Razer's more typical controllers are easy to describe: mice, keyboards
and joysticks usually comprise the company's line. But the Hydra is
something entirely different. It's a new set of motion sensing
controllers, and while they were announced first a few months back,
they're just now being put on sale. Naturally, the timing here is
perfectly place; they'll be available as a standalone product or
alongside Portal 2, which is storming the digital shelves right now.
worked closely with Valve and Sixense to build these, particularly the
exclusive Portal 2 content that showcases the power of motion controls.
The full version of the game plus the exclusive Portal 2 content will be
available in a special edition bundle with the Razer Hydra. It's a
somewhat familiar concept by this point; the Wii and Kinect have people
"understanding" the concept of using motion controls, but these utilize
one-to-one tracking for enhanced precision.
Outside of Portal 2,
the Hydra is compatible with over 125 games (and growing), and they are
being called a first of their kind in the PC gaming realm. The Hydra +
Portal 2 bundle will sell for $139.99, with pre-orders starting in May
(and shipments in June).