CES – the Consumer Electronics Show – lets the public in on what to expect from the tech world in the years to come.
Held in January every year, there’s always a lot of The Future on show, with everything from connected homes to driverless cars making waves. While we could easily spend all day talking about the rest of the tech that was revealed (including a US$30,000 4K projector that doubles as a coffee table), we’ve put together some of the more impressive gaming announcements.
Netgear drops a new Nighthawk gaming router
The Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) will “optimise your network conditions” to give gamers in the house reduced lag. Netgear routers are always beastly, so we can’t wait to find out more about this one a little closer to release.
ASUS Republic of Gamers 65″ 4K Gaming Monitor
120Hz refresh rate and a 4k display?! Sign us up. The PG65 is equipped with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC tech and will give you smooth as hell frame rates and some of the best picture you can get in a gaming monitor today.
HTC VIVE Pro + Wireless Adapter
HTC’s VR VIVE kit has received a welcome upgrade, making for a more comfortable, wireless experience with headphones included. It ups the pixel count, so you get better looking in-game graphics, and they’ve also announced a separate wireless adapter that will turn your already-existent headset into a wireless version.
ASUS Republic of Gamers Bezel-Free Kit
This one’s pretty cool. Serious PC gamers often use three-monitor setups (side-by-side) and set them up as one long screen. However, obviously there’s a bit of monitor edge in between, so ASUS are attempting to rectify that with their Bezel-Free Kits. They connect to your monitor at a 130 degree angle – in ASUS’ terms, ‘the best viewing experience’ – and appear to refract light, giving you a bezel-less experience. It’ll be interesting to see how much they end up retailing for.
Corsair Unplug and Play
Corsair managed to release a new keyboard, a new mouse, a new lapboard, and a new mousepad over CES – all of them wireless. Their mousepad and mouse will introduce a Qi inductive charging feature similar to Logitech’s PowerPlay last year, and the new keyboard is tenkeyless.
HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset
HyperX have finally jumped into the wireless headset market with the Cloud Flight. It’s got LED lighting on the earcups, and can run for up to 30 hours on one charge. They should be releasing some time next month.
Another gaming tech giant is getting in on the inductive charging game, but removing the charging part altogether. Razer’s Hyperflux Mamba and Firefly work together in that the mouse is actually powered by the mousepad, not just charged by it. No battery in the mouse makes it that little bit lighter, and of course they’re both Chroma enabled. Go nuts.
What were your picks of this year’s CES? Let us know!
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