Haptic feedback device Sinister makes an appearance at CES2014
Posted: 07.01.2014 15:04 by nickhorth1 Comments: 0
The latest gadget to appear at CES2014 is Sinister, a gaming device that utilises haptic feedback technology and a customisable interface.

In a press release, developers Tivitas Interactive described their product.

With "RealityLink" powered by ViviTouch technology, this haptic device offers players a full gamepad experience with the familiarity and precision of a mouse, making it the perfect gaming device for PC gamers of all skill levels. Unlike any other haptic gaming device, Tivitas Interactive's Sinister offers fully-customizable, adjustable ergonomic support, true analog movement, and several different "HD Feedback" gaming modes that can be tailored to match the genre of the game. Additionally, the device features plug-and-play functionality for gaming right out of the box, and will support both Windows and Linux at launch.

The idea is to provide a device that can be customised by users according to their preference, while also providing subtle haptic sensory feedback when used. Here's a video, provided by Engadget, of the device in action at CES, looking a bit like a big robot's hand. Tivitas are currently demonstrating the device at the Las Vegas tech show.

The Tivitas website currently has a countdown timer, so we'll keep an eye out for further announcements from the company.
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