The end to fancy keyboards with Roccat Power-Grid
There are fancy gaming keyboards and USB accessories that give you virtual keys dedicated to certain functions in a game, like casting a spell or tossing a grenade. Roccat is creating the end-all and be-all of those with its smartphone app, Power-Grid. It is currently only available on iOS but an Android and Windows Phone version is to be announced.
Still in beta, the Roccat has a promising future ahead. The app is planned to be free with a desktop application that allows you to create your grids.
The Power-Grid uses your phone’s Wi-Fi connection to communicate with your computer. The app allows you access to information and controls you might otherwise not be able to see because of the full-screen game. You have four tabs to begin with: communication center, system stats, sound control, and a custom tab. The custom tab can be filled with your choice of controls to fit your game and other needs – like having Domino’s pizza tracker available at the touch of a button.