toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

ROCCAT Studios lets gamers control PC with a smartphone

updated 04:30 pm EST, Tue March 6, 2012

PC gamers get Power-Grid accessory app for iOS

ROCCAT Studios, a German gaming peripherals maker, is showing off its new Power-Grid product at the current CeBIT show. The iPhone and iPod touch app includes four home screens called grids and allows gamers to view PC status and control games. Three have tools preloaded, with the fourth entirely customizable by the user.

The first grid, called the Incoming Center, will show users incoming calls and texts as well as messages from Facebook, Skype, and other chat or social media programs. The Stats Control grid shows vital PC info such as hard drive space, network traffic, and more. The Sound Control grid lets users adjust gaming audio through their phone, be it in-game or the PCs. The fourth grid lets users create macro buttons for favorite games or timers for food prep, for example.

The app requires the Power-Grid Launcher on the PC in order to sync with the phone.

The company also promises ROCCAT Smart Gear is coming before year's end, where gamers can dock their smartphones. The Project Phobo keyboard with a slot for the phone (shown below) is the first to come out, though pricing or dates aren't yet known.

The app requires a Wi-Fi-equipped PC to work and the latest version of iOS. An Android version is promised to debut at the Gamescom 2012 show in August.










by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. WiseWeasel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    bah

    Well this seems like a dumb idea. Who's got time to look away from your monitor in the middle of a game to study this little screen and find the right control, since there's no tactile feedback...

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented