Our friends at Gioteck have now officially joined the next (current?) gen party, by announcing the release of various bits and bobs that go with your shiny new console/s like strawberries with cream – or like an adjustable 14X scope with a JNG-90. Either way, you can find the full list and all details at their site; here, we present the highlights which caught our eye.
Now, the above is – we presume – little more than a very long micro USB cable. Three metres long, to be exact; but that’s precisely why we were unnaturally pleased to see it. As anybody with a PS4 will know, the DualShock 4 charging cable that you get in the box is insultingly short. You can still play while tethered to the console, sure; but only at a worryingly intimate proximity to the machine. This here cable will eliminate this issue altogether. The particularly affluent amongst you who have found the funds to shell out for an extra DualShock 4 or two may well be interested in the charging station also released, which can handle two of the things at once.
Xbox One, Xbox 180, Xbone, Kevin; whatever you call it, Microsoft’s latest console also has some play-and-charge lovin’ from Gioteck. It’s a play and charge kit for the Xbox One controller and, er, there’s not a lot more to say about it really. It is worth mentioning, though, that the cheeky monkeys are undercutting the official option by a fiver.
Nowadays, you can get an HDMI cable from Poundland – but a quality one for just under ten notes is still not at all bad. Gold plated connectors (don’t get excited, you can’t sell it on for more than RRP) ensure that the signal flows through smooth as silk, thanks to the magic of human perceptions of value and the beauty of capitalism. The packaging reassures you that it’s compatible with 3DTVs and 4K displays, in case you weren’t sure. You’ll still need the presence of an empty HDMI socket, mind you.
The only UK retailer selling the latest Gioteck range at the moment is Tesco, though others will be added in the coming weeks. Don’t hold your breath for the local bakery though.