Train2Game News HyperX Announces New Peripherals At CES 2022

HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced new additions to its award-winning gaming accessories line-up at CES 2022.

Underscoring its commitment to support wireless gaming needs, the latest HyperX products include the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless gaming headset with up to 300 hours of battery life, HyperX Clutch wireless gaming controller and Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse.

In addition to wireless peripherals, HyperX also introduced the Alloy Origins65 mechanical gaming keyboard with HyperX Red and Aqua mechanical switches, Cloud II gaming headset in a new white and pink colourway and Cloud Core headset with DTS® Headphone:X® audio.


“CES sets the tone for consumer technology in 2022 and is a great time for HyperX to share our latest innovations and demonstrate our continued dedication to bring gamers high-performance products,” said Paul Leaman, Vice President, HyperX EMEA. “As producers of professional gaming-grade accessories, HyperX is committed to outfitting the gaming and esports communities with the best products for extended gaming sessions, esports tournaments or casual gaming with friends.”


The latest HyperX line of products offers new levels of comfort, performance and control and are designed to improve the gameplay experience for gamers at all levels.
 

  • HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset: Cloud Alpha Wireless offers the longest-lasting battery in a wireless gaming headset2 with up to 300 hours1 of battery life on a single charge. The headset provides an immersive audio experience with DTS® Headphone:X®3 and utilises new-and-improved, custom-designed Dual Chamber Technology and HyperX 50mm Drivers that feature a slimmer, lighter design while maintaining the sound and performance of the original wired version. Cloud Alpha Wireless provides signature HyperX comfort with soft, pliable leatherette and custom plush memory foam and a durable aluminium frame for long-lasting durability and stability. The headset features a detachable noise-cancelling mic with an LED status indicator and onboard audio controls on the ear cup.
     
  • HyperX Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller: For improved mobile gaming control, HyperX Clutch wireless controller offers a familiar controller layout and comfortable textured controller grips to enhance in-game performance. It provides wireless support for Android mobile devices via Bluetooth 4.2 or a 2.4GHz wireless receiver. A USB-C to USB-A cable is included as a wired connection to a PC for gaming, allowing users to take full advantage of gaming on the cloud via multiple devices. The Clutch wireless controller includes a detachable and adjustable mobile phone clip that expands from 41mm to 86mm and comes equipped with a built-in rechargeable battery offering up to 19 hours of battery life on a single charge.4
     
  • HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse: Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse utilises an ultra-light honeycomb hex shell design that offers quicker movements and increased ventilation. The mouse offers gaming-grade wireless technology with a low latency wireless connection that operates on a reliable 2.4GHz frequency and features long-lasting battery life with up to 100 hours on a single charge.5 Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse features six programmable buttons with onboard memory and uses TTC Golden micro dustproof switches rated for up to 80 million clicks. The mouse is also anti-dust and features a water-resistant IP55 rating. Built with low-friction, pure virgin-grade PTFE skates for effortless glide movement, Pulsefire Haste includes grip tape for both sides of the mouse as well as the left and right mouse buttons and includes a replacement set of PTFE skates. The mouse is customisable with HyperX NGENUITY software and allows users to personalise DPI settings, RGB lighting, button assignments, and record macros.
     
  • HyperX Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Alloy Origins 65 features a space-saving 65 percent form factor with dedicated arrow keys, delete, page up, and page down keys to maximise functionality and desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement. The keyboard features HyperX mechanical switches built for performance, longevity and is rated with an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes RGB backlit keys with an exposed LED design for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels. Origins 65 utilises premium double shot PBT keycaps with secondary key functions for long-term use and durability. HyperX NGENUITY software allows users to personalise lighting,6 Game Mode and macro settings, offering up to three profiles with onboard memory. The keyboard is available in HyperX Red linear switches or HyperX Aqua tactile switches.7 
     
  • HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset: Cloud II utilises an advanced audio control box that offers 7.1 virtual surround sound8 and features signature HyperX memory foam, premium leatherette and a durable aluminium frame to provide long-lasting durability, stability and ultimate comfort for prolonged gaming sessions. The advanced audio control box delivers 7.1 virtual surround sound with independent audio and microphone volume control. Gamers can easily toggle on 7.1 virtual surround sound with a push of a button. The headset uses specially tuned 53mm drivers that offer rich, impactful sounds with clarity and precision. Cloud II offers multi-device compatibility9 and utilises a detachable noise-cancelling mic that provides clearer voice quality, game sounds and reduced background noise. Cloud II combines a fresh new pink and white colourway with signature HyperX comfort and sound.
     
  • HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset: Cloud Core gaming headset is designed for an immersive in-game audio experience with DTS® Headphone:X®3 that offers accurate 3D audio spatialisation. Cloud Core is built with a durable aluminium frame and adjustable headband to provide long-lasting durability and utilises signature HyperX memory foam and soft leatherette to provide signature HyperX comfort. The headset includes a flexible, detachable noise-cancelling microphone that is Discord and TeamSpeak certified.


Availability

The new products will be available through the HyperX EMEA network of retail and e-tail outlets as follows:

  • Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset – pricing and expected availability in Q1 2022 in Europe at $199.99
  • HyperX Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller – pricing and expected availability in Q1 2022 at $49.99
  • Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse – pricing and expected availability in February at €99.99
  • Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – pricing and expected availability in February at €119.99
  • Cloud II Gaming Headset – pricing and expected availability in February 2022 in Europe at €99.99/£84.99
  • Cloud Core Gaming Headset – pricing and expected availability in Q1 2022 in EMEA at €79.99/£69.99

Pricing on HyperXgaming.com is subject to change without notice. Retailers’ pricing may vary.

Train2Game News PlayStation 5 Controller

Sony has officially announced the PS5 controller, dubbing it the DualSense controller, and it looks radically different from the company’s previous designs. 

It’ll launch alongside the PS5 console before the Christmas holiday this year.

The PS5 controller design reveal includes some of what the leaks predicted: adaptive shoulder button triggers with haptic feedback, a built-in microphone so you can talk to friends without having to wear a headset, and a new ‘Create’ button that replaces the PS4 Share button.

In addition, Sony is moving the previous DualShock 4’s LED Lightbar from the top of the controller to the surrounding of the touchpad on the PS5. It’s supposed to give the LED a larger look and feel, according to the company.  

What’s interesting (and going be divisive) is the DualSense two-tone color scheme that’s black-and-white and devoid of color on the face buttons. Triangle, Circle, Square and Cross (or X) are still here, but they don’t sport their usual hues. 

Sony says that this is a “radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5.” The black-and-white design is likely to extend to the PS5 console, which is different than the usual black color Sony has chosen for its console launches since the PS2.

Sony hasn’t revealed exact PS5 controller specs, and there are a number of details we’re eager to hear about, including the expected battery life. It did say, however, that the team made sure “to maintain a strong battery life for DualSense’s rechargeable battery, and to lessen the weight of the controller as much as possible as new features were added.”

To find out more visit: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/07/introducing-dualsense-the-new-wireless-game-controller-for-playstation-5/ 

Source: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/sony-ps5-controller-release-date-news-and-confirmed-features 

Train2Game News Controller Support for Fortnite Mobile

Gamevice announced today that its low latency, direct connect controller is now compatible with Fortnite mobile – well timed with Fortnite’s 60 frames per second update that recently launched for iOS and now some Android devices.

Fortnite for mobile is the exact same gameplay as Fortnite for console, and even allows you to play with your friends on other game systems – but mobile players were limited to only using a touchscreen. Now Fortnite mobile players can even the playing field against console rivals using Gamevice, with the precision of a low latency controller coupled with butter smooth 60 FPS on iOS. It’s the best way to compete against console counterparts!

Gamevice is the best Apple MFi partner with direct Lightning support, making it the most responsive controller on iOS devices. Read the full story on Gamevice’s recent blog post giving various details on technical aspects of iOS function, matchmaking and more.

Fortnite’s recent 7.3 update added full controller support for iOS and Android devices making Gamevice the key to getting the exact same experience as Fortnite for console. Now, mobile players don’t have to obscure their view by putting their greasy thumbs on the screen, they can simply snap on their Gamevice to experience unabated visuals and play at home or on the go.

The preferred controller of gamers everywhere, Gamevice creates a console experience on mobile devices to more than 1,000 video games including Street Fighter IV, Minecraft, NBA 2K19 and now Fortnite!

The controller has extended its critically-acclaimed functionality to users of smartphone-controlled devices including robots and drones like DJI’s Spark and Sphero’s SPRK+ robot. By providing precision control and an ergonomic design, Gamevice allows users to achieve a new level of usability and comfort over a mobile device’s touchpad interface, and offers the lowest latency of any mobile controller available.

With prices starting at £74.99, Gamevice provides lightning-fast control to video games and mobile controlled gadgets for popular iOS and Android smartphones or tablets on the market.

For more information on Gamevice, please visit gamevice.com.

Train2Game News PUBG Greaseproof Controller

To celebrate PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS graduation from Xbox Game Preview to Full Product Release (1.0) and the iconic “WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!” phrase, Xbox Australia has created a limited edition greaseproof Xbox wireless controller to assist players in their fight for elusive, yet tasty, chicken dinner victories.

With over eight-million players on Xbox One globally, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is the definitive battle royale shooter, pitting 100 players against each other in a struggle for survival.

Carrying the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS signature colour scheme and designed with winning in mind, the award-winning Xbox wireless controllers that fans know and love has been applied with a patented special coating resistant to grease and oil. The hand sprayed urethane coating is impervious to minor scratches, water, and of course – roast chicken grease. To finish, each unit is stamped with the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS logo and its unique number, with only 200 produced worldwide.

To mark the launch of 1.0, ten lucky fans will be rewarded with a specially-made greaseproof Xbox wireless controller of their own, made available via the Xbox ANZ Facebook page this week. Those who are lucky enough to receive a limited-edition Xbox wireless controller can say goodbye to the greasy fingers of yesterday and hello to the sweet victory of tomorrow: no longer will chicken dinners slip through a player’s fingers.

“With such a massive player base, from the veterans of Erangel, to the Miramar rookies, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is a game where truly anything can happen,” says Tania Chee, Xbox Lead for ANZ. “The launch of 1.0 brings the much-anticipated Sanhok Map and much more to Xbox One, enhancing the experience of the fantastically popular game, and we’re happy to have created such special gear for the occasion.”

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS 1.0 is available now from the Microsoft Store and all good retailers for AU$39.95 RRP.

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Train2Game News SEGA Saturn Android controller

Videogame merchandise retailer Merchoid have just unveiled the most compact time machine ever in the form of an officially licensed SEGA android smartphone controller.

Relive all your childhood favourites without having to delve into that attic!

Based on the ergonomic SEGA Saturn controller (the one with six buttons instead of three), this device can be used with any Android phone to play a heap of SEGA games (a lot of which are free on Google Play already).

The phone holder is removable meaning you’ve finally got a loophole for when your parents say you’re too close to the screen. Simply place the phone wherever you please and control from afar, moan-free.

Also, there are absolutely no wires due to the Bluetooth connectivity, meaning the device offers truly wireless play.

Sure, people can brag about their NES Classic but can they use it on the go? Definitely not. After all this time, it still seems SEGA does what Nintendon’t!

Merchoid’s community manager, Jessica Adams, had the following to say, “Can’t talk. Playing Sonic.”

If you want to live in the past today you can purchase the SEGA Saturn Android controller at https://www.merchoid.com/product/sega-android-smartphone-controller/

Train2Game News SpecialEffect Develop Xbox Adaptive Controller

Gamers’ charity SpecialEffect are proud to confirm their involvement in the design and testing of Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, a customisable Xbox Wireless Controller designed primarily for gamers with limited mobility.

The controller features large programmable buttons and connects to external devices such as switches, buttons, joysticks, and mounts, to help make gaming more accessible for everyone.

“This has been a milestone collaboration for us,” said SpecialEffect Founder and CEO Dr Mick Donegan. “Our experience in helping people with complex physical disabilities to access video games has enabled us to provide not only very relevant advice about features and design, but also direct feedback from a user-centred perspective. Microsoft have a competitively-priced product here that has massive potential to help many more people globally to enjoy the magic of video games.”

The charity were one of several accessibility non-profits and special interest groups asked by Microsoft to be in involved in the planning and development phases of the controller. Other organisations included The AbleGamers Foundation, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, SpecialEffect and Warfighter Engaged. This also included a large number of gamers with accessibility needs who work with and through these organisations.

“Creating complex game control setups for people with severe disabilities takes time, care and specialist expertise,” said Dr Donegan. “With so many factors to be considered – comfort, safety, positioning, equipment selection and mounting – this first-party product provides a terrifically versatile and effective way of connecting our game setups to the console.”

Train2Game News Super Miniboss Controller


​Inventive console accessories manufacturer Nyko today unveiled Super Miniboss, a wireless controller for the Super NES Classic Edition game console. 
Designed to complement the retro style and feel of the console, Super Miniboss enables cord-free gameplay and features a turbo button for fast inputs. The addition of a turbo button make the Super Miniboss perfect for fast paced shooters games. 

Super Miniboss is built specifically for the Super NES Classic Edition, and follows the success of Nyko’s Miniboss for the NES Classic console in 2016. Super Miniboss is now available for pre-order at GameStop.com and Nyko.com for an MSRP of $19.99, and will soon be available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The controller will begin shipping from GameStop and Nyko around the console’s launch, with Amazon.com to follow. 

“Our original Miniboss wireless controller for the NES Classic allowed gamers to break free from the limitations of a wired controller and play from the comfort of their couches, and we wanted to extend this experience to the new SNES Classic Edition,” said Chris Arbogast, Nyko’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Super Miniboss provides a simple, wireless alternative that doubles the gameplay range of the original corded controller and complements the style of the updated console.”  

Super Miniboss Key Features:

    -Precise button mashing action with complete wireless freedom

    -Dedicated turbo button for super fast input

    -Home screen functionality – just hold the turbo button and hit select

    -Ergonomic face buttons, triggers, and a true D-Dad

    -Cord-free gameplay