CES brings with it a crazy barrage of hardware, including some really innovative technology that pushes the limits of what we think is possible with computing devices today. And if you’re a gamer, there’s a ton of cool tech that you will absolutely want o gloat over, and if you can afford it, maybe even buy. Here are the top 5 insanely cool things for gamers from CES 2017.
Acer Predator 21X Gaming Laptop
Calling the Acer Predator 21X a laptop feels like a major understatement. This is Acer’s gaming system packing 2 GTX 1080s, a mechanical keyboard, and a curved screen! This is seriously one beast of a laptop. All the specs here are top of the line, so it’ no wonder that it requires two power bricks to power it.
Cerevo Taclim CR
With VR finally making it’s way into the mainstream, it’s time that we started seeing some early prototype of cool accessories that can enhance the VR experience. Behold the Cerevo Taclim, a set of shoes and wireless controllers that give you tactile feedback while in VR. And while the idea is as crazy as it looks, the hardware makes the wearer feel as if he actually walking on the virtual surface, be it sand, water, etc.
Super Retro Boy
Made by Retro-bit, the Super Retro Boy looks a lot like the Game Boy, and that’s no coincidence. Retro-Bit has been remaking older consoles for quite a while now, and the Super Retro Boy is a great new addition. It can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, & Game Boy Advance cartridges. The handheld can hold a charge for 10 hours at a stretch, and will come with a 10-in-1 cartridge.
G.U.S. External GPU Amplifier
External GPU amplifiers are not a new technology, and if you’re stuck with a laptop, or even a PC with not the right space in the cabinet you might want to get an amplifier to boost your system performance. MSI’s G.U.S. does exactly that. and also allows you to use the latest AMD or Nvidia GPUs.
Taking the concept of the workstation to a whole other level, here’s the Altwork Station. The workstation comes with attachments for a monitor, laptop, and other peripherals, and by the press of a few preset buttons switch you from standing to sitting to lying down position. The only way you can be even more comfortable while working would be if you were in your bed. Or maybe the Altwork Station might be still more comfortable.
MSI AM4 & MSI Z270 Motherboards
With the new processors from AMD and Intel on the horizon, it’s only expected that PC component manufacturers will be gearing up with hardware support for it. The MSI AM4 supports the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors, and the MSI Z270 supports the newly released Kaby Lake processors, and also has some rather pretty looking RGB lighting in-built.
Razer Project Valerie
Razer has always been showing off some hi-tech prototypes at these tech expos, and this year they’ve topped it off with two great gaming systems. First up is their Project Valerie, a laptop with three eye-popping 4K displays. Powering that is a GTX 1080. I wonder what one does with all that real estate on a laptop.
This is the other big thing Razer had to showcase at CES 2017. Razer’s Project Ariana is a projector that takes the periphery of the game that you’re playing and throws it onto the wall behind the TV or monitor that you’re using. It makes it so to make the experience even more immersive. While the idea seems great while playing a great shooter or open world game, just the thought of playing a horror game like that gives me the creeps.