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Microsoft’s Smartglass is Great (And I Don’t Even Use it For Games)

Kotaku - When Microsoft first announced its Smartglass technology at E3, I figured it would end up like the console's video marketplace, or Facebook application. A neat idea for the guys in marketing, but wholly uninteresting for the average user.

A few weeks in and I'm glad I've been proven wrong.

I've got the app installed on my Windows 8 PC, my iPad and HTC One XL, and while the phone version works well enough, it's on the tablet that the application really shines (the PC version would be great on a laptop, I guess, but on my desktop it's kinda useless).

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t0mmyb0y1317d ago

So far it seems like the Wii U does something similar. Play Youtube videos on the TV while you browse through other pages on the gamepad.

nukeitall1317d ago

Depending on what Nintendo does in the future, but I think SmartGlass already extends far beyond what Nintendo does.

Of course Nintendo has one benefit which is it is standard on all consoles sold and the fact that it has more games built "more" around the Wii tablet controller.

Knight_Crawler1317d ago

True dat. Will be intresting to see what MS does with this on the 720 since its been getting positve feed back.

The rumored Valve 360 controller tablet is starting to look very possible right now.

talisker1317d ago

I use Splashtop to access my PC from my tablet every day. Them calling it "magic" insults me. Splashtop is free for Wifi use.

rezzah1317d ago

i saw the video a while ago so i don't recall when they used the word "magic".

Based on a assumption I think that word is geared towards a more family oriented mindset, or of those who are not actively aware of similar technology. therefore they may deem what is presented in this video "magical" or new.

TheHardware1317d ago

i have unified remote fir my pc and tablet/cell phone.(using it to type this right now)...but o dig the smartglass extras....cmon sony rip this off...lol (i dont have an xbox anymore"