"Stop playing and start Gaming!" Got that right!
Today ROCCAT's has unleashed their Gaming mouse "Tyon" (which costs £84,99 via amazon.co.uk) up on the world of Gaming. And what a beast Tyon is. Just the specs alone makes me really excited to give Tyon a try. And guess what? We will get the chance to do so.
In fact, we will get both the Tyon and a pair of Roccat´s Kave XTD Stereo Gaming headset. So will we review both of them asap! And good thing that, because O.J needs a new Gaming mouse desperately! (all thouse hourse of pounding in D3, BF4 and LOL has taken it´s told).
Anyhow, you will find the full press release down below =)
Hamburg, 30 September 2014 – ROCCAT™ Studios once again leads the way in gaming peripheral design and execution with the release of the highly touted and much anticipated Tyon All Action Gaming Mouse, arriving today in the United States, Europe and Australia.
The Tyon is a wholly unique gaming mouse that puts every major action in the palm of the player's hand. The Tyon's X-Celerator, a two-way analog stick handles throttling, sprinting, rotating tank turrets, and more with tried and tested ease of use. "No stone was left unturned, no option left on the table." says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. "We wanted the X-Celerator to be a major shift in mouse design for FPS gaming and beyond. We put in the testing hours to ensure it would be just that."
With 16 assignable buttons, 31 distinct possible functions, and a near limitless level of customization thanks to ROCCAT's dedicated Easy-Shift[+] Button, the Tyon is a game-changer. Land, sea, air, space - mastery of each layer in the FPS gaming sphere is imperative for competitive gamers.
ROCCAT's designers and developers have worked in close collaboration with gaming experts, logging hundreds of hours of testing and fine-tuning to ensure the Tyon’s abilities elevate play, meeting these challenges head-on. On design, René says, "What's unique about the Tyon, is that while we optimized for FPS gaming, many testers found that it was a fantastic pairing with MMO and other game genres. We really like the idea that this mouse can be creatively utilized by players across the board. Our fans will absolutely find interesting ways to use it with whatever they play."
The Tyon's Dorsal Fin Switch, a two-click button set behind the mouse wheel, allows for a comfortable mid-finger action, eliminates the need for major hand adjustments, 576kB of onboard memory ensures vast storage of settings and macros, an 8200 DPI Pro-Aim Laser Sensor provides precision, quickness, and accuracy, vivid RGBY two-part illumination for both the lower rim and wheel of the mouse give the Tyon incredible range of personal style, and with a sleek black or white color choice for the mouse itself, the Tyon truly is a marvel of form and function.
"We were excited to announce the Tyon a few months ago, and we've been extremely happy with the amazing response from fans," Says René. "Announcing a drop date for the Tyon in the United States, Europe and Australia is a big deal to us; all of us at ROCCAT Studios that put our efforts into this mouse are proud of the final product, and can't wait until gamers have a Tyon as a part of their arsenal."
ROCCAT Tyon TechSpecs:
- 8200 DPI PRO AIM (R3) LASER SENSOR - for precision gaming at its best
- X-CELERATOR THUMB PADDLE - for unrivaled command capabilities
- DORSAL FIN SWITCH - for rapid and instinctive control
- ROCCAT TITAN WHEEL - for millions of ultra-precise steps
- ROCCAT™ EASY-SHIFT[+]™ - on-the-fly button duplicator
- 16.8M MULTICOLOR ILLUMINATION - customizable two-level light system
- TRACKING & DISTANCE CONTROL UNIT - less pick-up flight for precise gaming
- 16 MOUSE BUTTONS - programmable + dedicated Easy-Shift[+]™ button
- 32-BIT PROCESSOR + 576KB MEMORY - for rapid macro storage and execution
Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, ROCCAT Studios produces innovative, high-quality products for today’s ambitious computer gamer. Always operating in close collaboration with the gaming community, the company’s advanced input devices, headsets and accessories offer extreme precision, first-class ease-of-use and unique, eye-catching design. ROCCAT™ entered the scene with its Kone gaming mouse – a high-performance device that still ranks as one of the world’s premier gaming peripherals. A long list of international awards attests to the ingenious design and world-class quality of ROCCAT products.
Sometimes it can be really hard to find a good Gaming headset. Mainly because there's so many different brands and models. But it´s also a matter of taste of course. For example, it seems to be hard to make headsets that both look and feel good, and also sound great (music, Gaming and so on).
But perhaps Roccat´s the Kave XTD Stereo gaming headset are the answer to our prayers? Well, i sure hope so at least. We might get the chance to try the Military edition of that headset in the near future (it costs £70 + shipment).
Then we will know for sure!
Hamburg, 23 September 2014 - ROCCAT Studios adds another peripheral to its gaming stable, with the Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset arriving in stores today. “When ROCCAT designs a headset, we make big claims, and we back them up. Our renowned Kave XTD Series has a brand new family member, providing high-class stereo sound with supreme design quality.”
These are the words of René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT Studios, speaking on the brand new Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset. On the crystal clear clarity of the XTD Stereo, René continues, “You want to hear everything from the rustle of boots through tall grass, your opponent whispering to one another, the casual conversation of your raiding party, ambient noises that heighten immersion – every spectrum.
Game design has become so deep, that these things are built-in components of gameplay, and yet so many players go without the proper gear to take advantage of the awesome sound design studios put into their games. The Kave XTD Stereo provides gamers a listening tool to hear everything with amazing clarity, taking them deeper into the experience the game designers intended."
Pushing industry standards, the Kave XTD Stereo offers rich stereo sound via two 50mm neodymium speaker units with massive dynamic range. Add to this a 360° rotatable, detachable microphone and all that’s left to talk about is comfort, which is also where the Kave XTD Stereo shines.
This headset’s design is based on comfortable integration into your gaming suite, and long-use. Super padded ear cups, ultra-light while being robust and durable, with many hours of testing to ensure a complete lack of gaming fatigue; design and function perfectly melded into a premium headset that can not only be used for gaming, but any aural media experience.
“Use your Kave XTD Stereo to game, then switch over and listen to music, or even while Skyping with friends. The sound will always be beautiful, rich, and clear,” finishes René. “We’re all very happy to see the XTD Kave Stereo hit the market. It truly is a piece of gaming equipment that the team here at ROCCAT is exceptionally proud of.”
Gamers can also pick up the Kave XTD Stereo Military now, the limited combat-themed version of the XTD Stereo design.
This is somewhat funny. Because this morning i had thoughts on buying a new chair. And guess what video i stumbleupon? Well Melonie Mac´s "DXRacer Gaming Chair Unboxing and Giveaway!" video of course! Anyhow, i´m sersiouly having thoughts about buying a DXRacer chair.
I just don´t know which chair i should buy. Because there´s so many to choose from :S
DXRacer chairs are made to a very high standard and offer a high level of comfort and refinement that is unrivalled in the office / gaming chair market. Originally designed to enhance the gaming experience, this chair will become your favourite place to work, relax, watch a movie or to really get into the game like never before. This chair is built to last and look good even past the guarantee!
Compared to the majority of office chairs on the market, the backrest is higher and supports the entire spinal column from the pelvic base to the neck. The structure includes a very stable metal star base and gas-spring with height adjustment. It can be adjusted to the height of the office or computer desk and has an adjustable tilt mechanism with locking function.
The 180-degree angle adjuster can be set to any desired angle. Additionally each DXRacer chair is equipped with eight position height-adjustable armrests with a soft pad cover to protect you against slanting shoulder and kyphosis resulting from long term shoulder and wrist fatigue. All DXRacer chairs come equipped with a headrest cushion and a height-adjustable lumbar cushion (to support the spinal column) which can easily be attached to the chairs as required.
You may choose models according to the style of your office, your home decor style, your personal preference or the nature of your job.
There are also various modifications available for the DXRacer Office chair. There is the laptop/keyboard tray, which leaves you more room on your computer desk. A mouse tray can also be mounted to the chair, enabling you to have it within easy reach. This is the perfect ergonomic solution.
To guarantee your health and comfort, we also provide a wide variety of accessories, such as the ergonomic cushion, LCD monitor arms, keyboard tray, footrest and a gel wristpad."
ROCCAT hopes to bring some noise at Gamescom.
I just heard that ROCCAT will present not one, but TWO brand new products at Gamescom. So what kind of products are we talking about then? Wel, in this case. A mouse and a keyboard. Which are said to be "two revolutionary products".
That sure sounds really nice indeed. But we have to wait until August get a glimpse of them. You will however find the press release down below.
"Hamburg, July 22, 2014 – Gamescom, one of the most highly anticipated gaming trade fairs in the world, and the largest held in Europe, once again hosts ROCCAT Studios August 13 – 17. This year, ROCCAT goes all out, bringing an entire gaming city to Hall 8, Booth A10 in what we’re proudly calling, ROCC-City, where one of the most exciting announcements in ROCCAT’s history will be shared with the public."
World’s first – new mouse and keyboard at gamescom
The biggest news coming out of ROCCAT during Gamescom is the reveal of two revolutionary products set to pave the way into the next phase of ROCCAT creations, with a philosophy like no other gaming peripheral company today; one, a completely new take on the gaming mouse, and a keyboard with full smartphone integration.
“We call our upcoming products “Future Ready”, and that is exactly what they are,” explains René Korte. “Moving forward, we wanted to offer something that nobody has considered yet, and that’s peripherals that adapt to the future of gaming experiences, and the user’s gaming needs. These first two products have the full potential to remain a part of a gamer’s arsenal for many years, growing with their needs, adapting to personal tastes, and maintaining their relevance in an ever-changing gaming market.”
DIY – The mouse button layout
On the mouse, René says, “We asked the questions, “What would it be like if you could do more than change a button assignment? What if you could physically change the button itself? What if you could make your own buttons from scratch?” We had to find out, and what we discovered upon creating this was a mouse that can be fully adjusted to any gaming genre fluidly.”
Smart – the integration of the phone
As for the keyboard, René goes on to say,”Smartphones do so much these days. They’re a second- screen experience for many gamers in a variety of ways, but we wanted to offer more than the next step in integrating smartphone and keyboard. We wanted to take the next ten steps. A keyboard designed not only to integrate your phone fully into the gaming realm, but one that takes the standard functionality of a phone, communication, and seamlessly weaves it into your gaming experience. Taking calls, texting, everything. Why can’t you have it all? We plan on giving that to the world, and showing you what that looks like at Gamescom.”
These two Future Ready peripherals are the first phase in a design philosophy that ROCCAT has embraced as the way forward, and Gamescom will be the place where the world will get their first look at exactly what they are and what they can do.
A city for gamers
These announcements will be presented in ROCC-City, a unique and exciting gaming environment envisioned by René, who explains, “ROCC-City is designed to be a fully immersive gaming experience for long-time fans of ROCCAT, to gamers who have never heard of us. It is a wholly realized gaming space with themed sections designed to make you feel as if you are in different neighborhoods within our ROCC-City, all with something different and exciting to offer.
We want you to get lost in our city, exploring our products, playing new games, and essentially getting a feel for what it means to be a part of the ROCCAT experience. We’re very pleased with Gamescom, and are excited that they have given us an opportunity to truly engage their attendees in an exciting and unique way.”
In addition to the news above, ROCC-City will host a series of entertaining events, as well as giving gamers a hands-on with some of ROCCAT’s newest products. Reference the list below for a full rundown of ROCCAT’s contribution to Gamescom 2014.
ROCCAT at gamescom:
- Entertainment area: Hall 8, Booth A10
- Business area: Business Area: Hall 4.1, Booth - B51
Hands on products
- ROCCAT Sova concept
- ROCCAT Tyon All Action Gaming Mouse
- ROCCAT Ryos TKL mechanical keyboard
- ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo
- Cosplay competition
- YouTube show
- Daily ROCCAT shows with raffles
The Kone XTD Optical is available now in Europe and Asia and will retail for 89,99 Euro. The US release will take place in August.
Due the fact that i Game quite a lot (X-Com at the moment). I really need a good Gaming mouse So i might actually give ROCCA´s Gaming mouse "The Kone XTD Optical" a chance. Because my old mouse are somewhat "worn" out.
Anyhow, you will find the full press release for the Kone XTD Optical down below!
"Stockholm, July 10, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios once again takes premium quality peripherals to greater heights, with a take on their wildly popular Kone series for optical sensor aficionados. ROCCAT introduces the limited run Kone XTD Optical, a gaming mouse equipped with all of the exceptional qualities of the Kone XTD, with an ultra-precise, true 6,400 DPI Pro-Optic (R5) optical sensor. In addition, this rendition in the Kone family features ROCCAT’s Adjustable Distance Control Unit (ADCU), for manually configurable lift control. The Kone XTD Optical is a finely crafted response to gamers with a preference for optical mice, and it is an instant classic.
The Kone XTD Optical comes with our patented Easy-Shift[+] technology, a blisteringly fast 32-bit Turbo Core V2 ARM MCU processor, 576kb of on-board memory for storage of macros and setting, brilliant custom lighting effects, 1ms response time and a 1000Hz polling rate, all in the sleek but robust Kone XTD body.
“We wanted to make this a special gift to our fans,” says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. “The Kone XTD Optical is a unique mouse with a lot under the hood, that maintains all of the expectations gamers that love ROCCAT products have come to expect from the Kone family of gaming mice. We’re proud to bring it to gamers.”
The Kone XTD Optical is available now in Europe and Asia and will retail for 89,99 Euro.
The mouse will be available in the US by the end of August."
While most of the world are either A. Enjoying their vacation, B. Watching the World or C. Both. Roccat are hard at work with their next Gaming gear invention. Which would be the wireless modular gaming board. And you can read all about it in the press release below ;)
"Stockholm – July 8, 2014 – It’s been a summer of major announcements for ROCCAT Studios, with a few more yet to come, the most recent being the E3 reveal of the in-development ROCCAT Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board.
The positive fan and media response to the Sova at E3 was massive, with fantastic articles and word of mouth. Building on the wave of enthusiasm for a wireless keyboard/mousepad combo custom made for a living room gaming experience, ROCCAT is immediately moving into its next phase of development for the Sova, and inviting our fans to join the ride.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we have received for the Sova,” Says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT, “…and we realize that now is not the time to sit back and wait, but to give fans what they want as quickly as possible.
We’re ready to go full speed into our refinement process, and want our fans to see the hard work that goes into moving a ROCCAT product from its development phase, into what you see at retail. The Sova is coming, it is going to be an amazing piece of gaming hardware, and you’ll get to follow every step on that journey in our newly launched Sova Development Blog.”
Starting today and going forward, ROCCAT’s Sova Blog will take fans into the world of our designers and developers, where they will drop in to discuss features, fan feedback, the technical and aesthetic side of creating groundbreaking peripherals, and more. Today, René kicks off the first vlog with a personal message to the fans on our newly launched site in support of the Sova, which will be the informational hub for all things Sova-related.
Says René, “We are a company that has always lived by integrated product development, where our entire internal team has input on the creation of our peripherals. We are taking things a step further by inviting our fans to participate in this process. The Blog will have surveys and comment sections, allowing them to help guide the process by which we bring the final Sova to the masses.
We believe our fans will develop an even deeper appreciation for what goes into making a ROCCAT product when they follow along with these excellent vlogs, and interact with the ROCCAT Team. We plan on making them exciting, engaging, informational, and fun. Very few companies in our business open up to the public quite like this, and we hope to set a precedent in that regard now, and for years to come.”