MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Creative blasts out its latest headset and PowerA helps Amiibo fans show off their collection
Creative Sound BlasterX H5
Creative has launched a brand new range of gaming audio peripherals, dubbed the Sound BlasterX series. The H5 headset is the first product to emerge from the range.
The Sound BlasterX H5 features a simplified design, created to shed unnecessary parts in order to save weight.
A flexible, single-piece reinforced steel band runs over the top of the wearer’s head to provide a comfortable, but tight, fit.
In addition, the headset’s earcups are lined with plush, replaceable protein leather and memory foam cushions to seal out unwanted external noise, as well as being comfortable to wear.
Inside of the the earcups, two large 50mm FullSpectrum drivers have been positioned at a very specific angle to form a mini-acoustic chamber over the ear for improved audio quality.
Players can speak, as well as listen with the H5, thanks to the integrated detachable noise-cancelling microphone.
The peripheral also includes an in-line remote, which provides easy access to volume, mic and playback controls. The replacable nylon braided cable can be split using the included extension.
Like the rest of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the H5 includes the BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC, which allows gamers to customise audio profiles to suit the types of game they are playing – for example, decreasing distractions and increasing audio details in online shooters to boost performance.
Release Date: Late September
PowerA Amiibo End Level Modular Display Stand
Nintendo’s line of Amiibo figurines has inspired fervent collecting among fans, and now PowerA has come up with a way for enthusiasts to show off their impressive collections.
Inspired by the steps and flag pole that mark the end of each level in the Mario series of games, the retro-styled display stand can seat a number of figurines on its blocks.
Extra blocks can be added to showcase more Amiibo, and the modular pieces can be rearranged into custom positions as users see fit.
Each set initially holds up to six Amiibo, but larger collections can be exhibited by combining multiple sets.
Release Date: October 1st
Distributor: ILT Distribution
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