High-End Gaming Hardware and Accessories to Improve Your Video Gaming Experience
The need for entertainment is great especially in times of lockdown. These iF awarded products embrace online social gaming, VR and AR technology as well as retro gaming.
Long gone are the days when gaming was only for young people. Nowadays, gaming is just as much a hobby for people who want to relax after work, explore new worlds, or solve tricky tasks. Particularly in the light of the coronavirus pandemic where people try to escape from isolation and monotony the need for entertainment is great. The game range has expanded to streaming and online social gaming and new player groups have evolved. Whether it’s a group of school mates or several generations of one family – they want to stay in contact at times of limited access to real-world socializing.
With circumstances like this, it’s no wonder that gaming hardware and gaming for mobile devices, smartphones and tablets have undergone tremendous developments thanks to designers’ latest technology and innovative thinking. This inventive spirit is reflected in the list of winning products in the in this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD.
iF AWARD_WINNING DESIGNS 2021
CFI-ZCT1 | Manufacturer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, San Mateo, United States
This wireless controller connects with PlayStationⓇ5 to deliver a deeper, highly immersive gaming experience. It features immersive haptic feedback, dynamic adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone to bring in-game action to life. The grips taper as they extend toward the tip to ensure the controller fits hands of all sizes. This configuration allows the user to maintain a firm grip while ensuring the fingers can reach all the buttons effortlessly.
VR Cap | Manufacturer: Compal Electronics Inc., Taipei City, Taiwan
VR Cap is the world’s first head-mounted display to join a crisp VR display with a detachable, woven head covering. By weaving special threads into a stretchable flat cap, it completely eliminates the need for bulky adjustment gears or straps for fit; the fabric also provides excellent ventilation for prolonged wear.
Gaming culture has always been an escape from your environment. Losing yourself in a game and forgetting everything else around you is the ultimate goal – an immersive experience. There where you have the impression that you are in the middle of the virtual game and can even influence the plot. Thanks to cutting-edge technologies like augmented and virtual reality, things are now possible that at first seemed unimaginable. Take, for example, the , an award-winning gold design from this year. It’s a one-of-a-kind VR display that mounts directly on the head, eliminating the need for bulky equipment. This allows the user to be fully immersed in the game. Another special dimension of immersion is created by VR device , which is even portable and allows you to enjoy VR content by inserting your own mobile phone.
High-end hardware design remains a must have if you want to give a boost to your play performance. You can find a selection of high quality products embracing usability as well as enhanced ergonomics in the . A fast PC and a high-quality monitor are the basis of a great game with friends or colleagues. You can experience smooth gaming with a high frame rate gaming screen through, for example, the and . These days, you don't even necessarily need a full-fledged gaming computer anymore. is a unique laptop design featuring a gaming keyboard so that you can play anywhere you want.
The secret of an extraordinary gaming experience lies, probably, in high-end gaming hardware items such as the gaming tower and the DDR4 memory module making it possible to bring the most exciting games to life and dramatically improving gaming and workflow experience. However, designers have developed further fascinating tools and accessories to make the most of an all-encompassing experience. Take a look at the , a haptic vest that expands the possibilities of VR, and you're all set for a gaming adventure that is out of this world. Or how about racing game experience? The features a high-definition force feedback that dials into game engines to deliver higher-fidelity realism.
And if you feel better at ease in the bubble of retro gaming, devices like and might take you back to your childhood days. And add to that, these vintage-looked devices are not old-fashioned at all but provide compatibility with computer, notebook and mobile phone to attract a new generation of gamers.