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Android based Gamestick adds a dock to Kickstarter campaign

Console closes in on $500,000 investment
Mon Jan 21 2013, 11:11
The Android-based Gamestick console will get an additional dock

THE ANDROID BASED fun-sized games console Gamestick has met another fundraising target and added more features to its plans.

The console had a fundraising target of $100,000. It is 11 days away from ending its Kickstarter stay and has already raised four times as much as that. It is now on its way to raising half a million dollars.

On reaching the $400,000 goal, the Gamestick people added another feature to the proposition, this being a dock that acts as a charger and storage box.


"The Dock is an optional, multi-function accessory for Gamestick that allows you to wirelessly charge the Gamestick controller, store a ton of content, connect peripherals and using APS, power the stick," they said in a statement posted to Kickstarter.

"It is by no means a requirement but judging from the countless requests that we have had for peripheral support, we think it is going to be popular as a base station for the home TV! We also hope that this will help us to reach our final stretch goal."

Having a dock means that users will be free to add as many peripherals, within reason, as they want to their gaming experience. This could see the console extend to games like Guitar Hero and Dance Central, for example. A picture shows just how many peripherals you will be able to add to your system.

The dock has a slot for an SD card that is expandable up to 104GB, or around 100 average sized games, one Ethernet port, three USB slots and an HDMI out. µ


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