- Next-Gen Monitors: A flood of headset-free innovations signals a shift in how consumers might interact with the omnipresent screens in their lives in the future. As a next evolution of curved-screen technology, the Ultra Reality gaming monitor from US start-up Brelyon almost entirely wraps around a player’s head, providing a VR experience with a level of immersion previously relegated to headset wearers. For a similarly glasses-free experience, the Spatial Vision from Taiwanese computer hardware giant Asus packs a 3D display into a 16in laptop. Beyond just benefitting gamers, the multidimensional graphics on the go offered by Spatial Vision untether creatives designing in 3D from their desktop PCs.
With monitors serving as gateways to other worlds, their picture quality can either ramp up the immersivity of a gaming experience or shatter the illusion entirely. Enter the G7H Gaming Monitor from Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense, which uses thousands of ultra-bright mini-LEDs to provide a crystal clear viewing experience with contrast controls.
- Game-Specific Infrastructure: High-speed internet is an essential component of home gaming infrastructure, and with Wi-Fi 7 set to replace the current Wi-Fi 6 generation soon, routers specifically tailored for gaming are moving to accommodate up to four times faster network speeds. Cue the Archer GE800 from Chinese modem maker TP-Link, a futuristic-looking router promising lightning-fast, lag-free gaming, and the RadiX BE22000 Turbo router from Taiwanese computer hardware company MSI, which has antennas that ‘follow’ devices as they move around for perfect connectivity in every room of the house.
For further insights, Stylus members can see Realising Virtual Realities and CES 2023: Personal Electronics.