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Although Computex has been over for a good few days by now, we're continuing our coverage for the rest of this week, as we visited a lot of companies at the show and we simply didn't have time to write it all up there and then. Cooler Master had a lot of new products on display, as well as a couple of new chassis that we sadly weren't allowed to take any pictures off that are set to launch later this year.

Although Computex has been over for a good few days by now, we're continuing our coverage for the rest of this week, as we visited a lot of companies at the show and we simply didn't have time to write it all up there and then. Cooler Master had a lot of new products on display, as well as a couple of new chassis that we sadly weren't allowed to take any pictures off that are set to launch later this year.

Most of the really interesting products this year were from the CM Storm brand and we're looking at two products in particular, the new Trigger gaming keyboard and the Sirus gaming headset. The Trigger is by all no means a unique product per say, but it looks and feels like a really solid keyboard. According to the product information, the Trigger will feature Cherry blue, black, brown or red mechanical switches and Cooler Master will offer multiple SKUs so you can pick your favourite switches.

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There are five macro keys on the left side and the function keys double up as media playback keys and controls for the back light. The special functions are accessed by pressing the CM Storm button which is located where the Windows key is normally located. This is now positioned on the right hand side, next to the Windows menu button. The configuration of the media playback buttons is rather unusual though, as it's based on the functions you'd use the most and as such the order is play/pause, stop, mute, track forward, track back, volume up and volume down.

All keys have a red backlight and the brightness can be manually adjusted. There's also a mode button, but it didn't appear to do much on the keyboard we tested at the show. The keyboard also has a removable wrist rest and it connects either via USB or PS/2 and it has a two port USB 2.0 hub built in. We only had a brief go at the Trigger, but it felt like a very solid keyboard and we're looking forward to the final version which should arrive sometime in August.

The Sirus gaming headset was first unveiled at CES, although not we're looking at the final production model, as it's set to launch sometime in July. Again, we only had a brief encounter with it, but the sound quality was quite impressive and the headset felt comfortable, if a bit bulky. The ear pads are interchangeable and two different materials are supplied.

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As this is a pair of 5.1-channel cans they come with a control unit which allows you to adjust the volume independently for the rear, front, center and bass, but there's also a master volume control. We can't say much about the mic as we didn't have an opportunity to try it out.

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The third and final CM Storm product on display was the limited edition AMD Scorpius model of the Enforcer which has a special perspex window and a logo added to the door. It's otherwise identical to the regular Enforcer, although it comes with some additional internal lighting and a soft-touch rubber finnish.