Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Peripherals

Tommo and Sega to release Genesis, Saturn, Game Gear iPhone kit

Tommo Sega (Periph) iPhone Accessories - Sega Saturn Duo

Tommo will be releasing a line of themed iPhone 5 and 5s covers, along with a Bluetooth speaker and Power Partner battery charges, based on several Sega systems. The cases will launch later this month and include a Genesis System-themed case, along with a Genesis Controller case, Game Gear Classic case, and a Saturn Classic case, each for $24.99. Following in December is the $89.99 Bluetooth 4.0-compatible Sega Genesis Speaker, which will feature “stereo sound, NFC, AptX, and Multi-paring support, a built-in rechargeable battery, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.“ Around the same time, Tommo will launch the Genesis and Saturn Power Partner battery chargers, which will have a laser-engraved hardware-themed design, dual charging ports, a bonus retro-style protective case, and a custom travel pouch, each for $69.99.

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Apple Handheld

D-Link opens up pre-orders for Gaming Router DGL-5500

D-Link (Hardware) DGL-5500 Preorder Announcement - Header

D-Link is prepping their latest gaming router, the DGL-5500, for launch and has announced that pre-orders are now live. Newegg and the D-Link Shop are currently taking orders for the $199.99 unit, which is set to ship on August 1. The DGL-5500, detailed below, follows previous entries in the line by allowing users to allocate bandwidth towards preferred applications, from specific games to streaming apps such as Netflix. The company also touts its StreamBoost interface as an easy way for users to view all connected devices on a home network as well as monitor the bandwidth usage of each device.

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PC News

Tomb Raider Limited Edition wireless controller announced

Tomb Raider (360, PS3) 360 Limited Edition Controller - Header

Tomb Raider fans looking to go whole hog for the upcoming reboot will soon be able to grab a limited edition controller for 360. The wireless controller, revealed at CES 2013, was developed in collaboration with artists from Crystal Dynamics and is based around Lara’s climbing axe and tourniquets. As with the limited edition all-silver controller, the Tomb Raider version will also feature an adjustable directional pad that alternates between the plus design and more traditional disc pattern. Each unit will also come with a download token for the exclusive playable character Scavenger Archer.

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Xbox 360 News

Microsoft announces console bundle, wireless controller for Halo 4

Halo 4 (360) Xbox 360 LE Bundle Announcement - Header

Microsoft revealed a new Halo 4-themed Xbox 360 bundle and new wireless controller at Comic-Con. The Limited Edition ‘Halo 4′ bundle will hit store shelves on November 6 and include a custom system, standard copy of the game, wired headset, built-in Wi-Fi, Live tokens for exclusive in-game and avatar marketplace content, two themed controllers, and a 320GB hard drive. The front-panel green lights will also be blue, fitting with the game’s color scheme. The controller will sport a United Nations Space Command theme, with the UNSC’s emblem on a translucent body, and a glowing blue Xbox button. An Avatar T-Shirt will also be included.

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Logitech announces Modern Warfare 3-themed keyboard, mouse

Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 (Peripheral) Announcement - Shot

Logitech is set to release two new game-centric peripherals designed especially for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Later this month and early next, respectively, the Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 and Logitech Laser Mouse G9X will be hitting the market just in time for Infinity Ward’s latest.

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PC News

Logitech announces wireless Headset and Boombox for iPortables

Logitech (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) Wireless iPad Headphone Announcement - Unit

Logitech Wireless Headset and the Logitech Wireless Boombox. Both are compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, as well as other Bluetooth devices. The new line is designed to allow for hands-free enjoyment of media on portable devices as to more conveniently check out some of the Internet’s delights on the go—say, a particularly enjoyable podcast or video series.

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Logitech announces Joystick, Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad

Logitech (iPad) Joystick iPad Announcement - Shot

iPad gamers looking for a more traditional control scheme might be in luck. Logitech has announced two new accessories for the popular tablet, the Joystick for iPad and Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2. The Joystick is a thumb-stick controller that attaches via suction cups that uses a coiled spring for force feedback and for re-centering. The Fold-Up Keyboard might not get the thumbs twitching, but a Bluetooth-enabled, USB-powered full-size keyboard might be a bit more useful for everyday activities—such as reading and navigating your favorite website (ahem).

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