Lenovo’s lasted device has passed through the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and nobody is sure what is going on. It appears to be some sort of Bluetooth blaster, but is intended to be used with smartphones and tablets.
The Lenovo Bluetooth Blaster Controller, as it is called, is a rather complicated piece of equipment. It features the capability to function as a regular gamepad, albeit one with an irregular control layout. What is also does is allow the player to use it like an old fashioned IR blaster.
Unfortunately, Lenovo has not said anything about the peripheral yet. Which is to be expected, it has only just received FCC approval. That being said, it looks like something to do with virtual reality.
The accompanying documentation points towards smartphone support, which would make sense if Lenovo was designing this to work with the kinds of VR headsets that work with smarpthones. A large number of games available to these VR devices involve some sort of shooting, but the control scheme makes the interface clunky at best.
Interestingly, Lenovo doesn’t have its own VR headset yet. Worse still, the user manual makes no mention of PC gaming. Which partly contributes to the confusion as to why it is building this thing. We’ll wait for an official announcement for the Lenovo Bluetooth Blaster Controller, but it cannot come soon enough.