Whether directly aping a popular franchise or simply picking and choosing elements from top genre entries, Gameloft's usual M.O. with its App Store releases is to deliver a console-like gaming experience on your tablet or phone. With the Duo Gamer, it's now possible to take that extra step towards console gaming, as the physical Bluetooth controller and stand let you prop up your iPad or smaller iOS device and play compatible Gameloft games much like the better-known titles they resemble.
Duo Pinball aims to bring some of pinball's physical sensation back to the lap-based home experience, letting you affix a plastic dock to the back of any iPad — or less ideally, an iPhone or iPod touch — fire up a compatible app, and make use of the built-in plunger and side buttons for a seemingly more authentic feel. Powered by three AAA batteries and a Bluetooth link, the device pairs effortlessly and is easy to use, plus it'll hold your iPad snugly while you mash the deep blue flipper buttons — but the resulting sensation is less enthralling than expected.
It’s tough being an early adopter, such as those of us who jumped on board the Thunderbolt train earlier this year with a new Mac, only to discover there was so very little to plug into that I/O port. Among the many promises of Thunderbolt is a docking station, and Belkin appears poised to please on that front.
With every iOS device comes a slew of iOS accessories. This gallery features some of the most interesting and extravagant ones outthere, as well as a few you might actually decide to buy. Either way, they all take your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the next level.
As we creep up on the one year anniversary of the release of the original iPad, the online rumors and speculation surrounding what Apple might be baking into the next iteration of the tablet are running wild. Will it have a front facing camera? A slot for SD media? How about built-in compatibility for GSM and CDMA networks? All of these tidbits and more have been suggested. This morning, we'd like to toss another suggestion into the ring of iPad 2 possibilities: The ability to connect to Macs using Light Peak technology.
When we first told you about it this past August, the iControlPad had us pretty excited. Not much has changed since then, other than the fact that handcrafted smartphone gaming peripheral is finally available for sale and is expected to start shipping sometime this month. Before you ask, yes, we've already ordered ours.
FrogPad is a portable, one-handed keyboard that's actually pretty simple to use. We got some time to play with one ourselves and we were surprised at how quickly we caught on to a keyboard that wasn't QWERTY. We also took a minute to talk to President & CEO, Linda Marroquin, who gave us a quick run through of the device.
Although I’m writing this as December dawns, when you’re reading it I’ll be in Las Vegas at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, poking and prodding the promised plethora of computing goodness powered by AMD’s new Fusion line of processors. One company that won’t be demonstrating AMD-powered wares at CES is Apple—all Macs are currently powered by Intel processors. But that doesn’t mean that Jobs & Co. aren’t contemplating putting AMD under the hood of some future bit of shiny-shiny. In fact, they’d be crazy not to.
A bit of background. Soon after AMD acquired graphics chipmaker ATI in mid-2006, the combined company announced a future chip line that would integrate AMD’s central processing units (CPUs) with ATI’s graphics processing units (GPUs) onto the same chunk of silicon.
If you purchased your iPad as a portable computing solution but have been suffering a wicked case of MacBook Air envy since Apple revealed their new 11-inch wonder back in November, ClamCase could be the solution you're looking for. While it won't give you any of full OS X functionality that road warriors rocking a 2010 MacBook Air, the ClamCase does a few tricks that could make it worth your consideration.