Tag-Archive for ◊ USB Game Accessories ◊

OCZ Sabre Gaming Keyboard
Friday, July 17th, 2009 | Author: Elaine Lee

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OLED applications aren’t just limited to photo frames and MP3 players as you may think. Recent novelty gadgets such as fingerprint flash drive and keypad also make use of OLED. And now, OCZ finds new use of OLED to sell its pedestrian keyboard, Sabre.

OCZ Sabre is touted as a professional gaming keyboard, but oddly, the keys here aren’t backlit like that of G19, G15 or even OCZ’s own Alchemy Illuminati. The 9 customizable OLED buttons also have an amber color scheme. The bundled software will convert any digital image into icon for the OLED hotkeys, and the best part is that you can store as many sets of icons as you see fit for different applications. That is of course, if you bother finding icons closely associated with the functions you often need quick access to. Those OLED hotkeys will also change on-the-fly as you alternate between programs. Lastly, the Sabre is complete with a blue LED side-lighting. Check back for the MSRP as OCZ could be still trying to figure out the price in this troubled economy.

Game Accessories-Pro:Motion Gamepad
Thursday, July 16th, 2009 | Author: Elaine Lee

 

pro-motion-game-controller-pictures-1SmartFish is no stranger to ergonomic peripherals (still remember their keyboard?). What we didn’t know until now is that it’s interested in PC gaming market. Its latest Pro:Motion is the first controller of its kind that emphasizes more on preventing hand fatigue than improving your performance.

Unique to the “batwing” gamepad is the ergonomic shape. Instead of a conventional “fixed position” design, the Pro:Motion relies on robotic technology that tracks your usage pattern, and it will actually reposition itself (vertical & horizontal wrist rotation) using its built-in motorized parts. So, the dynamic positioning gamepad in aluminum finish is literally made for everyone. Besides its sophisticated ergonomic features, the Pro:Motion comes with two analog sticks, triggers, and D-pad as well as vibration feedback. Its 5-year warranty reassures us that the doctors are quite confident about the product, or they could be hit with a heap of lawsuits.

USB Gaming Glove
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | Author: Elaine Lee

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Someone must be a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist’s Colonel Mustang, and probably is inspired by the way the state alchemist can take out his enemy by flicking fingers to create explosion and flames. He actually started a company called Peregrine some five years ago, and began engineering a nifty USB glove which basically allows him to give commands depending on how he contacts the 30 touch-sensitive buttons located all over the glove with his thumb. While this isn’t exactly flicking fingers, there are bound be some differences from conception to reality in product designs.

While Peregrine intends to heavily push the USB glove of the same name as the company to PC gamers, the glove can be just as useful in Photoshop or perhaps other professional software. The Peregrine, however, doesn’t offer gesture-based control so we guess you couldn’t really punch your enemy in a FPS game with this glove on. We do like the magnetic breakaway USB pod that attaches to the glove. This virtually eliminates the chance of ripping out the wire. This maybe not the perfect power glove, but the Peregrine maybe worth a try if you are a heavy RTS or WoW fan. It’s available for pre-order at $100 and ready for delivery this Fall.

Logitech Flight System G940
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | Author: Elaine Lee

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Logitech’s G-series comprises of top-of-the-line gaming peripherals. While it might already given us mice, keyboards, racing wheel, game board, headset and speakers, Logitech now throws in Flight System G940 for flight sim enthusiasts to complete the G-series. As the company’s first flight sim controller, the G940 is designed to let you maneuver the virtual plane like you do with the real thing.

The three-component system features a dual split throttle that can be locked into single mode depending on the aircraft you are controlling. There are also no less than 250 programmable button options; rubber pedals with toe brakes; and a contact-less joystick with palm rest. Most important of all, the G940 is equipped with force-feedback so you feel every bump on the runway you take off as well as the plane’s reactions to the turbulence and missile explosions. The flight sim system package comes with out of the box compatibility with MS Flight Sim X, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 and Lock On: Modern Air Combat X-Plane 9. As good as everything may sound, the Logitech Flight System G940 will launch with a MSRP of $299.99.