And yet more retro gadgets rear their heads in the shape of NES koopas and other miscellaneous gamey creatures. “pixelparty” makes the Super Mario 3/4 x 1/2-inch jewelry out of shrinkydinks, plastic, and plain cufflinks. Each design will set you back $16.00, and if you don’t like what you see on his Etsy page, he is more than willing to create something pixellated just for you. We wonder what he could do with Metroid or Frogger.
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We think that the Massage me Jacket must have been designed by a couple of women whose men wouldn’t leave their gaming consoles. Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi are behind the clothing made with a hacked Playstation Controller that takes two to use. One wears the jacket and the other treats the users back as a gamepad, since it has soft, flexible buttons. As long as the game lasts, the wearee earns the real bonus. The duo tells you give you some DIY tips on their site. We’ll take several, please.
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Sony Ericsson has unveiled its F305, a cell phone for those who are Wii-happy. The cellie supports 3D Java games as well as Nintendo’s swipe and swing gesturing control. At a size of 3.8 x 1.9 x .6-inches and a weight of 3.4oz., it has a 2-inch, 262k, 176 x 220 pixel TFT display. The battery allows 8 hours of gaming per charge, and other features include Bluetooth support, an M2 memory card slot, a 2 megapixel cam, and built-in stereo speakers. That’s all well and good, but think how silly you will look when the person in the next cubicle sees you during your lunch break playing “Johnny Crash, Stuntman” and makes you a reservation at the nearest rubber room. Look for the F305 to debut in Q4.
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For the Nintendo freak that just can’t get past the early Super Mario Bros., now you can put them on your walls. bliks are self-adhesive wall decals that stick to any flat surface, including windows, mirrors, table tops, ceilings, and floors, or any combination of the above. Peel and stick and when you get tired of looking at them, they are easily removable. The company has so many to choose from you can update in your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or wherever the NES mood strikes you.
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This is not your ordinary webcam. The ANEO ANWC0804 comes with three interactive games: Kungfu, Super Knight, and Funny Stair. The little guy is about 90 x 44 x 40mm and weighs 54g with a manual focus range of 5cm to infinity, a 24-bit RGB format, and a USB 1.1/2.0 interface. While the camera supports both Windows and Mac, the games will only work with MS. Brando claims that they are simplified for the kids, but we know that sometimes they are better at these things than adults. You can have your own ANEO for $33.00.
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eDimensional and Ben Heckendorn have devised the Access Controller that can be played with one hand. Compatible with the Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and PC platforms, it has the regular functions of other gamepads, and also has modules that can be removed and replaced for any game or style. With 2.4 GHz wireless tech, the unit includes instructions for you to develop your own custom mods and accessories. Sales are on a first-come pre-order basis with a ship date expected of 8 to 10 weeks. Best of all, a portion of the $129.99 from some of the controllers will go to Children’s Hospital and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.
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Okay, we gotta hand it to these guys - when you put it like this, I guess Wii really can seem lame. Unfortunately, a lot of games utilize similar mechanics as are found in this parody. However you feel about Nintendo‘s money-making machine, this one is definitely good for a laugh.
Myvu Crystal allows hands-free viewing for your PMP. The glasses feature their SolidOptex optical system, CyberDisplay technology for high pixel density, and a 33% wider field of view than their former products. The Ultimate Ears earbuds have extended bass and sound isolation and you can count on up to 4 hours of battery usage. The company calls them perfect for travel, movies, podcasts, and Guitar Hero. The Myvus come in Standard and iPod models are available in your choice of black or amber (temporarily unavailable) for $299.95. Check out their promo videos to see who they are hoping will snap these puppies up.
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The N5 is an updated version of the R4DS. The second generation storage device supports both Nintendo DS and Lite, needs no booting tool, has a card slot for Micro SD, FAT16 or 32, works by touchscreen or button with auto-detect. It supports rumble pak, memory pak, Moonshell, and has an open I/O interface. Perhaps the best feature is that you can load your cheat codes, not that we agree with that. The 2 x 0.8 x 0.3-inch N5 comes with a TF card reader and application CD and is available for $69.99.
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What does one do if she/he still has some of their old Nintendo games and a Zapper gun lying around? In the case of “fluffypants,” you turn them into a lamp. Using an inexpensive lampshade, a pack of fun foam, and a cardboard base designed to look like the original Duck Hunt cartridge, she shows you full instructions to create your own. Maybe next week she will turn other Nes games into coasters or bookcases.
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