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General: CES 2012 – Hardware Roundup

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The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the most popular shows devoted to all things gadget and we have an on-the-scene report about what struck us as the most significant things shown. Check it out!

The latest, the greatest, and the drool-worthy in hardware. The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a showcase of the latest and the upcoming greatest in consumer electronics. Some years, there’s not so much great stuff for PC gamers, some years there is. This year, mobile gaming accessories remain big but the usual suspects like Razer had some interesting offerings.

Read more of Carolyn Koh's CES 2012 – Hardware Roundup.


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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,645Member Uncommon

    That new Razer tablet prototype is just fail IMO... who is ever gonna play a FPS like Firefall with console style controls? Talk about gimp yourself vs other PC players... And the price ><. It's a shame because they were showing, if I have it right and this is part of the same thing, a clam shell version that had a really neat gaming keyboard attached. It was far better IMO. I don't see them selling a console controller based system to the PC gamer hardcore any time soon.

     

    I would just buy a gaming laptop if I wanted a serious portable PC gaming platform. If I just wanted casual games then a Vita or whatever is fine, and a lot more portable then this monstrosity. This thing falls into a really uncomfortable area between the two that I don't see a market for and seems just a desperate grasp at finding a niche for themselves in the current tablet hype zerg.

     

    Can you really see yourself pulling that out on the bus to play?


  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member

    lol at the Emperor workstations

    You can buy a car and nice sound system for the price of.....a chair from Canada

    and it only has a 250 lb max limit so they're cutting out a lot of their target audience with that



     

  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member

    Lol@ Project Fiona

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Hasn't that Zalman gun mouse been out forever? I'm pretty sure I remember seeing something like that years and years ago.

    Otherwise, I think the Razer Hex might be cool for Diablo III. :-)

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  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by 77lolmac77

    lol at the Emperor workstations





    You can buy a car and nice sound system for the price of.....a chair from Canada





    and it only has a 250 lb max limit so they're cutting out a lot of their target audience with that










     

    and getting it down to the basement would be a real task.....

  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAPosts: 3,605Member

    I want the virtual reality stuff!  I have a room I could empty out.  I'd put that thing on, log onto SWTOR and run around in the game.  That would be same great real world exercise if I had to jog in place to run, or swing my arms to swing the saber.

     

    And I drooled when I saw the Emperor chair. 

  • StormwindXStormwindX LondonPosts: 168Member

    Pretty booth babes can turn a man's software into hardware without much effort.

  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member

    Originally posted by StormwindX

    Pretty booth babes can turn a man's software into hardware without much effort.

    Confucius say "girl who is six on street becomes ten at gaming convention"

  • DjFc88DjFc88 StockholmPosts: 23Member

     

    More interesting! :x

  • lalartulalartu SeoulPosts: 444Member

    so this immersive motion device is supposed to be the equivalent of Kinect on Xbox360?

    if so -> AWESOME! about time someone made one for PC

     

    also, why so little visual commentary? I think pictures would do a lot more explaining for this sort of a report

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by lalartu
    so this immersive motion device is supposed to be the equivalent of Kinect on Xbox360?
    if so -> AWESOME! about time someone made one for PC
     
    also, why so little visual commentary? I think pictures would do a lot more explaining for this sort of a report


    Why wouldn't you just use the Kinect on the PC, since Microsoft has released the dev kit and the drivers?

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  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member

    I think those Cowgirls are lost. lol

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,779Member Uncommon

    i'll keep the booth ladies, don't mind if i keep both

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  • HinchaHincha NijmegenPosts: 38Member

    A Rojo6934 Only roll for them if its for your main spec ;)



     

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by vesavius

    That new Razer tablet prototype is just fail IMO... who is ever gonna play a FPS like Firefall with console style controls? Talk about gimp yourself vs other PC players... And the price ><.

    I sure hope they're packing ULV Trinity in there, as well as a beefy cooling system.  Of course, after the absurd $2800 "gaming" laptop that Razer came up with recently, they might decide to go for Cedar Trail Atom.

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    No Pitcairn?  Cape Verde?  Kepler?  Cherryville?  Okay, so that stuff probably wasn't shown at CES, but Trinity was.  AMD had an amusing demo for it.

  • TimacekTimacek YlinPosts: 180Member

     


    CES 2012 – Hardware Roundup Part One ?

    more like payed razor PR and commercial. I dont like this shadowy commercials Its low

    I guess that part two will be logitech roundup??

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Timacek

     




    CES 2012 – Hardware Roundup Part One ?

    more like payed razor PR and commercial. I dont like this shadowy commercials Its low

    I guess that part two will be logitech roundup??

    Nonsense.  The next one was paid for by Steelseries.  </ sarcasm>

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    More seriously, the way that conventions like this are set up is that one company will have a booth with all their stuff there, and another company will have a different booth with all their stuff somewhere else, and so forth.  There's way too much out there to have a look at everything.  So if you're going to report on what you saw at CES, you spend some time at a relative handful of the booths, and then report on the interesting stuff that you saw there.  Presumably the author spent some time at Razer's booth.  There's nothing insidious about that, and most of the post wasn't about Razer.

    Besides, if you're going to pay for an advertisement, you don't pay to advertise prototypes that may or may not ever make it to market.  You pay to advertise products that people can actually buy.

  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    The chair is sick, too bad it doesn't come with the monitors though.

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  • zellmerzellmer Fakesville, WIPosts: 442Member

    Razer just as pathetic as always..

    Stuff like their 6 button mouse seem like you should find somebody with a Razer product they payed 90.00+++++++ for and shake them while screaming "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?!?!!"

     

    Still, not a whole lot of things to be impressed with honestly..

  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by vesavius

    That new Razer tablet prototype is just fail IMO... who is ever gonna play a FPS like Firefall with console style controls? Talk about gimp yourself vs other PC players... And the price ><. It's a shame because they were showing, if I have it right and this is part of the same thing, a clam shell version that had a really neat gaming keyboard attached. It was far better IMO. I don't see them selling a console controller based system to the PC gamer hardcore any time soon.

     

    I would just buy a gaming laptop if I wanted a serious portable PC gaming platform. If I just wanted casual games then a Vita or whatever is fine, and a lot more portable then this monstrosity. This thing falls into a really uncomfortable area between the two that I don't see a market for and seems just a desperate grasp at finding a niche for themselves in the current tablet hype zerg.

     

    Can you really see yourself pulling that out on the bus to play?




     

    Dont want to get mugged on a bus.

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  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,769Member Uncommon

      "– a picture paints a thousand words" Yes and your article has two pics of the same keyboard. :)

        

    "Finally… booth babes are hardware, right? Or are they software?" I don't know but fortunatly they are everyware. """           

     

    Good hardware review, as I say every time, MMORPG.com should do more of them. 

     

  • omidusomidus Syracuse, NYPosts: 87Member

    Razer Fiona is just a scheme to grab money from unware consumer, I hope people don't waste their time on that "product". Can't believe they'd even try to setup a product with that kind of price; the design is a WII U rip off.

  • CripnoahCripnoah Homestead, FLPosts: 128Member

    Project Fiona is an abomination. Try not to even give it any attention.

  • EkarosEkaros TurkuPosts: 367Member

    Plate-mounted Cherry MX switches aren't anything new. You can have 6Gv2 with plate-mounted mechanical switches long time ago, and Steelkeys 6G even before that. Just normal marketing BS. Also, I would like to know if it does offer Full-NKRO over PS/2 and not just that crappy USB 6key, which isn't too rare nowdays...

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