VR Controllers

Exclusive: Cloudhead Games Goes In-depth with Knuckles EV2 & Predecessors

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since the SteamVR Knuckles controllers were first revealed using a demo of our game,...

Valve Shipping Knuckles to “Hundreds” of Developers, Mass Production Could Be Next

Alongside the reveal of the revamped Knuckles controllers that Valve shared last week, third party developers have confirmed they've begun receiving the new EV2 version...

Valve Reveals Latest Knuckles Dev Kit & New ‘Moondust’ Tech Demo

Since announcing the 'Knuckles' controller prototype all the way back in 2016, Valve has been relatively quiet about its progress outside of a select...

Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

While it's exciting to start seeing 6DOF standalone VR headsets like the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo, both unfortunately include a 3DOF controller which...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VRDK to Offer Ultrasonic 6DOF Controller Tracking

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 VRDK, a VR headset reference design for hardware and software developers, is now offering 6DOF controller input with ultrasonic tracking. Qualcomm's...

VirZOOM Closes $5.5M Seed Funding to Develop Second Generation of VR Bike Kit

VirZOOM, makers of VR arcade exercise games and the VirZOOM Bike Controller, announced the successful closure of a $5.5 million seed funding round which the...

HTC: Vive Pro to Launch With Updated Wand Controller, Not Valve’s ‘Knuckles’

HTC says that the new Vive Pro controllers, due out later this year, will be an updated version of the current Vive wands, rather than...
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Hands-on: Tactical Haptics’ New Controllers Let You Switch Your Grip on the Fly

This week at CES 2018, Tactical Haptics debuted a new prototype of their haptic VR controller which allows the devices to attach and detach on...

Tactical Haptics’ New Prototype VR Controller Shapeshifts to Fit Your Game

Tactical Haptics’ newly developed haptic controller prototype uses mechanical sockets that allow them to be mated in different configurations on-the-fly, in order to match...
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‘Haptic Shape Illusion’ Allows VR Controllers to Simulate Feel of Physically Larger Objects

In a study lead by Eisuke Fujinawa at the University of Tokyo, a team of students created a procedure for designing compact VR controllers...
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Developer Shows Microsoft’s VR Controllers in Action

Earlier this week we shared our first hands-on with Microsoft's VR controllers, but at the time the company didn't allow us to document the...

Hands-on: Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” VR Motion Controllers

Microsoft debuted the lengthily-named "Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers" back in May, but until now we haven't had a chance to actually try them...
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Developer Videos Show Valve’s Knuckles Controllers in Action

New footage of Valve’s new ‘Knuckles’ controllers has emerged over the past few days, as developers begin to test out the new device. The...

Valve’s Knuckles Controllers Get Ergonomic Improvements, Begin Arriving at Devs’ Doorsteps

Having done the core R&D for what would become the Vive controllers, Valve is continuing to iterate on VR input. The company's new 'Knuckles'...
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Microsoft Reveals Motion Controllers for Mixed Reality Headsets Coming This Holiday

Today Microsoft has unveiled their Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers. The controllers fill in a major gap in Microsoft’s strategy to become the "most complete...
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