Extreme Reality has developed cross-platform software called ‘Extreme Motion’ which is able to take any 2D camera and transform it into a 3D camera, like the Xbox Kinect. Obviously it requires a bit of calibration, but once things are set up, almost anyone can join in the fun of 3D interactive games rather than having to shell out money just to buy a Kinect or PS Move.
Tired of playing Call of Duty or Halo with a game controller or keyboard? The Mag II Gun Controller tries to offer a more realistic experience by letting you get a hands on grip with a gun-shaped design controller for more accuracy and speed when trying to make those pin-point kills or making a 180 spin to kill an enemy behind you. After trying it out though, we figured that it would get a lot of taking used to along with tweaking with sensitivity settings since we have a bit of trouble navigating the environment (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3) from the get go.
The Flipper USB is a small adapter allows you to plug your existing devices into USB ports either either direction (top or bottom). First you’d plug the male end of your existing USB cable or device into the Flipper USB adapter. After that, you can leave the Flipper attached for as long as you like and then plug it into any USB port without having to worry about wasting time figuring out which way it should be inserted. What they’ve done is remove the asymmetric design from traditional connectors and add connection ends on both sides, allowing it to work either way.
Tired of spraying windows and rubbing them clean? The Ecovac Winbot solves that problem with its little robot cleaner. Once placed onto the glass surface (with the Safety Pod sensor), the cleaner maps out the entire glass surface and then does the hard task of loosening and absorbing dirt by spraying a cleaning solution and sucking up the moistened particles. Then it squeegees the remaining dampness, followed up by wiping the surface with a cleaning pad to ensure that it’s dry. From the demo below, you’ll see though that for this to make sense, you should at least have glass panes that are of a relatively large size or in an area that may be semi-inaccessible via a ladder.
One of the more interesting accessories were the products from Loksak. It looks like a Ziplok but it’s waterproof with an airtight seal than can withstand pressures down to 200 feet below water level. It is also transparent and the 3×6 inch bag can hold 90% of smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S III and the LG Nexus 4 (seen in video). While I still was afraid to dip my phone in water, I still tried it otherwise to test the sound quality and touch responsiveness. Both fared extremely well with very little loss in touch response and the audio sounded just as good as it would out of the case.
They also have another product called the Shieldsak which is made of an R.F. shielding fabric to protect against data scans used for identity theft purposes.