CONTROLLER - Turtle Beach Recon Controller
Turtle Beach is known for its industry-leading gaming headsets, which makes this new “Designed For Xbox” Recon Controller a bit of an un-usual offering from them. According to the company, it has “enhanced audio features for Xbox Series X & S, Xbox One and Windows 10”. Xbox controllers are usually viewed as some of the best gaming controllers available, which means that Turtle Beach needs to bring its A-game in order to entice gamers. The Recon Controller is equipped with Pro-Aim Focus Mode, ergonomic cooling grips, mappable quick-action buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack. If that’s not enough, it also boasts a superhuman-hearing sound setting to help you hear when enemies try to sneak up on you in a game, the ability to customise your game audio with one of four EQ presets, and dual rumble motors in the triggers and handles to enhance the immersive experience of the game.
R1 299, apexint.co.za
GAMING MONITORLG - UltraGear 32GN600
Having the ultimate gaming laptop is great, but the odds are that you’ll want an equally impressive monitor, especially if you’re going to be streaming on Twitch. When shopping for a new gaming monitor, look for one with a refresh rate of at least 75Hz (higher is better) and a response time of no more than 5ms (lower is better). LG’s UltraGear 32GN600 is a flat 31.5-inch Quad-HD monitor that exceeds all of these requirements. Not only does the 2 560 x 1 440 anti-glare display boast a 165Hz refresh rate, but it also has 1ms Motion Blur Reduction (MBR), sRGB 95%, HDR10 and AMD Free-Sync Premium. A great monitor is nothing without sufficient ports and, thankfully, the LG UltraGear has two HDMI ports, one Display Port, and a headphone jack.
No need to worry about cables as LG ships both an HDMI and a DisplayPort with the monitor. This might not be the most highly specced gaming monitor that money can buy, but you’re getting an impressive set of features for a very competitive price.
R8 539, takealot.com
GAMING KEYBOARD - Logitech G Pro
Logitech has long been known for its industry-leading gaming accessories and peripherals, and the Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard is a perfect example of that. Featuring GX Blue clicky mechanical switches, a compact tenkeyless design, 1ms report rate, program-mable lightsync RGB ligh- ting and a 1.8m detachable micro-USB cable, this keyboard is made for gamers looking to level up their experience. There are 12 programmable F Keys (you’ll need to download Logitech’s G Hub for this), as well as rubber feet and three-step adjustment to help you remain centred when the gaming gets tough. The keyboard is compatible with PCs and laptops running Windows 7 and above or MacOS 10.11 and above.
R2 299, computermania.co.za
GAMING LAPTOP - Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
If you’re looking for a gaming laptop that packs bleeding-edge specs, eye-catching design, and more bells and whistles than you could ever dream of then the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE is what you need. Underneath the restrained (by gaming standards) design, you’ll find an overclockable 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, 32GB of DDR4 memory, and 2TB of lightning-fast RAID 0 SSD.This super-specced device also comes with the option of either a FHD 300Hz display or a 4K panel with a 120Hz refresh rate — both of which are Pantone validated. Making this even more impressive is the addition of the ROG ScreenPad Plus secondary display, which can be used for gaming controls or for programs such as Photoshop or Lightroom.
Usually, I’d advise on getting a pair of great gaming head-phones such as the ROG Strix Go Core, but thanks to the quad speakers and Dolby Atmos surround sound on this machine, you won’t need them. Rounding this up are more ports than you can think of (including a micro-SD card reader) and a 90Wh battery with 100W USB-C charging.
From R59 999, evetech.co.za
• From the August edition of Wanted, 2021.