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:-
I have always wished that I could customize widgets and apps to show on my iPad’s home screen but it’s pretty restricted as we all know. Android tablet users would be happy to know there’s a cool new app called Chameleon for Honeycomb tablet users. Chameleon lets you customize multiple Home Screens that fits your needs by either time of the day or where you are. So let’s say if you wake up in the morning, you can instantly have a Home Screen that shows you your RSS news, weather or a breakfast recipe. Then when you’re in the office during the afternoon, it will then show you your appointments, emails and world time. Later at night, you could then have it to show your favorite Netflix movies, Facebook feeds and other entertainment news.
This is a Kickstarter project that’s looking for funding to launch this cool app. If you’re interested, then head on to the Kickstarter page where $5 will give you early bird access to the app before it goes into Google Play Store. It’s currently only supported on Android Honeycomb 3.2 or newer.
How about some freshly toasted iPhone when you wake up in the morning? Introducing the Day Maker, a toaster inspired recharging dock and also functions as an alarm clock. This cool gadget can house 2 iPhone 4/4S with a self setting clock. To use it, you set the alarm on your iPhone and then push it down the unit which will also charge the phone. When the alarm rings, it will pop out but if you’re not ready to wake up yet just shove it back in and it’ll go to snooze mode. You can even play music from your iTunes using the Day Maker’s speaker.
Currently listed on Kickstarter with a targeted $275,000 funding goal. Early birds can get one of the Day Maker for $100 if funding is successful by June 23rd 2012. If it goes through, expect delivery to be around February 2013 as they are interested in making it iPhone 5 compliant as well. Waking up couldn’t be any tastier.
Do you know how much harmful bacteria is on our phones compared with the handle on a male public toilet? Apparently it’s 18 times more according to some TV news report. After some research, Wesley LaPorte & Dan Barnes came out with a Kickstarter idea that lets you sanitize and kill those bacteria.
Called the PhoneSoap which houses any iPhone or devices which has a micro USB port and uses UV lights to start the cleansing process that will run for 3-5 minutes. The UV light is effective in killing 99.9% of most bacteria and virus. Apart from that, PhoneSoap lets you charge the phone at the same time.
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.
If you’ve not heard of this cool looking iPhone dock called Galileo, it’s actually a Kickstarter project requiring $100k in funding a while back but it managed to get over $700k when the period ended 2 days ago. That shows that there’s a lot of interest in the product and hopefully we’ll see it out in the market soon.
The Galileo is a robotic iPhone 4/4S dock that can be panned and rotated 360°. It can be remotely controlled via the iPad, iPhone or the web browser where if you’re using the iOS device to control it, you can just swipe it with your finger and the dock will follow the movement fluidly at speeds of 200° per second. Great for video calls, baby monitoring and 360° virtual home tours. Check out the video demo:-