Date: September 13th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Logitech
<---SHOP FOR A LOGITECH RUMBLEPAD 2 VIBRATION PC GAMEPAD
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
Dual vibration feedback motors :
Feel all the hits, crashes, explosions, and many more effects .
Rubber grips : Specially textured rubber gives
you a solid grip
Familiar button layout : 10 programmable action
buttons, plus Mode and Vibration selectors and 8-way D-pad
Analog control : Two analog sticks give you a performance
edge with smooth 360-degree control
Software included : Customize buttons, download
game profiles, assign shift-button, and more
- PC with Pentium® processor or compatible
- 64 MB RAM
- 20 MB of available hard disk space
- CD-ROM drive
- USB port
- Windows® 98, 2000, Me, or XP
- Macintosh® with USB port
- Mac® OS 9 or Mac® OS 10.x or higher
For the affordable price of ~US$25, you will receive.
The product box is fairly standard and allows the consumer
to get a good look at the gamepad before making the purchase. EA Games(r)
has officially verified that this gamepad will work with their new 2005
line of driving and sports games like Madden NFL 2005 and Nascar Thunder
2005 just to name a couple.
Once the protective cardboard has been removed, the first
thing that will fall out onto your lap is the product manual, ergonomic
information along with the driver and software CD. The documentation
is in plan english and is easy to follow. The CD Driver installation
is practically fool proof and sets the controller up in a blistering
30 seconds and that is if you are distracted a couple times to have
a quick couple sips of that fresh coffee or Jolt Cola.
Next and last out of the box is the controller. Now I
won't be going into much on this controller in this section other than
it uses a standard USB port for easy installation. I will go into more
detail in my testing section.
Let's face it, US$25 bucks is not all that bad for a high
quality vibration feedback PC controller. Some people might say, "Why
do you think that?". Well, seeing that in the gaming market a gaming
mouse pad can be tagged with a ridiculous US$50 pricetag for some models,
a whole controller for half the price seems to be quite the deal. I
myself thought that this controller was going to be at least US$50+
dollars only to be pleasantly surprised when I found out just how cheap
it really is.