We've been following the GameStick Kickstarter campaign the past few weeks, salivating at the thought of owning a portable micro console that runs Android games. The studio behind the project, PlayJam, listened to the passionate community and took various suggestions into account, while more people donate money to the project, which has raised $535,860 with 63 hours to go.
These images represent the final GameStick design. PlayJam tweaked the controller grip while adding a tapered shape to feel more comfortable in the hands. On top of that, the compartment for the HDMI stick now sits at the rear of the controller.
Speaking of the HDMI stick, it supports an expandable 32GB MicroSD card slot. In addition, the device now has a docking station that features wireless charging, along with an unspecified number of USB and HDMI ports for peripheral hardware, like mice, keyboards, microphones and more storage, with a total of 104GB possible.
"It's hard to believe that we launched GameStick just a few short weeks ago. The Kickstarter campaign has been a roller coaster of a ride and one which has given us more feedback than we could ever have possibly imagined." says PlayJam´s CMO, Anthony Johnson, "We have been able to take that input and literally better shape our product to give our backers a truly bespoke creation - one which has been designed by the Kickstarter community that backed it."
"The GameStick Dock is a prime example of how we have moved rapidly to innovate while still in the pre-production phase," continued Johnson, "it has made for a 'hairy' 30 days but we think the results are worth it and we are delighted that we have been able to tailor the product as much as we have in such a short time-frame."
For now, the Kickstarter campaign needs roughly $60,000 to hit the third and final phase, which would bring four different colors. On that note, we'll have a lot more on this exciting product in the near future.
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