View Full Version : Hydra wireless, how are the chances ?
08-02-2011, 09:13 AM
I always get jealous when i see vids with people using the original sixense controlers, simply because they are WIRELESS. I can't understand at all why Razer had to put this amazing device on wires.
How are our chances to see a wireless Hydra in the near future ?
Or is there a chance to get those Sixense Controlers somewhere ?
08-03-2011, 03:15 PM
Its not like you are forced to put the wires around your neck while you play or something.
People are so obsessed with wireless nowadays its weird.
But to provide some input on your question those videos you see are the prototype and I think i read somewhere that it had latency issues.
08-03-2011, 05:12 PM
Would you rather deal with batteries, Opadong?
08-03-2011, 11:08 PM
You could see the latency of those wireless controllers in some of the videos. Although I'm not sure if it was as a result of the controllers being wireless.
And it's natural for someone to want something like the Hydra to be wireless. I mean one of the benefits of the Hydra is that you don't need a surface to use it as you do a mouse. It makes far more sense for the Hydra to be wireless than a mouse. Although there is the problem of range, but I'm sure that can easily be increased with a stronger magnetic field or whatever.
OT, I actually think I would prefer the shape of those "sixense" wireless controllers. The Hydra is too fat for my liking.
08-04-2011, 07:18 AM
Yes, i do prefer wireless.
I don't have to put the cable around my neck, but it is close to that. I have to put the base to the back-right side of my chair on a Desk, what is the only place far enough away from the 27" Samsung LCD that causes jitter otherwise. The Y-cable gets really short for the left hand if it goes to the right side over the chair, so i have to throw the base cable to the front of the chair. Whenever i need to get up or want to put down the hydra i basicaly have to untie myself first.
It gets really ugly on GTA IV-style games where i use only 1 hydra controler together with a gamepad to have analog control for driving. The Y cable between the Hydra controlers is very short if you want to use only one of them. I also can't imagine playing sports games like Golf with a wired motion controller.
I have a wiimote connected to the PC aswell, sometimes i even prefer using those on less accuracy demanding games just because i won't have to worry about a cable. Batterys are no big issue on those, using regular eneloop NIMH akkus they last extremely long whlie switching the battery takes less than 1 minute.
Iceman put it in words pretty well, cables and motion control doesn't feel natural. How comfortable can you move if you are chained by a wire ?
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