Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
This futuristic looking, potentially unwieldy remote was created out of Play-Doh.
Why they mention it in the press release is a mystery, but the Cyclops remote was first crafted out of Play-Doh. Then again, they spell it "Play Dough" so it could easily have been from a non Hasbro branded doughy play substance. But that's hardly the point.
The Cyclops is neat looking, but it's really hard to get a feel for the practicality of the device. It's round and it looks big. The size isn't specified, but it's either too large to use practically, or it's comfortably small with buttons that are way too small to use.
The goal is for the Cyclops to be the only controller you'll ever need. It's got a full QWERTY keyboard and plenty of controls, all laid out to be used by – apparently – your thumbs.
Genos, the company behind the Cyclops, says that it's ready to go to full scale manufacturing. The company is currently looking for distribution, and hopes to have these out for Christmas.
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