When there’s no usable television in sight or your eyes just aren’t good enough to share the Nintendo Switch’s 6.2 inch screen with a friend, a portable gaming monitor is a nice thing to have around.
Since the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, mine has rarely seen the inside of the TV dock. Now that Pokken Tournament DX is here, that’s changed. I need that USB port for Hori’s Pokken Tournament Pro Pad DX—and not just for Pokémon battles.
There are a lot of big-name peripheral manufacturers making mechanical keyboards, but a search for the term “mechanical keyboard” on Amazon yields a ton of keyboards from companies you’ve probably never heard of. Like Vava, makers of the relatively good $80 no-name mechanical I’ve been typing on for the past week.
I’ve been reviewing Razer accessories and hardware for ages, and aside from the odd license tie-in and those rainbow headsets, they’ve mostly had one thing in common—they’ve been black. Well now we’ve got the Mercury line, so bright and white they look like the restless spirits of real Razer products.
Back in June I made my PlayStation 4 look old and classy with a wooden cover by a company called Toast. It was fast and easy. Doing the same thing to my Nintendo Switch took a little more doing.
If a modified Pelican case was the mother of Switch protectors, then this ornate, leather bag is the mother of all Zelda-inspired Nintendo Switch cases.
E3 isn’t just about new games. It’s also about new headsets, keyboards, mice, controllers, speakers and storage solutions. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest new hardware announced during the show.
If you have a Nintendo Switch you probably love it. Just the right size and weight with a screen that’s sharp and bright, one of the only issues is keeping it safe. Kotaku’s own Stephen Totilo put his in a sock, but there are other solutions out there, including retrofitting 3DS pouches using a bunch of arts and…
There are very good actual Nintendo Switch cases on the market, but sometimes the best solution to moving your console around can come from unofficial avenues.
Following a lengthy struggle with financial insolvency, gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz has formally ceased all operation. The company’s directors and officers have all resigned, and its assets will be liquidated. The company that spent nearly three decades pumping out PC and console gaming gear is no more.
Say you recently dropped a chunk of cash on a new Nintendo Switch. You might leave it in the dock most of the time, but at some point you’re gonna want to pick it up and take it with you. Before you do that, you should probably get a case.
The Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller is partially translucent, meaning that you can look inside the guts of the accessory. You’d think, then, that anything housed within would be easy to spot, but there’s actually a furtive little easter egg that you’ll need to look closely to see.
In 2007 Mad Catz purchased relatively venerable PC peripheral maker Saitek for $30 million. After nearly nine years of flight sticks and farming controllers, Mad Catz is passing Saitek over to Logitech for a mere $13 million.
Every couple of years I like to stop by The Controller Shop and design work of gamepad art. During my most recent visit I found myself overwhelmed by available options, so I turned design duties over to my son, Seamus. He’s really into red right now.
It’s been a few years since we last polled you to find the best gaming headset, so it’s time for a respawn. Which headset do you use to keep you immersed in a game and connected to your teammates?
Tired of controlling Netflix and Hulu on your PlayStation 4 with an unwieldy game controller? Probably not, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a remote around, like this official one. It has buttons that make the PS4 and other devices do things.
“It looks like a watch!” my wife proclaimed, when I showed her the Pebble Time Round. She wasn’t stating the obvious. She meant that out of all the smartwatches she’d ever seen, it’s the first one that looks like something she would wear.
Between flood damage and the inconvenience of moving dust-collecting plastic instruments to a new home on short notice, every piece of Rock Band or Guitar Hero equipment I once owned has been trashed, save one. Oh yeah, Baby and I are ready for Rock Band 4.
The PS4 controller is a pretty darn good video game controller, but there's always room for improvement.
Just as Power A did with Skylanders, gaming peripheral makers PDP have teamed with Disney to give Infinity gamers a place to put their toys when they aren't using them. Here's a quick look at what storage PDP has in stores.