With Belkin and Steelseries releasing a new MMO gaming keyboard and mouse respectively, it seems that the popularity of hardware aimed specifically at gamers is a market that is quickly gaining popularity. With people on average now spending more money on games than they do on movies it’s obvious that computer games, especially gaming console popularity, are reaching new heights thanks to the introduction of 3D technology and motion detecting devices such as the Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect.
These top of the line gaming products are going to set you back a pretty penny, but they will improve your overall gaming experience in different ways, so if you have the money and gaming is your passion then it’s a worthy investment. So what is new in the market to make your gaming experience more comfortable and enjoyable?
First off is the SteelSeries Shift MMO Keyset. This is no ordinary keyboard. The MMO Keyset provides the ability to assign macros to every key on the keyboard (in fact more than one to every key), a series of keys for typical MMO game commands and functions, as well as keys for typical emotes and media uses. It also offers “fine tuned heat spots” which means keys that are used most often by gamers will be more sensitive and need less force to respond than other keys. All of these features combined makes for a very smooth gaming experience, and leaves you more time to focus on the game and not the keyboard. This keyboard is coming very soon to the SteelSeries online shop, so stay turned to order yours in the near future.
When it comes to gaming mice, the recently released Belkin N52te Speedpad is the ultimate one– and with good reason. After releasing their previous Speedpad they listened to the feedback of their customers in the hopes of creating an even better version, and the N52te is sure to be a major hit. It’s going to set you back $69.99, not really that different from any other top of the line computer mouse, but check out some of the features:
– A backlit keypad and scroll wheel for all you gamers who prefer to play in the dark for extra effect.
– Faster button response time
– 15 programmable keys for gaming shortcuts
– A comfortable built in wrist pad so you stay comfortable no matter how long you play
– A removable joystick
– Ability to toggle between 3 keymap states
– The ability to have multiple player profiles so your settings don’t get messed up when your little brother decides to use your computer
and much more all packed into one awesome mouse. If you play MMO games then I’m sure this is on your Christmas list as a must-have.
Now that you have a gaming mouse, you’ll need a gaming mouse pad to go along with it in order to get the best performance. Razer have the best gaming mouse pads around such as their “Ironclad” model which is part of their elite collection for hard gaming. With a catch phrase like “sleek devastation” you know you’re getting quality, and Ironclad is engineered to provide an extremely durable mouse pad with the best tracking control. It’s not cheap at $59.99, but it’s built to last so you’re sure to get many hours of use.
3D is a huge craze at the moment, and it has carried over into the gaming world with 3D high definition monitors. As with most new technology, these 3D monitors are very expensive but if you’re looking for the ultimate gaming experience then 3D is a must. If you’re looking for quality, then Alienware 3D monitors deliver along with all the “mind blowing action” you could want via their new 23-inch AW2310 Widescreen Monitor for $650 complete with 3D vision kit.
It’s not just hardware that is being aimed at gamers either. There is a huge range of gaming chairs available to make all those hours of gaming more comfortable. The Ace Bayou Xfunctional X-Pedestal Gamer Chair is the best around right now and with good reason. It can connect to Xbox, Playstation, Wii, iPod, DVD players, and PSPs with its’ built-in 4 speaker sound system. Being made of wood, steel and easy-to-clean vinyl gives it a very slick look and it’s filled with a comfortable padding of fire-retardant foam. It retails at $139.88 but when you factor in the cost of a lazy-boy chair it’s actually a decent price.
The gaming industry will continue to grow, and so it’s only natural that so will products aimed at making your gaming experience greater. If you’re someone who loves playing computer games then purchasing one or more of the great products listed above is sure to make your playing time much more enjoyable.