amers who are looking to add a little more functionality to their
keyboard controls might be interested int he new keyboard smartphone
dock from Roccat called the Roccat Phobo Project which combines with the
Roccat Power Grid application.
The Roccat keyboard allows you to dock your smartphone and use the
Power Grid app to monitor your PC RAM, CPU status together with
connection for communication via Facebook, TeamSpeak, Skype and Twitter to name a few.
The free to download Power Grid app is only available for iOS devices at the current time, but Roccat says that an Android device
is in development. Power Grid comes supplied with four control displays
(Grids) one of which is completely customisable, while the other three
provide pre-configured gaming tools.
"The first of Power-Grid’s three pre-installed control grids is
called the "Incoming Center”. It routes all outside voice and text
communication – from Skype™, Facebook®, TeamSpeak, Twitter, etc. – to an
at-a-glance display on the gamer’s smartphone. This means players can
get messages from friends and teammates while staying in the game.
The "Stats Control” grid also comes preloaded with Power-Grid,
letting gamers quickly and easily monitor their computer’s vital data
via their smartphone – info such as CPU status, hard drive space and
The third preloaded display is the "Sound Control” grid, which
allows gamers to set and fine tune every aspect of their gaming audio
using just their smartphone. Gamers can even change audio settings in,
for example, Skype™, with in-game music, or with their media player
together or independently – for custom-tailored audio control made
Power Grid is currently being showcased at CeBit this week and is
currently still in beta testing, but if you fancy giving the app a blast
Roccat is currently taking beta testers onboard. To apply to be a beta
tester at power-grid.roccat.org.