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Logitech Unveils ChillStream Controller for PC with Build-in Cooler

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    Logitech today unveiled a new game controller with an innovative built-in fan-based cooling system, designed to keep the hands of gamers cool and dry — even during intense competition. The Logitech ChillStream controller for PC is the only new game controller to offer this exclusive, patented technology.

    “We´re always evaluating the different kinds of materials and technologies that can help make the gaming experience more comfortable,” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech´s director of product marketing for gaming. “But for intense action-games, there is nothing that can substitute for moving air — it´s the best way to keep hands cool and dry. These new controllers offer Logitech´s unique ChillStream hand-cooling technology without compromising on the size and design of the controller. And the fan is extremely quiet — you´ll know it´s on only because you can feel the air cooling your hands.”

    Logitech ChillStream Technology
    Logitech´s exclusive ChillStream Technology includes a built-in 40 mm fan that circulates up to 3.41 cubic feet of air every minute, while generating very little noise. Because of the fan´s compact size, Logitech can deliver the ChillStream feature in a standard-size controller. Three narrow vents on each side of the controller push air directly onto the four fingers, the base of the thumb and the palm of the hand — the three areas of the hand that need cooling most. The air stream has three settings — continuous, interval, or off. In the interval mode, the air stays on for 15 seconds, then turns off for 30 seconds. The air vents are recessed from the surface of the controller and rubber linings surrounding the vents are flush with the surface — making the vents barely noticeable to the touch during gaming.

    Logitech ChillStream controller for PC
    The plug-and-play, full-speed USB Logitech ChillStream controller for PC works on Windows® XP computers (with the latest service pack), and will work with Windows® Vista™ when Microsoft´s new operating system becomes available. The controller´s stylish silver-and-black color scheme is accented by the metal grille covering the air intake at the base of the controller. The controller features Logitech´s patented floating D-pad, which uses four points of contact instead of a single pivot point — a design that resists side-to-side tipping inherent in other controllers, making the controller more precise. The controller´s analog stick has been machine-tested to perform at least one million circular revolutions, ensuring that it can handle the rigors of gaming over a long period of time. The Logitech ChillStream controller for PC will be available in the U.S. and in Europe, beginning in September. It has a suggested retail price of $39.99 in the U.S.

    Source: Logitech
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    Sweet....but....

    Nyko was the first out with controllers that cool your hands using fans... (see PS2 and XBOX) Im surprised they never brought it to the PC market though. This is an extremely good controller especially with it coming from Logitech. I cant wait to get one, 40 bucks is a good deal.
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    nah ill just stick with my playstation stlye pad since most of the football (soccer) games are made for it
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    I think I'll stick with my keybord and mouse, one of the reasons I game more on my PC then my consoles, I prefer the keyboard, mouse combination.
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    na man I have a PC controller for at least a year with buuilt in coolers for your hands
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    It looks like a 360 controller
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    It looks like a 360 controller, but I will stick with my rumblepad :)
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    Man, the jap seat can keep my ass cool, this baby can keep my hands cool. How much more luxury can you get? :laugh:

    Now if only they had some USB foot message as well... Gaming doesn't get sweeter than this =P
  9. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Nyko did have air-cooled controllers for PS2 and Xbox, but only an air-cooled mouse for PC. Some do like keyboards better than controllers, but when it comes to playing NBA Live and Madden NFL, controllers are better IMO. I feel more comfortable to a PS2-style controller on a PC than an Xbox/360-stylre controller.
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    imo ps2 controllers just seem to work better for almost any game. the only games i use mine for are racing sims (no steering wheel) and driving in general. i use a joystick for flying and kb/mouse for everything else. theres just no need for the xbox style
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    Yup...Halo maybe, but that's all I could think of that's good w/ an Xbox style controller.
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    Nyko WAS first

    Sorry to burst Logitech's bubble but Nyko had a fan cooled controller pad for PC years ago. I have had one for abot 2 years now. I don't know what people are talking about them only having it available for xbox and ps2, but I am looking at a Nyko Airflo Ex sitting on my desk as I type this....

    Logitech need a good kick in the pants for claiming incorrectly that they were first!
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    so wrong I have a NYKO controller for my pc with chilling fans

    NYKO AIRFLO EX

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