It doesn’t matter how old you are, this seems to be the age old question after the holidays. Well being a review site I get to “review” all the things I got for Christmas, and not sound like a spoiled little brat. OK well I’m a little spoiled, so we’ll only review 2 things. Well actually only one thing cause the other has been beaten to death. I’m talking about the XBOX One Of Course. That’s not what we are reviewing today, we are reviewing the new XIM 4. The Mouse and Keyboard adapter for all consoles, expect the Wii U. That gives you a PC gaming experience on a “Next Gen” console.
The XIM4 (pronounced Zim) originally stood for Xbox Input Machine, but branching out into the other consoles XIM creator OBsIV (pronounced Obsessive) dropped the XBOX moniker. If you’re looking for a PC style gaming on a console this is it! I have tried many other keyboard and mouse adapters, and nothing compares to the XIM. Why you ask? The precision of the XIM is unmatched. Here are a list of the benefits of the XIM
- Next-generation console input adapter
- Game on your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, Xbox One and Playstation 4! Using your favorite PC gaming-grade hardware
- Supports both desktop and living room gaming styles
- Mice, Keyboards, Joysticks, and Gameboard compatibility
- Unsurpassed in-game 1-to-1 feel thanks to advanced Smart Translator technology
- Simple configuration
- Real-time feedback to guide you to your optimal settings
- Supports your existing Xbox headsets and chatpads
- Firmware upgradable
- Active community forum
One of the coolest features of this product is the ability to update and upload different styles, smart translators, and button configurations just using your smart phone. Wait! I’m stuck in the late, late 90’s and I have a flip phone. That’s ok! Wait! That’s not ok. Go now to a store, and get a smart phone, but not to worry you can still use your computer to program your XIM4. Using your smart phone over Bluetooth is the way to go, I found making changes very quick and easy, giving every “gamer” whether you’re causal or serious minute adjustments over everything… Yes I do mean everything, way to many to mention.
Really the only bad thing I can say about the XIM4 or really any other keyboard and mouse translator is the fact that you still have to plug-in a wired controller, which for the PS4 user is no big dealing just using a mini-usb cable, and you’re off and running. Us Xbox people need to but a separate wired controller. It’s a small price to pay for an unmatched gaming. Maybe soon Microsoft or Sony will allow the use of keyboards and mice, but for not this is the way to go. The XIM4 comes in at $124.99 and is available now for the after Christmas rush at. http://www.xim4.com. Also check out the videos below for a small taste of what the XIM4 can do.
Thanks. TECH Guy!