iGUGU Gamecore Hands-on at Engadget

The guys over at Engadget managed to get their hands on an iGUGU Gamecore at CES, and they provided good insight on the product. Here’s their “review”:

Alright, we got a chance to check out iGUGU’s Gamecore setup, and we’re simultaneously impressed and disappointed. The fact that for $80 you can get all the hardware necessary to beam your PC video to your TV wirelessly and control games with a full QWERTY wireless controller is just plain great. We also love the form factor of the controller, since it’s basically a clone of the Xbox 360 controller — a little shameless, but our hands and fingers don’t seem to mind. Unfortunately, the drawbacks are many. First and foremost, iGUGU’s software is pretty abysmal, and for all its seeming attempts at simplifying access to games and media in a “TV friendly” manner, it only serves to complicate such actions. The second problem is that we’re just not sure a trackball could really serve to satiate the desire of most PC games for a mouse control. We tried out a FPS and would’ve much preferred a joystick nub for aiming the camera, and while there’s an accelerometer built into the controller, it felt overly sensitive in the racing game we tested — and has rarely been proven to be much beyond a gimmick in the console world outside of very specifically targeted software. That said, the Xbox-style triggers and shoulder buttons are great, and the QWERTY keyboard is uncomfortably cheap but very usable. Perhaps for lower-impact games that don’t involve the precision of a shooter or a racer we could see this working, but we’re unconvinced we’d really enjoy the majority of the “27,000 available PC games” at this thing’s disposal. Check out a video of it in action after the break.

–Paul Miller, Engadget

iGUGU Shots:

[Engadget]

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