Accessories Update: Star Wars PS4 controller and Element Gaming Palladium keyboard

This week, Sony turns to the Dark Side with a Star Wars controller and Element Gaming brings a splash of colour to PC thanks to a new keyboard

Darth Vader Edition DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

Players who have just picked up Star Wars Battlefront can turn to the Dark Side with this themed take on the official PlayStation 4 game pad.

Inspired by the dark tones of iconic baddie Darth Vader, the controller features a red D-pad, plus white analog sticks. The Triangle, Square and X buttons are white, with the Circle button adopting a dark red.

Meanwhile, the R1, R2, L1 and L2 shoulder buttons and triggers are split between red and blue – presumably a reference to Darth Vader’s innocent beginnings as Anakin Skywalker, who wielded a blue lightsaber in contrast to the crimson of Vader’s later weapon.

The DualShock 4’s touch pad is etched with the Star Wars logo.

All of the original DualShock 4’s standard features and improvements are present.

The Darth Vader edition controller was originally only available with the similarly Vader-themed PS4 console bundle. This release marks the first time it has been available separately.

RRP: 54.99

Release Date: Out Now

Distributor: CentreSoft

Contact: 0121 625 3388

Element Gaming Palladium iKB-9500 Keyboard

Accessories firm Element Gaming is hoping to bring a splash of colour to PC gamers with its new gaming keyboard, the Palladium.

The peripheral features bright white keys set into a brushed metal chassis, adopting an ergonomic layout to reduce fatigue.

The device’s platform is designed to be weighty, increasing stability on a desk while under heavy usage.

Each key is equipped with a double injection cap, boosting the speed and response of players’ inputs.

This is bolstered by 19 gaming-grade anti-ghosting keys, which mean that all button presses will be registered – even if multiple keys are pressed at once.

Behind the keys lies LED illumination. The lighting can be set to seven different colours, or can cycle through the spectrum. Users can control the lighting’s colour and brightness with the board’s function buttons.

RRP: 39.99

Release Date: Out Now

Distributor: Ebuyer B2B

Contact: 01430 433 780

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