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Razer ManO’War gaming headset ups the ante further

Razer has certainly done its fair bit to deliver a number of high end gaming peripherals over the years without any exception, and this time around, they also happen to be able to cater to those who are on the lookout of a gaming headset par excellence. Just in case you are in the market for a new gaming headset that will be able to deliver all of the different nuances regardless of the game genre, Razer steps right up to the plate to get the job done, in the form of the ManO’War headset.

Of course, this will not be a tethered headset, but rather, it will be a wireless one that provides freedom and uninterrupted play for long hours on end, now how about that? Boasting of an all new design that promises to also extend battery life, while you enjoy 7.1 surround sound in a zero lag environment, you can be sure that you will be the envy of the rest of your mates whenever you don the Razer ManO’War headset.

The Razer ManO’War is deemed to be an ultra-compact wireless USB adapter which delivers plug-and-play connectivity from up to 12 meters, but of course, if you think that this is not enough simply because you live in a really, really large mansion, there is the optional extension dock that will be able to offer an even greater 14 meter range. The aforementioned immersive 7.1 channel virtual surround sound in the Razer ManO’War happens to be supported by the Razer Surround software engine, where it is paired with the Razer ManO’War’s custom tuned 50mm Neodymium magnet drivers, allowing your ears to enjoy virtual soundscapes that come alive thanks to 360-degree fidelity.

Hidden in the left ear cup would be a unidirectional digital microphone boom which can be easily pulled out when required, and it can also be adjusted to whatever position that is desired. All in all the Razer ManO’War will arrive worldwide this May for $169.99.

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SteelSeries Apex M500 mechanical keyboard enters the eSports arena

When it comes to gaming, many gamers are on the lookout for the best possible hardware that will be able to suit their current configuration. Of course, there are many different kinds of makes and models out there, and depending on the type of game as well as gamer whom you are, in addition to the genre that you would like to get involved in. SteelSeries, a name that has long been revered as one of the better gaming hardware manufacturers out there, has just revealed their SteelSeries Apex M500 mechanical keyboard.

In a nutshell, you can call this a battle-ready mechanical keyboard that will target performance purists who will then be duly armed with Cherry MX and SteelSeries Engine software. Being tournament-ready at all times, this mechanical keyboard will come outfitted with Cherry MX Red gaming switches as well as SteelSeries Engine customization software. The asking price for such a high performance piece of gaming hardware would be $99.99 a pop, where it will boast of a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology and blue LED backlighting.

SteelSeries’ acclaimed software that comes with each purchase will be able to deliver the ultimate level of individual customization for gamers. Both pros and enthusiasts are able to program individual keys for unique combinations, create advanced macros for faster gaming commands, launch game profiles automatically, and create unlimited profiles to unlock infinite gaming possibilities. Throw in a smart cable management system with a trio of cable guides that will adapt to your keyboard setup to eliminate tangles and interference, and you’re good to go. It will also be armed with 100% Anti-Ghosting technology with 104 key rollover to ensure precision no matter how fast you play. Definitely you will no be able to press the buttons on this keyboard faster than it can register the movements, which is a good thing for sure.

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LucidSound announces LS30 Universal Wireless Gaming Headset

If you happen to be a gamer, then surely you would know that there are many different kinds of hardware specifications as well as configurations in which you can work with, based on your budget, as you make a decent attempt to squeeze out every single drop of performance from the existing setup. Having said that, it seems that with so many different kinds of options available, those who are well into team-based games rather than solo efforts like an FPS deathmatch might want to look into a gaming headset that not only helps to get the message across nice, loud and clear, but also makes you look good while wearing it. Perhaps LucidSound might have stumbled upon quite the winning combination with the LucidSound LS30 Universal Wireless Gaming Headset.

LucidSound, the name behind many a groundbreaking headset where gaming is concerned, has just announced the LS30 Universal Wireless Gaming Headset’s availability in the US, while folks who happen to live across the pond should be able to pick it up some time later this month. The LS30 was specially developed with gamers in mind, where it has a focus on an innovative interface, ultimate comfort, solid construction, and incredible style, of course. It will also boast of intuitive controls when it comes to controlling the in-game volume, chat volume, and game and mic mute.

It will also play nice with the likes of the Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, mobile phones, and mobile gaming devices. Boasting of 50mm Neodymium drivers, your ears will be able to experience deep bass and clear highs, while a trio of audio modes: Normal, Bass Boost and Treble Boost, will let gamers check out the best possible sound for a wide range of gaming, whereas the rechargeable battery delivers up to 15 hours of uninterrupted, comfortable gameplay.

The LucidSound LS30 will come with a sticker price of $149.99 a pop – not cheap at all, but worth every penny if you would like to squeeze out every single drop of performance from your hardware.

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PlayStation employee assists gamer with Cerebral Palsy with custom DualShock controller

sony-ps4Now here is a modern day story that will certainly warm your hearts and send tingles down your spine – a PlayStation employee (who is obviously under Sony’s payroll at the end of it all) decided to help out a gamer who suffers from Cerebral Palsy by delivering a custom DualShock 4 controller.

This employee was alerted to the particular gamer’s situation after the gamer contacted PalyStation support, who explained just how the DualShock 4’s touchpad made life difficult for him to enjoy games on the PS4. Peter Byrne, who is based in New Jersey, made mention in a Facebook post, “When I use the PlayStation 4 controller my game constantly pauses because my left hand hits the touchpad which is frustrating for me. Around two weeks ago, I decided to message PlayStation support and they gave this email address and said tell them my issue and wait for a response.”

Alex Nawabi answered this call, who then went ahead by conjuring a custom one-of-a-kind controller which would disable the touchpad, and a button located at the back of the controller would replace it. It was Nawabi’s first ever attempt at something of this nature, as he happens to be in PlayStation’s retail marketing operations.

Peter was obviously touched by what Nawabi did, sharing later on, “I honestly got choked up reading the letter as I did not expect anything like this to happen. Mr. Nawabi really cared about my situation and did this on his own time to make my experience better. I honestly can’t thank him enough for everything he did for me. Thank you Mr. Nawabi it really means a lot too me!”

Nawabi remained humble as he started to receive much words of support and praise, saying, “Really didn’t expect this. Thank you all for the kind words. I’m eternally grateful. Seeing how happy he is, and how stoked his mom got, has me in tears. Please keep in mind that the Research and Development team at PlayStation is filled with some absolutely astounding individuals who wake up every day and try to come up with a solution for everyone. What I did only works for a single individual and it should not undermine their work in any way. I cannot stress this enough. Without them, we wouldn’t even be close to what we are today. If you’re not aware, they’ve recently added more accessibility settings that let you remap buttons to help with a large portion of needs. Their team members are the true MVPs.I’ve always cared, I always will care.”

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Nintendo Entertainment System Backpack rolls back the years

If you were one of those who happen to grow up in the 1980s, surely you would have come across the likes of the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short in many homes of your friends and contemporaries, so much so that you bugged your parents to get you one as well so that you can be with the “in” crowd. In fact, the NES proved to be quite the tool that kept you glued in front of the TV regardless of how the weather is on the outside, and now that you are all grown up with an Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U in your home, how about rolling back the years for your little one with the $35.99 Nintendo Entertainment System Backpack?

You would definitely feel as though this is one backpack that is full of power, where the custom zipper pulls do happen to resemble that of controllers, and there are dimensional details located right on the outside as well. In addition, there will be adjustable and padded shoulder straps for comfort, making this piece of officially-licensed Nintendo merchandise a must-have the moment you lay your eyes on it. It has a maximum capacity of 50 lbs. And is made from 100% PU. Best of all is, nostalgia will “power” it rather than a power supply.
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Corsair M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse sports highest DPI ever from the company

It has been a more or less a couple of years since the Corsair M65 was released, and back then, such a gaming mouse certainly made waves as it did not break the bank and yet came with its fair share of gaming capability. Having said that, isn’t it time for an upgrade for the Corsair M65? The time has arrived, where the Corsair M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse has been announced. To sweeten the deal even further, this is one gaming mouse from Corsair that is touted to boast of the highest DPI ever from the company.

Just how high can the resolution go? We are looking at a 12,000 dpi optical sensor to get the job done, which should be more than enough to ensure that every single twitch of your hand will result in a corresponding movement on the screen itself. The advanced 12,000 dpi optical sensor will not stand alone, as it is accompanied by a revolutionary surface calibration tuning utility and high-precision switches, ensuring that the M65 PRO RGB will build on the original Corsair M65’s legacy when it comes to durability and comfort, at the same time include the latest in-mouse sensor and customization technology.

In addition, the latest Corsair M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse happens to be a competition-grade FPS gaming mouse, where its aircraft-grade aluminum chassis will be able to deliver low weight and high durability, sporting a dedicated sniper button, as it takes advantage of on-the-fly dpi switching so that you can instantly match mouse speed to gameplay demands where extreme accuracy is concerned. There is also an advanced weight tuning system that enables the gamers to adjust the mouse’s center of gravity to match their play style; where lighter is required for fast-deadly precision and heavier for decisive movements. The asking price ain’t that shabby either, as it goes for a highly affordable $59.99 a pop.

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The PlayBudz Grips make controllers more manageable for big-handed gamers

When you’re playing console games and the only interaction between you and the game is with the controller, you need to have one you don’t mind holding for 6 hours at a time. Most of the ones that come with game systems are made for the masses, meaning they’re made to be the ideal size for most people. This normally means if you have big hands or small hands, you’re going to have a harder go of it.

If you’re like me and have huge hands, those controllers are not comfortable after the first hour or two. The grips you hold on to just aren’t long enough, and because it’s what comes standard, we don’t think of trying to find ways to make it better. These PlayBudz Grips seem like they might make your gaming experience a bit more comfortable in that they will let those of us with Sasquatch hands easily wrap our fingers around the controller without leaving a pinkie or two to dangle off the back.

These are made of rubber, and come in black, white, purple, blue, red, green, and super saiyan yellow. You can mix and match or buy a solid set for anywhere from $6.99-9.99. They’ll be adjustable as you can push them further on or off to match your hand size. Once your controller breaks, because it will someday, you can just move this to your next controller and carry on like normal, but more comfortably.

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Halo 5 Master Chief Messenger Bag

So, you happen to be a huge fan of all things Halo, especially with Master Chief at the helm of things. Perhaps you have already picked up your fair share of Halo merchandise over the years, but what the heck – what is one more to the list, right? Having said that you might want to check out the $79.99 Halo 5 Master Chief Messenger Bag, which boasts of MJOLNIR-armor-inspired construction and embroidery and comes with a padded interior pouch for your tablet or laptop. Not only that, it will be accompanied by an in-game REQ pack code to boot.

This is a messenger bag that is perfect for those who miss playing an entire campaign as Master Chief, as it boasts of more than enough room to ensure that this will not happen. After all, the Halo 5 Master Chief Messenger Bag will feature an interior compartment that is large enough to carry your entire stockpile of death-dealing equipment, being an officially-licensed Halo 5 merchandise itself. Do bear in mind that the accompanying in-game REQ pack code will require Halo 5: Guardians game and Xbox Live Gold membership.
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Philips unveils brand new 27” Philips Brilliance Full HD Curved LCD monitor

Philips is not a stranger at all when it comes to delivering the right kind of monitor to the crowd, and their latest device would be the spanking new 27” Philips Brilliance Full HD Curved LCD monitor that will come with AMD FreeSync technology. Sporting a gentle curve of the Philips Brilliance Curved display, this is one computing peripheral that will place you at the center of the desktop for a truly immersive experience.

Arriving with an extremely affordable asking price point of $349 a pop, the new 27” Philips Brilliance Full HD Curved LCD monitor will arrive equipped with AMD FreeSync technology for effortlessly smooth gameplay. This particular technology would bring to an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any frame rate. The kind of groundbreaking hardware/software platform which is built upon industry-standard DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync, would allow AMD APUs and GPUs to directly control the update rate of a compatible monitor.

In other words, this would enable the monitor to update the moment a new picture is ready, ensuring that gamers are able to enjoy an unbelievably smooth, responsive, tear-free game, regardless of the genre. AMD FreeSync also carries the distinction of being the world’s first virtually “zero-cost” technology with no costly proprietary hardware, royalties, or licensing costs. It will be able to offer gamers serious savings when compared to comparable displays with competing technologies.

The 27” Philips Brilliance Full HD Curved LCD display will utilize an advanced multi-domain vertical alignment technology which delivers extremely high static contrast ratios for extra vivid and bright images. Even as standard office applications are handled with ease, it is all the more suitable for photos, web-browsing, movies, gaming, and demanding graphical applications. It has an optimized pixel management technology that delivers an 178/178 degree extra wide viewing angle, resulting in crisp images. Not only that, your eyes are treated to enhanced Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution for crisp detail along with high brightness, incredible contrast and realistic colors for a true to life picture. Any takers?

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MSI Vortex is the most powerful gaming cylinder to date

msi-vortexNow here is a gaming computer that will definitely up the ante when it comes to gaming computers, and it hails from none other than MSI Computer Corp. MSI’s announcement of the Vortex happens to see it being a VR-ready, high-performance miniature tower which will be able to redefine compact gaming desktops, as it holds the distinction of being the smallest gaming cylinder in the world. In fact, the MSI Vortex comes with a measurement of a mere 10.5” in height, and yet has the ability to run with the best of them thanks to an unlocked Intel Core i7 6700K processor, not to mention having up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, SSDs in Super RAID 4 configuration, and dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPUs in SLI.

Apart from that, the most recent tower from MSI has also been specially engineered for superior upgradability, expandability, and compatibility with a variety of connectors, and among those include Thunderbolt 3 that supports up to 40GBs of data transfer rate. It might be minimal in footprint, but do bear in mind that it has maximum performance. The Vortex will boast of MSI’s 360° Silent Storm Cooling technology that delivers extreme coolness even under the most intense gaming sessions. This particular cooling system will create a vortex-shaped wind path as it captures heat from the bottom of the unit and circulates it upwards, resulting in superior thermals and acoustics. In addition, with a 450W 80 plus Gold power supply that is built into the Vortex, space use is minimized.

Capable of supporting up to half a dozen video outputs for intense multi-tasking and multi-screen experiences, the Vortex is also 4K ready, as it delivers lag-free gaming thanks to Killer DoubleShot X3 connectivity, accompanied by an immersive multimedia experience with Nahimic Military X Gaming, which is the first audio technology adopted by the French Army to vividly reproduce audio in their aircraft training simulators.

The Vortex can be yours with a starting price of $2,199.99 a pop.

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