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OtterBox's New Rechargeable Controller Batteries Are Hot Swappable So You'll Never Need to Stop Playing

Swappable batteries mean your rechargeable gaming controller isn’t knocked out of commission for a few hours when the battery dies, but that also means you’ll have to disconnect from a console for a few moments to pop in a fresh one. Or does it? OtterBox’s new Power Swap Controller Batteries can be swapped in and out…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Electrical Engineering, Otterbox, Electric Power, AA battery, Xbox 360 controller, Haptic Technology, Electric Battery, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, Playstation 3 Accessories


How to Use Your Next-Gen Console Controllers With Other Devices

The gaming controller that came with your PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S can do double-duty on other devices, too. This means you can take advantage of your next-gen controller’s ergonomics and adaptability to play games on your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, and other devices, too. Here’s how…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth, Usb, Playstation, Xbox, Nvidia, Game Controller, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, Xbox Wireless Controller, Home video game consoles, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, The Microsoft, Playstation 3 Accessories


This Super-Powered Game Boy Is a Solid Placeholder for the Analogue Pocket

If you’re still coping with the tragic news of the Analogue Pocket’s release being delayed from May 2021 to later this year, I’ve found the perfect handheld emulator to tide you over until it arrives. The Anbernic Retro Game 351V is reminiscent of the Pocket’s Game Boy-inspired design, and while its software-based…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Nintendo, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, Retroarch, Home video game consoles, Anbernic, Video Game Console, Handheld Game Consoles, Handheld Game Console, Video Game Controllers, Seventh Generation Of Video Game Consoles, Technology Internet, D Pad, Sixth Generation Of Video Game Consoles


Valve Reportedly Making Its Own PC Switch Clone Called SteamPal

After the runaway success of the Nintendo Switch, rival gadget makers are keen to make their own handheld consoles. According to a new report, Valve is the latest to jump on the portable gaming bandwagon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Intel, Ars Technica, Steam, Computing, Nintendo, Dell, Amd, Qualcomm, Steam Machine, GPD, Gabe Newell, Valve Corporation, Video Game Consoles, Video Game Publishers


The Best Controller Chargers for the Latest Video Game Consoles

There are … a lot of video game controllers this day. Gone are the days of each console having one official controller and a handful of third-party knockoffs. If you grab a Switch, you’ll have both Joy-Cons and the Pro Controller to choose from. Xbox owners can grab a standard Wireless Controller or an Elite Series 2.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Sony, Nintendo, Dualshock, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, PS5, Home video game consoles, Video Game Console, Handheld Game Consoles, Video Game Controllers, Fastsnail


8BitDo's Pro 2 Is Closer Than Ever to Being the Perfect Nintendo Switch Controller

There’s still not a perfect controller for the Switch (even Nintendo’s own Pro controller has its flaws) but 8BitDo’s new Pro 2, an upgrade to its SN30 Pro+, comes about as close as you’re going to get. By addressing some of the more glaring shortcomings of its predecessor, 8BitDo has made the Pro 2 a must-have…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con, Pro Controller, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Gamepad, Gamecube Controller, Video Game Consoles, Sn30 Pro, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, D Pad


Playing the World's Largest 6-Foot-Long, 65-Pound Nintendo Switch Looks an Excellent Workout

For many of us, the last year was definitive proof that sitting on a couch with a portable console in hand is a terrible way to stay in shape. But what if that console was a supersized version of the Nintendo Switch measuring six feet long and weighing 65 pounds? Just trying to reach the buttons and hold it in your…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con, Gesture Recognition, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, Michael Pick, Handheld Game Consoles, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet


Playing the World's Largest 6-Foot-Long, 65-Pound Nintendo Switch Looks Like an Excellent Workout

For many of us, the last year was definitive proof that sitting on a couch with a portable console in hand is a terrible way to stay in shape. But what if that console was a supersized version of the Nintendo Switch measuring six feet long and weighing 65 pounds? Just trying to reach the buttons and hold it in your…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con, Gesture Recognition, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, Michael Pick, Handheld Game Consoles, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet


Can't Decide on a Controller Layout? This Gamepad Lets You Flip the D-Pad and Joystick as Often as You Want

The world can be broken down into essentially two groups: those who prefer a symmetrical layout on a video game controller (with the analog joysticks side-by-side like the PlayStation uses) and those who don’t. The opposing layouts have surely destroyed friendships, families, and even torn nations apart, but Cyber…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Nintendo, Pro, Components, Game Controller, Nintendo Switch, Pro Controller, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, Joystick, Video game hardware, Video Game Controllers, D Pad


Apple Plans to Map Game Controller Buttons to Your Mac Keyboard

As part of its ongoing mission to improve how iPad and iPhone apps run on M1 Macs, Apple has added game controller emulation to macOS Big Sur’s current 11.3 beta. Basically, Apple’s trying to make its M1 Macs more like gaming PCs.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Xbox One, Playstation, Computing, Big Sur, Game Controller, Apple Keyboard, Computer Mice, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Humancomputer Interaction, Video Game Controllers




Lexip's Fantastic Np93 Alpha Has Replaced My Favorite Gaming Mouse

The only two gaming mice that have ever come close to replacing my simple yet trusty Logitech G403 Hero are Asus’ ROG Chakram and Lexip’s Pu94. The ROG Chakram caught my attention for its single joystick on the side, as did the Pu94. Unfortunately, the joysticks on both those mice were uncomfortably far for my thumb…Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Computing, Kickstarter, Logitech, Computer Mouse, Computer Mice, Joystick, Lexip, Humancomputer Interaction, Inputoutput, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, Scroll Wheel, Rog Chakram, Polytetrafluoroethylene


Sony's Next-Gen VR Controllers Are Packing Some Major Upgrades

Even though Sony has already said its upcoming VR headset won’t be available until sometime next year, the company is already showing off teasers of its new controllers. Based on what we’ve seen so far, the next version of Sony’s PS VR tech looks to be packing some serious upgrades. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Sony, Virtual Reality, Playstation Vr, Components, Motion Controller, Video Game Consoles, Virtual Reality Headsets, Home video game consoles, Computer Peripherals, Video Game Controllers, Playstation Move, Playstation 3 Accessories


The Best Customizable Controller Can Now Be Programmed on Your Phone

8BitDo’s SN30 Pro+ is not only a better option than nearly every other third-party controller on the market, its extreme customizability and $50 price tag makes it a better choice than even first-party controllers from Microsoft and Nintendo. But don’t run out and buy one just yet, because 8BitDo has an upgraded…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Microsoft, Computing, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Ultimate Software, Video Game Consoles, Xbox Wireless Controller, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet


How to Swap an Xbox Controller From a Console to Your PC or Phone

There’s a relatively unknown feature on Xbox Series X|S controllers that makes using it with multiple devices much easier: The controller’s “Sync” button has built-in shortcuts that let you swap between your most-recently-used Xbox console and your PC or mobile device automatically.Read more...
Tags: Bluetooth, Playstation, Xbox, Lifehacks, Video Gaming, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, Xbox Wireless Controller, Home video game consoles, In Video Gaming, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, Xbox 360 Wireless Headset, Series Xs


Cause of PS5 Controller's Joystick Drift Revealed by iFixit

A teardown of the DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 appears to have zeroed in on several contributing factors to the issue of joystick drift.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Playstation, Computing, Potentiometer, iFixit, Video Game Consoles, Joystick, PlayStation 5, In Video Gaming, Video Game Controllers


If You Hate Side Buttons, Asus' Joystick Gaming Mouse Is Perfect

There aren’t many gaming mice that incorporate a joystick into the design. The Razer Naga Trinity and Corsair Scimitar include multiple buttons on the left side, but those are designed for games like World of Warcraft or League of Legends. Binding abilities to those buttons can be more convenient for some, but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Computer Mouse, Components, Computer Mice, Joystick, Humancomputer Interaction, Inputoutput, Video Game Controllers, Microsoft Sidewinder, Corsair Scimitar


Self-Contained Trackball Hides All Its Electronics Inside

Once a mainstay of giant desktop workstations, trackballs were eventually miniaturized and stuck inside computer mice, and then mostly replaced with trackpads and touchscreens. They deserve a comeback, however, and Jacek Fedoryński’s clever all-in-one trackball design might be what makes them popular again.Read more...
Tags: Science, Computing, Touchpad, Computer Mouse, Point and Click, Computer Mice, Trackball, Cursor, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology_internet, User Interface Techniques, Inputoutput, Video Game Controllers, Computer Keyboard, Jacek Fedoryński