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Smartphone Gamer Keyboards

Smart Gear by Roccat Can Link a Computer to a Phone

Roccat has designed a keyboard that has a dock for a smartphone so that one can use their phone as an extra control panel while gaming. This takes PC gaming to a whole new level, which may lead to more people spending countless hours in front of their screen.

To interact with this technology, one must download the 'Power-Grid' application to their phone. Once downloaded, the user can experiment with the different settings. There are options that allow the phone to control the volume of the game, see who is sending messages and even order a pizza so one doesn't have to leave their seat to go to the kitchen. There is also a customizable tab in which users can put their hotkeys. It's basically like having a mini-super computer on one's keyboard.

Roccat has revolutionized PC gaming with their Power-Grid application and keyboard hook-up.
Trend Themes
1. Smartphone Docked Keyboards - The trend for docking smartphones to keyboards provides a seamless gaming experience, allowing users to extend the functionality of their setup.
2. Power-grid Gaming Applications - The trend for gaming applications that extend beyond traditional game controls creates opportunities for innovative companies to create powerful, customizable software.
3. Customizable Keyboards - The trend for customizable keyboards provides new opportunities for businesses to introduce new features and functions for their products.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Industry - The gaming industry can take advantage of this trend by introducing new products that integrate smartphones into the gaming experience.
2. Software Industry - The software industry can benefit from the trend for gaming applications that extend beyond traditional game controls by developing innovative software that enhances the gaming experience.
3. Consumer Electronics Industry - The consumer electronics industry can leverage the trend for customizable keyboards by introducing new products that offer unique features and functions to the user.
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