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Wolfking WARRIOR XXTREME Gamepad/Keyboard Review

Sagittaria    -   April 27, 2008
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Conclusion:

I honestly don't know what to make of the Wolfking WARRIOR XXTREME. On one hand - the WARRIOR XXTREME is extremely well built, backlit, and has the same awesome keypad as the original WARRIOR. It's comfortable, and improves my gaming by a fair margin, in terms of response time and overall gameplay. It's also easy to install, thanks to Plug and Play.

However, in reality, the XXTREME version of the WARRIOR just has an extra semi-full arrangement of keys added on the right-hand side, which are rather useless - as it's nearly impossible to type well using them. So, the WARRIOR XXTREME is larger than its predecessor, but to type effectively, you'll still need another full-size keyboard. Also, this gamepad also has a built-in USB hub - but like other Wolfking products, it's not USB 2.0 compliant. All in all, the extra keys are nice, but the WARRIOR XXTREME isn't exactly practical as a main keyboard, especially at its price point. So if you need a keypad that's capable of typing some game chat, and don't mind a steep learning curve or spending a bit more money - then go with the WARRIOR XXTREME. However, the rest of us will remain satisfied with the original, cheaper WARRIOR keypad, sitting alongside our regular keyboards.

 

Pros:

  • Original WARRIOR keypad
  • Extra keys to type with
  • Very well built
  • Backlit
  • Comfortable
  • Improves performance slightly

 

Cons:

  • Right keypad is somewhat useless
  • USB 1.1 ports
  • Slightly expensive

 

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