eratech, a leading innovator in tactile-based user interfaces for high-performance electronics, has announced that its full-range, force-sensing technology will be in the latest Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 (16″, 7) gaming laptops’ W-A-S-D keys. Integrated into Lenovo Legion’s high-performance premium gaming laptops, Peratech’s Force Keyboard and Hydra user interface software deliver a more immersive, engaging gaming experience.
Unlike other gaming laptops that have added force function to the W, A, S, D keys, Peratech’s full-analog response enables players to engage with games on a much more intuitive, physical level by extending the simple on/off switch of a standard key to unleash the full range of force in real-world interaction. Jim Thomas, Peratech CCO shared, “Imagine driving down your local highway and your accelerator is restricted to just 2 options, ‘off’ or ‘full speed.’ Reality-based physics calls for acceleration dependent on how hard you press on the gas pedal, or how hard you turn the steering wheel. This is the difference Peratech intelligent tactile sensing makes.”
Added Thomas, “The key to the experience is how we leverage Peratech’s ability to bring sensing technology and advanced controller software together to deliver the full, immersive gaming experience in notebook PCs while preserving the existing typing experience. The force keys and non-force keys feel the same because they are the same. From the force standpoint, the accuracy, consistency, and key uniformity brings a console-style game controller experience without your hands leaving the keyboard. This is exactly what everyone has been asking for in the PC gaming community.”
“We know that gamers value high performance and an immersive, intuitive playing experience,” said Zhaochun Ma, Lenovo Vice President of Consumer and SMB Notebook Development Center, Intelligent Devices Group. “That’s why we’ve teamed up with Peratech to bring the new Force Sensor Technology to the improved Lenovo Legion TrueStrike Keyboard – letting players accelerate their in-game character as more force is applied to the keys on the new Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 (16″, 7) gaming laptops.”
Peratech VP of Product, Alex Baker commented, “The key is our Hydra user interface software. Combined with the dynamic range of our tactile sensing solution, Hydra gives all users a better out-of-the box experience. For the advanced gamers and influencers, Hydra gives Pros the ability to show how they play the game with its Xbox [360 Game Bar] widget. Add Hydra’s ability to share custom-tuned gaming profiles, and Pros can engage users and extend their brand more than ever. simply put, Peratech’s Hydra takes user engagement on gaming PC to a whole new level.”