Gaming peripherals are afraid of color. Actually, I’d wager this is an issue that goes beyond peripherals to technology at large. White, black, silver, and gray are the standard pallete. Anything else is relegated to an accent at best. Apple made waves in the ‘90s with those teal iMacs, and then what happened? A decade later they were back to “Space Gray” and other neutral tones.
But if Mionix’s new peripherals are anything to go by, an injection of color might do us well. I’ve been using the Mionix Wei off and on for a few months now, and you know why I keep coming back to it? Because it’s damn pretty.
The Wei is Mionix’s first keyboard since 2011, which is a big deal. In the same way that the HyperX brand is known for headsets, Mionix has been primarily known for one thing: mice. And I’m a huge fan of them too, both the NAOS 7000 and the smaller Castor mice. For a no-name company, Mionix quickly proved it had an eye for ergonomics that few other companies could match—and an eye for design. Mionix mice look elegant, a trait that was especially rare three or four years ago (though thankfully less rare today).