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Gamers grab a fistful of Festive fun this Xmas with Wiki Pad

Wiki Pad                GmP     image 1If you are stumped as  to what to give your gamer girlfriend or hardware loving hubby this Christmas then look no further than the wonderful Wiki Pad 7 to bring some Yuletide cheer.

With so many gadgets and gizmo’s on offer this year for the videogaming virtuoso it has never been more difficult to choose the perfect stocking filler for the man or woman who has everything. But boy, is that about to change!

The Wiki Pad is all set to make a massive splash on the mobile gaming market this Christmas Season as the plucky peripheral is anything but a plain old tablet but rather a full-on powerhouse of gaming gorgeousness.

The Wiki Pad 7 is the ultimate in portable perfection as it marries power and performance with stylish design and sturdy build quality.

With a whopping 1Gb of RAM ( also supporting a further 16GB of flash memory ), the Wiki Pad 7 comes armed to the teeth by the NVidia Tegra quad-core CPU and that is backed by a tremendous 12-core GPU.

This 7 inch sex-pot comes ready to take your every day desires to task with the Jelly Bean OS, meaning that you are able to surf the web, open and answer emails or just chat with your friends via Facebook and Twitter. Of course, with the Wiki Pad 7 you can always opt to go one better with Skype messaging and video chat thanks too the on board camera and flawless Wi-Fi features.

But it is when you slide the Wiki Pad 7 into its sleek controller ‘sleeve’ that this tablet truly comes to life, taking on a whole new personae, as it transforms itself from anything but standard and allowing you instead to play the latest AAA titles from the Google Play store as it makes light work of even the most demanding of games.

The custom designed controller cradle is a lightweight wonder coupled with the total technological package as it morphs from bland to brilliant before becoming a genuine gaming behemoth.

Specifically constructed with ‘real gamers’ in mind the Wiki Pad 7 is purpose built for long-lasting sessions of prolonged offline and online activity without causing RSI thanks to a magnificently managed weight system which has been granted perfect balance to avoid any hand cramps and fatigue.

So, whether you like nothing more than an hours Candy Crush Saga at the office during your lunch break, or if you are a full on gaming junkie like the rest of us and you want to blast round the Nurburgring at warp factor nine in the upcoming My.com racer World of Speed, then it has to be the Wiki Pad 7. And at a paltry £69.99 from eBuyer how could you ever go wrong?

For more information regarding the Wiki Pad 7, as well as purchases and other great gaming deals on a whole host of awesome products, then head on over to the official eBuyer website HERE.

New HP purpose-built gaming PC delivers immersive experiences that gamers expect

HP Omen Gaming Laptop              GmPHP  have today announced the HP OMEN notebook PC, a gaming PC that combines performance, portability and style in a package that is designed for gamers.

“Gamers play to win and expect their PCs to do the same,” said Louis Perrin, director, consumer products, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP EMEA.  “The HP OMEN delivers power to dominate with a stunning design to give gamers the ultimate gaming experience.”

Portable Powerhouse

In gaming, performance must be balanced across a number of key attributes including the processing power to deliver fast, stutter-free frame rates, quick load times and great graphics. The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core processor for high performance and stunning graphics. Because most games are designed to run in full HD(1), the HP OMEN offers a 39.6cm (15.6-inch),1080p touch-enabled display – optimized for smooth frame rates and 72% color gamut shows vivid, rich colors the way games were built to be seen. The 256GB and 512GB PCIe SSD drives offer load times that are 6-9 times faster than traditional hard drives.(2)  Customers can choose memory of 8GB or 16GB DDR3, with graphics memory of 4GB GDDR5.

 

The industrial design of the HP OMEN was built around gaming.  Because heat is typically the enemy of performance, the HP OMEN was engineered from the ground up to manage thermals.  Dual fans pull cool air through the bottom of the system, pushing hot air through exhaust fans at the rear of the system—keeping hot air away from the keyboard and the gamer’s hands.  Rubber feet on the bottom were engineered to channel cool air into the dual fan inlets and prevent hot air from recirculating back into the notebook, so the HP OMEN will stay cool even through marathon gaming sessions.

At only 19.9mm thin and 2.1kgs (4.68lbs), the HP OMEN is portable and sleek, with a chassis CNC milled from solid aluminum, and anodized with a black finish.  The custom chrome hinge was designed to elevate the display out of the way of hot exhaust air, with tips blue-coated to echo the racing look of titanium exhaust pipes.  To keep clear of precious mouse and accessory real estate on either side of the PC, all ports have all been placed in the back of the device.  Ports include power, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, and 4 USB 3.0 jacks.

 

Optimal Functionality with Unique Customization and Visual Effects

When you game, the keyboard can be your feet, your weapon or your magic wand, so each element of the HP OMEN keyboard is optimized for gameplay. The force profile of the keys has been tuned for a crisp and precise feel, the key spacing and travel is optimized for accurate, fast keystrokes.  The keyboard also includes six programmable function keys that can be customized to the unique features of whatever game you are playing so the spells, weapons and action you need to win are always in an easy to reach location.  You can quickly find the keys you need with the customizable backlit keyboard with seven zones of multicolor lighting. HP OMEN’s Beats Audio speakers also have multicolor lighting that can be customized and set to respond to the audio of games, music, or movies.

The included HP OMEN Control software makes it easy to assign shortcuts to the programmable function keys, customize the multi-zone lighting, and allow gamers to turn off the trackpad or disable the 39.6cm (15.6-inch) diagonal touchscreen to suit their gaming needs.

Optional Accessories

Enhance your experience with the HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 that gives gamers precision, custom control and comfort. With 8200DPI laser tracking, and eight levels of in-game, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, you can go from pixel-precise targeting to blazing maneuvers without pausing the action.  Also available, the HP OMEN Gaming Backpack with contemporary styling and quick access made specifically for the gamer on the go.  Dedicated compartments for your notebook, tablet, mouse and keyboard, and a hook for your gaming headset ensure you’ll never miss a session.

Pricing and Availability

The HP OMEN is expected to be available in the UK from the end of November for a starting price of £1,299

The HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 is expected to be available in the UK from November for a starting price of £47

The HP OMEN Gaming Backpack is expected to be available in the UK from November for a starting price of £55

The Ultimate Tool for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

Scuf Gaming                   GmP     image      CoD AW LE 1

The Limited Edition Advanced Warfare Controller                        

New from Scuf Gaming, the Advanced Warfare SCUF ONE! This controller will serve as the perfect counterpart to your journey into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which releases next week! From $69.95, customers can choose to order a standard controller, or SCUF it up with all your favorite SCUF features!

Click HERE to configure your own Limited Edition Advanced Warfare Controller and see how much of a difference a SCUF Controller will make with Advanced Warfare’s “Verticality”!

Syber Gaming launch new consoles on Ebuyer.com

Syber GamingAmerican PC Console solutions brand Syber Gaming, who are a division of Cyberpower, are launching a new UK site and have announced Ebuyer.com as one of their online partners.

The online electrical retailer will have a one week exclusive launch on the two new Syber PC consoles which are now available for pre-order.

The Syber Vapor I and Syber Vapor A have an RRP of £599 and £499, respectively, and will be available for shipping from December 10th.

Running off Windows OS the Syber Vapor range of PC consoles allow users to do everything they would on their desktop, turn their TV into a smart TV and have access to a plethora of games for both downloading and streaming.

Aimed at core gamers, the Syber Vapor I features an Intel® Core™ i3 3.50 GHz processor, 1TB HDD, has 8GB of memory and uses Nvidia GTX graphics for high resolution gaming. The Vapor A is more of a general PC gaming console and comparatively has an AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2 GHz processor, 500GB HDD, 4GB of memory and has AMD Radeon graphics.

Lee Weymouth, General Consumer Manager at Ebuyer.com said: “We currently retail a range of Cyberpower gaming products and are pleased to be announced as one of the first UK retailers to stock the new Syber Vapor PC gaming consoles.”

About Syber: A division of Cyberpower PC, Syber Gaming allows PC gamers to take the experience to the big screen. Syber’s range of systems feature Windows 8 enabling gamers to play multi-platform games, rather than being limited to just one platform.

About Ebuyer: Ebuyer.com is one of the UK’s leading online electrical retailers, starting off as a site for overclockers and PC enthusiasts, but has since moved into mainstream electricals offering a range of products from TVs and laptops to tablets and digital cameras.

Corsair RGB Gaming Mice Unveiled

Corsair                 GmP image          RGB Gaming MiceStaying on track with the new Corsair Gaming range we take a look at the RGB Mice propping up the controls section of the new department of the worlds leading custom PC and peripheral manufacturer.

The M65 RGB gaming mouse – available in black or white – continues Corsair Gaming’s focus on RGB colour customization. This high-end gaming mouse goes beyond the industry standard with built-in three-zone 16.8 million colour backlighting. Housed on a durable aluminum unibody chassis, the 8,200 DPI, gaming-grade laser sensor helps gamers make their mark, with a sniper button ensuring the most critical of shots stays on target. Charging the battlefield with a rubber-grip metal high-mass scroll wheel, eight programmable buttons, and adjustable weight turning zones, the M65 RGB mouse balances precise control and intelligent tracking with innate comfort and style.

  • Three-zone backlighting with up to 16.8 million colours for virtually infinite customization
  • Custom-tuned 8,200 DPI gaming-grade laser sensor for pixel-precise tracking
  • High-capacity Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks for years of precise triggering
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum baseplate for light weight and durability
  • Adjustable weight system helps set the centre of gravity to match play style
  • Eight strategically placed buttons, including a dedicated sniper button with improved positioning
  • On-the-fly DPI switching to instantly match mouse speed to gameplay demands
  • Two-year warranty
  • £53/649 SEK MSRP

Stay with GmP as we bring you the very latest news and reviews from Corsair Gaming.

Corsair Reveal RGB Gaming Keyboards

Corsair                                           GmP                K95 RGB, K70 RGB, and K65 Gaming KeyboardsCorsair tempt gamers with new range of trademark top quality products

Long known in the PC communities as a manufacturer delivering on promises of peripherals and kit with just that little something extra when it comes to invention and ingenuity, Corsair have now turned their trained eye to the gaming market with their new range of target specific treats.

Top of the list of Corsair wizardry is the latest batch of keyboards in the all-new ‘RGB Range’. This cracking collection of finger-friendly lovelies look all set to take the world of the online gamer by storm with their second-to-none style, features and the near patented Corsair reputation for peak performance in all area’s.

K95 RGB, K70 RGB, and K65 Gaming Keyboards

With their colour-customizable, 16.8 million colour backlighting, the K95 RGB, K70 RGB, and K65 RGB are the headliners of the Corsair Gaming brand. All three keyboards use only German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches as part of an exclusive-to-launch partnership with Cherry.

Each key switch is built with the exacting precision of Cherry’s self-cleaning, corrosion-proof Gold-Crosspoint electrical contacts, and with over five billion sold, Cherry MX mechanical key switches are the premier choice of professional gamers and enthusiasts who demand uncompromising reliability and performance. Combined with Corsair Gaming’s distinctive aircraft-grade aluminium baseplate, Cherry MX RGB key switches deliver a professional-level gaming keyboard that ensures both consistency and accuracy with the touch of every key.

The K95, K70, and K65 RGB keyboards exhibit Corsair’s hallmark features: sleek design, ultra-precision components, and sturdy construction that guarantee long-lasting performance.

Technical specifications for the new Corsair Gaming keyboards read like a ‘who’s who’ of must-have components and features for any manufacturer looking to put up a challenge to the undoubted intentions made by Corsair with this new collection.

  • 100% German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical Red, Blue, or Brown key switches (K65 RGB available with Red key switches)
  • 16.8 million multicolour per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization
  • Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) enables users to create and customize their own lighting patterns, animations, and macros
  • Aircraft-grade black anodized brushed aluminum for superior rigidity
  • 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB
  • Onboard memory stores performance and lighting settings
  • Two-year warranty
  • K95 RGB £160/1795 SEK MSRP
  • K70 RGB £140/1595 SEK MSRP
  • K65 RGB (available across Europe in the coming months)

Powerful Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software enables the creation of unlimited lighting effects and macros, from solid colours that can highlight key groupings, to smooth gradients, dramatic waves and captivating ripple patterns. These customization options let gamers match their PC system lighting, find gaming keys faster, and provide critical visual feedback for executing in-game objectives. 

Corsair Gaming understands that gamers demand choice when it comes to their hardware, so the K95, K70, and K65 RGBs cater to your every need – including size. All three support complete macro programmability on any key, with the K95 RGB offering an additional array of 18 dedicated macro keys and dedicated media-keys. In contrast, the compact 10-keyless K65 RGB removes the number pad and media keys for a desk-space-saving design, while the K70 RGB offers the standard keyboard layout and media keys that have already made its predecessor the choice for serious gamers.

Stay with GmP as we bring you the full run down of all of the items in Corsair Gaming’s explosive new assault on the videogames market

Corsair Unleashes Corsair Gaming RGB Keyboards, RGB Mice, and Headsets

CORSAIR            GmPNew Corsair Gaming division and brand dedicated elevating PC gaming in
partnership with eSports teams and gamers

Corsair®, a leader in PC hardware, today launched Corsair Gaming, a new division within the company dedicated to the elevation of PC gaming and the development of high-performance PC peripherals. Forged from Corsair’s engineering know-how and developed alongside eSports professionals and gaming enthusiasts, Corsair Gaming products are driven by a philosophy of performance, style, and comfort.  Corsair Gaming’s first salvo is the immediate worldwide release of the much-anticipated range of RGB keyboards and mice.

“For 20 years, Corsair has equipped gamers with high-performance, precision hardware to build their dream PCs.  Corsair Gaming now introduces new ways for PC gamers to optimize how they play,” said Andy Paul, Corsair President and CEO. “We’ve brought together our engineering expertise and our passion for gaming to build a line of products that delivers performance, customized for however you play.”

Over Corsair’s twenty-year history in the PC business, the company has pushed for innovation even when others said it couldn’t be done, gaining the trust of gamers building their dream PCs. Corsair Gaming now brings Corsair’s legacy of technical prowess and high performance to PC gaming peripherals. Forged from a commitment between engineers and gamers, Corsair Gaming is driven by a philosophy of uncompromising performance, style, and comfort.

For more information, including videos of the new products in action, please visit www.corsairgaming.com.

Wasteland 2 brings Razer Surround to Gamers worldwide

Razer Wasteland 2              GmPRazer Surround SDK included in Wasteland 2, further Razer collaborations anticipated

Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and independent game developer inXile™, creators of popular titles such as Wasteland™ and The Bard’s Tale™, today announced a partnership that will see Wasteland 2™, launching today, integrate Razer Surround.

Razer Surround gives gamers an enhanced virtual 7.1 channel surround sound experience with any stereo headphones at no charge. Using state-of-the-art technology, the surround sound algorithms powering Razer Surround create a remarkably accurate surround sound environment and allow gamers to calibrate positional sound to match their own unique preferences. No account registration or installation of additional software is required for the integration.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Wasteland, so it was extremely rewarding to work closely with an industry great like Brian Fargo,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “With Razer Surround, Wasteland 2 can be enjoyed to the fullest, even by users that don’t have a full surround sound setup.”

Brian Fargo, founder of inXile, says: “I’ve watched Razer and Min grow to become titans in the gaming industry, so when the opportunity to work with them came about, I jumped at it. Razer Surround is able to stimulate the listening senses and will offer our players a way to further immerse themselves into the post-apocalyptic world that is Wasteland 2.”
Fargo and inXile are also looking to integrate other Razer SDKs into the game, including the newly announced Chroma SDK that offers intelligent lighting effects with Razer Chroma keyboards, mice and headsets.

inXile is a participant in Razer’s Indie Development Program that promotes the gaming industry by supporting independent developers with hardware and access to Razer SDKs. To learn more, go to http://developer.razerzone.com.

Plantronics launch BackBeat PRO Wireless Headset

Plantronics   BackBeat GO Wireles Gaming Headset                    GmP   image        boxed 1Signature over-the-ear Bluetooth® headphones offer up to 24 hours of listening time on a single charge

Plantronics , a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today announced BackBeat PRO, wireless active noise-cancelling headphones with battery power to outlast your playlist. The latest addition to its award-winning BackBeat stereo product family, the over-the-ear BackBeat PRO headphones offer Plantronics signature audio performance and design for all-day wearing comfort at home, in the office, and on the go. Bluetooth wireless freedom cuts the cord, and advanced active noise-cancellation (ANC) technology minimizes background sounds so you can fully immerse yourself in your music.

“People want to enjoy their music anytime, anywhere, without having to compromise. That’s why we created BackBeat PRO,” said Stuart Bradshaw, head of consumer marketing and business development at Plantronics. “We designed BackBeat PRO to eliminate distractions with active noise-cancellation, and Bluetooth wireless and ridiculously long battery life melt away the frustrations of limited charge and a tangled mess of cords.”

Host a personal concert for one, even in a noisy office or a busy flight, with BackBeat PRO headphone’s signature rich, brilliant audio and advanced active noise-cancellation technology. Using a unique dual-mic solution, the headphones draw in background noise and eliminate it, tuning out external sounds and resulting in clear, life-like audio. Alternatively, if you want to hear what is going on around you, with a touch of a button the adjustable OpenMic feature pushes the music to the background and amplifies environmental sounds; have a conversation with a co-worker, listen for your boarding call, or answer a fellow commuter without having to remove your headphones.

Plantronics innovation in power management gives the BackBeat PRO up to 24 hours of listening time on a single charge, and an included 3.5mm cable serves as a backup, allowing you to plug in and keep enjoying your music in the unlikely event that you run out of battery. Used alone, its active noise-cancellation is capable of eliminating background noise for up to 60 hours – enough to tune out airplane noise on a flight around the world. BackBeat PRO is always ready for action, with up to 21 days of standby power, and up to 6 months in DeepSleep hibernation.

BackBeat PRO is the newest member of the popular BackBeat family of stereo products. The award-winning BackBeat GO 2 + Charging Case wireless earbuds offer premium audio in an incredibly small and light form factor, and the included charging case protects the earbuds and extends listening time to over 14.5 hours. The BackBeat FIT sweatproof wireless headphones features a unique, safety-orientated design and a stable, comfortable fit that stays in place no matter how hard you work out. BackBeat GO 2 and BackBeat FIT are currently available at retailers.

BackBeat PRO will be available in Europe starting October 2014. MSRP is €249.99 EUR, £249.99 GBP. For more information, please visitwww.plantronics.com/uk.

Plantronics Brings PC Games to Life with RIG Surround

Plantronics-Rig-SurroundDolby® 7.1 Surround Sound headset offers full-featured audio controller and peerless audio performance

Plantronics a global leader in audio communications, revealed two new PC gaming headsets, RIG Surround and RIG Flex at this years Gamescom 2014, the world’s largest event highlighting interactive games and entertainment. The new headsets showcased to an enthused audience of avid gamers and will be available worldwide for Holiday 2014.

“PC gamers know they can rely on Plantronics to deliver premium gaming audio and headsets that can take on serious gaming sessions,” said Dorothy Ferguson, head of global marketing at Plantronics Gaming. “RIG Surround takes everything PC gamers love about Plantronics headsets – performance audio, long-wearing comfort, form perfectly suited to function – and takes everything a step further, offering a feature-rich premium gaming audio system at an unbelievable price.”

The successor to the top-selling and critically-acclaimed GameCom 780, RIG Surround raises the bar for wired PC gaming headsets. Offering Dolby® 7.1 Surround sound and signature Plantronics audio precision, RIG Surround will get your adrenaline pumping with totally immersive positional audio. Chose from three EQ settings:Pure for improved voice clarity, Intensify for bass and mid-range boost, and Seismic for earthshaking bass without rumbling or distortion. RIG Surround includes a full-featured audio controller allowing for a totally customizable auditory experience, allowing gamers to connect to a smartphone or tablet to mix in a custom gaming soundtrack, or stay connected to their apps and notifications when engaged in a marathon gaming session. And with a touch of the toggle, switch the mic from game to side chat to amp up your strategy. RIG Surround will be available this holiday season for $99.99, £89.99 and €99.99 (MSRP), making premium gaming audio more accessible than ever before.

Plantronics also introduced RIG Flex, a lightweight stereo headset for PC, Mac and mobile devices. The 40 mm speaker drivers deliver Plantronics audio performance with sharp highs and deep bass, and the noise-canceling boom mic ensures crystal clear chat and voice commands. Swap out the boom for the inline mic and take RIG Flex out of the house for music and gaming on the go. The cushioned headband and padded earcups make for hours of comfortable wear while gaming, watching movies or relaxing with music. RIG Flex will be available this Fall for $79.99 USD, £69.99 and €79.99 EUR (MSRP).

Plantronics Gaming offers a range of audio peripherals at a range of price points to meet the needs of every gamer, whether they play on mobile, console or PC.