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Today ROCCAT released its Power-Grid app to the public in the form of a free download for Android or iOS as the project reaches its open beta phase of development. For those unfamiliar with Power-Grid, the software consist of an app that is ran on a smartphone and pairs up with accompanying software on a host PC running Windows.
Power-Grid basically turns your smartphone into immersive, fully customizable remote control for your PC. This allows the user to take full control of his gaming experience, and adjust system settings, checking hardware specs, and even execute in-game macros from your smartphones touchscreen. Power-Grid can be customized by the user to display only the information relevant to them, and those users can also visit the Power-Grid website to upload and download custom made "Grids" that other players have created.
"Power-Grid opens up a whole new world of opportunities for PC gamers. Finally you are able to connect your smartphone to your gaming environment - it just feels natural and makes perfect sense. Forget about inflexible solutions like keyboards with integrated displays; create your own command center and benefit from this innovative ROCCAT technology," said Rene Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO.
Earlier this week Roccat releases its highly acclaimed Ryos mechanical gaming keyboard to the US market. Roccat says that the Ryos sets a new standard for Gaming Keyboards and features some innovative features you will only find on the Ryos. ROCCAT has released three varying models including the Ryos MK, Ryos MK Glow, and Ryos MK Pro.
"PC gamers all over the world have been wishing for ROCCAT to come up with a mechanical keyboard - and finally here it is" says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO. "Congratulations to everyone who has been waiting patiently, you are now able to get the most advanced mechanical keyboard on the market".
The Ryos MK is the first board in the series, and features Cherry MX switches. The MK is powered by an ARM Cortex processor which makes the device super responsive. Featuring 2MB of flash memory, the Ryos MK can store over 500 Macros and ROCCAT Easy-Shift[+] and ROCCAT Talk are onboard as well.
Today SilverStone released the all new External Port EP01, a powered four port USB 3.0 hub that features a magnetic base for quick and easy mounting to your PC or any metallic surface. The EP01 is capable of charging devices with high-current draw such as tables, iPads, and external battery packs thanks to its Battery Charging 1.2 Standard compliance.
SilverStone says the EPO1 USB 3.0 hub is capable of speeds up to 5Gb/s and chares mobile devices much faster than standard USB 3.0 ports on a PC. The device is small enough to fit on any desk, or tuck away on the side of your PC case so no one will see.
Sony has confirmed that its DualShock 4 controller will work with Windows PCs out of the box, but will only have compatibility "for basic functions" according to President of Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida.
Yoshida confirmed the news through Twitter, after he was asked if Sony would release a driver for the DualShock 4 controller to make it work with Windows. Yoshida tweeted back, saying "the analog sticks and buttons will work just fine." He was asked if the DS4 would feature Windows compatibility by default, where he said it would, but with "basic functions."
ROCCAT has just announced that its award-winning Kone XTD laser gaming mouse is now compatible with Apple's Mac devices. This announcement means that Mac gamers worldwide can now enjoy the advanced precision, premium components, and unique lighting effects that ROCCAT offers in the Kone XTD.
"We are thrilled to unleash the Kone XTD to the millions of Mac gaming enthusiasts worldwide," says René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and CEO. "The number of Mac gamers continues to grow, and the release of the Mac driver for the Kone XTD is just our first step towards more widespread support for the operating system's user base."
ROCCAT says that the 8,200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor in the Kone XTD makes it the best gaming mouse now available on the Mac platform. The Kone XTD also features Easy-Shift technology that allows users to set to functions for each mouse button and the scroll wheel, giving gamers the power to pack a massive amount of control into a quickly deployable set up.
A good headset is a must for anyone who considers themselves to be an elite gamer. SteelSeries knows this and has released its new Siberia Elite Gaming Headset for pre-order starting today. Only available in White at launch (with black coming soon), the new Siberia Elite features the newest generation of SteelSeries audio drivers and is equipped with Dolby technology to reproduce a realistic 7.1 virtual surround sound experience.
The headset includes extra-large memory foam ear cushions as well as the company's signature Siberia self-adjusting suspension system. The ear cups also feature an RGB illuminated ring that is capable of reproducing 16.8 million colors, while dials on the ear cups handle the headset's audio and microphone controls. The headset also features a retractable boom mic that stores neatly inside one of the ear cups while not in use.
The headset ships with SteelSeries' new Engine 3 software that enables users to select illumination settings, adjust the equalizer, and activate microphone features. The new Siberia Elite also features limitless connectivity via a swappable cable system that makes it instantly compatible for PC, Mac, tablets, and phones. The Siberia Elite retails for $199.99 and can be purchased on the company's website.
Today, PC Gaming peripheral manufacturer Sharkoon announced the launch of a revised optical version of its popular FireGlider gaming mouse. The new FireGlider Optical features a 3000 DPI, 3600 FPS optical sensor that is adjustable all away down to 400 DPI.
The new FireGlider Optical mouse features a seven button layout, of which five are freely programmable via the included software. Individual macros can be created and then stored on board the mouse's built-in memory. The mouse features Sharkoon's Weight Tuning System that is made up of seven interchangeable metal weights and allows the mouse to be tuned from 118g all the way up to 135g.
The mouse retains its prized matte black paint job with a vibrant red tribal flame design as well as a 180cm long USB cable that is sleeved in a textile braid and capped off with a goal-plated USB plug. Sharkoon says that the FireGlider Optical gaming mouse is available from authorized retailers for 17.99 Euros.
I know what you are thinking just now; you are thinking about how nice it would be if you had a solid wood touchpad for your new Windows 8 PC. Okay, so maybe that was a little far-fetched, but if you actually have wanted a solid wood touchpad for your Windows or Mac machine, then OREE has just released something for you.
Today, OREE released its new Touch Slab, a Windows and Mac compatible touchpad that is made from a solid block of either maple or walnut. Connectivity is handled over Bluetooth, allowing you to control your Windows 8, Windows 7, or Mac screen wirelessly. Additionally, the Touch Slab features a number pad to on top the device in the event you need to do some calculations.
Earlier this morning, SteelSeries released two new devices to its massively popular H-series of gaming headsets. The 5Hv3 and 3Hv2 are designed to deliver tournament-grade audio while remaining affordable to everyone in the gaming community.
The SteelSeries 5Hv2 was undoubtedly one of the most popular gaming headsets in the professional gaming arena, and the newly released 5Hv3 update makes everyone's favorite headset even better. SteelSeries says that the new 5Hv3 features the latest high-end audio drivers from SteelSeries and a custom-engineered soundscape to bring you the highest level of audio quality possible. The new headset features a large microphone that retracts into the headset for convenient storage when not in use. Additionally, new ear cups have been designed with comfort in mind.
Up next is the SteelSeries 3Hv2, a budget-friendly headset that has been created for gamers who are looking to experience what SteelSeries has to offer without breaking the bank. The new headset features a compact, affordable design, which makes it the ideal solution for travel, and includes a unique adapter that allows the headset to function with PC, Mac, tablets, and smartphones. The 3Hv2 features next-generation audio drivers, extra padded leather ear cups, and a retractable microphone. The 5Hv3 and 3Hv2 are available for purchase now at electronics retailers everywhere and retail for $79.99 and $39.99, respectively.
PAX PRIME 2013 - PAX Prime has been a good show for those looking to buy a new gaming mouse or keyboard. Gaming peripherals have been a huge aspect of this year's PAX Prime and Logitech didn't want to be left out. They brought out their recently unveiled G602 wireless mouse, which we got to go hands-on with.
The 602 gaming mouse had a good feel and provides up to 250 hours in performance mode, or up to 1400 hours in economy mode. If you'll be gaming, you'll want to make use of the performance mode. For everyday use, however, the economy mode proves to be perfectly adequate and you'll have to deal with dead batteries less often. The mouse provides a great feel and comes in at a reasonable price.