New Xbox360 Accessories Announced
"New Xbox360 Accessories Announced"
Published: 11th May 2006 | Source: N/A |
We have seen some news on Xbox 360 Accessories and we thought we'd let you take a look
Xbox Racing Wheel
*The Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel (release date: fall, price TBD) is in development internally at Microsoft by several members from the Microsoft Sidewinder team. The first-party design has a thick, contoured rubber pad for lap usage, and a sturdy clamp for table usage. The wireless steering wheel comes with F1-style shift paddles and pedals equipped with a medal rim to anchor your heels while playing.
The existing battery life is the same as the wireless controller and, by using the AC adaptor, you'll get force feedback. There are two levels of feedback, the basic rumble motors that pick up wheels on gravel and low-level rumbles, and force feedback, from the actual car performance -- slides, crashes, etc. The same rechargeable unit that works for the controllers works with the Xbox 360 wireless steering wheel. The wheel comes with full Dpad usage, ABXY buttons, and a guide button. It comes in one color, "chill white."
We think that this looks a pretty exciting accessory for the 360. It remains to be seen whether it is as good as some of the premium wheels out there at this time.
XBox 360 wireless Headset
Xbox 360 Wireless Headset. The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset integrates seamlessly with the Xbox 360 console to provide wireless voice chat, stylish ergonomic design and superior voice quality over the Xbox Live network. Now gamers can pair this and the award-winning Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for the ultimate wireless experience. Gamers can use up to four Wireless Controllers and Wireless Headsets simultaneously during multiplayer gaming sessions (ERP TBA).
Xbox 360 Wireless gaming reciever for Windows
Now you can use your wireless controllers on the PC!
*Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. Gamers can get the most out of current and future Xbox 360 wireless accessories with the new Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. By plugging the compact receiver into a USB 2.0 port on the PC, the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel can be used on a second platform (ERP TBA).
Xbox Live Vision Camera
We heard about this some time ago. I'm personally not sure exactly how usefull it will be but time will tell
* Xbox Live Vision. The Xbox Live Vision video camera seamlessly integrates with the Xbox 360 system and Xbox Live network to bring interactive social gaming to life. The camera allows gamers to personalize their gaming experience with their own unique gamer picture, send photo messages, and chat by video with friends and family over Xbox Live (ERP TBA).
Xbox 360 HD-DVD player
Microsoft announced this some time ago but here's some more information.
* Xbox 360 HD DVD Player. The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player connects with Xbox 360 to deliver even more high-definition content through blockbuster HD DVD releases from major Hollywood and international movie studios. The HD DVD Player delivers superior high-definition-quality video and stunning digital surround sound with Xbox 360. It includes the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote (ERP TBA).
XBox 360 Memory Unit
A great plus for those with the Core packs - this will give you more room to store your gamer profile and game saves
* Xbox 360 Memory Unit (256 MB). With four times more capacity than the original, gamers can easily store and transfer even more Xbox 360 saved games, Xbox Live profiles, full Xbox Live Arcade titles and other entertainment content downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace.