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When it comes to gaming peripherals for the computer, I am quite sure that there is one particular name that should not be overlooked at all, and that would be Razer. The company has just announced the launch of the first mechanical switch in the world that has been specially designed by Razer, which will target the gaming community, calling it the Razer Mechanical Switch.Traditional mechanical switches were used for typing purposes, but the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up to cater for gamers. This would mean going back to the drawing board in order to re-engineer the traditional mechanical switch.
Apparently, it has taken a whole lot of research by Razer’s multi-award winning engineers to identify the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter, where they then reduced that partiular distance between the actuation and reset point by almost 50% in order to facilitate faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches. Apart from that, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have also been using with an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that will work in tandem with gold plated contact points, where it ought to be good for up to 60 million key strokes, now how about that?
These switches will no doubt have theoretical value behind their design, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so what better way to put it to the test than to have the world’s most demanding eSports athletes give the new Razer Mechanical Switch a spin, especially in some of the most intense professional gaming tournaments? Implemented in the Razer BlackWidow keyboard, it is said to have a “lighter and smoother feel”, according to Jens “Snute” Aasgaard, Team Liquid StarCraft player. Jens continued, “It’s comfortable and solid – perfect for long practice sessions and tournaments.”
Now don’t go blaming the keyboard anymore if you lose your next competitive StarCraft game, it is just a lack of tactical nous on your part, and not the keyboard.
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Razer Mechanical Switch Specially Designed For Gaming Purposes
When it comes to gaming, here are two groups of people – the first would be the casual gamer who does not mind not going without his or her daily fix of Flappy Bird or Candy Crush, while the hardcore gamer would be one who ensures that every single secret is uncovered across all levels, and in record time, too. Well, audio in games have played a very huge role over the years to complement the improved visuals, so much so it is now an indispensable part of the game. Polk knows this, and with four decades of sound, engineering and design expertise, the company has announced its latest 4 Shot Headset for Xbox One. The 4 Shot Headset is set to hit the market to accompany the latest generation Xbox One console this coming March 6th.
It will also hold the title of being the first Xbox One compatible headset which will arrive in stores, where the 4 Shot Headset was specially developed in collaboration with Microsoft Studios at 343 Industries and Turn 10 Studios, who happen to be the creators of the “Halo” and “Forza Motorsport” franchises. With such strong backing from various industry leaders, the 4 Shot Headset will bring listeners to the next level with real, balanced audio representative of the virtual world. It will boast of proprietary Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning (POET), so that users will be enveloped in immersive and realistic sound for a truly game-changing experience.
Apart from that, the 4 Shot will also be able to hook up to gamers’ wireless Xbox One controllers, offering them the additional freedom of moving around. It boasts of dynamic, loss-less wireless technology that translates to a lower incidence of latency issues, ensuring that you will be able to make those crucial split-second gaming decisions that could mean either victory or defeat. Not only that, there is a retractable near-field microphone so that you can carry out conversations or take calls at any point in time. Prepare $159.95 this coming March 6 and you can pick up the 4 Shot Headset at select GameStop locations and polkaudio.com.
Razer, one of the foremost names when it comes to gaming peripherals as well as in recent times, gaming machines, has just teamed up with Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg in order to roll out a bunch of Koenigsegg limited edition Razer Blade laptops. The thing about these limited edition laptops is, you are unable to purchase it from any walk-in retail store even if you happen to have more than enough money to spare. Both companies that have come together decided on this plan to inaugurate the relationship by introducing a limited edition of custom not-for-sale Blade laptops, where only a lucky few Koenigsegg owners and Razer fans will be able to have the privilege of using.
I suppose that the main changes introduced in this limited edition Razer Blade gaming laptop would be cosmetic in nature, as this lean and mean gaming machine will continue to retain its form factor (an ultra thin chassis, mind you) in addition to power underneath the hood. The chassis itself is said to be CNC machined and appointed with unmistakable Koenigsegg cachet.
While it would be rather strange for a gaming laptop to be introduced at a motor show, this is exactly what is going to happen later next month. The Koenigsegg Razer Blade is tipped to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2014, where it will be on parade to the masses there, and only a selected few will be able to drive virtual Agera R´s in the best setting possible.
Just how will this collaboration pan out in the future? Only time will tell, but I have a feeling deep down inside that this will not be the last device that both of them will work together on, so let us keep our fingers crossed that we will see more exciting projects being worked upon in due time.
Lexibook has had its fair bit of success with children’s electronics as well as high tech products, and in order to maintain their cutting edge in this particular industry, they have announced the launch of the world’s first Android educational and entertainment living room console which has been specially designed for littles ones aged 3 years and above. The concept behind this Android-powered console is pretty simple – connect, learn, and play! Let us check out what the starter pack in this Lexibook console has to offer for the masses.
This starter pack will come with a light dome with storage compartment for the characters, a single joystick which has been specially designed to work equally well for both right- and left-handers, a pair of characters: Lili the Ladybug, the brand’s visual emblem, and her best friend Enzo, the dauntless zebra, 26 comprehensive educational activities based on learning letters, words, numbers, shapes, and the seasons, as well as an interactive, pedagogically-designed picture dictionary, with over 10 games that were designed to develop children’s dexterity and logical skills, and an interactive book, and pre-loaded videos among others.
Not only that, one will be able to gain access to the LexiBox Market which would open the door to download thousands of free applications, allowing parents to bid farewell to expensive cartridges that are reminiscent of the NES and SNES days. One will be able to access a library of interactive books, including the famous Mr. Men and Little Miss books, not to mention gaining access to a VideoStore that holds a large number of videos for viewing.
The console itself boasts of a 3D welcome interface which will see the two little characters introduced, as they help guide kids through the LexiBox universe. Every single aspect of navigation has been designed to be intuitive, interactive, playful and stimulating. Parents too can rest easy knowing that secure Wi-Fi connection provided by Lexibook Protect will offer control over console usage time s well as its services thanks to the “time management” feature. Pricing details have yet to be determined as at press time though.
I am quite sure that seasoned gamers would have experienced such a scenario before – you have arrived home late from the office, and most of the household inhabitants have already called it a night, where some of them are even snoring away on their beds without a care in the world. You? You just want to melt away the day’s stress, so what better way to do so than to play some video games? If you have picked up an Xbox One recently, you would have had your fair share of next generation gaming, where some of these sessions can last throughout the night and all the way into the morning. If you live alone, that is fine and dandy, but if you have a mate, then he or she might not appreciate all the explosions that are played through the speaker. Wearing a pair of headphones makes perfect sense then, which is why the Xbox One Stereo Headset is now announced officially.
The Xbox One Stereo Headset will be released across Xbox One markets worldwide in early March, where this particular Stereo Headset will offer a premium audio experience, regardless of whether it is for games or chat audio. Your ears will be able to enjoy a full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audio spectrum so that you will experience the deepest bass and the clearest high frequencies.
Apart from that, the Xbox One Stereo Headset will also boast of a unidirectional microphone for clear voice capture as you bark out commands to your team mates in a frenetic online battle, while the over-the-ear speakers to keep you comfortable during extended gaming sessions with your Xbox One without you having to suffer the ignominy of “ear burn”. The Xbox One Stereo Headset will ship with a detachable Stereo Headset Adapter, where the latter places all of the audio controls right at your fingertips. The Xbox One Stereo Headset and Stereo Headset Adapter will retail for $79.99 and $24.99.
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Xbox One Stereo Headset set to rock and roll
Here we are stuck inside for yet another snow day. I don’t mind it, in fact, it’s fun to be warm and cozy inside, playing video games and making snacks, and hot chocolate. Problem is, we just ran out of batteries for the Xbox controllers, and it’s not safe to be out on the road. Darn it! Time to put an end to the action, and watch a movie.
Of course for the next weather emergency, I’ll be prepared. Check out the Xbox One Play and Charge Kit. This nifty little device will keep the game going and recharge while you’re playing, or even when your Xbox is in standby. The Play and Charge Kit is actually a long-lasting rechargeable battery pack that fully charges in under 4 hours. Forget your disposable batteries, and those pesky single recharge-ables, this tidy unit plugs in via micro USB and keeps the action on!
The Xbox One Play and Charge Kit consists of a rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack and 9 foot Charging Cable (USB to Micro-USB) with LED charging indicator that’s located on the cable itself. So if you’re a hard-core Xbox One gamer, and have ever found yourself having to swap out batteries in the middle of a game, the Xbox One Play and Charge kit might be the stuff dreams are made of. Get yours at amazon.com for under 25 bucks.
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So you have decided to jump aboard the handheld console bandwagon, and realized that you prefer to pick on the beefier PS Vita from Sony rather than Nintendo’s 3DS console. Having said that, a pair of decent headphones for the PS Vita (or the Nintendo 3DS for that matter) is important if you want to make the most out of it as the built-in speakers on the PS Vita are not going to cut the mustard for any self-respecting gamer. Hence, the Kama Stereo Headset from Mad Catz is here to save the day, where it delivers affordable quality, comfort and a level of unprecedented simplicity to PS4 and PS Vita owners.
It will not skimp on quality despite carrying a $29.99 price tag, as the Kama Stereo Headset will boast of components derived from TRITTON’s premium headsets, where it will still be able to deliver an impressive audio performance. It has also been specially built for the PS4’s multiplayer online environments, letting you enjoy a comfortable audio experience while simplifying online chat. You can opt to hook it up to just about any device that has a 3.5mm jack, or connect it directly to the PlayStation 4 DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller – it does not matter. Not only that, Mad Catz has also thrown in a flexible performance microphone and uncomplicated inline audio controls to the Kama Stereo Headset that will further enhance your online gaming experience.
Kama Stereo Headset headed for PS4 and PS Vita
If you have been in the market on the lookout for a new gaming monitor, but are not quite sure as to which particular model that you would want to settle on, how about checking out what the folks over at Philips has in store? Enter the Philips 27” Gaming Monitor, where it is touted to deliver a stunning visual experience as well as ultra-smooth play to gamers who are on the constant lookout for a serious competitive edge.
Sporting the model number 272G5DYEB, I would very much like to stick to Philips 27” Gaming Monitor as it is a whole lot easier to pronounce as well as remember. Not only that, folks would be able to identify with it in a jiffy. Now, this gaming monitor is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill model, as it offers revolutionary performance thanks to NVIDIA G-SYNC, a new technology which will synchronize display refresh rates to the PC’s GPU, hence kissing goodbye to screen tearing and minimizing display stutter as well as input lag. The presence of G-SYNC would allow images to be displayed the moment they are rendered, as scenes appear instantly, objects are sharper, and game play ends up smoother. After all, you know how hardcore gamers are like – they want the maximum framerates possible, and who knows how that extra 1fps might be the difference between victory and defeat?
Apart from that, the Philips 27” Gaming Monitor will also deliver a 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time so that any kind of fast action will not be too much of an issue for it to handle. Other hardware specifications include a brightness level of 300cd/cm2 and a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, not to mention being able to display up to 16.7 million colors. You can opt to place this monitor on your desk or mount it to a wall, it will work well in either situation.
Philips 27” Gaming Monitor sports G-SYNC technology
Gamers are an interesting lot. Some of them are even willing to starve when it comes to saving up for the latest gaming peripherals, to make sure that they are able up the ante when it comes to the next fragging session. I know this to be true, as back in my poor student days (and this is not to say I am filthy rich right now), I used to skip meals just so I can get better in a particular game, not to mention save up for the next Razer mouse that is announced. Having said that, a good keyboard is also an essential part of any gamer’s repertoire, and the Feenix Autore could very well fit the bill for those who are aiming for something higher end than normal.
The Feenix Autore is a keyboard which was specially designed after being inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey. In fact, at first glance, the Feenix Autore might not even look like a gaming keyboard as the world knows it – there aren’t any fancy lines and designs which “shouts” to the viewer. Rather, the Autore comes across as a minimalist tool which will be able to meet the needs of aggressive gamers as well as typists. The lightweight keycaps with cherry MX Brown switches will be able to deliver an effortless click and tactile response, while Feenix font and aluminum coating ensures that the keyboard’s surface remains elegant and durable most of the time. There is also a subtle upward angle that delivers optimal wrist comfort, while a gold metal plate which will run through the length of the chassis offers an unprecedented level of durability.
The Feenix Autore would also boast of a HAL-approved gold plated modular mini USB to USB connection alongside an optional PS/2 adapter for older machines. It has a double Polyurethane layer thrown into the mix to make sure it remains safe and sound against spills and beverage damage. The entire keyboard would retail for $163 in case you are interested.
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Feenix Autore gaming keyboard has an understated elegance
You know you are in for the long haul whenever you pick up a console – whether it is in the past with an 8-bit system, or sometime in the future after that with a 16-bit, 32-bit, and so on and so forth. Fast forward to today, and we have the Xbox One as well as Sony PS4 which will be able to deliver extremely realistic graphics without batting an eyelid. However, there are some of us out there who like to live in the past sometimes, and this is where the $199.99 NEOGEO X Gold System comes in handy.
The NEOGEO X Gold System would be accompanied by the Free Mega Pack Vol. 1, where it will give you a grand total of 35 games – 20 of these will arrive pre-loaded, while another 15 of them will be stored on an SD memory card. The NEOGEO X Gold System will feature a docking station with USB ports, where it carries AV as well as HDMI out ports, and the dock itself will be able to juice up the handheld without missing a beat.
The NEOGEO X Gold System comes with a 4.3” LCD display, which has 16:9 and 4:3 display options for you to choose from. Apart from that, it boasts of stereo speakers and a standard headphone port, and it is possible to run a 2-player mode as long as there is a second NEOGEO X Joystick in the vicinity.
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