CES 2020: All the gaming hardware you should keep an eye on

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HyperX

HyperX brought a load of new stuff to CES 2020. Aside from the mesmerizing Alloy Origins color-changing gaming keyboards, HyperX showed off tech, including the ChargePlay Clutch for Nintendo Switch, that could prove competitive as cloud gaming becomes more popular.

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The company also showed off the ChargePlay Clutch for Mobile, which charges itself as you play. It’s a more ergonomic alternative to what Google Stadia offered for gaming on mobile with a controller. 

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Black Shark 2 Pro

Black Shark 2 Pro was at CES with its portable mobile controller. It wasn’t the only product of its kind at the show, but this one stands apart because of the phone. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, while the Black Shark 2 had a 855 variant. This means 15% faster graphics.

Read more: As gaming phones gain steam, the Black Shark 2 Pro could be the best yet

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Arcadeo gaming chair

The days of using a chair from the kitchen or office chair for your gaming needs are quickly disappearing. The Arcadeo chair was one of the coolest ones I saw at CES. Dubbed the world’s first connected gaming chair, it includes haptic tech that offers a more immersive gaming experience, USB C connectivity and a 16x Cores multiprocessor. 

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Forum 8 VR Motion Seat

Forum 8 had several products on display at CES 2020. Though the devices weren’t designed specifically for gaming, their immersive nature could make it an easy transition should the company want to. The company’s VR Motion Seat was paired with VR goggles and moved in sequence with the graphics.  

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Forum 8 VR 360-degree Simulator

The VR 360-degree Simulator, also from Forum 8, isn’t necessarily meant for gaming, but can be used to create realistic versions of situations such as driving, disaster prevention and more. It would definitely take a game to the next level. 

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Forum 8 VR 360-degree Simulator

Another look at the Simulator. 

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Forum 8 Automatic Steering VR Simulator

Lastly, Forum 8 had its Automatic Steering VR Simulator on display. 

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Cybershoes

Cybershoes are haptic feedback shoes that you ca strap onto your feet during a game. They have a wheel on the bottom which enables a more natural “heel-to-toe” feeling as you “walk” (even though it feels more like you’re just making little kicks in a chair). I’ll admit I felt dizzy when I tried it out, but it’s definitely an immersive experience.

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Nextmind brain sensing wearable

Nextmind’s brain-sensing wearable was one of the most futuristic devices I saw at CES in terms of gaming potential. The device creates a connection between your mind and the digital world by translating your intentions into direct commands from your brain. Wild. 

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Nolo motion tracking for AR and VR

There’s been a big shift towards cloud gaming over the last year, and Nolo is on board with that. It’s also prepping to support 5G cloud VR. You can play mobile 60 degrees of freedom VR games and Steam VR games (wirelessly!) with the Nolo Home. 

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Nolo

Here’s a closer look at Nolo’s gear. 

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RealMax 100 AR glasses

You can’t see the little dragons these show-goers are playing with in RealMax‘s virtual world, but they sure can. The glasses, called Realmax 100, mesmerized this crowd. 

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RealMax 100 AR glasses

The RealMax 100 AR glasses brought two new features to CES: Stage and Venue. Stage allows for multicamera video capture and design, according to a release. Venue will bring multiuser AR to performance venues. 

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Razer

Razer’s display was packed at CES. Folks were lined up to try the Ultimate Racing Simulator. Its paddles are magnetic for quick gear shifting and its button clusters are adjustable. Its motion platforms also offer heave, pitch and roll movements, a seatbelt G-force tensioner system and more. 

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Razer Junglecat

The Junglecat portable dual-sided controller is built for mobile gaming on Android phones. The controller has efficient power consumption for longer gaming sessions, low-latency connection and more. 

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Razer Kishi

The Switch-like Razer Kishi debuted at CES 2020 and has the familiar feel of a console controller. It connects directly to your device’s charging port so, unlike the Junglecat, its buttons respond immediately when you press them. It’s also compatible with Android and iOS. 

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Earthquake Sound’s gaming audio accessories

Earthquake Sound offers almost everything a gamer could want when it comes to audio. It has tactile transducers, including Shell Shoxx, which claims to put gamers “in the middle of the action.” Earthquake also has amplifiers, speakers and other accessories that promise to take gaming to the next level. 

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