TourBox makes a controller for any creative software like Photoshop, Lightroom, PaintTool SAI, Capture one, Final cut pro, Premiere, and more. The comprehensive customized feature can adapt to any work scenarios. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Milpitas, California.
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Oct 31, 2023
TourBox Complex software like Adobe Photoshop or Final Cut Pro are incredibly sophisticated applications with thousands of possible functions and adjustments. Anyone who works full-time with these fantastic tools knows that adjusting all the possible parameters when working on images or projects can eat up hours. A keyboard and mouse aren’t always the most efficient tools to get the best from these sophisticated applications. Recently, there have been hardware aids designed for advanced users of Photoshop and other creative packages. For example, Loupedeck – which Logitech recently acquired – has been making special hardware devices for speeding up a digital workflow and combining multiple and complex actions into a single keypress on a device. This month, I’m looking at the TourBox Elite, a sophisticated input device that can transform how you use Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and Capture One. There are two flavors of TourBox: the Elite model can be used wired or wirelessly, while the TourBox Neo does away with the Bluetooth wireless function of the Elite model. The TourBox Elite is a substantial device that can replace a mouse and keyboard when using creative software. The TourBox Elite can connect to a computer using Bluetooth or USB-C cable. It has a plethora of ... [+] controls including scroll wheels, knobs, buttons and clusters. Each of these comes pre-programmed for a wide range of software but they can all be customised. TourBox The TourBox Elite feels incredibly well-built and is heavy enough to stay on any surface without sliding around. The device has 10 different controls and buttons, which include rotary knobs, a scroll wheel, a cursor cluster and various single buttons. All the controls can be programmed to trigger functions with various software applications. The functions that the controls trigger or change will vary depending on the software package being used at the time. Power users can also assign specific tasks to a control depending on their program. Fortunately, the TourBox Elite software package TourBox Console 5 is already set up with the most common functions for various applications. TourBox has ensured the software is exceptionally usable, comes ready to work with your favorite software, and may not even need any customization. The TourBox Console 5 software is an elegant piece of programming and if does a good job of showing ... [+] what each control can do. Mark Sparrow The main update to the latest version of TourBox Console is an enhanced interaction called WonderFlow. This feature enables digital creatives to immerse themselves in the editing process in a way that’s impossible with traditional software. The software lets TourBox users create panels with a bespoke selection of favorite and frequently used design tools, functions and presets. The software can construct a customized workflow that speeds up and improves the entire editing process to reflect how you work. Let’s look at the main features of the TourBox system. The TourMenu DynamicPanel is the source of WonderFlow’s flexibility. It’s a customizable toolbox that simplifies the creative process, bringing all the essential parameter settings into one user-friendly interface. The DynamicPanel does away with the need to navigate through complex functions, menus and keyboard shortcuts. The Ease-Tuning feature makes the entire editing process more flexible. It’s compatible with popular software packages like Lightroom Classic, Capture One and Premiere. Ease-Tuning lets designers adjust parameters on the TourMenu. The developer of TourBox describes it as having a precision mouse extension at your fingertips so you can see real-time adjustments on the screen with much faster speed and improved responsiveness. Adjusting brightness levels or tweaking shadows and highlights is much easier using TourBox Elite ... [+] instead of a mouse and menus. TourBox The MagicDrawer is an integral part of the DynamicPanel. It’s a virtual organizer that can categorize tools around project types, whether video editing or Illustrator. MagicDrawer offers a seamless transition between creative workflows, so the right tools are always available just when they are needed. Dividers are a feature available in the software that can categorize tasks so they can be logically arranged and sorted to reflect how you work. You can think of Dividers as virtual filing cabinets that bring structure to a workflow while enabling creators to move seamlessly between different creative packages. Perhaps the most impressive feature for me is the Smart HUD. This tool complements WonderFlow with an overlay on your computer’s display showing various tools and functions available from each control, depending on the projects and software used. The HUD cuts down the learning curve of TourBox and removes a lot of the struggle of remembering which functions are assigned to which controls on the TourBox Elite. Learning to use the TourBox takes a little time but once you have the knack of using it you won't ... [+] want to go back to a keyboard and mouse. TourBox The HUD makes the TourBox Elite and the software you are using much more accessible to interact with. When correctly set up and following a few hours of use, you may never need to use your mouse again, at least not for 95% of the time you are working on a project. When used with a graphics tablet, TourBox could streamline your workflow so you could do away with the keyboard and mouse almost completely. Alongside WonderFlow, the TourBox Console 5 software includes a brand-new series of presets for image manipulation, video editing, digital painting and even music software. TourBox Console 5 is compatible with packages like Capture One, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Clip Studio Paint, PaintTool SAI and MAX/MSP, making the TourBox one of the most versatile and design tools for boosting the productivity of your creative process. Verdict: If you are a Photoshop power user or spend hours working away with almost any creative software, TourBox Elite can substitute for a mouse and keyboard, boosting your productivity by providing direct control and adjustment for virtually any parameter in the software. Imagine being able to adjust all the image settings simply by pressing a few buttons or twisting a knob. There is quite a steep learning curve with the TourBox system, but the developers have done a great job of providing all the presets most people might need. It takes a bit of practice to wean yourself off using a mouse and keyboard, but with perseverance, you can retrain your muscle memory to work with new and more efficient workflows. Recommended. Pricing & Availability: The TourBox Elite is available now, starting at $225.12 / €268. The wired and non-Bluetooth TourBox Neo sells from $141. 96 / €169. Weight: 376g without batteries. Motor: Linear motor.
TourBox Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was TourBox founded?
TourBox was founded in 2018.
Where is TourBox's headquarters?
TourBox's headquarters is located at Milpitas.
What is TourBox's latest funding round?
TourBox's latest funding round is Series B.
Who are the investors of TourBox?
Investors of TourBox include Hefei Industry Investment Group, Yunsong Investment, Anhui Guoyuan Financial Holding and Hefei Hi-Tech Investment.
Who are TourBox's competitors?
Competitors of TourBox include Loupedeck.
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