Victrix launches ‘world’s fastest’ Xbox controller and Gambit wireless headset

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Victrix launches what it calls the world’s fastest Xbox controller as well as a new wireless gaming headset.

The San Diego, California-based company designed both products for hardcore gamers who want to get the most out of their gaming peripherals. They were both designed in consultation with esportsteams.

Products include the Victrix Gambit Dual-Core Tournament Controller and the Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset.

The controller works on both the PC and the Xbox family of game consoles. It contains quick fingerprints, triggers and button responses. While one of its cores handles fast input processing, the other core runs the controller’s sound including built-in Dolby Atmos, giving players optimal spatial awareness of a competitive edge.

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“For our sports consumers and the fans at home who strive to play the best, there are a few factors that are crucial,” Ali Homayounfar, product manager for esports (and a former sports player) at PDP, said in a news conference. “When it comes to gaming controllers, speed is obviously at the top of the list. Because winning or losing, especially in competitive environments, is often determined by milliseconds. And the same goes when you play competitively at home.”

The controller also has adjustable trigger stops, 14 included replaceable components, the ability to customize settings in the Victrix app and a bag. Victrix said the claim to have the world’s fastest Xbox controller is based on an independent laboratory test of Xbox controllers by NTS in August 2021 of average digital and analog input latency with a wired connection and audio running on Xbox Series X – consoles.

Builds a better controller

Above: Victrix Gambit wireless game controller has many customization options.

Image credit: Victrix

To build a better controller, the company needed to understand how latency or interaction fatally affects gameplay. It studied the systems, both on the console and the PC, that slow things down and produce noticeable delay for gamers.

“The more delay you have, the more there is a gap between a player’s intended actions and what is actually happening on the screen,” Homayounfar said.

Some factors are beyond your control and delay may be due to a number of different factors, e.g. Input latency, console or PC system latency and display latency. Victrix focuses on the parts it can control. The company benchmarked Xbox controllers and tested them for speed with a wired connection first. The measured latency time related to button push, bumper pressure, release movement and thumb movement. It discovered that these delay issues could be measured in milliseconds.

“We’ve found that not all controllers are created equal when it comes to input latency,” Kumar said.

And it found that splitting the processing between audio tasks and controller tasks could make the system faster, and the company found that its controller can be as much as eight times faster than other controllers on the market when it comes to analog inputs. , he said. The controller has been licensed and tested through Microsoft’s Xbox team.

“When it comes to latency, the gamma controller has faster buttons, triggers and thumbs than any controller on the Xbox today, no one wore,” Kumar said.

With the Gambit controller, pressing the button in the next frame is displayed 99% of the time for digital inputs and 90% of the time for analog inputs such as. The thumb or trigger. The closest competing controller can only do this about 33% of the time for digital inputs and 10% of the time for analog inputs, Kumar said.

You can use an app to configure customizations, e.g. The controls for mapping to your back paddles and you can do this on the go even while playing a game.

Victrix Gambit wireless gaming headset

Above: Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset.

Image credit: Victrix

The new Gambit headset uses much of the same acoustic design, lightweight components and comfortable materials as the reputable Victrix Pro AF headset that debuted in 2018. I used that headset for a few years. And even though I did not win any tournaments with it, I liked its noise reduction features.

The Gambit headset can be used wirelessly for up to 40 feet or wired with an included 3.5mm cable that has in-line control. The headset also comes with a lifetime subscription to Dolby Atmos on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and the PlayStation 5 version of the headset can use 3D Audio for more immersion. The Victrix Gambit headset is also the first officially licensed wireless headset designed for PlayStation 5.

Navin Kumar, Marketing Manager for Performance Designed Products (owner of Victrix), said in a press conference that the company’s internal engineering team works side by side with esports professionals to create products that fit their needs. They take that advice and design it into products that both everyday players and professionals can enjoy, at affordable price points, he said.

The controller is available today at VictrixPro.com and select game retailers for $ 100, while the wireless headset is available today for $ 130.

Practical use

Above: Victrix has a purple or white version of its new Gambit game controller.

Image credit: Victrix

I have tried both the controller and the headset. The controller comes with several options that were interesting to me. The USB-C connector is recessed, so your cable is less likely to be damaged if it juts out while charging. It also comes with black-and-white or purple-black color options. I used a higher analog stick to the right that came with the parts.

Homayounfar told me that it can help with more accurate aiming when aiming with a sniper rifle in a first person shooter. I’ve used it in both Call of Duty: Warzone and Aliens: Fireteam Elite battles this weekend. But I can not say that I still have definite proof that it will help me. But it’s nice to have the opportunity.

I also liked the many different options for things like e.g. How fast your stick moves around the edges. And the purple cover was very easy to attach to the magnets that hold it to the surface of the controller.

The headset has a mute feature where you push the microphone up to turn it off, which is great when your family is making a lot of noise in the background that you do not want your teammates to hear. It has an audio jack if you need a wired connection, but it is intended to be used as a wireless headset.

The wireless headset has no major frills as lighting on the ear cups, but it is not that dangerous. The cables they supply are neat and long, making it easier to use. It’s light and easy to take on your head, and that’s what matters. In fact, it feels much lighter than the older Victrix headset. The sound quality is good. And although I have not yet won any major battles with it, I have high hopes for it.

The Victrix brand

Above: Victrix Gambit wireless headset is completely black with a touch of purple.

Image credit: Victrix

Victrix was founded in 2017 with a focus on esports with a mission to create the best headsets, microphones and controllers. It has a low latency match for match play, which it says can give players an advantage when going head-to-head against other players in a match play. Products like that have given Victrix cred among gaming fans, Homayounfar said.

“We are very heavy in the sports community. We sponsor major tournaments and players from e.g. [pro fighting game player] Justin Wong, ”said Homayounfar. “On the FPS side, we have good relationships with top professionals, organizers and teams.”

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