Dec 172012

Turn Your Android Powered Gadget Into A Gaming System With Moga Mobile Smartphone

If you’re into casual playing on your Android powered device and you don’t like the game touch screen controllers, the Moga Mobile Gaming system will be of big help for you.

While your smartphone will not be transformed into Archos Gamepad, the Moga Gaming System will turn your Android phone into a mobile gaming system that’ll improve the gaming experience for sure.

The system has a smartphone mount incorporated, dual analog sticks, shoulder triggers and four action buttons. The phone mount can accommodate phones of 3.2 in./82mm wide (the largest phones on the market) and connects to your Android via Bluetooth.

The gaming device also works with Android tablets. The tablet will not be mounted on the device it self, but once placed in a safe position, the gaming device can be used to play most games.

The package includes the Moga Controller (as displayed in the pictures), soft case, MOGA Android app to help you find more games and a Sonic CD app code.

$44.99 | BUY NOW
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Dec 162012

Innovative Idea For Smartphone Usage Improvement Design

A bit in the same spirit as the PopSlate e-Ink Screen iPhone Case, the Always With Three gadget proposes an innovative usage of extra screens with your main smartphone or tablet. While the PopSlate is a project that will be available in the next couple of month, the
Always With Three system is in the idea stage, but this doesn’t stop us to be eager to have one!

The system conceived by the designer Jeonghwan Bae is a simple addition of 3 extra screens (called pop-up screens) to your smartphone, screens that will allows you to do specific functions like joystick/keyboard, media player or use them as secondary screen for your device.

There is no word about the tech specs or the technology used, so this will probably stay in the stage of idea for ever. Although we realize this might never be done, we just cant stop thinking … “What if …”

What’s you take about this type of smartphone usage improvement? Is this doable? Will this help? Let me know in the comments …



Dec 152012

Archos Gamepad - The Perfect Android Tablet For The Gamer In You

Gaming on tablets should be amazing. Tablets have big and brights screens compared to other portable game solutions, they pack lots of processing power and games are pretty cheap in Google Play and App Store. The only draw back for the real gamer is the game controller. Dragging your finger on the tablet or using the tablet’s accelerator just doesn’t feel right (unless you’re playing a car racing game where the accelerator control is amazing!).

Archos is here to change this and bring the awesomeness of the tablets to the hard-core gamers. Their latest model, the Gamepad, comes packed with great processing power (1.6 dual-core CPU paired with a quad core GPU), Android 4.1 and a beautiful 7″ screen. The Gamepad is equipped with two analog thumb-sticks, 12 facial mappable buttons and 2 shoulder buttons.

Apart of playing very well your favorite games, the Archos Gamepad can do anything else an Android tablet can do – watch movies, listen to music, check emails and surf the web.

$195 | BUY NOW
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Dec 122012

CF-AX2 Toughbook From Panasonic - The Rugged Ultrabook Tablet With Windows 8 Closing

During the years Panasonic was one of the major players on the rugged laptops market. Continuing the trend, they’re releasing their newest model, the CF-AX2, in the popular form of a ultrabook/tablet unit.

Basically, we’re speaking about a Windows 8 tablet, which transforms into an Ultrabook by flipping it’s back-unit and transforming it into a keyboard. Pretty interesting idea.

Panasonic equipped the Toughbook CF-AX2 tablet/ultrabook hybrid with the following specs:

  • Intel® Core™ i5 3427U vPro™ Processor
  • Windows 8 PRO (Panasonic can also ship the unit with Windows 7 upon customer request)
  • Intel HD 4000 graphics
  • 11.6″ HD Screen with 1366×768 resolution
  • 10 finger capacitive multi touch screen
  • Connectivity: 2x USB 3.0, LAN, SD-XC, VGA and HDMI
  • 8 hours rechargeable, swappable battery
  • Total weight
  • Weight: 2.53lbs (1.15 kg) with the battery included
  • Shock and pressure resistance (Passed a 76cm free-fall test* and 100-kgf pressurized vibration test)
  • Available for delivery in January 2013

What’s your take? How will a rugged tablet/ultrabook help the traveling professional on his errands? Let me know your thoughts in the comments …

~$2,000 | BUY NOW
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Oct 292012

Google Nexus 4 7 and 10

Alongside the release of Android 4.2, Google also unveiled it’s new smartphone (Nexus 4) and a 10″ tablet (Nexus 10). Now we can fairly say that Google is rough competition for Apple’s iPad family … and at a lower cost too!

Nexus 4 Smartphone

Developed in collaboration with LG, the new Google Nexus 4 features:

  • 320 ppi 4.7″ Super Sharp Display (1280 x 768 pixels)
  • Quad-core processor
  • 2 GB Ram
  • HSPA+
  • Prices ranging between $299 US for the 8GB version and $349 US for the 16GB Version
  • Availability – November 13th in Google Play Store for selected countries

Nexus 10 Tablet and Nexus 7 Tablet Update

The Nexus 10 is an impressive tablet. Here are some technical specs that will make you confident to order one as soon as it hits the market:

  • 10″ with 2560×1600 resolution (Full HD 1080p is 1920 x 1080 pixels – so imagine the resolution of this little 10″ tablet)
  • 300 ppi pixel density
  • Dual-core 1.7 GHz Samsung processor
  • 2GB Ram
  • 5MP Camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • Nexus 10 prices: $399 US for the 16GB version and $499 US for the 32GB version
  • Availability – November 13th in Google Play Store for selected countries

Google Nexus 7 received a couple of small updates and can be purchased in the Google Play Store for $199 US – the 16GB version or $249 US the 32GB version.

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Oct 292012

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Gesture Keyboard

After the last week launches including the New iPad Mini From Apple it’s Google’s turn to hit the markets with it’s latest smartphone/tablet OS update.

Google Android 4.2 (still named Jelly Bean) introduces some major features to the Android community:

Gestures-Based Keyboard

Google includes a Swype – like keyboard into the Android itself. The new keyboard not only anticipates the rest of the word, but it’ll also anticipate the next word you’ll want to write, making the writting process lightning fast!

Photo Sphere Panorama Camera

Create not only a panorama picture – but a sphere picture. Take pictures in every direction and create a bubble picture having you inside. You’ll be able to scroll the pic as a panorama pic, but in every direction.

Multi User

One of the biggest complaints out there was that a tablet can have only one user (of course, by this we mean safely sharing your tablet to friends, family or kids without any privacy worries). Android 4.2 addresses this issue and comes with multiple users. So, anyone in your family will be able to use the tablet and have their own browser history and settings activated when they log in!

Expandable, Actionable Notifications

Notifications are little pieces of information easily displayed at the top of your phone. Simply slide the notifications pane down and you can see what goes on with your phone. As of 4.2, you’ll be able to act withing the notification (ex: snooze your GCal meeting; call back a missed call, etc…)

Check all the new features of Android 4.2 over at the Android website.



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