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ASRock AIWI turns your iPhone into motion controller, we go hands-on on

App gives your ASRock system Wii-like control

| Gaming News | Posted: May 25, 2010 11:59 am

In our first batch of pre-Computex Taipei 2010 coverage this week, we visited ASRock who had some pretty cool new stuff on display that it will show at the big Asian IT show next week. The second thing we were shown was ASRock AIWI.

 

 

AIWI is an Apple app for devices with a motion sensor such as the iPhone that gives your ASRock powered system the ability to play games through your iPhone or iPod touch over wireless or Bluetooth. After you've installed the app on your phone and the ASRock software on your system (and it has detected which games you have that are supported - not all games are supported but there is a pretty good list so far), you simply connect your phone to your PC and then you are in business.

 

Not only can you play games using your phone as the controller with motion control like a Nintendo Wii controller, but you can also use it to control your system as it has mouse and keyboard functions too. Check out the video above as we went hands-on trying it out with Virtua Tennis 2009.

 

It's a cool concept that improves the gaming experience on the PC and changes it up a bit. We were impressed by the feedback from the app as at this close range over Wi-Fi, there didn't seem to be hardly any lag (delay) at all.

 

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