Logitech's new Adaptive Gaming Kit is a collection of 12 buttons and triggers designed to work with Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller to make games more accessible to people with disabilities. The buttons are connected to the Adaptive Controller's 3.5 mm jack, the triggers are connected via USB and all can then be mapped to various control functions to play Xbox or PC games.
Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller has supported third-party inputs like these since its launch, but Logitech's package is a much cheaper way to get you equipped with a wide range of accessories. Previously, individual buttons could cost nearly $ 50 each when purchased directly from Microsoft. At the same time, Logitech's kit contains three small buttons, three large buttons, four light buttons and two variable trigger controls, all for $ 99.
Along with buttons and triggers, the kit also includes two gaming mats (one stiff and one foldable), which you can use to arrange the buttons in a layout that works for you using the included Velcro straps. There are also stickers so you can label each accessory with the control button to which it is mapped.
The Adaptive Gaming Kit was developed in collaboration with a number of accessibility groups including The AbleGamers Charity, the Abilities Research Center at Mount Sinai and SpecialEffect.
Logitech sells the kit as a package for $ 99.99 and unfortunately there seems to be no way to buy these buttons and triggers separately. You also need Microsoft's $ 99.99 Xbox Adaptive Controller to connect them. Overall it is much higher than the $ 59.99 you would normally spend on an Xbox controller, but it is still amazing to see available games supported by such major manufacturers.