Razer won't be the only ones with gaming peripherals on the Xbox One in the near future, with Corsair joining the list of licensed hardware partners for the Xbox.
There are only a few keyboards, mice and headsets that work on the Xbox One from Corsair right now, but the company is putting more and more of them through testing and validation before they put them online.
Corsair explains: "CORSAIR is excited that the Xbox One team has opened up support for keyboards and mice. Xbox One players now have at their disposal the same precision and reliability that PC gamers have enjoyed from CORSAIR peripherals for years. Play titles such as Fortnite, Warframe, and Minecraft with CORSAIR wired and wireless keyboards and mice, with many more compatible games on the way".
Razer has announced it will be showing off its range of 'Designed for Xbox' keyboards and mice at CES 2019 starting January 8, 2019 with Razer boss Min-Liang Tan talking about the new peripherals during the XO18 Inside Xbox live broadcast.
The company teamed with Microsoft on the upcoming keyboards and mice for the Xbox One consoles, but there are plenty of other peripheral makers that will be releasing 'Designed for Xbox' mice and keyboards that will work on both the Xbox One, and Windows 10 rigs.
We don't know what to expect other than something like the current Razer Turret "lapboard" that lets you game on your couch, with the Turret rocking the usual RGB goodness through the dynamic RGB lighting support on the Xbox.
CES 2019 kicks off on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas where we'll find out all of the nitty gritty details on what Razer will be unveiling.
HyperX today announced its new speed-focused Alloy FPS RGB mechanical keyboard, which joins its fleet of performance gaming peripherals.
HyperX's new Alloy FPS RGB keyboard rocks Kailh silver speed switches that are specifically designed for fast key presses thanks to their 1.1mm operating levels and 40g actuation force. The keys are rated for 70 million key presses and come with RGB-enabled LEDs that offer customization with five different brightness levels. Users can also tailor-make their keyboard's color schemes via HyperX's NGenuity software, and the Alloy FPS RGB can store up to three profiles on its built-in memory.
Other features include 100% anti-ghosting, full N-key rollover, 1000Hz polling rate, and USB pass-through to charge mobile devices.
SteelSeries has partnered with PUBG Corp. for a bunch of PUBG-themed peripherals that will include a headset, keyboard, mouse and even a mousepad. Everything has been designed to win those chicken dinners, with all of the products (bar the mousepad) featuring SteelSeries Engine GamesSense support.
The line up will include PUBG versions of the SteelSeries Arctis 5 gaming headset, Apex M750 TKL gaming keyboard, Rival 310 gaming mouse, and the QcK+ mousepad. The Arctis 5 PUBG Edition features the PUBG logo on its headband with a its-so-cheesy 'Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner' on the earcups. The headset itself is a USB-based 7.1-channel surround sound gaming headset with SteelSeries' own ClearCast microphone, and Prism RGB technology.
Next up is the SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL PUBG Edition which has PUBG-specific icons that would normally see the normal letter/number keys, where in their place we have a bunch of guns and even the pan and grenade for easy access. Sprinting and prone are also featured, with RGBs and exclusive QX2 linear mechanical switches.
Razer has just announced that it has teamed with Capcom on making an official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite arcade stick, which will be priced at $219.99 and is exclusive to the PS4.
The new arcade stick is based on the Razer Panthera and will even include high-end Sanwa hardware, and like the older-generation MadCatz sticks, they have been tested by eSports legends, and will be completely customizable. They will be made available in Europe at first, and then into the North American and South American markets in August.
As for specifications, here's what we can expect:
- 10 tournament-grade Sanwa™ Denshi buttons
- Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top
- Easy one-touch access to internals and storage
- Fully accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
- Honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
- Storage room for alternative bat top joystick (not included) and more
- 9.8 ft. / 3 m detachable screw-lock USB cable for secure connection
- Screwdriver included for modding
Until now, keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One... well, sucks. The vastly superior controls used for PC gamers don't gel well on consoles for a variety of reasons, but that doesn't mean Microsoft isn't at least working on it.
According to Windows Central, who recently received some information that Microsoft was "at least planning to bring mouse support to the April update of the Xbox dev kit. Redmond showed off the sofa-friendly Razer Turret keyboard and mouse peripheral in partnership with Razer, who joined Microsoft for the presentation".
The presentation in question saw the companies enabling Razer Chroma RGB lighting support on Xbox games, with Microsoft using the PC versions of games like Overwatch, DOTA 2, and others to show Razer's great lighting tech in games. It's a much more immersive experience, especially when you're in an eSports game like Overwatch or DOTA 2 where your characters are cooling down from a used ability, and the keyboard and mouse react accordingly. It's awesome.
I still remember one of my friends back in the 90s when we were playing Quake and slowly shifting over from using the keyboard to control first-person shooters, to using the mouse. My friend using to use a HOTAS joystick for navigation and running, with his mouse to control his aim. Joysticks and mice, just never mixed... until now.
Introducing the Lexip Gaming Mouse which is like most other gaming mice, except that the company has added mini joysticks at your thumbs. The joysticks can be used for something extremely useful when it comes to gaming; think scrolling through the inventory in-game with a joystick.
Lexip has taken to Kickstarter to fund their new Gaming Mouse, aiming for $30,000 but have seen over $200,000 pledged at the time of writing. The Lexip Gaming Mouse should cost $120 or so when it launches in June.
Corsair has just launched its high-end T2 Road Warrior gaming chair, something that comes in five color schemes: black, blue, yellow, white, and red).
The new T2 Road Warrior can handle up to 300 pounds, with Corsair using an aluminum seat base, steel frame that is coated in polyurethane foam and five rollerblade-style polyurethane. Corsair isn't using genuine leather, but that will also keep the price under $500 which helps for mainstream gamers.
Corsair provides a wider seat this time around, with a taller back and deep cushion that will ensure a great seating experience. The angle of the base and armrests can be tweaked, with the gas-powered light raising or lowering the seat by 3.3 inches.
I love Audio-Technica products, I still have a pair of ATH-AD700 headphones that I've used for nearly 10 years and they still sound amazing. On the topic of Audio-Technica, they have recently unveiled a limited-edition version of their popular ATH-M50x, the ATH-M50xBB Professional Monitor Headphones.
Featuring bold metallic blue earcups, black accents and distinctive A-T trimming branded on the earpads and headband, the ATH-M50xBB is designed to produce an unmatched experience for the most critical audio applications, including recording, live sound, broadcast, DJ and personal listening. This is largely thanks to its 45mm drivers that incorporate rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils that is enhanced by sound-isolating earcups that together produce exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response.
CES 2018 - During CES 2018 we stopped by the SteelSeries suite and took a look at their newly released products.
The first is the Rival 600 gaming mouse. It features their custom True Move 3 Plus with Lift sensor, which means it has an added lift sensor, so you can pick up the mouse and move it without issue.
To show off the capabilities of the new mouse, SteelSeries used a custom servo setup as well as real-time graphs of movement to display how their mouse measures up to their competition. The competitor mouse was not able to maintain a steady path like their mouse could, showing us that their new sensor is great for gamers who pick up their mouse and start anew in another area of their mouse pad.