PAX 2011 West (aka PAX Prime) hit Seattle this past weekend and the Futurelooks Team was on hand along with sister site MEGATechNews, to take in the sights and sounds of one of largest fan and community based gaming events around. While there were a lot of new games for all platforms being demo’d at the event, Futurelooks focused on checking out what was new for PC gamers. For example, RAZER unveiled something that we never thought they’d ever bring to market: A high end gaming notebook.
Check out the video above (or directly on YouTube) for the moving pictures and interview.
The NEW RAZER Blade Gaming Notebook
In the video, Robert Krakoff, the company’s head RAZER, alluded to some leaks about the pricing being upwards of $2800 US. While official pricing has note been released, do expect it to be hitting Q4 of this year near the top end of the pricing scale.
The Tiamat 7.1 True Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Also shown off in our video above is the new Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound Headset. We previously reviewed Cooler Master’s new gaming 5.1 headset called the Sirus. And while the $129 US price tag is fairly reasonable, at $179 US, the Tiamat seems to be in a league all its own, despite the $50 premium over the Cooler Master unit. It seemed to address many of my annoyances with the Sirus like the heavy weight and even improved upon the microphone placement by making it completely recessed into the ear cup. When you pull it out, placement is very flexible so you can get it to the right place in front of your mouth. Plus, it even includes a similar control module that allows individual adjustment of each of the individual channels.
As far as cosmetics go, even thought he unit we had to play with was completely pre-production, it gave us a reasonable look at how comfortable it’ll be with its wide head band and well padded ear cups. We hope to see this in our labs for testing in the near future, and we wouldn’t mind seeing the RAZER Blade as well.
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