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Posted: May 10th 2010 6:11PM Rialle said

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I love the Powerglove... err.... I mean Peregrine.
It's so bad.

Posted: May 10th 2010 6:12PM Rialle said

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I love the Peregrine.
It's so bad.

Posted: May 10th 2010 6:14PM BelShamharoth said

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I've been using it for EVE for about a month and a half now, and all I can say it that it works great for me.

I have F1-12 bound to the easiest to get at pads, and shift/alt/ctrl bound to the palm pad. With the F keys and 3 modifiers I can use just the glove and mouse, and ignore the keyboard completely. I've yet to encounter a command I can't key.

Posted: May 11th 2010 11:39AM breezer said

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Yeah because EVE is entirely point and click.

For twitchy games, you have to be able to WASD and hotkey at the same time.
I don't see how this would be useful at all.

It's unfortunate because using WASD + hotkeys for games like WoW with a bajillion abilties is definitely not ideal. Not only do your fingers get tied in knots, butthe easily, quickly accessible hotkeys become prime real estate and you end up having to decide which important abilities get subjected to the more out of reach hotkeys.

This glove is definitely not the answer. Especially at that ridiculous price.
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Posted: May 11th 2010 1:45PM (Unverified) said

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...wait, you use the keyboard to move in WoW? Most people I'm aware of use the mouse to move. Keeps their fingers free for hotkeys.
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Posted: May 11th 2010 2:43PM (Unverified) said

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Hey Joseph - that's awesome. We don't currently have any keymaps specifically for EVE. Would you be interested in providing your keymap file for the Summit section of the Peregrine website?

Even more awesome would be a few tips and tricks we could provide to other Peregrine customers who want to use the glove with EVE. Drop us a line at: press@theperegrine.com.

Thanks!
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Posted: May 10th 2010 7:33PM (Unverified) said

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Just another gimmick to go the way of the Powerglove, VirtualBoy, and 3D glasses ( and yes, 3D vision is a passing fad gimmick now just as it was in the '50s ).

Posted: May 10th 2010 9:01PM Slowrollin said

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Powerglove sucked. Vboy was fail on so many levels(still got a migraine all these years later). I don't see this as being in the company of those massive nintenfails. 3d is a fad? Right.
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Posted: May 10th 2010 10:10PM (Unverified) said

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For $20, I'd buy one just to play around with. For $160, there's no way I'll ever buy one. The cost and effort to DIY an equal or better version is not that high.

The really sad part is that it's really a very simple device which shouldn't cost that much to fabricate. They could be making a killing at a lower price point.

Posted: May 11th 2010 2:47PM (Unverified) said

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Appreciate the feedback on price. It's actually an extremely sophisticated piece of hardware with a rather complicated manufacturing process. Fabric, electronics, and the micro-wound traces - plus the detachable pod and all the electronics in there. The same technology is also part of a military contract, by the way.

We're just starting out, so the price we're offering the Peregrine at is realistic given manufacturing scale, as well as the durability of the product and robustness of our customer service.
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Posted: May 11th 2010 6:24AM Zeeth said

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So I can fiddle around with a crazy glove (That from what I read does nothing but cause problems) or I can simply hit a hotkey?

Why would I spend 20$ on this again?

Posted: May 12th 2010 2:38AM Cendres said

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Hey I've seen mittens that warm your hands when you type for 20$, you just need to plug them into a USB port. No joke.

This has at least a bit more features. ;P
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Posted: May 11th 2010 9:17AM (Unverified) said

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Any comments as to which is preferred this or the N52te?

I have a n52te and loved it so far and would miss losing the thumbhat capability.

Posted: May 11th 2010 10:53AM (Unverified) said

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I have a n52te as well, I use it in EVE, Cyrsis, and STO. I haven't yet been able to setup the thumbhat for the WASD in so I use them for powers in Crysis & STO. The configuration tool is nice.

For EVE I have the F1 to F8 on the top two rows, then other keys set to the bottom three. Shift, Ctrl, and Esc on the left. Alt on the round thumb-button and space on the big one.

The letters are already wearing off on mine so that's a bit of a bummer.

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Posted: May 11th 2010 10:07AM Stormwaltz said

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"You've probably seen the ads for this new glove, because they're everywhere."

Another reason to be grateful for Adblock.

Posted: May 11th 2010 10:56AM (Unverified) said

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Give us Virtual Reality headset already... oh wait it's still 2010.

Posted: May 11th 2010 2:25PM (Unverified) said

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Honestly, I think the Peregrine is only good for art programs where your stylus is usually central, leaving your left hand to explore into the vacant space adjacent to your keyboard naturally. The ability to rest your hand in any position is an added bonus.

At worst, however, it gives your thumb 4 extra buttons to work with on a normal WASD setup. It's not useless, just not worth the money.

Posted: May 11th 2010 10:20PM (Unverified) said

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Building it that way would be costly - but it sounds like it should be more durable, which is nice if the device as a whole holds up well long-term. And manufacturing scale is always a pain.

It would be interesting to try pairing this with a PNI SpacePoint sensor module (accel + gyro + Hall effect).

Posted: May 13th 2010 11:20AM Snow Leopard said

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I would get something like this only if it came in pairs with the other one controlling movement. Having to sit down while waving and pinching my hand doesn’t seem to solve any of the current issues I have with mmo controlling. I’d rather be able to stand up in front of my screen and wave my wands. MMO’s are one of the most time-expensive genres out there, if I could get even a bit of exercise during the time I play Wow I would have the body of a god.

Posted: May 15th 2010 4:57PM (Unverified) said

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Probably not.
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