Hardware

Nintendo 2DS Hardware Review

Nintendo 2DS Hardware (Iso)Though it lacks the ability to display 3D content and makes some minor hardware concessions, the Nintendo 2DS is a great option for budget-minded gamers or parents of young children wanting to enter the world of 3DS software.

The first thing you will notice about Nintendo 2DS is that is eschews the clamshell design introduced by the original DS in favour of a wedge-shaped, tablet style format. The unit is 14.5 cm wide, 12.7 cm in length, 2 cm at its thickest point and weighs in at a svelte 260 grams. Read More...
 

Wii U Pro Controller Review

Wii U Pro Controller BoxDesigned as a more traditional input method that the Wii U GamePad or the Wii Remote, the Wii U Pro Controller from Nintendo is both comfortable and responsive, but also lacks some of the functionality that its intended audience tends to look for.

The Wii U Pro Controller weighs in at about eight ounces (227 grams), measures about 6.25 inches (15.9 cm) across at its widest point, about 4.75 inches (12 cm) tall and about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) thick including the analog sticks. For a frame of reference, it is slightly thinner than the Xbox 360 Controller, particularly in the grips, though it carries the same basic size and shape. Read More... 

Circle Pad Pro Review

Circle Pad ProThe Circle Pad Pro peripheral for the Nintendo 3DS adds a second analog slide pad and two trigger buttons to the system's core functionality. However, it blocks access to the cartridge and stylus slots, as well as the wireless switch, and vastly decreases the portability of the 3DS.

Installing the Circle Pad Pro is fairly simple. You need to open the battery cover using a coin, insert the included AAA battery, close the cover, secure an included wrist strap and snap your 3DS into the peripheral. Read More...

Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel Review

Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel Front ViewDesigned for use with racing games, the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel from Microsoft offers a lightweight, motion-controlled alternative to a traditional controller or bulky steering wheel setup.

The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel provides surprisingly precise and accurate control, a comfortable grip and rumble feedback; however it does have its share of problems that limit practical functionality, most notably a lack of shoulder buttons. Read More...