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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Progress Update 6: Progress? Seriously?

Hey people 😀

Updates been slow in coming cause I’ve been personally busy with another project not related to WASD. Here, I should mention I’m only running this business part-time and have a dayjob. So, yeah.. 😀

Besides that, there’s been a few new stuff that we just got recently, and since we don’t have much to update (we actually do but we’re saving it for another time under the modifications page. heh), here’s a picture of all the ready stock items we have. DSC_0222

Mousepads:

SteelSeries Diablo 3 QcK – RM 79
SteelSeries QcK+ special editions – RM 99
(iG, Fnatic & Na’Vi editions)
Razer Goliathus Large – RM 89

Mice:

SteelSeries Kinzu v2 – RM 90
SteelSeries Rival – RM 220
SteelSeries Rival iG – RM 240
Razer DeathAdder 2013 – RM 215
Razer DeathAdder 2013 CLG – RM 230

Also, before i forget, we’ve added a new page with 1 (more to come) subpages. The modifications page is our go to guide for all of you who wanna have a hand at tinkering and modifying your mechanical keyboard. Note that this will usually void you warranty and we will not be held responsibility for anything that happens.

As usual, we’re lonely and look forwards to any comments you guys might have. Hit us up on our facebook page as well! 😀

Cheers!
WASD Peripherals

 

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Progress Update 5a: Goodies Galore

Hey guys!!

Been a hella long week for me on a personal note, but here at WASD Peripherals, it’s been quite awesome. 😀

We got a few shipments this week (expected more, but only got a few), and here they are:

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The first package came all the way from England, ladies and gentlemen. And this is what’s inside:

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These are all for sale, each set of 4 keycaps (QWER/ WASD/1234/Arrow set) being RM 50, and a set of 8 keycaps would be RM 90. So far we’ve sold 12 keycaps, and only the Orange/Black WASD, Arrow Set, and 1234 as well as the White/Black WASD and 1234 are available.

Package No.2 is from China, is so far proving to be pretty popular. 

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These are the Dota 2 and Starcraft 2 keycaps. These will look simply AWESOME on your escape key, so get them before they’re all sold out!

Black and White Dota2 Solid Keycaps are RM 15 each.

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Dota2 and Starcraft 2 Keycaps with shine-thru are RM 20 each.
Show your support for your favourite SC2 faction, or get them all if you’re a hardcore SC2 fan! 😀
These let LED backlighting shine through, so they look even better!

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More pics later, promise! 😀

Package No.3 is something we’re super excited about, and hope all of you are too!

LED covers for your mechanical keyboard 😀

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Unsorted (even though they look sorted)

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The Sorting (hat)!

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Sorted!

These will turn your backlit mechanical keyboard into a multi-coloured plethora of rainbow puke! 😀 For best effects, we recommend using these on white LEDs, but other LEDs will also fit, but the end result might not be what you expected. Here is what they look like on Magenta LEDs. THANKS r/mechanicalkeyboards!! 

Here’s what they look like on a White backlit CM Storm QuickFire TK!

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Orange

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Green

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Red

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Purple

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Blue

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Pink

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Yellow

Told you there’s more pics of the keycaps! 😀

The top row is to show what a normal white LED backlit keyboard looks like, and the bottom is with LED covers. Note that the LED covers DO dim the LED slightly, but since most backlit keyboards have faily bright LEDs, this shouldn’t too much of an issue.

The LED covers are now for sale @ RM 7 for a pack of 10, and we will help you put it in if you need it. You’re also welcome to try them on your keyboard before buying it. No point buying something that you don’t like. 😀

 

Enjoy the pics, and let us know if there’s anything you like! 😛

Cheers
WASD Peripherals

 

Progress Update 5: Stay tuned!

Hey guys!

Another week, another shipment, another keyboard to look at. At least for us 😀

This coming week, we’ll have a few shipments coming in, one of which is a shipment of keycaps that we (and you guys as well, we hope) have been quite looking forward to. We won’t reveal what’s so special about it just yet, but expect Progress Update 5a to be up when it’s here. 😀

Besides that, we’re pretty keen on bringing in some Zowie Gear, but we’re hesitant to do so without any support from you guys. YES, YOU GUYS. So for those of you who want or are looking for Zowie gaming gear, especially the Zowie FK mouse, let us know. WE want to get to know YOU. 😀

Now, here are some keyboard pictures to keep you happy in the meantime. 😀

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Purple-y goodness

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The Ducky Premier Limited edition, available soon. It’s a hate or love thing.

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ErgoDox keyboard. Funky and cool, comes standard with the Hipster 101 kit.

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KBParadise V80 TKL keyboard 3 LED colour backlights, also available soon.

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Call me crazy, but these keycaps are worth well over $100 USD EACH.

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Orangey and grey keycaps on a SteelSeries. Mmmhh

 

As always, may your typing be AWESOME.

Cheers
WASD Peripherals

Progress update 4a: Congratulations to Adrian!

Hey guys!

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of our 100th “Like” Giveaway event, Mr Adrian Teo, from Swinburne University! He won a Steelseries QcK Mini Mousepad worth RM35. We have another giveaway planned when we reach 500 Likes, so make sure to have your friends like our page for exclusive information on gaming gear right here in Kuching! (We promise to give away at least a mouse this time :P)

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Look at his huge smile! 😀

 

Also, we would like to announce that we have added another demo unit to our stable of keyboards! Introducing the Deck Hassium Pro, which retails at RM 459-479. This keyboard is Deck’s challenger to the Ducky Shine 3, with 9 programmeable LED scripts, and a few typing modes imcluding “Explosion”, “Fading” and “Ripple” effects. Look for the Honest Review of this unit in a few weeks (or months).

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As usual, we would love to hear from you guys, so leave a comment on our Facebook page!

 

Much love
WASD Peripherals

Progress Update 4: Zowie’s here in Kuching!

Greetings, folks!

Here at WASD Peripherals, we try to provide you, our customers, with as many choices as possible when it comes to gaming peripherals. In line with that, we are proud to present to you guys the latest brand we carry, Zowie Gear!

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Zowie Gear is a relative newcomer to the gaming peripherals scene, but that does not mean that they are not good. Far from it, Zowie has been accepted by professional competitive gamers. In fact, their products are no-nonsense products designed with professional gamers in mind. Thus, you won’t find fancy designs or shapes when you browse their products. Their products are made with a purpose, and that purpose isn’t JUST to look (although they look pretty nice if you’re into minimalist designs).

One of their most well-known products is the Zowie FK gaming mouse.

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The Zowie FK is a truly ambidextrous mouse as even though it has 7 buttons (3 top, 2 left, 2 right), only 5 can be used at any one time. You can choose to use the 2 left buttons (for right-handers) or the 2 right buttons (lefties) exclusively. This means less accidental button presses on buttons you’re not using. Furthermore, all Zowie gaming mice come with Zowie’s patented optical sensors which are as accurate, if not more so, than higher-priced brands.

If you’re looking for a brand catered to serious gamers on a budget, look no further.

Zowie. Strive for perfection.

WASD Peripherals

The Zowie FK is priced at RM 220, first shipment reaching Kuching will be in 2 – 3 weeks. Pre-order now to get your Zowie gear.

Brief Hiatus

Hi guys!

We’ll be taking a brief hiatus while we sort some *stuff* out and once that’s done, we’ll be back with some SPECIAL announcement 😛 heh.

In other news, we’re in the midst of giving away a brand new Steelseries QcK Mini mousepad in conjuction with out 100th Facebook page “Like”. It’s not much, but it’s to show our love to all YOU guys! 😀 To join, make sure you “like” our page at fb.com/wasd.peripherals, and comment on the giveaway post with the next number in sequence, your favourite gaming brand, and why its your favourite. Once we hit comment number 100, we’ll roll the dice, and one lucky commenter will win the mousepad. Right now, we’re up to number 23, so there’s still more slots for you to join, if you haven’t.

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As always, we’re always happy to receive whatever enquiries you might have, so hit us up on facebook or email us. 😀

Cheers
WASD Peripherals

 

 

Honest Review Vol. 4: CM Storm QuickFire TK

Honest Reviews: I will mostly be doing reviews about products which i myself am selling,  so you might think that i am biased and….. i cannot refute that. However, i feel that my reviews will be more about what you will get if you buy these products, and less about OMFG THIS IS SO GOOD MUCH WOW PLS BUY. just sayin’.

Let’s get to it!

This time, we’ll be doing the review of the CM Storm Quickfire TK. I’ve had it for a relatively short period of time (~2 weeks), but in those 2 weeks, I’ve gotten to know this keyboard quite well as I’ve been using it quite often for the sake of Keyboard Science (thumbs up if you get that reference! :P).

Unboxing

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Front and back of box, as well as the MX Switch sticker. MX Browns is the order of the day here.

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Standard packaging for a keyboard, though the polyesterene (I assume) sleeve is a bit thin.

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Our first look at the keyboard in all it’s glory. The font on this (and most CM Storm boards) is somewhat futuristic, and not everyone likes it. I’m somewhat impartial.

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Closer look at the font.

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Completing the unboxing, the remaining contents of the box. A gold plated USB plug with a braided cable, a keycap puller and a user manual.

First impressions are always important

Upon taking her outta the box, the first thought i had was how light it was and that it felt… (i hate saying this so much) “cheap”. Other users might, and probably will disagree with me, and that’s perfectly fine but….

I dont know how else to put it but somehow, it feels “cheap” compared to my Rosewill. For one, it’s much lighter than i expected it would be. I thought it was only because it was smaller, that’s why it was lighter, but was proven wrong when i had a look at an acquaintance’s Filco Majestouch 2 TKL. That keyboard was much much heavier than this. Another thing I didn’t like was that they keycaps felt.. “plasticky” or “finickky”.. However, i must put a caveat here that this is coming from using a doubleshot PBT set, but well.. I guess it’s just my opinion. Frankly, there’s nothing wrong with it, and the keyboard itself is perfectly fine as is.

The proof of the pie is in the eating

As is the proof of a keyboard is in the using. Here are some of my thoughts on this keyboard after using it.

The Good

One of the things I liked about this keyboard was the cable management system accomodating the detachable mini-USB cable. While this is present on most keyboards and most would consider this as nothing special, coming from a bare bones Rosewill board, I like it. Also, the recessed mini-USB hub is something I really like. This is because I plug and unplug the keyboard numerous times a day and the recessed hub holds the cable more firmly in place.

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You can go straight out, left or right. Options are ALWAYS nice.

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The recessed mini-USB port.

Besides that, this keyboard also has a standard US ANSI layout (as far as the lack of arrow and 9-key cluster goes). This a a definite plus for me as I switch between keyboard often and like using the same layout. For people who only use one keyboard, however, this would also be a plus for you as it is much much easier to find replacement keycaps for standard layouts as compared to non-standard layouts (Corsair Mechs). But if you have no intention on changing keycaps and are just sticking to one board, this wouldn’t really matter to you.

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Another thing I like about this keyboard is the size. It is great for gaming, as it brings your hands closer, thereby reducing fatigue. However, when using the numpad/function cluster combo, I have to say this. I AM NOT A FAN OF IT. The reason being that when i do data entry on excel (the only time i use the numpad), I use BOTH the arrow cluster and the numpas numbers. On the TK, you have to hit the NumLock key when alternating between the 2 modes. It gets a while to get used to this, but if you don’t like it, you just dont. You can work around this by using the TK pad (let’s start calling it that) as the arrow and function cluster, and using the number row above your alphabets to key in the numbers, but you might as well get a true 80% TKL keyboard then.

The Bad

One thing I would love CM Storm improve on this (and in fact, most of their boards), is to do away with the “rubberish” finish on their keyboards (Ultimate, Rapid, TK, XT) and use a smooth finish. The reason being that a smooth finish is considered by most to be superior as the “rubberish” finish tends to wear out after much use and it becomes a smooth patch. BUT, if you like it (and I know for a fact some people do), then this would be to your preference.

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Having rubber around is always safer tho. ;P

Besides that, the TK pad can be a love or hate thing as I mentioned earlier, so if possible, try and imagine yourself using one before buying it so you don’t regret spending 300-odd ringgit on this. Do this by ONLY using the numberpad or ONLY using the arrows at one time. If you find you can’t help using both, then I wouldn’t reccomend this keyboard.

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The TK pad in question.
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Like your girlfriend, make sure you like her before committing yourself.

Other points

To each man his own, and what I don’t like might be something you guys love. Like I mentioned in the unboxing, I was surprised at how “light” this keyboard was, at “only” 800grams. While I personally like a heavy sturdy keyboard, I admit that it’s not conducive for someone who’s on the go. Thus, for those of you who bring your keyboards with you around like a lost puppy, you would definitely like it being not so heavy.

Besides that, another thing I’m not too fond of is the Cherry stabilisers being using on this keyboard. Personally, I prefer using CoStar stabilisers simply because they feel… different?

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CoStar stabilisers above, Cherry stabilisers below.

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CoStar wire stabilisers
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Cherry Stabilisers

But Cherry stabilisers are much much easier and convenient to swap keycaps on compared to CoStar stabilisers as you just remove the keycap without needing to push and prod and wires, so they have that going for them. But this is totally up to your preference, so read this with a pinch of salt.

Conclusion

Some background on this keyboard. This mech is one of, I would say, CM Storm’s “signature” keyboards as it features the TK layout. This TK layout combines the arrow cluster as well as the 9 function keys abv the cluster with the traditional numberpad as you see above and is generally not made by other people, exception being the Razer Marauder a few posts back. This makes the TK pad probably the ONE reason you might wanna get this keyboard (if you want a full sized board, get the Ultimate; if u want an TKL board, the Rapid). Knowing that, my one piece of advice is to make sure you like the layout before getting this. Quality wise, nothing much wrong with it. Solid backlit keyboard with Cherry MX switches. There are better boards out there, no doubt, but there’s worse as well. CM Storm makes some of the best value-for-money mech keyboards around, and that’s a fact you simply cannot run from.

TL;DR

Solid keyboard with Cherry stabilisers, MAKE SURE YOU LIKE THE LAYOUT BEFORE BUYING, if you do, no reason not to get it.

The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid is available from us at RM 339 for MX Brown switches, and RM 369 for MX Red (no stock – March 2014) switches.

Cheers
WASD Peripherals