Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit- March 27, 2007
Would I be thankful if someone gave me this as a gift? Sure. Would I seek one out on my own? Absolutely not. There is not a lot to say about testing the PGCU. It feels pretty much the same as using a half a keyboard. Really simple stuff here folks. It is responsive and the install is straight forward, as you would expect. The hat switch is definitely useful although, I wouldn’t assign a terribly vital command to it if you happen to be right handed as the majority is. My performance was not improved nor adversely affected by the PGCU in any of the games tested. At the worst, I may have lost a few kills here and there as people passing by would waste my time with inane questions about it.
One feature that would go under the “Useless” column is how the Pro Gamer shamelessly broadcasts the company name out of its ass end in case you forget who built it. This is like Batman having self-confidence issues and turning on the bat light to remind himself who he is. I found this to be a pointless addition to a device that wasn’t exactly oozing purpose in the first place. This was the final kicker that made the PGCU more Bruce Wayne than Batman. More for the spoiled brat than those looking for something sleek and purposeful.
- Neat niche item appeal
- Looks great
- Handy for space restricted areas
- Good for LAN parties
- Superfluous item
- Not built as well as other Saitek gear
- Doesn't enhance gameplay
- Friends will mock you