LONDON [01/13/2021] – Groundbreaking button-free VR/AR gaming controller etee took 4th place at the CES 2021 Last Gadget Standing Competition. etee is a new kind of games controller which gives users free, fluid, mesmerizing VR and AR experiences powered by patented proximity, touch, gesture and pressure sensing technology.
Developed by London-based tactile control specialists TG0, etee successfully crowdfunded through Kickstarter in 2020, achieving backing from hundreds of amateur and professional gamers and artists worldwide. Following the successful crowdfunding and awareness-raising campaign, etee was nominated for the prestigious Last Gadget Standing award, beating more than 100 other applications. This award identifies technology innovations which are ‘most likely to succeed’, and is one of the keynote events of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), the most influential technology event in the world. On Tuesday, January 12th, etee competed against four other finalists for the award in a digital-only session presented by Emmy award-winning tech journalist Jennifer Jolly. A live online audience watched a succession of three-minute video skits then voted for their favorite device.
The other finalists were:
- Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold
- Mojo Smart Contact Lens – Winner
- ArcX Technology’s Smart Ring
- OrCam MyEye
Previous Last Gadget Standing award-winners since 2002 include the Ambassador Interpreter over-the-ear automatic translation tool, body heat-powered wearable Matrix PowerWatch, and iRobot vacuum Roomba™. etee creator Mick Lin said: “We were thrilled to be named as a finalist amongst such incredible innovators. Winning the award was a dream come true. “Once again we have to thank our global community of backers for their belief in etee and in us. We look forward to innovating and having amazing experiences together in the weeks, months and years to come.”
To find out more about etee, visit the website or view the Indiegogo campaign page.
etee controllers simplify and enhance VR and AR experiences by bringing human intuition to the forefront. etee’s buttonless, built-in sensor surface captures finger proximity, touch, pressure and combined gestures. This allows users to immerse themselves in the digital world and forget about controllers altogether. With a lightweight and sweat-proof body, etee is durable, comfortable, and can be slipped on and off in seconds. etee is the controller of choice for those seeking mesmerizing, seamless, and simple gaming experiences.
TG0 is the team behind etee. TG0 is an IP-focused start-up commercializing a platform technology to create novel tactile control products. TG0 works with partners and clients, including leading brands and manufacturers in the consumer and automotive sectors. TG0 is a diverse team passionate about creating HMI products that people have never seen before, with effortless and elegant manufacturing.
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