That’s right, that title was more about a PSA for gamers than actual creativity. But that’s OK, because this really is a PSA. Geek Decor has rounded up some items that may be of value to you, other than all your consoles and PC. Why? Because sometimes you just need…something different.
Gamers, hold onto your shorts. This is the Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System. It connects to your TV for big-screen gaming, but it can also be used solo. It provides 8 hours of play on a single charge, is compatible with Sega Genesis, and there’s even an additional RetroGen Adapter for it, but it’s not included. Womp, womp, womp! It includes the main unit, stand up dock, AC adapter, AV cable, port adapter for dual controllers, a rechargable lithium battery, a user manual, and a RetroPORT adapter for NES games.
The Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System is available for $99.99 from ThinkGeek.
For those of you that want something a little bit more modern, but equally as awesome, there’s the GameClutch Universal Clip Controller. It’s a grip for your smartphone, which mimics the feel of a console controller. It adapts to almost any smartphone. It won’t do anything technical, other than hold your phone. It helps for those of us that love mobile games, but think it’s the most uncomfortable thing in the world. It measures 6″ x 4″ x 1.75″ and hold devices that are approximately 2.25″ – 3.5″ wide.
The GameClutch Universal Clip Controller is available for $13.85 from Amazon.
The iMpulse is something that the older people in your family would look at and ask “but…why?” and that’s what makes it awesome. It’s compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device, such as iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets. It’s wireless for up to 100 feet. Use it as a camera remote with your phone, use it with your game emulator, use it with the App Store and Google Play, use it with your Media Player app, like Spotify and Pandora. It’s a 6 button layout, 4 on the front, 2 on the back, and feature white back-lighting. Use several of them at a time for multiplayer.
And if you’re worried about the size, 2.7″ long x 1.3″ wide x 0.6″ high, don’t worry – it can be attached to your keychain. If you tend to lose your keys, it’s still got you covered. There’s a free app for it, so it’ll chirp if it’s within 100 ft. It also comes with a Micro USB charging cable. It takes 3 hours for a full charge, and offers 9 hours of continuous gameplay.
The iMpulse – World’s Smallest Gaming & Media Controller is available for $60 from Amazon.