Review: Gaming Gear

With the ever-increasing system requirements of PC games, your desktop is always due for an upgrade. This gaming gear will get you up to speed. For now.

1. Alienware M11X Laptop

$949, alienware/p>

Rating: 9 out of 10

2. Digital Storm Black OPS Assassin With 3D Vision

get-gadget This slick, custom-built, liquid-cooled, insanely immersive gaming system comes fully-loaded with three 23-inch 3-D displays from Asus, dual Nvidia video cards to handle the processing required for stereoscopic gaming, and, just in case you aren’t completely convinced, a 3D Vision kit, including wireless active shutter glasses.

TIRED Huge tower practically needs its own bedroom. Costs as much as a motorcycle, and with this level of realism can be almost as dangerous.

$5,509, digitalstormonline/p>

Rating: 8 out of 10

3. Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard

get-gadget Individually backlit keys with five brightness settings and an extremely responsive mid-stroke actuation point ideal for gaming all-nighters. Even in the harsh light of day, mechanical keys with satisfying feel allow the BlackWidow Ultimate to pass muster at the office.

TIRED Tron fans will dig the baby-blue glow of the stylized lettering on the keys, but the goofy Razer logo beneath the space bar kills retro vibe. Clicky keys mean no stealth gaming.

$130, razerzone/p>

Rating: 8 out of 10

4. Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700

get-gadget Thirteen programmable controls on this comfortable pointer map complicated in-game macros to thumb- and forefinger-friendly positions. You won’t be lying anymore when you say you saved your entire World of Warcraft raid party single-handedly.

TIRED Matte-black finish is uncharacteristically sober for gaming gear. If your mouse isn’t glowing like a lowrider, how will people at the LAN party know just how l33t you are?

$100, logitech/p>

Rating: 7 out of 10

5. Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset

get-gadget Hear that? If you’re rocking these babies you did. Front and rear speakers mounted along the top of the headset spew high-quality directional audio, i.e., the sensation of bullets whizzing past your skull without the arrests or fatal wounds. What digital processing? Genuine 5.1 sound offers pure separation.

TIRED With all those speakers, this thing looks bulky enough to belong in a cockpit. Topside speakers make enough racket to wake the kids.

$299, psykoaudio/p>

Rating: 6 out of 10

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