Gaming with the Best of Both Worlds: How the Xim4 Awesomely Merges the PC and Console Gaming Experience

keybd-vs-controllerIf you have always resented the prominence of controllers over keyboards, then this new adapter is exactly what you have been hoping for.  The Xim4 USB Hub gives you the perfect dose of PC functionality with all the console features that you wish to use.  Gamers have long debated whether the keyboard/mouse combo is easier to operate in comparison to the game console controller.  At this time, the fervor and insistence of both claims have not subsided.  However, the quasi-merger that this piece of hardware creates does essentially have some merits if we are looking at the most simple criteria.  For example, many can attest to the fact that using the keyboard and mouse to aim in a first-person shooter does not require much skill as one can simply  glide the mouse over a target and click a button on your large screen LED display.  Controller advocates cannot really make serious objections to this fact, especially since they are compelled to manipulate two joysticks and multiple buttons to perform the same function.  While you can still connect the keyboard and mouse to both the Xbox One and Playstation 4, many games do not allow you to use them.  This is why most gamers appreciate the Xim4: it enables the keyboard and mouse inputs for all games as long as these devices are compatible with Xim4.  You can confirm this by vistiing the Xim4 website

Regardless of your preference, in which case both are valid, the keyboard and mouse breaks things down in fewer steps, as long as it is configured correctly after the adapter is connected.  That leads us to our next point of contention. Techies have reported that the setup for the Xim4 is a lengthy affair.  Once everything is plugged in, you must venture into Xim4 Manager, a setup menu, and align all the needed keys to buttons on the controller.  The cool thing is that you can access Xim4 Manager on iOS, Android, Mac and of course PC.  This quick start guide will get you started and show you how to program your keyboard and mouse on specific games  In conclusion, getting the Xim4 is definitely worth the initial setup requirements in order to play the way you play best, using the tools that are easiest for you.

Get the most out of your Xim4 by hooking up your Xbox One or PS4 to any one of Sceptre’s LED monitors that are available on the Sceptre Store

Meet the Masters! Watch the Pros at the 2016 iBP Masters

masters-wideWe had so much fun with you all during the Summer invitational, that Sceptre is pleased to announce that we will be joining you again as the fierce competition comes to a head during the Fall Masters event on November 12-13, 2016.  Join us as a battle of wits and carnage is waged between such talented teams as Cloud9, Godsent, Team SoloMid, Renegades, FaZe Clan, Immortals, Echo Fox and TyLoo in order to seize the majority of a $100,000 prize pool.  The stakes will inevitably increase because the top four teams will progress to iEM Oakland from November 19-20, which will offer a stunning $300,000 prize pool.  As the stakes increase, spectators will also have a chance to win a bounty of prizes.  The popularity of the iBP games has only increased in recent years, so much so, that they are now being webcasted and even televised live on prominent networks such as TBS and TNT.  So if you are a passionate gamer and/or spectator, check out the event on the tube, online, or come on down to The Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA for the most immersive experience.  When you buy a weekend or premium ticket for the event you will receive iBP merchandise, access to team signings, not to mention, free entry into a ton of the raffles, Sceptre raffle included.

What’s the Deal with Curve: Sceptre Introduces Curved Monitors


With the standard, flat screens that have dominated the TV scene for a decade, one starts to question why a change is in the formula is needed.  Flat screens provide visuals that are light years ahead of their predecessors and only appear to be getting better.  The average viewers can sink their teeth, or more appropriately their eyes, into practically endless color and clarity thanks to features such as 720P, 1080P, MEMC 120Hz, 240Hz, local dimming and all-to-exciting HDR (High-Dynamic-Range). These features have and will continue to make their way to the newest screen format – curved design – but what makes this form better in some areas and weaker in others than the good ol’ flat screen?  Well it all starts with the kind of viewer you happen to be.

Arguably, those who dedicate considerable time to gaming or working will garner the greatest return when using a curved display. This is because the best line of sight is accomplished by sitting front and center of the screen.  The widest field of vision can be perceived from this position, so the curved monitor favors the individual user, if only slightly.

It is not that peeps sitting to the side will have need to complain.  Techies explain that the curving edges of picture provides more depth than the standard flat screen regardless of where a person is seated, at times giving the presentation a 3D feel. They will still be able to view impeccable color and contrast that is only found on curved displays, an advantage that is a result of the light traveling more directly to the eyes.  However, viewers will be able to determine that the clear advantage rests with person who holds the key center position, as the screen appears to envelop this user.  Considering that monitor usage is normally a one-person sport, few will notice this minor difference and all will benefit with the curve.

The Sceptre C325W-1920R Curved LED monitor debuts this month so stop by the Sceptre Store and make it the newest addition to your monitor family.  You will not be disappointed.

Recap of the 2016 Monterey Park Moon Festival


Thank you to all of you who joined Sceptre at the 2016 Moon Festival in Monterey ParK, CA.  There was an incredible turnout of contestants and spectators alike!  Moon cakes were feasted upon, beer was imbibed, cultures and traditions were shared, and the full moon was a spectacular sight to behold .  Sceptre was honored to deliver prizes such as LED TVs, including a 55” 4K UHD, and our Bluetooth speakers, the Sound Pal and McCaron.  Sceptre’s 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor also made its debut amid all the excitement.  We hope that you all had as much fun as we did!

A Day of Fun, a Night of Beauty: The 2016 Monterey Park Moon Festival


Sceptre is honored to participate and support the 2016 Moon Festival.  Please join us on September 10, 3 – 11 PM and September 11, 3 – 10 PM at Barnes Park: 350 S Mcpherrin Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754 as we gather to honor the annual traditions and customs of the festival. Events will include beer tasting, food eating contests, tea tasting, over 20 live performances, carnival games, food trucks and much more!  Don’t forget to check out Sceptre’s digital signage, LED TVs, curved monitors, 4k tv’s and many other exciting products.  We hope to see you there! Admission and Parking are free.

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