YJ Yoon’s Nintendo Flex is for the Gameboy what Daniel Craig is for Sean Connery. Even James Bond, but modern. (Sames Bond?) The Flex comes with some very popular updates. The largest screen on a device of the same practical size (albeit thinner). The screen is also slightly curved, giving you a slightly panoramic experience and adding only a few tiny extra inches of display in the same frame. The Flex retains the same keys and controls, but also gives them a makeover, opting for flushed surfaces rather than the original big keys of the GameBoy that stood out from the surface. The biggest redesign of the Flex, however, is the change to the Nintendo cartridge system. Flex abandons the big square cartridges for something much more elegant and thinner, almost like a stylus. The stylus-sized cartridge easily slides into a slot in the base of the Flex, locking in place and becoming impossible to remove when in the middle of the game.
Oliver Perratta designed an all-black version of the PS5 and we can’t help but admire it, perhaps more than the original all-white design. As designer Michael DiTullo explains about the original PS5, “Strategically, xBox and Nintendo surround the same aesthetic space that I call the dead end of the Dieter Rams. Pretty B + designs that don’t really make a splash. I think Sony was smart about trying something different. The market should have several different options if you draw a 2 × 2 with a geometric to complex curvature on one axis and minimal to complex on the other. Third, in gesture, the design is pretty iconic, he says, leave me aside. Sure, it looks a bit like a router, but I would say that the router designs have gotten out of hand, they should look more like an Xbox. ”
Scheduled for a CES2020 start, this is the Samsung Odyssey G9, an ultra-large QLED gaming screen with a diagonal of 49 inches and a stunning 1000R curvature. Launched under the Samsung Odyssey label, the G9 is aimed at gamers, with a ridiculous 32: 9 aspect ratio, a resolution of 5120 × 1440, an ultra-fast refresh rate of 240 Hz and a response time of 1 ms. Although not really 4K, the G9 is the world’s first high definition dual quad monitor (essentially the equivalent of eight 720p screens arranged in 4 * 2). The G9 is so incredibly wide that it practically covers your periphery and with such a tight curvature, it gives you more screen in a smaller footprint. In fact, with a radius of 1000mm, it is perhaps the most curved PC monitor we have ever seen.
Designed to adapt to the shape of your palms, the Fixture S1 by Austin Stark & Craig Ovans is more like a real blue controller, giving you the experience of a Playstation or Xbox in a portable format. Dock the Switch screen in the handle of the S1 and you’re good to go. Its folding handle for the switch allows you to adjust the screen to avoid neck or wrist fatigue, while the folding design of the screen holder allows you to achieve the perfect balance, for hours of gaming without stress. In addition, the S1 holder is also detachable from the controller, allowing you to achieve “table mode”, where the screen stands on any flat surface like a mini desktop monitor, allowing you to play a way never imagined before.
Sushant Vohra developed EXEO 2.0 to refine the series of plug-and-play game controllers he designed last year. By keeping the three pillars of the controller design, the Velox, the Brutus and the Terra, Sushant decided to refine them, visually and ergonomically, respecting the basic design but making each product slightly thinner and with more character. . They always nest, allowing you to build more complex controllers from rifles, bazookas, shuttlecocks or hockey sticks.
Rafael Rubio’s Wood-e is a game console created from, well, wood! It is an emulation system based on Raspberry, which means that its software has been programmed to work and behave like the hardware of an older video game system. Inspired by Nintendo’s 80s tabletop arcade machines, Rubio wanted to bring back the style of some of the older video games. However, he wanted to create a design that would stand the test of time and could be easily maintained and repaired. Machine-machined wood was his choice of material. Boasting a solid wooden structure, the console features bright red arcade-style buttons and a traditional joystick that evokes nostalgia! However, the red buttons are neutralized by the matt black and warm wooden elements, creating a design that could become a decorative piece in your home.
The latest addition to video game console enthusiast Joseph Dumary, this PS5 concept explores what we might expect from the next generation of Sony systems. Less than an external aesthetic deviation from previous models, the PS5 focuses on new guts that set it apart from the rest. For starters, the smart console records and adapts player behavior to provide preferred controller settings, automatically applies game options, and installs the apps necessary to enhance the gaming experience.
Project Stream happened as a one-time test for Google, allowing a handful of people to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Chrome. However, if recent patent files are any indication, Google plans to take this seriously. Here’s a glimpse of the Project Stream controller, a visualized concept based on Google’s patented design … a concept, if properly executed, that could boost sales of XBox and PS, and even kill the gaming laptop industry Project Stream also allows you to integrate a number of community features into the gaming experience.
Following in the footsteps of Dieter Rams, Love Hultén designed one of the simplest and clearest retro game consoles I have seen: the R-Kaid-R SK-4. Although the list of Rams’ ingenious pieces is long, Love Hultén has carefully chosen their choice by adding small previews of the SK-4 record player and T3 pocket radio, sending us on a journey into the past. Elegant, simple, with arcade-style controls, the look of the R-Kaid-R SK-4 may have a vintage appeal but its functionality is deeply rooted in the 21stcentury with its capacity to store 10,000 emulated games. Accompanied by its own screen and a built-in speaker, the console closes like a briefcase, offering us a travel companion in “playful” format wherever we go!
Based on patented designs, these Xbox Cloud concept controllers give us an idea of what the real thing would look like. Two controller halves clip onto each side of the phone, turning it into a portable game console, with everything you need to play iconic Xbox titles. The controllers are available in a variety of colors, just like the original Xbox, and have all the keys, buttons and joysticks, including the two left and right triggers on top! Designed for immersive landscape games, the controllers come with two fins that hold your phone gently but securely on the sides, while the memory foam pads ensure they don’t press any buttons. These side fins are ideal for frameless phones, as this ensures that the controllers do not overlap the screen on the left or right.
Designed to be the center of your home life, Project Oris lets you play games, listen to music, and even watch media. You can connect it to a screen or point it at a white wall and let its built-in projector broadcast an 8K HDR display. For music and games, the display is complemented by the console’s 5 built-in audio drivers that provide rich bass and crisp treble in all directions. The speakers even come with 4 omni-directional microphones that pick up voice commands because the console has a built-in voice assistant. Probably linked to Microsoft services, Project Oris runs Cortana, allowing you to set up game match reminders, as well as other features, such as light intensity or playing your favorite tunes.
Externally, the Mutrics GB-30 is a really cool, chunky pair of glasses inspired by the vintage game. Inside, however, the stylish glasses are equipped with open ear audio drivers or bone conduction headphones that provide a private audio listening experience, especially for gamers, without the need for a hefty pair of gaming headphones. The open ear audio drivers for the GB-30 are probably great for gaming. Whether you’re on Twitch, broadcasting your footage, or on the subway with your Nintendo Switch, the GB-30 is a pretty voguish way to listen to game sound, while open ear technology means you can also hear things around you. . The drivers are calibrated to deliver rich, directional sound so you can listen to and identify where a shot or dialog from a non-playable character is coming from. The user-friendly design of smart gamers also extends to glasses, equipping them with blue light blocking lenses that allow you to play longer without visual constraints.