Brook sent out a new prototype PCB for me to test out. It’s similar in function to the original small PS3/PS4 Fighting Board with the addition of sound and a new form factor. It’s a great solution for those looking for plug & play PS4 & PC functionality without all the extra console compatibility (and extra cost) of the Universal Fighting Board.
•Plug & Play PS3/PS4/PC (XINPUT)
•3.5mm jack for headphone and mic support (supports game audio and mic input)
•Micro USB Jack
•Additional access to Turbo, LEDs, SOCD, Touch Pad, Analogs, & 20pin connector for inputs.
•Screw Terminals for easy wire connections
•Same size as UFB
•Same low latency performance as previous Brook PCBs
J1 : USB Port to PS3/PS4/PC[X-input]
J2 : Player LED
J3 : Screw terminal to connect with inputting buttons
J4 : external port to connect with inputting buttons
J5 : Left and Right Analog Stick
J6 : Touch panel
J7 : Turbo function (Key and LED)
J11 : 3.5mm Phone Jack
J12 : Select Stick to map LS/DP/RS
J14 : Enable/Disable Left and Right Analog Stick
J15 : Enable/Disable SOCD function
@“gogo.zippy” has informed me that they are already in talks with distribution channels. Release date & pricing will be announced shortly.
Here’s a first look of the PCB and a install into a PS3 SF x Tekken Madcatz VS Stick:
I did like the old form factor, was a nice and compact fit for my sticks, especially since there are a handful of other boards in there, or the buttons take a ton of space (OBS-Ms). Still looks like some really cool stuff, would love to get one of these and work in some of the mic boards I have on my SEs.
This “J15 : Enable/Disable SOCD function” makes it worth looking at. SOCD hurts me so much on a hitbox. I would have liked to have had an option for Asynchronous SOCD as well, but being able to disable it should help greatly.