Engadget: Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 review: the mouse that's a gamepad, too

Engadget: Peanut butter and jelly. Gin and tonic. Peaches and cream. Some strange combinations make perfect sense paired, but how about the mouse and the PC gamepad? Those two items are what a Hong Kong peripheral manufacturer decided to combine, and the result was the Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 -- a gaming mouse you can flip to find twelve buttons and two miniature analog sticks on the bottom. It works as a gamepad, sure enough, and functions as a one-handed multimedia remote too. But is it any good? We've used it as our primary peripheral for over a week, and after the break, we'll tell you.

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ATiElite3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Love the concept of this and the color is beautiful.

I wish it was just a rechargeable mouse with a front facing standard USB plug that would allow gaming and USB charging at the same time. Simplest thing to do but they made it so complicated.

NO Thumb buttons, come on! If the thumb buttons were placed on the correct side in a tear drop fashion they could have double as trigger buttons in d-pad mode.

D-pad may not be great for regular gaming but it would be excellent for a quick round of Retro gaming and remote use doing movie playback.

I love this idea but will wait for Logitech to make a better version as I know they will. Price ($55) is not at all.