Let’s get this out of the way to begin with: Gameband + Minecraft is NOT just a copy of Minecraft on a USB stick strapped to your wrist. What it IS is so much more. It’s a way for the Minecraft fan in your life (quite possibly YOU) to take your personal game of Minecraft with you WHEREVER YOU GO, without porting around your own computer.
[This post was sponsored by Gameband]
Let’s start with what it does: there are copies of Minecraft, plus a bunch of special pre-loaded content, that will play on most computers you’ll encounter (Windows, Mac, Linux), so you can play anywhere you can plug in. What’s really special is that whatever you do in a given session using the Gameband is automatically backed up to the Gameband, and if you have Internet connectivity, it’ll be backed up to the cloud as well (via Gameband’s servers). You’ll never lose your world again, and you can take it anywhere you want to go!
You may have also noticed it’s a watch, and it has the software built in so that the user can tweak the LED-array display in any way they please. Because hackability is key!
As for the hardware: Gameband + Minecraft has a high-end watch strap made from durable thermoplastic polyurethane, a stainless-steel clasp (with Redstone design elements), USB 3.0 MLC drive technology (offering high-speed data transfer for gamers, and a 10x life-cycle compared to normal UBS drives) and a 140 LED-array display. And it’s splash-proof to IPX-4 – which means it can handle being worn if you get caught out in the rain (but we advise you take it off before playing with Super-Soakers).
The point is, it’s durable, and meant to be used and used! It’s the perfect wearable for the “kid” who loves Minecraft.
Price: $79.99 – Available at Gameband.com, or at Target, Gamespot, EBGames, and NewEgg.
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