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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.
PAX PRIME 2013 - While checking out Corsair's new headsets, I checked out the rest of their booth and took a look at their gaming keyboard lineup. Of course, the entire lineup was recorded for your viewing pleasure. You can see the video embedded below:
The top-of-the-line Vengeance K70 keyboard has been expanded into three different models. The first, previously seen, makes use of Cherry MX Red keys. The two new models make use of blue and brown switches, respectively. Furthermore, a feature that I have never before seen was demonstrated. The backlighting will light up the key that you just pushed. The keyboard also retains the ability to individually switch backlighting on and off for each key.
PAX PRIME 2013 - Corsair unveiled two new gaming mousepads at this year's PAX Prime expo in Seattle, Washington. The MM200 is an extra-long cloth mousepad that is perfect for staking your space out at a LAN party. It's also useful to keep your keyboard stationary on an otherwise slick surface such as a plastic table.
The MM400, on the other hand, features a hard plastic texture designed for optical mouse tracking and extreme precision. The size of the pad is also smaller than the MM200, allowing it to be used in more locations.
Programmers are a fickle bunch when it comes to their keyboards. While some prefer a massive gaming style keyboard others prefer smaller more compact units that are straight to the point. However the one unifying feature that all programmers like is mechanical key switches. Today WASD Keyboards released a new keyboard aimed specifically at programmers.
WASD says that the new Code 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard was designed by the legendary Jeff Atwood, the creator of Stack Overflow.com. The keyboard came to be after Atwood was unable to find the ideal backlit mechanical keyboard to fit his coding needs. The result is what Atwood says is "the only simple, clean and beautiful backlit keyboard" he's ever found.
The keys are said to feature that distinct tactile pump while remaining quiet and non-clicky. Possibly the coolest feature though is the ability to switch between windows, Mac, Dvorak, and Colemark arrangements at the hardware level via a switch convenient placed under the keyboard. This means users can switch keys around then flip the switch and their set up on a new layout. The keyboard retails for $149.99 and comes in 87 and 104 key varieties.
PAX PRIME 2013 - Today Corsair announced that it would be unveiling several new high-performance gaming peripherals at the PAX PRIME 2013 expo being held this weekend in Seattle Washington. The company says that it will unveil five new gaming headsets alongside a brand-new gaming keyboard and will wrap things up with two gaming mouse mats.
Up first will be the all new, top-of-the-line Vengeance 2100 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset which features a 2.4GHz wireless connection with a 40 foot range, and boast a battery life of up to 10 hours of constant use. The headset features Dolby 7.1 surround sound for an accurate the creation of real-world audio. The headset features 50mm drivers and microfiber-covered memory foam ear pads. THe Vengeance 2100 is expected retail for $149.99.
Up next from Corsair is an improved version of its Vengeance 1500 v2 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset. As its name implies it will feature Dolby 7.1 surround sound, with new 50mm drivers that provide a deep and rich bass as well as clean, crisp highs. Like its bigger brother the ear pads are covered and microfiber and features a noise-canceling microphone. The Vengeance 1500 v2 will retail for $99.99.
Today, Logitech announced the release a new wireless gaming mouse that boasts a massive 250 hours of continuous, lag-free use while in gaming mode. The mouse features Logitech's precision Delta Zero sensor technology, which the company says gives players the ability to dominate boss after boss. The mouse also features a non-gaming mode labeled Endurance mode, which offers users up to 1400 hours of use on a single charge.
"When I play, I don't want to think about anything other than my game and what my next move will be. When you look at the wireless gaming mice out there though, their primary flaw is the uncertainty of having to interrupt your game to replace batteries. Not anymore," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business group. "We set an outrageous goal, and we hit it. Doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the battery life of ordinary wireless gaming mice wasn't enough. We wanted to bring gamers an innovation that would change the face of wireless gaming forever. With 250 hours of battery life, the G602 does exactly that. It's time for gamers to get real science behind them so something as fundamental as a battery doesn't get in the way of winning."
Logitech says that the mouse is built around an ultra-durable standard with primary mechanical switches rated to 20 million clicks. The mouse also features 11 programmable controls that users can custom tailor to fit their gaming style using Logitech's gaming software. The Logitech G602 wireless gaming mouse will be available soon at a suggested retail price of $79.99.