Novint Falcon 3D: Changing the World of Gaming
For years, I have seen the Novint Falcon on tech blogs everywhere, and the two-dimensional picture was not enough for me to figure out what it actually was. Nevertheless, there was a lot of anticipation for what I was told was a joystick.
I know that it doesn’t look like any type of game controller that you have ever seen, but trust me, it works. I had a chance to try it out at CES, and the weird arms that you see protruding out of the device is the joystick itself.
What the user does is grab the small ball on the front, and manipulates it for moving around in whatever game he or she is playing. It works really well on games with 3D graphics, especially First-Person Shooters.
In case you are wondering, you can move around quite freely, and the Novint controller sits very firmly on the desk. It even has a pistol attachment that make it perfect for playing games like Left for Dead.
The Falcon is about $199.99 and can be purchased at Amazon.com, CompUSA, J&R Music World, Tiger Direct, and other online and specialty retailers worldwide. As for the pistol attachment, the user will be expected to pay another $19.99.