Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dual shock with vibrate is so 2000 and late , future controllers could warm up or cool down

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Aside from keys and direction buttons and joysticks, sony introduces the vibrate feature aka dual shock to gaming controllers in the late 90's and marked the milestone of haptic feedback for electronic devices. vibrate feature is now incorporated on almost every mobile phones manufactured and gaming console.

Thermoelectrics is the new kid on the block. Imagine game controllers that heat up when your character is taking damage or is located on a fiery place, then cools down when your character is healing or underwater.

A pair of thermoelectric surfaces on either side of a controller rapidly heat up or cool down in order to simulate appropriate conditions in a virtual environment.