peripherals

Snowflake Speakers Shown Off, We Want Them

Snowflake Speakers Shown Off, We Want Them

In today's market, there are plenty of home audio solutions. There's even more that let you plug in your iPod Touch or iPhone. Basically, they're all over the place. And, while we can't say anything really bad about them, because they work just fine (for the most part), we can say that most of them look relatively similar to the other one. Here's the solution to that problem: snowflake speakers.

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CTA Assault Rifle PS3 Controller Unveiled, Costs $65 [Video]

CTA Assault Rifle PS3 Controller Unveiled, Costs $65 [Video]

CTA and their video game accessories are no stranger to these parts. Truth be told, we generally show them off because of the over-the-top nature. There's not many times you can say you've seen an inflatable race car that works with your Nintendo Wii, now is there? With the company revealing the Assault Rifle PlayStation 3 controller, they're keeping up with their ridiculousness, but bringing it into the world of the hardcore gamer.

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Mad Catz Announces $500 Worth of Flight Simulator Goodness

Mad Catz Announces $500 Worth of Flight Simulator Goodness

We're not sure if there's still a huge market for flight simulators. It's been awhile since we've even seen anything come on the radar about them. Sure, there are plenty of aircraft-based games, where you've got that fighter jet and you're blowing things up, but that's not a simulator. And, for the most part, you might not need these many buttons to shoot down the enemy. (At least, not in the game.) And, while $500 worth of simulating peripherals may seem like the right thing to do, it's troubling when $500 doesn't get you everything you need.

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inPulse smartwatch one step closer to release

inPulse smartwatch one step closer to release

It's taking a while, but the inPulse smartwatch for BlackBerry handsets is one step closer to commercial launch, with the news that the components have now turned up ready for assembly.  The smartwatch basically hooks up to your BlackBerry via Bluetooth and acts as a remote wireless display: you can preview the ID of incoming calls, see message headers and manage alarms without having to take your phone out of your pocket.

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Dual wired/wireless Xbox controller patent application spotted

Dual wired/wireless Xbox controller patent application spotted

Microsoft has applied for a patent on a dual-mode Xbox gaming controller that could seamlessly switch between wired and wireless modes mid-gameplay.  According to the documentation, the controller would not only be equipped to run either on batteries in a wireless mode or via a physical connection - i.e. a USB cable - but of informing the currently playing game to flip between the two.

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NZXT launches Sentry LXE, most badass fan controller ever

NZXT launches Sentry LXE, most badass fan controller ever

I have never really been one to use fan controllers on any of my computers. I have had cases with fan controllers built-in that I have played with over the last few months and I am rethinking my lack of support for the tech. It's very nice to be able to dial the fans way down when I want quiet and speed them up when things are running hot.

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