8BitDo adapter adds wireless controller support to PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic, Sony’s retro console that includes 20 PS1 games, arrived last week, and for those of us who prefer to play a little further away from the TV than wired controllers allow, a solution is on the way. Later this month, 8BitDo is releasing a USB adapter that lets you use its own […]

Dish adds dual tuners to AirTV Player through an adapter

Dish’s AirTV Player is an intriguing mix of an over-the-air player with streaming services, but that single tuner has made it difficult to recommend if you want to both record and watch live broadcasts. You won’t have to make that compromise from now on, though, if you’re willing to pay. The company has launched a […]

Vive’s wireless adapter gives the best VR experience lots of money can buy

Any consumer-grade VR headset you buy these days has its share of compromises. Buying a self-contained or phone-based headset (e.g. Oculus Go or Samsung’s Gear VR) means giving up the power of a full-scale PC GPU and, usually, the freedom of full-scale head and hand motion tracking. But buying a tethered headset (e.g. Oculus Rift […]

The $17 USB-C adapter that anyone with a new MacBook should own

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon The newest MacBooks have weird keyboards and only one type of UBS port: USB-C. USB-C ports are incredibly versatile, but many existing devices aren’t compatible with them and need […]

Microsoft stops selling the Xbox One Kinect adapter

You knew Kinect peripherals weren’t long for this world when Microsoft stopped producing the Kinect in October, but it’s still a sad day. The company has stopped making the Xbox Kinect Adapter that lets Xbox One S, Xbox One X and Windows PC users attach the depth-sensing camera without the presence of the original Xbox […]

TPCast will launch an Oculus Rift wireless adapter this year

One of our biggest stories of 2016 was the reveal of TPCast’s wireless adapter for the HTC Vive and for good reason; cutting the chord on PC-based headsets could do wonders for immersion in VR. But Oculus Rift owners won’t be missing out on the fun. TPCast this month announced that it is also working […]

This color-coded travel adapter works in over 150 countries and makes figuring out what plug to use easy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. AmazonThe last and arguably most important thing I do before I leave for a vacation is pack the chargers for my devices I’m bringing with me. In 2017, our tablets and […]

Apple could make a MagSafe to USB-C adapter if it wanted to

Dongles are a sad part of life for new MacBook Pro owners: The 2016 laptops infamously replaced all of its ports with USB-C, except for the headphone jack. So, it’s going to take a lot of adapters to make your existing peripherals compatible with your new machine. This means the MagSafe breakaway charging cable has […]