peripherals

iPad Magic Pinball accessory makes your tablet a table

iPad Magic Pinball accessory makes your tablet a table

The iPad's sizeable display does make it rather apt for games like pinball, but New Potato Tech are taking things one step further with a custom iPad "Magic Pinball" accessory. Slot in your iPad, run the game (available through the App Store) and rather than tap at the tablet's screen you get proper buttons to hammer away at.

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Slimline PS3 Bluetooth headset incoming?

Slimline PS3 Bluetooth headset incoming?

Sony's PS3 went from chubby to slim; isn't it about time the companion Bluetooth headset lost some of its tubbiness too?  A Kotaku tipster spotted a promo sleeve for what looks to be the second-gen Sony PS3 Bluetooth earpiece, with a $49.99 price-tag and what looks to be simpler fascia controls.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView Nov 19 UK release confirmed

Sony Ericsson LiveView Nov 19 UK release confirmed

The 1.3-inch Sony Ericsson LiveView display - that hooks up via Bluetooth to your Android smartphone and can show SMS, email, call and other information - has found itself a release date.  UK retailer Play is listing the LiveView for £49.99 ($80) with a November 19 release, just as we heard would be the case back in October.

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Scosche iClops iPod/iPad webcam and Optoma Neo-i pico-projector dock incoming

Scosche iClops iPod/iPad webcam and Optoma Neo-i pico-projector dock incoming

The market for iPhone accessories is huge, but it's also 99-percent full of nasty cases we wouldn't want anywhere near our shiny Apple hardware.  However, glancing through iLounge's preview of 2011 products and two stand out: the provisionally-titled Scosche iClops webcam, which gives camera-free iOS devices a 2.1-megapixel CMOS of their own, and the Optoma Neo-i pico-projector iPhone dock.

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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 bypasses batteries

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 bypasses batteries

Logitech has unveiled its latest keyboard, the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750, and as the name suggests it relies on the sun for its power.  Looking a little like an oversized solar calculator, the K750 is a 1/3-inch thick but can run for up to three months in total darkness (after a full charge, of course).

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HyperMac kills MacBook/iPod charging kit over Apple lawsuit

HyperMac kills MacBook/iPod charging kit over Apple lawsuit

With a Cupertino lawsuit pending, HyperMac's days offering external MacBook power accessories didn't exactly look to be long-lived.  Now, the company has announced that, as of November 2 2010, they'll be ceasing sales of all their charging cables and car charger kits for Apple hardware.

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USRobotics unveils new USB 3.0 product line

USRobotics unveils new USB 3.0 product line

All the talk about USB 3.0 is enough to give users of computers that lack the new faster port a serious complex. You don't have to upgrade to a new computer to get a USB 3.0 port or two or even four. USRobotics has announced its new line of USB 3.0 gear.

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SteelSeries unveils branded peripherals for Medal of Honor

SteelSeries unveils branded peripherals for Medal of Honor

SteelSeries has a bunch of peripherals for gamers that are cool. We mentioned the companies Shift gaming keyboard a while back that has interchangeable keysets. The cool part about that Shift keyboard is that the keys sets can be changed with sets that are specifically made for individual games.

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iControlPad dumps Dock Connector for Bluetooth over Apple legal fears; Android BT confirmed

iControlPad dumps Dock Connector for Bluetooth over Apple legal fears; Android BT confirmed

The team behind the iControlPad gaming controller for the iPhone has revealed that the snap-on peripheral has integrated Bluetooth.  Designed to offer mobile gamers a more traditional interface for iPhone gameplay - and, indeed, titles on other devices - the iControlPad hit mass production back in August.  However now the team needs some help developing the Bluetooth support for iOS.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab’s Bluetooth Stylus/handset spotted for sale

Samsung Galaxy Tab’s Bluetooth Stylus/handset spotted for sale

Like most of the tablet's accessories, Samsung's Bluetooth stylus for the Galaxy Tab wasn't on show at the IFA 2010 launch, though the company did confirm to us that it's certainly part of their official line-up.  Now a product page at UK retailer Play has been spotted, offering preorders of the capacitive stylus for £49.99 ($79) and tipping an October 4th release date.

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Sony PS3 v3.50 Firmware Update Disabling Some USB Peripherals

Sony PS3 v3.50 Firmware Update Disabling Some USB Peripherals

If you have a PlayStation 3, then you've probably updated your home video game console to the latest and greatest firmware version from Sony. If you're not already taking advantage of the 3D support for Blu-ray discs, or looking forward to looking at 3D panoramic photos, then perhaps you've been kicked in the shin with the latest update. Consumers are beginning to report that the update to version 3.50 has caused some USB peripherals to lose their functionality, including many "counterfeit" PS3 controllers.

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GearZap iPad KeyCase Review

GearZap iPad KeyCase Review

Apple's on-screen keyboards and auto correction technology isn't half bad in iOS, but it's still fair to say that consuming text on the iPad is an easier endeavour than entering it. The Cupertino company's own iPad Keyboard Dock is one way to address the issue, though not especially portable; the GearZap iPad KeyCase - sold by AIDACASE in the US - attempts to remedy that, being a combination Bluetooth keyboard and folio case. Have our typing prayers been answered? Check out the full review after the cut.

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