For all you PC-gamers, hardware tweakers and media junkies, there is a new App in development that promises to give you control over your computer through your iPod/iPhone (and soon Android and Windows Phones) and compliment your gaming in new and creative ways.
The app is called Power-Grid by German PC Gaming accessory company Roccat. It will be a free app that promises to work on any PC and replace expensive touch display gaming peripherals.
Power-Grid boasts built-in support for social media so you don’t have to leave your game to chat on Skype or update your Facebook as well as functions within TeamSpeak. It even offers system monitoring such as CPU stats, net usage, and information on your hard drive volumes.
Power-Grid also has a full media control interface to controls for your microphone, media player, or master volume control, again without leaving your game to make adjustments.
But its most versatile feature for gamers applies to its in-game functionality. A unique fully customizable “grid” of on-screen touch squares similar to iOS’s existing icon screen, allow for easy control of in-game commands. Much like the interface found in popular PC gaming accessories, you can create your own quick access grid of commands and macros on screen and share your layout with other Power-Grid users.
The app is not available to the public just yet, however you can apply for Beta access while they finalize the product. There even appears to be a keyboard in development that will have a docking panel to place your smartphone device.
This looks to be a pretty impressive tool, even if you are not gaming. I can’t wait to give it a shot!