So This Is A Real Thing
So, this is a (now fully Kickstarted) thing - The Stinky Footboard. The footboard is a PC add-on peripheral. The people behind it, SteLuLu Technologies, explain how it works:
"The Stinky Footboard features four programmable buttons, adjustable tension boxes (TBOX) and a unique 'cross' shape that allows for unparalleled customization. Forwards, backwards, one foot or two, this bad boy demands to be used every which way, and it's not simply about adding more buttons to click. It's about evolving the way you play – giving you that crucial split second advantage against players still using just a mouse and keyboard. It's simply a better gaming experience.
We use the best keyboards and the best mice, but we wanted more! We wanted more focus, better execution, we wanted more APM's, and more control over the action without sacrificing gameplay!"
Close to 500 backers got behind this Kickstarter (each paying an average of $166 each) so obviously there is a market for this. Innovation and having options isn't a bad thing but this doesn't appeal to me personally. I have enough trouble trying to co-ordinate myself whilst playing Rock Band; I can't exactly see myself getting the most out of this add-on. What about you? Maybe you can't wait to get your hands on one of these. Or perhaps you share my befuddlement at this particular peripheral. Let us know in the comments.