Strangely Cooler Master has taken to Kickstarter this week to launch its new 2014 analogue ControlPad, offering a mechanical keypad with the Power of Aimpad Pressure Sensitive Technology. Designed to provide users with a programmable shortcut pad for applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Designer and more is a smaller keyboard control pad for gaming. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Cooler Master ControlPad.
ControlPad features 24 mechanical keys available in Cherry MX Red or Gateron Red switch types and is fully programmable using the supplied software. Other features include a removable wrist rest, two precision scroll wheels, fully RGB backlit, and brushed aluminium casing.
ControlPad is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges available from $55 or roughly £42. If all goes well and the Kickstarter campaign is successful, backers can expect to receive their controller sometime during May 2019. “Cooler Master is proud to present ControlPad, an innovative new control method for gamers, creative professionals, musicians and everyone in between. Designed as a passion project from the ground up, ControlPad aims to change the way we interact with games and our most used applications by introducing analog control into a mobile keypad.”
“How do we accomplish analog control in a mechanical switch? We measure how far down the mechanical switch is pressed using an infrared LED. The light emitted from the LED is reflected off the bottom of the key and an infrared sensor measures how much light is reflected. If a low amount of light is reflected we know that the key is at its highest point. If a higher amount of light is reflected, we know that the key is moving closer to the sensor. “
For more details and full specifications together with a full list of all available pledge options jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page created by Cooler Master.
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