Gioteck have launched their latest range of the autumn 2013 products. Experiencing a phenomenal success in the year 2012 in which the company maximized their sales by more than 35 % when there was a global decline in the market is now all geared up to launch their gaming accessories. These include, new range of headsets, controllers, wireless adapters, portable speakers and batteries, gaming chairs and joysticks for the gamers around the globe.
One of the greatest things about CES is finding those few products that just blow you away. In transit from one scheduled morning meeting to another we crossed paths with the TactSlider booth. This booth was one of the smallest booths that we took the time to stop at during the entire event. Crazy enough the product we stumbled upon will probably revolutionize the tablet gaming industry for years to come. Imagine having a tactile joystick no bigger than a quarter that could attach anywhere to the surface of your mobile device to take the place of the annoying dedicated button spots or terrible tracking d-pads. The TactSlider is a cheap option that will essentially make that d-pad into one of the most comfortable analog sticks I’ve ever used. With a ridiculous amount of gaming applications the TactSlider is a product that I’m sure will be at CES next year…in a MUCH bigger booth.
Joysticks aren’t a common item around the reviewers circle, but there are those ones from time and time again, like the Thrustmaster T.16000M Joystick we got a chance to review. It offers a total of 16 buttons on four different axes. A high precision of 256 million dots resolution blows other pro joysticks out of the water at their 1 million dots resolution. This ambidextrous joystick is very comfortable and easy to use. It includes a free copy of Tom Clancy’s HAWK PC, a combat style flight simulator. Read on further to see how well I did after eight years of not playing a flight simulator.