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If you are a do-er of all things who loves to play games, then you know how hard it is to get through a competitive match on Overwatch when your phone is constantly blowing up. You want to stay connected, but when you only have a few seconds to unlock your phone, get to the message, and tap out a response the moment after you die, there’s a good chance you’re going to respawn and waste precious milliseconds sending your fam those dank memes. To make sure you can shave off those precious moments in time of switching up devices, ROCCAT made a solution.
It’s called the Skeltr, and it is a smart communication RGB keyboard that will let you integrate your phone and tablet. Not only will it give you a dock on your keyboard that will put your devices at the optimal viewing angle, but it will connect to them so you can type messages to your phone and tablet from your keyboard. You won’t have to fiddle with either device, and will be able to send your lols and emojis without having to lift more fingers than necessary.
Just to make sure this is worth the price, which will definitely be over $100, you can also pair your phone and headset so you can take calls on while gaming, or play music from your phone directly into your earcups. You’ll get 3 thumbster keys, 5 macro keys, 1000Hz polling rate, and membrane keys to press. This keyboard will be up for purchase on the first of September, and seems like it would be a must-have for multi-tasking gamers.
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When you need to get a new headset, you want the perfect cross-section between comfort, quality, price, and durability. There are more options than your brain can feasibly comprehend on the market, but the best idea is to decide what price range you’re willing to deal with, and read as many reviews as possible. There are some brands you’re going to recognize and trust, but if it’s not quite in your budget to spend $180 or more, then know that setting your sights lower doesn’t mean you’re going to miss out.
Take for example the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. This is a USB peripheral that has 53mm drivers, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and a noise-cancelling microphone. Not only that, but it also has an inline sound card, memory foam ear cups with an extra set of Velour ear pads when you’re feeling especially fancy, and the microphone can be easily detached. It’s compatible for PC, Mac, PS4, XBOX ONE, and WiiU.
Needless to say, you would expect the price point to be higher for all these goodies, but it sits at around $84.99-99.99. This is completely dependant on what color headset you want to wear as options are pink and white, black and red, and gun metal. There are other options to check out, but this doesn’t have 4.5 stars for reviews pooling from over 2,000 people for nothing. It all just depends on how pretentious you want to be when you talk about brand and price tag.
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The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset – play all day
If you are a gamer, and a serious one at that, you would know for sure that you prefer to have all of the right hardware in order to maximize your chances of winning. After all, every bit counts, and while it is not so much like Formula 1 and other precision sports, there are finer details that can be the difference between victory and defeat among equally skilled gamers. For those who feel like they need a brand new gaming mouse but do not know where to start, the $68.99 Division Zero M50 Pro Gaming Mouse might just be the tonic you require.
The Division Zero M50 Pro Gaming Mouse will come with an adjustable 6400 dpi 4G laser sensor alongside 9 programmable macro buttons. Not only that, there will be a 4D tilt wheel scrolling capability that makes it easy to scroll through your list of items or even spreadsheet cells if you need to get some work done. This ambidextrous mouse will be ideal for southpaws as well, and with the integrated onboard memory, you will be able to store your game profiles regardless of where you are. You can save up to 6 game profiles in the onboard memory, and the red backlighting goes with red LED scroll wheel, mouse body, and bottom plate makes it look all the more menacing.
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If you’re a fan of puzzles, then you likely have a Rubiks cube or two lying around at home. While there are a variety of puzzles out on the market, there’s a pretty big gap between easy and cheap and challenging and expensive. You wouldn’t want to spend $10 on a movie that only lasted ten minutes, so why would you spend $5 on something you can solve in two minutes?
The problem with puzzles is that once you’ve solved them, there’s really no reason to play them again as you already figured it out. This is why the Codex Silenda is taking an extra step with their puzzle. This is a 5-page book that you can only open by solving each page of the codex. In addition to giving your brain a workout, there’s also a story that ties the pages together, and has a hidden storage compartment if you really want to keep something hidden from prying eyes.
While this is handcrafted in the sense that it was developed and put together by the team that came up with the idea, the pieces were made with a laser cutter. The Codex is presently part of a crowdfunding campaign that is more than successful, and while an assembled version would’ve cost you $150, there are also options to get an unassembled version which it would be up to you to put together with a manual that walks you through the steps or gives you just enough hints that putting it together is puzzle enough. The tiers are sold out, but they presently have a waiting list for those who want a Codex of their very own.
More information on Kickstarter
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Multiplayer gaming has long broken through the barriers of being confined to desktop machines for quite some time now, thanks to faster Internet connectivity that is available to the masses, not to mention more and more sophisticated console titles. Having said that, many multiplayer games these days will see groups of people split into teams, and since speaking gets the message across a whole lot faster compared to typing it down, a gaming headset has become quite the staple peripheral among gamers for a while already. If you are on a tight budget and yet would like a gaming headset to go along with your console experience, then the $24.99 GRX-340 Gaming Headset would be able to get the job done.
You will be able to choose from blue or green shades which will be made available for the Sony PS4 or Xbox One, respectively. The GRX-340 Gaming Headset will arrive with 40mm audio drivers and includes a high performance microphone with advanced circuitry so that whatever instructions that you have for your team members will be sent out, loud and clear. It is not wireless, however, so do take note of that, as it connects via a 3.5mm standard stereo plug. The microphone comes with an on/off switch so that you can kill communications when the situation requires it.
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There are new gaming peripherals coming out all the time. While some are better than others, what piques our interest normally lines up perfectly with our individual wants and needs. This means that more often than not, gaming accessories are targeting a specific group of gamers rather than making something that everyone can use, and doesn’t do too much in the way of improving the actual design of the mouse.
The company Swiftpoint made a mouse several years ago that did wonders for laptop users, but now they’ve set their sights to gaming, and have created The Z. This is a gaming mouse that has a world first; a mouse that can pivot, tilt, and roll, with a whole new way to press buttons. Not only are you going to have right and left click with a scroll wheel in between, but there are two side buttons, two finger buttons, two push/pull trigger buttons, two thumb buttons, and the pivot, tilt, and roll will add far more options.
This mouse is capable of reading actions on the table as well as in the air for flight simulators, and the right and left click have two clicks, a soft and deep click, all of which you can assign. You will be the one configuring what constitutes a deep click, so don’t worry about being stuck with a setup that doesn’t work for you. This will cost you $149-159 while it’s in a Kickstarter campaign, and is certainly going to give you a lot of new aspects to add to your game. Of course, this also has tons of practical uses for power office workers and designers as well.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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My love of gaming is only topped by my love of coffee and food, and when a brand that I know has made some pretty solid products to enhance my gaming experience comes out with a new line, it feels like Christmas. Plantronics announced last month that a whole new series of RIG headphones would be hitting the market during the holiday season of this year. That just lets us know we can start encouraging our family and friends to buy them for us now.
This new line consists of the of the RIG 400, 600, 800 series, and 4VR. The 400 and 800 are meant for the Xbox One, giving you options for wired and unwired. The 600 series is a cross-platform pair of headphones which is quite similar to the RIG we looked at some time ago, and the 4VR is a wired headset specifically for PS4 and PlayStation VR.
To look a bit more in-depth at these options, the RIG 400 series is lightweight, has sound-isolating earcups, a detachable boom mic, inline controls, 40mm drivers (which is what all of them have), and despite being meant for Xbox One wireless controllers, it comes with a 3.5mm jack to be used across other platforms. The 600 is aimed more at traveling video game and music enthusiasts. It too has sound-isolating earcups, inline controls, a detachable mic with an additional option for an inline mic, 40mm drivers with passive resonators, is lightweight, and can fold up when you need to dash out the door. Looking to the 800, there are big squishy earcups, the same driver/resonator setup as the 600 series, dials on said earcups as there’s no wire, it’s said to be lag-free, and has a 24 hour battery life. The 4VR has a flexible frame, oval earcups that will be comfortable with a VR headset on, detachable boom, and 40mm drivers. No word on price yet, but you can imagine they’ll be around the $150 mark if the RIG we looked before is any indication.
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In this world, there are always many different kinds of world’s firsts — which is a claim to fame. It is like a hallmark for an organization or something to be proud of. Deepoon is proud to announce that they have revealed the first all-in-one VR headset in the world, calling it the Deepoon M2. This standalone virtual reality headset started to ship from the end of last month, and have managed to pick up more than 20,000 orders for the Deepoon M2 alone since it went on pre-sale from the beginning of April this year onward.
The Deepoon M2 is a milestone that has never before seen in the history of China’s virtual reality headset industry, which makes this achievement all the more interesting. The Deepoon M2 comes across as an independent system and boasts of computing capability, a long battery life, an OLED display from Samsung as well as the same powerful Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset which sees action in the Samsung Galaxy S6 family of smartphones. Not only that, there is also technological support from Samsung Semiconductor and ARM, making the Deepoon M2 rivals the best in class in VR products.
Thanks to support from ARM, the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property(IP) supplier, Deepoon holds the distinction of being the first Chinese VR maker to roll out a solution for mobile processor VR specific optimizations, where it includes front buffering, context priority, and multi-view in order to ensure top GPU performance for VR games as well as minimal power consumption even when in high graphic computing, thus further lowering the possibility of atomization.
In addition, Deepoon has worked closely with ARM in order to optimize for rendering by Mali GPU and integrate some key algorithms such as asynchronous time warp (ATW). This will allow it to control latency to within 19ms and deliver no faintness for users.
There are more than 150 entire VR games for you to download, where it includes some top mobile VR games, such as Mummy Hunter, James Legacy, and 10,000+ hours of genuine video content. This is a truly all-in-one VR Headset which can deliver complete freedom in the virtual world and allows users feel no constraint from reality.
When you grow up loving a certain console, you aren’t exactly willing to let go of your favorite games when new consoles come out. Many have gotten emulators or clone systems so they can still play their vintage games on newer technology. If you loved the NES, you’ll be glad to know that Nintendo has finally taken the hint and is getting with the program of giving its audience a way to play older games.
While you won’t be able to get your hands on it until November 11th of this year, the NES Classic Console is shaping up to be a neat way to introduce the new generation of gamers to games that we loved growing up as kids. This is a miniature version that is almost a replica of the 1985 model. It does come with some upgrades as you’ll be able to hook this into your TV through an HDMI cable. It also comes with an original NES replica controller, and while it does support 2-player mode, you’ll have to buy the additional controller for $9.99, or use a classic or classic controller pro.
It doesn’t let you connect to your Nintendo accounts, but it does come pre-loaded with 30 games which includes Balloon Fight, Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Gradius, Ice Climber, Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden, Pac-Man, Super C, Super Mario Bros., Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda, and more! Despite not hooking up to accounts, you will be able to save your in-game progress. The system is going to cost you $59.99, and will be a must-have for any Nintendo fan.
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We’re not trying to be lazy when we get home from work, but when you’ve already pushed yourself for ten or more hours, it’s just too taxing to do any more in a day. The moment the shoes come off and you get comfy, many of us end up with a controller or mouse and keyboard in our hands. Usually one or the other would delineate whether you’d be at a desk or on the couch, but thankfully we have all sorts of ways to make it so you don’t have to choose between one or the other.
If you’re into brand name, then Razer has the perfect wireless gaming keyboard for you, and it’s called the Turret. This setup was made specifically for couch-lovers who want a PC gaming experience in a more cozy setting. This comes with dual wireless connectivity, meaning you can be hooked up to your console or PC and shouldn’t be able to call lag legitimately.
This is ultra-slim and has a hinge to fold up so it will stay out of your way when you’re watching mindless shows on TV rather than gaming. When you are tapping away on the chiclet-style keys, you’ll be happy to know that the battery should last for up to four months, if you’re not using it every waking moment you’re alive. It has a 3500 DPI sensor, ambidextrous form factor, and has anti-ghosting for up to 10 simultaneous presses. This is going to cost you $149.99, so you’ll probably need to be pretty serious about how comfortable you want to be before spending extra on this when you could just sit at your desk.
Available for purchase on Amazon
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