We’ve covered numerous OCZ products in the past and have been impressed with their quality again and again, whether it be memory, memory or more memory. So when they came out with their Neural Impulse Actuator, I think I can speak for most of us when I say most people had to take a step back and scratch our heads.
“Something like this from OCZ?” Though it was hard to believe, OCZ took the product very seriously and have now hit the mass production part of the time line, so the product is most definitely a reality. Our friend Scott Wasson at the Tech Report took the NIA for a spin during CES and was impressed overall, but admitted a fair amount of work had to be done with the drivers.
Fast forward two months and the product is a go, so we can assume the drivers have been refined a lot since then. And because the hardware itself is feature-complete, future driver updates should be able to take care of any remaining issues. I haven’t tested this out for myself, but I am intrigued. Pricing is not yet known about the NIA, but we may have confirmation at CeBit, where OCZ is demoing the peripheral off.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-March 3, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components for enthusiasts and gamers, is pleased to announced the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) has begun mass production and launch into channel is imminent. A prototype was debuted last year at CeBIT 2007 which generated a newfound excitement in the global gaming community.
Source: OCZ Press Release