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Mad Catz releases high-end transformable L.Y.N.X. game controller for $300

Mad Catz, the folks who brought us the M.O.J.O. micro-console, have just released their new creation at CES 2015. It’s called the L.Y.N.X., and it’s vastly different from any other game controller we’ve ever seen. The controller is meant to be a one-size-fits-all controller, in a sense. It has a …

The World’s First Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Looking for a truly unique speaker for your home? The Om/One actually levitates above its base while it pumps out your favorite tunes wirelessly, making for a talking point that speaks for itself.<p>This isn’t just a crazy concept: the Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker is for real, and on sale right …

Apple could bring Bendgate back — on purpose this time

The so-called Bendgate incident might have done Apple no favors in 2014, but according to a new patent published today, Cupertino is far from done when it comes to flexible iPhones — this time, purposely so.<p>Apple’s newly-granted patent covers an invention related to flexible housing for future iOS …

Meet The Hardware Battlefield 2015

Today, we are tickled to introduce the Hardware Battlefield 2015 participants. The 14 startups represent what we at TechCrunch feel are the most interesting, most promising early stage hardware companies being built. Whether drones, connected homes, robots or 3D printing are your fancy, we’ve got …

Mophie Juice Pack battery cases for iPhone 6/6 Plus now available for pre-order

Mobile battery case maker Mophie announced today three new versions of its popular Juice Pack charging case designed specifically for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Mophie has designed new versions of its Juice Pack Air and Juice Pack Plus cases for iPhone 6 as well as a single model of its …

Technology has got so complicated thanks to ‘feature creep’. Here are some great gizmos that do the job just as well as flashier options

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