ThinkGeek now shipping 8-Bitty wireless gaming pad for iOS, Android
ThinkGeek is now shipping the 8-Bitty retro wireless game controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. First introduced at the American International Toy Fair in February, the device is now shipping for $30, slightly higher than its previously promised $25 starting point. The device is compatible with both iOS and most Android devices, connecting over Bluetooth.
Deal worth $20 million, Geeknet using funds to build ThinkGeek
Career website holding company Dice Holdings has purchased the online media aspect of Geeknet, leaving retailer ThinkGeek out of the transaction. The $20 million transaction includes Geeknet properties Slashdot, SourceForge, and Freecode. The deal brings Dice Holdings a set of websites that generate $20 million in income annually, with 44 million unique hits between the three sites per month. By comparison, Dice.com's traffic is a small percentage of the ex-Geeknet sites, at 2 million unique hits per month.
ThinkGeek unveils iCade 8-Bitty at Toy Fair
ThinkGeek picked the American International Toy Fair to bring out the iCade 8-Bitty, a much more portable alternative to the iCade cabinet. The wireless iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch gamepad is conspicuously styled like (though not identical to) the original NES controller with four face buttons, Select and Start, although it also has two shoulder buttons. It works with the same iCade-friendly titles, such as Atari's Greatest Hits, as well as any others wanting to use the freely available support.
ThinkGeek create Electronic Drum Machine Shirt
The team at ThinkGeek have managed to pack a full-fledged drum pad into a t-shirt. The Electronic Drum Machine Shirt incorporates a real, working, yet wearable drum machine and looper that includes nine different drum kits, with seven professional grade drum sounds each. Wearers can create a loop and then build and layer beats over the top with unlimited tracks.
Charges USB powered devices without an adapter
ThinkGeek is offering an AC outlet that doubles as a USB charger. The Fastmac U-Socket incorporates two USB connectors into a standard two-plug AC outlet. Using it, any USB powered device, including an iPhone 4, can be connected and charged without a dedicated adapter.
ThinkGeek camera uses IR to deliver night-vision
ThinkGeek has unveiled the Midnight Shot NV-1 low-light camera. The camera incorporates a five-megapixel camera and an invisible infrared flash that is capable of capturing subjects in near darkness. The NV-1 is also switchable, letting users go between standard photography and night-mode.
ThinkGeek, Atari, deliver classic arcade gaming
ThinkGeek has placed its iCade iPad game controller up for pre-order. The iCade is compatible with the iPad and the iPad 2 and has been given official third-party app support by Atari. Atari’s Greatest Hits (App Store) recently launched and has been developed to work with the iCade’s classic arcade-style controls.
ThinkGeek outs iPhone case with flip out keyboard
iSkin has launched a new wave of cases for the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch 4G, including two new cases for the iPod touch and three for the iPhone 4. The Solo Vu for iPhone 4 is a slide-on two-piece design. It combines hard and soft plastics while protecting the rear, sides and front face, with openings for all ports. The case arrives in three colors and ships for $40. Another slip-on case is the Solo FX, which features a circular pattern for an etched effect and uses Microban antimicrobial protection. The Solo FX comes in five colors and sells for $35. The Duet for iPhone 4 is a hard case and belt clasp combination design. The holster is a rotary clip that doubles as a media viewing stand. The Duet is available in black for $40 -- it is listed as shipping in one to two weeks.