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Do you know a Minecraft fan and need THE perfect gift idea? Surprise them with the ultimate gift for Minecraft fans, the hot new Gameband!
I know you’re thinking, “What is a Gameband?”. Well, it’s the first-ever portable Minecraft wearable by Now Computing*, which is affiliated with Minecraft. It’s not only a portable USB and watch; it has a customizable graphic LED display and more! Cool right?!
*Any feedback or questions about Gameband should be directed to Now Computing.
Our Minecraft adventure started in 2010 when my oldest son was 13 years old. Fast forward four years, and now there are four Minecraft players at my house. Yes, four! Both my boys and my girls play this game. However, the ultimate Minecraft fan award goes to my 13-year-old son, who loves all things Minecraft. He not only builds worlds, he enters Minecraft skin contests and has been in the top 100, twice! At one time, he even had a server. So of course, when he heard about the new Gameband for Minecraft, it immediately went on his wish list.
He’s had the Gameband for around two weeks and LOVES it! He hasn’t stopped talking about it. One of his favorite features is the PixelFurnace App, which allows him to be creative and customize the LED animations. I think he’s changed the design three times. His newest creation is an animated fish with the words “Fishes!”
He also loves the preloaded maps* from Sethbling, Hypixel and Dragonz (popular Minecraft map makers). These maps are like little mini games, which challenge him to use thinking skills.
*The Gameband does not come with the full Minecraft game. If you are purchasing this as a gift for someone without an existing Minecraft account, you will have to purchase Minecraft in order to access the preloaded maps. Once logged into your Minecraft account, the preloaded maps will show up when the Gameband is plugged in. If playing without the Gameband plugged in, the preloaded maps will not show up.
Another feature he enjoys is being able to save his worlds, servers, and texture packs on the Gameband and cloud-based server. Yes, a cloud-based server! So, if he ever loses his Gameband, I can order a replacement and all his data will be intact. How great is that?!
Want to know why I love this portable Minecraft band? I love it because it keeps my laptop free from any Minecraft downloads. Since I’ve never allowed my kids to download Minecraft to my laptop, they could never play on it. Now, all they have to do is plug in the Gameband and play directly from the band! And because it features ultra-fast, long-lasting hardware, my son seems to think it helps the game run faster.
If you want to purchase a Gameband, hurry over to your local GameStop. This hot item is flying off the shelves and many stores have limited quantities. When I picked up the Gameband, my local store only had four on hand.
You’ll find the Gameband behind the counter or in the mobile gaming section of the store. If you can’t find it in the store, just ask an employee. Some stores will only have boxed displays and will ship the Gameband directly to you within 1-2 days. Just make sure you tell them what size you need, as these bands come in two sizes – Small (6.7 inches / 15.7 cm) and Large (7.2 inches / 17.3 cm). If you’re buying this for a teen, get the large. Want to learn more about the first portable Minecraft Gameband? Watch these two unboxing videos – here and here.
Don’t you think this makes an awesome Minecraft fan gift?