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Ace Combat 6-Branded Ace-Edge Flightstick

Posted in Accessories,Controllers,Xbox 360 by Darrin Olson on June 18th, 2007

Ace-Edge Flightstick game controller for the Xbox 360 branded for the Ace Combat 6 gameNamco Bandai is partnering with game controller maker Hori to offer a bundled package for the release of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. The bundle will include the game along with an Ace Combat 6 faceplate for the Xbox 360 and the Ace-Edge Flightstick accessory, which is the first flight simulator accessory made for the Xbox 360.

The Ace-Edge Flightstick controller consists of two pieces; a throttle controller and a separate flight stick. Both will be branded with the Ace Combat 6 design. This will be a limited edition bundle planned for this coming holiday season retailing for $149.99. Ace Combat 6 by itself is planned for release later this year for $59.99.

via Kotaku

CoolerMaster NotePal S Fan-less Notebook Stand

Posted in Accessories by Darrin Olson on June 18th, 2007

CoolerMaster NotePal S fanless notebook standCoolerMaster just launched a new ergonomic notebook cooling stand in Korea called the NotePal S. The cooling stand is fan-less and hence has less noise (and probably less cooling ability). Instead it has a slotted design where the hottest part of the notebook would sit to enable more airflow through the notebook and its fan. It has six different position settings for long-term use comfort and has a suggested price of 29,000 won, or just over $31.

via Aving

VRX Triple Screen Racing Simulator

Posted in Accessories,Games by Darrin Olson on June 16th, 2007

VRX Triple Screen Limited Edition 001 Racing SimulatorWe’ve seen some pretty cool home-made gaming setups like this 200 inch projection with a PS3, but this VRX Triple Screen racing simulator is going to be pretty tough to beat.

VRX was not messing around when they designed this setup. Among a large number of other things it comes with 4 Xbox 360 Elites, 4 copies of Forza Motosport2, an Xbox HD DVD player, Xbox 360 camera, Xbox wireless headset, a Zune, MS Force Feedback Steering Wheel and 3 Sharp Aquos 37″ HD LCD displays. It also has built-in surround sound and vibration feedback to add to the realistic feel, not to mention a beverage holder.

There’s no pricing posted for the 360-integrated triple-screen setup that launched just last month, but you can certainly send them an email to find out.

via Giz

Halo 3 Limited Edition Gaming Accessories

Posted in Accessories,Games,Halo by Nino Marchetti on June 13th, 2007

Controller and headset Halo 3 game accessories from GamestopComic book artist Todd McFarlane looks to have gotten into the Halo 3 accessory market by putting his artistic talents towards some limited edition gaming add-ons. These three offerings should be available in early September, though you can preorder them now through Gamestop.

McFarlane’s talents will specifically go towards one of two wireless controllers for the Xbox 360. These controllers – one Spartan, one Covenant – sport original artwork which is integrated onto a scratch and wear resistant surface. Both $60 controllers come packaged with a collectible Halo 3 figurine from McFarlane Toys.

Also showing up on Gamestop’s Web site is a limited edition wireless headset ($60). This headset, sporting a “Halo look”, has “Master Chief armor coloring and Halo 3 branding.” These fine accessories join other products getting the Halo 3 dress up, including this recently …

Simple, one-piece multi-port power inverter

Posted in Accessories,Automotive,USB by Reuben Drake on June 2nd, 2007

multi-port power inverter converts power for you car from cigarette lighter socket to a 110 volt outlet and two usb portsThis looks like one handy gadget to have in your car. It’s a one-piece 4-port power inverter that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and provides a 110 volt AC outlet, two USB ports and a cigarette lighter socket.

The USB ports would be incredible convenient in order to power devices such as an iPod or a PDA, and of course you can plug in your laptop or any other device to charge in the 110 volt outlet. The 4-port inverter has circuit protection to prevent damage to your electronic gadgets due to power surges and it will automatically shutdown if it overheats or senses your car battery is getting to low.

The compact design of this power inverter is nice, and the USB ports are a great …

USB-RGB dongle adds monitor via USB

Posted in Accessories,USB by Chris Weber on May 30th, 2007

USB-RGB dongle allows you to add a second monitor through USBDevelopers, graphic designers and just about anyone that needs to frequently Alt-Tab between windows could stand to use a second monitor connected to their PC or notebook. Unfortunately not all computers have the extra connection, especially notebooks. Or maybe you just don’t want to mess with another video card on your desktop PC.

Either way I-O Data has a solution aptly called the USB-RGB. This dongle allows you to connect a second monitor to you computer through your USB port, ending the single-monitor constraint you’ve been living with for so long.

The USB-RGB dongle runs about $87 (10,600 yen) which isn’t a cheap solution, but it will get you there.

via AkihabaraNews

Disc Pod Dispenser

Posted in Accessories by Darrin Olson on May 28th, 2007

Disc Pod DispenserIn their ongoing search for the coolest gadgets, the folks over at CoolestGadgets have come across something interesting that makes us as the simple question: “Why?”.

The Disc Pod Dispenser is pretty much just like it sounds, it’s a small device that dispenses discs. You stack them up in the cake top above the device, and then press a manual button (yes, no batteries) and it will dispense exactly one disc. You could have a multitude of these devices on your desk, each labeled for the different types of discs; CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc. and never have to remove the lid off your spindle of discs again. Or at least until you work through the 100 count capacity.

The Disc Pod Dispenser retails for around $14 (£6.99) at Maplin.

Cool That PS3 with Pelican’s Air Flo Cooler

Posted in Accessories,PS3 by Chetz on April 25th, 2007

Pelican Air Flo PS3 CoolerIf you’re an owner of a PlayStation 3 and worried that you are excessively pushing your machine’s heat tolerance (or just one of those people that want to push those pretty Cell processors under the hood), Pelican’s Air Flo Cooler has arrived to meet your needs.

Drawing its power from a separate AC power adaptor, the cooler slides alongside your PS3 and blows a gust of cool air into its innards from its five fans, lowering the PlayStation’s internal temp by as much as 15 degrees. The really nice features are the device’s ability to cycle up or down depending on how hot the machine is running currently and that its looks are just as sexy as your PS3’s contours.

Pelican will serve up the Air Flo Cooler for $29.95 and in black and chrome swappable tops to match the color scheme …

Slaudiolab SRS-200BD Bluetooth Audio Transmitter

Posted in Accessories,Bluetooth,iPod by Chetz on April 19th, 2007

Slaudiolab Bluetooth iPod Audio Transmitter SRS-200BDThe FCC has approved a Bluetooth audio transmitter accessory for the Apple iPod so you can rock away without your earbuds. Developed by Korean manufacturer Slaudiolab, the SRS-200BD has built-in SRS WOW HD audio enhancement capability so the music that will be delivered will be clear and shaped for the acoustic environment.

The device docks into the base of the iPod and will be compatible with all the different versions of Apple’s music box as well as come in both black and white models. Price and availability of the SRS-200BD haven’t been announced yet but this one should be in stores by the summer.

via Gizmodo

When iPod met iShirt

Posted in Accessories,iPod by Chetz on March 22nd, 2007

iShirt for iPodFor all those iPod owners that have wished upon a star for an easier, more fashionable way to carry your mobile tunes around rather than the inside of a coat or pants pocket, we’ve got a solution to your music blues.

Urban Tool has the iShirt, a top specially designed to carry your iPod (or mobile phone) in an elastic, partially hidden pocket. No more worries about dropping your iPod while running or trying to find it in your coat pocket as your keys jingle about and do a number on the screen.

The iShirt comes in orange, white and black and also features a special loop that secures your earbud line from swishing around. You can order the iShirt from Urban Tool’s website and it will cost you just under $50, far less than getting a bill for replacing your broken iPod.

Emergency Cell Phone Charger

Posted in Accessories by Chetz on March 5th, 2007

AA Cell Phone ChargerIf you’ve ever had a low battery issue with your cell phone because you forgot to plug it in, you know what a pain it can be when you absolutely positively have to make that next call and you have zero juice left in your rig. Well, now you can solve the problem by picking up an Emergency Phone Charger that is able to suck out the energy stored in an AA battery and import it directly into your phone.

The aluminum unit comes in a turquoise color and has four different adapters, making it nearly universal for every type of phone out there. A single double A will give you up to two hours of additional phone time, and with that kind of delivery you’re sure to be able to get your business done before plugging it in for the nightly recharge…or at …

Proporta Gadget Bag

Posted in Accessories,Proporta by Paul Patterson on February 13th, 2007

Proporta gadget bagThe good folks at Proporta have come up with yet another accessory to help you protect your mobile devices while you are on the move.

The Proporta Gadget Bag is a multi-compartment bag that contains a padded lining to protect your devices and individual compartments that help you keep your mobile devices organized for quick and easy access.

Each compartment has a special opening that allows you to thread cables such as power cables or headphone cords through each section. This feature allows you to charge your devices while you are on the move or listen to your MP3 player while it is still safely concealed and protected in the bag.

Locking iPod Case

Posted in Accessories,iPod,Security by Darrin Olson on February 11th, 2007

iPod Locking CaseIn keeping up with the regular installments of iPod accessories, we ran across this locking iPod case from Elecom via Akihibara News.

We’ve seen some strange iPod accessories in the past months, including the iDisguise and a bullet proof case which both have different angles on protecting the player.

This iPod accessory appears to be a combination lock with a wire cable which can lock the audio player to another object to prevent it from being stolen. Simply remove the top, slide the iPod into the case and replace the top while securing the cable to a stationary object.

I’m struggling coming up with a reasonable situation where something like this would be necessary, but I’m starting to think that necessity is not the mother of iPod accessory inventions. You could probably lock the device to something at home to keep your little brother from …

Sony Ericsson Handsfree Accessories

Posted in Accessories,Headsets,Sony Ericsson by Paul Patterson on February 7th, 2007

Sony Ericsson Handsfree AccessoriesSony Ericsson announced three new handsfree mobile phone accessories on Tuesday.

The HBH-PV702 Bluetooth Headset is a lightweight and compact entry-level wireless headset that provides up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours standby time. The HBH-PV702 is available in a black or white finish.

The HBH-PV710 Bluetooth Headset offers talk and standby times of up to 12 and 300 hours respectively. This headset comes in a variety of colors and includes a neck strap that allows it to hang while you await your next call.

The HPM-75 Stereo Portable Headset is the successor to the HPM-70. The HPM-75 comes with spare ear buds of different sizes that can be swapped over for a better fit and to block out external noise. The headset also includes a microphone and call answer button on the cord.

The new accessories will be available in Q2 2007.

Hot Swap Hard Drive with IDE to USB Adapter

Posted in Accessories,Hard Drives,USB by Darrin Olson on February 4th, 2007

Vantec IDE to USB Adapter to hot swap a hard driveThis IDE to USB adapter from Vantec is a really handy tool. Whether you are trying to retrieve data from a hard drive or looking for some simple external storage, this makes the connection very simple.

The IDE to USB adapter had a 140cm cable that has an IDE interface on one end and a USB 2.0 interface on the other; pretty simple. The IDE interface is a 3.5″, but the device has a small adapter that brings it down to the 2.5″ models as well. When the cables are connected and the hard drive is powered up, the computer automatically detects the external HDD hardware and you can start transferring files. No software is needed for Windows XP or 2000, and the device is compatible with Windows 98/ME/XP/2000 as well as Mac OS 8.6 and above.

Powering the …