Friday, June 5, 2020

Essential Accessories Every PC Gamer Needs

If they’re just using their computer for basic functions, like surfing the web or writing in a word processor, people can get by with a basic setup. However, if you’re a gamer, you’ll probably need additional equipment to make your playing go more smoothly. Some items help you to reach your peak performance in highly competitive environments, while others provide features that make your gaming experience more enjoyable overall. We present you with some essential accessories every PC gamer needs in this list.


Headsets have a variety of applications that can make a huge difference for you. For one, you can reach a new level of immersion in many games when you have the soundscape coming through the headset in high quality without outside noise detracting from it. You might simply want to dive into the world you are interacting with further, or you may want to face the full impact of the adrenaline-rushing scares you get in a horror setting. There are also moments in some action games where you can anticipate oncoming foes by the subtle sounds they make, which you might miss if you only use a speaker.

More than this, a headset is instrumental in establishing communication between team members and friends who are playing together online. You can hear more clearly what others are saying and speak with the built-in microphone in your headset.

Electric Air Duster

With so many small grooves between keyboard keys and other small components in your computer, you need a way to clean out the dust and dirt effectively to ensure that everything is working properly. Although compressed air cans are popular for conveniently blowing jets of air into tiny spaces to clear them out, they don’t just shoot out regular air. The gas contained within them includes difluoroethane, trifluoroethane, and tetrafluoroethane. These are potentially hazardous if you breathe them in, and they are also known greenhouse gases.

By getting an electric air duster instead, you can still use a tool that performs the same useful function as the compressed air cans but without the drawbacks. An electric duster blows normal air and isn’t disposable the way compressed air cans are. It’s more like a reverse-vacuum that you plug and use when you need it.

Cable Ties/Sleeves

Cables are an unavoidable part of a computer, and they can quickly multiply in number as you add more to your gaming arrangement. Despite their necessity, though, you shouldn’t settle for a chaotic sea of cords that you get tangled in and trip over. Obtain cable ties and/or a cable sleeve to tidy the cables running out from the front and back of your PC. With them, you’ll finally have a neat setup that’s easy to navigate if need be. It won’t cost you much at all to do so, either.

Gaming Chair

Since you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting down while you game, a well-designed gaming chair is understandably helpful. Many models on the market today have ergonomic designs that fit the natural shape and movements of your body. They also provide enough cushioning on the seat, back, and neck area to keep you comfortable enough to focus your attention on the game and not the aches you have from a bad seating arrangement.

Game Controller

Depending on the game you’re playing, you may need to have a game controller to use instead of a keyboard and mouse, so it’s good to have one at the ready. Think of racing games or titles that have been ported over from a console. These may not feel right without a controller, and it could affect your ability to play as well. A controller can be held in any position and can vibrate to indicate certain actions or happenings in the game. You’ll be glad you have a controller that you can connect to your PC when the time comes that a game calls for it.

Gaming Mouse

The advantages of a gaming mouse are many. Designed to move with minimal drag, they have greater speed and precision capabilities than a regular mouse. Gaming mice also often come equipped with extra buttons that you can customize to polish your play style. Gamers usually use optical mice or laser mice according to their preference.

Both mice shine light on the surface they are on, and a light sensor inside tracks their changes in position. Optical mice use LED light, while laser mice use, well, lasers. Note that with optical mice, you will need to have an opaque surface because the LED light can reflect and throw off the sensor. Laser mice work on just about any surface. On the other hand, laser mice are more susceptible to acceleration, which is when the mouse cursor on the screen moves out of sync with the physical movement of the mouse. Acceleration can manifest as jittering or mouse positioning jumps that throw off gameplay.

Mouse Mat

Having a mouse mat, or mousepad, as a part of your setup ensures that your mouse works optimally. As we’ve stated, this is especially important when you’re using an optical mouse, as the mat will provide the non-reflective surface that it needs. Just make sure that the mouse mat is dark, as lighter colors can also interfere with the sensor. When choosing a mouse mat, go for one with large enough dimensions so that you never run into a situation where you accidentally move your mouse off of it in the middle of a game.

Mechanical Keyboard

Common keyboards designed for general use are alright when you don’t have high demands for them, but they can quickly become insufficient for a gamer. Since the keyboard is such an integral part of your controls in many games, it’s no wonder why a keyboard devised with gaming in mind is an essential accessory every PC gamer needs. The type you should search for is a mechanical keyboard. Mechanical keyboards are ideal because their keys can take on the higher volume, accelerated pressing that many games require, allowing them to last longer. Plus, you’ll get high-speed response time and keys that don’t affect surrounding keys in any way when pressed.

For example, Digifast RGB mechanical gaming keyboards have response times as fast as .2 ms and uses optical sensors in its keys to prevent the possibility of mechanical failure. It’s so ergonomic to keep you comfortable as you use it.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Adjustments Due to COVID-19

As the world continues to overcome COVID-19, we find it imperative to do our part. Digifast has implemented safe practices to help fight the spread of this virus.
During this time, Digifast employees are encouraged to work from home. All necessary communication will be handled electronically. We have adjusted our manufacturing and fulfillment procedures to include safe practices such as social distance. We can still fulfill orders as needed but longer than usual lead times may occur.

For tech support or any other inquiries, it is best if customers contact us via email at However, we will still maintain a lean staff at our office. If your need is urgent, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
We wish you continued good health and thank you for your support.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Digifast Ace SSD Stock Notice

Due to our new projects in the Asian market, some Digifast NVMe SSD products may run low on or out of stock. We hope to be back up to par by the end of February. Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Danawa Tests Top SSDs of 2019

The South Korean, consumer-orientated website, Danawa, recently scrutinized a bunch of SSDs and found Digifast to be quite good!
Danawa is a popular website that offers users a plethora of tests and information regarding products that they sell. Consumers can utilize this information to make an educated purchase. In this case, they ran tests on SSDs using two benchmarks: AS SSD and Anvil.
The 1TB Digifast NVMe M.2 was submitted with 16 other M.2 NVMe drives using the machine specs listed below. Figure 1 shows the results of the AS SSD bench, and figure 2 shows the results of the Anvil bench. Each measures the sequential and random read/write speeds of target SSDs using large and small files. After testing, each drive is given a score based on the combined results of each test. The results are posted below and the full article is available at

System Specs:
SSD - Samsung 860  Pro 256GB (SATA3)
CPU - Intel Core i7-8 Gen 8700K // (3.7GHz @ 5.1Ghz)
RAM - G.SKILL DDR4 16G PC4-34100 CL19 TRIDENT Z (8Gx2) // XMP 4,300MHz
Graphics Card - AMD SAPPHIRE Radeon VII HBM2 16GB
HDD - Toshiba Enterprise MG04ACA500E 5TB (SATA3 / 7200rpm / 128M)
Power Supply - Seasonic P-760 80PLUS PLATINUM (2nd generation)
Fan - LAMPTRON FC5 V2 Black (30W 4 Channel)
CPU Coolers - DEEPCOOL GAMER STORM CAPTAIN 360 (120mm x 3 Rows Water Cooled)
RAM Cooler - G.SKILL TURBULENCE II FAN White (Overram & M.2 Cooling)
OS - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


Figure 1: From left to right: Brand, controller, read access time, write access time, read score, write score, total.

Figure 2: From left to right: brand, 4K write, 4K read, write score, read score, total.

As you can see, Digifast performs up to and beyond the level we have come to expect from NVMe M.2. The combination of small reads and writes individually as well as queued couple with sequential reads and writes gives Digifast an all-around great performance rating.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To celebrate the holidays, our office will be closed from the 23rd to the 25th and again on January 1st. During these times, customers may experience longer than usual lead times. However, email support will continue to be available throughout this time.

We want to thank all our valued customers for another successful year. We wouldn’t be here without your continued support. Have a wonderful holiday season, and we will see you next year!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Extended-Gaming Weekend From Digifast

As we dive into the holiday season, we want to honor our fans and partners who have given us an entertaining and successful year. We appreciate the continued support and want to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

To celebrate Thanksgiving, our office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. We will be back in office Monday, December 2nd.

It's a precious time of year when we can sit in front of our computers for hours on end without work-related repercussions, eat too much food, and game the way gaming was meant to be - red-eyed, overly caffeinated, and uninterrupted. We hope your black Friday loot is fruitful; may your headshots be high and your ganks be low.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Digifast Sponsors First High School Esports Team

Digifast has partnered up with YouHua high school in Taiwan to sponsor their Esports class. YouHua high school is the second school in all of Asia to incorporate the Esport phenomenon into their high school curriculum, and we proudly enabled their efforts.

On Monday, we completed the signing ceremony and became official sponsors for YouHua’s Esports class. This team of young students will enjoy computers powered by Digifast NVMe M.2 while wearing customized team jerseys as they pursue the loot of online games such as League of Legends.

Few schools have adopted Esports either as a class or extra-curricular activity. An honor goes out to the few who have, and we would like to see this trend continue. We wish YouHua all the best. We will be rooting for you!