Are you a hardcore mobile gamer who prefers physical buttons rather than tapping on virtual buttons? There are wireless controllers out there but can be a bit chunky to take around with. Here comes iMpulse, a tiny wireless controller that lets you carry it around with you and it’s small enough to fit your keychain. This Kickstarter project is 4 button NES controller that lets you connect via Bluetooth 2.1 instead of 4.0 to more compatible devices like iPhone, iPad and Android. iMpulse already supports hundreds of games like Temple Run, Pac-Man, Air Attack HD and others. If you’re interested in this device, head on to the Kickstarter page and pledge $30 or more before November 4th 2012. Check out the video demo below:-
How about a Smart Cover that lets you fold it in multiple combinations like origami. Moshi just announced a new product at CTIA 2012 called the iGlaze Versacover which fit both the new iPad and iPad 2. The microfiber cover lets you fold it multiple ways where it can support both landscape and portrait mode. It also has built-in magnet that keeps the cover closed and triggers the auto-wake for the iPad. Think of it as a Smart Cover that not only gotten smarter but with more fun as well. It’s not out yet but expected to be available in June 2012 for $60. Check out the hands-on video by SlashGear.
The original iCade cabinet arcade dock for the iPad has been refreshed with a more compact version called the iCade Core. Functionally identical to the original one, this one lets you play games on your lap. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your iPad and it can fit both the iPad and iPad 2. It should fit the new iPad as well. The drawback though is that it doesn’t look as cool as the arcade cabinet version.
Hold on to your wallets though, the iCade Core is not out yet but Ion announced that it will be first shipped to UK in mid-June for ￡49.99 ($81). Check out their site for more info.
Here’s some really cool looking retro styled accessories for your iPhone and iPad if you’re bored with the same typical stuff everyone is having. Big Big Pixel has come out with an 8-Bit Bumper case that will fit the iPhone 4 / 4S and also the 8-Bit Sleeve for the iPad. The 8-bit bumper is made from rubber silicon that has an anti friction coating so that you can slide it in and out of your pocket with ease.
The 8-bit sleeve on the other hand, is going to be an attention grabber. It looks like a huge email icon from far. This big 8-bit envelope is made from premium synthetic leather with matte finishing and soft fibre interior to give your iPad ample protection. The 8-bit bumper is selling for $24.95 while the sleeve is going for $30.95 which includes worldwide shipping. Are you ready to impress your friends?
We’ve seen nasty iPad controlled copters like the Helo TC Assault Helicopter but it doesn’t inflict as much destruction as this modified quadrocopter codenamed Sharleen. Armed with a real submachine gun, watch it go on recon missions and self destruct a car. Developed by FPSRussia and claimed to be technology of the future, the mean machine can be maneuvered easily via the iPad with speeds of 30mph.
After watching the video below, I’m not sure if it’s even real. The effects are pretty convincing but from what I’ve read, FPSRussia is an American faking a Russian accent who has good CGI skills. Whatever it is, you wouldn’t want this to land in the wrong hands.
If you own an iPad, the speaker is nothing to shout about but here’s one nifty accessory called Foco which is a Kickstarter project that enhances the sound of your iPad. Foco which is a Spanish word for “focus” actually uses physics to redirect sound waves from the speaker giving you richer sound for listening to music and watching movies. Don’t expect it to replace your subwoofer speakers though but I guess it should give clearer sound for those on the go. The Foco is easily attached around the speaker perimeter and can be washed with water if dirty. It’s compatible with the iPad 2 and the new iPad.
If you’re interested head on to the Kickstarter page and pledge $8 to get 1 injection-molded Foco device if funding is successful. Funding period ends on May 25th 2012.
Griffin initially wowed us with the original Helo TC helicopter and they have now come out with a nice sequel called the Helo TC Assault helicopter. Featuring the same things from the previous copter like the infrared Flight Deck that is attached to your iOS and Android device and controlled via the free Helo TC app. This version however has one nasty addition, the ability to shoot and annoy your peers with six plastic missiles. Are you ready to wage war with this aggressive Apache-inspired helicopter. Check out the video of one boss who unleashed mayhem on his employees below.
The Helo TC Assault helicopter retails for $59.98 and is available at Amazon.
You must be wondering if this guy is mad for throwing his iPad 2 out of his 2 storey apartment not once but twice. He’s actually just testing the latest iPad case called the OtterBox Defender Series which is a new product that fits the new iPad and iPad 2. See him throw it out of his window once that landed on the grass and the 2nd throw that landed on concrete. Seems like it came out unscathed though I was a bit worried for the concrete throw.