Bungie.net claims that the first Halo faceplate for the Xbox 360 will become available to consumers in October. They give neither a specific launch date for the faceplate, nor a price, but the plate looks hot!
Xbox Live is soon going to feature video chat through Microsoft’s new gadget, the Xbox Live Vision Cam (XLV), which is available in stores September 19th. Furthermore, users will be able to personalize their account by having gamertag pictures, and even send pictures to other users. No price has been announced, but it’s safe to assume that it will be comparable to the price of a regular Xbox 360 controller.
Griffin Technology, maker of various iPod accessories, is bringing a similar revolution in gadgetry to the Playstation Portable. The first three PSP products will be the iTrip, iFM and SmartShare. From the press release:
The iTrip has become synonymous with the iPod since it was first introduced in 2003. Letting listeners send audio wirelessly to their stereos has made the iTrip product family the most popular iPod accessories in the world. The iTrip FM Transmitter has now been reinvented for the PlayStation Portable. Offering a sleek, slim design that slides securely onto the bottom of the PSP quickly and easily, without adding bulk, the iTrip’s easy to read display sends audio right to your radio. Rock your game, movies and music through your own home and car systems and you’ll never go back to the stock speakers.
The iFM Radio Tuner and Remote Control integrates FM radio tuning and remote control functionality to the PSP, all in a tiny enclosure. It features a large, easy to read LED for FM tuning, a pass-through port for headphones, and a clip for comfortable use. The integrated remote includes essential controls for easy media playback and functionality. Using the single button switch, listeners can enjoy their favorite FM stations or control music right off their PSP.
The SmartShare is a headphone splitter with individual volume controls. It is ideal for watching movies on a PSP as it allows you to share the experience with a friend – perfect for car trips, plane flights, and waiting rooms. Now you can share your audio, not your volume preferences.
Kotaku reviews the Berlin Brain-Computer-Interface and writes:
“A computer controlled by the power of thought alone has been demonstrated at CEBIT in Germany.” Woah. That’s the lead-in to Cognitive Labs report on the “mental typewriter” (aka Berlin Brain-Computer Interface), a device that not only makes you look 8000% dorkier, but will let you control your video games and entertainment devices with pure thought. It could also allow the paralyzed control computers and let amputees control artificial limbs, but the real news is that we can finally dump those crappy Wavebirds!
Just kidding, I love my Wavebird!
Ah, the power of the brain! Finally we can convert those pathetic brain-waves into action, allowing our central-nervous system control of our nerves and our “mental typewriter”.
National Console Support shop now has its flashy Dead or Alive 4 arcade-style joystick available for pre-order for any US residents. Even though it’s $80, it’s a great Christmas gift for any die-hard fan!