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Margin Makers: Guide to console accessories

The console accessories market has always been pretty healthy in the UK, but last week’s Ukie Consumer Spend Valuation report showed it took a hit in 2016, with sales in the Peripherals and Accessories category down 16.6 per cent year-on-year. However, this drop can traced to a number of factors. …

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New accessories firm Lucid Sound slams state of headsets market

The CEO of Lucid Sound has criticised rival headsets for all looking ‘exactly the same’. Chris von Huben, whose career has included founding the Tritton headset range before becoming VP of MadCatz, says there is not enough innovation in how audio products are being designed. His comments come as the …

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Analyst predicts 70m VR headset sales by the end of 2017

The jury remains out on the real market potential of virtual reality but analyst Superdata thinks it’s going to be a BIG hit. VG247 reports that the company has predicted that a whopping 70m VR headsets will have been purchased by the end of 2017. This represents around $8.8bn in …

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What accessories will consumers be looking for this Christmas?

Christmas is three months away, and retailers need to be prepared for the influx of consumers looking for accessories and peripherals. But what will gamers be searching for on store shelves this year? In years gone by, motion controllers and cameras were top sellers (See ‘Christmases Past’). But today it’s …

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Xbox One headset adapter delayed until 2014

Turtle Beach has claimed that Microsoft has delayed its Xbox One headset adapter peripheral until 2014. The result is that the headphones specialist isn’t able to release its XO Four and XO Seven headsets until Q1 2014. "Microsoft has informed its partners in the Xbox One console launch that the …

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PS4 won’t support chat on Bluetooth headsets at launch

Sony has confirmed that PS4 will offer limited headset chat compatibility at launch. Game Informer has learnt that the console will not support chat functionality with Bluetooth headsets. That includes Sony’s own Pulse range of headsets. A future update will add support for chat over Bluetooth, as well as chat …

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PS4 will support PS3 headsets

Those who own a PS3 compatible headset will be able to use it on the PS4. That’s according to a Sony rep at the San Diego Comic-Con, Polygon reports. PS4 of course ships with a headset, albeit a single earbud wired mono model. The news follows the kerfuffle earlier this …

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Oculus Rift CEO belives headsets could be freely distributed in time

The $300 Oculus Rift headset could be free to everyone at some point, according to the hardware company’s CEO Brendan Iribe. Iribe told Edge that he views the device as its own platform, and hopes to strike deals with sponsors and other partnerships to help drive the cost down – …

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Gioteck unveils Autumn peripherals range

The UK peripherals specialist has announced its latest range of gaming products, featuring headsets, joypads and the firm’s first gaming chair. Building on from the success of its EX-01 and EX-03 Bluetooth headsets, the firm is set to introduce refreshed models of these devices with the EX-07 Kranium and EX-06. …

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The eSports Phenomenon: Headsets and hand grenades

Pro-gaming can be an expensive hobby. Competitive gamers are the sort of people willing to splash hunderds of pounds on a mouse or a headset. These products are often fully customisable and designed to give players that extra edge in the heat of battle. And manufacturers are clambering to get …

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