CES 2012 CoverageBosco - January 19, 2012
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Genius is a company that a lot of us haven't heard of, but it was on hand to show off the GX Gaming series of peripherals. There were a number of keyboards, mice, and sound devices. The Imperator and Imperator Pro keyboards both feature 18 programmable macro keys, a palm rest design, and on-board memory. The Imperator has seven media keys, while the Imperator Pro only has six. The Imperator Pro also features a backlight, allowing for better nighttime gaming.
The DeathTaker mouse features adjustable DPI from 100 to 5700 with a 1,000Hz polling rate. There are also a number of adjustable weights to customize it for every gamer. Also customizable are up to 55 macro keys that can be stored in five profiles. The Maurus mouse can be adjusted from 450 to 3500 DPI and also has up to 20 grams worth of weight adjustment.
There was also a pair of headphones — the Cavimanus and Lychas. The Cavimanus features virtual 7.1 channel sound with a 40mm unit driver. A vibration function is also included to really immerse you in the games you play. The unidirectional microphone allows for communication with your teammates, and a blue LED gives off a nice glow. The Lychas is a foldable headset with swivel ear cups. The 50mm unit driver will provide the sound, while a microphone again aids in communication with your team.
Genius also brought a portable two-speaker system. The SP-i250G is a pair of portable speakers that produce a 360 degree stereo sound field. A built-in lithium battery makes it perfect to provide sound for your MP3 player or laptop. The tiny system is only capable of 6 watts of output power.