I think that “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it” is a pretty fair rule to live by, but Stelulu’s Stinky Footboard foot controller is something I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around.
The Stinky Footboard – and that is its name – is compatible with Windows XP through Windows 8 and is designed to give you a “competitive advantage” by allowing you to perform certain gaming maneuvers – such as strafing in FPS games – with your foot, so that you don’t have to remove your hands from the AWSD position.
I’m trying not to knock it, and I love that Stelulu obviously sees the absurdity in the controller by naming it the Stinky Footboard. The co-founder and President of Stelulu Technologies calls the footboard “a very natural evolution of the game controller,” but I don’t know about that. What do you think? The company plans to run a Kickstarter campaign to get the controllers mass produced, so let’s hope they can reach all the foot fetishists out there.
Check out a Footboard video and the full press release below.