P8TCH http://p8t.ch/ Technology Blog Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:22:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://p8t.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cropped-cropped-p8tch-logo2-1-32x32.png P8TCH http://p8t.ch/ 32 32 Buyers Tips for Gaming Mice 2019 http://p8t.ch/buyers-tips-for-gaming-mice-2018/ http://p8t.ch/buyers-tips-for-gaming-mice-2018/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:16:25 +0000 http://p8t.ch/?p=1717 Like most gamers I often found myself in a dilemma when it came to purchasing the best gaming mouse for multiple game types, MMO, rpg, fps etc. With the right gaming mouse, the experience to play the game becomes smooth and offers improved, precision, performance and ultimately helps you become a better player (when you know you’re mouse). A cheap gaming mouse will not be able to offer the best performance when playing games, the same goes for an incorrectly configured gaming mouse. We recommend you spend some significant time learning your mouse settings and configuring your gaming mouse to benefit the most from the purchase. There are a variety of gaming mice available and it becomes hard to choose the right gaming mouse. There are some factors that one will need to consider when they are purchasing the right and the best gaming mouse. This article provides some of the key features you’ll need to review when looking for a new mouse, if you’re looking for the top 10 mice available for various game types I would recommend you give the 2019 edition of icontrolpad’s best gaming mouse review a read. So, lets jump right in and review the top things you need to consider when looking for a new gaming mouse for 2019:

Buyers Tips For Gaming Mice

First of all, one will need to check out the various brands of gaming mice that are available in the market. After this, one will need to select the gaming mouse option from all purpose gaming mouse or specialized gaming mouse. If one is only looking for gaming purpose, then it is best to choose the specialized gaming mouse. However, if one is looking for using the mouse for other purposes, other than playing game, then one should definitely opt for all purpose gaming mouse as it will be the best option, on the other hand, the all specialized gaming mouse will not be able to give better performance when it comes to other purposes, other than gaming.

Best Gaming Mice

All purpose mice are one of the common types of mice available in the market. These mice come in various sizes and shapes. If one is looking to play a wide range of game, these mice are the best option as they are versatile and they are able to handle a wide range of actions.

Another type of mice which is available in the market is FPS mice is the best option for gaming mice as they are able to offer the best performance when playing the high performance games such as: call of duty, battlefield, rainbow six, counter strike etc. There is also a good amount of overlap between the all purpose mice and the FPS mice. The FPS mice will have a sniper button, which is distinctive and it is place right beneath the thumb. This will help to slow down the DPI and the gamer will be able to line up the difficult shots.

MMO mice are types of gaming mice which one can check out. This mice is the best for games such as world of Warcraft, star wars etc. This type of gaming mouse is bulky in size and it will offer excellent performance when playing these types of games. This mouse is perfect for firing off the difficult skill rotations and this is also with the second precision. Some of these mice will also help to assign the gamer with the alternate button maps and these can be easily accessed with the click of the finger.

RTS mice are a type of mice that will also help to provide excellent performance when playing action packed games such as: star crafts.

Customizable mice are expensive but they will offer the best experience when it comes to playing games. There are various price tags of these mice that one can purchase from the market without any hassle.

There are three types of cost categories that these gaming mice are categorized into. The cheaper categories are less than $50 dollars, although they will be able to offer the gamer to play the game but they will not be able to offer the excellent performance that one is looking for. The mid range mice are categories of $50 – $100 and they will offer good experience when playing the game. The expensive mice will cost more than $100 and they will offer the best experience. The price of the mouse will also vary from one brand to another and from one type of mouse to another. The new models of the gaming mice will also cost more than the regular ones and also the gaming mice which comes with extra features. This is why one should take a look at range of gaming mice according to their needs and requirements.

Some mice are heavier than others and if one is looking for a lighter weight mouse, they will need to take a look at the weight of the mice before purchasing them. A light weight gaming mouse is easier to move around and they are easier to handle as well.

Gaming mice can come with the option of laser sensor or optical sensor. Both of these work fine but it depends on the need of the player.

Connectivity is another factor one will need to consider. One can sync up these with the devices to get better experience when playing the action packed games.

You should always make sure to read the customer reviews and then select the gaming mouse, considering these factors to help them to select the best gaming mouse.
Gaming Mouse Windows Settings

As mentioned previously in this article, it’s important to correctly configure your mouse for gaming. Settings like mouse acceleration or incorrectly configured windows mouse sensitivity can greatly impact your gaming. We recommend you follow this guide on how to setup your windows mouse sensitivity and dpi settings for your new gaming mouse. You can have the best mouse in the world, but if you don’t spend the time to set it up correctly, it could lose you the competitive advantage!


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Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Switch Types http://p8t.ch/mechanical-gaming-keyboard-switch-types/ http://p8t.ch/mechanical-gaming-keyboard-switch-types/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:22:56 +0000 http://p8t.ch/?p=1775 Recently I have been looking at new keyboard options for gaming, my current membrane keyboard is giving up on some keys. After some pretty exhausting research I found there are multiple gaming keyboard types, so I’ve decided to put this post together to help anyone else out who’s looking for a new mechanical keyboard and is on the fence about what key type to pick!

Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Key Types have brought a significant change in the gaming world as it assists in improving the overall responsiveness.

Here is a video I found useful which helps explains the key types:


Mechanical Keyboard Key Types:

Tactile and Linear

Both of these switches that is, the tactile and linear switch could be used for the purpose of gaming as well as typing. However, according to some experts, tactileswitches could be considered better for the purpose of typing whereas for gamers the linear switches would be a better option. The linear switch acts more like a membrane key when it comes to actuation whereas the tactile switch requires a halfway pressing.

Cherry MX

These particular switches are classic, old-fashioned, and are available in a huge variety, for example, Cherry MX Silver or Speed, Cherry MX Browns, Cherry MX Blacks, Cherry MX Blues, and Cherry MX Reds. The Cherry MX switches have a really high standard. They are considered to be a benchmark.

Cherry MX Silver or Speed

These are vital for the gamers as these are designed specifically for them. The actuation force for Cherry MX Speeds is usually 45 g. These kinds of linear switches have 1.2 mm of travel in comparison with the usual.

Cherry MX Browns

These are the tactile switches. The activation force required for the Cherry MX Browns switches is 45 g.

Cherry MX Blacks

These are the linear switches with an actuation force of 60 g.

Cherry MX Blues

These particular switches require an actuation force of 50 g and are very audible since they make a lot of noise.

Cherry MX Reds

Cherry MX Reds are regarded as the linear switches comprising of an actuation force of 45 g. These particular switches are ideal for both the purposes. That is, gaming and typing. These switches are common among the users and don’t make much sound while typing which make them favorable for the office use in particular where the working environment is required to be quiet and comfortable.


In comparison with the Cherry MX switches, the razer switches are considered to be more durable and responsive. The change in the typical switches was brought in the year 2014. The Razer Greens, Razer Oranges, and Razer Yellows are some of the types.

The Razer Greens

The Razer Greens have the actuation force of 50 g and there is an immense sound produce while typing.

The Razer Oranges

The Razer Oranges have the actuation force of 45 g and these are considered to be tactile. These switches are also ideal for the kind of environment which is preferred in offices. These particular switches would also be ideal for the home-based workers are they produce a very minimal sound.

The Razer Yellows

The Razer Yellows are the linear switches comprising of the actuation force of 45 g. The Razer Yellows are considered to be ideal for the gamers as compared to the Razer Greens and the Razer Oranges.


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Best VR Games for 2018 (Overview) http://p8t.ch/best-vr-games-for-2018-overview/ http://p8t.ch/best-vr-games-for-2018-overview/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:52:41 +0000 http://p8t.ch/?p=1768 For those that enjoy VR gaming there is a lot to look forward to in 2018. While 2017 was a good year for these gamers many say that the best is yet to come. There are some great upcoming VR games for 2018.

The Inpatient

This game was developed for the Playstation VR. It is considered to be the prequel to the game Until Dawn and was set 60 before the main events of that game have taken place. This game is considered to be an adventure game and the setting is the Blackwood Sanatorium. This game is for those that enjoy scary and creepy games since when the setting is an asylum something bad is bound to happen.

Brass Tactics

This game is developed for the Oculus Rift gaming platform. This is a table based game and the battlefield is set up to make a person feel like they are part of the action. A player will put their units onto the board and they can watch them come to life for the RTS combat. This game provides 3D action as well which is enjoyable for players that like to see amazing graphics.

Bravo Team VR

This game is for the Playstation VR platform. It is a first person shooter game that takes place in the modern times. While the city is fictional the rest of the game is not. A person will need to survive in the streets and it is kill or be killed. This game can be played in single player mode it a person can play with a friend and they can work together. When players team up they are going to need to communicate so they can defeat their enemies.


This game is available on several different gaming systems. It can be found on the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and the Playstation VR. This is a new type of game that is considered to be a psychological thriller. There is a version of this game that is going to be made for the Playstation 4 as well as the Xbox One. This game has a lot of cinematic elements to it as well as actual game play. This game is designed where human memories are recorded and they can go back and recreate their memories. The players will have to make their way through these memories. The main character of this event is a troubled man and the issues he is having with his family.

Beat Saber

This game is available for the Oculus Rift as well as the HTC Vine. It is a rhythm based game and will allow a player to create their own beats. A player will have a huge sword and they will need to hit the targets that align with the beat. There are also specific targets that a person has to hit as their sword changes color. This game may sound simple but it can be very challenging.
These are some of the games that are set to be released in the year 2018. These are some of the hottest games to be released in the world of virtual reality and they will change the way that people play games.

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Best Wearable Technology 2017 http://p8t.ch/best-wearable-technology-2017/ http://p8t.ch/best-wearable-technology-2017/#respond Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:26:29 +0000 http://p8t.ch/?p=1724 Wearable tech refers to all forms for electronics that you can wear on yourself as accessories, such as watches or as part of the fabric of your clothes. In 2018, such device have one common denominator which is connectivity to an Internet of Things (IoT) so that they are constantly transmitting data. From smart watches and health and fitness to wearable PCs for tactical, media development and everyday use. So whether you are looking to get on the track or outdoor sports and cycling, you can benefit from shopping for some smart wearable tech toys to help monitor your health and keep track of time and other data.

History of wearable technologies

There are wearable gadgets out there with motion sensors that enable them to take photos and collect other data then remotely sync with your mobile devices in real time. Wearable’s never get old. The have been around for a while now but they are still fashionable technology coupled with some practical functionalities to make your life outdoors a whole lot easier.

Wearable’s have been around at least as an idea since early 1930s and have since evolved into the most sophisticated body worn or even implant technologies with surprisingly large storage and complex processing and network capabilities while adapting to the mistreatment’s of being body worn like flexing and accepting a shower or a dive in the pool. The beauty in it now is that the devices we are seeing in the market today have a practical application that will help simplify the consumer’s life rather than just for fashion and style as with other articles worn. These also enjoy connectivity with mobile devices and application on smartphones.

Why is there such a fuss about fashionable tech?

The key contributing factor to the growth of the smart wear industry has been the increasing popularity of the mobile networks and other wireless technologies for simpler and healthier lives. The software developers for wearable apps has not been left behind in developing smart apps to support wearable technologies and even offering it for free for use. This has diversified the use of wearable tech to other fields such as maps, sports and health.

More applications for smart wear for business

Businesses and companies are able to collect useful data about their employees and customers using smart wear. Also, business owners can keep track of their numbers while out of the office with ease. How companies and application developers choose to use the data they are able to capture through these devices remains subject to available and emerging privacy regulations and the willingness of users to allow access to personal data.

The future

Into the future, all indicators show that this tech is not about to go away thanks to its efficiency and popularity and most of all, volatility of use. This and their popularity as a fashion item, the smart wear items are likely to continue being one of the most used devices around the globe. We will continue to see innovation and more ergonomic designs in the future with more sophisticated power, processing and networking capabilities.

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