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NYKO Unveils Miniboss Wireless NES Classic Controller

LOS ANGELES – November 3, 2016Inventive console accessories manufacturer Nyko today unveiled Miniboss, a wireless controller for the highly anticipated NES Classic Edition game console. Built to complement the visual look and design of the console, Miniboss offers complete wireless freedom of up to 30 feet. Nyko will also release Extend Link, a six foot extension cable for the wired Nintendo NES Classic controller that triples its reach. Both Miniboss (MSRP $19.99) and Extend Link (MSRP $9.99) are available for pre-order at Nyko.com and GameStop.com, and will be available later this month at Amazon.com and in GameStop stores.

“The original NES is a legendary console that so many of us have fond memories of, and we’ve set out to create an accessory that offers what we at Nyko do best – augment the gaming experience with creative design while respecting the charm of the hardware it complements,” said Chris Arbogast, Nyko’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “We envision gamers playing the amazing lineup of NES Classic Edition titles on their massive flatscreens at home, which require a little more distance from the screen than the old tube TVs. The Miniboss will allow us to play from the comfort of our couch without having to pull the console out to our coffee table.”

Miniboss Key Features

  • Precise button mashing action with complete wireless freedom
  • Two offset ergonomic face buttons
  • Four-way directional pad for perfect up, down, right, and occasional left movement
  • Cord-free gameplay up to 30 feet

Extend Link Key Features

  • Six foot extension cord triples the length of controller cord
  • Enables gameplay at a comfortable distance from screen
  • Compatible with some Wii and Wii U wired controllers

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Kaliber Gaming Retikal Pro FPS Gaming Mouse Review

About a month ago, I reviewed IOGear’s Symmetre mouse, and was somewhat not impressed.  I wasn’t a fan of the design nor the feel of the mouse, even though the performance was pretty good.  Today, I get another crack at a mouse from IOGear, this time it’s the Retikal Pro FPS Gaming Mouse.  Will the Retikal fare better then the Symmetre in my hands, or will it earn the same fate of being banished to the bottom of the “Extras” drawer?  Let’s find out with my full review.

Features

The Retikal is designed to be a much more traditional mouse then the Symmetre, which means it feels proper in your right hand (as long as you are right handed).  The Retikal comes with 9 programmable buttons, one of which is featured as a sniper mode button.  Essentially, this button will slow down the mouse speed to allow you to focus in, but it doesn’t slow down the game so unless you are already in the vicinity of the head, slowing the mouse down won’t do you much good.  The Retikal can hit up to 5000 dpi (1000 more than the Symmetre) and can switch dpi on the fly, as well as profiles with just a button press.  The Retikal also features a USB 2.0 braided cable, which I do love.

So, my biggest negative with the Symmetre was the feel of the mouse, and unfortunatly that is also my biggest negative with the Retikal.  While the Retikal feels initially better in my hands then the Symmetre did, it never once matched the feeling of some of the higher end mice that I have owned over the years.  I literally felt like I could snap the Retikal in two with one hand.  The Retikal is light and flimsy feeling, has almost no weight to it, and does not feel sturdy enough to handle some rough gaming hours.  This is all based on my own preferences when it comes to the feeling of a mouse, but there it is.

  • USB 2.0 eSports professional optical gaming mouse
  • 9 programmable buttons with custom programming software
  • Non-slip rubber coated click wheel and thumb rest
  • Up to 5000dpi with shift-on-the-fly adjustment
  • Sniper button- instantly increases aim accuracy
  • Instantly switch between 5 profiles
  • Adjustable weight system for precision tuning
  • Sculptured housing designed for FPS gaming
  • LED backlighting with “breathing” effect
  • Pixart 3310 optical sensor
  • 128K built-in memory
  • 125/500/1000Hz adjustable report rate
  • 6400 fps frame rate
  • 130 ips speed

Aesthetics

The Retikal looks slick, with the logo glowing blue on the palm rest and the wider frame of the mouse to fit your hand.  There is a nice pad near where your thumb rests that’s made out of a slip proof material, which increases your grip on the mouse.  Right above your thumb is where the sniper button is located.  While I didn’t really like that button as a feature, it is placed in the best place possible.  Just don’t accidentally hit it while you are playing, you will get a nasty surprise.  Overall, the Retikal is a clean looking mouse, but does not do anything special either.

Performance and Specifications

So I took the Retikal out on few gaming dates with my new PC, and saw what it could do.  The last week saw some increased play time in H1Z1:  King of the Kill, World of Warcraft, and some Battlefield 1.  While the performance was decent, I could not get rid of the feeling that I was going to break the mouse, and absolutely hated the weight of the Retikal.  Maybe I’ve gotten too use to my Bloody mouse, but the Retikal did not feel natural in my hands, though it performed pretty well.  I was never happy with the mouse sensitivity that I set it to, and would switch dpi on the fly a few times more then I’m used too.  I tried out the sniper button, but did not like the immediate slow down of my mouse.  It’s a good idea, just one that I would never use.

Final Thoughts

I know it sounds like I’ve been rough on IOGear these last couple of reviews, but the market is a tough place and there are a lot of mice out there.  Finding one that truly fits your play style and sense of touch can be tough, and once you found your range then anything outside of that just feels off.  The Retikal is an entry level gaming mouse, priced at roughly $26.00, so the investment isn’t high if you are looking to use it.  The Retikal is a decent mouse for the price tag and will perform well enough.  There are better mice out on the market, though not many under $30.  This one’s a toss up for me, the Retikal is pretty much the definition of an average mouse, so if you need one for under $30 I would say check it out.


Kaliber Gaming Retikal Pro Gaming Mouse Review Score:

(3 out of 5)


 

Fnatic Gear Announces Clutch G1 Gaming Mouse and Duel TMA-2 Headphones

LOS ANGELES – Nov. 1, 2016 – Today, Fnatic Gear, the global leader in the world of eSports and gaming, announces two professional eSports-grade peripherals for the gaming lifestyle community: the Clutch G1 optical gaming mouse and the Duel TMA-2 headphones. The Duel TMA-2 combines professional gaming and urban lifestyles into one headset, thanks to its intuitively modular design, while the Clutch G1 supports maximum reliability and performance with its customizable buttons and controls. Together, the Clutch G1 and Duel headphones support professional gamers with precision and performance during rigorous gaming marathons with premium comfort.

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Duel TMA-2 Headphones – for gaming and lifestyle audio

Fnatic Gear collaborated with award-winning Danish audio pioneers at AIAIAI to create the Duel TMA-2 headphones. Enthusiasts can finally have an all-in-one headset that delivers top-class audio quality during gaming and music listening sessions, whether you’re at home or on-the-move.

The Duel TMA-2’s have a soft-rubber coated modular design, enabling users to switch between sound-isolating over-ear pads to soft, padded on-ear cups to suit their preference for maximum comfort and desired sound signature. The Duel TMA-2 pumps out accurate and immersive sound using 40mm titanium-coated drivers. Provided is a removable boom for use while gaming and an in-line mic for taking calls when you’re out and about. The Duel TMA-2 headphones are created for the professional eSports player’s lifestyle, and will work seamlessly with PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox as well as smartphones, tablets and other audio devices.

Designed to eliminate the need to own a separate gaming headset and music headphones, the sleek and stylish design of the Duel TMA-2 offers a completely personal experience during the longest of gaming sessions and throughout the rest of your day.

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CLUTCH G1 mouse – putting eSports in the hands of all gamers.

The Clutch G1 is a plug and play, soft touch, multi-button eSports gaming mouse designed to increase efficiency, accuracy, and performance. It naturally incorporates thumb and hand movements for extreme comfort during crucial gaming situations.

Engineered and designed for comfort and performance, the Clutch G1 has a matte, soft-touch coating and beautifully ergonomic shape that perfectly fits the right-handed FPS player. Its build allows for a claw or palm grip, which provides flexible comfort even after the longest gaming sessions. The Clutch G1 also features a unique Drag Reduction cord, elevated 2mm, to increase speed and efficiency.

The Clutch G1 is armed with Pixart 3310, an advanced optical sensor perfect for users that are serious about perfecting their game with precise actions. Designed with onboard memory, Clutch G1 offers maximum customization with three different gamer profiles to personalize the functions of all seven individual buttons, select RGB illumination patterns with millions of colors and lighting effects, and adjust polling rates.

“After the successful reception, by our players and the eSports community of our Flick mouse, we wanted to offer a mouse that would equally satisfy all players and the community who want a slightly bigger form factor with different ergonomics so that everyone can enjoy what we, here at Fnatic, have to offer,” said Andrew Kim, Head of Product Development at Fnatic Gear. “Secondly, I’m really excited to finally be able to announce a headset that will truly eliminate the need for passionate gamers to purchase two different headsets. The Duel TMA-2 is the first professional gaming headset to provide uncompromised gaming acoustics and audiophile music listening through its intuitive and innovative modular design. With a gaming configuration prioritizing positional audio for those gunshots and footsteps, and an on-the-go configuration tuned for a truly immersive audiophile listening experience, the minimalistic and iconic design of the Duel TMA-2’s provide users with uncompromised versatility, comfort and performance.”

Customers can pre-order The Clutch G1 and Duel TMA-2 for $69.99 and $199.99 respectively at FnaticGear.com. Both products will be fully available late November 2016.

For more information about the Fnatic Gear’s entire selection of gaming accessories, visit FnaticGear.com and follow @FnaticGear on Facebook and Twitter.

IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming FOKUS Pro Laser Gaming Mouse Review

In a world where left-handed gamers often get forced into using right-handed peripherals, it is nice to see companies like IOGEAR, under the Kaliber Gaming brand, putting out a gaming mouse like the Fokus. The Fokus Pro laser gaming mouse retails for $49.95 and is available now. It features a rugged aluminum frame with stylish white coloring as well as full RGB lighting. For an under $50 dollar gaming mouse, I was very impressed with its build quality right out of the box.

Setting the mouse up is a straightforward affair – first, you install the software which can be found online. Then plug the mouse into an available USB port and off you go! The software allows for a good range of settings to be tweaked – from lighting to the sensitivity level of each DPI preset that the mouse can cycle through. You can even store five different configurations into the software for easier selection. This is important as the Fokus’ buttons can be tied to all sorts of functions – even ones to help you in applications like Microsoft Word and more. Once I got my settings changed to my preferences, it was time to start using the mouse in a real video game.

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The Fokus’ internal Avago laser sensor is rated at up to 8,200 DPI, so I had no trouble at all being competitive in Star Wars: Battlefront. When I needed to alter my sensitivity levels, I easily cycled through them with the mouse’s DPI button. I should add that the polling rate of the mouse can be changed as well – although I am uncertain as to why a user would want to do this. I have always set my gaming mice to 1000Hz polling for the most lag-free experience possible. Nevertheless, the option to change the polling rate is there!

My user experience with the Kaliber Gaming Fokus Pro gaming mouse has been what I would describe as ‘very good’. It is a real contender for a budget gaming mouse, especially given is durable build quality and internal laser sensor. Avago has made gaming mice sensors for, well, a LONG time so there tech is reliable. I do get some pause when a lesser known company includes proprietary software in its peripherals, but that comes with the territory. IOGEAR and Kaliber Gaming have a real winner with the Fokus and I hope they sell a ton of them.

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The biggest issue I have is that, as a right-handed gamer, ambidextrous gaming mice don’t feel ergonomic enough for me – especially when coming out of a world full of right-handed mice to choose from. If you are a right-handed gamer, you might consider something a bit more fitting to natural human hand anatomy. But, I digress, for just under $50 smackers, you could do way worse than the Fokus. It performs respectably in anything you can throw at it – from multiplayer games, first-person shooters, even word processors!

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Turtle Beach Unveils New Stealth Gaming Headsets

San Diego, CA – September 29, 2016 – This weekend Turtle Beach Corporation(NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading audio technology company for over 40 years, launches its latest 100% wireless gaming headsets – the STEALTH 520 for PlayStation®4 and STEALTH 420X+ for Xbox One. The latest upgrades to Turtle Beach’s prior best-selling STEALTH 500P and STEALTH 420X models offer gamers exactly what they need to hear everything and defeat everyone via Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing™ sound setting, plus a variety of additional must-have features no gamer should be without. The STEALTH 520 and STEALTH 420X+ have a MSRP of $129.95 and $149.95 (respectively), and will be available at participating retail outlets nationwide starting this Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Additionally, the STEALTH 520 and STEALTH 420X+ will be available for fans to experience first-hand at this weekend’s TwitchCon 2016, alongside Turtle Beach’s entire holiday lineup. Headlining Turtle Beach’s presence at TwitchCon is the soon-to-be-released STREAM MIC – the first plug-n-play mic that allows players to livestream directly from Xbox One as well as from PS4™, PC and Mac. Also on-hand will be the upcoming STEALTH 350VR gaming headset – designed to take your VR audio experience from good to amazing, and the all new Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset and Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.). – the official audio gear of choice for professional eSports organizations OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan. TwitchCon 2016 is being held at the San Diego Convention Center starting tomorrow, Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, 2016, and Turtle Beach is located at Booth #952 on the show floor.

“We’re very excited about our latest lineup of high-quality gaming products entering the market for the holidays, beginning with the new STEALTH 520 and STEALTH 420X+,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Our prior best-selling STEALTH 500P and STEALTH 420X headsets are two models we know gamers love, so we’ve significantly upgraded them with our signature Superhuman Hearing sound setting and additional new features to help players win even more. We’re also excited to have TwitchCon right in our backyard in San Diego this year, and I can’t think of a better opportunity to introduce our new STREAM MIC as well as show off the rest of our 2016 products. Our partners at Twitch gave us a great space at the show, so be sure to swing by and check out the latest from Turtle Beach.”

Full details for the Stealth 520 for PS4 and Stealth 420X+ for Xbox One, as well as Turtle Beach’s full holiday 2016 product lineup are below:

  • The STEALTH 520 brings 100% wireless gaming audio on PS4 and PS3™ to spectacular new heights, with full-range 50mm Neodymium speakers and DTS Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound to deliver amazing, 3D 360-degree soundscapes with unmatched spatial accuracy. The STEALTH 520 also offers Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing feature which provides a competitive advantage by allowing players to hear soft sounds like enemy footsteps sneaking-up from behind and weapon reloads off in the distance, plus additional DTS Surround Sound Modes and Turtle Beach audio presets, Dynamic Chat Boost™, Mic Monitoring and Adaptive Mic Performance, independent game and chat audio controls, a 15-hour rechargeable battery and mobile compatibility. The STEALTH 520 gaming headset launches Sunday, October 2, 2016 in the U.S. for a MSRP of $129.95.
  • The STEALTH 420X+ is an officially licensed gaming headset for Xbox One offering gamers the freedom of 100% wireless game and chat audio. TheSTEALTH 420X+ comes loaded with features, including Superhuman Hearingwhich provides a competitive advantage by allowing players to hear soft sounds like enemy footsteps sneaking-up from behind and weapon reloads off in the distance, Bass Boost and other audio presets, Mic Monitoring so players can hear their own voice to avoid shouting, a removable high-sensitivity mic, independent game and chat audio controls, a 15-hour rechargeable battery and mobile compatibility. The STEALTH 420X+ launches Sunday, October 2, 2016in the U.S. for a MSRP of $149.95.
  • The STREAM MIC is a first-of-its-kind professional desktop microphone created for gamers streaming directly from their consoles. With the STREAM MIC, players can livestream gameplay from their Xbox One and PS4, as well as from a PC or Mac thanks to universal plug-and-play compatibility. Additionally, theSTREAM MIC features adaptive mic patterns and fully customizable software, while a dual-capsule mic array with advanced digital processing supports multiple pick-up patterns for different applications and environments, and a zero-latency headphone output provides accurate monitoring so anyone can stream like a pro. The STREAM MIC will elevate your Twitch, YouTube and MLG.tv streams to a whole new level, and launches Sunday, October 23, 2016for a MSRP of $99.95.
  • The STEALTH 350VR gaming headset delivers Virtual Reality audio loud and clear with 30+ hour battery-powered amplification, Variable Bass Boost, and an ergonomic “built for VR” design that provides clearance for VR headbands and cables. The STEALTH 350VR’s 50mm Neodymium speakers ensure a rich, expansive audio experience with crisp highs and thundering lows, while smooth, fabric-wrapped memory foam over-ear cushions ensure a comfortable fit. The removable noise-cancelling microphone provides crystal clear chat even when movement in the real world creates background noise, while Mic Monitoring lets gamers hear their own voice inside the headset to avoid shouting at other players. Cable management is made easy via the STEALTH 350VR’s detachable audio cables, while on-board audio controls are always within reach, mounted right on the headset. The STEALTH 350VR gaming headset launchesSunday, October 9, 2016 for a MSRP of $79.95.
  • Combining the highest quality audio experience with extreme comfort, Turtle Beach’s ELITE PRO is the first gaming headset designed from the ground-up for today’s generation of eSports athletes and hardcore gamers. The ELITE PRO’s 50mm Nanoclear™ speakers deliver more efficient, crisper audio with less distortion for a game changing sound experience, while the Pro Gaming Microphone with TruSpeak™ Technology provides crystal clear chat so your commands are always heard. The ELITE PRO also debuts Turtle Beach’s unique ComforTec™ Fit System – a revolutionary adjustment system for truly personalized comfort, including AeroFit™ Ear Cushions – where groundbreaking material technologies combine to deliver passive noise isolation with cooling comfort, and the patented ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System – alleviating ear cushion pressure for gamers who wear glasses. Elite eSports performance, ultimate comfort…this is ELITE PRO! Currently available at participating retailers worldwide.
  • The ELITE PRO T.A.C. is the most powerful audio controller ever designed for eSports, combining cutting-edge audio technology like DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing with Turtle Beach’s incredibly powerful chat and microphone tuning tools, giving eSports athletes and hardcore players everything they need to win. Further, when combined with theELITE PRO TOURNAMENT GAMING HEADSET and ELITE PRO TOURNAMENT NOISE-CANCELLING MICROPHONE, gamers will unlock the full power of the best competitive gaming audio setup, with unbeatable microphone performance that isolates team chat from the roar of the crowd. The ultimate eSports audio setup designed to help you dominate the competition…this is ELITE PRO! Currently available at participating retailers worldwide.

For more information on the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

SteelSeries Releases Rival 500 Gaming Mouse

CHICAGO – September 12, 2016SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the Rival 500, a revolutionary multi-button gaming mouse that was designed from the ground up around the gamer’s thumb and hand movements to increase efficiency, accuracy, and performance.

“The Rival 500 is the first true multi-button gaming mouse engineered to maximize gaming efficiency, while keeping the gamers movement and comfort in mind,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “We created a MOBA/MMO mouse that fits your hand and not the other way around.”

Intuitive Design

SteelSeries’ Rival 500 reimagines the traditional multi-button grid layout by incorporating natural hand movements into the design.  Engineered for comfort and performance, it replaces the squeezed buttons in a grid format with a Next-Gen side-button layout that makes identifying, clicking and combo clicking precise and easy.  The Rival 500 showcases gaming’s first flick down switches, the fastest way to make a move since it responds to your thumbs natural flick motion instead of having to press it.

Tactile Alerts

The Rival 500 gaming mouse features SteelSeries’ innovative tactile alert technology, transforming it from an input-only device to a weapon that gives feedback to help dominate opponents.  Gamers can fully customize and feel in-game events and alerts through subtle pulses, helping them make split-second decisions during crucial times.  The Rival 500 can notify gamers when cooldowns are up, ammo is out, health is low, or any other important-to-the-gamer in-game action occurs.

Maximum Personalization

SteelSeries Rival 500 is armed with the Pixart 3360, the most advanced optical sensor available, with up to 16,000 CPI, and offers maximum customization through the SteelSeries Engine application.  Gamers can personalize the functions of all 15 individual buttons, select RGB illumination patterns with millions of colors and lighting effects, and even optimize intensity of tactile alerts and select vibration patterns.

The Rival 500 offers extreme durability with a reinforced key design that evenly distributes the force of each click, achieving a 30 million key-press rating.  In addition to long-lasting durability, the new key design delivers a more consistent click feeling than ever before.

The SteelSeries Rival 500 is now available for $79.99 / €89.99. For more information about the Rival 500 or SteelSeries’ entire selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com.

Logitech G Announces Prodigy Series Peripherals

NEWARK, Calif. — Sept. 1, 2016 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the Prodigy series, a family of gaming gear that was designed to enhance the way you play. The new series, which includes two mice, a keyboard and a headset, all share the same attributes of high-performance technology, exceptional comfort, and a sleek and modern design.

“We love building products for hardcore gamers, and we’ll never give that up,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G. “With the explosion of play across all ages and skill sets we knew we needed something more. Our new Logitech G Prodigy series gives all gamers access to our best technology. It’s gaming gear made exclusively for everyone.”

The Logitech G Prodigy series includes the Logitech® G403 Prodigy™ Gaming MouseLogitech® G403 Prodigy™ Wireless Gaming MouseLogitech® G213 Prodigy™ RGB Gaming Keyboard, and the Logitech® G231 Prodigy Headset.

Logitech G403 Prodigy Gaming Mice

The G403 Prodigy Gaming Mouse and Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse deliver long-lasting comfort, thanks to their lightweight, ergonomic design. Rubber grips on the left and right sides give you added control, and the included 10g removable weight allows you to increase the weight if you prefer a heavier mouse.

Both mice are up to eight times faster than standard mice, which means when they are moved or clicked, the on-screen response is near-instantaneous. Each mouse has advanced button tensioning that helps keep the left and right mouse buttons primed to click, reducing the force required to click, delivering exceptional responsiveness. These mice feature the PMW3366, the world’s most advanced gaming mouse sensor, preferred by eSports pros worldwide. Exceptionally precise and consistent, the PMW3366 gives you the confidence of quicker responses and more accurate targeting. The mice can be used directly out-of-the-box, or with LGS you can fully configure the mouse to customize your lighting, buttons and DPI settings. Specifically, the G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse is equipped with the same energy efficient, high performance wireless technology as the award-winning Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum. The highly optimized 2.4GHz wireless connection has 1ms report rate for incredible lag-free responsiveness that outperforms competitive solutions, including wired ones.

Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard

Designed for gamers of all levels, the G213 Prodigy keyboard features a sleek, spill-resistant design that is comfortable and durable. An integrated palm rest and adjustable feet let you set your keyboard to the ideal position, so it feels perfect during extended gaming sessions. The G213 Prodigy keyboard brings together the best in tactile feel and performance with keys built specifically for gamers. Each key on the G213 Prodigy is tuned to deliver ultra-quick, responsive feedback that’s up to four times faster than standard keyboards. Plus, its anti-ghosting gaming matrix is tuned for optimal gaming performance, keeping you in control when you press multiple gaming keys simultaneously.

The G213 Prodigy keyboard features five RGB illumination zones that can be personalized from a spectrum of up to 16.8 million colors. Change colors to match your setup, specific games, or showcase your favorite colors, and synchronize lighting effects with other Logitech G devices using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). Low light leakage around each keycap means more light comes through the lettering and less spills out around the keycaps, making it easier to find your keys in the dark.

Additionally, the dedicated media controls allow you to play, pause, skip and adjust the volume of your music with a touch of a button, without having to switch out of the game.

Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset

Using 40 mm neodymium drivers, the G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset delivers high-quality stereo sound that keeps you immersed in your PC or console game from start to finish. The earcups are covered with carefully selected sports performance cloth for a comfortable, soft touch even after hours of use. And they slip off easily for washing to keep the headset in top shape. The earcups are also designed to be slim and light, without skimping on audio quality.

A crystal-clear unidirectional boom mic can be positioned to pick up your voice alone, ensuring that you will be heard loudly and clearly. And when not in use, the mic can be folded back into the headphones. In-line audio controls for volume and microphone mute are within easy reach on the connection cable.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G403 Prodigy Gaming Mouse, Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard and Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning September 2016.  All three products have a suggested retail price of $69.99. In Europe the Logitech G403 Prodigy Gaming Mouse has a suggested retail price of €69.99, the Logitech G213 RGB Gaming Keyboard has a suggested retail price of €79.99 and the Logitech G231 Gaming Headset has a suggested retail price of €59.99. The Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse is also expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning September 2016 for a suggested retail price of $99.99 and €119. For more information, please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

About Logitech
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people’s lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.

Corsair Unveils LUX Mechanical Keyboards

FREMONT, CA – August 26th 2016 – CORSAIR®, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate and worldwide availability of its new LUX range of mechanical keyboards. Building on the phenomenal success of the CORSAIR K70, K70 RGB and K65, the new LUX range adds a host of new features and improvements. With enhanced lighting, USB pass-through and a back-lit optimized key cap font, CORSAIR LUX keyboards retain the core-design, premium materials and commitment to quality that has earned the CORSAIR K-series over 300 global media awards, making them the benchmark for high-performance keyboards.

Alongside the signature CORSAIR aluminum construction and 100% German-made Cherry MX keyswitches, the LUX range adds an enhanced internal lighting controller, allowing for finer color adjustment and even more vibrant patterns and effects. Paired with CUE (CORSAIR Utility Engine) software, stunning lighting effects are just a few clicks away.

Adding to the light show is the LUX family’s new larger, modern key cap font. Designed to maximize the keyboard’s ultra-bright LED backlighting, the new precision laser-etched key caps have the durability to last through years of key presses while looking their best.

The full LUX range also adds a long requested feature to the CORSAIR family of RGB keyboards – USB pass-through. Now standard on all CORSAIR LUX keyboards, USB pass-through allows users to conveniently connect a mouse, headset or other USB device directly to the keyboard for uninterrupted gameplay and easy access.

The sleek aircraft grade aluminum frame grants both a premium feel and superior durability. Every CORSAIR LUX keyboard also boasts a range of essential extras for gamers, including built-in volume controls, dedicated media keys, a detachable soft-touch wrist rest and 100% anti-ghosting / full key rollover circuitry offering the complete package of quality, features and performance.

With a choice of six different Cherry MX keyswitch types, two different sizes and three different back lighting options, whichever way you play, there’s a CORSAIR LUX keyboard to suite your style and gameplay.

Specifications

  • 100% Anti-ghosting and full key rollover over USB circuitry: No matter how fast you go your key presses will always register.
  • Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Light-weight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that’s going to see a lot of action.
  • 100% Cherry MX keyswitches: Your choice of 100% German made Cherry MX Blue, Brown or Red switches, with either Red LED, Blue LED or stunning RGB backlighting.
  • Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps: Experience dynamic, vibrant multi-color backlighting.
  • The power of CUE: Sophisticated macro programming and fast, fluid dynamic illumination for an enlightened gaming experience.
  • Detachable soft-touch wrist rest: The comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.
  • Dedicated multimedia controls: The control you need to adjust your audio without interrupting your game.
  • USB 2.0 Pass-through port: Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or headset.
  • FPS and MOBA keycap sets: Textured and contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel.
  • MSRP: K70 LUX RGB – $159.99, K65 LUX RGB – $129.99, K70 LUX – $119.99 

Availability

The full CORSAIR LUX range of mechanical keyboards is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of approved retailers and distributors.

Web Pages:

For more information on the LUX range of mechanical gaming keyboards, visit

www.corsair.com/lux

Logitech Unveils G Pro Gaming Mouse

NEWARK, Calif. — Aug. 16, 2016 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the Logitech® G Pro Gaming Mouse. Designed for eSports athletes, this new gaming mouse features Logitech’s most accurate optical gaming sensor, a metal spring button tensioning system, onboard memory for driver-free operation on tournament systems, and a comfortable, durable yet lightweight design. The Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse builds on the heritage and global popularity of the Logitech G100s shape with top competitive eSports professionals, and combines it with the incredible speed, accuracy and responsiveness of the G303.

“The benefit of working with eSports players is that they tell us what they like, and more importantly, what they don’t like,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “Our new Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse takes what eSports pros loved about the G100s and G303 and combines it into a mouse that we’re confident will meet their standards.”

“Competing at the top level requires a well-built mouse,” said Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham of Cloud 9 CS:GO. “After working closely with Logitech and extensive testing, the new Pro Gaming Mouse is my preferred mouse. With a comfortable shape and top-of-the-line sensor, I never have problems picking off my enemies.”

Advanced Optical Gaming Sensor

Consistent, pixel-precise accuracy makes a critical difference in high-stakes competitive gameplay. The PMW3366 sensor delivers a level of precision widely considered to be the best by enthusiasts and professionals alike. With zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration across the entire DPI range (200-12,000 DPI), it provides exceptional tracking accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed.

Metal Spring Button Tensioning System

The metal spring button tensioning system in the Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse enhances the consistency of the left and right mouse buttons and reduces the force required to click. This helps deliver crisp, reliable click performance for your highest level of competition.

Comfortable, Durable and Lightweight Design

The Logitech G Pro Gaming mouse is the culmination of more than 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. The mouse is optimized to reduce weight to improve comfort, stability and responsiveness. Every aspect of the engineering has been rigorously tested to make sure it can stand up to even the most intense gaming. The top surface of the Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse is treated with a special coating to improve durability and grip, and the left and right buttons are tested to exceed 20 million clicks – the equivalent of a pro gamer training 10 hours every day for two years.

Onboard Memory for Driver-free Operation on Tournament Systems

Because you can’t always guarantee the tournament machine will have your configuration software available, or even that it’s allowed to be installed, the Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse lets you save your exact DPI settings, button assignments, and lighting configuration to the onboard memory in the mouse, all using the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), so you’ll never have to worry about whether your setup is right.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning August 2016 for a suggested retail price of $69.99 and €79.95 respectively. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com and check out our videos of the Pro Gaming Mouse here.

About Logitech
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people’s lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.

PowerA Unveils FUSION Xbox One Controller

Woodinville WA – August 15, 2016 — PowerA today announced the unveiling of a new FUSION Controller for Xbox One, that is powered by a combination of advanced, customizable hardware and features that let every gamer take control of their individual preferences. The FUSION Controller for Xbox One contains the features of an advanced level controller at a competitive price. It ships to retailers starting September 1, 2016 for $49.99 USD (MSRP).

Officially licensed by Microsoft, the FUSION Controller is designed for Xbox One with hardware and features including the following:

  • Six interchangeable analog sticks that offer up to 14 different combinations for fine-tuned accuracy
  • Two customizable pro gaming buttons allow gamers to map actions to buttons on the back of the controller
  • Quick- trigger locks for rapid fire capability
  • Dual rumble motors and impulse triggers allow gamers to feel every bit of the action
  • Tournament-legal 9.8ft braided USB cable means that gamers will never run out of batteries
  • 3.5mm audio input

For more information, visit PowerA.com.