It's been a month since our last blog post (blogs are still a thing, right?). A lot has happened in that time and we are excited to tell you all about it! So let's dig in...
First off, we are having a booth at HyperTown (how can you not like something with a .pro domain)! HyperTown town is a PAX-ish Urban & e-sports festival in Latvia. It's about the games industry, e-sports, entertainment, streams, influencers, social media and the likes. There's even some cosplay! We'll be there on 15th and 16th February. If you are attending, please come by and say hi! You'll also get the opportunity to try out the keypad in different sizes with different palmrests.
It will be a great opportunity for us to practice for when we decide to set up at a bigger, international expos.
Speaking of bigger things, we finally implemented one of the most requested features in the keypad software./firmware - native analog support. Technically it's called XInput support, but simply put, the keypad now pretends to be an Xbox 360 controller as well. Which means you can set up the analog stick in Xbox 360 mode and the stick will allow full analog movement in games that support it (including Fortnite). You can uninstall those emulators now.
There's a new, but very niche, feature in the update as well - Analog + Keyboard mode. What it does - it makes the analog stick work both as an analog stick and a keyboard, basically, sending keyboard signals as well as analog stick signal, when you move it. Who would need such a weird feature, and why, you ask. It's Beaks. If set up properly, it helps with strafing in Fortnite, and maybe other games. You can get some more details in the video where Beaks uses foot pedals for the same effect. For most of you, the Xbox 360 Analog Stick setting will do just fine.
The update fixes the waking from sleep crash as well. If you find some bugs or issues with the new software or firmware, come tell us on Discord.
With this important update out of the way, we'll focus on a new version of the software with a lot more features and customization options.
Oh, and speaking of customization options, we have new colors for keypads - available now! You can see some beauty shots of them below.
Best of wishes,
We played around with the white color as well, with some amazing results. You can see them in our gallery. We haven't put them up for sale, but if you are interested, you can contact us.