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Gaming Peripheral Guide - eSports Tier

Sometimes, when you buy a gaming peripheral, it isn't meant to be purely practical, it's meant to show off to your friends. I mean, that's the whole point of RGB lighting, isn't it? In this extra tier, we'll look at some brands that are more showy or are impractical, except to eSport players/streamers.


DROP

Designed by Drop (formerly massdrop) in conjunction with their community, DROP keyboards (their only gaming product) are some of the best mechanical keyboards on the market. They all include numerous bells and whistles such as DROP's own custom mechanical switches, usb-c connection, and full RGB with a ridiculous amount of lighting modes. If you want a custom keyboard build, you can also purchase the frame, then purchase any type of switch or keycap you want. The DROP online store also provides a large spread of "artisan" keycaps.

Why it's a flex: Keyboards cost upwards of $180, each artisan keycap costs $10 or more, frame costs $220. And, just the fact that artisan keycaps exist.


FinalMouse

FinalMouse makes very limited-edition, high end mice. All of their mice sell out, and become a sort of "collector's item". FinalMouse specializes in extremely light mice; their most well-known mouse, the Cape Cod Ultralight 2, weighs a preposterous 47 grams. Although ultralight mice are unusable for many people used to a heavier mouse, they can also be used to great effect by experienced gamers for quick reactions and trick shots.

Why it's a flex: Do you really need a $150 mouse that weighs just 47g when you could get a 53gram mouse for $50?


Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a Japanese brand that produces many products, but the products we're talking about today are their keyboards. All of them have adjustable-actuation, silent topre switches, and high quality PBT keycaps. Additionally, their keyboards are astoundingly light - their happy hacking keyboard is a mere 45 grams.

Why it's a flex: Do you really need to pay $250+ for your keyboard to be 45 grams?




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