News | 1/14/2012 at 8:55 AM

Beyond Co-Op: January 8th through January 14th, 2012 (CES 2012 Edition)

Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.  We like to take a look around the industry and see what news and links may interest you in the world fo gaming.

With CES 2012 this week and tons of gadgets coming to light, we thought it'd be a good time to highlight some of the sexy hardware you'll be wanting this year.  

- CES Look at Gaming Goodness
    - RAZER Unveils NAGA Mouse with 250 Clips Per Minute
    - Razer Shows off Project Fiona Gaming Tablet
    -  Steel Series Unveils ION Controller
    -  Steel Series Shows off Mice and Headsets


RAZER Unveils NAGA Mouse with 250 Clips Per Minute

Razer's NAGA line has always been designed for MMO playing, but it's also been a bit overwhelming with numerous buttons.  The newest NAGA does retain similar design inspirations from its predecessors, but this time they've actually thought of a unique way to utilize those thumb buttons in a pattern that just makes sense.   The mouse even supports interchangable thumb rests and cloud based profile storage.  It'll be out the end of January for $79.99.

Source: Razer


Razer Shows off Project Fiona Gaming Tablet

After looking at the Project Fiona tablet from Razer its hard not to say - "Huh, why didn't someone do this before?"  The form factor basically turns it into a giant handheld gaming system with full analog controls, buttons and even vibration feedback.  Under the hood you'll be getting a full Intel based tablet PC with a lot of horsepower - how powerful?  The device is capable of running Skyrim at Ultra settings at its native resolution of 1280x800.

The tablet is expected out this year for a price around $1000.

Source: Razer



Steel Series Unveils ION Controller

Steel Series have unveiled a unique looking portable controller designed for everything from tablets, PCs and even smart phones.   The controller is small, rechargable, and easy to throw in your pocket or bag for gaming on the road.  It looks classicly inspired, with a bit of the NES influence definitely sticking out.  No pricing has been announced but expect a Q3 release date.

Source:  Steel Series


Steel Series Shows off Mice and Headsets

Steel Series has unveiled a handful of other products at CES, including a new portable headset that can daisy chain to other headsets called the Flux, which should be out in Q2 of this year.  They also unveiled a sexy ice blue version of their Siberia headset.  On the mouse front you have the new Kana mouse which looks like a solidly built mouse all around bridging the gap between several of their other products like the new Kinzu Pro edition.