DAP docks built into keyboards are a great idea; your mp3 player is right in front of you and easily grabbable, so there's no "where did I leave it?!" panic when you're late for the bus, you know it's charged and up to date with your music, and it's easy to connect rather than fiddling around with a cable. Coolest Gadgets were sent some photos of what it's claimed is a Razer keyboard with a Zune dock; they're not sure if it's real or not, but it seems a good idea nonetheless.
An Optimus keyboard would be nice, wouldn't it, but at the moment you'd be lucky to get a sexy rendered picture of one and a couple of mock-up keys. So if the gamer in you wants personalised keys then you'll have to look to other keyboards, less high-tech perhaps than Optimus but at least available in the shops! Razer, known best perhaps for their high-resolution mice, have turned their hand to making the Tarantula gaming keyboard, and our friends over at Everything USB have given it a damned good look finger-battering.
There's no shortage of claims made about the Tarantula, including keys designed to reduce false-presses and decrease reaction time. It also has (some) illuminated keys, media and image editing controls, replaceable key caps and programmable functions (with on-board memory to make it more portable). Finally, and a little confusingly, there's a ostensibly pointless "Battle Dock" with a slooow USB 1.1 connector and very little to plug into it. Nevertheless, Scott Clark (he of the little beard) found it tactile and functional, if lacking in the bling that's so important to some people.
The Razer Pro|Type is the Cadillac of keyboards. There are tons of features like 32kb of memory, a dozen or so programmable hot keys, line-out for audio peripherals and a couple of USB ports. Future Zune owners will most likely buy this keyboard not for the mentioned features but more or less because of the integrated docking station. Keep in mind the information is rather sketchy and may end up not being true at all. However, if there’s any truth to this info, “the world’s most intelligent keyboard,” per Razer, is set to hit the market sometime in November of this year (possibly around the same time frame as the release of the Zune).
Investing in a keyboard made specifically for gamers could mean the difference between an okay gaming experience and an excellent one -- at least as far as accessories are concerned. Many keyboards are released with the claim that they're designed for gamers, but many fail to meet expectations, being little more than ordinary keyboards with flashy designs. Such isn't always the case, however, and we've pinpointed a few of the best gaming keyboards to roll out in 2014 thus far.
The stars might be aligning and a new NVIDIA SHIELD device might soon be revealed, but this could be a rather strange beast. Based on a recent certification entry from the Global Certification Forume (GCF) and a recent sighting on NVIDIA's own website, the chipmaker's next SHIELD gaming machine won't be a handheld like before but will be a mid-sized Android tablet instead.
While the virtual reality gaming universe appears to be taking off, the Oculus Rift VR headset is being used for a wide variety of purposes - like personal safety in a war zone. What the creators behind "Stringer" have done is to make a VR environment in which journalists - or the interested onlooker - can get as close as possible to a battlefield situation without actually being there. Once inside, the user sees what it’s like attempting to cover a war.
MSI shows us that there is no need for gaming laptops to be bulky and awkward; they can be sexy, slim and svelte. Have a look at their latest offerings: the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost notebooks and the sense of light and thin becomes apparent. A look under the hood and the sense of power also gets evident.
Support for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M collection of graphics processors is now ready alongside several other sets of processing hardware for the NVIDIA GameStream experience. What this means for NVIDIA SHIELD owners is that their gaming laptop, if too large for any given situation, can be used to stream games to their NVIDIA SHIELD. This ability will be activated immediately if not soon for a number of Kepler and Maxwell based GPU-toting notebooks.
The gaming developer action has begun this week in San Francisco, California, as we descend upon the 2014 version of GDC, the Game Developers Conference. This conference is held at the Moscone Center this year, the same as Apple and Google conferences of years past, lasting this whole week - yesterday until the 21st, Friday. The fun begins with none other than a "Deathmatch with John Romero", co-creator of DOOM, playing the original in the deadliest of multiplayer fashions.
In the launch of NVIDIA’s next generation of notebook-aimed graphics processors, a series of manufacturers have stepped up to bring the first wave in with thinness. Groups such as MSI, Alienware, ASUS, Razer, Lenovo, and Gigabyte will be delivering models this season with a variety of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M GPUs under the hood. These releases will all benefit from NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience and all the goodies that go with it.