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Junglecat iPhone 5/5S Game Controller

Posted in Controllers by Tam Yue on June 9th, 2014

Razer Junglecat Game ControllerIf you are looking for the precision of a full-fledged gaming controller for your iPhone 5/5S, then this post is for you. Introducing Junglecat from Razer. While they are tapping away on their screen, your opponents will have a hard time beating you if you have this device for your iPhone.

The Junglecat is a case with a controller that slides out from underneath like the full QWERTY keyboads of old. The device is designed with a D-Pad, ABXY action buttons and bumpers that will give you lightning speed. It is fully customizable with an app that lets you remap all the buttons as well as adjusting the pressure sensitivity levels.

It is available on Razer’s website now for the price of $99, and comes in black and white.

Via Gadgeteer

Tech Helps Disabled Man Play Favorite Game

Posted in Controllers by Tam Yue on May 14th, 2014

Disabled man plays video games using eyebrowsWe love to see when people use technology for the greater good. The guys over at Technabob posted this story that is a must read and should put a smile on your face.

The guy you see in the picture above is Alex, and he suffers from a disease known as spinal muscular atrophy. This disease has made it difficult for Alex to hold and use a controller to play his favorite video games.  He is an avid gamer, so you must realize how frustrating that would be.

Bring on the guys at Special Effect UK. Special Effect is a non-profit organization in the UK that helps gamers with disabilities. Since Alex has trouble holding and using a controller they decided to have him use is eyebrows. Yes, you read that right, eyebrows. An Occupational Therapist …

Ostrich Leather Arcade Stick

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2011

A luxury joystick without any bling or diamonds is pretty refreshing, however, who wants an arcade stick made of Ostrich leather? The Hoon Entertainment System from Neo Legend and Hoon comes with a joystick and 10 buttons. It will play nice with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The hardware is made by Sanwa and some poor ostrich. Classy? Not really. Kind of weird. There’s no info on availability and pricing, but we know it won’t come cheap. Want one?

Razer Onza Xbox 360 controllers

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on January 9th, 2011

Razer has announced its new generation of Xbox 360 gaming controllers. The Razer Onza Tournament Edition controllers are all about taking gaming precision to a new level. The Onza Xbox 360 controllers are aimed at the hardcore gamers, as it allows them to customize their resistance level with adjustable resistance analog sticks.

They can be adjusted loose for quick turning and tight, for more precise pointing. The backlit shoulder buttons allow you to map other controls, while face buttons allow for a response time like a quick mouse click. Gamers are already drooling over these.

Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog flight controller shipping this month

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on October 8th, 2010

Looking for a decent gaming joystick? It’s hard to beat Thrustmaster’s HOTAS Warthog and it will be landing in America just in time for the holidays. It will start shipping by the end of this month for $499.99.

Sure that’s pretty expensive, but like we said this thing is hard to beat. It practically looks like it was ripped from an airplane cockpit. Might as well be good to yourself this Christmas.

White Final Fantasy XIV PC controller debuts

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on September 24th, 2010

FF fans have another piece of gear that they will need to buy. This official PC controller from Sunflex will have you playing the latest Final fantasy in style. It’s a snow white controller, very much like the Dual Shock standard that most PC gamepad makers use.

Though those hand grips are really long. For something called Final Fantasy, these games are never final. Aren’t we up to like 14 now? Should be called unfinal fantasy. The fantasy that never ends.

Splitfish set to launch Fragfx Shark, Barracuda, and Piranha controllers

Posted in Controllers,Games by Shane McGlaun on September 9th, 2010

Splitfish made a name for itself in the gaming world years ago when it unveiled the controllers for console gamers that allowed them to play games with a mouse controller for the right hand and controller for the right hand that looks like half a gamepad.

Splitfish has announced the street date for its next products for gamers. The products include the wireless Fragfx Shark and the wired Barracuda and FPS optimized wired Piranha controller. All three of the controllers will work with the PS3, Mac, and PC.

X-Dream Gyroxus Gaming Chair for PS3 now available for pre-order

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on August 9th, 2010

I’m okay with just sitting on the sofa while playing my PS3, but if you really want to immerse yourself in the game and have some money to burn, why not check out the X-Dream Gyroxus gaming chair?

It’s available for the Xbox 360, PC, PS3, PS2 and Nintendo Wii. The PS3 version is already available for pre-order at £399.95 (That’s $637). Let’s be honest here, immersion at that price isn’t going to get you much. But if you want a fancy new chair, this should be arriving in late August.

Video Game controller turns hot and cold

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2010

Our controllers already vibrate, have six axises and can be swung around and thrown into our TVs, but what we are lacking is hot and cold sensations. Imagine yourself in an arctic level in a game and your controller gets cold. Or maybe it heats up while you travel a desert level. Temperature could really put you more in the game.

An experimental new video game controller was just revealed at this week’s SIGGRAPH conference that includes a pair of thermoelectric panels on each side of the controller. Those surfaces heat or cool rapidly in reaction to what’s happening in the game.

NEXiLUX Guitar Controller

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2010

This guitar hero controller is perfect for the player that shuttles his instrument back and forth between home and various friends homes. The NEXiLUX wireless guitar controller breaks down into just a few pieces and fits neatly inside a bag.

It’s compatible with the PS3 or PS2, but you can also slide a Wii-mote inside of it and use it with your Wii. The makers also claim that it has more responsive fret buttons than the cheap controllers that ship with the games. If you prefer touch over buttons, there’s a set of five touch-sensitive fret buttons too.

Call of Duty: Black Ops MadCatz controllers

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2010

It’s time for the next Call of Duty. Just like last year, Mad Catz is producing a bunch of licensed Black Ops peripherals for the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC to go along with the game. Above is the 360 controller, which features precision aiming, which is just a lowering of the analog sticks’ sensitivity when you want more precision.

You can toggle it by using the “combat” buttons on the controller’s back. The price should be just under $50 for the console pads and $100 for a Cyborg Rat PC mouse which comes with a 2GB USB dog tag.

TRON controllers geek up your game

Posted in Controllers,Games by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2010

No matter what game you are playing, this Tron controller makes it feel like you are playing Tron. PDP’s glowing TRON controllers will cost you $50 controllers and will be available this fall for PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

PC gamers will also get a TRON-blue gaming keyboard and mouse from Razer. If you are going to play the upcoming Tron Evolution game for PC, 360, and PS3, it is mandatory that you use these controllers. And even if you aren’t a fan, they just look hot.

Gioteck HF-1 PS3 controller mixes Xbox DNA for comfort and style

Posted in Controllers,Games by Shane McGlaun on June 22nd, 2010

Some gamers get hooked on a specific control configuration when it comes to gaming and have a very hard time using anything else. Gioteck has announced a new Bluetooth PS3 controller called the HF-1 that uses the Xbox 360 controller layout.

The left analog stick and D-Pad are reversed from what a normal PS3 controller uses. The HF-1 does have some cool features. One of the cool features is a Flipswitch that changes the R1 and R2 positions for easy use.

Razer StarCraft II gaming mouse, keyboard, and headphones spied at E3

Posted in Controllers,Games by Shane McGlaun on June 16th, 2010

I have tested and gamed with more Razer peripherals over the years than I can count. The stuff is fantastic for gaming with no issues with lag or ghosting in any of the offerings from the company.

Razer was showing off some of its new StarCraft II Wings of Liberty branded peripherals at E3 this week. Among the offerings are the Spectre Mouse, the Marauder keyboard, and the Banshee headset. The mouse has 5600 dpi resolution, adjustable button force, and more for $79.99.

G-mate Gun Overlord wireless gaming gun

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

This thing looks like a gun straight out of Tron, but you won’t find it in that world. It exists in ours. The G-mate Gun Overlord magnetic dynamic gun is supposed to be much more sensitive than its competitors. All you have to do is plug the wireless receiver into a USB port. You don’t need to install drivers. The G-Mate will move the control cursor freely just like a standard computer mouse.

It works with any new FPS game and has a range of about 10 meters, using 2.4GHz wireless technology to prevent signal delay.