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Even IF this was just some weird kind of very expensive very long planned PR stunt: We got the controller, didn't we? In my eyes, the motives of someone doing something good don't matter as much as that person doing good. Or in other words: That patient being cured by that fancy new vaccine paid for with money from some automotive company does not care that the donation was just made for a bit of PR and a tax deduction. Neither should we.
It is amazing to finally have something like this!
I've love to see how these are used in the real world by actual disabled people. Is there some Charity or something you guys could hook up with perhaps with one of your sponsors and give us a bit of a review through someone who actually uses it, I've love to hear / know how it improves gaming for real people...
Hmm Microsoft not evil? Why not. Thanx for the test. I had mad false assumptions, thinking those black pads where like the steam controllers. So ist not interesting for me, but fpr the people ist designed for. I grab my elite controller which starts to fall apart.
I didn't get it's for handicapped people until he mentioned the soft controller you can use with your cheek. Now I remember seeing a Microsoft commercial about this. More so when he showed the long joystick thing you can put in your mouth.
The Buddy Button $65, is this a joke? Are we not gonna talk about how this is the biggest ripoff for a single button I've ever seen in my life?
Edit- I've googled a few links. This is actually starting to piss me off. There's no way they are charging $65 for a single button. It feels like they are taking advantage of people with disabilities. This company needs to go bankrupt.
Edit- found the big Candy Corn proximity sensor on their website. It's $215. I could build that for $10 retail, off the shelf parts. It's just a giant proximity sensor, which you'll find in every $20 smartphone. The best part? "Mounting arm and plate sold separately." This company needs to be boycotted.
Even with it's limitations and the basically-necessary cost of getting plug-ins, it's still a pretty awesome idea! Chances are that everyone will be able to figure out some sort of setup that works for them. The thing where you can't choose what buttons you use on a controller with a lot of buttons is sort of a bummer, but something tells me they could fix that in a software update.
From the guys that forced Xinput on developers and pushing aside good old HID with which you could easily make custom controllers years ago... M$ trying to feel good about their monopoly (and making cash on the side)...
Holy crap, $0,50 in materials for that buddy button, 0 in R&D my god it's just a fking switch. $65 MSRP. Scams. This was most likely a PR stuntn but also those f***ing margins are disgusting. I'll just make my own switches, thanks.
If you trying to find out the extra buttons for the USB add on, you click on the lab beaker icon in the controller option menu and it will let you test the controller out and tell you what button is being pressed.
the adaptive controller is sweet, the industry making the buttons is so fucking predatory though i was looking online and a single button for this controller is like $50 i know thats not Microsoft's fault obviously they don't have a say in what other companies price their products at i was just blown away i can't believe a company would do that its fucked.
I had no idea just how versatile and accommodating this controller is. I just thought it was a d-pad and two buttons. This really makes me respect Microsoft for even paying attention to this overlooked market. They really tried to accommodate every type of disability with one platform. It's one thing to donate to some charity, it's quite another to mobilize the power of business to make life easier for an under-served minority.
Because that requires two hands and fine motor controls. The people this product is made for may not have two hands, or may have disabilities which make it impossible to move each finger quickly and independently enough to use a keyboard or mouse. That's why the buttons Linus shows are mostly large or are extremely easy to activate.
I suspect that there's more money in this than Linus thinks - like he said, it's easy to run up more than 200 dollars to put together a full controller, and the engineering wouldn't be very complex at all, it's a relatively simple mould and much of the electronics could be carried over from the standard Xbox controller. The software would still be pricey to develop and polish, but not terribly so, and I'd bet with gaming being as big as it is that there's a lot more gamers with mobility limitations than I think Sony and especially Nintendo are accounting for. And most importantly, this is a first party producing a console, so if they capture gamers who would otherwise have a less satisfactory hacked together experience on PC playing Steam games who now start playing Xbox games Microsoft gets a cut of every game sale as well, not to mention online services on top. That's a lot more than just the upfront cost of the controller that Microsoft stands to capture if they corner this segment.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.