Friday, March 16, 2018

Logitech launches a speaker system with RGB lights that react to your gameplay

Light news.

Wouldn't it be cool if your desktop and surrounding area lit up with different colored lights based on what you're doing in a game? If you answered 'yes' to that question, Logitech's new G560 speaker system might be the final piece to your RGB puzzle. Otherwise, toss this into the OGARP (Oh God, Another RGB Peripheral) category.
For those who fall into the former category, Logitech's G division is aiming to deliver a more immersive experience with its new speakers. It's the company's first speaker system to be infused with its Lightsync technology. This allows you to synchronize the light show with audio to match the on-screen action in real-time.
"Light and animation effects can be customized across approximately 16.8 million colors, with four lighting zones... Lightsync technology also works with video and music content allowing you to enjoy immersive light and sound beyond gaming," Logitech G says.
Logitech has made available a Lightsync SDK to game developers to program custom effects. At present, there are nearly a dozen of games with custom lighting profiles for Lightsync, including Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, Counter Strike : GO, Dota 2, Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, Killing Floor 2, Metronomicon, Tom Clancy’s: The Division, and Total War: Warhammer II. Discord is also supported.

The speaker system consists of two satellites with 2.5-inch drivers and a 6.5-inch subwoofer. Logitech G says the G560 delivers 120 watts RMS power and 240 watts peak power. You can connect the speaker system via Bluetooth or USB. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack.
You can preorder the G560 now for $200, with availability expected in April.