TteSports Contour MFi Controller Review up at Afterpad
Whether or not you should buy the Contour over the other options comes down to personal preference after weighing its advantages and disadvantages. The Contour isn’t for everyone, but that’s okay. The Contour is exactly the controller a certain subset of iOS gamers has been waiting for, and its going to make its audience very happy.
Posted October 14, 2015 via AfterPad
iPhone 6s and 6s+ Reviews Are In
Here are a few highlights:
In general most reviewers raved about 3D Touch, the new cameras, 4K video, Live Photos, and that Battery life is unchanged (Wall Street Journal) from the iPhone 6 even though the battery is slightly smaller.
Walk Mossberg reviews the iPhone at The Verge:
The iPhone 6S is the best smartphone out there, period. If you already own last year’s model, you might not find its new features compelling enough to upgrade. But, if you own an older iPhone, or an Android phone you’re ready to ditch, this new iPhone will make you much happier.
Nilay Patel also at The Verge weighs in:
So I’m just going to put this out there, and then we can all handle the emotional consequences together: if you are thinking of buying a new phone, and you have anything older than an iPhone 6, you should buy an iPhone 6S Plus. It is the best iPhone ever made, and it is right now the best phone on the market. If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 5S or anything older, it will blow your mind. There just aren’t other companies that can roll out a feature like 3D Touch and make it work in a way that suggests the creation of entirely new interface paradigms, and every other phone maker needs to figure out exactly why Apple’s cameras are so consistent before they can really compete.
Pocket-lint is a little less gushing:
An iPhone S update year usually means a couple of new features that most people could take or leave, but the iPhone 6S is the most exciting S model for a long time. It bucks the usual trend, delivering a phone that will offer plenty to iPhone users new and old alike, with 3D Touch a principle new feature that will lead iPhone functionality going forward.
But overall I guess we can say it truely is the best iPhone Apple has ever produced (again).
Posted September 22, 2015 via MacRumors
Out Now: Anki Overdrive - Review 4.5/5 from 148Apps
The second generation of Anki AI car playset has launched. Anki Overdrive takes the amazing auto driving cars and pumps it up with better resonsiveness, a modular track system, and all new ways to play.
Rob Rich took a look at Anki Overdrive and loved it, giving it 4.5/5 stars:
The biggest thing that sets either Anki racing set apart from most other iOS racing games is that they’re a physical thing that you use an app to control, as opposed to a straight-up racing game. You need track, cars, and table/floor space to set everything up, and a second person in the room with you (with their own iOS device and a copy of the app) to play along if you’d prefer not racing against the computer.
Posted September 21, 2015 via 148Apps
Amazon Announces Updated Fire TV and Fire TV Gaming Edition
Amazon announced updates to the Fire TV line. Available in October, the new Fire TV supports 4K output, Alexa voice control, and up to 75% more processing power.
But of more interest is a gaming focused editon — the Fire TV Gaming Edition. This version comes with a controller, 32GB microSD, and two games — Shovel Knight and Ducktales: Remastered.
Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition is available not for pre-order at $139.99.
Posted September 17, 2015 via VentureBeat
Nimbus from Steelseries is the first Apple TV controller and only $49.99
The newest MFi controller may be the cheapest announced price at just $49.99. The Steelseries Nimbus is specifically designed for iOS and the New Apple TV (it has a menu button on the controller). So far Steelseries has released a couple great controllers and my hopes are high for this one.
Nimbus will be available at Apple Stores for $49.99 when the new Apple TV launches.
Posted September 11, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Star Wars BB-8 Sphero Droid Update - Goes on Sale Friday for $150
BB-8 will go on sale this weekend with the app enabled version going for $150. Target has an exclusive on the remote controlled version but price is not yet known (probably a little less).
More details are out about the BB-8 via an exclusive review from Engadget. Some highlights:
- The head is magnetically attached
- BB-8 is charged in an inductive charging base and has about a 60 minute battery life
- The app allows direct control of the BB-8 along with programming autonomous patrol routes
- BB-8 can also respond to voice commands
Posted September 3, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid Coming Friday? App Shows Up Momentarily on The App Store
For a few moments, the BB-8 app that controls the new toy from Sphero showed up on the App Store. But now it’s gone. Another mistake by a developer, forgetting to set the go live date I’d guess.
But it does give us a glimpse of the actual BB-8 developed by Sphero. It’s rumored that the toy, that comes in two versions, a remote control version and and app-enabled version, will appear on store shelves this Friday (Force Friday). We’ll see.
This will be the must have gift for your Star Wars fans this year. So grab one early if you want it. And let me know if you need my address.
Posted September 2, 2015 by Jeff Scott
The Gamevice is the Best iOS Controller I've Used to Date
Destructoid’s Chris Carter is a big iOS gamer, and he’s just posted about his favorite iOS controller — but there’s a catch or two. First, it costs $100, and second, it only works with the iPad Mini. But if you have a spare benji and an iPad Mini, here’s what he has to say:
The thing I was most impressed about with the Gamevice was the look and feel. Surprisingly, even though it looks like an old-timey exercise device, it’s incredibly sturdy and comfortable to hold. The iPad snaps in and out pretty easily, and I didn’t feel like any damage was being done to my device in the slightest. All you have to do is stretch out the handles a bit, slide it in, and push.
Posted August 19, 2015 via Destructoid