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Ecco il design definitivo di GameStick

Nicola Ligas -

A meno di tre giorni dalla chiusura della campagna di raccolta fondi su Kickstarter, GameStick ha quintuplicato la cifra inizialmente richiesta, superando il mezzo milione di dollari, ma non ha ancora raggiunto il tetto dei 560.000$ che si era prefisso come obiettivo: niente paura però, perché il supporto microSD (fino a 32 GB) è già stato incluso. Inoltre, prestando ascolto al feedback dei suoi finanziatori in primis, è stato reso noto quello che sarà il design finale del dispositivo, caratterizzato da “una forma più ergonomica, con maggiore grip ed una forma affusolata che si adatta meglio alle mani“.

La pennina HDMI per interfacciarsi alla TV trova ora alloggiamento nella parte superiore del controller anziché in quella inferiore, ma soprattutto è anche in programma una docking station, che amplierà notevolmente le capacità di connessione, sfruttando 3 porte USB, 3 HDMI (una out e due in), un lettore di schede SD full size e una porta ethernet. La dock è alimentata separatamente e dovrebbe essere possibile anche usarla per ricaricare il controller in maniera induttiva (ma su questo punto abbiamo ancora dei dubbi).

Il pacchetto completo di console e dock è disponibile a partire da 109$ sulla pagina Kickstarter del progetto, ma affrettatevi perché tra poco la campagna di raccolta fondi si chiuderà, e non abbiamo indicazioni circa il prezzo finale. Foto e comunicato stampa a seguire, dopo lo stacco.

GAMESTICK UNVEILS FINAL DESIGN INSPIRED BY KICKSTARTER COMMUNITY

London & San Francisco; January 29th, 2013; As the GameStick Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/12SSvMO) enters its final few days, the team announce their final designs of the device as well as a new docking station for every peripheral conceivable.

GameStick; Kickstarter´s most recent success story, currently sits at over 500% of its original target with over $500K raised at the time of writing. The team waits on tenterhooks to discover the final figure to be revealed at 04:23 PST on Friday 1st February.

“It´s hard to believe that we launched GameStick just a few short weeks ago. The Kickstarter campaign has been a roller coaster of a ride and one which has given us more feedback than we could ever have possibly imagined.” says PlayJam´s CMO, Anthony Johnson, “We have been able to take that input and literally better shape our product to give our backers a truly bespoke creation – one which has been designed by the Kickstarter community that backed it.”

The new design sees subtle changes to the controller, which gets a more ergonomic form with extended grips and a tapered shape to better sit in the hand. The housing for the HDMI stick has been moved to the rear of the controller and the stick itself now supports an expandable 32GB MicroSD card slot in response to overwhelming demand. The finish has also been meticulously designed meet the highest of standards.

Additional requests from the backer community resulted last week in the GameStick team announcing support for peripheral hardware through a previously unspecified docking station. The dock brings on board a number of sought after features such as; wire-free charging for the controller, a number of USB and HDMI ports to support peripheral hardware such as keyboards, mice, microphones and cameras as well as support for yet more storage bringing the total potential capacity of the bundle up to 104GB.

“The GameStick Dock is a prime example of how we have moved rapidly to innovate while still in the pre-production phase,” continued Johnson, “it has made for a ‘hairy’ 30 days but we think the results are worth it and we are delighted that we have been able to tailor the product as much as we have in such a short time-frame”

The GameStick Kickstarter campaign has reached its first two stretch goals with just under $60K to go to hit it´s third and final stretch which will add a number of colour options to its range; a target the team hopes to hit before close. Backers have been urged to vote for their favourite colours on the GameStick Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/GameStickNews) in a poll to establish the final color.

To visit the Kickstarter page and pledge your support, please visit: http://kck.st/12SSvMO

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