Over the past month or so, several announcements have been made regarding gaming hardware. Most of the items below are for PC gamers, so apologies to console gamers. Did I miss any of your favorite hardware announcements from recent history?
First, Bungie and SteelSeries launched a collection of themed gaming gear for the release of Destiny 2: Lightfall. These include the Arctis 7+ wireless headset ($179.99), Aerox 5 wireless gaming mouse ($149.99), and QcK Prism XL mousepad ($69.99). Bungie also collaborated KontrolFreek for some performance thumbsticks ($19.99) for PS4/5 and Xbox One/Series X|S consoles. You can head over to the official sites to purchase these items and more now.
Next, we have a few items from Razer. The team at Razer has launched the Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro gaming keyboard. It features the Razer Command Dial, dedicated macro keys and media controls, and of course the requisite Chroma RGB lighting (how else do we know it’s for gaming?). The keyboard will be available with either Green Clicky or Yellow Linear mechanical switches and also features two layers of sound dampening foam, USB 2.0 passthrough, and more. You can purchase it for $229.99 from your favorite Razer retailers or directly from Razer itself.
The other item from Razer is the new Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop. Available now starting at $2,499.99, the new Razer Blade 15 gives you the power of up to an Intel i7 13800H CPU and up to an RTX 4070 to power your games on the go. The QHD screen has a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 2.5ms response time to ensure your games are uninterrupted. You can also configure the machine with up to 4TB of M.2 storage and up to 64GB DDR5-5200MHz RAM for fun gaming and productivity.
If you prefer desktops, you can design and order desktop PCs from MAINGEAR using AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs with AMD 3D V-Cache. From what I understand, these CPUs are killer for gamers thanks to that 3D V-Cache technology. These PCs will run you a pretty penny though with the lowest configuration starting at around $1,800 to have a Ryzen 9 7900X3D and an RTX 3050.
Finally, PowerA announced two new gaming clips for mobile gaming. You can now purchase the MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip for either DualSense and DualShock 4 or Xbox to fit your favorite controller while you play on your phone. I’ve used clips like this before to play Xbox games through the mobile streaming and cloud gaming features and it’s been great for those moments when the TV is being used by other people and I want to join in on some gaming. One good thing about the Xbox MOGA version is that it comes with a 1500 mAh power bank to charge your phone while playing. The Xbox version is available starting March 14 from PowerA (affiliate link) and Amazon for $29.99 while the PlayStation version launches on March 21 for $19.99 also from PowerA and Amazon.