It’s a worldwide epidemic affecting millions of gamers on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3: After a lengthy session of Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer, a dungeon crawl through one of Skyrim’s many underground grottos, or even the Super Bowl in Madden 12, players will undoubtedly have that familiar feeling after pushing the ‘off’ button. I’m talking, of course, about Gamer’s Claw. We’ve all become familiar with the aches and pains attributed to long gaming sessions, but now we can finally do something about it with the Xtendplay.
You may be sitting there thinking to yourself, “I’ve been gaming damn near my whole life. I don’t get Gamer’s Claw.” I don’t blame you for thinking that, in fact I had that very thought. However, after allowing myself to use the Xtendplay and getting comfortable with its unique design, it became apparent that a familiar feeling was absent at the end of my game. That feeling was an ache in my fingers and a cramp in my palm; that feeling was Gamer’s Claw.
Available in Xbox green or Playstation blue, Xtendplay is made of a durable foam material that fits comfortably in your hands regardless of their size. The design takes your hands and removes the wrap-around grip we’ve become accustomed to and forces your hands to rest in a more natural position. Further, the length of the device allows you to rest the controller and Xtendplay in your lap, rather than holding it up in the air or resting your elbows on your knees. This helps reduce fatigue and, coupled with the reduced cramping and ergonomically correct hand position, allows players a chance to enjoy their favorite game for a longer period.
The Xtendplay is ideal for anyone who spends more than an hour on PS3 or Xbox 360. While it may seem uncomfortable during its initial use, it’s not so strange that your hands can’t adapt quickly. For those who prefer to play online games or chat with friends during your game sessions, the Xtendplay even features a recess at the bottom of the controller slot that fits most L-shaped headsets. The open top allows for officially licensed wired controllers to fit in, as well, proving once and for all that the Xtendplay. Priced at $14.99 the Xtendplay is a value rarely seen for gaming peripherals of this generation. It’s affordable, it’s stylish, and it works.
The Xtendplay was provided for review by Xtendplay. You can get your own Xtendplay at their website: XtendYourGame.com
Comfortable | Color-coded to your platform | Affordable
Takes time to adjust to them | You look a bit goofy