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Microsoft built prototypes of Xbox controllers for mobile

Taking a nod to the success of the Nintendo Switch

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Microsoft produced a research paper with details on their next gaming project. The company recognizes the growth of mobile gaming with more available smartphones and tablets in the market. As such, they are looking to bring better quality gaming experiences in any way possible, and the research paper hints at smaller controllers to answer that call.

The research paper features renders of a Xbox mobile controller, complete with a variety of uses. It can be for standalone use with a charging dock, or the two ends can be attached to a phone or tablet for more functionalities. Such functionalities cater for single-hand use, especially for people who pair augmented and virtual reality devices to their phones. It is also shown that the grips on the controller can be removed — better for use on tablets.

Microsoft Research notes that these renders stem from the success of handheld consoles such as the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo Switch. The research paper highlights that the success of the Nintendo Switch is a “testament to the value of mobile gaming with physical controls.”

The team also recognizes that there are cheap controllers currently available for phones, yet provide an unsatisfactory experience for users. Oddly enough, Microsoft initially worked on this project back in 2014, but the success of the Switch has made these plans resurface.

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Global Sources: Sustainable Cases

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At a show like Global Sources iPhone cases are a dime a dozen, but what caught our attention are companies with a commitment to sustainability.

Shenzhen Bobotel Technology

Take Shenzhen Bobotel Technology for example, who makes eco-friendly cases made of wheat straw — a biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic.

They can make cases for your iPhone, Samsung, or Huawei phones, in any color you desire. Each case starts at 90 cents at a minimum order of 50 units.

C&V Global

Guangzhou-based C&V Global offers similar products, too. The company has been certified by the Global Recycled Standard.

They have iPhone cases made from recycled plastic waste. In its purest form, it looks like a simple, clear jelly case but it can come in a variety of colors in both matte and glossy finishes.

They also make biodegradable cases made of wheat straw or bamboo fiber and thermoplastics. These cases can be engraved with your favorite pro-environment slogans as well.

The product decomposes naturally after two years if you decide to discard them. You can buy the cases through CTunes.


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Global Sources: UNIQ Charging Solutions

Stay unique through great design

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It’s easy to get lost in a sea of similar products nowadays. One way brands can stand out is through great design. Just take a look at Singaporean designer brand Uniq. This brand creates stylish mobile accessories without sacrificing function.

Its product portfolio ranges from fast charging power banks, wireless chargers, phone cases, travel adapters, and other accessories.

For instance, Uniq has the Fuele series, which are power banks that have built-in power delivery capable of up to 66W fast charging. There’s also the Hyde Series, which is all about wireless charging power banks with hidden stands.

Check out the rest of their portfolio on uniqcreation.com


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Global Sources: Dono Hamburger Speaker

Packed with meaty and juicy features

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Who can resist a speaker shaped like a hamburger?

Meet Dono from Icarer Family. This cute and unassuming hamburger is actually a Bluetooth speaker packed with meaty and juicy features.

It has a built-in 1800 mAh battery so you can take it wherever you go. It’s rechargeable through its USB-C port, and you can play music through its 3.5mm audio jack instead of just Bluetooth.

The speaker is perfect for when you have a get-together or out-of-town trips with your friends and families. It costs US$ 17 for a minimum of 10 orders.

If you’re looking for other products to satisfy your cravings, there are power banks, cute charging adapters, face massagers, tote bags, heat pads, electric toothbrushes, a cute dashcam for your car, and more.


Global Sources Consumer Electronics is the world’s largest electronics sourcing show bridging suppliers and resellers. For more information visit GlobalSources.com.

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