Thrustmaster's Glowing Lightsaber Wiimote Add-on Might Make Force…

We've seen Wii lightsaber attachments before » 9/28/08 5:00pm 9/28/08 5:00pm, but Thrustmaster's version actually looks like something we'd be excited in using. These add-on sticks are powered by three AAAs and have 17 blue or red LEDs for glow-in-the-dark action. Nice, but we're not sure how much more "gameplay" it'll add to . Bonus shot for…

Sony Discontinues PSP Extended Battery Pack

PSP Fanboy just learned that Sony's discontinuing their 2200mAh PSP battery pack, an official aftermarket addon that would allow you to game for up to 12 hours or so. What's the deal? We're not sure, but someone from Sony said they're looking at other ways to "service the consumer," which might say to us that they're… » 8/09/08 12:30pm 8/09/08 12:30pm

Nintendo Wants To Make Wii MotionPlus As Cheap As Possible

Nintendo's President Iwata, the man who wants US customers to believe that there will be a Wii shortage this Christmas not caused by Nintendo themselves, has just said that they want the Wii MotionPlus to be as cheap as possible because it doesn't cost too much to manufacture. How cheap? They're not sure yet. We did… » 8/04/08 12:20pm 8/04/08 12:20pm

Brando's Power Station Holds 1000mAh, Title For Cheapest iPhone Battery

We're not sure if Brando's version of the external iPhone battery pack bests the others we've seen in performance, but it's definitely the cheapest by far. At $25, it's a whole $18 cheaper than the iPhoneck, and half as costly as Macally's PowerLink. Is it any good? No clue yet. But it's cheap, which is all some… » 7/25/08 1:40pm 7/25/08 1:40pm

Extending The Life of Your iPhone 3G With Battery Packs

If you are simply not satisfied with the battery life of your new iPhone 3G, you do have a few options. You could try and maximize it, or you could pick up some battery packs like the iPhoneck. Sure it extends your iPhone 3G by a whopping 2-inches, but it can also fully charge your phone in 90 minutes. There is also… » 7/17/08 7:30pm 7/17/08 7:30pm

Cyber Smash Grip Add-on Turns Wiimotes Into DualShocks

Despite the supposedly game-changing motion controls that the Wii brings to gaming, a good portion of AAA games use the Wiimote in the more traditional controller sense. How do you make the one-handed controller more comfortable for two handed play? By shoving it inside a body that adds an "analog" stick and two… » 3/27/08 5:20pm 3/27/08 5:20pm

Guitar Hero On Tour for Nintendo DS Controller Revealed

Turns out all those crazy Guitar Hero for DS renders were just about as crazy as the official add-on, with German gaming mag showing off the wraparound controller in all its glory. It attaches to the back of the DS and has a hand strap so you don't drop the thing while hitting the notes on the right side… » 3/19/08 3:02pm 3/19/08 3:02pm

KontrolFreek's FPS Freek Controller Add-ons Make Thumbstick Aiming…

KontrolFreek, the company that made the SpeedFreek add-ons to the Xbox 360 controller that we reviewed last year, has a new accessory coming soon called the FPS Freek. It's essentially a snap-on to your controller's thumbsticks, which lengthens them and makes small adjustments in aiming easier. Why is this necessary? … » 3/11/08 4:30pm 3/11/08 4:30pm

Why Cheap Wiimote Add-ons May Be a Bad Idea

Perhaps Nintendo has a point when it refused Lucas Arts' permission to develop a bat-like lightsaber attachment for the Wiimote. After all, when you place the controller inside stuff like the 10 insane Wii weapons or a sword and a shield or a billiard cue or a boxing glove, it makes it hard to attach the safety strap… » 1/16/08 1:50pm 1/16/08 1:50pm

Arkanoid For the DS Gets Paddle Controller

Remember Arkanoid in the arcades and its weird paddle/knob controller you twisted to make the stick move around? Famitsu's revealing a Nintendo DS attachment for the game with a GBA Slot attachment that actually replicates the knobbiness of the original! The attachment will come in various Japanese DS colors, and will… » 8/01/07 6:00pm 8/01/07 6:00pm