Officials from video game, PC, and audio peripheral manufacturer Logitech have revealed the company's upcoming PlayStation 3 ChillStream controller, which makes use of Logitech's patented ChillStream technology currently featured in its line of PC game controllers.
The ChillStream technology is designed to keep a player's hands cool while playing through the use of an internal 40 mm fan. However, Logitech notes that while the fan will circulate up to 3.41 cubic feet of air every minute, it will generate very little noise. Three vents on each side of the controller push air out to the player's hands, and the air stream can be adjusted to be high or low, or turned off altogether.
The controller, which marks the company's first product designed specifically for the PlayStation 3, will be available in two styles, metallic silver or glossy black. The Logitech ChillStream controller will retail for a suggested retail price of $39.99 in the U.S., and will be available in the U.S., Japan and Asia when the PlayStation 3 ships in November. In addition, Logitech has also confirmed that several of its products already on the market, including the Logitech Driving Force Pro wheel, will be fully compatible with Sony's upcoming console as well.
“The PlayStation 3 is sure to be a powerful gaming platform and we are pleased to offer a range of peripherals available at launch,” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech’s director of product marketing for gaming. “And by extending our ChillStream technology to a controller designed for PlayStation 3, we are able ensure that gamers will have the best experience and play with one of the most advanced technologies on the market.”