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Date: November 21st, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: WolfKing
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CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS



With the Warrior XXtreme, Wolfking set out to improve on the already great Warrior game pad by including the ability to chat and execute commands, something that was missing from its predecessor. The type of gamer you are will determine whether or not the addition of this modified QWERTY keyboard is welcome or just in the way. It became obvious early on in my testing that RPG gamers would be the ones making use of the Warrior XXtreme's full potential. Commands and menus can be easily accessed without having to go back to a standard keyboard, making it a good all-in-one solution provided you don't need quick access to the keys.


Unfortunately, I just wasn't able to find a practical use for the right side of the keyboard when playing any FPS game. All the keys I needed immediate access to were exactly where I needed them to be on the left side. Using the right side for one-handed typing proved to be too cumbersome and I found it easier to use a standard keyboard for any text input. So in conclusion, FPS gamers should stick to the original Warrior, while many RPG gamers will find the new XXtreme a welcome addition to their gaming arsenal.


Pros:


- Solid construction
- Comfortable, ergonomic design
- Useful key layout on left side
- Two USB ports
- Blue backlighting can be turned on or off


Cons:


- One handed typing on right side is slow and difficult
- Almost as large as a regular keyboard; takes up space

 

 

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