Wolf King Warrior Gaming Pad Reviewhardnrg - February 17, 2008
I didn't really realize how good the Warrior Gaming Pad was until I played a Deathmatch game in Unreal Tournament 3. For this twitchy, itchy trigger finger style of play, the Warrior proved itself to be a worthy gaming peripheral, offering a very quick response and increased comfort. In Crysis, I felt the comfort instantly, but the game is not quite as demanding as Unreal Tournament 3 for movement, so I didn't notice the advantage of the Warrior's shorter key travel compared to my regular keyboard.
The Warrior didn't budge either in the flat or raised positions, and feels solid enough to take with you without the need for a hard protective case or box, but it would have been nice to see some sort of carrying bag or pouch to keep the Warrior inside during transport. You don't actually get anything in the box apart from the Warrior keyboard itself, but this is a good thing. There are no drivers, and no daft software to configure or reprogram the keys, it's just plug and play (that really works).
The only real downside is that you will have to relearn the position of some of the keys that have been relocated to totally different positions (e.g. K). The keys that are in "odd" positions are normally secondary game actions so it won't be a big issue to begin with, and then will gradually become a non-issue once you've become accustomed to the new layout.
- Ergonomic repositioned keys like Shift and Ctrl give better comfort
- Short key travel of just 3mm gives a hair-trigger response
- Stable and sturdy to bear frantic hammering of keys in any gaming situation
- Available in a range of colors to match your existing peripherals
- Plug and play, no software required
- Some practice is required to relearn some of the key positions
- A carrying bag/pouch would be a welcome bundled accessory