@Hyperspacerebelfirst of all, there are better ways to move characters in virtual 3d space than wasd these days. To me this is sort of like a step up? maybe more of a sidegrade than an upgrade, from the existing keyboard replacement options, such as the Belkin Nostromo n52te, and it's predecessor or the logitec one that I don't remember the name of. In my, and many other people's, opinion, the best way to use these devices is to map your movement keys to the control pad, giving you full access to all the keys for function maping, I also prefer to reserve 3 keys for modifiers (shift, ctrl, alt) if you practice you can use your mouse for most forward movement and turning, which means all you need is 2 lateral (sidestep left/right) and a binding for backing up to get a full range of movement. (almost forgot, you'll want a jump button as well, personally I use one of the extra buttons on my mouse for jump) Still not clear how to best do that with this particular device but I doubt it will be overlooked, time will tell.@ those saying something to the affect of "I'll stick with my naga" as it's stated in the preview this device is not a mouse replacement, it's a keyboard replacement, so it should work quite well in conjunction with the naga, or any other gaming mouse.That said, I think I'll stick with the n52te for now :)
They actually state several times that after adjusting to the minor differences while wearing the glove, you can type like normal while wearing it. I'm pretty sure they guy even demos that in the vids.
Just throwing it out there:If you use something like AutoHotKey to remap your modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt) to some extra mouse buttons, then you can double/triple/quadruple your available keys on the glove. ;)
I can just imagine how idiotic id feel if someone saw me playing with special gloves
Looks and sounds like fail to me.I'll stick with my keyboard.
Hey guys, cool to see the enthusiasm over the Peregrine, and I understand the skepticism from some. I have seen a ton of people review it and this is one of the most balanced, realistic reviews I have seen. Good job!I was reading this thread and thought some of the comments were well thought out. DWilly92, I just started trying it with Google Sketchup and it's really cool and practical, I think you will be very happy with it. I am excited to see that so many of you can't wait to get your hands on this *rimshot* (Yeah lame pun). For those who have doubts, I would say just wait until someone you know gets to try it out. I have seen numerous people use this and the stages basically go like this. Skepticism --> Curiosity --> Setup / Tweaking --> Adoption / Training --> Gaining Proficiency --> Ownage --> Cannot live without glove. :D From the samples we have sent out the general feedback we get at the end of about a week or two is "At first I was a bit unsure but I love it now". Very encouraging. That being said, I know it's not for everyone, I hope you all get a chance to try it at some point, once you do it kinda clicks and you see that it really does make a big difference in your comfort and reaction time, and well...it's just fun!My personal favorite game with the Peregrine atm --- Heroes of Newerth. Cannot play without my glove. Got 200 games under my belt and counting (Don't know how many games of DotA I have played with it...) Anyways, have a great weekend all, if you pre-ordered I can't wait until you get your wings ;-)Brent Baier
Call me a luddite, but I view this as a pointless tchotchke. A new way you can control a system, which might be intriguing to some, but in the end, you'll just go back to the keyboard - ol' reliable.I think it's neat they're innovating computer hardware, but I find this less useful end of the spectrum.
this glove + wireless mouse + wow on a big tv = priest of the future ^_^but i must admit that i am very much looking forward to the right glove... the one that substitures the mouse. rivers of drool are flowing in anticipation.
I saw something like this on a show called "Dragon's Den" (it's a canadian show where people pitch their business ideas to successful entrepreneurs in the hopes of getting some funding).
I don't get what part of being able to touch your thumb to your palm to execute a command is so "liberating" from tapping a key with the keyboard.The hand movements are not fluid. If you're trying to WASD move, you can't comfortably use any of the sensors except your thumb to the side of your index finger without hindering your other fingers, so that can't be the point of it.Why do I want to spend $120 on a glove that tries to boast itself as a non-novelty item when I can grab a Z-board or something for custom keypress macros?As a novelty item, sure, you get to giggle because you can control things in the air with your hand. But as a "srs" toy (and since they got "DotA pros" to do the marketing videos, I can assume they're trying to put a serious spin on it) it doesn't provide any functionality that a cheaper, already pretty dang common device has.
I should try it before saying anything related, but yes, it gives a lot of that "powerglove reloaded" feeling. And it's not a good thing, since the powerglove was a commercial failure.But i will try it, when i'll have the opportunity.
Only if I can attach a rocket to it.