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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Feb, 2017 At 05:19 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Otaku Music, ROG News, ROG Tech | With 0 Comments

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French outlet Melty reported a few days ago that Switch would support Bluetooth headsets based on an interview conducted with Yoshiaki Koizumi from Nintendo. However, it seems there was a communication error.

Nintendo themselves reached out to Melty and let them know that Bluetooth headsets are NOT compatible with the Switch. However, this doesn’t mean that Switch doesn’t support headsets at all, as wired headsets should be compatible.

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No GravatarRumors are fickle but, when they persist along with cohesive information leading it towards actual reality, they have a weird habit of becoming true. That being said images of Amazon’s wireless controller have been leaked to the interwebs by Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny! The rumors started to take form waaaaay back in April of last year by Bloomberg Businessweek Technology & Wall Street Journal when these two sites released information on Amazon’s future jump into streaming set-top boxes but, it all got more interesting when these images were released…

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These controllers are battery operated like its Step-Brother, the Ouya, while also, being infused with Bluetooth technology. One thing is for sure- I am elated with all these new-fangled console platforms coming to our palms in the future along with availability today. These images show plenty of buttons; you have your standard array of input controls. We also see some Android buttons too located in the center with the Back, Home & Menu buttons then down below with Rewind, Play/Pause & Fast Forward buttons. I like mobile gaming but, I believe Amazon is thinking more broadly with this one, when combined with past news of the online retail behemoth searching for AAA experienced developers over to them actually acquiring Double Helix the team behind multi-platform releases of Strider along with Xbox One’s Killer Instinct these bad boys are serious!

By SarahTheRebel On 6 Feb, 2013 At 06:36 AM | Categorized As ROG Tech | With 0 Comments

No GravatarAt CES 2013, I happened by the Spider booth to check out this small-but-powerful Bluetooth Speaker (full model name is Spider International E-PTSK-BK03 Multifunction Bluetooth Speaker Black, but that’s a mouthful). The design is very sleek and modern, with soft edges that almost make it look like a mouse, and it is apparently the first speaker featuring a Li-ion rechargeable battery, touch LED panel, and wireless Bluetooth connection with multiple input modes.

The device came with a sturdy carrying pouch, a USB connector, and an aux in cord. Check out this video showing off the features.

Features

This little guy has loads of cool features that I found useful:

  • Utlizes bluetooth, so anything that can connect with a speaker can use this device
  • Voice tells you when you switch modes, so there is no guessing on your part about the settings
  • LCD front will allow you to see what you’re doing in the dark
  • Can act as a hands free speaker for phone calls
  • Built in sound card
  • Supports Micro SD Card Music Playing, SD card memory up to 32G, and MP3/WMA format

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Although I loved using it for my phone, I did find that the Bluetooth could be finicky, and I was never able to get it to pair with my laptop, though my brother was able to get it to pair with his (we both own Mac Books). However, the device also connects to the computer via USB, so Bluetooth connection to the computer might not be that important.

Sound

Just like with the PowerForce headphones, it’s clear that Spider knows bass. The little speaker will do in a pinch for a house party. Since you can use more than one of these at a time, having two at a house party would be perfect.

However, I noticed terrifying background noises on my brother’s phone when I spoke to him via speaker. Although we were both in the same room, when I replied to him using the speaker, he heard screeches and squeals in the background. Not sure what caused that, but be sure to test it out before using it for any business calls.

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Price

You can buy this speaker on Amazon for as low as $40, but the official price is $60.

Final Verdict

As feature packed as this speaker is, I’m not sure if the price tag is a fit. Yes, this speaker can be paired with almost anything, but in the end, the sound is the same as any other portable speaker’s sound, and to me, that is what should affect the price.