Grifta is the modular gamepad that transforms into multiple configurations

By Shawn Knight
Feb 14, 2015
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  1. Gamepads haven't really changed much over the years. Sure, they've evolved with the addition of more buttons, joysticks, triggers and haptic feedback but they're still more or less a one-size-fits-all design dictated by the manufacturer. A product heading to Kickstarter...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,378

    Who needs buttons on a banana? :)
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,378   +2,167

    Diddy Kong, obviously.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,531   +835

    Designed by michael bay
  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,526   +683

    Looks pretty interesting to me!
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,298   +665

    "A product heading to Kickstarter on Monday aims to reinvent the gamepad in a way that makes you wonder why it hasn’t been done before."

    It *has* been done before. There are a number of tablet/phone controllers like this as well as a couple transformable and split-handle Japanese models for consoles. Can't remember any names off the top of my head but I was seeing this kind of thing nearly two years ago.
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  7. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Thats what they call "Innovation"
  8. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,322   +263

    I Thought that's what Apple called it...:p
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  9. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 819   +385

    I want that...superman shirt! :D
  10. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,142   +483

    None of them looked happy to be using it :p
    All I can say to them is....
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I agree, but if you think about it, whoever can do the task the best will truly "innovate", even if it means taking an idea from some other person and refining it. Yeah it will be stealing in a way, but if someone can find a way to refine it to a point of practicality, than it is ultimately worth it I guess-as long as they credit the original idea creator.
  12. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 249   +106

    I am not giving my money to anyone named "Grifta."

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