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The Novint Falcon is an entirely new type of game controller. Replacing your mouse or joystick, the Falcon is, essentially, a small robot that lets you experience true virtual touch unlike any controller in history.     Online:
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New Experience in Gaming
With the Novint Falcon 3D controller, you can feel a realistic sense of touch in all of your video games. Whether you game for fun or as a competitive gamer, the Falcon will bring a new level of immersion and control to your gaming experience. It will even bring back new life to old games. Quick exchangeable grips (handles) will further enhance the Immersive experience.

Wide Variety of Games
Novint has developed support for over 50 titles, and many more are being added. Using Novint's new F-Gen drivers, the Falcon can be used to play any PC game, and enhanced force settings for many games are being continually created. It can even be used to control Windows, and standard interactions like web browsing, word processing or spreadsheets.

The Novint Falcon lets you control a game in three dimensions, and also lets you feel high-fidelity three-dimensional force feedback. The Falcon controller moves right and left, forwards and backwards, like a mouse, but also moves up and down. When you hold the Falcon’s detachable Grip and move your cursor to interact with a virtual object, environment, or character, motors in the device turn on and are updated approximately 1000 times a second, letting you feel texture, shape, weight, dimension, and dynamics. The Falcon lets you control and interact with games in more realistic way, allowing you to develop real physical skill and muscle memory, adding a new dimension to gaming.

Our sense of touch connects us to the world around us and is an integral part of how we experience things, both physically and emotionally. In the past, games have incorporated increasingly sophisticated graphics and sound design, but none have added realistic touch, until now. The award-winning Novint Falcon makes virtual items and experiences feel real. Hold the Falcon’s interchangeable Grip and feel a character’s actions, instead of controlling a game with mouse-clicks and meters. Feel the weight of a basketball as you shoot it towards a hoop -- the momentum and impact as you swing a virtual golf club and strike a ball -- the recoil of a weapon – or the physical characteristics of virtual objects and environments.

In the same way the introduction of sound changed motion pictures, or graphics made the Internet what it is today, Novint's technology transforms the user experience by adding realistic interactive 3D touch to computing. While the concept of interactive touch in computing is as unimaginable to most people as the idea of television was in the age of radio, we enVision a not-too-distant future when it is as commonplace and ubiquitous as a mobile phone or a computer mouse.

Novint is pioneering a new category of touch products for the consumer market, beginning with the release of the Falcon. In the past, the cost of 3D touch (haptic) hardware made the technology impractical for consumer applications, but the Falcon performs comparably to commercial devices that cost thousands of dollars, and is designed to be affordable for consumers.

Novint Falcon® Pistol Grip -- PLAY SHOOT FEEL

The Novint Falcon® Pistol Grip is the Must Have FPS Accessory For Falcon Gaming. The Pistol Grip attaches to the Falcon, replacing the standard Grip for an incredibly realistic gaming experience that lets you feel realistic weapon recoil and force feedback.
  • The Pistol Grip is currently only available as a right handed version.
  • The Pistol Grip is now available for sale internationally.
  • The Pistol Grip is currently not available for sale in New York City.
  • The Novint Falcon Pistol Grip is appropriate for ages 14+.

    Novint Falcon® Grip
    The Novint Falcon's detachable Grip (or handle) can be easily attached and removed, as described below. Novint plans to release a variety of Grips in addition to the basic model included with your Falcon. Grips may have unique shapes, functionality, colors and capabilities. In the future, Grips may even store your personal game preferences, high scores, or game content.

    Novint Grips may be designed for specific types of game play. You may select a pistol grip for a first person shooter (FPS) games, or a steering wheel for flight simulator or racing games.

    The new Falcon Pistol Grip takes action gaming to a whole new level and The Orange Box, which includes some of the most popular action titles on the market, is the perfect complement to this incredible accessory, with either a white or the new black Falcon.

    Attaching or Removing a Novint Grip

    To attach a Grip to the Falcon, simply insert the triangular Grip base onto the front of the Falcon until it snaps into place. To remove a Grip, press the two levers on the bottom left of the Grip base together and remove the Grip.

    Novint Grip Buttons
    Below is an early prototype of a pistol grip Novint has developed. Pull the trigger to shoot and feel the kick of the weapon like in real life. It makes for an amazing FPS experience.

    Below are a variety of grip types Novint has explored. Over time, Novint expects to release many grips that easily plug into the Falcon, giving any game or application a powerful physical interface to the user.

    Orange Box Bundle and Falcon

    The Falcon Orange Box Bundle includes either a black or white Falcon (please select your preference), a Pistol Grip, and The Orange Box by Valve Software (a $249+ value). The Orange Box features three highly-awaited new games by Valve: Half-Life® 2: Episode Two, the second installment in the Half-Life 2 episodic trilogy; Team Fortress® 2, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map; and Portal, the game that blends puzzles, first person action, and adventure gaming to produce an experience like no other. To bring gamers up to date with the Half-Life 2 universe, The Orange Box also includes Half-Life 2, the best-selling and highest-rated action game series of all time, and the episodic debut Half-Life® 2: Episode One. The bundle also includes a standard Falcon Grip , Newton’s Monkey Business, and Feelin’ It: Sports Pack.

    Novint's Developer Program
    Novint develops and licenses technology that adds interactive, bi-directional, high-fidelity 3D touch to computing. Our technology makes the addition of 3D touch to computer games possible and practical for the first time. In a crowded market place, we offer developers a significant product differentiator, as well as new creative and revenue opportunities.

    The addition of 3D touch technology creates more realistic and Immersive game play and allows you to develop next-generation products that stand out from the competition. Consider how the addition of sound impacted motion pictures, or how graphics made the Internet what it is today. Novint’s technology has the potential to change gaming in a similar way and it is now possible for you to easily and cost-effectively add 3D touch to your content.

    2D vs. 3D
    Many game pads, joysticks, gloves, steering wheels, trackballs, and mice employ 2D technology to deliver basic feedback (vibration or rumble) to users when they are playing enabled video games. While these devices are popular, they do not provide true 3D touch feedback. The Falcon provides high-fidelity, three-dimensional, interactive touch which was previously only available in high-end commercial controllers. This sophisticated technology, which is used in medical simulations and other professional applications, lets players experience an entirely new form of play that improves and advances gaming.

    Integrating 3D Touch in Games
    Novint's 3D touch API will enable you to easily add 3D touch to your content. 3D touch can be easily and seamlessly integrated into existing games or new products. Novint’s team will work with game developers to incorporate touch providing all necessary support and haptic expertise. While we complete our API, Novint will provide integration services for qualified products as part of our Third-Party Developer Program, which will launch later this year.

    How 3D Touch Makes Your Content Better
    Imagine life without your sense of touch. Novint’s technology adds the missing third sense –- touch –- to gaming. 3D touch technology opens the door to a new generation of games and is applicable to all genres.

    Advantages for Game Developers
  • Distinguishes your products in a crowded market
  • Extends the shelf-life of existing products
  • Creates new category of touch-enabled products
  • Creates new revenue opportunities
  • Expands existing market
  • Creates more realistic and Immersive products
  • Improves the player experience

    Custom Development
    "For those of you out there that have not tried the Novint Falcon technology, it’s one of those things that you simply can’t convey on teleVision because it’s touch. It’s absolutely amazing I think it’s really going to enhance a lot of games." Adam Sessler, Host, G4’s XPlay

    "There’s no question that the Novint Falcon has an opportunity to become a must-have controller for hardcore PC gaming fans."– PC Gamer

    "The Novint Falcon is more advanced than any gaming peripheral on the market, period."– PC Magazine

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    Novint Falcon

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    Spec Novint Falcon
    3D Touch Workspace 4" x 4" x 4"
    Force Capabilities > 2 lbs
    Position Resolution > 400 dpi
    Quick Disconnect Handle < 1 second change time
    Communication Interface USB 2.0
    Size 9" x 9" x 9"
    Weight 6 lbs
    Power 30 watts, 100V-240V,50Hz-60Hz
    Note All specifications are approximate and subject to change.
    Falcon Games Bundle System Requirements (Minimum System Requirements)
    Minimum System Requirements
    Processor 1.0 GHz Processor
    OS Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista
    Graphic card 128Mb 3D hardware accelerated graphics card
    DirectX Version DirectX 9.0c
    Hard Drive 1.5 GB free disk space
    Memory 512 MB RAM
    Other DVD-ROM Drive (CDs available upon request), USB 2.0 connection
    Recommended System Requirements
    Processor 2.4 GHz Processor
    OS Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista
    Graphic card 256Mb 3D hardware accelerated graphics card
    DirectX Version DirectX 9.0c
    Hard Drive 1.5 GB free disk space
    Memory 1 GB RAM
    Other Broadband Internet Connection, USB 2.0 connection
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