Buying new controllers for every new system can get expensive, and trying to make space for every controller for every console or device you own can take up a ton of room. Canada-based Digital Depth, Inc. aims to change that with its newest product, the ALL Controller. Launched today on Kickstarter, the ALL Controller is claimed as being able to connect to nearly any gaming device, including PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and soon, Nintendo Switch.
Some of the primary features being touted are a 40-hour battery life, wireless connectivity (via Bluetooth and a wireless dongle), and button mapping/macros, aside from the most obvious feature of being able to connect to a plethora of devices. Aside from these, perhaps the most unique feature is the LCD display on the controller, where the user can select which device profile to use and connect to, among other things.
The ALL Controller also sports ergonomic back paddles and a twin-stick design akin to that of the PS4 controller, though the shape of the controller seems to more resemble the Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller. It can seamlessly swap between 11 USB drivers and 7 Bluetooth drivers and can save up to 16 unique controller profiles.
In terms of its Kickstarter campaign, the ALL Controller has reached $32,130 of its $60,002 goal with 316 backers (as of this writing, myself included). There are various pledge levels with different rewards, but to get the full-featured, wireless model, you’ll be coughing up $110 CA (~$88 USD) or more, which is currently the only way to get the dongle that will enable wireless compatibility with Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
Given its success in the first day, I would tell any interested readers to get their pledges in now before they sell out of first-run supplies. You can check out more information about the ALL Controller at its website.