Pimp your controller and smite your foes with the N-Control Avenger
The N-Control Avenger is designed to give gamers an advantage over their opponents
Those that think video game controllers are already complicated enough with their array of joysticks, direction pads, face buttons and triggers might balk at the sight of the N-Control Avenger but, despite its imposing appearance, the device is actually designed to make accessing a controller’s various buttons easier and faster. Not only that, the device allows users to customize hair triggers and reach all a controllers face buttons with the exception of the A button without taking their thumbs off the analogue sticks.
Designed as an external shell that fits around an existing Xbox controller, the Avenger allows gamers to make better use of their digits. Instead of relying on just the thumbs and index fingers, the Avenger allows gamers to utilize their middle fingers to control face buttons via adjustable levers. The Avenger allows gamers to simultaneously access nine functions and can be tuned like a fine instrument via sensitivity adjusters and adjustable high-precision tension straps that can be used to customize a hair trigger and give a split-second advantage over opponents.
The Avenger is designed to fit Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controller and comes with a stabilizer stand to ensure your arms aren’t weighed down by all the gaming goodness. It is shipping now and will be available at the introductory price of US$39.99 ahead of a planned increase to $59.99.
N-Control also has a PS3 version in the works that is expected to ship in Q3 2011, while a Special Edition Avenger designed for the Razer Onza controller is due in Q4 2011.
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That controller looks pretty wicked. Too bad we humans only have 10 fingers but I think its enough for controlling the most extreme gamepads.
DO NOT BUY THIS!!! My fiance purchased this for me back in November at over 70 bucks (tax & shipping) as a Christmas gift and we still have yet to recieve. First it was next shipment then the next. After hundreds of calls with no answer/voicemail and no returns we finally got a hold of someone at NControl. They promised to refund the money after we made purchase in time for the \"next shipment\". That was supposed to be here early February. Now we are being told end of March, we still have not had the original 70 dollars returned and have nothing to show for it. Purchase from this company only if you wish to throw your money away.
I got one of these and attached to my original xbox 360 controller. Left it a week and started playing. Within 10 seconds the attachment disconnected from the controller. I squeezed it back on and reattached it and again it just came off. This happened a few times. I contacted the company and was told I had a non standard battery fitted. I said I didn\'t and this was the case with both controllers which I tried. They insisted I did have a non standard battery (basically calling me a liar or stupid) and after selling 10000 units no one else had complained.
They did agree to send another but after 3 weeks still nothing. I can\'t recommend a product that does not work or a company that does not stand by it\'s word or it\'s guarantee.
Do not waste your money.
How many pieces does it break into when the controller gets dropped or knocked onto the floor?
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