Date: June 25th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Saitek
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES (From Saitek)
Control unit for keyboard-oriented games
Pro Gamer Command Pad combines the controls essential to First Person Shooter and Strategy games in one unit making them fast and easy to reach in the heat of battle.
Backlit device for First Person Shooter (FPS) & Real Time Strategy (RTS) gaming
Ergonomic keypad with laser etched keys so characters are visible in any lighting environment; ideal for late night gaming session and LAN parties
4-way analog hat switch
20 buttons including space, shift function and 3 mode states for up to 144 programmable commands
Adjustable thumb control area has 2 way tilt mechanism, slides forwards and backwards, pivots up and down
The front of the box has a cutout giving the buyer a nice view of the product. The rest of the packaging is pretty no-frills with the features listed on the back in a few different languages. Also it should be noted that Saitek designed this for left handed use only.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
In addition to the keyboard with a 6 foot long USB cord attached, a software CD and a manual are included. Pretty basic stuff.
The unit has a total of 21 numbered keys, a left thumb stick, and a switch to change between three different modes – normal (or “user” mode), FPS, and RTS. Each mode is represented by a different color. Like other Saitek keyboards, the keys are laser etched and backlit.
A look at the back shows two rubber pads near the top and one at the bottom to help keep the unit from sliding around.