You won’t lose sight of your target with the HipShotDot

HipShotDot

Continuing with my video gaming theme this week, I bring you the HipShotDot, an onscreen red dot sight designed for FPS (First Person Shooters) games. Here’s the thing, as I have gotten a little older I sometimes have a hard time finding the sight reticle on the TV screen when playing shooting games. The scene on the screen is either too bright or the reticle is to faint to see. The HipShotDot from AirDrop Gaming is designed to help you see where your shooting no matter what the screen conditions. The HipShotDot is USB powered LED attached to a suction cup that is place directly on your television or gaming screen. Now having or making an aiming point on your TV for gaming is nothing new but having a light up version is. The HipShotDot has the following features listed on its web site:

  • USB Powered LED: Precision led powered by either game system USB hub or external USB power source
  • Micro Thin Lead: 9mm x 300mm
  • USB Power Connector: Powered via game system USB hub or external USB power supply
  • Water Clear Attachment: Easily attach and detach to your television or monitor
  • Illuminated Power Indicator: HSD logo illuminates to indicate power
  • Durable USB Cord: 2m power cord
  • Works great with games like: Call of Duty™ Series, Halo™ Series, Battlefield™ Series, 100’s more FPS games!

I will say, having a suction cup on your screen and a wire running down from the suction cup seems a little weird, but from the videos I have seen it becomes less noticeable as you play. Available from the AirDrop Gaming web site for $24.99, the HipShotDot may help you shoot to the top of the leader boards

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  • Erwin August 13, 2014, 8:16 am

    What is a “rececticle “?

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  • Larry Geisz August 13, 2014, 9:39 am

    It is a common term used in games like CoD (Call of Duty) and it refers to an aiming device or site… I had to do a double take and a little research on it to make sure I was correct in its use.

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  • Erwin August 13, 2014, 9:51 am

    I think this word doesn’t exist – according to every dictionary I have access to…

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  • Mikey Pizano August 13, 2014, 9:58 am

    It should be reticle…

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  • Erwin August 13, 2014, 10:00 am

    Yes!

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  • jrickner August 13, 2014, 10:10 am

    I’ve always used a dry erase marker to make the reticle easier to see. Or a regular marker on clear tape if a dry erase marker wasn’t handy.

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  • Larry Geisz August 13, 2014, 10:10 am

    @ Mike Pizano Thanks Mike, I referenced gaming sites for the spelling (ok, maybe I should have known better), I will work on having it corrected.

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  • Mikey Pizano August 13, 2014, 10:17 am

    @Larry No problem. I actually read it as reticle anyway. ;)

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  • Larry Geisz August 13, 2014, 11:01 am

    @jrickner I have done that is the past, what interested me in this was the LED light to make seeing the dot a lot easier… My eyes ain’t getting any younger…

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