Unu Gaming Platform Aims Big at CES 2013
This version of CES 2013 is turning out to be a good one for gamers. We have already had NVIDIA unveil Project Shield, which will apparently utilize the Tegra 4 processor to power handheld gaming into the future. But if you cannot wait for the development cycle to be completed, there are other options you can try out in the mean time.
Snakebyte has refined their previous project called "eins", which was unveiled at Gamescom 2012. Their work has resulted in the Unu, an Android based gaming platform ambitious in its aims. At the heart of the device is Unu tablet, running on Android and fitted with a custom-coded user interface. With the help of accessories included in the package, the Unu can be used in a myriad of different ways.
A docking station allows you to hook up the Unu with your TV. With the help of the Unu air mouse, you can control the functions of the tablet without ever having to touch your docked smart device. The air mouse also comes with a full built-in keyboard allowing you to type with ease as well. With the help of the Unu controller, users can also enjoy the console gaming experience. Thanks to an integrated button mapping app, games without native controller support can also be enjoyed with Unu and the game controller.
Theoretically you should be able to play everything from touch based games like Angry Birds to first-person-shooter titles like Dead Space, which is available on the Android platform, on your big screen with the help of the Unu. The Unu is expected to be released in the near future.