Future of wireless peripherals


#1

The Ps3’s wireless controller has ~20 hours of battery life, which makes using it in a fight stick or by itself quite a hazzle…

To the rescue comes Nordic Semiconductors! http://www.nordicsemi.com. They claim to have a battery life spanning up to 10-20 YEARS using 2*AA batteries. On optical equipment (mouses etc) it ofc reduces significantly. They have recently struck a big deal with logitech.

I have a friend who is programming such an RF-module into my custom made fight stick and he promises me at least a full year of gaming until I must replace my 2*AA’s. In addition, the microchip controls a button-LED lightshow (can be turned off) and turbo functions.

Eventually the RF-sender will be in the stick and the receiver will connect to Ps3/PC with a usb dongle like this:

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Makes me kinda optimistic towards future wireless devices…


#2

What about lag?


#3

~1ms lag. Depends on the traffic intensity around the device (wifi etc)