PCR's guide to the latest PC gaming accessories

We take a look at the latest accessories on the market for PC gamers
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From the clack of a mechanical keyboard to the click of a MOBA mouse, consumers are willing to pay a premium for high quality gaming peripherals – and there are decent margins to be made.

Here, we inspect the best new accessories:

STEALTH VR
Distributors: Advantage (indie retailers),
Accessories 4 Technology (all other enquires) Stealth VR is a head-mounted display which uses built-in lenses and your smartphone’s screen to project 3D images in front of your eyes. The HMD blocks out all external visual stimuli to create a fully immersive environment.
Specs: Adjustable stretch headband, visor with detachable magnetic front, fits any four to six inch smartphone.
SRP: £49.99

TP-LINK ARCHER C2600 ROUTER
Distributors: Exertis, Entatech, Spire Technology, CMS Distribution, Tech Data
This product is made for the multi- tasking gamer who wants the fastest Wi-Fi speeds possible. The Archer C2600 reaches the fastest maximum speeds over its 2.4GHz (800Mbps) and 5GHz (1733Mbps) bands.
Specs: IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz and IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz wireless standards, 2.4GHz and 5GHz Band frequency.
SRP: £149.99

COOLER MASTER QUICKFIRE XTI
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
The Quick Fire XTi mechanical gaming keyboard by Cooler Master is the ultimate in minimal design and sleek simplicity. Plug and play design ensures colour, backlighting modes, profiles and macros are all easily customisable.
Specs: 1000Hz/1ms polling rate, 439mm(L) x 130mm(W) x 41mm(H) dimensions.
SRP: £139.99

ROCCAT KANGA CHOICE CLOTH GAMING
Distributor: Meroncourt
The Kanga’s wear-tested cloth build has been put through its paces by ROCCAT’s expert design team with over 80 gaming mice. Experience both comfort in contact and dimension, with a pleasant feel.
Specs: 320 x 270mm size, 2mm thick.
SRP: £7.99

STEELSERIES GAMING BACKPACK
Distributor: Northamber
This SteelSeries-branded backpack features 17-inch laptop and 10-inch tablet compartments, an extra large space for a gaming keyboard, mouse and headphone pockets and a top- loading opening.
Specs: 1kg weight, 35-litre capacity, fits keyboards up to 520mm x 250mm in size.
SRP: £89.99

RAZER STARGAZER WEBCAM
Distributor: VIP Computers
The Razer Stargazer has been created for an entirely new generation of gamers with the highest optimised framerate resolution of any webcam. Streamers and their audiences will enjoy incredible lifelike video quality.
Specs: 60 frames per second, max 1080p video capture, USB 3.0.
SRP: £179.99

RAZER LEVIATHAN MINI SOUNDBAR
Distributor: VIP Computers
The Razer Leviathan Mini is a small, portable, feature-packed mobile speaker. Using Bluetooth aptX for CD- like audio quality, the dual drivers deliver fantastic sound reproduction even in the tiny package.
Specs: 10 hour battery life, 12w x 2 speaker output, 3.5mm audio jack.
SRP: £149.99

MIONIX NAOS QG MOUSE
Distributor: VIP Computers
The NAOS QG is the world’s first smart gaming mouse that tracks the users body reactions to provide insights into their performance. The mouse tracks heart rate, galvanic skin response and actions per minute.
Specs: Seven fully programmable buttons, 128kb built-in memory, USB 2.0 connection, 2m long braided cable.
SRP: £99.99

TURTLE BEACH IMPACT 700 KEYBOARD
Distributor: Turtle Beach
This premium mechanical gaming keyboard features Cherry MX Brown switches, adjustable illuminated keys, two USB 2.0 ports with audio passthrough, pink/green audio/mic jacks, six-key rollover with full anti- ghosting, steel-reinforced chassis w/ gunmetal keycap plates, extra gaming keycaps plus metal keycap puller and a full-sized 104-key layout.
Specs: PC/Mac compatible, USB plug- and-play compatible, two USB 2.0 ports, 104-key layout.
SRP: £159.99

HOTAS T.FLIGHT X
Distributor: Exertis
With detachable throttle control and direct configuration for immediate take- off, this stick is entirely programmable and works with PC, PS4 and PS3. It boasts plug and play for ultra-simple and fast installation with all functions pre-configured.
Specs: Pre-configured functions, compatible with PC, PS4 and PS3.
SRP: £34.99

CREATIVE SOUND BLASTERX H7
Distributor: Exertis
Built with the powerful and versatile SBX Audio Engine, the Sound BlasterX H7 combines large, responsive 50mm FullSpectrum drivers to offer customisable, best-in-class 7.1 surround sound audio for absolute gaming immersion.
Specs: Works with either PC, PS4 or Xbox One, 7.1 surround sound audio, 50mm drivers.
SRP: £139.99

CORSAIR SCIMITAR MOBA/ MMO MOUSE
Distributor: Exertis
The Corsair Scimitar RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse revolutionises gameplay with Scimitar’s Key Slider control system, 12 mechanical side buttons and pro-proven 12,000 DPI optical sensor. It’s purpose-built to deliver the ultimate MOBA and MMO gaming experience.
Specs: 12 mechanical side buttons with 8mm key slide travel, 12,000 DPI optical sensor, 4-zone RGB lighting.
SRP: £79.99

KINGSTON MOBILELITE WIRELESS G3
Distributors: Entatech, Ingram Micro, Simms International, Tech Data
Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless G3 emphasises the utility of battery and storage. It charges smartphones and tablets faster; charging up to two times from a single fully charged MLWG3. The Mobilite Wireless G3 has an SD card slot, a USB port and comes with a microSD to SD card adapter. Access them from your smartphone and tablet to free up space, or make backups. Transfer files to a phone or tablet without using a PC.
Specs: Up to 11 hours of continuous use, built-in Li-ion 5,400 mAh battery with 3.7V 2.0A output maximum.
SRP: £75

ASUS ROG MONITOR
Distributors: Exertis, Tech Data, VIP Computers
The ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor from ASUS is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD IPS panel with a 165Hz refresh rate. Integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC technology synchronises the display’s refresh rate to the GPU for smooth visuals and lag-free gameplay. This monitor features the latest technologies and design touches to make it a must- have weapon for all enthusiast players.
Specs: 619.77mm x 552.53mm x 237.9mm dimensions (with stand), 27- inch panel size, 2560x1440.
SRP: £699.99

VERTAGEAR GAMING CHAIRS
Distributor: Caseking
The S Line combines comfort with a racing inspired aesthetics to give you the edge you need. Uniquely designed with the basis of ergonomics and adjustability to accommodate many eSport gamers. The Racing Series S Line comes in three models: the SL2000, SL4000, and SL5000. Vertagear SL2000 and SL4000 series chairs are available in a wide range of shapes, price points and colour options.
Specs: S line available in a variety of sizes, colours and prices.
SRP: From £189.95

LMS DATA KEYBOARD AND MOUSE BUNDLE
Distributor: Exertis
Computer and mobile device accessory manufacturer LMS Data now offers a newly developed low-cost gaming keyboard and optical mouse for the gaming marketplace. The new KMG9000-W is an exciting and feature- rich 2.4Ghz wireless gaming keyboard and mouse bundle, offered in a low- profile retail display package.
Specs: 2.4GHz wireless gaming keyboard, compatible with Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Linux.
SRP: £24.99

IIYAMA G-MASTER BLACK HAWK MONITOR
Distributor: Mentor Distribution
The 27-inch G-Master GE2788HS known as Black Hawk is the perfect gaming companion. Famous for being a very capable hunter with extremely good vision, the Black Hawk eliminates the enemies with a stunning 1ms response time. It allows you to adjust brightness in the dark shades, enhancing detail in shadowed areas making sure no foes remain unseen.
Specs: 1ms response time, 643.5mm x 462mm x 242mm dimensions, 27-inch, 1920x1080.
SRP: £164

STEELSERIES SENTRY EYE TRACKER
Distributor: Entatech, Exertis
Powered by Tobii, the global leader in eye tracking, the Sentry delivers a new way for audiences to see the game exactly as the streamer sees it. By tracking eye movement in real time and overlaying that directly onto the real- time screen, the streaming gamer can show viewers where he or she is looking at all times. The Sentry also brings emerging pro-level players a new way to train for competitive gaming.
Specs: Compatible with Windows only.
SRP: £159.99

STEELSERIES APEX M800 KEYBOARD
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
SteelSeries says this is the world’s fastest, most customisable mechanical gaming keyboard. Its new switches deliver 25 per cent faster actuation than the standard mechanical keyboard. Combined with its unique low-profile design and slim ergonomic style, the Apex M800 is optimised for quick strikes and less wasted movement.
Specs: Two USB ports, 256 key rollover, eight brightness levels, 16.8m colour capabilities.
SRP: £159.99

MAD CATZ R.A.T. PROX GAMING MOUSE
Distributor: Entatech
The R.A.T. ProX heralds a new generation in high-performance adjustable gaming mice. With easily switchable components, a choice of optical and laser sensors (each with memory for up to nine profiles) and a new magnesium alloy chassis which is nimble yet incredibly strong, the ProX is a great gaming mouse that aims to help improve a player’s gaming experience.
Specs: Three scroll wheels, one sensor module, three pinkie rests, two thumb wings, three palm rests.
SRP: £149.99

COUGAR 700K GAMING KEYBOARD
Distributor: Spire Technology
The Cougar 700K is a premium mechanical gaming keyboard aimed at serious and professional gamers. Inspired by military ‘stealth technology’, the design is created from elements of geometric facet. Mechanical key modules are mounted on exposed and bended aluminium structure with premium brushed surface treatments. This structure provides the user with more efficient typing.
Specs: LED Backlit, Red Cherry MX keys, three profiles, aluminium brushed.
SRP: £89.99

ASUS RT-AC5300 GAMING ROUTER
Distributor: Spire Technology
Billed as ‘the ultimate gaming router’, the ultra-fast 802.11ac ASUS Wi-Fi router has a combined tri-band data rate of 5334 Mbps for low latency online gaming, smooth 4K streaming and extremely fast file sharing. Tri-Band Smart Connect automatically selects the fastest of the three available frequency bands for each device, based on the device’s speed, signal strength and how busy each band is.
Specs: Max wireless transfer rate of 2167MHz, 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency, Tri Band.
SRP: £399.99

SAMSUNG T1 PORTABLE SSD
Distributors: Exertis, M2M Direct, Smithie UK
The T1 is a compact portable SSD designed with V-NAND technology small enough to slide into your pocket, wallet or bag. It boasts the powerful performance of an internal SSD, with superfast read/write speeds of up to 450 MB/s driven by TurboWrite Technology and the latest advanced security (using an AES 256 bit encryption algorithm) to secure valuable data.
Specs: Available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB variants.
SRP: £113.99 to £374.99

HAUPPAUGE HD PVR 60 GAMING EDITION
Distributors: Tech Data, Exertis, Ingram Micro, Thames Distribution
Most gamers aspire to be budding YouTube stars – following their prote?ge?s who have millions of subscribers already. The HD PVR 60 allows gamers to create excellent quality Full HD video content at 60 frames per second, upload their best games to YouTube and share with their friends.
Specs: One-click upload to YouTube, records videos in HD using H.264.
SRP: £129.99

HANNSG IPS HQ271HPG MONITOR
Distributors: Exertis, Entatech, Ingram Micro, Midwich
Part of Hannspree’s new series of large display performance monitors, the 27- inch HannsG HQ271HPG features a 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution to deliver the ultimate viewing experience for graphic intensive applications.
Specs: Ultra-Wide 178-degrees, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 WQHD, 1000:1 (Act. 5000000:1), VGA, DVI, HDMI.
SRP: £219

HANNSG 4K HU282PPS MONITOR
Distributors: Exertis, Entatech, Ingram Micro, Midwich
The new HannsG HU282PPS is the first Hannspree monitor to include 4K resolution. It boasts a massive 28-inch display and versatile connectivity including two HDMI ports, a DVI and a DisplayPort, making it ideal for gaming.
Specs: 3840 x 2160, 16:9, 1000:1 (Act. 5000000:1), DVI, 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort.
SRP: £329

COUGAR 450M OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE
Distributor: Caseking
The 450M’s ambidextrous design is achieves an ‘unparalleled level of comfort’ both for right and left-handed users. Caseking says it feels better than the vast majority of pro gaming mice on the market.
Specs: Optical gaming sensor, 50-5000 DPI, 1000Hz/1ms, 512KB on-board memory, eight programmable buttons.
SRP: £41.99

DUCKY CHANNEL ONE MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
Distributor: Bosse Computers Ltd
Available in black, blue, green, orange and pink, the new Ducky Channel One Mechanical Keyboard comes with a choice of Cherry MX switches, six backlight modes and programmable keyboard functions.
Specs: ABS double-shot key caps, Cherry MX Mechanical switch.
SRP: £99.99

TURTLE BEACH STAR WARS HEADSET
Distributor: Turtle Beach
The Sandtrooper headset features an over-ear design for extended comfort, a removable high-sensitivity boom mic, and thundering 50mm speakers to deliver sound the way Star Wars is meant to be heard.
Specs: 50mm speakers, 3.5mm connection.
SRP: £69.99

TURTLE BEACH GRIP 500 MOUSE
Distributor: Turtle Beach
As an ergonomic seven-button scroll-wheel mouse – with Avago 9800 laser sensors, Omron switches, and independently adjustable DPI settings (up to 8200 DPI) – the GRIP 500 is designed for PC gaming.
Specs: 16.8 million colour options, six ft snag-free soft rubber USB cable, up to 8200 DPI.
SRP: £54.99

QPAD DX-20 GAMING MOUSE
Distributor: VIP Computers
The Qpad DX-20 multi-surface mouse features an advanced optical sensor for optimised tracking performance and 1:1 mouse movement. It has a new ambidextrous shape that sits comfortably in the hand.
Specs: 1:1 mouse movement, bottom plate RGB LED, 3500 CPI (Counts/inch) sensitivity.
SRP: £49.99

COOLER MASTER SIRUS C HEADSET
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
Sirus-C is an ultra-high performance gaming headset for both console and PC gamers. The groundbreaking 2.2 channel setup adopts the same design as Hi-Fi speaker systems, with each side utilising 44 + 40 mm drivers.
Specs: 44m speakers, 20Hz to 20,000Hz frequency response, in-line volume control, PC/console mode switch.
SRP: Around £80

CONTACT
Accessories 4 Technology: .................. 01204 369 225
Advantage:...................0121 506 9585
Bosse Computers Ltd:..0161 877 0833
Caseking: ...................... 01782 444488
CMS Distribution: ....... 020 8960 6000
Entatech: ..................... 0333 101 1000
Exertis IT: ...................... 01256 707070
Ingram Micro:.............. 0871 973 3000
M2M Direct:................. 0208 676 6067
Mentor Distribution: ... 01462 814000
Meroncourt: ................. 01462 680060
Northamber: ............... 020 8296 7000
Simms: .......................... 01622 852800
Smithie UK:...................01256 844028
Spire Technology:........01202 828444
Tech Data: ................... 01256 788 000
Thames Distribution:... 01189 767130
Turtle Beach: ............... 0191 230 6650
VIP Computers: ........... 0871 622 7500

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