I will readily admit that I like to play games on my iPhone. I also admit that I will steer away from any game that doesn’t use normal touch and gesture control. If I have to use those fake on-screen joysticks I won’t play the game.
At a Nintendo meeting last week, company president Satoru Iwata unveiled a necessary accessory for a game that’s on the wrong platform. What am I talking about? The upcoming Pokémon typing tutor game for the Nintendo DS, called Battle & Get!
While I’ve always enjoyed a full keyboard, switching to a smaller one for my Mac hasn’t been a big issue. I can learn to live without a numeric keypad, although I’d rather not. If you’re like me, then you’ll probably be happy to hear that Cropmark’s numeric keypad is now available and perfectly matches your Apple gear.
I have used Bluetooth headsets before when I was driving in a car. They are generally easy to use, but at one point or another I always have a brain fart and forget what button does what and end up turning on pairing mode or something when trying to answer the phone.
This cool little portable speaker is named Perch and it will connect to your favorite Bluetooth devices. It will also charge your cell phones.
It even comes with an alarm clock, microphone, and will work well with most smartphones.
There are already several apps available that turn iOS devices into remote controls for both hardware and software media players, such as Apple’s own Remote app or the XBMC Remote (also available for Android), but how about an app that can move your TV?
Mobile Internet is great – you can check your email, read the news, reserve seats at restaurants, and even check for parking spots, all from your smartphone. Not that I enjoy any of that fantastic futuristic stuff here where I live, but it’s nice to know that theoretically, I could.
Fossil has been toying with Bluetooth watches for a couple of years. Their latest concept will connect to your precious smartphone and give you tidbits that are supposed to stop you from digging into your pocket to grab your iPhone.
This tiny keyboard is perfect for times when you need to control your PC or mobile device (or blind someone) from across the room.
Not only does it offer a 72-key QWERTY keyboard, but a tiny touchpad, and a new bonus not usually found on keyboards – a laser pointer.
Are you a Mac user that misses the good old days? You know, the days when your iMac actually shipped with a whole keyboard. I’ll admit, I do like the portability of my miniature keyboard, but it just doesn’t work as an everyday peripheral.
And I thought typing on a touchscreen was hard. A company called Citta Consulting Inc. is currently developing a portable Bluetooth keyboard that can be operated using only one hand. The tiny gadget is called the Kee4, and it has an interesting approach to typing – all of the characters that you can type on a traditional keyboard can also be typed on the Kee4, except almost all characters will have to be typed using more than one keystroke because, well, look:
The keyboard only has four keys!
With the barrage of case + Bluetooth keyboard combos available for the iPad, one enterprising company has realized that the iPhone 4 presents a similar opportunity and came up with the Keyboard Buddy, a case for the iPhone 4 that has a built-in Bluetooth keyboard.
I’ve run across a number of designs for iPad bluetooth keyboards, but most of them are quite expensive for what they are. The guys over at gadget importer EFO are now offering a model which provides both a case and a keyboard for just $50 bucks.
You may have seen the fancy looking Jawbone Bluetooth headsets before. The things have a cool and chic looking design for women and dudes that want a headset that looks as good as it works. Jawbone has now unveiled a new product called the Jambox that looks like one of its headsets with a pituitary problem.
ThinkFlood’s RedEye adaptors are popular alternatives to dedicated universal remotes. Just plug them into your iOS device and download the RedEye app and you’re good to go. On it’s own, the RedEye adaptor will work with most home theater appliances, but not with the PS3, because the console doesn’t have support for infrared controllers.