mLani Studios is gearing up for a spring release for the MoBi, a wireless PlayStation 3 and PC controller that's one part mouse, one part analogue stick.
The MoBi basically takes a PlayStation 3 controller and splits it in half. Movement is controlled by the analogue stick on the bit held in the left hand, while a 2000 DPI, 500 megahertz laser mouse takes the place of the right analogue stick. It's mouse and keyboard control, only without the pesky keyboard taking up all that room. Of course you'll still need a flat surface for the mouse, but that's what TV trays are made for.
On a PC, the MoBi functions like any other laser mouse, with the WASD keys mapped to the analogue stick on the left hand device.
Could this be the future of first-person shooters on the PlayStation 3? Probably not. It's very attractive, and it certainly looks comfortable, but I've spent years getting used to the PlayStation controller, to the point where introducing a new setup would probably just make me worse than I already am.
Then of course there is the question of price, which mLani has yet to address. We expect to know more closer to the MoBi's release this spring.
So speak up, first-person shooter fans! Buy or pass?