The Chameleon X-1 Is Both Mouse And Gamepad? Witch! Burn The Witch!

Let me just say that when this thing was first brought to my attention, I made just about the sourest “skeptical face” I’ve ever made, and that’s saying something. But I’m going to be honest, when I saw what they’d done, I relaxed a bit, though my skepticism is still mostly intact. I mean, there are so many ways this thing could have totally sucked, but it looks like it could actually be pretty decent. It’s impossible to say without trying it, of course, but it passes the smell test — barely.

The X-1 is by Shogun Bros, who either have a great sense of translation humor or need to hire a different localization service. Believe your eye, indeed. But hey, it’s the product that matters, and it’s pretty clear they’ve based their device on two solid devices: the Logitech G-series mice and the Dual Shock controller.

I’m sure it’d be a better controller if the buttons stuck out a bit more, and it’d probably be a better mouse if it didn’t have a controller stuck on the bottom. But hey, it could have been a lot worse.

[via Gearlog and SlashGear]