Mophie Pulse to Bring Stereo Sound + Haptic Vibration to iPod Touch

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  1. MacRumors, Jul 12, 2011
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    MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    For iPod Touch owners looking to add a little oomph to their gaming, we present the Mophie Pulse case. It promises "pulse pounding" stereo sound and "bone-shaking" vibration via some fancy technology called ViviTouch.

    ViviTouch technology doesn't require developers to use an API to generate vibrations. Instead, it converts game audio into a variety of different effects. For example, clicks or the sound of a pinball bouncing off a wall, will make one "feeling effect", while shooting a gun might make a different one. There is also a subwoofer mode that creates a vibration when low-frequency rumbles are heard. There IS an API that developers can use to optimize their games for ViviTouch.

    Mophie, the company actually putting the technology into production, is the same outfit behind the excellent Juice Pack extended battery cases. The company has a sign-up page to get notified when the Pulse launches. Mophie promises the Pulse is "coming soon."

    Hat tip to Kotaku.

    Article Link: Mophie Pulse to Bring Stereo Sound + Haptic Vibration to iPod Touch
  2. dustinsc macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2009
    Throw a D-Pad and some buttons on there and make the Touch a true gaming device.
  3. winks360 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    It would be cool to see simething like this built in to the i- devices.
  4. smileyborg macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2009
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    Why isn't there a good, high quality piece of hardware like this that connnects to the dock connector and provides a real thumbstick, triggers, and buttons yet???? I don't get it at all. FPS games just do not work well using a touchscreen or gyro (unlike other games such as driving ones). A quality accesory like this would really make the iPhone competitive with the PSP and similar.
  5. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001


    this one just came out, but it's bluetooth, not dock connector.

  6. dustinsc macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2009
    Oh, so close to perfect. It just needs to be about 30% smaller. I'm sure it can happen.
  7. LiquidSpikes macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2007
    Everett, WA
    I can hardly wait to get mine!

    I bought this last week.... so excited for some emulated fun! :D
  8. Sol macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2003
    I like it but I wonder if it will have its own headphone port. It seems like this will come out just to prove to Apple and others in the mobile games business that the technology works. Ultimately, this technology will become a built-in feature for mobile devices.
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The same idea could be used to produce images to go with music, like an audio-sensitive lightbox. Your case could glow and pulse in time to your favorite songs.
  10. Pigumon macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2004
    How about 80% smaller and cooler. Too bad it never went into production.
  11. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    If a 3G iPod touch comes out anytime soon I will def. get one of these.

    I love Mophie

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