Chameleon X-1 Mouse is a Gamepad is a Remote

The mouse is one of the most versatile methods of input into a computer. It's not the best at everything, though, and sometimes having a console-style gamepad is the better tool for the job.

This is where the Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 comes into play, which does triple duty of being a mouse, a gamepad and a remote control. The most notable functions are the first two, of course, which reveal themselves below.

It will ship in the first quarter of 2011 for an estimated $55.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • amk09

    At least its not as overpriced as a thought it was going to be.
  • insider3
    That's actually kinda cool.
  • sliem
    Why? and it's too expensive imo.
  • dark_lord69
    Sleek design!
    Nice to see a mouse that doubles as a game pad. This would be perfect to play need for speed on my computer... That is.. if I didn't already have a PS2 controller to USB adapter that works awesome for racing games since I don't have/want a full steering wheel setup.
  • gnesterenko
    Care a lot less about the gamepad then I do about the remote-control functionality. That I like. And $55 is a good price point. In for 1.

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  • neilnh
    Because the incessant random clicking noises would not at all be annoying when using it as a gamepad. Seriously, hold your mouse like a gamepad and play with it for a few minutes.
  • void4ever
    No thumb button that i can see from any screenshots, deal breaker for me. Otherwise it's an excellent idea
  • taidaan
    Interesting idea, provided whenever I break out the controller I don't get a laser in my eye.
  • bmouse
    And a remote? Show the remote! I'd be very interested in having this in the living room connected to my HTPC. Does the gamepad just connect to the PC, or does it hook up to PS3 (A,B,X,Y, so maybe not?) or Wii/GC?
  • miloo
    this shit will be hard to hold when you change to joystick mode ~