MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we check out Snakebyte's Python headset and a new controller for Android systems
Snakebyte Python 6600V Virtual 7.1 Headset
Players looking for more immersive audio can experience 7.1 surround sound with the latest headset from accessories specialist Snakebyte.
Built around strong 40mm drivers for clear treble and booming bass, the headgear also boasts soft cloth ear cushions with memory foam and an adjustable padded headband to keep users comfortable during long gaming sessions.
Thanks to the included detachable omnidirectional microphone, the Python 6600V can be used as a standard pair of headphones or turned into a headset for chat and communication during games.
The hardware comes complete with Windows software, which features specific listening modes optimised for gaming, watching movies and listening to music.
The software additionally includes further settings, such as Environment Noise Cancelling (ENC) and customisable sound profiles so users can tweak the headset's audio output settings to suit their personal use.
Accompanying the headset is an in-line cable adaptor for easy volume control and microphone muting.
Release Date: March 1st
MOGA Hero Power Gaming System
Bridging the gap between gaming on mobile and console is MOGA's latest Android controller, the MOGA Hero Power.
The MOGA Hero Power turns an Android device into a mobile gaming system by adding more precise controls, including dual clickable analog sticks, shoulder buttons, triggers and a D-pad, as well as four face buttons, in a layout reminiscent of an Xbox pad.
Gaming on a smartphone or tablet can drain battery power, but the Hero Power includes MOGA's Boost technology, paired with an 1,800 mAh rechargeable battery. This means that rather than using up battery, the controller will instead charge the connected device.
It also features technology called SMRT Lock to secure connected phones measuring up to 3.2-inches or 82mm wide, although users can also opt to go wireless and connect via Bluetooth using the MOGA Pivot app.
More than 125 games currently support the Hero Power controller, which is compatible with Android devices running Android 2.3 and above.
The MOGA Hero Power is HID-enabled and comes with a USB cable and a MOGA Boost charging cable.
Release Date: Out Now
Distributor: ILT Distribution
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