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Xbox 360 Halo: Reach bundle unveiled

Posted in Microsoft by Shane McGlaun on July 23rd, 2010

Microsoft has a history of making special edition Xbox 360 consoles to celebrate games like Halo. With the new Halo: Reach game coming soon a new branded and limited edition Xbox 360 has been unveiled.

The new bundle is called the Halo: Reach bundle and it features a customized version of the new slim Xbox 360. The console is silver in color and has Halo-reach graphics and sound effects from the Halo universe.

Halo Bike Lock texts you when your bike is stolen

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2010

Summer. It’s a time of sun, fun, bikinis and…bike thieves. This concept from designer Steve Hunt looks just like a halo. It’s designed so that the connector cable is housed within the frame of the lock itself, which makes it harder for thieves to cut your cable.

The coolest feature however, is that Hunt wants to have an integrated wireless card inserted into the lock itself, so that when your bike gets stolen, the lock will notify you.

7 foot tall Halo Elite costume is scary

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2010

The Halo aliens look scary on screen. I mean these are some bad-ass aliens, huge aliens, in armor. With guns. Everytime I play, I thank god I’ve never seen the real thing. Now I have. And I have wet myself.

This costume is so realistic, it’s scary. The animatronic Halo Elite costume was created by effects artist Pete Mander and could easily be used in a movie. It’s over seven feet tall and took countless hours to build. The man is a genius.

Custom Halo Xbox 360 shows Master Chief kicking butt

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

It’s pretty obvious that this isn’t your typical store-bought Xbox 360. But it is special. It’s the millionth Xbox 360 to be sold in Australia and New Zealand. And that’s why the special effects guys at WETA got to have their way with it.

The end result is awesome, showing Master Chief blowing a hole right through the console. The man clearly came to kick ass and chew bubble gum, only to find himself out of bubble gum.

Samsung Halo i8520 with Projector

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

Samsung has revealed its Android 2.1 powered projector/mobile phone. Just like the Wave, this one is jam packed with features, including Wi-Fi, GPS, DivX and XviD support for videos, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 16 Gigs of internal memory and an 8 megapixel camera.

There’s also a large 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen and along with the Android OS Samsung has a “Specialized Projector UI”. The handset is called the i8520 or the Halo. Expect it to hit Europe in Q3 of this year.

Toyota’s Gullwing Door XBOX Halo Warthog Concept

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2009

Toyota's Gullwing Door XBOX Halo Warthog ConceptToyota is clearly out to capture the hearts of gamers with the Tacoma All-Terrain Gamer (ATG) concept. It’s a Toyota pickup with four, yes four Xbox consoles inside, a Warthog from Halo and a Monster energy drink dispenser to keep you going during your intense gaming marathons.

In the center cabin there are four 24″ LCD monitors from Samsung, which swing out to give each gamer their own display. Oh yeah and the outside is also cool to look at, despite all the action going on within.

Jabra Halo now shipping

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on August 25th, 2009

jabrahalo-sbI like the idea of wireless Bluetooth headphones for my iPhone. I would love to be able to listen to music and play games without having wires holding me back. The only part I don’t like is that most Bluetooth headphones are the on ear of over ear type rather than the earbud style I prefer.

We have talked about the Jabra Halo headphones before. Jabra first announced the Halo back in April. The company has now announced that the headphones will be sold exclusively through Best Buy stores.

Master Chief Mimobot flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2009

Master Chief Mimobot flash driveMimobot USB flash drives are nothing new, but one of the most enduring characters, besides Star Wars, is Master Chief from Halo. This Master Chief version comes in 3 models, featuring “artwork, excerpts from the upcoming Halo novel, and a special episode of Halo in-game show “This Spartan Life.””

Like other Mimobots, the Halo flash drives will play sound effects when you remove them from or insert them into your computer. These are available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities for $20, $25, $35 and $50, respectively.

Mega Bloks Offers Limited Edition Halo Wars Figures

Posted in Mega Bloks by Shane McGlaun on August 3rd, 2009

megablokshaloI played with lots of Lego’s when I was a kid and my mom hated it. I always left the parts around where she would suck them up with the vacuum. I also got into more than one fight with my brother or friends over who got that last set of Lego wheels. You may have heard about the Lego alternative called Mega Bloks.

The company that makes Mega Bloks offers a line of Halo kits for fans of the games. The company is signing fans up to receive limited edition Halo Wars figures given away first come first serve. There will be 9,900 UNSC Steel Spartan figures given out.

Remote controlled Halo vehicles now available

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2009

Remote controlled Halo vehicles now availableHow long have Halo fans waited for these toys? You can now own your very own remote controlled Halo toys. That way, when you aren’t playing the game, it’s like you are playing a new one. There are 3 different toys available at the moment.

You can get the RC Mongoose with Master Chief, the Warthog with 2 figures and the IR Control Flying Hornet. The last one really flies and sadly the preorders are already sold out. The Hornet will cost you $38.99, the Warthog $ 23.99 and the Mongoose $ 23.99. They will all be officially available in August of this year.

Jabra’s HALO stereo Bluetooth headset and SP200 speakerphone

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

Jabra's HALO stereo Bluetooth headset and SP200 speakerphoneJabra has something new for the wireless music crowd with the announcement of its stereo Bluetooth HALO headphones. They have absolutely nothing to do with Master Chief. It will give you six hours of playback on a single charge, AVRCP support, Jabra’s Noise Blackout circuitry for improved quality when using it for calls, and micro-USB charging.

The HALO folds up for easy storage, which will also power it on and off. You may also want to check out the SP200 speakerphone, which will give you 10 hours of talk time, 23 days of standby, and active noise reduction. The HALO will arrive in May for $129.99, while the SP200 hits in April for $59.99.

Cool Halo Xbox 360 diorama

Posted in Halo by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2009

Cool Halo Xbox 360 dioramaWe love Halo around these parts, so when we spotted this awesome Halo-themed Xbox 360 diorama with matching case, we had to share. It’s the work of a man named Max who was obviously working through his own Halo obsession through the project.

If you have a close look at all the pics, there’s a ton of detail. So it’s not surprise that it took two months to build in his spare time. Us, we would have just used that spare time to get our game on. Awesome work.

Master Chief costume is $629 of awesomeness

Posted in Halo by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2008

Master Chief costume is $629 of awesomenessThis Master Chief costume is pretty freakin’ realistic. You have to have it, but spending $629 on a costume that you are only going to wear on Halloween night is insane. That’s why I recommend wearing it to the grocery store, the DMV, maybe to the movies. You’re gonna wanna get a lot of use out of it. Heck, maybe do some kids parties. Everybody loves Master Chief. It’s a fully licensed costume. You get a quilted jumpsuit/EVA armor, gauntlets, boot tops and a two-piece helmet. This thing has to be great for picking up gamer babes.

HG custom modded Xbox 360 controllers

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2008

HG custom modded Xbox 360 controllers
HG Controllers want you to have an edge in your gaming. They’re selling custom modded Xbox 360 controllers that feature duplicate buttons on the underside. The extra buttons can be pressed by the same fingers that hold the controller. That should give you at least a split second advantage over your opponents who are still using a regular Xbox 360 controller. Timing is everything, after all.

The buttons can come in a variety of combinations that will compliment different games better. If you’re a Halo 3 fan, you can get the 4-Button modded controller for $89.99. Or you can just settle for a 2-Button version at only$69.99.