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Posts Tagged ‘touch screen’

Nintendo Unveils Wii U

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The hot news keeps rolling out from E3.  Nintendo had a big press release regarding the sequel to their popular Wii console: The Wii U.

The video game console will have a unique tablet-like controller allowing the gamer to have full control of their gaming experience both on and off their TV.  The touchscreen on the new Nintendo controller measures 6.2 inches and is placed between more traditional game-control buttons. It can be used to either play the same images as displayed on a TV screen, or can display information that doesn’t appear on the TV.

It can even be specially used during games for furthering the storyline.  For example, Gearbox’s impending release Aliens: Colonial Marines will require gamers, at various moments in the game, to use the controller as a motion tracking device.  The gamer will slowly move their controller from the left, to the right, or even up and down, attempting to track any aliens coming their way.

Watch the announcement and trailer of the new console from Nintendo.  Skip to 1:20 if you want to see it in action:

Back in Black, Sonos S5 Zone Player, Available Now at Abt

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The Sonos S5 Zone player has arrived, until now, it was only available in white…Today, it’s back in black. The S5 Zone player is an innovative wireless speaker system that works with iPhone and iPod Touch technologies.

The S5 gives you complete freedom to listen to music in any room of your home. With one S5 you can listen to music in one room, with multiple players, you can connect them wirelessly and have the same music play in each room—if you would like different music in each room, the Zone player can do that too.

The features on the S5 are endless. Aside from its one touch set up, control it with the technology you already have in your pocket. Use an iPhone or iPod Touch as your remote after downloading a free app. If you don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch, get the touch-screen Sonos Controller 200. Sonos’ S5 will play your entire iTunes library, internet radio stations, even music from a CD player in your home. After you register the S5 it will automatically alert you to software updates, with the touch of one button, your system updated and better than new.

For more information on Sonos or Zone players, contact an Abt sales specialist today!

-Kelly B.