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The days of scrunching over your laptop for hours on end, working tirelessly to edit your photos precisely are over.
Ikan’s recently-released Tourbox Photo and Video Editing Controller is the editing tool you’ve always needed but never realized.
The controller simplifies the use of Photoshop, Lightroom and whatever other photo editing software your heart desires by working hand-in-hand with a mouse or graphic tablet to allow you to subtly adjust your photos.
As you can see in the video above, this controller has 11 completely customizable buttons which allow you to adjust the temperature, exposure, and contrast of your photos, to switch between editing tools quickly, and to zoom in and out of your photos with ease.
But, my favorite quality of the controller is that it lets photographers do what photographers do best: focus on their creativity.
You will never again need to be interrupted by complicated procedures or distractions. The Tourbox Photo and Video Editing Controller essentially functions as an extension of your hand, and after using it, you’ll wonder how you ever worked without it before.
Let’s give a huge thank you to Daniel Marchione for doing an unboxing and review of the controller. A few important things to note that Marchione points out are that the controller features rubber grips underneath it, so it’s never going to slide around on you while you’re working.
Additionally, whereas other photo and video editing tools are a lot larger than the Tourbox, you can use this controller with just one hand and you don’t even need to move your hand. Every single button is accessible from one resting position because the entire controller measures 4” by 4.5”.
Plus, Ikan really thought of everything while they were creating this controller. Since the Tourbox plugs into your USB port on your laptop, they installed an additional USB port on the top of the controller to ensure you still have one when you need it.
And, as Marchione points out, there’s no point in having a video and editing tool that is customizable if you can’t play around with how you want your controller to act. Every button can be adjusted with one click of your mouse on the preset list until you understand the exact way you want your controller to function.
As I previously mentioned, the Tourbox comes with two layout presets, one for Photoshop and one for Lightroom, but if you need presets for other software, like Final Cut or Premiere, you can download them on the Ikan website.
So, let’s talk specs.
The Tourbox Photo and Video Editing Controller is compatible with both Windows and macOS. Each button is completely customizable so you can create your own personal presets, just how you like them.
I also wouldn’t be as stoked about this editing controller if it didn’t work with any software, because while Lightroom and Photoshop will always have my heart, I would hate to buy an editing controller that wouldn’t work with a cool new editing software in the future.
Importantly, it’s also designed ergonomically. There’s no reason to spend $60 on a mouse built with ergonomics in mind to turn around and buy an editing controller that isn’t. It’s slightly larger than your palm to ensure ease of use. Each button is incredibly pronounced. Essentially, it’s built like a modern video game controller.
It weighs 386g or just under 1 lb, so it's definitely not a burden to travel with.
It’s also built to last, which means you can throw it in your backpack, carry it around with you all day, and expect it to function as well as the day you purchased it.
You can pick up your Tourbox Photo and Video Editing Controller from Ikan for just $170 today.