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GameStick unveils final design based on backer feedback, new docking station

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The final design for the GameStick television controller has been unveiled this morning, along with a new docking station that will support peripheral hardware and provide a charging and USB hub for the controller, according to an update posted today to the GameStick Kickstarter page.

The finalized controller design includes extended hand grips and has moved the HDMI stick to the back of the controller. The HDMI stick also supports an expandable slot for a 32GB MicroSD memory card.

The docking station, added at popular request from backers, provides a wire-free charging station for the GameStick as well as several additional USB and HDMI ports for plugging in keyboards and mice, microphones and cameras. Additional storage devices can also be hooked up, with a potential total memory capacity of 104GB available for the GameStick.

"The Kickstarter campaign has been a roller coaster of a ride and one which has given us more feedback than we could ever have possibly imagined," said PlayJam CMO Anthony Johnson in a press statement. "We have been able to take that input and literally better shape our product to give our backers a truly bespoke creation one which has been designed by the Kickstarter community that backed it."

The GameStick has already passed its first two stretch goals, adding buyers the choice between a black and white controller and adding the MicroSD card slot. The campaign is fast approaching its third stretch goal of $560,000, which will add two more color choices: red and a community-picked color voted on at the GameStick Facebook page.

The GameStick has currently received more than five times its initial funding goal of $100,000, and the campaign ends this Friday, Feb. 1. Check out the photos above for a look at the GameStick's final design and it's new docking station.

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