Tag Archives: handson
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all …
Engadget RSS Feed
Olloclip has been busy empowering the iPhone’s camera for a while now. This past January we got our hands on its iPhone 5 lens clip, which enabled one to shoot in fish eye, wide-angle, and macro. Fast-forward nearly a year, and we’ve been testing olloclip’s latest offering: the Macro 3-in-1 clip-on lens for the iPhone. […]
Two sticks, four face buttons, a pair of shoulder paddles and a d-pad: the formula for a modern gamepad and the layout of MOGA’s Ace Power controller. It’s a pretty standard assortment of inputs, but this controller happens to be the first fully featured peripheral to support Apple’s new iOS 7 gamepad protocols. Naturally, we couldn’t wait to put the pad through its paces.
The MOGA Ace may have the normal assortment of buttons and triggers, but it has one trick most gamepads can’t emulate: it telescopes. Taken out of the box, the Ace is hardly longer than an iPhone 5s, but pulling on either end stretches the peripheral to fit your iDevice. The Gamepad’s left side retains enough tension to hold a device in place on its own, but our iPod had trouble identifying the controller unless we made a point of pushing the controller’s edges inward to secure the connection. Once we had a compatible iOS 7 device locked in place, however, the Ace worked like a dream.
The iPhone has already propelled casual gaming into one of the biggest app segments in the industry: now, with iOS 7 and the Logitech PowerShell gamepad, those apps are getting the controller they’ve been crying out for. Building on the new MFI (“Made For iPhone”) controller profile that’s part of iOS 7, the $ 99.99 pad […]
Many streaming-savvy DVRs either lean heavily on cloud services or are linked to traditional TV — neither of which is ideal for cord cutters trying to lower their long-term costs. Nuvyyo is promising what could be a more affordable option with its upcoming Tablo DVR. The upcoming, partly crowdfunded set-top box streams both live and locally recorded over-the-air broadcasts to seemingly any internet-capable platform, including Android, iOS, Roku players and web browsers. In theory, it’s as cheap and convenient as internet-only video while delivering the wider content selection of traditional TV. We’ve had hands-on time with a Tablo prototype that suggests the company has at least latched on to a good (if imperfect) idea — read on to see what we mean. %Gallery-slideshow122001%
The Abu Dhabi spotlight might be set squarely on the new Lumia devices, but the Windows tablet and pair of Windows Phones amounted to only half of the products Nokia announced today. A trio of Asha handsets also made the trip to the desert: the 500, 502 and 503. These three devices, which …
Engadget RSS Feed
In what’s essentially a very, very early build of Star Citizen here at NVIDIA’s Montreal 2013 event, we’ve gotten the opportunity to get up-close and hands-on with the likes of 4K output. This game isn’t out on the market yet – it’s still rolling in funding cash, in fact, having just reached a $ 23 million […]
Lenovo’s play for the smaller Windows 8.1 tablet market is the Miix2, a new 8-inch slate running the full version of Windows but carrying the sort of price tag you might associate with an ARM-based model. Headed to shelves later this month priced at $ 299, the Miix2 runs Intel’s latest Bay Trail-T Atom processor, while […]
It’s been just over a year since Nikon announced the D600. The company’s compact full-frame camera delivered a ton of power for $ 2,100, and it’s still a top option for photographers looking for a new DSLR. Still, for one reason or another, Nikon’s figured it’s time to refresh its high-end body, with …
Engadget RSS Feed
In what must be the strangest cross-branding we’ve seen in a smartphone in the past several years, the folks at ZTE have released the ZTE nubia 5 with the Houston Rockets – the NBA team. What we’re doing this weekend is having a peek at the official limited-edition ZTE nubia 5 from all angles – […]