All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Peripherals’

Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals

The February NPD numbers were released this week, showing that handheld console sales are still lagging far behind the segment’s historical highs. One bright spot was that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Bravely Default cracked the top 10 software sales chart for the month, but overall handhelds are quickly becoming niche products as consumers begin to embrace mobile gaming. A DigiTimes Research …

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GameDock Could Turn Your iPhone Into a Console

It’s clear that traditional gaming on a smartphone is frustrating. Games that need more than a tap or a swipe have to overlay controls onto the touchscreen, meaning that gamers will have their fingers hovering over much of the game. The newly released Max Payne for iPhone is a good example of this. Solutions to this problem are beginning to …

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New Bluetooth Controller Coming For iOS and Android

Tired of having to use controls that cover the screen when doing some serious gaming on your mobile touch device? Snakebyte, a company that makes gaming-related peripherals, has a solution – sort of. The company today announced that it will soon be selling a bluetooth wireless controller for use with iOS and Android devices called the idroid:con. Though bluetooth controllers …

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Nintendo Patents A Wii U Gun Peripheral

Two Nintendo patents granted yesterday reveal that Nintendo is already planning peripherals for its new system, the Wii U. The peripheral patented appears to be a light-gun-style device which incorporates a Wii Nunchaku-type design into the grip and holds the Wii U pad in a position facing the user. An illustration of the peripheral can be seen in the illustration …

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Sony Patents Bizarre PlayStation Move Peripheral

Sony has patented a peripheral for the Playstation Move controller that looks – odd. The peripheral, as you can see in the illustration above, is a ring in which the Playstation Move controller can be inserted. It’s similar to Nintendo’s steering wheel peripheral that came with its Mario Kart Wii game, except Sony’s design has handles sticking out of it. …

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This Bud’s For You: Adventures in USB Flash Drives

This folks, is what’s known as “The Genuine Article.” Yes, what you are looking at is, in fact, a Budweiser beer-themed USB drive capable of holding a six-pack’s worth 4 gigabytes worth of data. As pointed out by Geek Alerts, the drive in question is conveniently called the “Budweiser USB Drive with Actual Beer,” at least by the blog pointing …

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A Facebook Shower Curtain?

Are you so addicted to Facebook to the point you want to decorate your dwelling with a look and feel that matches the Facebook layout? What about your shower curtain? If so, you’re in luck. Introducing the Social Shower Curtain, which is named after the familiar format that inspired it. Naturally, the avoidance of the “Facebook” trademark applies here, hence …

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A Self-Sanitizing Keyboard?

Do dirty keyboards make your skin crawl? Does the idea of using a keyboard after someone else has touched it leave you clammy? If so, Vioguard may have something you’d be interested, provided the idea of a self-sanitizing keyboard appeals to you. The Vioguard keyboard was developed by two previous Microsoft employees, and it has just received approval from the …

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