5 gadgets to boost your gaming

5 gadgets to boost your gaming

Gaming peripherals, such as controller triggers, the iCade, the GAEMS Suitcase, the Logitech G27, and some good headphones, can help boost your gaming experience for the ultimate form of immersion.

PS3 Controller triggers (available from Takealot)

One common complaint with Sony’s iconic controller is that the PS3’s triggers aren’t arched enough.

What this means is that players’ fingers continually slip off the the triggers when pulled. While you can get used to it, there is a solution for those can’t.

PS3 controller triggers add a more curved finger placement to the controller, giving the snug Xbox 360 trigger feel, but on a Playstation 3 controller.

Gioteck Real Triggers

Gioteck Real Triggers

iCade (available from ion audio)

The iCade is an interesting little gadget which transforms your casual on-the-couch tablet gaming sessions into a nostalgic arcade experience.

The iCade acts as a housing for a tablet, allowing you to slide in your iPad, becoming a mini arcade cabinet.

The iCade features a joystick and 8 flat-topped arcade buttons.

ION iCade

Not pictured: smelly children and melted ice-cream.

GAEMS Suitcase (available from Wantitall – Halo UNSC edition)

For those gamers on the go, the GAEMS Suitcase is the perfect answer for those looking to take their console on the road.

The GAEMS Suitcase comes with a built-in 15-inch, 720P LCD right on the lid, allowing you to open it and begin playing without having to find a TV to plug into.

Speakers and the necessary cables and connectors are all included, so all you need is to pop your Xbox 360 right into this bad boy and you’re good to go.

GAEMS Suitcase

GAEMS Suitcase

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel (available from Prophecy)

For racing enthusiasts, you need a good racing wheel, and the G27 is the high-end racing wheel from Logitech, offering with nearly every bit of kit and feature you could want.

The immersion offered in racing games from a wheel is beyond anything a keyboard or game controller could produce, and with the G27 being compatible with PS3 and PC, it’s perfect for any gamer.

Xbox 360 gamers also have a large option of steering wheels to boost their racing experience.

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel

Quality headphones

While not any specific product, what gamers do need is a great set of quality headphones, in order to really immerse yourself in the games’ surround sound.

So that you know where exactly that noob is shooting you from, there are some great headsets on offer, such as the SteelSeries Siberia V2s, or the Tritton A.X. Pro Gaming headset, which, while pricey, offer an unparalleled gaming audio experience.

Tritton AX Pro

Tritton AX Pro

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  • Vorastra

    I think the title should be “5 unnecessary gadgets to boost your gaming.”

  • Kurike

    well except the gaming headsets, the difference it makes to playing is really quite noticeable, especially FPS’s.

  • http://twitter.com/Sosayensi Philani

    Black Ops zombies + Tritton’s on virtual surround is really cool

    Maybe add a FPS gun gadget with attachments to the list(when playing BF3)

  • Vorastra

    But I can get a 5.1 headset for around R500~, why must I pay an exorbitant amount for the ones shown above. I don’t need super quality, just where the bloody person is coming from.

  • Kurike

    yeah i wasn’t saying get the overpriced one’s above. i was talking in overall terms, i used to play with the cheapest headset you can ever imagine (seriously, http://www.netbookaccessories.net/netbook-accessories-images-pictures-pics/netbook-headset-1.jpg ) and at the time i thought these are fine for gaming, then i got a decently priced proper gaming headset and it blew my mind how much i was missing and how much it improved my gameplay.
    so cool your jets, not everyone is out to argue with you

  • Chamois

    TBH there’s some really awesome stuff here

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