Having grown up with games since the early days of 8-bit until the current consoles we know today, it’s apparent the world of gaming has grown up – and so have the gamers. With that in mind, we set out to create something that spoke to us. In the end, it became the dopest, most refined controller we could dream up. Designed for SON, a lifestyle gaming brand based in New York, S1 is a fully reimagined video game controller from the ground up. It features an oversized aluminum base to fit adult hands, a solid walnut face to let those sweaty hands breathe and height adjustable joysticks for every thumb out there. Not to mention it plays nice with your coffee table.
2015 IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards), Finalist
The Gentleman’s Coolective, “KEM STUDIO Wood and Aluminum Video Controllers,” 
HiConsumption, “Wood and Aluminum S1 Video Game Controllers,” by Bobby Bernstein, 
Stuff, “Walnut Gamepad Seeks Sophisticated Gamer For Posh Fragging & Nights On The Couch,” by Justin Mahboubian-Jones, 2015
GamingGadgets, “S1 Video Dame Controller – Luxury Gamepad Made Of Wood & Aluminum,” 2015
Mike Shouts, “Finally, A Luxury Game Controller For the Grown Ups W/O Looking Too Ostentatious,” by Mike Chua, 2015
Gizmodo UK, “A Controller So Beautiful You Might Not Care if it’s Actually Crap,” by Andrew Liszewski, 2015
ObywatelHD, “S1 and Xbox Elite One – Two Interesting Approaches To Controllers,” by Simon Adamus, 2015
Refined Guy, “KEM STUDIO S1: Game Controller Made From Wood and Aluminum,” 2015
Heavy Metal, “Caution: Game Controller Not Intended for Use by Children,” 2015
if it’s hip, it’s here, “A Game Controller For Grown-Ups With Good Taste,” 2015