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SplitFish Dual SFX Evolution controller ships

12/17/2009, The PC crossover controller known as SplitFish Dual SFX Evolution is now shipping just in time to meet the Christmas deadline for those who want something different under the tree this holiday season. The Dual SFX Evolution “combines the intuitive...

PS3 controller battery lifespan under fire

12/08/2009, We’ve added the PlayStation 3 game console to our 2009 Uber10 list, but we’ve spotted on 1up that a Yahoo article warns potential buyers that once the battery dies (and we mean dies completely), it’s game over for the controller,...

Nyko Wii wands come with a dash of color

10/16/2009, Nyko has added a few more colors to their Wii wands, where you can choose from a quartet of colors including blue and pink Wiimotes just like how Nintendo has rolled out those colors officially in Japan. Expect Nyko’s offerings to come with a $29.99...

KDDI camera-based controller for phones

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 09] KDDI was showing this bizarre “joystick” for mobile phones based on a plastic tube that is stuck on the back of a cellphone by a magnet. The idea is to attach this white tube so that the phone’s camera can look into it. At...

Numark NS7 Controller

10/04/2009, The Numark NS7 Controller was specially made to work with Serato’s ITCH software, where it is able to offer DJs the feel of a traditional turntable rig, despite boasting the ability to function as a controller for ITCH. All you need is a single USB...

Xbox XCM Blue Blood Controller

10/03/2009, If you’re bored of your bog standard Xbox 360 controller, you would always consider modding it, but if that seems to troublesome and messy, then you could always go pick up a cool and already-modded one off the shelf. Enter the XCM Blue Blood, which...

Playstation 3 controller by Ben Heck

09/18/2009, Give the Playstation 3 controller to a master like Ben Heck and be intrigued by the results – although this time round we’re rather disappointed that this cannot launch a nuclear missile, it still comes with a unique way of playing with the...

Fujitsu Air Commander, a Wiimote for PC

09/04/2009, [IFA 2009] Fujitsu has the Air Commander, which is similar to the Nintendo Wii controller, but for PCs. They claim that it is compatible with all PC games, although most PC games aren’t designed to be controlled that way. Now, I wonder if I could...

PS3 Firmware 3.00 shorts controllers

09/03/2009, Word is going around that the recently released firmware upgrade version 3.00 has resulted in a flurry of controller connection issues for owners of the PS3, especially those who are using the DualShock3 model CECHZC2H (Ceramic White) as they can’t...

Xbox 360 controller buttons swapped

09/02/2009, Ben Heck is at it yet again, this time round catering to southpaws who happen to own an Xbox 360 and yet cannot get used to the way the left and right triggers are placed. Ben decided to swap the action buttons and D-pad positions, alongside the...

Satin Silver Dual Shock 3, Hands-On

08/17/2009, Look what landed on my desk: the “satin” silver version of the Dual Shock 3. In theory this controller is simply a color variant of the classic black one. It also exists in red and (metallic) blue. I played with it a little and the button...

DualShock 3 controller goes patriotic

07/29/2009, Independence Day might be a distant memory for most of us by now, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to depict your patriotism any more, right? Sony’s backing us up by releasing both red and blue DualShock 3 controllers to complement...

Sonos CR200 Controller

07/02/2009, Sonos’ latest CR200 controller comes with a touchscreen display and a charging cradle, making it look futuristic as all get out. No idea on pricing, but it ought to be available in store shelves right about now. There will also be a new bundle by...

Sony Webcam-based Controller Not as Good as Microsoft

06/02/2009, [E3 2009] Sony is back with another iteration of their webcam-based controller. As usual, the principle is that you are waving one or two glowvy trackers that the Ps3 can recognize easily. We’ve seen this before, except that this time, it worked...