|Genius puts motion back into PC gaming with Wizard Stick|
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 15:00
No more chair/couch potato: A new wireless joystick will prompt computer gamers to get off their seats and actively move around without interrupting their game playing.
Genius, an international manufacturer of computer peripherals and consumer electronics, recently unleashed an unprecedented wireless PC games controller onto the gaming world. This Wizard Stick Wireless Motion Joystick wirelessly connects to PCs via a tiny receiver which plugs into any available USB 2.0 socket, enabling users to get up from their chairs and throw some full bodied fun into their gaming.
The Wizard Stick lets users take unprecedented control of games and apps simply by moving the joystick through the air by swinging it like a racquet, a baseball bat or a golf club, and turning it like a steering wheel while still also functioning as a standard game control pad. It can be used in air mouse mode, which will allow users to move the cursor around the screen in any Windows application.
Those who don’t actually own any motion games for PC when they buy or receive this, will still be able to get a feel for the device. The Wizard Stick includes a game, SEGA’s Virtua Tennis 2009, to get players into the proverbial swing of things. The device also includes the AIWI gaming platform, which gives users access to sixteen flash games to play on the AIWI Web site.
With the downloadable AIWI software, users can even turn their iPhones, Android handsets or iPod Touch into additional wireless motion controllers too.
At 134 grams, the Wizard Stick is lightweight, making it comfortable to use for extended gaming sessions. For the price tag (R896 at e-tailer TakeALot), buyers will get a wrist strap, two AA batteries, the SEGA gaming CD, the AIWI setup CD, a gaming manual, and some much needed exercise.
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