Gameband + Minecraft is something special for fans of Minecraft. It’s a wearable (yeah, I know we’re hearing a LOT about those these days), but it’s a wearable with a big difference. Gameband is a portable game of Minecraft you take with you on your wrist. It’s YOUR personal, portable game of Minecraft, because when you plug it into a computer (any computer) and play, you save your own personal creations back on the device.
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The basic idea is that users can play Minecraft from the Gameband on most any computer (Windows, Mac, and even Linux), as the game is pre-installed on Gameband (but the user needs to have purchased the game license separately). On top of that, Gameband comes with a bunch of pre-loaded contents including awesome maps created by community-favorites SethBling, Dragnoz, and Hypixel. 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!
The Gameband comes pre-loaded with the Pixel Furnace app that lets you design what the Gameband displays. You can develop any animations you want to run on your Gameband, save them, and even share them on the Pixel Furnace community, where you can find animations from other Gameband owners as well.
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. They also just launched at Microsoft stores (look at these images from the launch party in Boston last week), and will be in Best Buys all over by the end of March.
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