Not all gaming laptops have to be really expensive, while affordable notebooks don’t have to be inferior. That’s why ASUS introduced two new gaming laptops for consumers. Powered by AMD Ryzen processors, the two new machines will be able to deliver great performance without the high price tags.
First, we have the ASUS Gaming X570. It’s probably one of the cheapest gaming-specced laptops you can get today. It features a 15.6-inch Full HD display running Windows 10. Inside the laptop is the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete graphics. It’ll come with a 1TB HDD to store all your games, but you might want to upgrade its 4GB DDR4 memory.
Ports-wise, it has all the basics covered including full-size USB, HDMI, and even Ethernet for uninterrupted LAN or internet connectivity.
The design of the X570 is understated unlike most gaming laptops in the market which some users prefer. It’s considered to be a budget gaming laptop after all, so it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of the more expensive ROG laptops.
If you want to have something in between, there’s the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505. It’s powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor with Radeon RX 560X graphics. The laptop also comes with a 1TB HDD and 4GB DDR4 memory.
The TUF gaming laptop sports a more streamlined design featuring a 15-inch display with slim bezels and military-grade toughness. It also sports a similar keyboard to the pricier ROG notebooks complete with RGB lighting. The selection of the ports here is pretty abundant including a speedy USB 3.1, HDMI, and Ethernet. It has no USB-C, but that’s not a deal breaker.
The ASUS Gaming X570 will retail in the Philippines for PhP 37,995, while the TUF Gaming FX505, with its upgraded body and specs, is priced slightly higher at PhP 39,995. Both notebooks are available in stores starting today, February 27.
Razer now has its own gaming finger sleeves
Keeping your thumbs dry
Razer has somehow transformed into the ruler of gaming lifestyle accessories. After releasing treasure troves of peripherals and devices, the company has slowly branched off into stranger and stranger niches including toasters and SUVs. Razer is now blending peripheral with accessory in its latest product: Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves.
If you haven’t heard of finger sleeves before, think gloves but only for your fingers — or, in this case, finger. The Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves are meant to be worn on your thumbs. It’s specifically made for mobile gamers.
Made with a mixture of sliver fiber fabric, nylon, and spandex, the sleeves can keep your thumbs dry for serious gaming on your phone. Despite wrapping your thumbs, Razer says that the fabric is still breathable at 0.8 millimeters. They’re also a universal fit for any type of thumb.
Mobile gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment especially in Asian countries like the Philippines. Playing on your phone can easily whittle away the time spent in traffic or outdoors. However, since some countries are too warm and humid, sweat can just as easily accumulate and create an unsightly portrait on our otherwise pristine phone screens.
The Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves are out now and retails for US$ 9.99.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black
Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5
Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.
Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.
It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.
Nintendo Switch gets Bluetooth audio compatibility
Update rolling out today
The Nintendo Switch is one of the most versatile consoles available today. Besides being a home console, commuters and travelers can easily take their favorite games with them. However, for all its bells and whistles, the console lacks a key feature present in today’s traveling tech: Bluetooth audio support. In a surprise move, Nintendo is finally bringing the Switch into the wireless fold.
Today, an official software update is rolling out to Switches everywhere. The update adds in support for Bluetooth audio output. Gamers can now play their favorite games through the wireless earbud of their choice. The system’s settings screen now has a Bluetooth Audio setting to pair the console with wireless audio devices.
There are some caveats, though. The new feature is a single-player one. Users can’t attach Bluetooth microphones using the update. Though some games thrive in multiplayer, Nintendo won’t allow the feature yet.
Further, only on audio device can be paired at a single time, adding more complications for local multiplayer. Likewise, pairing an audio device will limit the console’s wireless controller connections to just two at a time. There might be some latency issues as well, according to the official support page.
The update is already rolling out now. Switch users should have access to the feature as soon as they get it.
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