Tag Archive: Controller


Best HOTAS Controller for PlayStation VR

Is there a HOTAS controller I can use with PlayStation VR?

Hands On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS) controllers are extremely popular in the flight simulator community and are now gaining a lot of traction in the VR world. These controllers essentially give you a ton of control over your airplane or spaceship, and you can also look and feel like a boss while playing. HOTAS controllers will usually have a familiar joystick for one hand and a  [Read More…]

NVIDIA SHIELD TV is now only $179, without the Shield Controller

The NVIDIA SHIELD TV – which was launched a few months ago for $ 199 – just received a price cut. With this discount, NVIDIA is obviously trying to divert customers away from the new Apple TV 4K which cost $ 199. The discounted SHIELD TV is offered with 16GB of storage on board and the SHIELD […]

Best Samsung Gear VR games with controller support

What Gear VR games need a controller?

Samsung built the Gear VR so it didn’t have to rely on a separate controller, and most of the time that is awesome. The touch panel on the side of the headset lets you move around quickly and swipe to perform many different actions in apps and games, and it’s a lot of fun. Sometimes, either because you don’t want a single arm getting tired from playing for an extended  [Read More…]

These new Star Wars drones are the most fun you can have with a controller

“This is not a toy. I can’t stress that enough.”

Propel CEO Darren Matloff stood six feet from me earlier this week, resting a tiny replica of the classic Tie Advanced fighter in his hand, with the most serious face he could muster as he uttered that phrase. It sure looked like a toy; in fact, it looked like a palm-sized drone I’d be able to fly around my office in a few days. But he was  [Read More…]

How to deal with controller issues on Daydream with Galaxy S8

Solve those controller issues with these tips!

Nobody ever wants to run into issues that make it difficult, or impossible, to enjoy some time in VR. This is especially true for Samsung Galaxy S8 users who are just getting used to everything that Daydream can deliver on. While controller issues with the Samsung Galaxy S8 can be frustrating, they can be dealt with.

We’ve got the details on what to do when your controller starts to act  [Read More…]

The $150 Rachio sprinkler controller can improve your lawn and lighten your wallet

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on Rachio sprinkler controller system!

If the rest of your home is already smart, why not your lawn, too? The Rachio 2nd gen Smart sprinkler controller is on sale at Woot. You can get the eight-zone controller for $ 150 or the 16 zone for $ 180. These prices include Woot’s $ 5 flat-rate shipping fee.

The eight zone sells for $ 188 on Amazon and rarely  [Read More…]

The 8bitdo Zero is an excellent Bluetooth controller that fits on a keychain

Game controllers are pretty big. But not this one, oh no.

It’s called the Zero and it’s from a company called 8bitdo, which is based in China and produces a lot of modern takes on old, retro gaming hardware. If you want a Bluetooth version of an original SNES or N64 controller, or perhaps want to use a wireless controller with an original NES system, chances are 8bitdo can take care of you.

The Zero isn’t a  [Read More…]

How to Fix Your PlayStation Aim Controller Not Charging

If your Aim controller won’t charge, don’t panic. It’s easy to fix! .

We’ve all been there. We have plans for how to use our hot new piece of tech, yet when we try to go and use it, it’s not working properly. One of the more common issues seen is the failure to charge, which can be one of the most frustrating because you don’t have any error codes or flashing lights to aid you in  [Read More…]

Dealing with Daydream Controller issues

How do I fix my Daydream controller?

There isn’t a lot that can go wrong with Google Daydream, due in no small part to the way it gets used, but when something does happen it’s usually a problem with the controller. This tiny accessory is a Bluetooth controller with directional sensors so Daydream knows where it is positioned in space, and while that’s incredibly cool it also means Bluetooth bugs can mess up a gaming session.

Here’s  [Read More…]

How to Fix Controller Lag in Star Trek: Bridge Crew

The fate of your starship depends on you! Don’t let lag ruin it!

Imagine this: you’re working in Engineering on the USS Enterprise. Three Klingon Birds-of-Prey are staring you down. Captain Kirk gives you the order to divert power to shields because torpedos are incoming. You mentally order your hands to move quickly over the console, but for some reason, it’s like you’re trapped in a Pakled’s body. Instead of quick moves, your hands slow to a  [Read More…]