Talon: World’s first smart ring gaming controller could change the way we play games
If a Silicon Valley start-up has its way, we could soon have our Wiis, X-boxes and Kinects replaced with a sub $100 gesture controlled smart ring. Titanium Falcon, a California-based gaming control gear start-up has developed, what it calls is the world’s first smart ring gaming controller, for which the company is planning to launch an Indiegogo Campaign in end of August to raise $300,000 funds. The smart ring called Talon measures less than 3.8mm in thickness; it pairs with any smart device and allows the user to play games with gesture controls.
The smart ring Talon syncs with a smart device (smartphone, tablet, TV smartwatch or even VR headset) via Bluetooth, and using an embedded 9-axis motion control sensor, the ring can convert user’s hand gestures to control a game or application.
The smart ring is compatible with all types of games including racing, sports and shooting games. The ring feature two action buttons for more control options and also boasts of 32-bite CPU, accelerometer, gyroscope and a compass.
Talking about Talon, Titanium Falcon Founder and CEO, Guo Juan said,
Talon will enable gamers to play games instantly at any place and time, free hand, while on the go. Users can play mobile games or control applications even when they are doing other things such as running, cooking, taking the bus and so on.
We believe our touch-less and motion controlled smart ring will change the way users play games forever.
Talon smart ring seems a good idea, and we are guessing the early gaming gear adaptors to love this, but it is important to notice that Talon isn’t the only smart ring supporting gesture controls. Fin ring by RHL Vision, an Indian start-up, morphs the hand into a gesture controlled digital touch interface to achieve any kind of action. Additionally, 16Lab is working on its own a ring-like wearable computer, which would also function as a e-wallet and a gesture controller.