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OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator - Mind Over Hand (Page 1)

Fragging with a smile! - OCZ harnesses the power of your face to give your keyboard hand a rest.
By Andrew Jones from Feb 25, 2009 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

Introduction

OCZ is a company that has joined the gaming peripherals bandwagon only in recent times, launching a slew of products such as the OCZ Dominatrix Mouse.

OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator

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Now they have decided that anybody can release a mouse and keyboard and instead their top engineers have come up with a completely revolutionary input device - the Neural impulse Actuator (or NIA for short).

By harnessing the power of your facial muscles, you can substitute keyboard and joystick controls in-game and free up your left hand for other key combinations.

OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator

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The device itself is designed to be used in conjunction with a mouse when playing FPS or RPGs in order to take advantage of what OCZ describe as "reflex-based game play" which can enhance your performance by up to 50%.

In the box we get drivers, a cable, the headband and signal filter box, all packaged neatly in foam to prevent damage which really reflects the quality of the device along with the one piece black anodised aluminium filter box.

OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator

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The filter box itself is powered from the USB port and doesn't involve any excessive cabling, which is a nice touch seeing as most electronics are 5volts as standard. The headband is a black rubber affair, with nanofiber based electrodes that sit snug against the skin to measure your bio-electric signals; providing the input method for the device.

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