If you haven’t heard of the Stinky Footboard it’s basically a PC controller that you use with your feet. It is designed to give gamers a competitive edge considering it adds, essentially, an extra button or even gamepad to add to a gamers already extensive arsenal. The Stinky Footboard will now enter production after the team who designed and made it successfully gained enough money through kickstarter. That campaign ended today. The initial goal was to raise $75,000 but $79,562 was pledged in total so well done to those who gave money and congratulations to the development team!
The controller will be available for sale in June for $119. Keep an eye out because that’s not too far away.
Benefits of the Stinky Footboard will include:
– Allows simultaneous actions such as in FPS games players can strafe, change guns and throw grenades without taking their fingers of the AWSD keys.
– Increases actions per minute (APMs) for RTS gamers.
– Makes it easier to access additional key bindings for MMO players.
– Shaves precious seconds off for eSports players.
– Simplifies controls for beginners.
Stephan Rivard had this to say about the Kickstarter Campaign:
“To be honest, we weren’t sure our Kickstarter would be successful. I mean, using your feet to control a computer sounds crazy the first time you hear it. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from the gamer community and their support during our campaign.”
The Stinky Footboard is said to be quite heavy duty and can withstand the, usually, crazed nature of a gamer with it being able to withstand and absorb a great deal of any abuse a gamer might dish out which is good to hear because I know I’M an angry gamer.
The Stinky Footboard will be compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.
Take a look at the Official Stinky Footboard Kickstarter video in the Featured Video section below for all the information on the Stinky Footboard outlined by the development team themselves and let us know what you think in the comments section just under that. For more info also head to the Stinky Footboard website.