Hardcore PC gamers will certainly be no strangers to Razer and their gaming peripherals. Founded in 1998 to create the Boomslang mouse, the company has exclusively worked on PC peripherals until 2009, when they announced the first of a new range of console accessories: the Razer Chimera 5.1 gaming headset and the Razer Onza, an XBox 360 controller.
Read on to find out how the Onza stacks up against the official Microsoft variants.FeaturesAdjustable resistance on both analog sticks for optimal precision Two fully programmable Multi-Function Buttons for maximum customisability Backlit action buttons with Hyperesponse(TM) technology for faster actuation and [...]
Plantronics are perhaps known for their more professional line of audio equipment, bluetooth headsets and other business orientated gadgets that make the suits feel like they’re anything but the uncool people that they are. However, recently Plantronics have decided to do away with this image and branch out into the gaming sector. We saw their first outing in our recent review of the x40 headset which did very well indeed.
Today we’re looking at the wireless variant, the Gamecom X95. That’s 55 more than before. Is it deserving of a higher score? Let’s find out.FeaturesEnjoy immersive gaming, thanks [...]
Recently we visited Gadget Show Live 2011 and while our article on that event did quite well, this one did a lot better. Despite that however, the real highlights of the event are checking out the hardware and one company was kind enough to let us test a lot of it. Not only that, but Plantronics were such fans it seems that they plied us with their entire range of Xbox headsets. Needless to say, we had to find bigger bags.
That aside though, today we test the first of this lineup, the Gamecom X40.Features40 mm speakers let you get the best sound from your Xbox Communicate clearly with the adjustable microphone Tuck the [...]
Razer make mice, mats, controllers and also headsets. However, like many different PC peipheral firms, they’re also diving into the console game. Today I take a peek at the Chimaera headset for the Xbox 360. Its wireless and has a foldable mic. Let’s check it out.SpecificationsWireless Headset Circumaural Design with 50mm Driver Units Volume & Mic Control Buttons on the Headset Detachable 2.5mm Microphone Cable Dimensions: 200mm(W) * 204mm(H) * 88mm(D)HeadphonesRadio Frequency: 2.4GHz Wireless Range: 33ft / 10m Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz Impedance: 32O at 1kHz Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 105dB +/- 2dB Drivers: 50 mm, with [...]
Roccat while not one of the oldest names in the peripheral business, has certainly made one for themselves in recent years. XSR has been lucky enough to get to review most of what they have to offer and today is no exception.
Ladies and germs, I give you the Roccat Kulo. An on-ear headset with “auto mute”. Lets see what that’s all about.SpecificationsFrequency range: 20~20.000 HzImpedance: 50 Ω ± 15 %Sensitivity at 1kHz: 102 dB ± 3 dBMax. output: 80mWDriver diameter: 40mmDriver magnets: NeodymiumDriver membrane: Mylar®MicrophoneFrequency range: 70~20,000HzSensitivity: -47 dB ± 3 dBSignal-to-noise [...]
Roccat haven’t been around long but already they’ve got an excellent product range, from high-end mice to keyboards and headsets. Today we’re looking at the Roccat Alumic. A double-sided, alluminium mousemat boasting killer looks and great flexibility. So is this going to be another great product from Roccat? You’ll have to read on and find out.Features and SpecificationsDOUBLE-SIDED MOUSEPAD featuring Speed & Control surfaces, each with an individual design ANODIZED ALUMINUM CORE with warp-protection – guaranteeing maximum stability & durability INCLUDING GEL WRIST REST ergonomic, fatigue-free comfort for long gaming sessions NON-SLIP RUBBER [...]