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Mobile Phones Accessories Every Gamer Should Possess

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Gaming takes us into a whole different world. With advancements in technology and designing powerful graphics, game developers are instrumental in offering an enhanced experience to gamers. However, gaming is not restricted to PC, laptops, or big screens. Game Boy, PSP, and Nintendo DS offer an excellent gaming experience on the go. Though these devices offer a great experience in their own way, they fall short in offering the best experience that home consoles offer. As the technology progressed in smartphones, gamers are not preferring separate gadgets dedicated to gaming. Powerful and high-end devices such as iPhone XS Max and OnePlus 6T have hit the market and provide an optimal experience as same or better as handheld gaming consoles. These handheld devices are constrained by screen size, battery power, and other factors. Mobile phone accessories are needed to enhance the experience and enjoy the gaming with the fullest passion. The market for mobile phone accessories is experiencing a tremendous growth. According to the research firm Allied Market Research, the global mobile phone accessories market is expected to reach $255.14 billion by 2023. There are some of the must-have mobile phone accessories for gaming aficionados that would enhance the overall experience. Following is the list of accessories that gamers should possess for an optimal experience:

Controller

Controllers free up the device screen for an unobstructed view and enable gamers more control and convenience. This would offer a better immersive experience. From small add-ons that provide various capabilities in games such as PUBG to large-sized controllers to play games such as FIFA, these controllers can offer an enhanced overall experience. Choose a controller based on gaming preferences and budget.

Headphones

When it comes to mobile gaming, headphones become a necessary accessory. Along with immersive experience, they help gamers in concentrating and listening to actions. Moreover, it helps in better collaboration with teammates. Headphones should be preferred for competitive gaming. The best benefit of the smartphone is that it enables gamers to play anywhere without disturbing others with the sound effects in the game. Though standard headphones are great, gamers have been giving preference to Bluetooth headphones. These headphones can eliminate the burden of wires that can distract along with disrupting the grip on the controller. From earbuds to over-the-ear headphones, there is a wide range of headphones that can offer great sound and optimal experience.

Power banks

Though the current high-end smartphones can offer advanced graphics and immersive experience, it is no surprise the battery will drain so fast. For hours long uninterrupted gaming experience, power banks become a necessity. An external power bank or battery pack would ensure the device will not turn off while you are on the verge of reaching the next level or beating an opponent to the ground. Though there are various options available such as phone cases with built-in batteries, they can interfere with other accessories such as wired controllers or headphones.

VR Gadgets

Virtual Reality (VR) headsets offer gamers an opportunity to design their own world and interact with objects and characters created in the virtual world. VR headsets in the market are compatible with iOS and Android devices and connected through an app. Some of the headsets have the ability to create a virtual battlefield to bring an immersive and intense experience to real life. These headsets also provide directional audio sounds to show the direction in which the shots are emerging. There are various capabilities installed in every VR headset and you can choose based on what kind of experience you need.

HDMI Cables

As there are technological advancements in terms of graphics and processing power in smartphones, connecting a smartphone device to PC or TV would offer an enhanced experience. Recent game titles such as PUBG and Fortnite offers outstanding visuals. Though there are wireless ways in which the mobile screen can be cast on the PC or TV or the big screen through SmartView, AirPlay, and others, there are chances of lagging. This may disrupt the gaming experience. The lag can be tolerated while watching videos, but gaming is a different thing. For a seamless experience, the traditional HDMI cable would connect the smartphone to TV or big screen. This would free gamers from frustrating experience of lagging or disruption.

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Police admit to mistaking Roberta Laundrie for Brian Laundrie during week he disappeared

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Police admit to mistaking Roberta Laundrie for Brian Laundrie during week he disappeared

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – North Port Police Department officials have told WINK that investigators made mistakes in Brian Laundrie’s case. The department said they thought they were keeping a close eye on Laundrie before he went missing, but actually confused him for his mother.

According to the North Port Police Department, police started watching the Laundrie family home after Petito was reported missing. Officers reported seeing Brian Laundrie leave in a gray Mustang Sept. 13, but spokesperson Josh Taylor said he thinks they mistook Brian’s mother for her son when the Mustang returned on Sept. 15.

“When the family reported him [missing] on Friday that was certainly news to us that they had not seen him,” Taylor said. “We thought that we’d seen Brian initially come back into that home on that Wednesday.”

The Laundries initially said that they hadn’t seen Brian since Tuesday, but later changed their statement to Monday.

How the mixup happened is not entirely clear. Taylor said that Roberta Laundrie was wearing a baseball cap and that the two are “kind of built similarly.”

“They had returned from the park with that Mustang. So who does that? Right? Like, if you think your son’s missing since Tuesday, you’re going to bring his car back to the home. So it didn’t make sense that anyone would do that if he wasn’t there. So the individual getting out with a baseball cap we thought was Brian,” said Taylor.

During a North Port police news conference on Sept. 16, Chief Todd Garrison voiced his frustration with the lack of answers on Gabby Petito’s disappearance.

Garrison added that there was no criminality suspected in the case at the time, and police were only investigating a missing person case with the sole focus of finding Petito.

A reporter asked Chief Garrison at the news conference, “Do you know where Brian Laundrie is right now?” Garrison responded, “yes,” apparently thinking he was inside the family home.

The Laundries’ family attorney Steve Bertolino confirmed the next day that the whereabouts of their son were unknown.

That statement came after police spent more than two hours at the Laundrie family home, at the family’s request.

NewsNation’s Brian Entin reported that police had kept tabs on Laundrie before he disappeared by placing surveillance cameras around his family’s home, but they missed him leaving to go to the reserve. Authorities said the lack of charges against Laundrie prevented them from taking more drastic measures.

“What I’ll say is that we were the ones doing everything in our power to get answers on this. If mistakes were made, there’s human error involved in every investigation. It certainly wasn’t from a lack of taking it seriously or hustle or knowledge. Sometimes things happen,” Taylor said.

According to Bertolino, Brian’s parents are “grieving privately in Florida,” with their daughter Cassie. So far, they don’t have a formal funeral plan for Brian.

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Family saved by going to basement moments before Chester tornado

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CHESTER, Ill. – Ameren Illinois crews have been busy all through the night and today dealing with the storm damage in multiple communities about an hour southeast of St. Louis.

A tornado touched down in Randolph County Sunday evening, ripping up trees and powerlines, and flinging debris every which way. One local family avoided catastrophe by heading into their basement, just moments before the tornado arrived.

“I estimate at 9:20 (p.m.) the roof got sucked off that house and we had like a minute to get downstairs, covered ourselves in the basement, and the roof was gone,” said Dennis Schnoeker Jr. “Then we packed up our stuff and went to Steeleville with my mother and here we are, we’re alive, we made it through.”

Extensive damage could be seen throughout the county in the light of day on Monday.

“We have not had any reports of any injuries at this time. It’s a miracle; it really is,” said Chief Deputy Jarrod Peters, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. For something like this to come around, especially during the nighttime, or getting close to when it’s getting dark, it’s a rarity for something like this; especially for a storm of this category.”

In nearby Bremen, Illinois, the path of destruction could be seen Monday from toppled trailers to overturned trees.

“Heed the warnings and get in your basement and stay there,” Schnoeker said. “We all want to see what’s going on. I would never do it again. I would never watch and sit outside and watch this happen when they say get in the basement I’m going to the basement.”

Schnoeker believes his house might be a loss after the roof was torn off since it continued to rain all night long.

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Storm survey: RV park decimated by EF-3 tornado in Fredericktown

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Storm survey: RV park decimated by EF-3 tornado in Fredericktown

MADISON COUNTY, Mo. – Located about 90 miles south of St. Louis, Fredericktown appeared to have sustained the worst of the damage from the strongest tornado to hit the region Sunday evening.

A National Weather Service survey team reported at least an EF-3 tornado hit the area, pending further investigation. The Enhanced Fujita Scale goes from 0-5, with 0 being the weakest.

EF-3 tornados have wind speeds of up to 165 miles per hour.

The view of widespread damage on the outskirts of town from Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFox was staggering. Up close, the views on the ground were heartbreaking.

A home just behind 72 West Motors RV/Camper sales off of Highway 72 had its roof torn off. Five people were inside hoping to make it out alive. Fortunately, they did.

“As soon as I said, ‘I think we need to go downstairs,’ it felt like a bomb going off behind me, which was the roof getting ripped off and falling in and all the attic insulation blinding everybody,” said A.J. Smith, standing outside the roofless house. “As this was happening, I ran into my dad’s room. I shook him real quick. He jumped up. I just scooped him up like a little baby and ran downstairs.”

They huddled near a basement support beam, he said.

The entire fleet of 50 new campers at 72 West Motors was damaged or destroyed; campers worth $40,000 to $100,000 or more.

Across the highway and nearby fields, the Black River Electrical Cooperative was also wiped out, along with a couple more homes and businesses.

Most of Black River’s repair trucks were idled awaiting a damage assessment, Monday, as opposed to be used to restore customers’ power.

“We’re used to that (role) but not this (being a tornado victim),” a spokesman said.

Enough trucks remained in service and/or were brought in from the other providers to have power restored to about 5,000 of 6,400 customers who lost service as of 3:00 p.m. Monday, he said.

No one was hurt.

No one was hurt at 72 West Motors either.

“I’ve never been through it. I’ve seen this stuff on TV. I’ve always felt bad for the families. I never thought I’d be one of them,” said Gary Stephens, owner of 72 West Motors. “I know what it feels like to be one of them and it’s not a very good feeling. “There’s always a bright side you know. I’ve got so many friends that’s come by here, so many people, customers drove plum from Springfield. Nobody got hurt. All my family is good and all my workers. My workers mean a lot to me.”

Homes and businesses within the Fredericktown city limits suffered very little damage but most were without power.

They are on the municipal power grid and not Black River’s.

It could be days before everyone’s power is restored, according to authorities.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Lt. Michael Lynch said as of late Monday night there was no curfew set in place for Fredericktown. He said it is not safe for people to be out on the roadways at night if they don’t have to, because there is still debris in on roadways.

Lynch added that authorities have rolling street closures to allow linemen and crews room to work while they restore power.

“The fact that nobody was hurt, best-case scenario for a bad situation, we had no reported injuries, from that we had one reported afterwards and it was relatively minor considering everything,” he said.

Lynch said there was one report of a minor hand injury after, but he believes it was an injury from cleaning up or being in the rubble. 

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service is still looking for damage. They are asking the public to tweet pictures of it to them with the hashtags #mowx #ilwx. They are using the images to ask people if they would like to participate in a damage survey.

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