Griffin's PowerMate Knob Controller Finally Goes Wireless

When Griffin Technology revealed the original PowerMate—a hefty polished aluminum programmable knob—way back in 2001, most users were left scratching their head as to what they'd use it for. But years of software updates have resulted in a surprising useful and sleek desktop accessory that's great for everything from… » 1/05/14 9:00am 1/05/14 9:00am

A Tiny Controller That's Always On Hand To Improve Touchscreen Gaming

We've been promised that touchscreen smartphones and tablets are the future of mobile gaming, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys and Game Gears know that physical buttons and joysticks are still the way to go. That's not to say touchscreen devices don't make for wonderful portable consoles, they just need a… » 1/01/14 5:00pm 1/01/14 5:00pm

Samsung's GamePad Gives Galaxy Phones Portable Console Powers

If sketchy on-screen controls have limited your smartphone gaming sessions to puzzles and tap-to-play titles, Samsung wants you to expand your horizons and embrace your smartphone's inner console. The company has officially released the redesigned version of its Smartphone GamePad, complete with an accompanying app… » 12/17/13 9:34am 12/17/13 9:34am

Forget Mouse and Keyboard: Play Your Next PC Game with Tongue and Butt

With Steam Boxes looming large in the future, game-peddlers-cum-hardware-makers over at Valve have been experimenting with some new ways to control your PC. Yeah, there's the weird joystick-less Steam Controller, but Valve designer Ben Krasnow has some even weirder stuff: a tongue mouse and a butt controller. » 12/05/13 1:00pm 12/05/13 1:00pm

Classic Controller Ornaments Will 1-Up Your Holiday Spirit

Your Christmas tree says as much about you as it does your love for the holidays. So this year why not skip the traditional ornaments like glass bulbs and shiny stars and go for something that will bring real character to your tree? If you've been a gamer for as long as you can remember, ThinkGeek's got a $20 set of » 11/05/13 5:03pm 11/05/13 5:03pm

Rumored Moga iPhone Gaming Controller Has Thumbsticks (Updated)

According to @evleaks, what you're looking at here is a forthcoming iPhone gaming controller from mobile peripheral purveyor Moga. Like the simpler Logitech leak we saw before, the new controller mimics one of the reference designs released by Apple in the documentation for iOS 7. » 10/25/13 10:03am 10/25/13 10:03am

Here's the First Footage of Valve's Wacky Steam Controller In Use

When we first saw Valve's thumbstick-free controller specially made for use with Steam, we had some questions about how it would really work in action. Now, we at least know what it looks like. » 10/11/13 2:41pm 10/11/13 2:41pm

The Xbox One Controller Will Work with Your PC.... in 2014

PC Gamers! You won't have to spend more money to make your Xbox One controller work with your computer. Unlike the 360 which requires a wired controller or an extra dongle, the Xbox One's controller will work fine with your PC games. Well, it'll work fine with your PC after a software update in 2014. » 8/12/13 11:29pm 8/12/13 11:29pm

The Stinky Footpad PC Controller Lets You Stomp the Competition

PC gamers tend to be quite attached to their mice and keyboards, but that doesn't mean there's not room for a controller to squeeze in. The Stinky Footboard won't steal away your precious pointer, or replace your keys with a handful of buttons, but it will give you four more, and it puts them right under your feet. » 3/20/13 11:00am 3/20/13 11:00am

MOGA's Pro Controller Gets a Serious Grip on Android Gaming

Android is turning into more and more of a platform for serious gamers, what with NVIDIA's upcoming Android console, the Ouya, and all that jazz. But for real games, you need a real controller, and while MOGA's first gaming system and controller was a winner, its new Pro controller looks like it can hang with its… » 1/07/13 12:07pm 1/07/13 12:07pm

Ultra-Thin Magnetic Keyboard and Controller Won't Fatten Up Your iPhone …

The EX Hybrid Controller system isn't the first compact wireless keyboard or gamepad designed to sidle up to the iPhone, but it might be the first that's actually worth using. At just 2 millimeters thick they won't fatten up your phone. And since the separate accessories attach via the magic of magnets, both can be… » 1/02/13 4:00pm 1/02/13 4:00pm

Over the Top Rifle Controller Makes Modern Warfare More Real Than Ever

The Nintendo Wiimote and Sony's PlayStation Move controllers made big strides in increasing the realism in first person shooter games. But neither can hold a candle to the $90 Delta Six combat rifle when it comes to enhancing the make believe shoot-em-up experience. It's amazing how far we've come since the NES Zapper. » 10/04/12 9:11am 10/04/12 9:11am