Gaming Accessories

Nintendo New 3DS XL
REVIEW

Nintendo New 3DS XL ( Black)

The 3DS XL's improved 3D head-tracking is a big step up and its performance boost more makes a noticeable difference. A few head-scratching design choices prevent us from falling for the New 3DS XL, but this is still the best Nintendo portable to get.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 27, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nintendo Wii U Premium Set
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii U Premium Set (Japan Import)

The Wii U has shaken off some of its initial growing pains to become a superior kid and family console, with a limited but excellent lineup of exclusive games you won't find anywhere else.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2014
Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim  Assassin's Creed 3 Limited Edition Bundle
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim Assassin's Creed 3 Limited Edition Bundle ( 500GB)

While it will begin to cede its position to the PS4 in 2015, the PlayStation 3 still delivers impressively strong value for gaming and video entertainment.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nintendo 2DS
REVIEW

Nintendo 2DS ( Crimson Red)

At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 2, 2013
Nvidia Shield Portable
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield Portable

The Nvidia Shield brings console-level quality to portable Android gaming, but it needs a higher quality list of compatible games before it can truly rival the Vita or 3DS.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 30, 2013
Sony PlayStation Vita
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation Vita ( Cosmic Red)

Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2012

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Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle ( Black, Remote Plus)

For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2010
Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle ( Red, Remote Plus)

For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2010
Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle ( White, Remote Plus)

For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2010
Sony PlayStation 3 Move Starter Bundle Kit
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 3 Move Starter Bundle Kit

Though it provides some of the best motion control we've seen in games, a few issues and a lackluster launch library may have you waiting to buy the PlayStation Move.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 1, 2010
Neoya Wii2HDMI
REVIEW

Neoya Wii2HDMI ( converter for Wii console)

Though it won't improve the picture quality had on a current Wii component connection, the Wii2HDMI adapter successfully carries audio and video over a single HDMI signal.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 2, 2010

MSRP: $39.95

Nyko Nintendo Wii TypePad Pro
REVIEW

Nyko Nintendo Wii TypePad Pro

As the first QWERTY Wii accessory we've seen, the Nyko TypePad Pro works well; however, we're not sure it's useful enough to justify its purchase.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 17, 2010
Nyko Charge Base IC
REVIEW

Nyko Charge Base IC ( Wii)

While the Nyko Charge Base IC goes for a few dollars more than we'd like to pay, its magnetic induction, auxiliary USB port, and power toggle separate it from other charging systems we've seen.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 28, 2009
Nyko Action Pak
REVIEW

Nyko Action Pak ( Wii)

The Action Pak provides a better shooting experience than the Zapper or the Perfect Shot and is recommended for any Wii gamer who is serious about the genre.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2009
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim ( 120GB)

With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 19, 2009
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Wii MotionPlus
REVIEW

Wii MotionPlus

Wii MotionPlus definitely provides some impressive moments in gaming; we just wish it was incorporated in the original Wii remote.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 20, 2009
Konnet PS3 and Xbox 360 Power Pyramid
REVIEW

Konnet PS3 and Xbox 360 Power Pyramid ( charging and storage dock for game controllers)

While we wished it cost a bit less, the Konnet PS3 and Xbox 360 Power Pyramid is a solid gaming accessory that will appeal to dual-console owners.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2009

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Energizer 4X Charging System for Wii
REVIEW

Energizer 4X Charging System for Wii

A few design flaws with the Energizer 4X Charging System may have you better off just buying the company's rechargeable batteries separately.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 26, 2009

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Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3
REVIEW

Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3

Setting up the Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3 isn't completely painless (or cheap), but once up and running, it does provide total control over your PS3 including the ability to power it on and off.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 17, 2009
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
iRecord Pro
REVIEW

iRecord Pro

The iRecord Pro provides an exceedingly simple way to record video content to a variety of portable devices, including the iPhone and the PSP, but the high price tag and lack of a scheduling feature make it a questionable investment for all but the most computer-phobic users.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 8, 2008

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