It's no secret that gaming's presence at CES can barely be felt, but we were lucky enough to find some diamonds in the rough, including a few that made us want to phone a lawyer.
While there was no new gaming software to be found, there was a respectable amount of gaming hardware and accessories that stole our attention. Nyko stood out with the company's Wand and Kama Charge Kit and Mad Catz showed off Street Fighter IV-branded FightPads and FightSticks. We were wowed by the Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision, but unfortunately getting it all set up … Read more
Home console flight simulator and air combat games just got a bit easier to control. Just in time for upcoming titles like Tom Clancy's HAWX, Saitek is introducing the Aviator, a flight stick fully tested to work Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games. That said, Saitek claims the Aviator will also perform well with the Blazing Angels series of games released earlier on.
Available for both platforms, each Aviator will also have the ability to work with PC games as well, doubling the compatibility. The Xbox 360 version (pictured) not only has the familiar silver Xbox guide button, it … Read more
Often when we talk about keyboards it's for some features that are practical but ultimately mundane--until we get to gaming gear, that is, when all bets are off. Case in point: Saitek has released its new "Cyborg Gaming Keyboard," which was first shown at CES in January, and it fully lives up to its name.
The fortified design and accents make the PK17U model looks like a game device in and of itself, or perhaps something from the instrument panels of the Galactica or the Enterprise. Particularly impressive are its backlighting features, which has three colors … Read more
Lighted keyboards are nothing new, but they tend to light every key the same way, or can be limited to just one color. Saitek is changing that with the Cyborg keyboard, a gaming keyboard with a unique, multicolored lighting system.
The Cyborg keyboard divides its keys into a variety of zones, like the WASD keys, the other letter keys, the number pad, and the arrow keys. When gaming, users can customize the lighting of each zone through the keyboard's touch sensor panel, changing the zones' color and brightness. The WASD … Read more
You know when you're playing video games at a friend's house and you have to use the "bad" controller while he uses the one that came with the system? Mad Catz is probably the company that made that "bad" controller, and it just got bigger.
According to Kotaku, Mad Catz just acquired PC accessory maker Saitek in a $30 million dollar deal. Saitek produces PC gamepads, joysticks, keyboards, and audio devices, and the company's purchase could indicate that Mad Catz is looking to expand its meager line of PC products. News of this … Read more
Which layout do you prefer on your game pad? Do you like Sony-style, with the left analog stick low and symmetrical with the right analog stick? Or perhaps you prefer Microsoft-style, with the left analog stick high and level with the face buttons. Regardless of your preference, usually that choice is limited to the system you're on or which PC game pad you use.
This being the holiday season, we've been feeling particularly sorry for the hapless keyboard. We all know that the plain-Jane peripheral must have an inferiority complex by now, and we'd like to help do something about it.
Now, keyboards everywhere have a role model in the "Limited Edition Eclipse 2" from Saitek, which I4U News says makes "one of the coolest gaming keyboards around." This special run is limited to 100 keyboards, each chrome-plated and signed by the company's CEO. Unfortunately, they're not available for sale--but they still give keyboards everywhere something … Read more