Here at Techgage, we like to keep up on all the new and exciting things to enter the PC gaming world. One product that grabbed our attention, that’s still in development and currently on Kickstarter, is the “Aimpad”. Aimpad is a revolutionary idea, once you understand the theory around how it will work; it has strong promise, at least in my humble opinion.
Aimpad looks like a regular mechanical keyboard style pad, but what sets it apart is that the keys are not simple on-off switches like on a keyboard or mouse. These keys actually measure the amount of travel, meaning how far down you press the keys. Basically in a nutshell, this device is like a joystick or gamepad, except it uses keys for the inputs. This will make peeking around a corner in a FPS game much more smooth, fluid and controlled.
Aimpad measures the traditional WASD inputs simultaneously and then translates that into the X and Y coordinates that would be used by a gamepad or joystick. What they are bringing is, the wonderful precise control of a gamepad or joystick, and making it into a keyboard. You get the precision and convenience of a game pad, but you can still use your mouse for aiming. I personally think that this device shows a lot of potential, and will be anxiously waiting its release. What do you think?