There’s no doubt about it; the Nintendo Switch has been a huge success. In fact, Nintendo has completely turned things around from the failure of the Wii U, which was embarrassing. But it’s more than just a huge hit.
It will be another couple of weeks before the Nintendo Switch officially starts shipping, but it looks like at least one lucky gamer already got the console/handheld hybrid in hand. Could be a shipping mistake or a hoax, so take it with a grain of salt.
Nintendo’s upcoming console sounds like it may be far from perfect. Even hardcore fans are starting to see its flaws. Beyond concerns about its technical capabilities, it’s biggest flaw may be the online service that will accompany the console.
Nintendo has officially unveiled its next console. Originally known as the “Nintendo NX,” the production console will be called the Nintendo Switch. Actually, what we got is more of a product trailer than an actual announcement, but this trailer shows us exactly what we are getting along with some horrible music.
Looks like we were right about the Switch being a hybrid between a portable system and a home console in one.
Watch out Clapper; there’s a new switch in town. iOn is a capacitive switch that lets you toggle lights and other devices simply by waving your hand in front of it. You can even extend the switch’s coverage or hide it altogether by putting a conductive object on top of it.
Like most smartphone touchscreens, iOn uses capacitive sensing to work.
Now here’s an easy way to get people in your house to turn the lights off when they’re leaving the room or have no use for them: Star Wars Luke vs. Vader switchplates. To be honest, they’re quite simple, so you can make them yourself if you have the time and the materials.
Are you eagerly waiting for Disney’s mind-blowing touch technology to become mainstream? You might want to settle for this touch sensor for the meantime. It’s called the EveryTouchFX, a system that’s meant to replace mechanical switches with a hidden touch-based switch.
Set the mood for a romantic evening by dimming the lights. And if this particular dimmer switch had its way, then it’s going to stay dark and dim for good.
That’s only if you want to keep it smiling, though.
For a watch to look cool and modern, it doesn’t need to be complicated. Although this watch looks like one of those complex Japanese digital watches, it’s not. You just flip its the wall switch face and it lights up to tell you what time it is.
The first thing most people do when they get home is flick the lights on. The last thing they do before they leave for work or to go out is flick the lights back off. Light switches nowadays are designed to make this process easy.
…or tablet or PC or any other Bluetooth-enabled device that supports A2DP. Developed by ZMote, the Smart Cord is a 3-f00t long extension cord with an on-and-off switch that is activated via an app or audio file, both of which are free.
Designer Ben Light has made a brilliantly simple device that lets you pull off the book switch thing that we see in the movies. You’ll have to figure out how to move a whole bookshelf, but if all you need is a way to trigger an electronic device, the Secret Passageway Switch will do the trick.
Remember when installing computer upgrades required setting all sorts of DIP switches? I guess you still occasionally have to do that or set jumpers, but these new watches will be a constant reminder of the old DIP switch even if it does eventually go the way of the dinosaur.
I used to stick Post-It notes on our refrigerator door, cabinet, mirror, computer monitor, and possibly a hundred other different locations when I wanted to leave a note for my sister on those occasions that I would be sleeping by the time she got home and she would still be in bed when I would be leaving for work.
I’m a pretty forgetful person, so the responsibility of unplugging some plugs from the wall outlets at night was given to my sister. I also have this unusual (or typical?) fear of sparks flying around whenever I plug a plug into a socket, so I also don’t like having to be the one to do the plugging at home.