Experience video game control like never before! Play all your PC games with comfort and precision with this hybrid trackball gamepad.
No other controller in the world provides the complete mouse experience on a gamepad. This hybrid controller bridges the gap between typical PC style and console style gaming control. It has all the comfort and ergonomic goodness of a gamepad controller, plus an integrated trackball to add the speed, precision and intuitive response of a mouse. So, you can kick back in your favorite chair and fill your frag meter to your hearts content.
The one downside is that you can’t roll up to your local Gamestop, pick one up off the shelf and bring it home.
And that is what this project is about. It's about creating an opportunity for players like you to finally have a chance to own your own.
Until now, only a select few have ever had the chance to experience this controller in their own hands. Thanks to a platform like Kickstarter, we can create the opportunity that might never have existed.
Control Nirvana Awaits Us All...
The goal for this project is to manufacture a controller for every backer's pre-order and maybe a few extra for those who miss this window.
Funding this project will accomplish the following:
Perform minor engineering updates
Create a tool for the molded plastic parts
Procure the necessary sub-components
Manufacture, assemble and ship the controllers
The version of the controller to be built through this project will be for PC. It will connect directly via USB and register as both a gamepad and a trackball. This will let us bring the ergonomic advantages of a gamepad to standard PC control setup. Check the FAQ for more details. ->
I currently have a complete engineering specification for this version. This includes design requirements, solid model data, PCB layout and bill of materials – everything I need to get started. To prepare for production, the list of sub-components must be reassessed and the engineering and solid model data should be re-evaluated.
I have an original quote for the tooling and complete manufacture and assembly per unit using a non-US manufacturer, which guides my estimate of production costs.
I'm fired up about building these controllers for long-deprived eager fans. As backers rally behind a project like this, you prove your support and demand for unique innovations. By spreading the word around, we can hope to find more supporters that are eager for something different - something exciting!
So please, make your pledge at a level that works for you, and I look forward to sharing all the exciting details of development with you. Thank you.
Prototype Detail Images
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Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 3, 2012.
May 26, 2012 - Jul 3, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Receive the eternal thanks of every other backer out there who has dreamed of a future unbridled by video game controller limitations, and a special thanks from me for your support.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $11 or more
“I really really believe this can happen, and I want to be involved!" Now this kind of passion belongs on a fancy full-color, die-cut, removable decal of the existing prototype.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $22 or more
100 backers All gone!
SUPER early bird, mega deal. For the closest and most eager supporters, whose efforts spreading the word about this project are instrumental it's success, this is your pre-order - incredibly below cost. Thank you for your unfading devotion.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $35 or more
53 backers All gone!
“I will pre-order one now, plz.” Control nirvana awaits. This is an expanded early bird reward for deserving supporters. Be among the first to own experience the miracle of bridging the gap. Included at this level is access to an exclusive project hub where you can collaborate on design decisions. (Please add $15 shipping outside US)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $36 or more
Pre-order one controller. Get all the benefits of a mouse and gamepad combined. Experience one-of-a-kind control. (MSRP $39.99 - based on offshore mfr) (Please add $15 shipping outside US)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $55 or more
22 backers All gone!
“I will pre-order one now, plz.” Experience pwnership. This is a limited reward at this level for hardcore, early bird supporters. You are part of breathing life into this controller and will be among the first to own it and experience the miracle of bridging the gap. Included at this level is access to an exclusive project hub where you can collaborate on design decisions. (Please add $15 shipping outside US)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $333 or more
2 backers All gone!
"more please." More? Ok, how about 2 controllers, one signed, AND the decal AND the project hub access + influencing product name AND a photo journal cataloging the development story past and present, including your involvement.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $3,300 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Wow. Really? Thank you. Your support is huge. Please accept all the above, absolutely. Plus, I would like to fly you here just before production to personally tour you through the development studio, and have you go one-on-one with the final production prototype in an exclusive pre-launch, hands-on demonstration event.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $9,900 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
OMG, you are the spirit of innovation incarnate. It takes a special kind of person to seek out and engage in bringing great products to life. And with all the love and confidence you bestow on this project, I invite you to come be part of it’s history. I would like to have you and your closest compadre accompany me – all expenses paid – as a representative of this project, to the release exhibition of this product at E3 2013. (I can’t guarantee you will be interviewed on AOTS, but the magic 8-ball says “outlook good”) Again, you are a pillar that stands for all that is just and equitable for makers the world over, and that just scratches the surface on the many other flowery things you will hear in the future about your support of this project. Thank you, and again thanks to all this project's backers.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013