Archive for gaming accessories

Mad Catz Gears of War 3 audio peripherals for Xbox 360

Posted in gaming accessories by Reuben Drake on July 20th, 2011

Mad Catz, makers of all kinds of third party gaming peripherals and accessories, has just announced some new Gears of War 3 gear with some licensed GoW3 audio devices for the Microsoft Xbox 360. They intend to ship them in time for the game’s launch later this year.

They are available for pre-order now. There is the Throat Communicator, the Performance Stereo Gaming Headset and the Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headset for $29.99, $99.99 and $179.99. You gotta have the gear for Gears Of War.

OnLive Viewer for the HTC Flyer lets you watch others game

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Are you a video game voyeur? If so, here’s some good news. But first, OnLive plans to launch Android and iOS apps later this year that will let you stream PS3, Xbox, and other console-quality video games from a central server. The new apps will let you play games using a virtual on-screen gamepad or an optional Bluetooth controller. Now to what you want to hear, or in this case, see. While you are waiting for those apps, OnLive already has an iPad app that lets you watch games that others are playing. You peeping gaming Toms you.

The company has released its first OnLive Viewer app for Android, for the HTC Flyer tablet. Looks like it also works on several other devices too, including the NOOK Color, HTC Thunderbolt, Desire HD, Evo 4G, and Droid X.

Acer Predator G5910 Gaming System

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2011

Acer has unveiled their new Predator G5910 gaming system which can be equipped with a 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor with H67 Chipset. Processor options include either a K series Intel Core i7 or Core i5 CPU which can be overclocked. The system will use the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (IXTU) to fine tune your system for peak performance.

The Acer GD245HQ 3D monitor would go nicely with this system since it has NVIDIA 3D Vision and a pair of shutter glasses as well as optional Blu-ray drive.

SteelSeries Diablo III Headset and Mouse

Posted in gaming accessories by Reuben Drake on June 10th, 2011

SteelSeries has just unveiled the Diablo III mouse, headset and mousepads. The Diablo III headset features the same retractable microphone, overhead suspension design and 50mm drivers as the Siberia V2, but it has a few design tweaks thrown in.

The Diablo III headset is priced up at $119.99 and comes with a matte-black finish, in-line volume and mute controls, a braided cord and some neat ‘demon red’ illuminations thanks to 18 LED lights. The Diablo III mouse features 7 ergonomically positioned buttons, a laser sensor with up to 5,000 CPI and also has the ‘demon red’ illuminations. If you want you can also remap the seven buttons. Just $69.99.

Hyperkin SupaBoy portable SNES console

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2011

The Wii U is making the headlines today, but what about the old SNES? That was making waves at E3 too. The classic SNES has been reborn as the SupaBoy, from Hyperkin.

It’s a handheld version of the old console that will let you get your portable old school game on. The image is an early prototype, but we wouldn’t mind having it in this form at all. The plan is to ship by the end of the year for $79.99. Sign us up.

Batarang controllers to be shown at E3

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2011

Looking for some Batman inspired controllers to accompany your Batman Arkham Asylum game? These Batman: Arkham City batarang controllers are for the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers and feature bat-start and select / back buttons, dual rumble motors, comfort-soft grips, and seven switchable versions of LED color.

The PlayStation 3 version has an internal battery, detachable charging cable, and batman-themed USB RF receiver. The Xbox version is wired and not as cool. They will be on display next week at E3 and will hit store shelves when Batman: Arkham City ships in October.

Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3 And Z6A Gaming Headsets

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2011

Ear Force. It isn’t the latest comic book to come out of a doctor’s office teaching kids about hearing through Superheroes. It’s the latest from Turtle Beach in the form of two new gaming headsets, the Ear Force PX3 and Z6A.

The Ear Force PX3 has digital signal processing, wireless game sound, crystal-clear communication and a rechargeable battery. Other features include circumaural ear cup design with massive 50mm speakers. The rechargeable battery provides up to 10-hours of gameplay between charges.

Your very own Walnut Neo Geo MVS for $649

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2011

This Neo Geo MVS arcade system from Analogue Interactive is made from 100 percent real walnut. The design is sweet and stylish. But do you really want to pay $649 for an old console encased in wood? Then again, that is the same price that the original Neo Geo AES home console sold for when it came out and that didn’t look nearly this awesome.

It’s your call, but to some of us this is bound to be just another thing to spray Pledge on and wipe down. Plus, termites could theoretically kill this thing. But if you are interested, the first units should ship next month.

Roxio debuts $100 Game Capture device

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2011

Want to record your latest Killstreak? Did you shoot some newb in the arse and your friends don’t believe you? Here’s a cheap and easy answer to your problems. Roxio’s new Game Capture device will be available later this month for just $99.99.

For that price, you can’t expect miracles though. I will only capture video at 480p, although you can still play at up to 1080p on your TV. PC gamers can also use Roxio’s new PC Game Capture software to record their games, and both versions come with a variety of editing tools so you can edit your clips.

HARMAN AKG GHS-1 Gaming Headset

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2011

HARMAN International Industries has announced their latest gaming headset, the AKG GHS-1. It’s already a winner of the Red Dot award for its outstanding product design. The GHS-1 will enhance your gaming experience with better realism, portability and comfort.

It is specially designed to draw gamers into the game and keep them immersed. It has a lightweight design so you can wear it for long periods without discomfort and passive noise reduction makes sure that gamers don’t get distracted from the real world.

GAEMS Xbox 360 traveling case gets a price and release date

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on February 20th, 2011

The last version of the GAEMS console-carrying case was pretty basic. It was neat, don’t get us wrong, but it was basically just a lunch box shaped suitcase for your console. Those of you who carry your Xbox 360 with you on the road will appreciate the company’s new case design.

It now supports both the fat and slim versions of the 360, not discriminating at all and it will even carry the PS3 Slim. There is now enough room to store the console, controllers and power brick. This new case also comes bundled with a remote, HDMI cable and power supply to power the speakers and LED screen.

Thrustmaster T500RS steering wheel unveiled for $599

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on December 26th, 2010

Thrustmaster has officially announced the full specs and price for its T500RS steering wheel and pedal set. It’s the official driving simulator for Gran Turismo 5, so you know it is serious. The T500RS features a contactless magnetic sensor system called HallEffect AccuRate Technology, which gives gamers sixteen-bit precision input that represents a significant upgrade over the twelve-bit version from before.

You’ll also get 1080 degree wheel rotation and fully adjustable pedals configurable for floor mounted (F1-style) and suspended (GT-style) positions. It’s scheduled for a late December or mid January release, depending on your location and it will cost you $599.99.

Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma gaming headset

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on November 14th, 2010

You’ll be able to hear the clash of weaponry and the sound of your enemy’s footsteps as if they are really there thanks to high-resolution 50mm Neodymium drivers, with Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma gaming headset.

Touchscreen software and TacticProfile allows you to save and share settings including THX TruStudio Pro Surround for immersive 360º headphone surround and VoiceFX voice morphing technology. The headset features a dual mode (Analog or USB) design that allows you to connect using standard minijacks or the Dual Mode adapter to connect to your PC or Mac’s USB port.

Tactile Stickers turn touchscreens into Gaming Controllers

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on November 7th, 2010

If you have a smartphone like the iPhone, with a touchscreen, but miss tactile buttons when it comes to playing games, then check out the Tactile+Plus adhesives. They are stickers with raised bumps so you can feel them and press on them like a game controller.

You will no longer have to carry around a game pad adapter, since it’s on your phone already. The kit includes an 8-way circular control pad and 4 individual key buttons that mimic the Gameboy system.

PowerV Quad charges four Wii Remotes with no wires

Posted in gaming accessories by Shane McGlaun on April 28th, 2010

My son and his friends are always playing the Wii it seems. They are all big fans of Mario Kart and can talk more thrash than you would think a bunch of 8-year-olds were capable of. It seems like I am always having to replace the batteries in the remotes though.

Konnet Technology has unveiled a cool new wireless remote charger called the PowerV Quad. The device charges the Wii Remotes using wireless induction technology.