The official Minecraft Gameband keeps your worlds saved on your arm

Smartwatches, smartbands, and smart-other-things-you-can-wear are becoming more and more popular. This is why Now Computing, in partnership with Mojang, developed a smart wearable device called the 'Gameband + Minecraft'. On the surface, it looks a lot like the Nike FuelBand - but it has some useful features when it comes to Minecraft.

The main feature of the Gameband is that when you take it off, you can plug it into any computer and it becomes a way to play Minecraft anywhere you go. The band contains it's own copy of Minecraft, along with it's own worlds folder and other data. If you're familiar with PortableApps, this is pretty much exactly like that.

As Billy Mays said, "But wait, there's more!" It also includes maps by Sethbling, Hypixel and Dragonz on the gameband. Even better, it includes 'PixelFurnace', a program developed by Gameband to change what appears on the small screen on the band. Also for a separate subscription, the Gameband will backup your worlds to the cloud in case you lose your arm.

The Gameband ships for $99.99 at the source link below in two sizes. The software used for customizing the band and saving Minecraft worlds on the cloud only works with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Source: Gameband

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April 16, 2015 at 5:07 AM delete

Okay that's brilliant, I want one. xD

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gaggle of man turkeys
April 16, 2015 at 5:11 AM delete

"maps by Sethbling, Hypixel and Dragonz" Pretty sure that's supposed to say Dragnoz

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April 16, 2015 at 5:33 AM delete

*Afterthought* Or alternatively your could just grab one of your own USB drives, stick Minecraft and a few maps on it and all your missing is the cool LCD screen.

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eduardog3000
April 16, 2015 at 6:29 AM delete

Yay, an overpriced flash drive (probably only 2 or 4 GB), with Minecraft on it.

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ONYX
April 16, 2015 at 7:24 AM delete

But its a little overpriced? I could put minecraft on a flash drive... but i might get sued...Lol

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Eragon1216
April 16, 2015 at 9:28 AM delete

You won't get sued for putting anything on a flash drive.

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CMitchellR
April 16, 2015 at 11:53 PM delete

With all of the maps and stuff... it would be at least 8 GB

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Android_Walker
April 17, 2015 at 3:14 AM delete

I believe you need a certain kind of USB to put worlds on it. Not to mention this has the launcher along with it on the band.

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JoshB104
April 17, 2015 at 4:43 AM delete

As Jontron would say,"WHAT!?!"

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_0x10c
April 17, 2015 at 9:36 AM delete

It would make a lot more sense (and be easier) if worlds were saved to your profile. It would be similar to a Chromebook, or iCloud Drive.

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Tyler Clements
April 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM delete

Also, there's the fact that you can't just use a normal USB drive, because normal drives have an extremely limited read/write amount, and are usually very slow.

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BurningVShadow
April 19, 2015 at 6:36 AM delete

So does it come with Minecraft Premium?

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ONYX
April 30, 2015 at 2:44 AM delete

Yep thats why i would put it on a flash drive. xD

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