Sneak Peek at New Reactive Grip™ Motion Controller

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Reactive Grip™ Hardware, Reactive Grip™ Software | By Tactical Haptics

Sneak Peek at New Reactive Grip™ Motion Controller

October 11, 2013

Sneak Peek at New Reactive Grip™ Motion Controller

We've been working hard this summer and are nearly ready to unveil our new Reactive Grip™ Motion Controller.  In preparation for Kickstarter, we've taken all the comments we've heard while demoing our previous controller at GDC, and other conferences and meetups, and have used this feedback to improve our next controller design.

The new Reactive Grip™ controller is lighter and slimmer and ergonomically integrates a trigger, thumbstick, and buttons into its design. We have also improved the ergonomics of the device's handle to provide even better Reactive Grip™ touch feedback. The new controller will also be compatible with the new Sixense STEM tracking system and will have mounting options to use other trackers, such as the Razer Hydra, if desired.

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Controller size clarification - added Oct. 13, 2013

 
  Some folks have also wondered how big the new controller is.  For scale, we've added a render to the right that shows the size relative to a hand. Also, the height of the new controller is approximately 7.25 inches (19 cm) as compared to the 11 inch (28 cm) height of the previous orange controller design that we showed at GDC 2013 in March.  The new device is also about half the weight of the older controller.  
 
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