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Power A Shows Off New Air Flo for Sweaty Palms

While we're all normally sitting down on the couch when we're playing a video game, we can still work up quite a sweat from all the intense action. Couple that with holding into a controller tightly and you're going to get some moisture going on in your palms.

Controllers with built-in fans aren't a new thing, but the owner of the concept hasn't been happy with the implementation of "air flow" controllers thus far. He's working for Power A now, and with his internal influence, you may never have to deal with sweaty palm syndrome again.

The Power A Air Flo controller will be available for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The latest design features a two-speed fan, so you can adjust the level of cooling depending on your… situation.

Both models rely on a 10-foot/3-meter cord due to the power requirement for the fans. They also have the same layout too, which means that PS3 gamers may appreciate the swap of the d-pad and left analog stick positions.

While visiting with Power A, we also got to catch a glimpse at new variations of the Lego Wii Remote that we've come to love from last year. Originally, the Lego Wii Remote was a Toys R Us-only product, but for 2011 you'll be able to find them in other retailers and in more colors.

For those who find the regular Wii Remote size a bit too chunky, Power A has also made a smaller version of the Wiimote and Nunchuk called the Pro Pack Mini. That's an already existing product, but the company will release an updated version later this year with Wii Motion Plus integrated, as well as upgrade the packaging to support the more capacious AA batteries for longer life.

  • bob_white
    still the spam problem...
  • agreed... should limit # of links on posts imo
  • micr0be
    EPIC opening "Does playing Call of Duty make you... moist?" this made my day lmao
  • mayankleoboy1
    for others, there is KINECT.
  • vittau
    Noise must be annoying
  • Gin Fushicho
    Okay, I just had to hide FIVE comments. FIVE. That much spam on one page? Inexcusable.

    I agree with what bear95 said, limit it to like one link. If that doesn't work, force so that you cannot hotlink, and it just comes out as text.

    Or if you really have to, make us fill out a simple captcha. It's not like the 2-8 seconds is gonna kill us.
  • alyoshka
    LOL.... air conditioned controllers.... aren't they really pampering us a little too much....
  • adamboy64
    I have an Air Flo controller for PC... I thought I would find amazing and everything, but the novelty wore off quick. I remember the fan noise was also a put-off as well.
  • I had some for the original Xbox and they had 2 speeds too. They were not the best quality and failed quickly. I did like them when they worked though. Now days I would rather have wireless regardless of whether the controller gets all sweaty.

    I have a Kinect. I definitely get sweaty with that one, just all over my body instead of just the hands. There usually is some huffing and puffing accompanied too.