Corsair Mice Commonly Asked Questions
In a previous article, we discussed some common questions people had for our keyboards. Therefore, it only made sense to do one for our mice as well. Here are some common questions people have asked us regarding the mice line-up.
A common question many users (and potential users) face when thinking about a wireless drive like Voyager Air is, “Will it play my video files?” The answer is “Yes, if your files will play in the default player on your tablet or smartphone.” What that really means is that they probably need to be in .mp4 (Android and iOS) or .m4v (iOS only) format.
The good news for users who have lots of video files in other formats (like .avi or .mkv), and want to add them to a Voyager Air video collection, is that a great open source tool is available – for free – to convert those files to .mp4. It’s called “Handbrake,” and you can download the latest version here.
In this post I will show you how to quickly convert a standard-definition .avi file into an .mp4 file that will play well via Voyager Air on both iOS and Android.
Corsair mice were designed to meet all the needs of our gaming enthusiasts. Whether you are a gamer who wants 15 buttons or prefer an optical sensor, we have a variety of mice to choose from to fit your preferences. It does not stop there either, however. Our mice are also well suited for enthusiasts who want to use a comfortable long lasting device that works well with desktop publishing applications. There truly is something for everyone.
Recently, my Corsair compatriot Jeff Checchi began publishing a series of blogs detailing How to Build a PC. He's shown us the fundamentals of planning a PC build, how to select a CPU and how to select a motherboard. He’s asked me to help out and provide a segment on how to select RAM, or random access memory for your PC. Selecting memory is pretty simple and there are things you need consider before making your selection so that you can make the most informed and strategic decision for your build.
Dominator Platinum is our flagship memory line and offers the ultimate in looks, features, and performance.
In our previous entry we discussed the considerations for selecting your CPU. If your CPU is the “brain” of the system, the motherboard is the “heart,” and that is what we will be discussing in this arcticle.
Motherboards have evolved quite a bit over their lifespan. In the early days, on up to the mid 90’s motherboards had limited built in devices and relied heavily on add-in cards via expansion slots. As time went on, more and more of the functions of these add-in cards became integrated directly into the motherboard, such as the storage, network and audio controllers that we find built into modern motherboards. For most people, the built in functionality of these devices are more than sufficient for their needs, however you can still find standalone add-in cards for things like LAN, storage, and audio (among other things) which offer advanced functionality over the built in devices. In more recent times, we have seen many functions of the motherboard migrate to the CPU, such as cache memory, and many functions of the north bridge area of the chipset, including the memory controller, and even GPU (graphics processing unit) with some CPUs.
When I was a kid (one of three) we took LOTS of family road trips. We even took two months to drive across the country one summer in a Volkswagon camper van (suffice it to say it was not a luxurious journey). When on these trips we kids were typically bored out of our minds. Both of my parents smoked (ugh). Reading in the car caused motion sickness (double-ugh). So we played games or sang songs, and did a lot of asking “are we there yet?” – yeah, it was pretty awful.
[Ours was like this, but white instead of green. And there was a tent that attached to the side when we parked each night.]
When it comes to case modding and custom PC builds, the name Bill Owen immediately comes to mind. To quote Bill's own tag line, he's been voiding warranties since 2001 and is a master of his craft. From his hand made machined parts, to his numerous build logs and contributions to the modding community, to exquisitely detailed build logs his expertise and dedication to his art shines through.
Speaking of shine, look at the amazing shine on the red 800D case mod Bill did for Hardware Canucks.
Like any good guitar amp, all good things go to 11. So, we've done a short 11 question Q/A session with Bill.
Common Corsair Keyboard Questions
There has been lots of interest with our recent releases of Vengeance and Raptor keyboards. Here are some common questions people have been asking along with some additional information about the products.