Archive for category Accessories
As many of us who have been familiar with HD sources know, those HDMI cables are often pretty thick and heavy. They have to have a high enough data flow rate for HD sources to get said data to a television or AV receiver, without losing audio and video quality. It’s a wonder, then, how RedMere managed to come up with some seemingly basic technology to allow for the HDMI’s data cable to be so thin (think the thickness of standard earbud headphones), while still allowing for the standard 10.2Gb/s transfer rate.
Turns out, the connector that goes to the TV (or receiver) contains a self-powered chip that basically amplifies the signal. I assume it only works one way, so the HDMI cable has one end labeled for the TV and the other for the source. Me, I have a 7.1 audio receiver, so I connected my PS3 to that instead.
One relatively surprising announcement to come out the the conference yesterday was for this neat piece of hardware. Starting this Fall, retailers will be selling this new 24″ PlayStation-branded display for use with the PS3. It’s a 24″, 1080P 3D television that also showcases a feature Sakinah talked about in February, and that’s using the same display for two players, giving each player his or her own view on the display.
Duracell announced today the Duracell Extender for the PlayStation 3. The expansion bay attaches to the PS3 Slim Model and adds additional ports, SD card ports and the ability to charge multiple Dual shock’s. Here is the official announcement:
The Roxio Game Capture device enables simple recording of your console gameplay, easy to use editing, and quick posting to web sites such as Facebook or Youtube.
This USB hardware capture device includes component video and stereo audio inputs and outputs, and ships with a component video, a component audio, and USB cables. When using it with your PS3, you will need to obtain a seperate PS3 component AV cable as well. I believe the PS2 component cable is compatible with the PS3, however, if you don’t have one, they sell for about $15 to $20. Lack of HDMI support was a big dissapointment for me, but was said to be left out to save on the pricing of the device. The device allows you to play in full HD (1080i), on your TV, while capturing game play in 480p to your PC.
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Recently I received the Ear Force P11 gaming head set from Turtle Beach, and before I get into all the goodness, let me tell you a little about the company. Turtle Beach designs, manufactures, and markets high quality, competitively-priced audio peripherals for video games and personal computers. The company first turned heads with its award-winning line of Audio Advantage USB and Santa Cruz computer soundcards. Now, the company seems to be doing the same thing worldwide with its vast lineup of Ear Force headphones, which are designed to deliver the gaming public what they demand: the best in audio, giving them that edge in becoming the best.