X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Novint Falcon: the Real Force Feedback Controller

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Sure, there have been many so-called “force feedback” controllers for computers and video games, but this is the first time I’ve seen one that really means it.

Novint Falcon Foce Feedback Controller

Unlike most force devices which simply vibrate or drag, the Novint Falcon lets you control in 3-dimensions and actually can push against your grip with as much as 2 pounds of force. The controller could be used for everything from medical training to some really immersive video gaming.  The device can create realistic impressions of weight, recoil and shock, making it perfect for FPS games. Imagine being able to reach out and grab a “baddie” in a game, and actually have him pull against you. How about an online match of arm-wrestling against your friend on the other side of the country?

While the device probably won’t be useful for day-to-day computer control, if you’ve got a couple hundred bucks to drop (pre-orders are $189, including 24 mini-games) it looks like it could be pretty cool.

[via SciFi Tech]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Fujifilm X-T100

Fujifilm X-T100

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

TANK

TANK

Advertisement
1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Continuation Cars Revive the ’60s

1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Continuation Cars Revive the ’60s

BMW 8 Series Coupe’s V8 Sounds Off

BMW 8 Series Coupe’s V8 Sounds Off

The Nissan GT-R Makes Smuggling Easy

The Nissan GT-R Makes Smuggling Easy