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HipShotDot - powered red dot sight attachment for first person shooters on Xbox One

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Are you picking up the Xbox One today with Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4? If you’re into first-person shooter games, then there’s an interesting accessory you might want to check out. It’s called HipShotDot, and we’ve got a demo to show you.

Head past the break to watch the video walkthrough with its creator, Tim Murphy.

HipShotDot is a powered red dot sight attachment for first person shooter games. You’ll have the advantage over the competition with faster reaction times, accuracy and speed. It also increases the number of available in-game perks and attachments.

So, how does it work? You connect the USB connector into gaming console, desktop, or a 5v power source. The power indicator and the red bright glowing LED will light up. Zoom your weapon in and attach the red dot sight with its clear adhesive pad to the screen. Align it with the cross hairs or sights. Adjust the tension of the secondary attachment point below. That’s it. HipShotDot works with virtually any first person shooting game.

Our main concern is that we actually have to touch our displays. Be careful when attaching the accessory. You do not want your big-screen TV falling backwards.

The idea came up in Murphy’s basement to help improve his aim when playing with his buddies. The first prototypes were built with a soldering iron and parts from Radio Shack. After testing with a few gamers, he was pleasantly surprised with the positive feedback. HipShotDot received its initial startup capital from Start Garden, a $15 million seed fund that invests in new, for-profit ideas.

HipShotDot is compatible with Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and other consoles. The product retails for $29.99. You can order it now from their website at Air Drop Gaming. It’s also going to be widely available in retail in Spring 2014.

Do you think this is cheating? Let us know in the comments!

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DaltonCarl says:

Sounds like cheating to me.

Kellzea says:

Its the high tech blue tack on the screen trick. Which too is cheating in my eyes. Its also super lame.

Corkers100 says:

Pointless rubbish. Where can I get one?

Took the words right out ny foot LOL

TheIsaacG says:

I thought this article was some kind of joke, then I realized it was serious.

Mr osi says:

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Who comes up with this sort of stuff!?

Fishhouse says:

Someone who has friends that constantly crush them in FPS games.

Kellzea says:

First i lol'd.
Then i serious'd

poddie says:

Someone who will make $30 each for a simple led and suction cup. Damn.

scottaii says:

Nothing to do with xbox one really. This is a Windows phone site, and we like general xbox related news, although i think this goes too far into general gadget news.

rodrione says:

I'm so happy with my new xbox

k00ksta says:

If it was wireless that would be better but come on man .. who wants a cord in the center of the screen?

Z10YkakPES says:

People who really really suck at FPS

Rubios says:

Clueless tryhards?

mados123 says:

Wireless power?  The only reason it needs the wire is to power it.  Since I think a battery solution would be to big still, I would go with with a phosphorescent paint on an short optical rod that gets 'charged' during the day when away from the tv and then 'recharged' from the tv while playing the game.  I'm not sure how high contrast it would be though.

People also look up and down.. It will not stay at the same level everytime you shoot... I'll keep my 49.99

Capsloc says:

Actually no, where that red dot is, it will never move. 

If you move up or down, the crosshair of the gun is always in the middle.

ahmedjan87 says:

Why would I pay 30$ for something that I can make for 3$ ?

apocacrux says:

You wouldn't, because you can make it. Other aren't willing to do the same.

DouttJ says:

What if you just set up a laser pointer in the room somewhere and pointed it at the screen at that spot, or would it reflect weird on the screen, going to try it.

TheIsaacG says:

Let me know how that goes

DouttJ says:

Just tried it, I placed the Laser Pointer in front of the TV down low(out of the way) shooting up at an angle.  It works, but it wasn't very bright, could be my pointer isn't bright enough. I'll have to try different Laser pointers and see if it makes a difference, maybe different colors(blue or green). 

stephking92 says:

As long as you don't burn a hole through your tv screen.

FFugue says:

I personally wouldn't point a laser on a reflective surface and look at it for hours... Even if it's not reflecting directly into you eyes... I don't know... #scaredoflasers

q21701 says:

Better be careful. Too much focused energy on a screen can cause burn in. Literally. Don't believe me, go check out some of KipKay's videos in YouTube.

maxavier says:

Would work better for those with projectors.

psykojello says:

Too expensive for what it is. I'd have priced it at $3

ahmedjan87 says:

You just read my comment didn't you *oh you meme*

ZuNuKoo says:

Price it at $15 most. $30 is way too much for a USB powered led. That's all it is.

Seems like a cool idea for noobs and kids. I don't understand all the hate for the product, but hey don't buy it if you don't want it.

ahmedjan87 says:

The hate is because of its price

q21701 says:

The reality is, they are gonna make a fortune. And its one of those inventions where you look at the simplicity and say, "I should have come up with that!" That's what all the hate. Jealous much.

schlubadub says:

The hate is because it's lame, and you'd only use this if you're unskilled. I wouldn't buy or use this even if it was $1 or given to me for free.

apocacrux says:

I didn't understand until I watched the video. I actually want one now, though its a pretty big advantage over those who don't have it.

DennisvdG says:

Absolutely useless, especially in cod because the bullets go everywhere when hipfiring

Oh and the line attached to the dot looks annoying and ugly

bankrober0 says:

This would be useful if your running laso in halo

nyqo says:

Back in 8th grade we did this with sharpees on our ancient basement TV's..

We still sucked at cod.

zr2s10 says:

It's a neat idea, but that cord on the screen would bother me.  I would rather just put a small sticker on the screen, or use a laser pointer mounted somewhere in the room.  But people have spent more money on stupider things.  cough cough anything apple cough

xFalk says:

I want a Windows Phone app that integrates with FPS games and allows me to hold my phone in a way as if I was peeking around corners and see on my WP screen what I can't see on the game screen.  Sort of a virtual mirror.

DavidinCT says:

All you need is a small piece of red tape or something to put on your stie of your gun...it would do the same thing....If you wanted to cheat a little..

Rockartisten says:

Sigh!!! Sigh to the gadget, sigh to the article, sigh to the writer.

Rubios says:

And then you realize that nowadays all console shooters have different kinds of aim assist tailored to the non-linear input of the sticks making that dot completely useless.

Giving those 30$ to charity or even burning them for the lulz would make more sense.

Grunt Attack says:

LOL, this would be a overkill for Goldeneye: Source for PC. I have no idea how this is going to work in the market well.

ltjordan24 says:

  Interesting concept. I probably wouldn't get one because it seems like cheating to me but I'd like to see it in action.

Duffau says:

Back in high school when everyone was into battlefield and cod on PC (people still might be but not my friends), a friend of mine took a marker to the center of his glass crt screen and had no scopes galore. Why does anyone need this?

My product came out long before this, and doesn't require you to put anything on your expensive television. It's cheaper too! We have a money back guarantee, if you don't like it we will literally buy it back from you, no need to pay for return shipping.  http://www.HeadshotRedDot.com