Tag Archive: Physical


Lego’s new Fusion sets blur the line between iOS gaming and physical toys

Love Lego? Love iOS? Prepare to get your chocolate in your peanut butter. Lego has just started selling Lego Fusion, a series of toys that blend everyone’s favorite plastic bricks with iOS gaming. Fusion is different from games like Lego…Read more ›

Tiny iMpulse Brings Physical Controls To Your Mobile Games, Fits On Your Keyring

While adding physical controls instantly improves almost any mobile game, no one wants to carry around a big, bulky control pad all day. But it’s unlikely you’ll have any complaints about taking the iMpulse with you everywhere you go, because…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Tiny iMpulse Brings Physical Controls To Your Mobile Games, Fits On Your Keyring

While adding physical controls instantly improves almost any mobile game, no one wants to carry around a big, bulky control pad all day. But it’s unlikely you’ll have any complaints about taking the iMpulse with you everywhere you go, because…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Finally, Something Android Users Will Pay For: A Physical Button For Their Giant Phones

pressyUs Apple users get teased for the lack of buttons on our devices. Jony Ive continues he and the late Steve’s joint crusade against the button. The thing is, it’s a crusade against the unnecessary button, which is why we’ll always have a home button on our iPhones, a kind of ejector seat for when […]

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The NUU MiniKey Adds A Physical Keyboard To Your iPhone 5 For $60 [Review]

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Some of us can pick up an iPhone and master its virtual on-screen keyboard in a matter of minutes, but for others, it takes a bit of time — especially if you’ve just come from a BlackBerry or another smartphone that has a physical keyboard built-in. For those of you in that latter group, the NUU MiniKey for iPhone 5 is here to help.

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Apple Working On Physical Game Controller For iOS Devices [Updated]

Apple could makes this look not so archaic.

Apple could make this look not so archaic.

iOS is the most popular gaming platform in existence, and Apple has managed to create an incredible ecosystem of titles with only iOS devices. The company sells no actual controllers or joypads; everything is touch-based.

So does it make sense for Apple to make a physical game controller that somehow connects to your iPhone and iPad? According  [Read More…]

E-Ink Keyboard Concept Marries Best Of Touch And Physical Keys

Remember the Optimus Maximus keyboard from Art Lebedev? No, me either. But if I did I’d probably recall the LED keycaps which had two distinct functions: One, to display a tiny image on top of each key and two, to send the cost of the keyboard through the roof.

Today we bring you the e-ink keyboard, which is the same kind of thing, only way more practical.

The idea of the e-ink keycaps on  [Read More…]

Let’s Get Physical: Artist Renders Touch Gestures In Wood And Plastic

Fact: I was once taking some notes about an exhibit in a gallery/museum in Berlin and a guard told me to stop using my cellphone. It was in fact an iPod touch, but whatever – try explaining that to a German security guard when you can’t speak German.

If I’d been in Gabriele Meldaikyte’s art exhibit, though, I could have continued pinching, tapping, swiping (and giving the finger to the guard) without even touching my  [Read More…]

The Spike Slaps A Physical Keyboard Right Across Your iPhone’s Face [CES 2013]

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If you’re a former BlackBerry user who’s just bought your first iPhone, and you’re struggling to adapt to its virtual on-screen keyboard, then check out the Spike SmartType from SoloMatrix. On show at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and coming to iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5, the Spike is a new case that slaps a physical QWERTY keyboard right across your handset’s display. You can fold it away when it’s  [Read More…]

FCC Outs Belkin Physical Shutter Release Accessory for iPhone

Apple touted the iPhone 4Ss improved camera during the phones announcement highlighting its improved lowlight performance, 1080p video capture, and improved speed. They even have a commercial dedicated to showing off the new camera. Well, Belkin is the first accessory maker to take advantage of the iPhones improved camera by creating a physical shutter release for the iPhone 4S. The accessory leaked via the FCC and their notoriously juicy filings. The filing reveals nothing in  [Read More…]