Evil Controllers turns to crowd sourcing for their heavenly new idea.
Kickstarter has gotten a lot of press lately, good and bad, for their crowd funding ways. Whatever side of the argument you fall on, it’s undeniable that they have hit on a great solution for both gauging customer interest and funding great ideas that may have never seen the light of day without it. While it was originally more of an indie thing, more and more established companies are turning to the crowd funding giant to sell (and pay for) new products.
Evil Controllers is an established controller modification company that is committed to providing gamers with the things they really want in a controller – even if the manufacturers themselves are not. Says Evil President Adam Coe, “A lot of things keep the controller from evolving; it comes to money when it comes to production, some things need to be left out, sometimes it’s good for the gamer and sometimes it’s not.”
Evil Controllers’ Kickstarter idea is for an Xbox360 controller that contains a rechargeable lithium ion battery. This will allow for longer play in between charges, and a lighter controller to boot. They do not plan to redesign the controller itself; rather they want to improve the existing ones. As such, buyers can choose from either an entirely new controller with all of the new features installed, or a do it yourself kit that will allow you to easily witch out the battery pack on your existing controller. According to the Kickstarter page, this will provide:
• Familiar Xbox 360 Controller Ergonomic Feel
• Reduced Weight
• Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery. (Holds over 10 hours of game time.)
• Kill Switch (To disable your controller if it gets turned on by accident.)
• Air flow Vents (To ensure your battery lasts a lifetime.)
• 6 ft mini USB Cable (To charge your controller.)
• Maintains play n’ charge Compatibility (Charge with a play n’ charge cord.)