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Four gaming accessories to enhance your gaming sessions

Play! Paris Games Week runs from 2 to 6 November 2022. France’s largest video game show has to prove its growing success, while 73% of French people play occasionally and in France 58% of regular players (source: Sell). On this occasion, 20 Minutes brings you its gaming arsenal: screen, keyboard, headset and hyper-realistic steering wheel for total immersion in your video games on PC and consoles.

For Immersive Sound: Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max Headphones

Available in black or blue, Turtle Beach’s Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max Wireless Headphones offer twelve-way ear cushion adjustment and overall ergonomics suitable for extended gaming sessions. ; Bluetooth) and rocking microphone, it offers Bluetooth or RF 2.4GHz connection (with USB-A dongle). It is the latter that gamers will prefer to get responsiveness. Its 50mm drivers (most often versus 40mm) deliver powerful, detailed and very enveloping sound. Settings can be configured through the app. The headset comes in two versions optimized for Xbox for PlayStation. 199 euros.

Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max Headset by Turtle Beach – Turtle Beach

Our opinion: Unfortunately supplied without a case or protective shell, these headphones with exceptional sound reproduction and not too bass, unfortunately cannot be used in wired mode when their autonomy is exhausted up to about 40 hours. Please note that although the memory foam cushions are comfortable, the leatherette cover may cause some people to sweat… It can be used for simple listening to music.

For very big games: Samsung’s Odyssey OLED G8 monitor

Get closer to the action with the Odyssey OLED G8, Samsung’s first OLED gaming monitor! Unveiled at the latest IFA in Berlin, its ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio flatters the eye at first sight. The 34-inch (86.36 cm) curved screen offers images with astounding contrast as well as rich colors just enough to seduce gamers. The UWQHD resolution (3440 x 1440 pixels) guarantees a very high level of detail.

The device integrates the Samsung Gaming Hub, the manufacturer’s streaming platform that offers access to games from Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Utomik. Its HDMI 2.1 port ensures compatibility with the latest generation of gaming consoles (PS5 and Xbox series). And a little more, the ring of LEDs on the back of the device reproduces the colors displayed on the screen… just like on Philips Ambilight TVs. Availability: Q4 2024, price not reported).

Samsung Odyssey G8 OLED MonitorSamsung Odyssey OLED G8 Monitor – Samsung

Our opinion: Impressive in its size and thinness (3.9 mm at its thinnest point), this monitor, in addition to its obvious gaming interest, has all the advantages of a secondary TV. Wi-Fi, it runs TizenOS, Samsung’s TV operating system, and thus can access all streaming platforms and TV channels. And it comes with a remote!

To feel like a real pilot: Volant PRO racing wheel from Logitech G

Realistic driving simulator at home! Logitech G offers a direct-drive Racing Wheel for a dramatic improvement in precision. Equipped with proprietary True Force technology, this equipment promises its users an extremely realistic track experience, to the point of being able to reproduce engine vibrations and road roughness. Thus, this steering wheel with magnetic shift paddles is as close as possible to the steering wheel of a professional racing car. Five user profiles can be saved. 1099 euros.

PRO Racing Wheel by Logitech G.PRO Racing Wheel by Logitech G. – Logitech G

Our opinion: This purist-only steering wheel without a transmission belt, given its price (the equivalent of a track driving course!), is well worth the immersion it provides. It can be easily assembled and disassembled on a simple table. And can be used with or without an additional pedal, sold for 389 euros. Available in two versions (PC/PS4/PS5 or PC/XBox One Series X and S).

To light up the gaming area: Roccat’s Vulcan II Max keyboard

Create darkness around you, the Vulcan II Max keyboard will light up your gaming area like never before! Complete with a numeric keypad (46.3 x 23.6 x 3.35 cm), it is designed for hardcore gamers who demand maximum performance. The keyboard is capable of storing up to four player profiles. The keys of this keyboard can be activated linearly (faster because it is instantaneous) or tactile. Increasing its capabilities, the second level of functions is programmed on 24 keys that light up when secondary functions are activated. 229 euros.

Roccat Vulcan II Max keyboard and backlit wrist rest.Roccat Vulcan II Max keyboard and backlit wrist rest. -Rokat

Our opinion: Attractive, even a little flashy, this keyboard also draws its originality from a backlit translucent wrist rest, a first in the world of gaming. It can be customized but also removed, allowing each player to use it or not. Optomechanical keys (combining light and mechanics) have been tested for 100 million keystrokes to ensure a long keyboard life.

* Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 1, every day from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. Tickets are only available for resale at https://www.parisgamesweek.com/

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