The Litho controller brings magic to VR and beyond

A young start up company, Litho, has created a motion controller that’s currently on sale for developers, with the goal of a general launch by the end of the year.

The Litho snuggly fits around the first two fingers of your hand and becomes a controller for everything, from AR apps and VR games, to real-world smart home devices. It combines motion-control capabilities and haptic feedback with a small underside trackpad, so you can use it to navigate the world with a combination of pointing, swiping and tapping, enabling you to interact with the world beyond your screen.

In its current form it’s largely built around Apple’s mobile augmented reality platform ARKit. Users will also be able to connect their Litho device to smart devices such as lights and thermostats without pulling out their phone.