Now that Polaroid is back in action — and with Lady Gaga at the creative helm — it isn't wasting any time branching out into new markets. According to a report, Polaroid will be creating a line of video game peripherals and accessories, like Wii sensor bars, docks for the Nintendo DS, wireless controllers, and microphone headsets, which will begin rolling out in the UK next month. I'm excited for the Polaroid invasion, but I'm wondering how these accessories will translate the true Polaroid feel. I have a few ideas, and some thoughts about what I'd like to see. Find out what they are after the break.
There are plenty of ways to conceal your gaming controllers with secret storage systems, but why not allow them to come up for air? Let your gamer flag fly with the Gear Board ($40), which stores all your controllers, Wii Fit boards, lightsaber attachments, and Wii Sports equipment. But instead of tucking them away, it puts them on display like works of art on your wall. And why not? This way, your cords won't get tangled, and you'll be ready for that tennis rematch at any time. Talk about a Spring cleaning overhaul!
The gear board is brought to you by Cambre Products, which offers a ton of other video game storage solutions, so your living room can be a sleek and organized representation of your favorite past-time, instead of looking like GameStop came in and threw up all over your house.
OK, so how many times have you bragged to a group of friends that you beat your all-time high score on Guitar Hero after a monster jam session, only to be blasted for not learning to play a "real" instrument? Yeah, I've been there too, friend. Now you can take your rock prowess from the console and blend it with actual chord knowledge with the You Rock guitar.
This USB controller does so much more than make you feel like a rock god when playing a video game — it's also a MIDI controller, so you can play and record songs on your iPod, MP3 player, or audio recording software, hook up some headphones to play in silence (to the outside world, anyway), and still rock out to Guitar Hero or Rock Band. The You Rock guitar has colored keys so you can strum along with your video game, and real strings so you can take things to the next level at home. Priced at $180, it's the perfect gateway from gaming to real-life rocking.
I'm totally blown away that I have not purchased both of these Xbox 360 and PS3 fighting joysticks already! Where's my credit card? If you spent as much time as I did trolling the neighborhood pizza-joint arcade, you recognize my excitement. The Hori Fighting Stick for the Xbox 360 and PS3 ($60 and $50 respectively) totally bring back the joy of banging on buttons and thrashing the joystick during Mortal Combat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — or whatever your fighter of choice was back in the day.
Amazon reviewers are saying to stick with fighting games if you want to get the best results with these bad boys. So unfortunately, that means if you're looking forward to a rousing session of Burnout Paradise, it's wise to stick with your usual controller.
After learning that a majority of women prefer sleek and sophisticated tech products over feminine and girlie pink products, I'm curious to know how many of you are loving these new Xbox 360 wireless controllers? Featured on Joystiq, these new controllers are set to be released on October 2nd and cost $50 each. With a 30-foot range, up to 40 hours of life and two-way voice communication when connected to the 360, these controllers may boast more than just their good looks.