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Hey, hey, my, my, Infinium Labs' Phantom just won't die. First offered as a hybrid PC-console gaming system some two years ago, the Phantom has been delayed, beset by lawsuits, and has not even been able to fire a warning shot over the bow in the current generation of console wars. The innards of this machine were never too impressive, but the eye-catching hardware design lives on. And now it appears that Infinium has decided to un-bundle the Phantom's wireless keyboard and mouse, and sell it as an accessory starting in the second quarter of 2006. Called the Phantom Lapboard (okey dokey, then), its main coup is its intuitive interface, with a keyboard that can rotate for both right- and left-handed players. Two sets of inverted T-directional keys further the ambidextrous functionality. The Lapboard has a range of 30 feet, includes full-size keys and an extended spacebar. The mouse sits under the keyboard in order to keep your hands closer together and save desktop space. No price yet, but we'll keep you posted on The Phantom (I love saying that) for sure.

Infinium Phantom Lapboard for the dedicated gamer [Mobilemag]


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