Valve’s Steam Controller was released back in October 2015. It was meant to bridge the gap between regular controllers and keyboard and mouse gamers. Since its launch around 400,000 units have been sold. Well it looks like it is set to receive a hardware revision in the near future.
Mad Catz has always delivered innovative and interesting products, but at CES 2015, Mad Catz has taken mobile controllers to an entirely new level. LYNX 9 is a Bluetooth controller at heart, but it can transform into a wireless keyboard, or even break apart to create an ultimate tablet controller.
If you haven’t heard, Android TV is coming and one of the features many people are looking forward to is the ability to play Android games on a nice large TV in your living room. There will be a standalone Android TV box that will ship with a game controller.
With Sinister, inventor Chris Zhao-Holland has come up with the perfect solution. This is a modular PC keypad which is going to draw upon the positive and user friendly points of both the platforms. It all began when the early prototype was shown by him at Engadget’s West Coast office which was a 3D-printed palm-rest adorned with Xbox 360 buttons and a single analog nub.
Zulfi Alam, who is the general manager of accessories pressurized a lot for some change and this lead to the investment of $100 million as the Ballmer and Microsoft finally decide to devise a course of action to make some changes to the conservative design.
No matter how powerful and helpful with gaming, this feature wasn’t so obviously exploited by manufacturers and Sony who was previously using it, has dropped support and is not featuring it in the DualShock 4 controller.
The PS4 controller will be offering basic functions of Analog Sticks and General Inputs out of the box and the advanced features will be added up later on. These will include the Analog Triggers, Motion Detector and the Light Strip. As compared to this, the Xbox still has a long way to go as its PC compatibility won’t be launched till the next year (2014).
It is now possible for you to play games and manage applications on the computers using the iMotion controller with haptic feedback. iMotion will be compatible for use with Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and Oculus Rift and also PC. The concept of this iMotion controller is similar to what we have all seen in most of the Science fiction movies where the characters had access to certain highly advanced gadgets which would allow them to control a floating interface hanging in the air and all this with just the movement of fingers.
Long have the days past since the CRT light guns that we used to dominate Zombies in games like House of Dead 2 on the Dreamcast. Unless you’re a user of either Kinect for XBox 360 or Move for PS3 you don’t know the joys of pointing a ‘gun’ at your TV and fragging some enemies. G-Mate took the opportunity to fill a void that has long needed filled by developing a console gun that does not use visual detection but instead uses a gyroscope that translates the movements to your screen. The MAG II Gun Controller is a giant leap in fully functional interaction with console FPS’s. Take a look at the video to see one of the coolest console products at CES.
Cideko originally created the Air Keyboard and Mouse for HTPC users. Now they’ve decided to step up their game, expand the size and include a PlayStation 3 style controller on top. The result is an amazing all-in-one solution that will leave all user bases satisfied, albeit, some more than others. Check out the full review to find out why Cideko has dubbed their latest all-in-one product the Conqueror.
Apr 28, 2016 0