Who needs a Kinect when you have Razer's Hydra
Subject: General Tech | August 8, 2011 - 01:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: input, kinect, razer hydra
The Razer Hydra bears a small resemblance to the Wii controller at first glance but that is quickly dispelled when you realize you get two devices to hold. Both have 4 face buttons, a 'start' button, a clickable analog stick and two bumper triggers, which give you enough input options for PC gaming. The wired base station these controllers use senses the small magnetic field the controllers emit, which is how the motion sensing capabilities work. That field was not enough to disturb any of tbreak's other equipment which is vital to the success of the controller. As for gaming? With Portal 2 they had a blast, but when it came to other shooters ... not so much.
"The Hydra is not spectacularly different, it uses the same nun-chuck approach of the Wii, however it’s technology and precision far outclasses Nintendo’s toy. According to Razer, the Hydra uses magnetic forces to detect the exact location and orientation of the controllers and delivers an “ultra-low latency”, “fluid and precise” gaming experience."
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