Trackball PC Game Controller
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.
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