CES Unveiled 2012 – A Sneak Peek At The Hot Products of CES 2012Sun, Jan 08, 2012 - 11:00 PM
Gametel & ST Ericsson Augmented Reality
Fructel is a Swedish gaming peripheral company that just announced a new wireless bluetooth game controller for Android smartphones and tablets, or Apple iPhones and iPads. You have the option of either having the phone docked to the controller or not. For the games where a touchscreen is not the best form of input, the Gametel controller could be the answer for fully immersive mobile games.
Here we see the wireless Gametel controller playing a game on the mobile phone sitting on the table. Fructel also had an HDTV on their table so they could connect the phone to the TV while using the controller. This could allow your phone or tablet to begin infringing on the console market; especially with an estimated 9 hour battery life!
While the Gametel controller is currently only available in Europe, it is expected to be available in the US sometime in Q1 and could cost between $50 and $75. The Gametel driver is available now as a free download on the Android Market, however the iOS version is currently in the Apple testing phase to be available in the Apple iTunes Appstore. The driver is compatible with Android 2.1.1 or later, iPads running iOS 3.2 or later, and iPhones running iOS 4.0 or later.
ST Ericsson Augmented Reality
ST Ericsson was showing off their latest augmented reality application. Using the smartphone’s camera and image recognition technology, ST Ericsson’s app then overlays additional imagery on the screen. In the concept demo ST Ericsson was showing at CES Unveiled, a consumer could walk in a store and use augmented reality to see what a Lego sculpture looked like already assembled in 3D when pointing their camera at the box. This could be a powerful feature in the years to come!