The ZRRO Hoverpad Is Almost The Game Controller I Want For My TV

A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch. It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I've tried it. It's promising, but needs work. » 3/14/15 1:00pm 3/14/15 1:00pm

What Would You Like To See In A New PC Gamepad?

Back in 2013, Lifehacker asked its readers what the Best PC Gamepad was, and predictably, console controllers took over 80% of the vote, with the Xbox 360 Controller getting the lion's share. If we ran the same poll now, the DualShock 4 and Xbox One Controller would take a chunk of the votes, but the result… » 9/18/14 2:45pm 9/18/14 2:45pm

Google's Chrome Browser Will Soon be Controlled by Gamepads

A lot of you read Giz using Google Chrome — which means a good percentage of you should be interested in the news that Chrome will soon have plug-and-play gamepad support added. It'll work on any computer (or Chromebook) running the Chrome browser, and according to Google, will be a seamless experience. » 11/25/11 9:30am 11/25/11 9:30am

TiltPad Makes any iPhone into a Tilt-Sensitive Game Controller

Similar to apps like Darwiin Remote, which turns any Wiimote into an OS X-compatible motion controller, TiltPad can let you use your iOS device as a motion-sensitive gamepad as well. » 3/28/11 11:30pm 3/28/11 11:30pm

New iControlPad Prototype Controls the iPhone with Dual Analog Nubs

The iPhone gamepad case is back with an overhauled design that brings controls to the front, and adds dual analog nubs (the same as the Pandora gaming handheld). There's also an internal battery that charges the iPhone while playing. » 11/10/09 9:33am 11/10/09 9:33am

Woah, This Samurai Warrior USB Gamepad is All Kinds of Freaky

Seriously, those green LED eyes would stare questioningly, deep into my soul while I tweak its switchable analog/digital nipples. It's modeled after the DualShock controller, and supports the PS3, PS2, and PCs. It looks bizarre, and I like it. » 10/16/09 9:50am 10/16/09 9:50am

From Joystick to Brainwaves: A Visual History of The Game Controller

Natal may be the latest gaming breakthrough, but it's just one of many evolutions and revisions in controller designs over the years. Whether it was the gamepad, analog controls, or a fishing rod, there have been plenty of neat innovations. » 6/05/09 2:00pm 6/05/09 2:00pm

iControlPad Thumbed on Video, Only Works With Homebrew Games

The iControlPad bore many signs of vaporware: desirability, no official authorization and a low budget. We now know that there's at least one working version, and that promises of production aren't, you know, lies. » 1/19/09 5:58am 1/19/09 5:58am

iControlPad iPhone Gamepad Case Is Actually Coming

Zodttd says iControlPad, one of the iPhone gamepad cases that we saw a few months ago, is actually heading to production. YES! Proper controls for iPhone games! » 12/23/08 2:10pm 12/23/08 2:10pm

Completely Superfluous NES Controller Bike Light

Listen up, fanboy modders. There's absolutely no reason to strap an NES gamepad to your bike. None.We get it, you love Nintendo. But it's OK. You can take a break everyone once in a while. Having fond memories of a system that launched over two decades ago doesn't mean you have to hot glue a bunch of LEDs to the… » 11/25/08 12:45pm 11/25/08 12:45pm

iPhone Game Pads Are Coming To Enhance Gameplay Tenfold

TouchArcade has found evidence of two upcoming iPhone control pads that add, at the very least, an SNES amount of buttons to the iPhone. iControl pad is the first, and has four face buttons, a D pad, Start/Select and an LED to show when it's in use. It may be ugly now, but it's just a prototype.Another game pad design… » 8/25/08 3:56pm 8/25/08 3:56pm

Evergreen Genius Navigator 365: It's a Mouse! It's a Gamepad! It's a…

Evergreen's new Genius Navigator 365 is described by the English translation of Impress as "a USB gamepad deformed laser mouse", and we couldn't agree more. The mouse is 1600dpi, the gamepad has eight buttons and a D-pad, and it sells for $33 (¥3,499). Be warned, of course, that you get what you pay for. [Impress]
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Buffalo Micro USB Gamepad for when Size Matters

Really, does size even matter to gamers? Personally, I think the smaller the joystick...the better...right? Yeah, it allows for quicker and easer thumb...action. Regardless, Buffalo has released a gamepad that is probably the smallest functional gamepad out there. It folds in half for portability and also include a… » 9/06/06 11:19am 9/06/06 11:19am

Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit Reviewed (Verdict: Nothing Special)

Saitek is the third company to release one of these keyboard game controllers. The company must have lacked research skills when developing its Pro Gamer Command Unit (PGCU) because this product has the same problems of its predecessors. There are 21 keys total, including an awkwardly-placed "shift" key that gives a… » 12/10/05 11:48am 12/10/05 11:48am