BMW, Porsche, and Nissan are among the new revolution of car brands that are getting into designing products for companies in the consumer electronics and accessories industry. Thermaltake is one of those companies to enlist the help BMW to help in the design of a concept gaming mouse. BMW has already assisted Thermaltake in the designs of their Level 10 PC chassis series.read more
Microsoft’s Hardware division has teased us on twitter today with an image of a new product, but not enough of it for us to identify it. This was their first tweet:
Here’s a hint for you: “Don’t be so touchy…flat is where it’s at.” We’ll share another glimpse of our upcoming product with you tomorrow.
Followed by their next tweet a few minutes ago:
Here’s your second clue to our next product release: http://twitpic.com/2baujg . Any guesses as to what it might be?
From Microsoft’s picture and words they used it could be a touch pad to compete with Apple’s new Magic Pad or something completely new. Who knows? Stay tuned for more info.read more
Now who wouldn’t want a controller for their Xbox that could switch between wired and wireless mode whenever you want. Microsoft has filed a patent for a Wireless and wired Xbox controller that can switch between both modes seamlessly without interrupting gameplay. An excerpt from the patent:
A game controller operates in both a wired mode and a wireless mode, and is able to switch between these two modes without permanent disruption to an ongoing game. During a transition from one mode to another, a host gaming system detects when the controller is physically disconnected (for wired mode to wireless mode) or connected (for wireless mode to wired mode). Upon detection, the host gaming system stores the game data and user information and establishes a new communication link with the controller. The host gaming system subsequently reassociates the game data and user information with the game controller as it begins operating in the new mode. This allows the player to continue game play without interruption.