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3.0 out of 5 stars Seems like a great concept but is difficult to deal with, November 26, 2011
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This review is from: The PEREGRINE Wearable Interface - Medium Glove (Personal Computers)
First of all let me say that regardless of what experience you have with this product, their support is top notch. The software isn't really ready for primetime but the support people guided me through getting it working.

I purchased the Peregrine to play controller based MMOs. The concept is sound and the glove behaves as you would think it would. For the most part I have been able to play with the controller and glove combo in both FFXIV and Star Trek Online. The glove allows me to leave the keyboard in the way I wanted but still be able to hit those number keys without the lag multiple controller key presses would give you. This was great, although some of the finger combos are a little difficult for my large hands to contort into.

One thing I can say is comfort for me was not as good as some people have indicated. First the thumb mesh is not comfortable at all, it pinches the end of your thumb. Maybe this will change over time but after several weeks of use it still isn't broken in the way I would like. Secondly the overall glove does let my hand breath enough not to totally sweat and short the glove out but I don't find it as breathable as some people have indicated. Personally I think the glove that they used could have been made much more comfortable. For something so expensive they should have a way to size more acurately thus allowing you to pick your actual glove size and get a better fit.

Another complaint that I have is typing. If you need to use this with any sort of tactile feedback device like a keyboard beware. The site suggests that with practice that you can hit your desired words per minute. I guess if you hunt and peck your way to 30-40 wpm then yes, but for someone that types at a really high rate I can tell you this is going to slow you down and your correction rate will go way up. No way you would want to type on this, and I wore the glove for a whole day of working to try and acclimate myself to typing with the glove.

This glove is good for a niche product but I don't think that it will be ready for prime time any time soon. It seems to be geared towards anything you are playing without the keyboard. Perhaps someone will come up with a controller with more buttons instead.
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K. Schaab
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