Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Mar 2011.
could be very useful for a HTPC
Cool but why trade a keyboard and mouse, the perfect gaming controller, for something inferior? As a FPS player, I can't hit shiiiiiiiiit with a console controller compared to what I can do with a keyboard and mouse
It would be good for HTPCs though
This could be awesome for Final Fnatasy XI and XIV as both are exceptionally controller friendly. I'm sure there are a few other MMOs this would benefit.
As mentioned already this would be great for HTPC use as well. Just depends on battery use and ability to be wired during charging if applicable.
Damit, just spent Â£40 on a Logitech Slimline pro for my HTPC.
I would have seriously considered this.
Why is this news? This is basically microsoft's chatpad thingy except on a PS3 controller knockoff instead of a 360 one.
kbd/mouse is quite inferior when sitting in a couch with no table to put it on. and not all games are made to be played with kbd/mouse either.
Not exactly new, as these have been on play.com since at least November.
Out of curiosity, has anything changed on the "legal Hot potato" situation mentioned here ?
and does this mean Bit might be looking to do a small review?
Is that a chiclet keyboard? I bet that's a whole lotta fun to type on :-|
looks a bit like a zx spectrum joined with a joypad, yes i'm showing my age
Kind of reminds me of the old Atari jaguar gamepad.
The keyboard bit reminds me of the Amstrad internet telephone (showing my age, too)
haha 1st thing i noticed
If blade & soul ever comes out and it supports a gamepad, I'd buy this or something similar. I wonder how comfortable that this is to hold and how heavy it is. I'd have to do a bit more research before I took the plunge and bought one but it looks solid!
The amount of arthritis in my thumbs is would just be mean voice should be a given in all modern games.
Looks pretty much like a xbox360 controller and chat pad to me....
I recently purchased one of these and wasn't happy with it, the main problem being the air mouse doesn't keep up with you movements. I tried it on Bioshock 2 and in battle when you have to do quick movements you end up with the gun pointing one way and the controller pointing the other. (The other thing is which I didn't think of at time of purchase compared to a trackerball mouse where I can turn 360 degrees you can't with this)This also happens in normal use, if you go to the edge of the screen the curse of course stops at resulting in the direction you pointing the controller to be dif from where the curse is.
I also downloaded the keymapping software from Cideko (the actual makers) for programming the gamepad buttons but this didn't work at all. This may have been because the unit was faulty as it wouldn't charge up the battery so would only work with the usb lead plugged in but I doubt that was the case.
I was very disappointed with it as it could be really good if it used a receiver like the WII uses and the key mapping software worked. So until they improve it I don't recommend it.
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