Logitech's new game customization kit is a collection of 12 keys and triggers designed to work with the adaptive controller of Microsoft Xbox to make games more accessible to people with disabilities. The buttons connect to the 3.5mm Adaptive Controller jacks, USB-enabled jacks, and all of them can then be mapped to different controller functions to play Xbox or PC games.
Microsoft's Xbox adaptive controller supports third-party inputs like these from startup, but the Logitech package is a far more affordable way to get away with a wide range of accessories. Previously, individual keys can cost as much as $ 50 each when purchased directly from Microsoft. The Logitech kit, meanwhile, includes three small buttons, three large buttons, four light-touch buttons and two trigger control actuators, all for $ 99.
Along with the buttons and actuators, the kit also includes two game mattresses (one rigid and one foldable), which you can use to set the buttons in the layout that works for you, using the included velcro links. There are also stickers so you can label each accessory with the controller button it maps to.
The Adaptive Gaming Kit has been developed in partnership with a number of accessibility groups, including the AbleGamers charity, Mount Sinai Capability Research Center and SpecialEffect.
Logitech sells the kit as a package for $ 99.99 and unfortunately there seems to be no way to buy these buttons and activate them separately. You'll also need to control the $ 99.99 Xbox Adaptive Controller to turn them on. The total is much higher than the $ 59.99 you usually spend on an Xbox controller, but it's still great to see affordable games backed by such great manufacturers.