German peripherals company Speedlink have taken to Gamescom 2017 to unveil their latest gaming headset, the Maxter. It comes in stereo and 7.1 surround sound models, and will suit the PC or PS4.
We haven’t gotten on well with all of Speedlink’s headsets in the past — one of our reviews had the subtitle ‘Once a Gorgon, Always a Gorgon’ — but this one seems to sport a new design that should hopefully fix a lot of the comfort and usability issues we had with previous models.
The headband adopts the same triple-component design as the SteelSeries Siberia, with two wire-carrying tubes held aloft over the leather-style headband. [...]
After the release of the GTX 1080 TI, it seemed like the war between the Graphics Card People and the Monitor People was over. Finally, after years of trying, General Nvidia had produced a single graphics card capable of sixty frames a second at that mighty 4K resolution. But the Monitor People didn’t take that defeat lying down… and now, Acer’s Hellforges have produced a new secret weapon: a 4K monitor that runs at 144 Hz. In whispers, folks call it the Predator X27; they say that no single graphics card can best it.
The X27 hasn’t yet arrived at the front lines, but scattered sightings and hearsay paint a fearsome picture. Dispatches insist it [...]
NZXT have just unveiled their latest special edition case, and it’s an absolute beauty. The S340 Elite Hyper Beast features the artwork of Brock Hofer, a Nova Scotian who is responsible for some of the coolest weapon skins in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (shown below).
We were big fans of the original S340 Elite when we reviewed it, thanks to its excellent thermals and excellent cable management, but this new design makes it even cooler. The Hyper Beast limited edition even includes a special gradient-coloured cable management bar.
Only 1337 units will be made, each individually numbered with a metal identifier. The S340 Elite Hyper [...]
NZXT has announced its latest range of cooling fans, the Aer F. Like the Aer P and other high performance fans, these fans are designed for strong airflow and minimal noise. They use ‘winglet-constructed fan blades’ to minimise drag and improve cooling, while ‘patented fluid dynamic bearings’ allow the fans to have a useful life of 60,000 hours or six years.
There are cables in sleeves to prevent accidental damage and make routing easier, while replaceable coloured trims let you match the rest of your build — as long as it’s red, white or blue, and you’re willing to pay a bit extra.
Nintendo unveiled their Switch console today, finally providing vital details about the hybrid gaming system’s hardware, launch titles and more. Here’s what you need to know.Nintendo Switch Hardware
The main idea of the Switch is that it’s a convertible: it can used as a handheld, like a Game Boy or a 3DS, or plugged into its base station and thereby connected to a TV. Interestingly, handheld runs at 720p on its 6.2-inch screen, but outputs at 1080p when in its docking station.
Internally, the Switch is powered by a custom Nvidia Tegra processor, backed with 32GB of onboard storage, expandable via Micro SD. Games will come on physical [...]
NZXT have made their name with a series of bold, sculpted PC cases that go way beyond the standard ‘black metal cuboid’ design. We loved their Phantom and Manta cases when we’ve had them in for reviews, and their latest creation looks exciting too.
It’s the Noctis 450 Special Edition ROG, a custom variant of the Noctis case that was launched last year. The Special Edition comes in a unique Gun Gray colour scheme, and supports Aura Sync RGB lighting. Let’s take a closer look.