Paul George now has his own signature basketball shoes from Nike, and they carry a striking resemblance to the NBA superstar.
Look inside the PG1, and you’ll notice his face on the insole — not his actual mug though, but his image from NBA 2K17. While it’s understandable for the cover athlete of the game to carry his gaming fame over to his sneakers, the execution is awkward.
The shot isn’t that great, and I doubt even the biggest of Paul George fans will enjoy stepping over their idol. I also imagine the render looking like a faded mess after a few weeks of use.
Still, Mr. George is in good company. He’s only the 21st basketball star to earn signature shoes from Nike, and one of just four active players with such a sneaker deal — the others being LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant.
Designed by Tony Hardman, the PG1 has a Flywire loop system for a secure fit, Zoom Air unit in the forefoot area for instant response, and multidirectional traction that provides excellent grip on the court. Best of all, the colorway looks fresh.
A pair will retail for $110, and if you want to see them in action, the Indiana Pacers forward will be wearing them in his team’s game against the Denver Nuggets on January 12 in London.
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Samsung has Starbucks-themed cases for coffee lovers
Exclusive to South Korea
Since the company is from the country, Samsung offers a lot of exclusives in South Korea. Previously, the company sold a Pokémon-themed exclusive edition of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in — you guessed it — South Korea. Now, it has another set of exclusives. This time, it’s for coffee lovers. Samsung is now selling a Starbucks-themed cases for the Galaxy S22 series and the Galaxy Buds 2.
The smartphone cases are pretty straightforward. Sporting the coffee company’s iconic green, the Galaxy S22 and S22+ cases have either a patch with the Starbucks logo or a tagline that says, “Count Stars in Your Galaxy.”
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 Ultra features a more iconic case with a strap at the back. One variant has the iconic green-and-white color combination with a patch of a bear wearing a Starbucks apron. The other one has the strap designed as a Starbucks receipt.
While the smartphone cases are nifty on their own, the charging case for the Galaxy Buds 2 are on a league of their own. One model is a minimalist green with the Starbucks patch. The other, however, looks like a coffee mug with aesthetic latte art inside and a Starbucks logo at its side.
As with the previously mentioned Pokémon-themed products, the Starbucks-themed set is exclusive to South Korea and will be limited while supplies last.
Razer introduces two new Ornata V3 keyboards
Slim, clicky, and ergonomic
Razer is releasing two new entry-level gaming keyboards in the Ornata V3 and Ornata V3 X, which will both have Razer’s Mecha-membrane switches.
The new keyboards come with all the basics expected of an affordable gaming accessory. That’s everything from their keycaps design, RGB backlight, and more.
The two low-profile gaming keyboards come with smaller footprint and slimline keycap designs. The ABS keycaps are UV-coated for scratch resistance, while the Ornata V3 X’s keycaps are spill-resistant.
The keyboards also feature Razer Chroma RGB with 10 lighting zones. The V3 X has four lighting effects: Breathing, Spectrum Cycling, Static, and Wave.
Aside from these, they have backlit dedicated media keys for more convenient controls such as playing and pausing, skipping, or adjusting brightness or volume.
Adding value to the Ornata V3 and V3 X is their magnetic soft-touch wrists rest. These are not often included for keyboards in their price range.
The Ornata V3 will retail for PhP 2,590 while the Ornata V3 X is priced at PhP 4,199.
SteelSeries unveils Arctis Nova Pro series
The almighty future of audio
SteelSeries has released the Arctis Nova Pro series. It’s latest and most advanced gaming and esports headsets yet from the company.
The series has two variants — the Arctis Nova Pro and Arctis Nova Pro Wireless. The new series is enhanced by SteelSeries’ Sonar Audio Software Suite. It helps deliver the ultimate sound quality and clarity.
The software is the first in-gaming Pro-grade Parametric EQ which gives gamers even more control over sound across games, team chat, and the microphone and allows them to adjust individual frequencies on the fly seamlessly.
Both variants come with immersive 360° Spatial Audio which is fully compatible with Tempest 3D audio for PS5 or Microsoft Spatial Sound.
They also feature Multi-System Connect which allows users to switch between platforms easily. Complementing the next-level sound experience is an AI-powered noise cancelling and broadcast-quality bidirectional microphone.
Price and availability
In Singapore, pricing are as follows:
- Arctis Nova Pro – SG$ 439
- Arctis Nova Pro (Xbox) – SG$ 449 (available in Sep 2022)
- Arctis Nova Pro Wireless – SG$ 599 (available in Sep 2022)
- Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (Xbox) – SG $620
There are also booster packs for users to be able to customize the headsets with headbands and metallic color speaker plates of their choice.
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