The Coolest New Gaming Gear Of E3 2017 – A Must Have
E3 isn’t just about new games. It’s also about new headsets, keyboards, mice, controllers, speakers and storage solutions. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest new hardware announced.
LucidSound — LS15X Xbox One In-Ear Contour Gaming Headset
The LucidSound folks have a bunch of new headsets for E3, including a couple that work directly with the Xbox One’s wireless technology. It’s like a gaming horse harness. You know, for your gaming horse. The LS15X connects directly to the Xbox One and combines in-ear buds with built-in speakers and a mic located on the neck piece.
Nyko — Portal Switch Docking Kit
As with many other peripheral makers this year, Nyko’s E3 lineup is largely focused on Nintendo’s Switch, with various battery chargers, cases and stands coming soon to a store near you. But the coolest bit is this piece right here
Razer — Thresher Ultimate Headset
This E3 Razer is all about the new Thresher Ultimates, a pair of high-end wireless headsets built for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (though both work on PC as well). The $250 headsets boast the highest frequency range of any console headset, with 50mm drivers tucked behind soft faux leather earcups with a comfortable suspension band design.
The Thresher also comes with an audio base station that doubles as a stand, because headset fans love their stands.
Seagate — Game Drive Hub For Xbox One
Seagate announced a PlayStation 4 Game Drive this year that’s basically just a 2TB external hard drive. The Game Drive Hub for the Xbox One is something else. Well, it’s still an external drive, only it’s an 8TB external drive with a pair of high-speed USB ports on it, all for $199.
That’s a ridiculous amount of storage. Then again, we’re going to be getting some really big games with really big textures with the Xbox One X, so better safe than sorry.
8Bitdo — TwinCube Bluetooth Speakers
The fine folks at 8Bitdo have been doing some cool things with Switch game controllers, including one awesome Super Nintendo-styled joint and a SNES-styled fighting stick, but what really caught our eye this week was the TwinCube speaker set.
Styled to connect wirelessly to the Switch and decked out in what Nintendo considers to be neon red and neon blue, the TwinCube speakers feature both Bluetooth and AUX inputs, so you can use them with just about everything.
Hyperkin — The Xbox Duke Controller
Arriving this holiday season, just in time to play some backwards compatible original Xbox games, Hyperkin’s callback to the first Microsoft console’s rather large controllers is a beautiful thing. Some people called it oversized. Men with giant hands called it perfect, and perfect is coming back to the Xbox One and PC.