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Do more at the same time and gain an edge in competition.

Freely bind any hotkey to the Bcon and trigger additional actions alongside mouse and keyboard with a simple move of your foot - in any game.

Thanks to YouTuber "Stilgar" for this one-handed Penta Kill with the Bcon!
Thanks to YouTuber "Stilgar" for this one-handed Penta Kill with the Bcon!
Thanks to Cursed eSports for sharing this win with us live on stream!
Thanks to Cursed eSports for sharing this win with us live on stream!

The Bcon is a true aid for players unable to use standard peripherals - competitive gaming for all gamers!

Video: Gamers Gonna Game #1
Video: Gamers Gonna Game #1
Thanks to YouTuber "Mpox" for the in-depth testing of the Bcon!
Thanks to YouTuber "Mpox" for the in-depth testing of the Bcon!

The Bcon is the full spectrum of your keyboard at the twitch of your foot and is compatible with any PC game that supports keyboard controls.

The Bcon's Dynamic Sensor System combines the results of the constant measurements within fractions of milliseconds to achieve optimal results in different situations.

The wearable recognizes four simple moves: lift heel or lift toes (pitch), tilt right or tilt left (roll) for hundreds of new possibilities. The device measures your movements at a velocity of 1,000 measurements per second and is capable to recognize changes at up to 2,000 degrees per second for responsiveness and accuracy when it matters most.

The Bcon compensates for non-mono-directional movement patterns by ignoring small values on the alternative axes.

The Bcon is designed for highly complex key bindings giving you up to 24 additional hotkeys or 4 key sequences of up to 6 keys each through our proprietary software.

Freely map all keys of a standard keyboard to your Bcon. Set start point ("press button") and end point ("release button") by defining your preffered inclination angle on all axes and upload your configuration to the device.

Chain up multiple keys to create powerful combos without any automation.

Exponentially boost your gameplay with supplemental actions that can be initiated simultaneously. Each combo is created within the device’s firmware and achieved without automation scripts for authenticity. The Bcon requires active movement by the player and can be interrupted at any point, allowing you to react to fast-paced gameplay.

Connecting as a standardized HID (Human Interface Device) the Bcon automatically works with all games that support keyboard controls - no need for any driver installation.

The Bcon is built by a team of gamers who understand the importance of each moment and the necessity of a seamless gaming experience.

We’ve taken into account the unconscious movement, position shifting, and the natural flow of gaming.

To prevent the Bcon from triggering unwanted or unconscious commands (its hard to keep your feet still in the heat of the moment!) we have integrated a -5° to 5° protection zone on both the longitudinal and lateral axis.

To keep up with your individual habit of fidgeting we additionally made this protection zone fully adjustable beyond the -5° to 5° range.

Seamlessly stall all actions triggered by the Bcon whenever you need it.

Allocate Pause to any keyboard key to temporarily prevent the Bcon from sending any command to your PC. This allows you to easily switch games and even leave your computer without removing the device. After your break just remain in a relaxed position and continue to game on!

The Bcon adjusts with you - freely change your sitting position.

The player can reset the zero point at any time and the Bcon will interpret movements according to its new spatial orientation. As gaming sessions tend to become long, feel free to stretch out, jump up, and change positions as necessary without losing functionality.

Video: Shaping The Diamond
Video: Shaping The Diamond

Comfortable to wear with any footwear and secure for fast movement, gain an edge over your competition.

The Bcon device magnetically attaches to the socket and its webbing. The socket’s elevated boundaries mechanically absorb centrifugal forces and protect the unit from dislodging. The velcro webbing accommodates different shoe sizes, the right or left foot, or even bare feet.

The Bcon uses smart optical and physical cues to indicate triggered actions and device status.

The LED rim indicates your device's status. From "Connected", to "Pause Mode", to "Low Battery", and beyond - the Bcon's full-color SMT LEDs keep you informed.

The Bcon gives feedback via short bursts of vibration notifying you when different moves or combos have been triggered by the device.

 
The Bcon’s internal vibration motor provides haptic feedback at up to 11,000 revolutions per minute. Every time an action is triggered successfully, you’ll be alerted with a well noticeable buzz.

Video: Talk Nerdy To Me
Video: Talk Nerdy To Me

The Bcon is more than just a wearable controller for gaming.

Thanks to the Bcon's bluetooth capabilities and the HID-protocol, it can be used by creatives who are interested in easier shortcuts for their workflow in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, OBS, and many more. Simply connect the Bcon via Bluetooth and map your keys in our included software.

You can even connect the Bcon to devices aside from the PC. Note, however, that these use cases are highly experimental and require a specific key binding only possible via our configuration software for Windows 7,8,10 OS.

Versatility for all gamers - the wearable controller empowering gamers of all kinds.

No matter what life throws our way, we are appreciative that creativity, innovation, and tech can empower people to overcome situations and improve the quality of life for themselves as well as for others in similar or varying circumstances.

Video: Gamers Gonna Game #2
Video: Gamers Gonna Game #2

Although the Bcon is being designed as a complementary controller it can become an alternative for people unable to use standard peripherals. Software programs such as games which are typically controlled by mouse and keyboard can then be run using the Bcon's directional movements.

In summary, consider the Bcon if your hands are already busy or you can't or don't want to use them!

Risks and challenges

Given that we have tested and tested again the various iterations of our prototypes, conceived and realized by engineers with years-long professional experience, we feel confident that we can re-produce the development on a wider scale, if and when we can finance and get our hands on the necessary electronic components.

We have a clear plan to execute on, but a risk remains in exactly that procurement of electronic parts. They may be out of stock and require weeks or months to get. We know where we could get them at the moment, but their availability fluctuates. We have not been able to reserve them, yet, as that would require a significant down-payment. The moment we achieve our funding goal, we will do exactly that. The moment we will achieve a stretch goal, we will order the incremental parts necessary. Before we order, we cannot guarantee when we will get the parts. This is partially due to the fact that the world market for electronic parts is currently in the stage of a so-called allocation which means that the few huge providers of parts are limiting the output and/or are over-booked with big tech giants’ demand.

We are working with certified and quality parts only, but we have not yet certified the device according to CE-Norms (EU) or FCC standards. There may be delays waiting for us that we don’t anticipate yet as it comes to potentially needing to exchange something after certification testing.

In addition, it appears clear to us that the more people will be using our software, the more hidden and very rare-constellation bugs will naturally be surfacing. For many years of our professional careers, we have put our software into the hands of literally hundreds of millions of players, and, for Christ’s sake, we know core gamers find bugs! The good news being, we have been typically able to fix them once found.

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