Posts Tagged:Peripherals

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid review: a pen display that doubles as an Android tablet

After months of rumblings about a standalone slate, Wacom finally unveiled not one, but two tablets back in September. On paper, the Cintiq Companion may be the more compelling mobile workstation, just because it runs Windows, but first, we’re tak…

Punch Through’s new Arduino board can stay wireless forever (video)

You’ll have to plug in a typical Arduino-compatible board at some point in its life, whether it’s to add code or just to supply power. Not Punch Through Design’s upcoming Cortado, however. The tiny device centers on a custom Bluetooth 4.0 LE modul…

Automatic Link review: an expensive way to learn better driving habits

We love when we find new ways to bring our toys together. The Automatic Link does just that: it connects your iPhone to your car’s computer, using Bluetooth Low Energy as a bridge to the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) interface that’s been standard in…

Qualcomm Toq Mirasol smartwatch now available for pre-order

Qualcomm’s Toq smarter-than-most watch is expected to debut the first week of December, and you can set one aside for yourself starting today. The company has announced that it’s now taking pre-orders for the newfangled Toq smartwatch, which, unli…

3D Systems Sense review: a 3D scanner for the masses (almost)

If we’ve crossed paths in the past week, there’s a pretty good chance I’ve scanned you. This extends well beyond the human race, into the realms of animal, vegetable, plush toy and fruit bowl. Some subjects were too small to be scanned, some too f…

PlayStation 4 or Xbox One: Which game console to buy this holiday

Today is the day: Xbox One is available in at least 13 territories. The PlayStation 4 launched last Friday to massive sales. The next-gen is officially on, having kicked off last year with Nintendo’s Wii U. Don’t believe us? We even reviewed all t…

Solidoodle 4 keeps 3D printing under $1,000 (video)

Sam Cervantes didn’t stand on his new printer when he brought it by our offices the other day. He thought about it for second, a nice reprise of the day he introduced us to its predecessor late last year, but, well, he’d only just pulled that firs…

Palette embraces the buttons, dials and sliders that touchscreens forgot

Gone are the days of buttons, switches and dials. We’re all touchscreen and trackpad now. If you’re among those that miss the tactile sensation and precision that switches and toggles offer and have $100 or so burning a hole in your pocket, howeve…

Pogoplug’s new Safeplug anonymizes all your home’s web browsing for $49

It’s easy to worry about internet privacy these days, but it can be a pain to set up a Tor connection that keeps the snoops and thieves at bay. Pogoplug wants to simplify the process with its newly available Safeplug adapter. The peripheral connec…

Robox is a Robot in a box that’s ‘not just a 3D printer’

Toward the end of the C Enterprise’s Kickstarter pitch, one employee explains the genesis of the product’s name, “it’s a robot in a box.” And thus the name Robox was born. The product’s probably more accurately described as a 3D printer trapped in…

Leap Motion releases Free Form, an app that lets human hands sculpt digital clay (video)

When we reviewed the Leap Motion controller earlier this year, we found the application selection to be a bit lacking. Since then, the number of apps has doubled from 75 to around 150, and the Airspace store’s newest edition is the coolest Leap ap…

Hands-on with Logitech’s PowerShell Controller, an iOS 7 gamepad that charges your phone

Remember that fuzzy-looking iOS 7 gamepad that leaked back in June? Turns out it’s called the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery (a mouthful, right?), and it’s one of the first iOS 7 certified gamepads on the market. Compatible with Lightnin…

Microsoft Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress

Your new running shoes have WiFi, but there are still — still! — no flying cars. We’ve got mini-supercomputers in our pockets, but where’s the kitchen machine that materializes beef bourguignon? It’s not quite the future we predicted, at least a…

FiftyThree launches $50 Pencil Bluetooth stylus for its sketching app (video)

Remember when we spotted that FiftyThree, makers of the iPad sketching app Paper, was working on a stylus? Now it’s time for Paper to meet Pencil. Looking like an enormous marker pencil, the unit comes in a choice of sustainable hardwood or brushe…

MOGA Ace Power gamepad for the iPhone is the first with full iOS 7 support

Gaming controllers for iPhones are nothing new, but MOGA claims it’s just launched the first to work with iOS 7 and its native gamepad support — as we saw with the as-yet unreleased GameCase. The Ace Power works with the Apple’s latest handsets, …

Honda starts testing Walking Assist device in large-scale US trials

Honda’s Walking Assist is finally getting a large-scale test run in the US. The company has started clinical trials of the leg-boosting device at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where it will (hopefully) help stroke victims regain their…

Sony mulled an all-touch PS4 controller before settling on the DualShock 4

The PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller may seem like the logical evolution of Sony’s gamepad design, but we now know that it wasn’t always destined to be that way. Product manager Toshimasa Aoki tells VentureBeat that the company threw out all…

NVIDIA unveils Tesla K40 accelerator, teams with IBM on GPU-based supercomputing

NVIDIA’s Tesla GPUs are already mainstays in supercomputers that need specialized processing power, and they’re becoming even more important now that the company is launching its first Tesla built for large-scale projects. The new K40 accelerator…

Researchers create self-healing batteries inspired by artificial robot skin

In the race to create a better battery, scientists have gazed longingly at silicon, prized for its ability to hold copious energy during charging. The material has a significant drawback, however: it likes to expand during said charging, causing i…

Ask Engadget: best wireless trackball mouse?

We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Andrew, who loves his trackball and needs to help find a wireless replacement. If you’…

Microsoft’s 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 eases you into object creation

Microsoft made a big deal of building 3D printer support into Windows 8.1, and today it’s releasing a tool that lets even newcomers create objects of their own. The new 3D Builder app includes a catalog of pre-designed items that virtually anyone…

Nest’s mobile app gets a full makeover, Protect smoke detector support

Since Nest’s hardware and app go together like birds of a feather, new mobile software was inevitable after it launched the Nest Protect smoke detector. However, the startup darling has also taken the opportunity to completely revamp its app, most…

TiVo’s new Slide Pro Remote pairs nicely with your Roamio, costs $50

Sure, it’s not a new gaming console, but a remote is still a very essential part of most everyone’s living room — at least for the time being. With that in mind, TiVo has announced the successor to its Slide Remote, adequately dubbing it the Slid…

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