We already have a few official Atari accessories for iOS devices, including the Atari Arcade “duo powered” joystick designed specifically for iPad. Today we bring you a one of a kind Atari accessory for iPhone that you’ll wish you would have purchased first.
Technabob points us to a custom iPhone speaker dock made out of an old Atari 2600 console. The item recently sold on Etsy, a website dedicated to selling handmade and one of a kind goods, with a price tag of $100 USD. Keep Reading
Hyperkin dropped its SNES handheld console last year to get us in the mood for portable remakes of retro consoles, and now SNK Playmore is getting to drop a new Neo Geo handheld preloaded with 20 classic games on its 2GB of onboard storage.
The device has a 4.3-inch display, SD card slot, original stick from the NEO Geo console pad, four game buttons, and two shoulder buttons. Japanese language blog Famicom-Plaza got its hands on the device (via andriasang) and also provided a list of twenty classic titles (below) that will come with the console including a couple notables: Metal Slug, King of Fighters ’94. and Fatal Fury. Keep Reading
One of the biggest mobile game publishers on the market, Gameloft, is getting set to introduce a new gaming feature on smartphones that was previously unavailable — in-game voice chat over 4G on Android devices.
Gameloft made things official at the Qualcomm booth during CES 2012 this month by announcing that they would initially be partnering with Verizon to roll the service out across devices on its 4G LTE network.
We now know the first game to get in-game chat will be Ashphalt 6: Adrenaline and the feature will be rolling out to users across various Gameloft titles later this year. Keep Reading
This isn’t the first time that PC case and accessory maker Thermaltake and BMW subsidiary Designworks USA have teamed up on a new product designed specifically for gamers. The new Level 10 M gaming mouse announced by the two companies today is an unconventional design created with the pro gamer in mind. You might be familiar with the popular Level 10 PC case the companies unveiled back in 2009.
As you can see in the images, the Level 10 M mouse has a hollowed out body that Keep Reading
The Razer Project Fiona is generating some unprecedented hype for a gaming console. Much of that is due to it not being a traditional gaming console — it’s a tablet.
But it isn’t so much about the hype as it is the hi-res video we have of someone actually playing the game on ultra-high settings. Quite simply put, it looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen before (dare we say at first glance a bit awkward).
Its pros, according to several CES attendees, outweigh the cons — largely because of the sidebar controllers, eliminating the need for a touchscreen with tablet gaming Keep Reading
Following the NES controller concept for iPhone that we showed you last week, a new mod discovered by blogger Paul Rickards allows you to use an actual NES controller with your iPad over USB.
In a post over at biosrhythm, Rickards explains that the discovery was the result of an accident while using the C64 homebrew keyboard he modded to work with his iPad using Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. Rickards explains the process (via TouchArcade): Keep Reading
The idea of waterproofing your iDevice is nothing new. A few months back we showed you The Proof waterproof watch kit for iPod nano. However, at CES 2012 a few companies are showing off some truly impressive waterproofing solutions that will allow you to full submerge your device with seemingly no consequences.
First up is Liquipel who has created a special coating that claims to protect your smartphone from water damage. Keep Reading
Bodymetrics– experts in 3D body scanning technology– are showing off their body-mapping applications at CES 2012 capable of allowing users to “virtually try on garments from partner retailers to determine whether a garment fits and flatters their body”.
The technology utilizes PrimeSense 3D sensors similar to Kinect that allow it to map “every contour and curve” of your exact body shape, which until recently required costly body-scanners. The company plans on bringing these types of augmented reality applications for trying on clothing to people’s homes and small businesses through Smart TVs in the near future. Keep Reading
Up until now only Android users have had the pleasure of using the Gametel bluetooth controller from accessory maker Fructel. The device clips onto your smartphone and provides a classic D-pad/joystick hybrid on the left, “Select” and “Start” in the middle”, four game buttons on the right, and two shoulder buttons that sit behind the smartphone.
Fructel recently announced (via GSMArena) a couple days early that an iOS version of Gametel will indeed be launching at CES.
iPhones, iPads, and iPods running iOS 4.0 Keep Reading
There isn’t a shortage of gaming accessories on the market for Xbox and PS3, but the U.S. Army is intent on cashing in on the success of games like Modern Warfare with a selection of official Army-branded gaming accessories.
The product page for the products describe them as for “modern gaming warfare”, which I guess is as close as you can get to marketing something as “Modern Warfare” without Activision suing you. Keep Reading
With CES 2012 set to kick off next week on January 10, the big talk of this year’s show is smart TVs, mostly due to Apple’s expected entrance into the HDTV market. Due to this, much of the media is picking up the story that 3D won’t be as big of a focus at the show as it was last year.
According to CNET, at least one TV vendor plans to grab some attention with its latest 3D technology– Toshiba is introducing a glasses-free 3D TV and plan to be first to the U.S. market in the first quarter of 2012. Keep Reading
Ekso is the work of Berkeley, California company Ekso Bionics who evolved the product from their first exoskeleton invention, ExoHiker, designed to allow able-bodied individuals to lift 200 pounds with ease. According to a lengthy report from Spectrum profiling Ekso, the company is planning to be first to market to rehab facilities by the first half of the new year with the new walking suit. Keep Reading
Progeny Systems, a company that specializes in developing advanced technology for the United States Department of Defense, recently visited marines at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejune, N.C to get their opinion on future advanced military technology.
Lt. Col. Randy G. Pugh, an intelligence officer for the II Marine Expeditionary Force had this to say on the Official U.S. Marine Corps Website:
“The idea was to bring together the engineers that are building these different systems with the people that are going to eventually use these systems. So that rather than waiting to the end when you hand a Marine something and say this is what I think you want. You’ve asked them all along the way your building it.”
Sensics isn’t the first company to market a pair of so called smart goggles. However, while most other concepts act simply as a display for another machine (like a smartphone), these Android-powered 3D Smart Goggles work completely independently of your phone.
The goggles concept shown off in the video below and image above is known simply as the Sensics SmartGoggles, codenamed “Natalia”. AndroidCommunity correctly points out that it is really more a helmet, then goggles. Nonetheless, Sensics is promising full 3D capability, a 360 degree field of view, and an overall experience that caters to gamers.
As you can see in the video, it appears that some type of motion control/ gestures will Keep Reading
The guys over at The Verge recently went behind the scenes at Microsoft’s Building 99, where approximately 850 researchers (or 1% of all Microsoft employees) work to develop the latest technologies that might one day make it into consumer products.
In the most recent episode released, GM of strategy and communications at Microsoft Research, Kevin Schofield, shows us the future possibilities of Kinect. We also get a look at researchers playing around with a depth-sensing UI concept known as Lightspace. Keep Reading
Likely inspired by the bearded dragon who received attention last month for his skills in Android game Ant Smasher (video below), YouTube user “KoreanFrogMania” and his pet African bullfrog take their best shot at the high score. However, this video doesn’t go exactly as planned… Keep Reading
We recently had fans of our YouTube Channel going bonkers when we showed off what may be one of the greatest toys ever. But what the video doesn’t show you is the secret to the copter’s amazingness…the pilot flying it.
We had the opportunity to catch up with the man, dubbed Warthox, who flew and built the copter in the video, and to learn how he garnered the skillz to master the amazing quad-copter: Keep Reading
Anyone remember the big virtual gaming craze that came and went way back when, with those huge polygons, and movies like The Lawnmower Man?
Well, the PS VITA is out, and it may be the closest thing we may have (minus the ridiculous headsets) to “virtual gaming.”
Equipped with two special cameras that projects a separate ‘gaming world’ layer on top Keep Reading
Lack of responsiveness when typing on the iPad’s onscreen keyboard has always been a strong argument for those who think it can never truly replace the efficiency of a laptop’s full-size, physical keyboard. That’s precisely the inspiration behind a new product called TouchFire that recently received over $200,000 in funding on Kickstarter.
The TouchFire is an ultra-thin silicon keyboard overlay that is meant to provide your iPad with all the benefits of a real, physical keyboard. It attaches via iPad 2′s magnets and also clips onto a Smart Cover with a small clip. The best part is the accessory has been engineered specifically to allow you to rest your fingers on the keys without accidental presses on the touch screen, but also still lets you swipe horizontally. Keep Reading
Thanks to HDMI out, there are more than a few ways to get out smartphones to display content on the big screen. Apple is also making it even easier to wirelessly stream content to the living room with AirPlay, and there are a ton of different solutions for doing the same on Android. However, the LightPad from QP Optoelectronics aims to be more of a mobile solution, acting as a laptop sized display and projector for your smartphone.
Essentially the size and look of your average notebook, the LightPad has an 11″ 854×480 rear projection display built-in (the company is planning a 1280×720 res for the second gen). That same pico-projector also flips around and is capable of projecting up to a 60-inch display out front.
The accessory is compatible with pretty much any smartphone that supports HDMI/MHL out, offers up to 7 hours battery life and has a full-size keyboard. Keep Reading