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Below is a list of gaming peripherals that would make awesome gifts and stocking fillers!

PC Gamer:
Definitely at the top of my list would be items from Razer. A company well known for the quality and usability of their products, there will be something for everyone. Below is a list of items that would kit out any gamers set-up.

Black Widow Ultimate Keyboard – Razer.com
Vespula Mouse Mat – Razer.com
Naga 2014  Mouse – Razer.com
Kraken 7.1 Headset – Razer.com

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All of the above have excellent reviews and would suit anyone, from a hardcore gamer, to someone who plays casually, male or female!

Console Gamer:
I think that Gioteck have the console side of gaming pretty much covered. From headsets to controllers, there is something to suit most people, and with their upcoming new range release, there is even more to choose from!

EX-05 headset (EX-05S coming soon) (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – Gioteck.com
FR-1 Racing Wheel (PS3) – Gioteck.com
SC-1 controller (PS3) – Gioteck.com

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Gioteck also have a PS4 range hitting the shelves from November 29th, onwards.  The reviews for all of the above are great, and the prices are even better!

Perixx is a company that are best known for their mice and keyboard range.  They were kind enough to send me out one of their MX-3000 gaming mice for review.

The packaging design for the MX-3000 is actually very nice.  With the flaming image surrounding the mouse, it stands out really well.  The image of the mouse shows you what to expect, and as with other products, you have the Perixx branding and the name of the mouse.  Also along the bottom you have the ‘Made in Germany’ logo.  The front of the box opens up to reveal the mouse itself so that you can see what you are getting before you buy.  This flap is secured in place by a magnet and is very easy to open and close.  On the rear of the box you will find a list of features, provided in several languages.  The sides of the box also provide some information related to the mouse.

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After removing the mouse from the box, I found a cute little metal tin which sports the Perixx logo and web address on the top.  Inside the tin are 6 weight cartridges that you can insert into the base of the mouse to give it more weight if required.  Also included is a user manual, some replacement friction stickers for the bottom, software disc, and the mouse.

The mouse itself has a very nice design to it.  The 3D red colour scheme looks very nice and the black & silver colours match in with the red very well.  The cable on the mouse is braided and has a gold USB connector on the end.  There are 8 buttons on the mouse that range from the standard left and right click, to the DPI changer.  You can programme these buttons as you wish using the bundled software, once installed on your PC/laptop.

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The DPI settings are easily changeable and can be changed all the way from 500 to 8200.  The LED lights on the top of the mouse indicate which level DPI you are currently on, making it easier to select your preferred setting.  If you use your mouse for several gaming genres or even for general use, you can edit different profiles using the bundled software.  This way there will be something for each part of your computer use, and even something for the different people that my be using your mouse.  The LEDs on the mouse are nice and bright and are located in places on the mouse that just make them ‘POP’.  You can change the colour scheme on the mouse using the software included, so you can change things around to match your current setup if required – always a nice touch and something that I use often, mostly because I like change.

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The mouse fits very nicely into the palm of my hand.  My hands are not huge by any means, and it is nice to find a mouse every now and then that actually fits without having to stretch out my fingers to reach the buttons.  The mouse glides nicely over the surface, whether it be just the top of the desk or a mouse mat.  I have used the mouse during fairly extended gaming sessions, as well as for everyday use and have only more minor gripe with the mouse.  The DPI buttons are not placed conveniently.  If you are mid game and decide that you want to either increase or decrease the DPI, the buttons are awkward to reach in a rush and take a little effort to press.  The DPI button placement is the only thing that I am not too keen on with this mouse though.

Overall, I am very impressed.  The mouse does what it is supposed to do and works amazingly well.  Having the option to customise the mouse colour wise is always welcomed by myself.  You can currently find this mouse on Amazon UK for the price of £24.99 GBP and it is well worth the money, in my opinion – even the DPI button placement would not put me off.

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System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
USB Port

The M268 Gaming Mouse is brought to you from the new range of gaming peripherals from TeckNet.  This review will focus on value for money, performance and style of the mouse.

Firstly, the packaging that the mouse arrived in shows and tells you everything that you need to know.  You are greeted with a perfect view of the mouse itself through a clear plastic window on the front of the box – prefect for viewing before you buy.  On the sides of the box you are shown the specs and system requirements for the mouse, as we as a list of design features for the mouse.  The vack of the box shows you a whole list of the mouse features, which range from an enhanced refresh rate, to a list of what each of the buttons do.

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Upon removing the mouse, I was instantly impressed with how lightweight the mouse is, especially compared to my previous mouse.  Weighing in at only 150g, it is easy to hold and maneuver around.  The mouse features a braided cable – around 2 meters in length – and a gold plated USB plug.  It also has two buttons on the left hand side of the mouse (forward and back), a DPI shift button, and the scroll wheel.  The mouse is also very sturdy and a nice weight.  It doesn’t feel overly heavy or light, and is a pleasure to use throughout both short and long PC sittings.

All of the buttons are accessible easily and can be used without having to overstretch your fingers to reach.  The mouse also fits very comfortably in my hand, and my hands aren’t overly big.  The DPI button does what it should, how it should.  Simply click the button to change between the presets of 1000DPI, 1600DPI, and 2000DPI.  As you change the DPI settings, the blue light on the mouse gets brighter – the brighter the light, the higher the DPI.  The mouse also glides nice and smoothly over both my desk surface, and the mouse mat surface, without any additional force required.

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With TeckNet now focusing on reasonably priced gaming mice, I think that following my experience with their products recently, they could definitely make an impact.  The M268 Gaming Mouse does what you would expect it to, without all of the fancy extras.  This is definitely a mouse that I would suggest to anyone, no matter what they use their PC for.

System Requirements:

Windows 98, 2000, XP, ME, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & MAC OS
USB Port

**Please note**

The scroll wheel only works under the operating systems listed.  If you use the mouse with a different OS, the mouse may either not work or lose its enhanced features and function as a standard six-button mouse only.