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.
CES 2018 - For the last few years I've been exclusively using Corsair gaming keyboards and mice for every single gaming and workstation PC that I have here in my office, and for the entire time I've wished that they were wireless, something Corsair unveiled at CES 2018.
Corsair has announced its new K63 Wireless keyboard, a new 10-keyless wireless keyboard, a first for the company. Corsair packs in 100% Cherry MX Red keys with a blue blacklight, something that's customizable with Corsair's CUE software package.
The keyboard can be used in either 1ms 2.4GHz option, or you can switch it out for the low-latency Bluetooth wireless mode that increases battery life. If you want to not worry about battery life, Corsair has included the ability of plugging in the USB connector while also offering wireless encryption.
CES 2018 - HyperX today showcased a new fleet of hardware at Las Vegas, which includes RAM, a new headset, a keyboard, and a new gaming mouse.
Kicking off HyperX's new lineup is the company's new Predator DDR4 RGB memory, which boasts the world's first synchronized chromatic RGB lighting with infrared tech. Pricing, memory config/modules and more will be revealed in Q2 2018, but HyperX is confident that the RAM will offer a "new way to experience RGB lighting on a PC."
Next up we have the HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset, which touts a huge 30 hours of battery life--which the company says is the longest battery life available in the gaming market. The headset features 90-degree rotating ear cups and 50mm drivers that broadcast at 2.4GHz, and is compatible with gaming PCs and PlayStation 4 console hardware.
COUGAR have released a new FPS gaming mouse that is designed at maintaining customizations for gamers without the use of drivers.
The new gaming mouse comes with on-board memory to save gamers setting and customizations. On the mouse, two dedicated button which are found at the base of the mouse that allow for control of the mouse's DPI setting which increase in increments of 50, ranging from 50 - 7200DPI.
To make this DPI customization easier on gamers COUGAR have installed a built-in LCD screen under the mouse so users that desire to change their DPI settings have the freedom of simply turning their mouse over and adjusting their setting while viewing the number change on-the-fly.
Secretlab make some of the best gaming chairs in the world, with it culminating in their latest OMEGA gaming chair that I personally reviewed and rated the best gaming chair yet.
Well, if you want to get some massive discount on their flagship TITAN Tempo gaming chair, Secretlab are celebrating with their 12.12 sale that sees a 24-hour period where $191 discount is applied to the TITAN Tempo bringing the price down to just $329 down from $520.
The deal requires the code of '1212TEMPO' and will work December 12-13, so get in now!
CHERRY have added a unique feature to their latest mouse, an integrated fingerprint reader. Aimed at business and public institutions, the MC 4900 is your typical everyday mouse with an exceptional ergonomic design that we've come to expect from CHERRY, but with the addition of an integrated fingerprint reader.
The MC 4900 utilizes an integrated Crossmatch TouchChip TCS2 sensor based on capacitive sensing technology, with the principle being that this mouse will excel in workstations that requires multiple users within the company or government agency to allow for easy, quick and secure log in identification.
Suitable for both right and left-hand operators, this symmetrical mouse is also features full compatibility with Windows Hellow, 1375 DPI optical sensor and finished off with a 1.8m long USB cable.
Available now, the CHERRY MC 4900 is priced at $130.