Archive for January, 2011

Review: Phantom isn’t dead and this is their Lapboard

Posted in Internet TV, Internet TV Keyboard, Internet TV Peripherial, John Landino, Message from the CEO, Phantom Lapboard with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by jlandino

Not a bad review at all from Neowin.net.  They will also be giving the Phantom lapboard away shortly so stay tuned.

“If you’re looking for a companion to your home theater setup, the Lapboard is a good choice.”

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Sony looks to bring Cable thru IPTV via thier devices & network – NewEgg offers the Phantom Lapboard as a PS3 bundle.

Posted in Internet TV, Internet TV Keyboard, Internet TV Peripherial, John Landino, Message from the CEO, Phantom Lapboard with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by jlandino

Sony seems to now be ready to take advantage of the PS3 Network and new IPTV devices by partnering with a Cable company to deliver content.

“Emphasising the company’s determination to lead the Connected TV market, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President of Sony Corporation, said there will be more than 50 million television screens in the US by March this year that are Internet-enabled by Sony. That is divided between PlayStation 3 games consoles, Sony Internet TVs and Sony Wi-Fi Blu-ray disc players.”

Yesterday NewEgg decided to add the Phantom Lapboard to their PS3 listing.

Phantom Lapboard in the iBuyPower suite at CES

Posted in Internet TV, Internet TV Keyboard, Internet TV Peripherial, John Landino, Message from the CEO, Phantom Lapboard with tags , , , , , , on January 17, 2011 by jlandino

Big thanks to iBuyPower for bringing their Phantom Lapboards to CES.  Check out the iBuyPower new Gaming PCs & Laptops!

Couch Gaming with the OnLive MicroConsole & the Phantom Lapboard

Posted in Internet TV, Internet TV Keyboard, Internet TV Peripherial, John Landino, Message from the CEO, Phantom Lapboard with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2011 by jlandino

Update of the OnLive MicroConsole & Phantom Lapboard

Well the first thing I found out was that FPS games are darn hard however I am digging URIII.  Secondly the more I use Onlive & my computer on the flat screen the more convinced I am in our Phantom Lapboard solution.  I like to sit on the couch and switch from TV, OnLive & my computer.  I’m also a cyclist so anytime I can get my feet up on the couch really helps during the heavy training. Thus hanging back on the sofa and being able to use all my media devices is very very cool!

The use of a mouse, for me at least, works much better than a touch pad or keyboard short cuts.  Now that I am doing some couch Gaming I also see how important a mouse is as well.  I like to find unique positions which I can relax my legs but still have the Lapboard fitted for responsive Gaming, here lies the real value in our multi-level/position input device.

Again expect Onlive to delve into streaming movies and hopefully bring a browser too.  The games play very well on the OnLive real-time network, the only problems I had were with my own IPS during the days running up to Christmas when bandwidth was super crowded.  I would like to blame my poor Gaming skills on something other than me but truth be told…I kinda suck right now.

The good news is I have a comfortable way to get better at couch Gaming with the Phantom Lapboard and the super cool and affordable OnLive MicroConsole!