Apr 2nd, 2012

A company named Evolution Controllers took to Kickstarter, a fund-raising site, to gather interest in and funds for something called a DRONE Bluetooth controller. The controller would be an open-source model to allow developers to easily integrate it into their games and to allow developers to support mapping in emulators and other such apps and programs.

Aside from it being open and flexible, it also looks very nice. Shown above, is guts are packed inside a glossy chassis, has a directional pad, four face buttons, one analog stick, button for back and start, and two shoulder buttons. They even include four screws on the bottom and extra holes for mounting the device and other soldering jobs. This would literally be the most open controller you could find, but they need money to do it.

They need $60,000 to get this thing off the ground  and have already gotten close to $10,000 of that. And, as usual, there are some perks for pledging money. Prizes differ by the amount given – $65 will get you one of these controllers at launch, while $3500 gets you gold and silver-plated controllers (24 karat gold and 99.99% Pure Silver) and a host of other things. Find the full list of perks at the Kickstarter site and give a helping hand if you want this stylish accessory to come to market. [via Droid-Life]