If you’re in search of an editing controller to make your workflow faster, I believe you will like Tourbox Elite. It’s a Bluetooth editing controller, the first one to my knowledge, invented by the company TourBox Tech Inc. It’s tiny, nicely designed, meant to speed up your workflow no matter the editing program you use.
Let’s start with the immediately obvious: the design. It’s compact and sleek, and I quite like it. It even reminds me somewhat of video game controllers. It should fit on any desk, it has quite a few buttons and knobs, yet there are plenty of ways to use them.
Tourbox Elite comes programmed for Lightroom and Photoshop. However, you can use it in other programs as well. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t meant only for photographers. You can use it for video and sound editing, graphic design, and digital drawing or painting. You can connect it to Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Capture One; Clip Studio Paint, Comic Studio; Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and other programs.
The point of Tourbox Elite is to make editing, drawing and illustration not only faster, but also more intuitive. You can quickly change the functions of the knobs, dials, and buttons, and it lets you focus on the project only. Looking at the promo videos and gifs, I believe that it would take me a while to adjust to it. However, it seems like one of those gadgets that you can’t imagine editing without once you get used to using them.
TourBox Elite has been launched on Kickstarter where it has largely surpassed its $50,000 goal and earned $418,405 at the moment of writing this. You can preorder yours at the early bird prices of $178 and $206, and check out more available options on the project’s Kickstarter page.