Gaming Gear

Good Gaming Mouse – SteelSeries RIVAL 100 DOTA 2 Edition

GGPC DOTA 2 SteelSeries Rival 100 gaming Mouse

The Rival 100 optical gaming mouse brings unmatched performance that’s usually unseen in entry level gaming gear with six programmable buttons, a really good sensor and SteelSeries Prism RGB illumination 🙂 Sporting a sleek, smooth shape with textured sides for lift off grip it’s a pretty normal looking mouse when you first look at it but once it’s in your hand the quality shines through and this very affordable gaming mouse has got the goods where it counts – it’s packing a special optical sensor inside so you can quick turn with confidence, the 1.9 meter non-braided cable is very light, as it the mouse.

The lighting for the mouse shines impressively lighting up the DOTA 2 logo and this is pretty cool on it’s own but when you fire up the software things get really good. Using the Steelseries Engine 3 software package and a feature SteelSeries call GameSense will allow Dota 2 game data to be shown with the lighting on the mouse – things like health, mana or ability cooldown can be tracked in this way, ironically you won’t see a lot of this via the logo which it covered by your palm, but glance at the mouse wheel and you’ll know what’s up 🙂

The side button layout is excellent with both buttons being easily pressed by simply rolling the thumb up a little much like the Rival 500 but less complicated, perfect for MOBA gaming like DOTA 2.

GGPC DOTA 2 RIVAL 100 Side View

Being the DOTA 2 edition of the SteelSeries Rival 100 this means it includes a game code for an awesome purple blade (named pale edge if you want to google how much it’s worth :P) for Slark as well \o/

UPDATE: These awesome gaming mice available in NZ now, keep your eyes on our GGPC Computers Blog and new SteelSeries Store for the latest!

 

Good Gaming Headset – Logitech G231 in Battlefield 1 Orange!

GGPC Logitech G231 Headset is goodJust announced, Logitech have some awesome new gaming gear coming they’ve bunched together under the name Prodigy \o/

Based on the excellent G230 Gaming Headset (which we already know is good) the new Prodigy G231 continues the tradition and offers the perfect solution for gamers looking for an extremely lightweight option that has a fold up microphone and connects via 3.5mm rather than USB.

The earpieces have been designed to be slim and light, without skimping on audio quality. Marathon gaming sessions mean things can get a little hot and sweaty so those talented guy and gals in the Logitech G design team covered the G231 ear cups with high performance cloth for a comfortable, soft touch but these also slip off easily for washing so we can keep our headsets in tip top condition 🙂

The G231 unidirectional mic can be positioned as needed for clear communication on the battlefield, should someone in the real world urgently need to ask you a question just flick the mic up to talk to them without your teammates hearing what you’re about to have for dinner. There is also quick volume/mic controller on the cable itself and you can mute the mic here with the flick of a switch – too easy!

Sometimes between games we like to have our headsets around our necks while we discuss strategy with our team mates and it can be a bit uncomfortable doing this with fixed earcups, the G231 earpieces can swivel 90 degrees which is great for this – nice work Logitech!

The Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset is available in New Zealand now and we’ll update the GGPC Computers Blog with the latest as we’ve got some other awesome new Logitech Prodigy Gaming Gear incoming!

 

 

 

Good Gaming Headset – Logitech G933 Artemis Snow Special Edition Incoming!

GGPC Artemis Snow

Logitech G have created a beautiful “Snow” special edition for their awesome G933 7.1 Dolby Gaming Headset and oohhhh it’s looking really good.  The headset itself hasn’t changed, it’s still the excellent wireless unit that provides around 8 hours of continuous wireless gaming freedom but in this new colour scheme it certainly stands out from the crowd even more than before 🙂

The G933 features advanced Pro-G audio drivers are made with hybrid mesh materials that provide the high quality audio performance gaming demands. These Pro-G drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones so you can experience incredible 7.1 surround sound with Dolby or DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound.  These audio technologies helps to create a more lifelike in-game special awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around.

Sporting a really good noise-cancelling boom mic, your communication in game will be crispy clear and when you’re not using it the mic can be folded back into the headphones and is nearly invisible. G933 is travel-ready with an included mobile cable and secondary inline mic for mobile devices when you don’t want a microphone boom in your face.

Even though it’s primarily a wireless gaming headset the Artemis Snow gives you the best of both worlds, with the option to play either wirelessly or wired \o/ Play either on the 2.4GHz wireless or use the 3.5mm analog input on the headset to play wired without using battery power. Both the light strip and logo can each be programmed to different colours or effects, or can be synchronised. Adjustable RGB lighting to suit and the Logitech Gaming Software can even deploy your chosen colour scheme over all your logitech gaming gear for the perfect setup.

The special edition Logitech G933 Artemis Snow Gaming Headset is on it’s way to NZ and should be with us around October, keep your eyes on the GGPC Computers Blog for more of the latest and best in gaming tech!