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Infinium Labs' new peripheral

Still no Phantom though, obv.

It's been nearly two years since Infinium Labs announced the forthcoming release of its Phantom games-on-demand service - and despite promises of a Christmas 2004 launch, it's still nowhere to be seen.

But that hasn't stopped plucky Infinium from announcing a new peripheral for it, oh no. The wireless Phantom Lapboard is designed to suit both left- and right-handed gamers and has a 360 degree rotating keyboard, with a mouse sitting just underneath. It can be used with PCs from anywhere within a 30 foot radius of your machine.

"PC Gamers can get a premium peripheral that enhances the gaming experience considerably. It's also the perfect stepping stone and bridges the subsequent launch of the full service further down the line," said Infinium CEO Grek Koler.

All well and good, but there's one small sticking point: "The required USD 2 million round of funding for the Phantom Lapboard is a necessary step to deliver our vision for our products and services quickly into the market." Ah.

The Phantom Lapboard is due out in the spring, providing they can find that $2 million, and the Phantom Game Service is scheduled for a mid-2006 launch.

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