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The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con may just be a better Bluetooth camera shutter than game controller

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con may just be a better Bluetooth camera shutter than game controller

Taking a group shot on your phone is more challenging than it has to be. Sure, you can set up a timer to go off after a few seconds, but there's no guarantee you'll be smiling with the shutter finally clicks. Remote shutters can make things a lot easier, but who wants to pay extra cash just for the occasional opportunity to capture a family portrait? If you're the owner of a Nintendo Switch, you're in luck. Just grab a Joy-Con the next time you need to take a photo remotely.

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[Deal Alert] Logitech Joystick For Tablets Is Free After Rebate From Tiger Direct, Might Even Be Worth It

[Deal Alert] Logitech Joystick For Tablets Is Free After Rebate From Tiger Direct, Might Even Be Worth It

Let's get this out of the way: the Logitech Joystick ("for iPad and Android Tablets") is a strange little gadget, an analog solution to a digital problem. It sticks onto your tablet with suction cups, then places a capacitive touch-point below a thumbstick modeled after the more recent generation of game console controllers. Motion is achieved via a coiled plastic spring, and its design allows you to move it around the bezel to adjust to different games. The list price is $20, but right now Tiger Direct has it for free... after a $9.99 mail-in rebate.

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The Joystick has been on the market for about a year.

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ARCHOS Looks To 'Revolutionize' Android Gaming With The GamePad – A 7" Tablet With Built-In Controls

ARCHOS Looks To 'Revolutionize' Android Gaming With The GamePad – A 7" Tablet With Built-In Controls

ARCHOS, in an announcement that ambitiously looks to "revolutionize" Android gaming, has just unveiled the GamePad – a 7-inch, dual-core gaming tablet with built in controls (including buttons, a d-pad, triggers, and analog sticks) that remind us a little bit of Sony's PSP.

The interesting bit about this tablet is that it includes "automatic game recognition and mapping tools" which ARCHOS promises will "ensure control compatibility with every advanced Android game."

Of course, one of the most important things about a mobile device meant to center around gaming is its spec sheet. We aren't privy to the entire list of specs just yet, but here's what we do know: the GamePad will pack a yet unspecified dual-core processor at 1.5GHz with a Mali 400 quad-core GPU.

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