A flat gamepad can't compete.  You can even use it with your gaming mouse.
A flat gamepad can't compete. You can even use it with your gaming mouse.

 

 

 Grifta - Morphing Gamepad

www.playgrifta.com 

On Kickstarter Mon 16th

The Grifta is a modular gamepad system. It consists of a left unit, a right unit, and connector module. Together they create an advanced gamepad with superior performance and ergonomics.

The typical console gamepad has been developed over the years to be a compact “one size fits all” device. The ergonomic principle is: fingers and thumbs must be arranged around the flat plane of the main PCB (Printed Circuit Board). The PCB is the rigid electronic board upon which the joysticks and buttons are fixed to and it’s this unsophisticated sandwich construction layout that dictates the ergonomics. The tail is wagging the dog!

 

 

A Gamepad can be so much more

Our solution is to bring the gamepad components to the fingers and thumbs. The triggers, buttons, joystick, and D-Pad are placed to suit the ergonomics of the human hand, and not for the convenience of a simple manufacturing package.
Flat-plane approach vs. ergonomic approach. “Bring the components to the fingers and thumbs”

A Gamepad can be so much more

Our solution is to bring the gamepad components to the fingers and thumbs. The triggers, buttons, joystick, and D-Pad are placed to suit the ergonomics of the human hand, and not for the convenience of a simple manufacturing package.
Flat-plane approach vs. ergonomic approach. “Bring the components to the fingers and thumbs”

Flat-plane approach vs. ergonomic approach. “Bring the components to the fingers and thumbs”

 

Two individual Grifta units snap together create a no compromise gamepad.
The Grifta is not a concept or prototype

We’ve been working with our manufacturing partner in East Asia over the last 18 month to ensure the realisation of a robust product launch. The production tooling and electronic components for the left hand unit are complete. The first units have been produced and are ready for volume production.

The right hand unit is an exact mirror image of the left one, with one exception: the ABXY Button. There are a few cosmetic tweaks to be done to the injection moulding tools such as the surface texture. The PCBs also need a small amount of refinement, but nothing that will hold up our delivery schedule. Player feedback has pointed out that the thumb-sticks must be the concave type and not dome shaped.

 

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