Thursday, August 9th 2018

Acer Raising its Own Gaming Peripherals Brand

Acer announced plans to spin-off a portion of its PC peripherals division to a gaming peripherals brand of its own. The company sees opportunity in the swelling, high-margin gaming peripherals market, as online PC gaming is on the rise, and gamers look to eke out competitive edge through better peripherals. The name of the brand is expected to be "GT," short for Gadget Technology.

GT will sell gaming keyboards, mice, mousing surfaces, headsets, gaming chairs, and suitcases to carry your hardware to BYO events. The date set for the spin-off is September 14. GT will be given a paid-in capital of about $1.5 million. There's no word on how this move will affect Acer's Predator line of pre-built gaming desktops and notebooks. In all likelihood we could see GT peripherals re-badged under the Acer Predator logo included with those products, or provided as options.
Source: DigiTimes
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8 Comments on Acer Raising its Own Gaming Peripherals Brand

#1
Hood
"Gadget Technology"? I guess all the good names are already in use. They could make the "GT" stand for Gaming Trash and have more success :roll:
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#2
francisw19
Yes, because we have such a shortage of peripherals on the market already... :wtf:
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#5
LPide
Why not just brand it under Predator?
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#6
Hood
"LPide said:
Why not just brand it under Predator?
Maybe because that word is now associated with sexual deviants? It never was approved by the self-appointed political correctness committee as being safe for children...
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LPide
"Hood said:
Maybe because that word is now associated with sexual deviants? It never was approved by the self-appointed political correctness committee as being safe for children...
if thats the case, the entire line should be gone
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Cataclysm_ZA
"LPide said:
Why not just brand it under Predator?
Acer is splitting off their entire peripherals department along with IoT and other Smart Home products. This isn't just peripherals. They're doing this so that in the event of the business needing to sell off their stake in GT, they can do it cleanly without wasting too much time reorganising themselves.
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