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Not too long ago, I took a look at some of the most popular gaming headsets under $150) to figure out which one was best.

And while my opinion hasn't changed, there is one feature even our top-ranked headset didn't have: wireless audio. Typically, wireless sound is a feature reserved for more expensive devices priced between $200 and $500. But on the Corsair's new HS70, you can get solid wireless audio for just $179.

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One of the most personal choices for any desktop setup is the mouse. When you’re looking for a great quality gaming mouse, you’re more than likely going to be looking at it’s sensitivity – but you also want to grab something that looks great, is weighted correctly for your use and is designed with ergonomics in mind.

Over the past few months, I’ve been roadtesting some of the best gaming mice you can find and here are my recommendations.

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Many of today's mechanical "gaming" keyboards are innocuous devices that are just at home in an office as they are a game room. Corsair's K95 RGB Platinum is not one of those. It's a brushed aluminium boat of a keyboard with dedicated macro keys, a silver volume wheel and extra RGB lighting, just in case.

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If you're the kind of gamer that has a habit of spilling food and drinks everywhere, then you'll also understand the misery of cleaning keyboards. Good news though: there's another option on the market for people like you, you slob.

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There are PC gamers that like to build their own rigs, save as much money as possible, and take pride in the construction. And then there are those who just want to play every game at the highest settings possible, without being burdened by assembly, driver installations or the bits and pieces that come with building a new PC.

If you fall into the latter, the Corsair ONE is very much for you.

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It's the void the Steam controller was supposed to fill, but failed. How do you play traditional PC games requiring a mouse and keyboard on a couch, without having to sacrifice comfort or precision?

The latest answer from Corsair is to sacrifice neither. The Lapdog is marketed as a "gaming control center", although it's really better thought of as a stable table for gaming. And while that's a great idea in theory, the reality is far less pleasant.

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There's been plenty of mechanical keyboards on the market. I've even reviewed a few. But no matter how good the build quality, no matter how good the typing experience is, most mechanical keyboards tend to suffer the same problem: the asking price is simply too much.

Corsair's K70 LUX RGB mechanical keyboard is the first I've tried in a year that I'd feel comfortable recommending, striking a nice balance between features and design without being too expensive or ostentatious.

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It's the kind the Steam Controller was supposed to do: bring the precision of a mouse and keyboard to the living room, without the hassles and discomfort of multiple wires.

But Valve's controller is way too fiddly for most people. So ROCCAT have gone and followed in CORSAIR's footsteps by introducing the Sova Gaming Board -- basically a stable table for your mouse and keyboard.

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One of my favourite urban legends is the story about how cake mixes were first a commercial failure because customers felt uneasy about putting a cake together with just powder and water. It's not true, of course: sales of cake mixes doubled initially after World War 2, but that's a whole other story.

I bring it up because for better or worse, the idea that people were more comfortable adding an egg and butter to their cake mix has stuck. And it turns out that Corsair, GIGABYTE and NVIDIA are pulling a similar trick with PC builds.