When USB Type-C gadgets and ports become commonplace, sticking a USB connector wrong side up will become a thing of the past. Personally I don’t mind. It’s one of those things that remind you that you’re alive.
We’ve featured a few specialized hacks and adapters that let you use a different controller on one gaming platform. But ConsoleTuner’s Titan One adapter might be able to fulfill several of your controller needs at once – even the ones you never thought you had.
There are adapters that let you use the PS2’s DualShock 2 controller with the Wii and Wii U. It appears there will be a similar adapter that will connect the PS3, PS4 and other USB controllers to Nintendo’s consoles.
Most people use and carry around a bevy of mobile devices these days. There’s nothing wrong with that, since I do it myself. However, it gives rise to various inconveniences like having to carry around tons of different chargers for all the devices.
The Xim Edge is an adapter that lets console gamers borrow one of the strengths of the PC master race, letting you connect keyboards, mice, joysticks or other USB-based input peripherals to an Xbox 360 or a PS3.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the price of the Wii because I want to play Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story. Datel’s soon-to-be-released adapter could prove handy for a longtime PlayStation gamer like me, because it allows one to use a PS2 DualShock controller with the Wii and the new Wii U.
While I have some large headphones at home, I always carry earbuds with me because they are just so small and convenient. This new earbud adapter is supposed to expand the usefulness of earbuds, allowing them to become headphones.
Japanese manufacturer JTT has released an adapter that adds a variety of connectivity options to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It has both an HDMI out and analog AV out, a USB port and a mini-USB port that you can use to charge your iOS device.
It’s great that more and more gadgets are compatible with USB chargers, but if you don’t have enough ports or outlets you’ll still be stuck with a dead device. Fortunately CableJive, the same company that makes the convenient duaLink USB sync cable, has a solution: the dualCharge and dualCarCharge chargers.
If you’re looking for a hidden camera that would blend in your office or appliance-packed house, this just might be the thing you need. Just plug it in and it’ll start recording as soon as it detects motion.
Last year we featured a case for the iPhone 4 that lets you switch between two SIM cards. That case has now been upgraded – now you can use two SIMs at once, no need to switch, plus you get an 800 mAh extra battery.
HDMI output for the iPhone? Surely not! You’d think that something as basic as an HDMI output wouldn’t be a big deal for a gadget like the iPhone. I mean, in this world of HDTVs, many devices ship with such a port standard.
…or at least those who own a MIDI-capable set of drums or keyboard. In case you didn’t know, Rock Band’s gaming peripherals can be crazy expensive. Drum sets can reach as high as $300, and the new money-grabber, the keyboards, can go for as much as $190.
For years, we had to put up with network adapters for computers that were huge. You know the ones I mean, big fat adapters that were three inches long and blocked USB ports around them. We had the same problem with wireless adapters for keyboards and mice too until Logitech and others started making them tiny.