What were the coolest new gaming gadgets at the world’s largest tech fair CES? Here is a list of the top 5 best new gaming gadgets unveiled at CES 2018 that got us interested. Which gaming gadget attracted you the most? Let us know in the comments.
1. Razer Mamba HyperFlux
Razer – best known for the beautiful, luminous computer mice and keyboards comes with a new piece of impressive gaming technology, a mouse that charges without battery (!) Via a mouse pad. The Razer Mamba HyperFlux is powered by a special mouse pad; the Razer Firefly HyperFlux. This ensures uninterrupted power supply to the mouse.
The Mamba HyperFlux also uses the Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) developed by Razer to ensure ‘superior signal strength’. This technology scans the wireless signal between the mouse and computer and automatically switches to the strongest signal within the 2.4 GHz frequency range. The mouse is also equipped with an optical 5G sensor with an observation power of 16,000 dots per inch (DPI). The mouse together with the mouse pad are not cheap as the whole package will cost you $250,
It’s actually a crazy gadget. The Whirlwind FX Vortex is a box that connects to your PC and blows wind into your face, depending on the game you are playing. Now, this 4D approach to gaming is not new. Philips released years ago a complete set of light, sound, and smell.
Vortx focuses only on wind, but the game-makers do not have to do anything themselves or add to their game, and that is unique. Vortx has its own algorithms that recognize the action on the screen and adjust the wind accordingly. If you play a game with a winter landscape, the box will blow cold air at you. If you fight the demons in hell during a game of DOOM, hot air will warm your face. Now if you are playing a summer scene in winter or a winter scene in summer that’s cool but think if the situation is the opposite.
3. Hyperkin Ultra Game Boy
Nintendo’s Game Boy was a great portable gaming device of its time. There is now a remake by the company Hyperkin. The Ultra Game Boy can now be recharged via USB and has an aluminum housing. Besides the possibility to play old cartridge games there are also additional features. This gives the device a slot for an SD card with which users can export 8-bit music. In addition, Hyperkin wants to collaborate with Little Sound DJ to provide the Ultra Game Boy with software to compose their own music.
4. MSI Optix MPG27CQ gaming monitor
MSI is a major player in the market for gaming laptops, PCs, motherboards and other computer parts. The Taiwanese company now comes with a curved 27-inch screen with special RGB LED lighting. The screen has a contrast of 3000: 1 and is capable of rotating 2560 x 1440 pixels at 144 Hz. The RGB strip has so-called Gamesense software from Steelseries. Through the LEDs during gaming (extra) info about combos, ammunition and life energy can be communicated to the player. And it looks very cool of course.
5. Blade Runner: Revelations for Lenovo Mirage Solo
Yeah, not a gadget but a game. After waiting a long time for a new Blade Runner movie, we finally get a new Blade Runner game. The latter dates back to 1997 and was a reasonably brilliant point-and-click adventure from Westwood Studios (where all those fine Command & Conquer games came from). The new game will be exclusively for the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset and will use WorldSense; the new position-tracking technology from Google. Blade Runner: Revelations will be a launch game for the standalone Lenovo Mirage Solo.
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