Playtime Appcessories

The latest ways to enhance game play with your smartphone or tablet

With additional reporting by James Thorne Realizing that competing with the popularity of smartphones and tablets is a game they’ve already lost, toy manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate apps and devices into their product experience. New options range from simple tactile cases to QR codes and elaborate augmented reality board games. We’re really impressed by the breadth of the examples we discovered at the …

QOOQ

Improve your technique with this comprehensive culinary tablet

Scaling back the general capabilities of all-purpose tablets, the French-made QOOQ (pronounced “cook”) delivers a highly specialized kitchen assistant. The recently upgraded model is about to hit the U.S., and, while it doesn’t set out to revolutionize the tablet market, QOOQ offers an easy-to-use interface with seemingly limitless options for foodies. Content-wise, there simply aren’t any cooking apps that can match the QOOQ. The tablet …