peripherals

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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HP ePrint web-connected printer service debuts

HP ePrint web-connected printer service debuts

As tipped earlier today, HP has announced their HP ePrint web-connected and cloud-aware printer system, which will allow users to store documents remotely and print them from wherever they are in the world.  At its most basic, users will be able to email print tasks to their printer from smartphones, iPads and other internet-connected devices; however, HP ePrint will also allow for scheduled prints of online content, such as MSNBC news or Disney activities for children.

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Gigabyte M8000X Gaming Mouse Debuts for Professionals

Gigabyte M8000X Gaming Mouse Debuts for Professionals

Yes, there are people out there that play video games for fun, and still there are others that play for money. Lots of money, actually. It's a pretty lucrative business decision, if you've got the chops to cut it against the cut-throat adversaries out there. Luckily enough, there are companies like Gigabyte out there who care enough to produce peripherals for the gaming elite, and that's why the Gigabyte M8000X is so special: it's got features to make any professional gamer out there a happy camper.

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ClamCase for iPad: because you really want a netbook [Video]

ClamCase for iPad: because you really want a netbook [Video]

ClamCase seem determined to reignite arguments over whether iPad buyers should "just buy a netbook instead", with their keyboard-toting docking system turning the Apple tablet into an ultraportable notebook of sorts.  The ClamCase actually does more than just give you a physical keyboard to type on, though; they're also billing it as a case to protect the iPad and a stand to prop it up for media playback.

Video demo after the cut

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