Tuesday, March 11th 2008

Price of OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Confirmed: $159

TG Daily has learned that the price of OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) will be well below the predicted $299 price tag. Ryan Petersen, co-founder and CEO of OCZ Technology confirmed that the suggested retail price of the NIA will be $159. "We want people to buy the thing, not to just look at it and think that they cannot afford it," he said. "We don't care about making money off it, we care about making people love it," Petersen also added. OCZ officially announced the Neural Impulse Actuator on March 3, 2008. Mass production of the mind-controlled gaming device is set so start soon after the already finished CeBIT 2008.Source: TG Daily
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22 Comments on Price of OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Confirmed: $159

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Imagine how much more lazy a NIA would make us :laugh:

But yes, BUI will make for a much more efficient method of input, maybe as the technology shapes up, who knows, a page-full of text typed at the speed of a professional typist.
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#2
Firedomain
about time.... & at a much nicer price point then that emotive headset. & if i remember correctly OCZ's looks a shitload better being only a strap to put on ur head

crossing my fingers... cant wait 2 get 1 of these...
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#3
sinner33
I'm wondering if this would be any good for normal browsing? That be a selling point ot me if I can do all the clicking in my head :toast:
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#4
Firedomain
all the clicking is done mentally... but the mouse movement is still done by ur hand.... lets just hope this technology moves quickly enough to 1day eliminate the mouse... then the best gamers will b the autistic ones... rofl

HOLY HELL.... 5 SECONDS & HE GOT 50 FRAGS!!!!
ITS SUPER RETARD.....


OH MY GOD!!!!!!!..... i just realized..... my girlfriend will finally b able 2 sleep while im on my PC!!!! no more TAP TAP TAP & CLICK CLICK CLICK.... bugs me enough let alone her....
but im sure the loud HUM of my PC will begin 2 get on my nerves once im used 2 the silence from my interactions...
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#5
X-TeNDeR
Hey, what happens if someone scares you big time while you are hooked and gaming?

a. the computer gets a BSOD
b. you get a BSOD
c. you BOTH get a BSOD

:roll:

Nice starting price imo, i'm looking forward to trying this.
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#6
adrianx
ok, nice price

and same popular marketing done by OCZ :D


ok,

one big question

If an lighting strike hit the electric power line and I don't have an ups... I will be in heaven or I will be like in electric chair ?
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#7
sinner33
by: adrianx
ok, nice price

and same popular marketing done by OCZ :D


ok,

one big question

If an lighting strike hit the electric power line and I don't have an ups... I will be in heaven or I will be like in electric chair ?
That's a good question...... so should we hook this up to a quality surge protector, or even better yet a power conditioner to make our thoughts more responsive? :wtf:
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#8
Firedomain
im pretty positive theres no physical contact with any conductive parts... so i dont think were gonna need 2 worry bout the whole bbq thing...

as for being scared... my guess is the character will go in random directions & probably shoot a few times.... rofl..... imaging playing F.E.A.R. with a massive sound system in a pitch black room with this thing..... is it possible to virtually shit your pants?
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#10
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: malware
"We don't care about making money off it, we care about making people love it," Petersen also added.
I.E. We don't care about making money off it, we care about controlling people's minds with it! :p
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#11
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: malware
"We want people to buy the thing, not to just look at it and think that they cannot afford it," he said. "We don't care about making money off it, we care about making people love it,"
What ever happened to companies that thought this dearly of their customers?
I salute OCZ on this.
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#12
Firedomain
& at that price i can see them making a lot of money off it anyway!!! atleast there not like some other companies absolutely ripping everyone off something chronic *enter the birth of piracy*
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
OCZ's < $45 2000dpi LASER mouse pwned. Unfortunately it was very rare. Wish they also said "We want people from all over to be able to buy our things."
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#14
technicks
So how is this gonna work?:confused:
If i want to shoot someone do i have to think shoot or click? Or is it basically reading the brain so that it knows when to shoot.
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#15
W1zzard
by: Easy Rhino
I.E. We don't care about making money off it, we care about controlling people's minds with it! :p
yup .. ryan always said "go w1zzard, try it" but i refused :)
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#16
bretts31344
This is probably a very stupid question, but does it work with most games (like just replacing a keyboard) or do programs have to be developed/modded for it? I am probably sold if this works with most games.
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#17
1c3d0g
I'd really like to see a proper review of this thing before I shell out my cash. It's a very interesting device, and I'm extremely excited that we're one step closer towards controlling computers with our brains entirely without any physical contact (I hate typing on keyboards). :cool:
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
by: technicks
So how is this gonna work?:confused:
If i want to shoot someone do i have to think shoot or click? Or is it basically reading the brain so that it knows when to shoot.
It actually reads face muscles. For example, the accelerator in a car could be set to your mouth being open, change gears with your eyebrows and closing your mouth suddenly is the handbrake.

by: W1zzard
yup .. ryan always said "go w1zzard, try it" but i refused :)
Ryan loves his toys, lol.

by: bretts31344
This is probably a very stupid question, but does it work with most games (like just replacing a keyboard) or do programs have to be developed/modded for it? I am probably sold if this works with most games.
You use the software to bind it to keystrokes - so you set certain actions to certain keys, and set those keys in game.

The only things you cant do with this is aim (need a mouse), look stylish (your face would look retarded rofl) and depending on your bindings, voice chat/talking COULD prove hard.
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#19
ShadowFold
Might get one on xmas if my uncle's is good :p
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Firedomain
doesnt look like hes moving his face.......... there heads yes... but.... looks like another 1 of those toys that u'll "prow into"...... still would want some more reviews though


http://youtube.com/watch?v=f-XSlcPkwHY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TDiFX89VfMo
i know HOW it works, but i havent used one. It does use the muscles, and you can choose which ones - i dont know how MUCH you have to move them, but i was explained the examples i gave above by OCZ about the original prototype. If the new ones are more sensitive, htat will be a godsend.
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#22
Firedomain
they look pretty sensitive... although the guy trying 2 talk 2 ppl seemed 2 have a problem getting it to notice he was wanting to move again... doesn't look like there were many side affects to him talking to the camera though.....
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