I know I haven’t shown the PC gamers any love. It’s not that I don’t love you, it’s just I don’t have a gaming rig to keep up with you guys. As you know, there is nothing fun about lagging or worse, freezing up. Hopefully I’ll rectify the situation in the New Year but for now I just wanted to share this new gaming peripheral with you and get your feedback.
Called the Peregrine gaming glove, this peripheral does bring back nostalgic memories of Nintendo’s power glove. This piece of gadgetry is PC-only specifically with MMO’s in mind. The glove consists of sewn-in wires that end at 18 touch points. When the points are combined with one of the three activator pads on the glove a certain action is performed in the game. For example, say you’ve mapped a specific spell to a touch point on the glove, simply touch your thumb to one of the activator pads and the move is completed. The action mapped to each of the points is up to the user. The mapping ability maxes out at 30 actions.
You plug into the game using the magnetic break-away USB pod. Just click the pod into place on top of the glove and you’re ready to play. And for those moments when you’re raising your hand in victory or flailing it about in defeat, you never have to worry about damaging the wire. The pod will simply pop out, saving it from your untamed emotions and you from having to replace a sweet piece of equipment.
Not totally sure of what kind of material the glove is made out of but it’s hand washable and has enough vents to keep your hands from getting sweaty. This is really good for when the dungeon crawling gets thick or for that final show down with the supreme evil entity at the end of the game.
The glove is available for preorder for $100 but expect the price to increase to $130 when the product officially launches. If you want a really immersive PC experience where all the control is literally at your fingertips, you might want to check this product out.
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