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Gamevice for iPhone
REVIEW

Gamevice for iPhone

If you really must have an iPhone gamepad, the Gamevice is a pretty decent pick; however, lackluster support from Apple (and game developers) still make it hard to recommend.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on January 21, 2016
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LucidSound LS30
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LucidSound LS30

Gaming audio industry vets have combined to form Lucid Sound, a new gaming peripheral company. The brand's first multiplatform headset, the LS-30, is debuting at CES 2016.

HTC Vive Developer Edition
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HTC Vive Developer Edition

Coming later in 2015, the Vive promises full-room movement and a unique controller, and will launch with the Steam VR store. We tried it out.

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Realm System
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Realm System

Australian start-up Realm wants to bring a dash of fitness to your gaming with its energy-measuring, resistance band motion control system.

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Amazon Fire Game Controller
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Amazon Fire Game Controller

Get ready for living-room gaming, Amazon-style: a new controller aims to bring games to the big screen with Fire TV.

Valve Steam Controller
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Valve Steam Controller

The new Steam Machines controller prototype is a step in the right direction, but its haptic touch pads still take a lot of getting used to.

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PlayJam GameStick
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PlayJam GameStick

The number of micro Android gaming consoles is quickly growing. The GameStick, a $79 Ouya competitor, is scheduled to ship in July.

MSRP: $79.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Vuzix Smart Glasses M100
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Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 ( black)

Google Glass competitors are on their way, and we've seen them at CES 2013.

Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro
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Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro

As ugly and cumbersome as it makes the 3DS, the Circle Pad Pro is actually a great-performing accessory that improves the control range of games that it's compatible with.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 14, 2012
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony PlayStation 3 Move Starter Bundle Kit
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Sony PlayStation 3 Move Starter Bundle Kit

Though it provides some of the best motion control we've seen in games, a few issues and a lackluster launch library may have you waiting to buy the PlayStation Move.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 1, 2010
Nyko Charge Base IC
REVIEW

Nyko Charge Base IC ( Wii)

While the Nyko Charge Base IC goes for a few dollars more than we'd like to pay, its magnetic induction, auxiliary USB port, and power toggle separate it from other charging systems we've seen.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 28, 2009
Nyko Action Pak
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Nyko Action Pak ( Wii)

The Action Pak provides a better shooting experience than the Zapper or the Perfect Shot and is recommended for any Wii gamer who is serious about the genre.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2009
Wii MotionPlus
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Wii MotionPlus

Wii MotionPlus definitely provides some impressive moments in gaming; we just wish it was incorporated in the original Wii remote.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 20, 2009
Konnet PS3 and Xbox 360 Power Pyramid
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Konnet PS3 and Xbox 360 Power Pyramid ( charging and storage dock for game controllers)

While we wished it cost a bit less, the Konnet PS3 and Xbox 360 Power Pyramid is a solid gaming accessory that will appeal to dual-console owners.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2009

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Energizer 4X Charging System for Wii
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Energizer 4X Charging System for Wii

A few design flaws with the Energizer 4X Charging System may have you better off just buying the company's rechargeable batteries separately.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 26, 2009

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iRecord Pro
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iRecord Pro

The iRecord Pro provides an exceedingly simple way to record video content to a variety of portable devices, including the iPhone and the PSP, but the high price tag and lack of a scheduling feature make it a questionable investment for all but the most computer-phobic users.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 8, 2008

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IR2BTci
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IR2BTci

The IR2BTci is the most advanced IR-to-Bluetooth converter we've tested, but most users will be fine with cheaper alternatives.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2008

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Schmartz PS3IR-PRO
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Schmartz PS3IR-PRO

The Schmartz PS3IR-PRO is an expensive IR-to-Bluetooth converter for the PS3, but it works great and puts your universal remote back in charge of your home theater.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2008

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ps3toothfairy
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ps3toothfairy

The ps3toothfairy costs a lot for its limited purpose, but it allows your universal remote to fully control your PS3 and adds some advanced user-configurable options.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2008

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Energizer Power & Play Charging Station
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Energizer Power & Play Charging Station ( Wii)

The Energizer Power & Play Charging System for Wii is more expensive and less reliable than competing Wiimote chargers.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2008

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