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The Gaming edge Sometimes, in a competitive online match, a good headset is all it takes to make the difference between all out victory or a humiliating defeat. To give hardcore gamers that extra edge, Razer has just introduced two new cutting-edge headsets for the Xbox 360 – the Chimaera 5.1 Surround Sound and Chimaera Stereo Gaming Headsets. Both editions of the Chimaera are wireless and have extralarge ear cups for maximum comfort. Even battery life is great with up to eight hours on the 5.1 edition and 12 on the Stereo edition and when they do run out of juice, just hang the headset onto the base station. It not only provides you a stylish place to hang them, it also doubles as a charging dock and audio processing unit, letting you customise the game audio to your absolute satisfaction.

Best of both worlds If you are having trouble deciding between an Android-based tablet and a Windows 7-based one, why not get the new ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Pro. It is a ten-inch professional tablet PC with dual boot functionality, offering a quick switch capability between Windows 7 Professional for business use and Google Android 2.2 for personal and social entertainment. Dual-boot enables users to access business software that only runs on Windows and investigates Android without switching completely. The ViewPad 10 Pro is one of the first tablets to have the Intel Oak Trail processor combined with support for flash 10.1 and the new interface provides an excellent navigation experience. It has a 1,024x600 LED backlit capacitive multi-touch panel, is fully connected with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and has at least six hours of battery life.

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TECH Issue 12  
TECH Issue 12  

Immersive Gaming, April 2011