Universal gamepads, ultimate car mounts and more [Crowdfund Roundup] | Cult of Mac

Universal gamepads, ultimate car mounts and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


ALL Controller
ALL Controller lets you game on anything.
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Crowdfund Roundup bugMany of us own more than one console, which makes finding and replacing the right controllers a real pain. But not if you have ALL Controller, the gamepad that’s compatible with almost any system — and fully customizable.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have the ultimate smartphone car mount, a top that warms you up on cold winter mornings, and more!

Qlyx — the ultimate smart mount

You should avoid using your iPhone behind the wheel, but sometimes you need it for things like turn-by-turn navigation. When you do, you need to make sure it’s easy to see so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. That’s what Qlyx is for.

It promises to be “the ultimate smart mount.” Its design is sleek so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb on your dash, and it holds onto your phone using a super-strong magnet that works even through a case. You can mount at any angle to suit you, and detaching is quick and easy.

With the Qlyx companion app, you can get traffic data, driving statistics, weather, and more. And if you use an Android, you can setup the built-in NFC tag to launch apps like Waze, Spotify, and Google Maps.

Qlyx isn’t just useful; it’s also affordable, with prices starting at just $18 on Kickstarter. Make a pledge to secure yours now before shipping starts this October.

ALL Controller — the universal and customizable gamepad

If you game on a number of different devices, you will have a whole bunch of different controllers for each one. But with ALL Controller, you’ll only ever need one. This universal gamepad is compatible with the most popular consoles and mobile devices.

You can connect it to all your consoles, computers, smartphones, and tablets and seamlessly switch between them. It supports 11 USB drivers and 7 Bluetooth drivers — all wirelessly — and can be connected to PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more.

What’s more, ALL Controller is fully customizable, so you can map your buttons exactly as you want them. Pre-order yours today with a pledge of CA$55 or more through Kickstarter.

E-skin — turn yourself into the controller

If you don’t want to use a controller at all, like when you’re enjoying virtual reality, check out E-skin. It’s a suit that turns you into a controller, so guiding your character through a game is as intuitive as moving your arms and legs.

E-skin can also be used for other nifty things, like analyzing your golf swing, keeping an eye on your posture while you work, and more. It’s built to be cool and comfortable, and just as durable as a regular shirt.

Don’t get too exciting just yet, though, because the controller of the future isn’t cheap. To secure yours, you’ll need to make a pledge of at least $479 through Kickstarter.

PolarSeal — the heated top

While we’re on the subject of futuristic apparel, be sure to check out PolarSeal, the top that provides heat at the touch of a button. It’s designed to keep you toasty on cold winter morning and during sub-zero sports like skiing and snowboarding.

PolarSeal offers three heating levels and two heating zones, which you can control with simple buttons built into its sleeve. Its built-in battery is rechargeable and can be topped up using the same power bank you use for your phone.

If you want to stay warm this winter, secure your PolarSeal pack with a pledge of HK$999 through Kickstarter.

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