Essential Reality P5 Gaming Glove
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- Lightweight, ergonomic design for easy, intuitive play. Weighs just 4.5 oz.
- The first widely available virtual 3D controller
- Mouse-mode compatible with any application
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The P5 drivers have been open sourced. Not usefull for the average user but there are people out there, like myself, that are making changes to the code. Simply download the latest driver from the group shown below and replace the existing and your good to go.
These changes add filters to the 6 degrees of freedom to prevent the jitters. The changes also prevent the random mouse movement when outside the "mouse pad." There is also a program called Programmable Input Emulator (P.I.E.) that allows you to map movements to actions. This allows you to bind your pointer finger to the key that fires your gun... PIE allows you to bind almost any periferal to any other. ie, Link the up arrow to scroll the mouse up. Macros are also handled...wave your hand and have a complex move be performed automaticaly. Also in PIE is Voice to Action and Text to Speech.
This and more info is available free at the yahoo group "P5GLOVE".
The P5 might not be sold in stores anymore but it is far from dead.
...Oh, Don't buy a Nostromo N50...get a Nostromo N52...much better for games ;)
The glove is an interesting device. It fits your hand very well and everything is pretty well thought-out (finger movements, certain clicking combinations, etc.) The problem is in the execution. You need to keep your hand within a certain distance from the receiver, or the signal gets messy and the mouse pointer on the screen starts going nuts. Think of it as a mouse pad in the air. You move off the mouse pad, and the signal becomes erratic. Problem is, with the real mousepad, you can see its boundaries. With this "invisible pad", you can't, and find yourself straying off to the sides or top or bottom quite a lot. I suppose with a lot more practice, I could become as proficient at it as I am with the mouse, but since I've had many years of practice with the mouse... I'll stick to that, and use the glove if I feel wacky.
Conclusion: Its original going price of over $100 was ridiculous. For $20, it's a fun little toy that you may be able to make use of. Or maybe not. Just don't expect to be able to do magic with it right out of the box.
Its very uncomfortable to wear and you can't adjust it for size at all, it struggles to work in almost all light conditions, in FPS its horribly jumpy and slow to respond to your movments and shots.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
old software, doesn't really work as expected but does not reflect on Amazon, just an old product itselfPublished 12 months ago by Steve C
I haven't gotten this yet, I just ordered it this morning, so I'll edit this if I have to. I did some research on this item. Read morePublished on November 12, 2006 by K. Gleason
It was a great game and i loved playing with it. I cant beleive the person who thinks it a peice of ..... It was the best game i ever played. they should make it for playstation 2.Published on March 1, 2004