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Title: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 05, 2013, 07:32:42 AM
My Razer Nostromo turned up yesterday.

Now just to work out WTF to do wit it  ;D

Anyone else have one, and how do you find it?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: AJmen02 on January 05, 2013, 09:56:07 AM
Brilliant!!

I suggested this little unit to the clan a while back after I bought mine and I think quite a number of us have it now...It is real easy to set up and can be set up with different profiles for different games which is good if you swap games around all the time..

Using it for FPS games takes some getting used to but after a while you get used to it...It's real useful for RTS games and RPG/MMO games where there tend to be a lot of keys for different things in game..

Let us know if you get stuck with settings..
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on January 05, 2013, 10:42:03 AM
I absolutely love my Nostromo. I find it so much easier to use than the keyboard. Setting it up is quite easy and the fact that you can set it to change profiles automaticly depending on what program is started is fantastic.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on January 05, 2013, 11:39:38 AM
Nostromo is getting an update

www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-orbweaver (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-orbweaver)

www.tomshardware.com/news/Orbweaver-Gaming-Keypad-Sabertooth-Nostromo-Razer,20189.html (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Orbweaver-Gaming-Keypad-Sabertooth-Nostromo-Razer,20189.html)


I've never used one obviously, but looking at the pic it looks retarded and I have no idea how it could possibly be good lol
I guess it's just one of those contraptions that do actually work since everyone in wpr seems to have them!
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on January 05, 2013, 12:57:28 PM
All I can say is that, since using mine, I have had a lot less issues with my broken finger on my left hand.  It does take a bit of getting used to though.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on January 05, 2013, 01:25:59 PM
They are so much more comfortable than a kb raz, the only issue is you cannot use the d-pad to walk diagonals.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on January 05, 2013, 01:29:08 PM
And if you have small hands like me,  button 15 is out of reach, but I just remapped space to the button above the d-pad instead.  I use the d-pad for weapons select, mapped to 1 - 4.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on January 05, 2013, 02:22:12 PM
Oh I think I get it now. Do you would program the buttons in the middle of the pad as wsad?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on January 05, 2013, 02:22:53 PM
Oh I think I get it now. Do you would program the buttons in the middle of the pad as wsad?
Yup, default config has that.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on January 05, 2013, 02:24:08 PM
Ah. Makes more sense now. Yeah I can see why it would be good
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 08, 2013, 06:51:37 AM
I'm after a decent mouse to replace my crappy Logitech wireless to go with my new rig.

I have been looking at the Logitech g500 for about $65.

Any good?

Other suggestions?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: AJmen02 on January 08, 2013, 07:39:50 AM
I have a Logitech G9x mouse which I have used for many years...I love it.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on January 08, 2013, 07:47:28 AM
I have the Razer Naga, I like it and with more buttons on it than I can poke a stick at.
That teamed up with the Nostromo and I just about have no need for the keyboard while gaming.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: spazmanaught on January 08, 2013, 08:37:46 AM
I use a Razer Imperator. It's pretty good. I got the BF3 edition because it helps you kamp  :)

http://exp.co.th/content_images/images/Gaming%20Gear/Razer/batlefield_3/razer_battlefield3_edition_06.jpg (http://exp.co.th/content_images/images/Gaming%20Gear/Razer/batlefield_3/razer_battlefield3_edition_06.jpg)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on January 08, 2013, 08:51:46 AM
I use a Logitech g600 basically an improved version of razers naga. Check out YouTube reviews and comparisons. It is recommended over the naga but if you have a naga and plan on gaming its not worth it as the naga is still a great mouse.

I also have a nostromo.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on January 08, 2013, 09:35:50 AM
And I have a G700 which, along with the Nostromo, again pretty much keeps my hands off the keyboard when I am gaming.  I do need to map some more buttons across to one or the other for far cry 3 (esc. and m)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 08, 2013, 10:10:57 AM
i just wish they made a good left handed mouse.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on January 08, 2013, 10:12:52 AM
i just wish they made a good left handed mouse.

For all you sinister people?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 08, 2013, 10:28:54 AM
i just wish they made a good left handed mouse.

For all you sinister people?

sinister geniuses, lol
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on January 08, 2013, 10:29:29 AM
i just wish they made a good left handed mouse.

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-left-hand-edition/ (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-left-hand-edition/)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-lachesis/ (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-lachesis/)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-abyssus (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-abyssus)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-taipan (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-taipan)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-ouroboros (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-ouroboros)

http://steelseries.com/products/mice/steelseries-sensei (http://steelseries.com/products/mice/steelseries-sensei)
http://steelseries.com/products/mice (http://steelseries.com/products/mice)

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/store/Products.aspx?C=1154&SC=1166 (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/store/Products.aspx?C=1154&SC=1166)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 08, 2013, 10:42:55 AM
i just wish they made a good left handed mouse.

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-left-hand-edition/ (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-left-hand-edition/)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-lachesis/ (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-lachesis/)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-abyssus (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-abyssus)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-taipan (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-taipan)
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-ouroboros (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-ouroboros)

http://steelseries.com/products/mice/steelseries-sensei (http://steelseries.com/products/mice/steelseries-sensei)
http://steelseries.com/products/mice (http://steelseries.com/products/mice)

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/store/Products.aspx?C=1154&SC=1166 (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/store/Products.aspx?C=1154&SC=1166)

I know companies make left handed mice, but all you get is 2 buttons on your thumb. right handed mice have many more. so when I say "good", I mean "lots of buttons"
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 08, 2013, 10:48:46 AM
These look interesting to me. Now that I have a few consoles, If I can buy 1 of these, it will save me from buying multiple controllers (one for each)
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/new-mad-catz-controllers-work-with-almost-any-gaming-device/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/new-mad-catz-controllers-work-with-almost-any-gaming-device/)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on January 08, 2013, 10:54:03 AM
http://www.logitech.com/en-au/product/g600-mmo-gaming-mouse (http://www.logitech.com/en-au/product/g600-mmo-gaming-mouse)

g600 better ;)

knowing which buttons is what is much easier than on the naga but anyway, looks like razer will be making a lefty naga, article a little old so hopefully soon.
http://www.razerzone.com/press/detail/press-releases/razer-announces-plans-to-unveil-left-handed-naga (http://www.razerzone.com/press/detail/press-releases/razer-announces-plans-to-unveil-left-handed-naga)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: stonecoldstavros on January 08, 2013, 11:00:13 AM
ive set my nostramus up with Far Cry 3. makes the game so much more enjoyable
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 08, 2013, 01:59:41 PM
These look interesting to me. Now that I have a few consoles, If I can buy 1 of these, it will save me from buying multiple controllers (one for each)
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/new-mad-catz-controllers-work-with-almost-any-gaming-device/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/new-mad-catz-controllers-work-with-almost-any-gaming-device/)

Link fail Sgt.

I comes up as a Cat scratching an Ipad  :o

Unless that is what you meant  ;D


Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 08, 2013, 02:00:46 PM
lol, they must have pulled the article.

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/01/new-mad-catz-controllers-work-with-almost-any-gaming-device/ (http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/01/new-mad-catz-controllers-work-with-almost-any-gaming-device/)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 08, 2013, 02:04:22 PM
Mind you, the original link does have a mad cat  ;)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 15, 2013, 08:38:08 PM
For those interested who have PX5's, attached are the presets that came with the MW3 PX5's.

https://www.box.com/s/0cobz1i07w7148uwfyzk (https://www.box.com/s/0cobz1i07w7148uwfyzk)

There is a bit of a boost to bass and improved footstep sounds.

You need the PX5 advanced Sound Editor to upload them to your headset, which is free from the Turtle Beach website.

I have them installed and think they are better than the standard preset that came with the device.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Barnzini on January 15, 2013, 08:58:56 PM
Yeah i remember beaks posting that months ago and tried them...they were good but i stuck with the main/default profile on the px5's

I probably should double check cause i remember you could swap the main profile to something else and cannot remember if i did or not.

BTW that advanced editor was a real quick way to really bork the sound if you just messed around moving sliders about lol....i still like my PX5's they work on ps3 and pc and could not really ask for more at this point.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on January 15, 2013, 09:01:01 PM
BTW that advanced editor was a real quick way to really bork the sound if you just messed around moving sliders about lol..

I found that out as well.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 15, 2013, 09:06:23 PM
These have been the only ones I have uploaded and are now my default. There are others available that were made by other gamers (and the full set of original defaults) on the site.

Agree that the editor could screw things up if not careful
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 24, 2013, 10:11:42 AM
What do you guys think of these.

http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-2000-wireless-7-1-gaming-headset.html (http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-2000-wireless-7-1-gaming-headset.html)

I can pick up a pair locally for about $140.

They look to have some good reviews.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on January 24, 2013, 10:17:17 AM
Specs look alright.  Pick up a pair and write a review.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on January 24, 2013, 10:23:45 AM
They look good Homer, the only issue I could see is the size of the cups if you have big ears but if they are uncomfortable you would make your money back on eBay.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 24, 2013, 10:35:09 AM
What do you guys think of these.

http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-2000-wireless-7-1-gaming-headset.html (http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-2000-wireless-7-1-gaming-headset.html)

I can pick up a pair locally for about $140.

They look to have some good reviews.

how many speakers are in them?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 24, 2013, 01:48:12 PM
The Oculus Rift headset is the cutting edge of virtual reality for video games.

http://www.oculusvr.com/ (http://www.oculusvr.com/)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 27, 2013, 11:53:06 AM
The Oculus Rift headset is the cutting edge of virtual reality for video games.

http://www.oculusvr.com/ (http://www.oculusvr.com/)

if it works as intended, it will be awesome. hopefully around $300-500 mark.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Barnzini on January 27, 2013, 03:30:19 PM
Saw a youtube vid not long ago and the bloke was talking about a new pair of cans that are highly recommended fwiw...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CMS0XU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=leve0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000CMS0XU (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CMS0XU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=leve0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000CMS0XU)

Apparently these are very good for directional sound but they do not come with a mic, you'll have to buy a clip on or something similar.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: AJmen02 on January 27, 2013, 03:33:44 PM
Saw a youtube vid not long ago and he was talking about a new pair of cans that are highly recommended fwiw...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CMS0XU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=leve0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000CMS0XU (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CMS0XU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=leve0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000CMS0XU)

Those cans have been around for a while actually...They are great for the price...Just not really suitable for gaming as you need a seperate mic...Most people buy the Zalman clip on mic with this..
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on January 27, 2013, 07:39:27 PM
Yup those cans been around for a while and the newer version is out I think is more expensive now too.

I have the shure srh840 with zalman clip atm. I might sell the 840s as I think the ad700 are more comfortable. Mi e are closed cans too. Either these or maybe the Alessandro ms1i.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on February 01, 2013, 09:25:17 AM
The Oculus Rift headset is the cutting edge of virtual reality for video games.

http://www.oculusvr.com/ (http://www.oculusvr.com/)

if it works as intended, it will be awesome. hopefully around $300-500 mark.

http://uncrate.com/stuff/oculus-rift-gaming-headset/ (http://uncrate.com/stuff/oculus-rift-gaming-headset/)

$300 for the dev kit. so retail should be a little cheaper?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on February 01, 2013, 09:27:15 AM
The Oculus Rift headset is the cutting edge of virtual reality for video games.

http://www.oculusvr.com/ (http://www.oculusvr.com/)

if it works as intended, it will be awesome. hopefully around $300-500 mark.

http://uncrate.com/stuff/oculus-rift-gaming-headset/ (http://uncrate.com/stuff/oculus-rift-gaming-headset/)

$300 for the dev kit. so retail should be a little cheaper?

I read that the other day, $US300 which will equate to $AU1500. :)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on February 01, 2013, 09:30:05 AM
Depends.  They may be taking a loss just to get the devices into developers hands.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on March 20, 2013, 07:55:57 PM
Lozzjetech's new gaming line.

Logitech G Line of PC Gaming Accessories (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiPKTFLKx6o#ws)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: AJmen02 on March 20, 2013, 08:07:12 PM
I personally like the new Razer Deathstalker gaming keyboard..Sexy & slim @ the same time...

The Razer DeathStalker Ultimate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVSkiHBJgFQ#ws)

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on March 20, 2013, 09:26:07 PM
I personally like the new Razer Deathstalker gaming keyboard..Sexy & slim @ the same time...

The Razer DeathStalker Ultimate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVSkiHBJgFQ#ws)

Looks really nice, except for the price!
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on April 23, 2013, 09:43:38 AM
so, i'm looking at getting a racing cockpit and have narrowed it down to the rSeat.
http://www.rseat.net/rs-evo-v3-gaming-seat/ (http://www.rseat.net/rs-evo-v3-gaming-seat/)

but just wanted to throw it out there in case anyone knows of another one that's about the same price ($600-700) that might be a little better/stable




edit: i looked at this one, but i dont like how the seat and the pedals are really two items clipped together.
http://www.pagnianimports.com.au/racing-simulator-cockpit/gtultimate-next-level-racing-simulator-cockpit.html (http://www.pagnianimports.com.au/racing-simulator-cockpit/gtultimate-next-level-racing-simulator-cockpit.html)


same issue for this one
http://simparts.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_59&product_id=52 (http://simparts.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_59&product_id=52)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: spazmanaught on April 23, 2013, 10:18:26 AM
Sarge just have a look at Hwangm's set up. It's pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HwangmPSN (http://www.youtube.com/user/HwangmPSN)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on April 23, 2013, 10:21:45 AM
Sarge just have a look at Hwangm's set up. It's pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HwangmPSN (http://www.youtube.com/user/HwangmPSN)

his is a $1500 cockpit. slightly over my budget. lol
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on April 23, 2013, 02:43:39 PM
well its a new app and not hardware.

razer comms.

http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms (http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on April 23, 2013, 04:51:55 PM
so, i'm looking at getting a racing cockpit and have narrowed it down to the rSeat.

I have looked at a lot of rigs in the past Sarge and the Evo is the best looking one for around that price I have seen, the Marcus has is awesome but as you say $1500 is a lot, I believe he got his as a birthday present and I think that is about the only way I could justify one as well (hint) :)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on April 23, 2013, 04:53:19 PM
so, i'm looking at getting a racing cockpit and have narrowed it down to the rSeat.

I have looked at a lot of rigs in the past Sarge and the Evo is the best looking one for around that price I have seen, the Marcus has is awesome but as you say $1500 is a lot, I believe he got his as a birthday present and I think that is about the only way I could justify one as well (hint) :)

thanks. looks like it's settled then. Evo V3 as soon as i clear out the spare room which will become the Hardcore gaming room (yes, I am going to have 2 games rooms in my house)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on April 23, 2013, 04:55:49 PM
well its a new app and not hardware.

razer comms.

http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms (http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms)

This looks interesting, it would be good if a few of us could try it out to see if it can replace Mumble.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on April 23, 2013, 07:38:05 PM
well its a new app and not hardware.

razer comms.

http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms (http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms)

This looks interesting, it would be good if a few of us could try it out to see if it can replace Mumble.

Installed - and failed C++ library error.

Uninstalled, CClean run, reinstall and failed again.  >:(

Win 8 Laptop
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on April 23, 2013, 08:28:34 PM
well its a new app and not hardware.

razer comms.

http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms (http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms)

This looks interesting, it would be good if a few of us could try it out to see if it can replace Mumble.

I've installed it just haven't logged into it yet.
Windows 7 no problems at all with install.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on April 23, 2013, 08:46:13 PM
well its a new app and not hardware.

razer comms.

http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms (http://www.razerzone.com/comms?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=razer_facebook_campaign&utm_medium=FB_link&utm_campaign=FB_announcement_us&utm_content=razer_comms)

This looks interesting, it would be good if a few of us could try it out to see if it can replace Mumble.

Installed - and failed C++ library error.

Uninstalled, CClean run, reinstall and failed again.  >:(

Win 8 Laptop

Ok, strange.

Now it's working  :o
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on April 23, 2013, 09:21:51 PM
I have only downloaded it and will install tomorrow, user error Homer?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on April 24, 2013, 06:10:49 AM
I have only downloaded it and will install tomorrow, user error Homer?
NEVER..... ::)

But seriously. No.

Installed, rebooted, as instructed and it locked starting up and then the c++ error came up.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on April 24, 2013, 10:30:39 AM
I have only downloaded it and will install tomorrow, user error Homer?
NEVER..... ::)

But seriously. No.

Installed, rebooted, as instructed and it locked starting up and then the c++ error came up.

It is Razer software. I've had a few problems with their software for my mouse.
But after a little mucking around I tend to get it working.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on April 24, 2013, 08:53:09 PM
new logitech mouse and keyboards released.. G series "s" models.

the videos for these are so corney.

http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/gaming-mice (http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/gaming-mice)
http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/gaming-keyboards (http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/gaming-keyboards)

http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g700s-rechargable-wireless-gaming-mouse (http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g700s-rechargable-wireless-gaming-mouse)
http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g19s-lcd-gaming-keyboard (http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g19s-lcd-gaming-keyboard)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Slayer7744 on April 26, 2013, 03:56:33 PM
Been following this device for a bit. Might have to pick it up.
http://gamerzone.avermedia.com/products/live_gamer_series/live_gamer_portable/ (http://gamerzone.avermedia.com/products/live_gamer_series/live_gamer_portable/)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on April 26, 2013, 04:08:35 PM
Been following this device for a bit. Might have to pick it up.
http://gamerzone.avermedia.com/products/live_gamer_series/live_gamer_portable/ (http://gamerzone.avermedia.com/products/live_gamer_series/live_gamer_portable/)

Nice find Slayer. Never heard of this before.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on April 26, 2013, 04:20:08 PM
Been following this device for a bit. Might have to pick it up.
http://gamerzone.avermedia.com/products/live_gamer_series/live_gamer_portable/ (http://gamerzone.avermedia.com/products/live_gamer_series/live_gamer_portable/)

Nice find Slayer. Never heard of this before.

$180 US on Amazon.  Can't find an AU price.  HDMI passthrough!!! Woohoo
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on July 31, 2013, 06:32:30 PM
The new Razer Naga is out and for all you weirdos you can get a left handed option.

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=Razer_Social_Media&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=us_launch_Razer_Naga (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=Razer_Social_Media&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=us_launch_Razer_Naga)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on July 31, 2013, 06:36:38 PM
It looks like it might be more comfortable than the old one.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on July 31, 2013, 07:56:07 PM
The new Razer Naga is out and for all you weirdos you can get a left handed option.

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=Razer_Social_Media&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=us_launch_Razer_Naga (http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=Razer_Social_Media&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=us_launch_Razer_Naga)

Its does look like it pat and good they made the keys more distinguishable as that is what made me choose the logitech mmo mouse over the 2012 naga.

This one looks really nice and making me want to change :(
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on July 31, 2013, 08:28:00 PM
This one looks really nice and making me want to change :(

AJ, Homer and I agree that you should mate :P
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on July 31, 2013, 09:03:47 PM
Stop it aj. I mean pat.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on July 31, 2013, 11:08:31 PM
Stop it aj. I mean pat.

Ok, but it is very nice....... be perfect for DOTA...... just saying :P
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on July 31, 2013, 11:21:42 PM
I don't play any MMO games but I love my Naga. I use 9 out of the 12 keys for DayZ alone, so along with my Nostromo, I maybe only touch the keyboard once in a blue moon. Also I have work stuff and other programs I like to play around with mapped to the different keys, good for working with one hand and drinking with the other.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on July 31, 2013, 11:31:31 PM
I use all 12 of mine on the logitech g600 mmo mouse.

I need to bind my buttons again for other games. Its my windows pc mouse.

For my mac and work i use my old school logitech mx1100 with customs binds. Its perfect for my work and daily needs.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on August 02, 2013, 04:05:26 PM
Fox, if you are still after a headset these might be ok https://ebgames.com.au/xbox360-159699-Sennheiser-U-320-Multi-platform-gaming-headset-Xbox-360, good brand and on sale until the Sunday.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: foxhound_one on August 02, 2013, 04:12:56 PM
Fox, if you are still after a headset these might be ok https://ebgames.com.au/xbox360-159699-Sennheiser-U-320-Multi-platform-gaming-headset-Xbox-360, good brand and on sale until the Sunday.
Thanks for the thought Pat.  My headset have decided to work again for some reason so i will bookmark these and keep them in mind.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on August 02, 2013, 04:33:44 PM
No worries, that would be the first time in 18 months that I haven't pushed A50's :D
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on August 29, 2013, 10:55:29 AM
I think Sarge should get this http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/extremewindows/archive/2013/08/28/project-e-b-t-r-racing-simulator-moves-you-literally.aspx
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on August 29, 2013, 03:28:55 PM
I think Sarge should get this http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/extremewindows/archive/2013/08/28/project-e-b-t-r-racing-simulator-moves-you-literally.aspx

I think we all should get one!
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on September 17, 2013, 08:42:59 PM
G27 FTW. after only a few hours of racing, I can feel that I am a lot faster, mainly due to the better brake pedal. the heavier spring lets you use muscle memory, rather than trying to remember how far to push the pedal with the tiny spring you cant feel.

the wheel is WAAAY more accurate, every little adjustment is seen in-game, no whirring gear noises and stronger FFB are all awesome. cant believe  I waited  this long.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on September 17, 2013, 09:23:03 PM
Will these wheels be compatible with next gen consoles?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on September 17, 2013, 10:31:30 PM
no word so far
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on September 17, 2013, 11:35:12 PM
I can't believe you have waited either Sarge, it is so much better.

Sent from my C6603 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on September 18, 2013, 11:53:28 AM
Hmmm, new wheel and stand... I could blow my payout so quickly ;)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on September 18, 2013, 03:03:18 PM
lol ant. oh the temptation!
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on September 30, 2013, 08:45:28 PM
Good setup here http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Racing-Simulator-Logitech-G27-Steering-Wheel-Racing-Seat-Custom-Frame-/111179009883?pt=AU_Video_Game_Accessories&hash=item19e2c90f5b&_uhb=1&clk_rvr_id=526485338110
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on September 30, 2013, 09:02:56 PM
Added a watch... who knows, already told my wife that I am going to buy something silly (by her definition) if I get a job in the short term.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on November 15, 2013, 11:10:30 AM
ooh yeah!!! gaming helmet
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/16fb/?cpg=wnrss#tabs (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/16fb/?cpg=wnrss#tabs)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on April 04, 2014, 10:49:25 AM
Couch Gaming Guide

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUkqU_RyxrA


http://www.nerdytec.com/COUCHMASTER/COUCHMASTER-Pro.html

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on April 22, 2014, 05:05:16 PM
Not sure how many of you also received this email

Quote
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or if the TV is any good but if anyone is thinking about getting a new TV it is $1295, let me know if you want the voucher.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on April 30, 2014, 09:15:58 PM
For those with PX5's on the PS4, can you check something for me.

I have always, under Sound Settings, had chat only set to headset. With this the game sound also came through the PX5's + chat.

Last night I had no game sounds and had to change this setting to all, and the chat sound was very weak (volume for chat is max)

Anyone having this issue / change?

EDIT: Never mind - it seems to have fixed itself after I installed the patch
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: spazmanaught on April 30, 2014, 10:18:24 PM
Homer I have found the PS4 doesn't play well with any of the headsets I have.  So far the new PX51 seem the best.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on April 30, 2014, 11:34:34 PM
That is the same setting I need to use with the A50's as well Homer or I get no chat at all.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on May 01, 2014, 12:44:00 PM
I've been using the psvita earphone headset hooked up to the controller, voice and sound works. Though I would like to use some cans.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MooseWrangler on June 06, 2014, 01:52:24 PM
XBone Controllers now have Drivers to work on Windows PC

http://majornelson.com/2014/06/05/pc-drivers-for-the-xbox-one-controller-available-now/ (http://majornelson.com/2014/06/05/pc-drivers-for-the-xbox-one-controller-available-now/)


Finally
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 12, 2014, 08:38:28 AM
First PS4 Official Force Feedback Wheel Announced by Thrustmaster: T300 RS

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/06/11/first-ps4-official-force-feedback-wheel-announced-by-thrustmaster-t300-rs/
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 12, 2014, 08:43:48 AM
Virtual street luge on Sony's Project Morpheus

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbdQBaWfLfM
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on June 12, 2014, 02:54:40 PM
First PS4 Official Force Feedback Wheel Announced by Thrustmaster: T300 RS

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/06/11/first-ps4-official-force-feedback-wheel-announced-by-thrustmaster-t300-rs/

Damn, TS are nice wheels but so expensive.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: foxhound_one on September 01, 2014, 07:19:17 PM
Project Morpheus title Tekken devs are working on.  Well played once again Japan LOL.


(http://i.minus.com/i8PqPEDpkM7aI.gif)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on September 05, 2014, 07:19:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk1ofKBzCgU
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on September 05, 2014, 01:18:24 PM
Project Morpheus title Tekken devs are working on.  Well played once again Japan LOL.


(http://i.minus.com/i8PqPEDpkM7aI.gif)

lol fox. think japan will make a game like his and sony will allow? I'm pretty sure nintendo has some dating games on the ds. there was a video that i saw where some dude married his ds avatar LoL.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Jykel on March 06, 2015, 01:05:39 PM
Well I got a surprise from a mate of mine who knows I am a lazy gamer.

Yesterday in the mail with my KF order arrived an: Avenger Advantage LLC Reflex for PS4.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/1z22kpy.jpg)

I took it out of the box thinking it was an actual controller, nope it was some weird looking device that clips onto a DS4.  This was just before raid-o-clock, so I quickly said gday to a few other friends before joining the raid group, and leaving it on the table. Thinking WTF is this thing.

It had a youtube instruction link, so during the break between the raids, I watched the vid and attached the beast to my old controller (with red justices KFs ;))  Well no better place to test it than a crota run.   Wow, what bizarre thing.

So all the buttons can be pressed without taking your fingers off the triggers or thumbs off the joysticks.  During the lamps, the ability to shoot and melee so quickly while still aiming and moving was awesome.  A quick upward flick of the R1/R2 finger to switch weapons
was also very cool, as was the reload with the L1/L2 finger.

Being able to using the trigger (L2/R2) with those rubber loops with the middle finger still being under the controller was odd but I can see the advantage there.  Pressing L1/R1 was easy, just rock the index finger up.

I had issues adjusting the jumping with the pad of thumb, pretty much the palm, esp when I though hey, why not volunteer to run the sword with this thing ;)  Had to quickly change controller after a jumping fail on the 1st sword   :-\\

The only design issue I found was the option button was difficult to get to, and thats a problem in destiny if you want to quickly switch weapons or throw on a synth.

Having to retrain years of hard wired muscle memory made for some funny moments during the raid, but I can see the advantage of this thing, esp for PvP/FPS nuts. 

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2n0so6b.jpg)

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2ik5q9g.jpg)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on March 06, 2015, 01:31:44 PM
What did your DS4 do to deserve that sort of torture device?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Jykel on March 06, 2015, 01:38:13 PM
What did your DS4 do to deserve that sort of torture device?

It didn't have Alphas on it ;)   I should have taken a photo of it before I put it on, definitely looks like a controller torture device.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 06, 2015, 01:54:32 PM
Looks like it belongs in an S and M  dungeon
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on March 06, 2015, 02:23:14 PM
wow looks like an abomination lol but does it make things much more comfortable or easier to use the DS4?

if you don't mind showing you beautiful hands are you able to take a some shots on how your hands rest and fingers lay and press? or maybe easier to do a video lol.

im not so interested in owning one but would be interesting to see how you would use your hands on it.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on March 06, 2015, 02:24:48 PM
Looks like it belongs in an S and M  dungeon

We'll assume you are knowledgeable on this matter?

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 06, 2015, 02:25:41 PM
Looks like it belongs in an S and M  dungeon

We'll assume you are knowledgeable on this matter?

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
Assume away but you would be wrong
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Jykel on March 06, 2015, 02:50:47 PM

wow looks like an abomination lol but does it make things much more comfortable or easier to use the DS4?

It is definitely odd but some things were easier, especially melee, crouch and changing weapons in destiny.  Havent tried it others games yet so I will report back.

Well to save me some time, here are a few vids done by others, 2nd one is some COD player reviewing the XBone one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBrzYKAPrEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEs2pdoxPdk



Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on March 06, 2015, 03:45:33 PM
Wow does look weird, but I'm interested in it.
I find it frustrating alot of the time having to take my finger of the stick when wanting to reload or change weapons.
Dam you Jykel...making me want to spend more money of gaming gear.   :)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Jykel on March 06, 2015, 04:44:34 PM
Wow does look weird, but I'm interested in it.
I find it frustrating alot of the time having to take my finger of the stick when wanting to reload or change weapons.
Dam you Jykel...making me want to spend more money of gaming gear.   :)

Well it definitely solves that problem for reload, change weapons, melee/crouch.  I think they need to rethink the way they did the thing for the X button, but it was only an issue with double jumps in destiny and most FPS dont have a double jump.  Its hard to do a quick double tap, but I can still actually press the button I guess.

If I get used to it even I am going to have to get another one, will be odd going back n forth between that thing and a stock controller.

Not 100% sure they are worth the $$ they are charging having had a look at the official site.

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: M-Rossi on March 06, 2015, 05:48:41 PM
If the control bothers you Major, consider a mouse.
i use the venom x (the transcoding box allows for any mouse / keyboard to be used)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Hsurh9fZ6FEiQ5-XEhabeKSbTumoI7gXYtWgOeCBzSsVgYmiPE9cJoo6Qa5avfpS8GLail9IhFe6zAgxW-OI2UWAqT9V2MGJ01lRjb_gBZrDbkV2pljuTRa-nODlWJbhvQ4CVlzbPrS8j7kFuiD4jpOkwBtRgwy7vfrZu0impVjADpiLy83_qlOxxIkzF8po0YDL=w409-h241-nc)
and dont have an issue reloading, changing weapon or jumping while aiming due to using right thumb for the buttons while aiming with the mouse in hand.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on March 06, 2015, 05:54:51 PM
If the control bothers you Major, consider a mouse.
i use the venom x (the transcoding box allows for any mouse / keyboard to be used)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Hsurh9fZ6FEiQ5-XEhabeKSbTumoI7gXYtWgOeCBzSsVgYmiPE9cJoo6Qa5avfpS8GLail9IhFe6zAgxW-OI2UWAqT9V2MGJ01lRjb_gBZrDbkV2pljuTRa-nODlWJbhvQ4CVlzbPrS8j7kFuiD4jpOkwBtRgwy7vfrZu0impVjADpiLy83_qlOxxIkzF8po0YDL=w409-h241-nc)
and dont have an issue reloading, changing weapon or jumping while aiming due to using right thumb for the buttons while aiming with the mouse in hand.

Yeah I have seen the review you did on this one and am really wanting to get one of them.
After playing on the PC for a bit, I feel more comfortable with a mouse. And seeing as my PS4 is setup on the same screen as the PC in the man cave, I have the perfect setup for it.
The only problem being getting the missus on side with a purchase of that size, for something that in her mind the controller already does.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on May 15, 2015, 10:57:42 PM
Apparently Logitech are still in the console game http://www.playseatstore.com/logitech-g29.html, I am assuming that is a placeholder price and if it is a true pic of the unit then Logitech have gone backwards.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on May 16, 2015, 10:05:01 AM
Just a mock up of dfgt wheel and g27 pedals.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on May 16, 2015, 10:37:03 AM
That was my thoughts on the pic as well Sarge but the G29 is coming and it's ps4 compatible (apparently), I thought they said they were done with consoles but maybe they have realised their mistake.

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Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on May 18, 2015, 10:14:01 AM
So they should release the damn drivers for their older wheels... otherwise this is just a FU move!
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on May 18, 2015, 10:48:59 AM
You are correct Ant, they are not caring about their customers who have already spent up to $600 on their previous wheels and expect them to just lay that money out again.

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on May 18, 2015, 11:32:11 AM
Quick search seems to show the G29 is pure speculation at the moment.  Either way, I wouldn't buy another logitech wheel just based on their attitude.  Still looking for a new universal remote that isn't a logitech as well, although my S5 and my Tablet S both have IR so maybe software based.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Pat on May 18, 2015, 11:53:48 AM
I first heard about it from the games dude at JB and he was adamant that it was happening but who knows where he got his info, it doesn't matter to me as I've moved on.

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Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SgtEeyore on June 09, 2015, 03:05:02 PM
Logitech G29 confirmed!
http://www.isrtv.com/logitech/new-logitech-g29-photos-and-details/
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on June 12, 2015, 03:20:16 AM
Logitech G Introduces G29 and G920 Force Feedback Racing Wheels

SHIFTER IS OPTIONAL!?!?!??!!? AFFF

updated details: both the g29 and the g920 is PC compatible. man why couldnt they make it for all consoles and pc D: forza looks fun.

http://gaming.logitech.com/en-au/product/g29-driving-force?wt.ac=g29
http://gaming.logitech.com/en-au/product/g920-driving-force?wt.ac=g920

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKJ4k8QA4Hk
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on July 28, 2015, 05:47:58 PM
Officially Licensed PS4 Mouse and Keyboard Controller Revealed

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/officially-licensed-ps4-mouse-and-keyboard-control/1100-6429210/
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: ViRuSsK on July 28, 2015, 05:56:54 PM
Officially Licensed PS4 Mouse and Keyboard Controller Revealed

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/officially-licensed-ps4-mouse-and-keyboard-control/1100-6429210/

I'd like to see RTS games with this, would be fun.. especially for us who cant afford a new pc =(
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: M-Rossi on July 28, 2015, 07:30:32 PM
Its nothing new. For the past year you can use a mouse on console with either Venom X (i have), XIM, CronusMax or Titan. Titan and venom let you use your own (any but most use a logitech gaming) mouse and keyboard too.
there is alway hate from console players against people using these in fps. But its no different from using a Steering Wheel in a car racing game.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 29, 2015, 02:18:09 PM
But its no different from using a Steering Wheel in a car racing game.

A steering wheel is used for immersion while a mouse in FPS is used to increase aiming performance.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: AkyraStrike on July 29, 2015, 03:26:51 PM
Funny thing is after years of FPS on consoles i aim better with a control them a mouse nowadays. Would have to completely re-train myself to use a mouse efficiently again.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: M-Rossi on July 29, 2015, 03:51:52 PM
Personally i think the steering wheel would give increased performance over a ds4 say when turning, as you have more control and precision.
A mouse on console unfortunately does not have true mouse movements, and is only the ds4 analog transcoded from the mouse, so it is not as good as people think in giving any increased aiming performance. Personally i always played fps with a mouse so am just used to it. When i stopped pc gaming, i was only using my console for rpg and sports games until I found a mouse for it. I know lots of fps players who are much better than people using a mouse, its just personal preference imo.
 
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 29, 2015, 04:18:54 PM
Personally i think the steering wheel would give increased performance over a ds4 say when turning, as you have more control and precision.
A mouse on console unfortunately does not have true mouse movements, and is only the ds4 analog transcoded from the mouse, so it is not as good as people think in giving any increased aiming performance. Personally i always played fps with a mouse so am just used to it. When i stopped pc gaming, i was only using my console for rpg and sports games until I found a mouse for it. I know lots of fps players who are much better than people using a mouse, its just personal preference imo.

I am faster using a DS4 compared to steering wheel and pedals - but driving games are infinitely more enjoyable with the extra immersion. I believe the software in the driving games do try to smooth out the steering for DS4 users.

That is something alot of people don't understand. In FPS on console there is alot of aim assistance. Thus actually using a mouse doesnt have a huge advantage. Its just ingrained into peoples brain that mouse = more precision. They are not allowed in competetive tournaments so the mouse devices are still seen to give some advantage. However, in driving game competitions it is expected that people use a steering wheel.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on December 22, 2015, 05:34:05 PM
Anyone own a decent Joystick or a HOTAS? I am considering on picking up the Saitek X52 (non-pro as I cant find this anywhere) for something decent and entry level.

Or does anyone have any other suggestion?
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on February 08, 2016, 04:18:49 PM
ooo first official compatible HOTAS for PS4 (compat with pc as well)

http://www.thrustmaster.com/en_US/products/tflight-hotas-4

Thurstmaster T.Flight Hotas 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sSCdVEUavw
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on October 18, 2016, 09:21:06 AM
Razer, the $1.5 billion company synonymous with hardcore gaming, just bought iconic audio company THX.

http://www.businessinsider.com/razer-buys-thx-george-lucas-gaming-2016-10
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Slayer7744 on October 18, 2016, 09:26:10 AM
Razer, the $1.5 billion company synonymous with hardcore gaming, just bought iconic audio company THX.

http://www.businessinsider.com/razer-buys-thx-george-lucas-gaming-2016-10

Oh boy... now THX will be turned into a cheap company that doesn't care about quality.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: spazmanaught on October 18, 2016, 10:28:46 AM
Razer, the $1.5 billion company synonymous with hardcore gaming, just bought iconic audio company THX.

http://www.businessinsider.com/razer-buys-thx-george-lucas-gaming-2016-10

Oh boy... now THX will be turned into a cheap company that doesn't care about quality.

lol summed it up perfectly Slayer!
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on August 15, 2017, 06:15:25 PM
Returned my Thrustmaster hotas today for a new unit. Mine became a squeaky POS after a couple weeks. New one is brilliant. We'll see how long it lasts
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on August 15, 2017, 07:55:24 PM
CronusMax have announced their new product, DriveHub http://cronusmax.com.  This gives you the full functionality of your wheel on both XBox One and PS4. This thing works really well. My Fanatec Porsche GT2 wheel feels really good on both consoles.  Oh yeah, if you haven't guessed I was in the beta.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 27, 2018, 02:53:45 PM
I'm in the market for a new headset for the PS4. My old Turtle Beach PX5's are on their way out.

Has anyone tried these? Are they any good?

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/38046/steelseries-arctis-7-wireless-gaming-headset-black

(https://www.jbhifi.com.au/FileLibrary/ProductResources/Images/206243-L-LO.jpg)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on January 27, 2018, 03:18:03 PM
Budget?

I'm really liking the Sony Platinums. I played Horizon last night for the first time and 3D audio is very cool.

I do find them a little uncomfortable sometimes , but that will differ for everyone.

They also work great with vr
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: M-Rossi on January 28, 2018, 07:20:46 PM
I've had turtle beach and have always been happy with them.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on March 13, 2018, 02:57:57 PM
Did you end up with a new headset Homer? My PX5s and Gold headsets are both on their last legs. PX5 ear cushions fell apart over the weekend and Gold seems to be having transmission errors...
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 13, 2018, 05:14:45 PM
Did you end up with a new headset Homer? My PX5s and Gold headsets are both on their last legs. PX5 ear cushions fell apart over the weekend and Gold seems to be having transmission errors...
Not yet. It's on hold until we finish the kitchen renovations.

That's exactly what my PX5's are doing as well.

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Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: kunfushun on March 13, 2018, 05:42:24 PM
Im still vouching for my Audio Technica ADG1 (or AG1 or newer models ADG1X/AG1X). Mine are still going strong and I use it daily.

Though they are wired, the cable is short and perfect to just plug into the controller and I dont need to worry about charging another piece of device (or battery replacement).

A little on the expensive side but you are buying a very good pair of headphones with mic and they tend to go on sale from time to time of you keep an eye out on mwave, pccasegear etc. or even EBGames.

You can also buy replacement padding pleather or the other soft material which I use and haven't the need to replace. It is easy to remove if you want to clean it.

The Non-X older models were based on the Audio Technica 700 series, the newer X model is based on the 900 series, if you google these models you will see the positive reviews these headphones have received.

Also I am not sure if the newer X model has this but the older non-X model includes a USB DAC. It works on PS4 but I just plug mine straight to the controller these days but for PC I would always use it but I now use a Yamaha AG03 mixer for PC.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: mimix on March 13, 2018, 05:47:11 PM
I had the ear cushions deteriorate on my sony golds. Bought a replacement set for $9 from China via ebay and they are like brand new.

If that's all that's wrong with your PX5's Ant, I'd look see if you can get unofficial replacement pads.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Ant on March 13, 2018, 10:00:16 PM
I had the ear cushions deteriorate on my sony golds. Bought a replacement set for $9 from China via ebay and they are like brand new.

If that's all that's wrong with your PX5's Ant, I'd look see if you can get unofficial replacement pads.

Do you have the link for the pads for the Gold, these need replacing as well. I found some really average ones for the PX5s but must admit I  didnt look too hard. Sometimes it is just an excuse to buy new as well ;)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: mimix on March 14, 2018, 05:19:11 PM
I had the ear cushions deteriorate on my sony golds. Bought a replacement set for $9 from China via ebay and they are like brand new.

If that's all that's wrong with your PX5's Ant, I'd look see if you can get unofficial replacement pads.

Do you have the link for the pads for the Gold, these need replacing as well. I found some really average ones for the PX5s but must admit I  didnt look too hard. Sometimes it is just an excuse to buy new as well ;)

Yeah, I was all set looking around for some new headphones too, but then found these and thought I'd try to keep them going longer. Shipping took a while, but i'm very surprised by the quality for the price.

Link for pads: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2Pcs-Replacement-Ear-Pads-Cushion-For-SONY-Gold-Wireless-PS3-PS4-7-1-Headphones/282763162213
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 18, 2018, 10:34:57 PM
Ok, so I'm back on the headset research path.

My Corsair Vegence 2000 for the PC have died, so the PX5's will be relegated to the study.

Any other suggestions for the PS4? Apparently the Steel Series I linked about only do stereo on the PS4 and not 7.1 - pass.

I'm looking at these two at present, but also considering the Astro A50's

Plantronics RIG 800HS

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/platforms/gaming-headset/plantronics-rig-800hs-wireless-gaming-headset-for-playstation-4/471088/

Razer Thresher Ultimate

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/platforms/gaming-headset/razer-thresher-ultimate-wireless-surround-gaming-headset-for-playstation-4/458856/
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: M-Rossi on May 19, 2018, 07:22:58 AM
I've always had Turtle beach and been happy with them
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: MajorSpazz on May 19, 2018, 08:50:25 AM
I love my A50s
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 19, 2018, 09:16:13 AM
I feel like you can't go wrong with Astro A50s.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 19, 2018, 10:16:53 AM
I feel like you can't go wrong with Astro A50s.

I love my A50s

I knew you guys would say this  :)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on May 19, 2018, 02:23:12 PM
I was going to look into the new SteelSeries Arctic Pro wireless as a contender to A50s. Check em out, seem to be getting ok reviews (not that there's anything wrong with awesome A50s)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 19, 2018, 04:05:03 PM
I was going to look into the new SteelSeries Arctic Pro wireless as a contender to A50s. Check em out, seem to be getting ok reviews (not that there's anything wrong with awesome A50s)

Gone off them.

The seem to only be able to handle stereo sound, and no 7.1
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on May 19, 2018, 05:57:57 PM
I think the arctics 7 you linked are stereo, but I haven't seen that about the Pros.

From the web site :

Is Arctis Pro Wireless a PS4 or PC gaming headset?

Itís both! With USB and optical audio connections, the Arctis Pro Wireless is fully compatible with both PS4 and PC. This means that all features including DTS Headphone:X v2 surround sound, ChatMix, and the ten-band equalizer are available on both systems.
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 19, 2018, 08:29:02 PM
I think the arctics 7 you linked are stereo, but I haven't seen that about the Pros.

From the web site :

Is Arctis Pro Wireless a PS4 or PC gaming headset?

Itís both! With USB and optical audio connections, the Arctis Pro Wireless is fully compatible with both PS4 and PC. This means that all features including DTS Headphone:X v2 surround sound, ChatMix, and the ten-band equalizer are available on both systems.

My mistake. Will also look at these.

Edit: just found these on ebay with 20% off taking them to $400  :-\
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on May 19, 2018, 09:39:26 PM
Haha yeh when I said I was comparing to A50s I didn't just mean in terms of performance. These are up there in price too lol ;)
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 25, 2018, 11:02:14 PM
New headset arrived today.

(https://assets.pcmag.com/media/images/489072-steelseries-arctis-pro-wireless.jpg?width=740&height=740&boxFit=y)

Bit heavier that what I am use to (6 years with Turtle Beach Px5's).

but DAMN, the sound difference is crazy. These headsets are awesome.

Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on May 26, 2018, 10:42:16 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: raz81 on May 28, 2018, 07:28:05 PM
New headset arrived today.

(https://assets.pcmag.com/media/images/489072-steelseries-arctis-pro-wireless.jpg?width=740&height=740&boxFit=y)

Bit heavier that what I am use to (6 years with Turtle Beach Px5's).

but DAMN, the sound difference is crazy. These headsets are awesome.



Had a quick run with mine earlier.

Wow

Unbelievable.
And I was happy with my platinums.

Also, can Bluetooth to my phone while gaming and steam music and take phone calls lol

Loving them
Title: Re: Gaming Peripherals
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 28, 2018, 08:23:08 PM

Had a quick run with mine earlier.

Wow

Unbelievable.
And I was happy with my platinums.

Also, can Bluetooth to my phone while gaming and steam music and take phone calls lol

Loving them

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