Monday, April 16th 2007

Good Work Systems releases Fragpedal Elite

Berkeley, CA –April 2007 – Good Work Systems today announced the release of the Fragpedal Elite, a sleek new edition of their popular new dual-foot 4-button Fragpedal™ USB gaming foot pedal. The Fragpedal Elite follows in the “foot steps” of the original Fragpedal Classic released in early 2006, this time with a new button design nuanced for ultra-fast “twitch” response in First Person Shooters. Both models of the Fragpedal allow gamers to enter mouse and keyboard commands as well as sophisticated macros with both feet, a capability that has been wholeheartedly welcomed by PC gamers.

“Our feedback from gamers has been very enthusiastic,” explained Tony Davenport, the Design Team Leader for the product. “It’s not surprising as we designed the device in part from requests and feedback from our gaming mouse customers. We are happy to give gamers a way to get their feet into the game as well as their hands, as the added body involvement tends to make the gaming experience more immersive and fun.”

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“I had no idea how fast I was with my feet until I started gaming with the Fragpedal,” says John Frazier at Thinkgeek.com. “Amazingly, the coolest thing about the “Pedominator” for me was moving the fire button to my right foot. This lets me move the mouse with all my fingers and no firing distraction. I can’t believe how much that changed how I use the mouse. I can aim and strafe much more precisely now which by itself is a huge improvement to my game.”

The new button design of the Fragpedal Elite, which features gold-plated switch contacts for super conductivity, is tuned to allow a “very light” foot pressure to reduce the switch contact height by 50% so that just a twitch sets them off. The specially designed rubber buttons have no moving parts to break and are rated for 5 million presses.

The Fragpedal Elite is powered by embedded GWS PAL software which allows the buttons to send mouse and keyboard commands as well as complex timed macros making it ideal for game from First Person Shooters to MMORPGs. PAL™ Smart Button™ technology triples the usefulness of the 4 Fragpedal buttons by providing “Button Timing Intelligence” that enables the buttons to measure the duration of each press to conditionally send 1 of 3 different commands. Its embedded memory (32KB) stores programming for up to 30 games and an accompanying software applets automatically switches the profiles as you enter each. Its hardware based design requires no special drivers and allows it to plug and “just work” with Linux, Mac OSX and Windows OS including Vista.

The Fragpedal Elite has a MSRP of $79.95. It will be supported and available at an introductory price of $69.95 at Gamingmouse.com and other online and retail locations in early May 2007.

About Good Work Systems
Good Work Systems is an innovative American computer peripherals design company headquartered in Berkeley, California with a commitment to developing ergonomic input devices that increase performance and reduce operational stresses. In November of 2002, Good Work Systems introduced the world’s first optical gaming mouse, the RTR-720. The company has specialized in gaming peripherals since 2001 and is currently developing products for both the gaming and DIMAR (Digital Image Manipulation and Rendering) markets. All products run under the company’s flagship proprietary peripheral platform software, PAL™ (Peripheral Action Language) which enables customized, ergonomic, and intelligent operation of PC peripherals. Good Work Systems development team is an integral component of the company and the Fragpedal and other quality GWS products are efficiently assembled by American workers in the USA.

The Fragpedal and other cutting edge gaming peripherals are supported and available at Good Work Systems’ product sales site gamingmouse.com.Source: Gamingmouse
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5 Comments on Good Work Systems releases Fragpedal Elite

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Can someone get ahold of this and verify this please? Somehow, I dont see my feet being better than my hand and fingers.
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#2
Casheti
I wouldn't mind trying one of those, but I am pretty happy with mouse and keyboard.

Being able to aim freely with the mouse would be cool though...
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#3
jurrasstoil
I even have a hard time trying to grab something with my feet, how the heck am i supposed to "aim" with 'em on those two paddles?
I'd like to see an in-action video first :D
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#4
HaZe303
by: jurrasstoil
I even have a hard time trying to grab something with my feet, how the heck am i supposed to "aim" with 'em on those two paddles?
I'd like to see an in-action video first :D
lol, you dont aim with em??
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Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
by: WarEagleAU
Can someone get ahold of this and verify this please? Somehow, I dont see my feet being better than my hand and fingers.
We will be reviewing one in the near future!

cheers
DS
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