The Xim Edge is a console input adaptor. Run a cable from PC to Xim Edge, plug your controller into Xim then plug Xim into your console and after you run the Xim Edge Manager on PC, you will be able to play on your Xbox 360 or PS3 using your PC peripherals. Steve Spohn at Ablegamers explains its accessibility potential:
“XIM Edge allows your PC to plug into the device and control your Xbox or PS3 directly from your computer. Not only that, but the SDK called XIM Bridge works with various community written programs such as XIM Commander and XIM Emulator to capture any input given to your computer directly to your console.
That means that your specialty keyboard, mouse, Adroit, head mouse, TrackIR, Smart NAV, X-Keys, Ergodex and any other device that your computer recognizes will now work on your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.”
Compatibility and Support
The Xim Edge has limited support for peripherals and the official game support list is not that extensive either; however, if you ever wanted to play console exclusive games like Halo Reach or Uncharted 3, the Xim Edge will allow disabled PC gamers with a compatible setup to finally get a chance to experience these.
XIM Edge Official Hardware Compatibility List “… a list of known working (and not working) USB hardware. All USB mice and keyboards are designed around a standard interface. Meaning, if your hardware isn’t on this list, it doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just hasn’t been tried. However, hardware will sometimes diverge from the standard or require custom drivers to fully function. Those cases will be addressed in future firmware releases. Please notify us of hardware compatibility (working and not working) so we can keep the list current.”
XIM Edge Official Game Support List: “If the game you want to play isn’t on the list, it may work with a Smart Translator from an existing supported game. Please consult the XIM Community Forum for more information.”
The Xim Edge is very reasonably priced at $89.99, however “International prices do not include customs/VAT charges.” Also be aware that “ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.” The instructional videos below provide more information on how the Xim Edge works, how to set it up and how to determine whether your peripherals are compatible.