At some point in this hobby, we’ve all plonked down some serious cash for some serious extension to our gaming habits. I’m talking about input devices that were meant for one kind of game only, from joysticks through to steering wheels. And chances are, you’ve probably bought a piece of Logitech hardware when doing so. Generally decent and not badly priced, Logitech peripherals have been a mainstay on store shelves for years. That’s about to change though, as the company is deciding to draw the curtain on producing such gear.
I play a lot of games. More correctly, I play games a lot. When is the best time to play games? At night, when it is (relatively) cooler, there is no screen glare or other bright lights due to that large fireball in the sky going to another level and most people go to sleep. Now, to avoid having to lip-read and pretend the explosions sound amazing because I don't want to wake my wife up, I need a headset. Because some games require you to hear every sound, every nuance of the environment.
When I first heard about the Steelseries range I thought it was the next level of pirating. All of you dodgy pirates forming a group to download as much TV series as possible, disturbing stuff. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it had nothing to do with pirating and was in fact Megarom bringing in the great gaming accessories, including the 7H Headphones.
If you’ve stepped in to a retail store in South Africa that sells video games lately, you’ll have noticed a deluge of new gaming peripherals and products from Orb. From DS styluses (styli?) and chargers to controllers, gaming headsets and everything in between, their budget-minded range is nothing if not extensive.
We got the opportunity to tackle their GPX2 gaming headset . It’s a pretty basic, but universal stereo headset with a built in microhpone that’ll work on your PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. What’s it like?