Being a direct successor to the 270R the 275R steals similar looks form the former but with the much refined finish along with that touch of tempered glass to match up with time and trend. The entire case is white in every corner with trims of silver on the feet below and has well rounded edges giving it a nice appeal and stance from the outside. Its just too clean and classy, I mean I feel and even did dirty the case even by putting my fingers on that smooth white edges and boundaries while taking the pictures! Its so Steve Jobs like thing to be honest.

The front of the case is removable with a little force and is made out of solid-premium plastic which is mildly textured and has a neat Corsair logo at the bottom. Behind that you'll find a magnetic dust filter to keep the inert clean since the air is sucked in from the 5mm gap on the sides which is non-vented and I'm fine with it since the look is worth it & the dust filter inside is quite thick and fine to block most of the dust and finer particles.
Also at the bottom we have a white LED strip which gives a white halo at the bottom when the system is turned on to complete that whole minimalist and sophisticated stature.

Looking at the top section we have a removable dust filter which is all white and magnetic like the front one. Its fine but obviously not as fine as we have on the front but that'll do for most of us. The top section of the 275R supports upto 240mm radiator provided you use low profile memory stick like the Corsair Vengeance and likes which is a bit of a trade off here obviously.
For connectivity we have the white LED illuminated power button, a reset button, audio jacks and a two USB 3.0 ports with no USB-C type. Now this is something which I'm not a fan of, no not the USB Type-C as I can live with that but I was expecting more USB ports in the front provided how the present market is of gaming peripherals where even gaming headsets rely on USB ports for connectivity & this is a premium case so atleast one more USB port was expected.

Turning our glance at the back we have the standard seven expansion slot arrangement here along with a 120mm exhaust fan mount which already has a SP120 installed out of the box and is non-RGB. Along with the standard seven expansion slots we also have two vertical mounts for graphics card which would easily support a two slot graphics card in vertical fashion provided you have a PCIe riser cable which has to be brought separately and is not provided with the case nor by Corsair through its online or offline partners. This is an extremely welcome move since this not only completes the whole studio look of the 275R but also vertically mounted cards are a thing now with all those RGB decorations on the fan sides worth showing off and this comes right out of the box and no extra accessory is needed for this unlike other brands giving user the much needed flexibility.

PSU mount is standard with no tray or bracket system and comes with a removable dust filter at the bottom which is yes you guessed it right white! The Corsair 275R on paper supports a PSU of upto 180mm which is ample for almost every PSU out there but if needed one can remove the HDD cage underneath the shroud to gain more space obviously at the cost of two HDDs so its a call to be taken at the user's end.
The bottom side is plane and simple with no projections or caveats but a notable thing are the feet that the 275R stands upon which are not only oddly thick but are rubber padded and have a nice silver trim to them showing the attention to detail paid while designing the case.

A peek inside and we see a clean and I mean exceptionally clean and white area with just the rubber grommets on the caveats the only thing which is not white and is adding some contrast to the space. The Corsair 275R supports upto ATX motherboards and graphics card lengths of upto  370mm which covers even the longest cards in the market today including the Zotac AMP or the MSI Gaming X Trio. The front has one SP120 fan pre-installed like the one at the back but one can install a radiator of upto 360mm in the front so this paves way to stuff even a HEDT processor inside since the front 360mm would be drawing air directly from the outside. On the downside a push pull configuration is not possible here since the PSU shroud just doesn't leave that much gap to fit in a solution that thick.
Also the PSU shroud which runs through the entire length of the case is pure white with vents on the PSU top and a caveat for easy wire routing like the PCIe power cable and the Audio cable.

At the back we can see that we have the HDD cage at the bottom which houses two tool less caddies for 3.5" HDD or 2.5" SSDs and can be removed if required. There are also two SSD mounts near the front end and also two more with black backplates to hold the SSDs in place. The bracket is made out of metal so there is no chance of breakage which is good and I expect nothing less at this price point. For wire management we have good clearance and it shouldn't be much of an issue here.

Time for the Fun Part - Installation!

Before I proceed further I'd like to say that I had a very limited time with this case hence I've concentrated more on bringing you a more detailed review and less of fancy photographs so excuse me for the bad photography here at times.
For this installation and build of the Corsair Carbide 275R I've decided to go with something different than what I usually do since this case can accommodate almost any AIO in the market today if installed on the front side so I wanted to try how it'll come out with an air cooler in place and also since the case provides for a vertically mounted graphics card then why not use it so we'll be mounting the graphics card vertically here for more or less aesthetics reasons. Also I've swapped the stock Corsair SP120 fan in the front with three 120mm high CFM blue LED fans to provide optimum air flow to this case and as most of you would be doing so when going for an air cooler build.
For the build I've used the following components -

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5
RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Graphics Card: MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G
Storage: Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 700
RGB LED Strip: Colors by TweakedPC

I'm pretty happy with how the build has come up here with everything in place. Talking about the air cooler first the Noctua NH-D14 is quite beefy and due to the tall memory kit that I've used I had to shift the front 120mm fan a few notches up and yet the case accommodated it easily with its 170mm clearance! The graphics card sits tightly into the slots provided and there was absolutely no hassle whatsoever in installing the card, just pop off the two metal strips that close the vertical expansion slots and screw in the card and tighten it to go ahead. The 2cm space behind the motherboard is ample for wire management and thanks to the shroud here its easier to hide the wires even if using a non modular PSU such as mine which has round thick cables.

Even while installing the cooler fans or routing the cables through the various locations I didn't find any difficulties even though I have thicker fingers than an average guy and even if my hand or fingers did get rubbed across the metal then also there were no cuts or bruises since the entire finishing is so smooth and clean without any rough edges making it builder friendly even for newbies. As can be seen the RGB LED strip glow is scattered and reflected beautifully by the all white interiors of the 275R which makes it even a better. Also if you look closely then we can see that the front slit without the vents does a great job in reflecting the lights from the blue LED fans installed in the front. Over all the build is quite clean and even with so much stuffed inside the case looks beautiful and exactly how I'd like it to be even though I'm not a fan of mid-towers but still I like how this entire build has come across in terms of looks aswell in terms of building experience.

Temperature Reading

To get the temperature readings across various components I've used HWMonitor and run every test twice taking the highest reading out of the two. Only on exhaust SP120 fan is used & CPU cooler is the Noctua NH-D14 and its set to default settings via the BIOS just as the exhaust fan.
Reading is taken with the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X overclocked to 3.8Ghz and fan curve for the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G is set to default that is the fans would only spin after the card hits 60°C or more. CPU and Graphics Card are loaded for 15mins using the MSI Kombuster and FurMark suit respectively. Readings are in degree Celsius and readings are in delta temperature.

My Verdict

Refresh done right! Yes, that's the best way to describe the Corsair Carbide 275R chassis. Most people might take it just as a cosmetic refresh to the previous 270R but to be honest the 275R has not only picked up right from where the 270R left but has also made a mark for its own self in terms of an entirely new case.
The ample storage options with two HDDs and four SSDs is big improvement and a much needed and useful thing of today where most people need multiple drives just for a gaming PC lets forget about a HTPC or a professional grade work station. Talking about the cooling options we have more than we can possibly as for from a mid tower with a 360mm in front, a 240mm on top and then a 120mm at the back which is practically enough for a custom cooling loop for the CPU and GPU both or just a AIO for the CPU and a GPU with a hybrid cooler, the possibilities are endless but the conclusion is that inside a mid tower for around $80 we are looking at a workstation grade build with ease which is nothing short of impressive. Oh and we can even mount the Graphics card vertically!
Should I talk about the looks? Of course i should, the Corsair 275R is a thing of sheer beauty and much more. The all white interior and exterior is just splendid and something to fall for especially with the use of textured plastic wherever required and smooth edges and curvaceous front fascia. The silver trims on the feet is a testimony to the attention to details here & with that tempered glass this is the perfect studio or gaming PC case for this year and for a few more to come offering great looks on its own and adding value to the various RGB or non-RGB components used.
"The Corsair Carbide 275R has a sophisticated flare of craftsmanship due mainly to the meticulous designing and added tempered glass panel. Building a system using this case can make the most novice builder look like a polished pro at building gaming computers"
Pros - 
  • Exceptionally designed
  • Ample of Liquid Cooling options including a 360mm mount
  • Comes with vertical graphics card mounting option
  • Five years warranty applicable on glass break aswell 
  • Great air flow
Cons - 
  • Only two USB ports in the front
  • Push pull configuration in case of 360mm is not possible
I give it a 9/10 earning out Gold Award

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

This mouse from Rapoo has fashion sense

Tech Fashion Redefined! Rapoo India Launches the 3510 Plus Fabric Wireless Optical Mouse

Mumbai, India, March 13, 2018: RAPOO - a leading manufacturer of wireless peripheral products, has introduced the 3510 Plus 2.4G Fabric Wireless Optical Mouse in India.

A fusion of innovation and style, the RAPOO 3510 Plus Fabric Wireless Optical Mouse is an exquisite combination of a soft fabric surface, cool colors and a textural effect felt when touched.

The product is designed to be of a proper size (113 x 64 x 30 mm), ideal for both hands. It offers a big advantage in portability with a delicate 80g body and a plug-and-play ultra-mini NANO receiver. Stable 2.4G wireless technology covers a 10m transmission distance and effectively prevents the mouse link from jamming. The 12 months’ battery life makes it an efficient productivity tool. Moreover, it is adaptable to different surfaces with the 1000 DPI HD invisible tracking engine.

Commenting on the product, Mukesh Chaudhary, Country Head, India, SAARC & ME, Rapoo Technology said, “Rapoo aims to redefine the usage of wireless tech accessories. The combination of elegance and versatility in designing wireless accessories is what sets the brand Rapoo, a class apart. The Rapoo 3510 Plus Fabric Wireless Optical Mouse is designed to cater to individuals whose aesthetic sense of style in their personalities extends to their choice of gadgets.”

The Rapoo 3510 Plus Fabric Wireless Optical Mouse will shortly be available in India in 3 colors, blue, black and grey. It will be available offline as well as online via Rapoo’s authorized partners.

Key features of the Rapoo 3510 Plus Fabric Wireless Optical Mouse:

Soft fabric cover

Soft fabric cover is not only durable and breathable, but also offers an extremely comfortable grip.

Reliable 2.4G wireless connection
Reliable 2.4G wireless connection covers a distance up to 10 meters.

1000 DPI high-definition tracking engine
Enjoy responsive and smooth cursor control with the 1000 DPI high-definition invisible tracking engine.

12-month battery life
With Rapoo's latest energy saving technology and power switch, you can use your mouse without power interruption for up to 12 months.

Precision on nearly every surface
The high-performance engine enables you to use 3510 Plus on virtually any surface.  Enjoy a high-speed response and unrivaled accuracy.

Plug-and-forget NANO receiver
So small and unobtrusive, you can plug it into a USB port and forget about it, and you can say goodbye to worry about lost receivers.

What's in the box:
1 x Wireless Mouse
1 x Nano receiver
1 x AA alkaline battery (pre-installed)
1 x Quick start guide

System requirements:
Windows10,Windows 8,Windows 7,Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS computer with USB port


About Rapoo

Founded in 2002, RAPOO is dedicated to offering excellent, cutting-edge wireless peripheral products to users around the world. “Wireless Your Life” is the simple philosophy that RAPOO has always adhered to.

RAPOO has constantly paid close attention to the continuous changes in user demands and to providing corresponding solutions. The RAPOO range of wireless mice, wireless keyboards, wireless headsets and wireless speakers is tailored to meet the needs of PC users. Bluetooth headsets and Bluetooth keyboards for intelligent terminals, like mobile phones and tablet PCs, are further featured in RAPOO’s broad portfolio. Multimedia keyboards and Multi-Link (dandelion technology) product suites for the home theater round out the RAPOO range.

RAPOO possesses a top class R&D design team which has a deep understanding of the industrial aesthetic standards of today’s world and can accurately grasp the end-user experiences in the market. In the IF Design Awards 2012 and 2013, four products of the RAPOO Blade Series won awards, which further strengthened and honored RAPOO's relentless pursuit of offering the best user experience.

RAPOO was listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 002577) in China in April 2011. In order to provide more end-users around the world with excellent products and services, RAPOO launched its global market strategy in 2011 to enable global users to simultaneously share RAPOO’s technological achievements.

RAPOO’s mission is to "Wireless Your Life”, meaning that RAPOO is constantly striving to bring more and more people around the world unique wireless enjoyment and in doing so create a brand-new wireless lifestyle.

MasterKeys Pro L Gaming Keyboard Re-launched by Cooler Master

Cooler Master RE-launches MasterKeys Pro L with White LEDs at an attractive price!

  • MasterKeys Pro L – 100% full-key layout with CHERRY MX Red & Brown switches 
13th March 2018 Mumbai, India – Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today launched a selection of keyboards for gamers and casual users to choose from. The MasterKeys Pro L Intelligent White provides a crisp, clearer white that an RGB keyboard cannot deliver. The keyboard also comes with multiple LED lighting modes, on-the-fly macros, profile support, and CHERRY MX (Red and Brown) switches – the epitome of simplistic design.

“The MasterKeys Pro Intelligent White series offers brilliant crisp white illumination. Presets include Light Wave, Breathing, and unique responsive effects. The keyboard comes in a full keyboard layout and includes CHERRY MX switches to match tactile preference. Plug and Play design eliminates the hassle of installing software and all settings are adjustable via the On-the-fly System in a simple and user-friendly manner. But what’s really special is the price we are re-launching this keyboard in India!! It’s an unbeatable price proposition” – Said Sanket Naik – Country Manager, India.


The Brightest of Brights with the MasterKeys Pro L

The MasterKeys Pro Intelligent White series offers the brightest LEDs and the best tactile feeling suitable for all users. Cooler Master effectively designed a keyboard with the brightest white LED backlighting while still using 100% authentic CHERRY MX switches. The Intelligent White LEDs provides a clearer, crisper white compared to RGB keyboards. On-board memory ensures all responsive lighting effects and macros are executed instantly thanks to the seamless On-the-fly System and profile support.

On-the-fly System to adjust lighting modes

The intuitively placed function keys layer allows you to manually adjust the lighting speed and mode to match your personal taste. To alter the lighting mode, press FN + left or right arrow keys with the anti-clock wise icons. You can also modify the light speed by pressing FN + the top and down arrow keys with the speed icon. Whatever your style or preference, it can be altered at the tip of your fingers, without the need to install or use software.

Suitable for Work and Play

The keyboard comes with a default and gaming profile modes. While working or doing homework you can disable gaming macros and lighting modes by pressing FN + ESC to enter default mode and prevent the use of any macros. When you’re ready to get back into the game, use the four dedicated profiles for all your lighting and macros for a quick and easy switch to boost your performance. The Status Indicator System, by holding down the FN key, makes it easy to navigate the On-the-fly System and easily change settings and profiles by just glancing at the keyboard.

Exclusive Anti-Ghosting Technology

Two advanced technologies rolled into one making the keyboard’s functions and macros compatible even on Mac OSX systems. Cooler Master has combined N-key and 6-key rollover together, ensuring each key press is correctly detected regardless of how many keys are pressed. Rest assured, regardless of how fast and furious it gets, or on whatever OS you choose to game, the MasterKeys Pro series can handle it.
MasterKeys Pro L: Immediate

Where to Buy:


About Cooler Master
Cooler Master is a Taipei-based, global computer components company with more than a 20-year track record in releasing innovative products that truly advance the industry. We are driven by a passion for the things that make building a PC such a unique, rewarding experience, and sustained by a vision that we can reinvent the way these machines are designed, made and used. From our landmark release of the first ever aluminum PC case to our groundbreaking switch to the modular format, Cooler Master is committed to bringing our customers and fans the utmost in choice and control. For more information on Cooler Master, please visit or follow us on Facebook

Saturday, 10 March 2018

AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X and other second gen Ryzen CPU pricing revealed in leak

The second coming of Ryzen

AMD returned to relevance in the high-end processor space with its Zen architecture, and while first generation Ryzen parts didn't outright dethrone Intel, Zen gave AMD a solid foundation to build upon. We are going to see that soon with the release of second generation Ryzen parts, prices for which have leaked out.

Before we go any further, let's clear something up real quick. AMD's second generation Ryzen processors are not Zen 2. They're based on what AMD is calling Zen+ using a refined 12-nanometer manufacturing process, whereas first generation Ryzen (Zen) processors are built on a 14nm process. Zen 2, due out sometime next year, will be built on a 7nm process.

Okay, back to the leak. Spanish website El Chapuzas Informatico dumped a whole bunch of AMD slides detailing the company's upcoming Ryzen processors. If the slides are legit—and they certainly look like it—we now know what speeds and price points AMD's next batch of Ryzen processors will hit.

Here is a breakdown:
  • Ryzen 7 2700X (8-core/16-thread, 3.7GHz-4.35GHz, 20MB, 105W TDP)—$369
  • Ryzen 7 2700 (8-core/16-thread, 3.2GHz-4.1GHz, 20MB, 65W TDP)—$299
  • Ryzen 5 2600X (6-core/12-thread, 3.6GHz-4.25GHz, 19MB, 95W TDP)—$249
  • Ryzen 5 2600 (6-core/12-thread, 3.4GHz-3.9GHz, 19MB, 65W TDP)—$199

Each of those will ship with a different version of AMD's Wraith cooler, with the Wraith Prism going to the Ryzen 7 2700X, Wraith Spire (LED) going to the Ryzen 7 2700, Wraith Spire (non-LED) going to the Ryzen 5 2600X, and Wraith Stealth going to the Ryzen 5 2600.

The price points match up similarly to Intel's Core i7-8700K, Core i7-8700, Core i5-8600K, and Core i5-8600 processors. Just as important, however, one of the slides reiterates that all of AMD's Ryzen 2000 processors are compatible with existing socket AM4 300-series motherboards, with a BIOS update.

AMD will also be releasing new X470 and B450 chipsets to help make better use of its Precision Boost and eXtended Range Frequency (XFR) technologies. Assuming the clockspeeds are the primary change, performance should be up to 10 percent faster than the existing Ryzen parts. Expect to see all of this land at retail on or around April 19, at which time we'll also find out if there are any deeper architectural changes to improve performance..

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Corsair launches the all new Carbide 275R

Minimalist Design, Maximum Features
CORSAIR Launches Carbide Series 275R PC Case

BENGALURU, India - March 7, 2018

CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of the new Carbide Series 275R PC Case. Combining minimalist design, and a wealth of features that make building a great-looking PC easier than ever, the 275R is available in either black or white, and with a choice of tempered glass or edge-to-edge acrylic side panel. Simple and understated styling frame an un-interrupted view into your PC, while a wealth of cooling options allow the 275R to host the most ambitious PC builds. Finished with soft front accent lighting and tireless attention to detail, the 275R is styled for subtlety but equipped to standout.

Beneath its minimalist styling, the 275R boasts the latest in PC case features, from a vertical GPU mount to integrated lighting. Able to mount up to a huge 360mm liquid cooling radiator in the front or a 240mm in the roof, the 275R is ready to host the most demanding liquid cooling systems.

Two included CORSAIR SP120 cooling fans and unobtrusively placed ventilation ensure the 275R has plentiful airflow to cool even today's hottest hardware, with the option to fit up to six 120mm cooling fans should you need to upgrade.

A full-length PSU cover and plentiful cut-outs and tie-downs make building a great looking system easy, while removable dust filters in the roof, floor and front* ensure your PC still looks its best, long after the build is finished.

The 275R also boasts a deceptively large amount of drive space within its clean and clutter-free interior. Hidden from view are four 2.5in SSD mounts on the rear of the motherboard, with two 3.5in hard drive trays beneath the PSU cover.

Ready to house today's fastest PC hardware within refined and reserved styling, the CORSAIR Carbide Series 275R pairs minimalist design with maximum features.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing
The CORSAIR Carbide Series 275R is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors as well as direct from the CORSAIR webstore.

The CORSAIR Carbide Series 275R is backed by a comprehensive two-year warranty and the CORSAIR worldwide customer support network.

For up-to-date and regional pricing of the CORSAIR Carbide Series 275R, please refer to the CORSAIR website or contact your local CORSAIR sales or PR representative


CORSAIR is a world leader in providing high-performance PC peripherals and components to gamers, enthusiasts and e-sports athletes.

Founded in 1994, CORSAIR has won thousands of awards for its products including mechanical keyboards, precision gaming mice, wireless headsets, high-performance components that gamers use to build gaming PCs, and the CORSAIR ONE fully-integrated gaming PC.

Copyright © 2018 CORSAIR Components, Inc. All rights reserved. CORSAIR, the sails logo, and Vengeance are registered trademarks of CORSAIR in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice. To know more please visit

Monday, 5 March 2018

Rapoo VH150 Backlit Gaming Headset Review

Rapoo VH150 Backlit Gaming Headset - Performance on a Budget!

When it comes to PC peripherals or especially gaming peripherals there are a lot of brands that keep popping up with their new products that sometimes are quite impressive if not downright disappointing! One such new brand stepping inside the Indian market is Rapoo which is a Chinese Brand established in 2002 and is a subsidiary of MLK Electronics Hong Kong established with the aim of delivering ground breaking wireless PC peripherals. Well though not wireless but today we have with us the Rapoo VH150 Backlit Gaming Headset for review thanks to Rapoo India which they'd launched in February 2018.

Priced in at Rs 2999 the Rapoo VH150 Backlit Gaming Headset utilizes 50mm neodymium drivers to deliver a thump pumping audio quality at a maximum 20Khz all working perfectly with almost any device you can name of including PC, cell phones, tablets and even gaming consoles of the latest generation.
With an impedance of 32 Ohms and a maximum output power of around 100mW which is exactly what we expect from a headset of this category.

What's in the Box!?

For the first time ever I'm looking at a gaming series component to be coming in a a plain brown cardboard box with no hints of colors whatsoever! Rapoo somewhat decided to pack the VH150 inside a plane cardboard box with a lined out product image along with the product name clearly printed on the the sides and the bottom.

Open the box and you'll find yourself the VH150 tidily fit onto a cardboard stand along with a user guide cum warranty leaflet. The packing and contents are bare minimum and just enough to get you started clearly indicating cost cutting measures to keep the price as low as possible. Overall the packaging is fine for the amount of protection it will offer to the inert but a colored box would've been a bit better and more soothing to the eyes.

Let's take a Closer Look

The headband on the Rapoo VH150 is thick and padded with a smooth layer of foam and leatherette like material which boasts the Rapoo logo on the top. The entire frame is aluminum based which comes out bare in form of brushed aluminum finish at the hinges of the headset cup. The hinges are non rotatable and are rigid as they are offering little flexibility but are sturdy enough not to break while bending or twisting them a bit.

Looking at the cups we see that they are very well made and constructed with a premium rubber finish all over the outer body and memory foam like thick padding on the inside about who's comfort we'll see later on in the review. The hings can rotate to a bit on the inside so as to adjust to the users preference and have a premium looking joint to it. You see a meshed covering on the which has the blue led in  side and will light up when the headset is powered on.
What I find awkward is that the connecting wire for both the cups is protruding outside of the band near the joints which can tangle or even break if the user is wearing earrings, beads or anything as such. This is something that I even find strange in some of the HyperX headsets but now its trickling down to Rapoo aswell!

The VH150 comes with a 3m long non braided wire which has an in-line volume control and also a switch to turn on/off the backlit LEDs on the cups. The in-line controller is big and chunky and rests near the headset side of the wire for easier access and is covered in the same rubber material as the headset to give a more homogeneous approach. Connectivity wise we have a 3.5mm audio and microphone jack along with a USB connector to power on the LED, if not connected the headset would work like a normal headset with no LEDs.
Also the 103dBmW sensitivity mic is detachable and extremely flexible but sturdy covered by a foam cap and can be adjusted as per the user's wish. Sadly you cannot mute it via a physical button since none is present on the headset or on the in-line controller.

Time to hit the Chords!

Gaming Performance

Since the Rapoo VH150 aims at gaming, obviously, we tested it with some of our all time favorites, Crysis 3 and Battlefield 1 for its excellent blend of audio, Middle Earth: Shadow of War for its pitch perfect environmental sounds and Forza Horizon 3 well simply 'coz I like that game!
In Crysis 3 we had no issue whatsoever in listening to or understanding what Prophet was saying and noises were greatly distinguished in the heat of battle, even of the crickets in the NY jungle! Battlefield 1 came out fully immersive especially when it came to sitting inside the battle tanks or listening to aerial bombing happening across the field. In Shadow of War we could really feel the voices coming from different directions and interestingly even though the bass on these headphones are acceptable they didn't distort the sounds of footsteps from behind and I was able to pin point the enemy location making it a great choice for eSport players including CS:GO. The engines of Bugatti or Lamborghini sounded great but the bass on this headset is quite damped out in comparison to what I like and what is needed at times so there was a bit of hollowness to the entire feel over here.
Also the mic is static free and picks up noise at low levels, a bit of a nasal comes in but with a bit of an adjustment that can be taken care of. Even though its quite flexible I didn't feel it to be flimsy at all in terms of build quality which is quite good since we adjust the mic often during gaming sessions.

Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Stuff 

For movies and music I plugged in the VH150 into a ALC 1220 codec based audio solution on my PC motherboard and also we tested it with an Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 7 for basically musical playback. Firstly we went in for a wide variety like the dialogue intensive Schindler's List & 12 Years a Slave to high pitch titles like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Fast and the Furious 8, all came out in perfect quality except for the part where you'd like plenty of bass or need to enjoy the highs in the spectrum.
Bryan Adam's Heaven and some of my all time favorite Bollywood songs sounded great with exceptional lows accompanied by a good treble. Eminem Legacy and Rap God were as clear as they can be with bass nearing perfection for a gaming headset, even at full volume songs from 3 Doors Down, Motorhead or Metallica didn't crack displaying the true power of the 50mm drivers that it uses. A thing about these headsets is that these are quite loud and not loud as in loudness but in terms of sharpness so make sure you keep the volume at round 50%-70% as at high volumes the voices get really sharp and can hurt your ears.
Noise isolation is good not extremely great but noise isolation both for the headset and microphone is good as you can' listen to he chatter of the guy sitting next to you nor do the mic picks up sounds of your mechanical keyboards which is a welcome move.
Comfort wise the clamping force on these headsets is not too tight nor too loose which is good for gamers who tend to move their head too much and can cause their headsets to slip off their heads but due to the material used on the cups whcih is non breathable & a bit on the harder side it can get sweaty and itchy in summers so be aware of that.

My Verdict

I always like to review new and unconventional brands as they tend to offer something new all the time be it good or bad but in case of Rapoo I see a product that has more positives to weigh out its negatives. Right now you can pick these up for as low as ₹1,499 which when considered with what the VH150 has to offer we find our selves looking at a winner.
The VH150 from Rapoo is build solid with a full aluminum frame padded thickly and smoothly offering rigidity and comfort all at the same time. Even though the cups don't rotate much but the sound quality they offer is good enough for most of us especially the budget gamer for whom this product is aimed at as at this price point we can't ask much. The cable is long and in-line control works nicely and is easily accessible while the noise cancellation on the mic and its sound quality is good for Skype calls or in game chats.
The blue LED light is subtle and does add a bit of bling to the package but its the premium rubber coating over the headset that makes it really impressive and worthy. Bass is underwhelming which I was a bit disappointed by and so were the highs to some extent but when I look at the price tag I can't complain much.
"The Rapoo VH150 Gaming Headset is build solid, sounds good, looks great and is priced to the point making it a perfect recommendation for every gamer on a budget who wants a bang for their buck & even more!"
Pros - 
  • Solid Build Quality
  • Premium Rubber Finish 
  • Aptly Priced
  • Detachable Mic
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Comfortable
Cons -
  • Lacks Bass
  • No Mic Mute Button  
I give it a 7/10 earning our Silver Award!

Sunday, 4 March 2018

MSI launches a pair of RGB mechanical keyboards with extra keycaps

One is a full-size keyboard and the other is a tenkeyless (TKL) plank.

The peripheral market is now flush with mechanical keyboards, but if you thought companies would stop producing new models, think again. Proving as such, MSI is rolling out two new models, the Vigor GK80 (full-size) and Vigor GK70 (tenkeyless, meaning no dedicated number pad) with customizable RGB lighting.

Both of these are gaming keyboards with a choice between Cherry MX Red or Cherry MX Silver key switches. What's the difference? As noted, Cherry MX Reds have a linear actuation, meaning smooth and fast key presses with no bump, and are quiet. The same traits apply to Cherry MX Silver switches, which are a newer breed, but with a shorter actuation point. For Cherry MX Reds, the actuation point is 2mm, with a total travel distance of 4mm, while Cherry MX Silvers have a 1.2mm actuation point and 3.4mm travel distance.

MSI's new keyboards ditch the plastic frame found on most models in favor of an anodized aluminum base, without a traditional housing. Keyboards that go this route have a sort of floating key design. It can also make the lighting brighter with more LED spillage, so that's something to keep in mind.

There are no dedicated macro/gaming keys. However, there are individual media keys along the top. MSI also built a series of hotkeys to switch between three motherboard and graphics card performance modes on the fly, provided you own compatible MSI hardware.

The keyboards come with a key puller and some extra keycaps, including four metal zinc alloy caps for the WASD keys and a dozen double injected rubber keycaps. These can be stored in the backside of the wrist rest.

Both keyboards will be available later this month. MSI has not yet provided information on pricing.