Wolfking Warrior XXtreme Gaming Keyboard

Introduction

Introduction

We have pointed out in the past how easy it is to concentrate on the main components of your gaming system, and then skimp on the peripherals, when really these could be the items which win or lose a game.

It seems however, that most gamers have now firmly embraced this market, and this has only served to make manufacturers release more and more gaming input devices.

Today, I will be reviewing the Wolfking Warrior XXtreme, which is most certainly a more abstract take on a gaming keyboard. But at Overclock3D, we love variation and new ideas, so let’s see what this keyboard has to offer gamers.

Packaging

The packaging looks fairly standard from the outside, although no real information is given about the keyboard without reading the small print on the back. May I also add that there were more than 1 spelling or grammar errors on the rear of the packaging, which presents anything but a professional look.
 
 
Straying away from the standard “box” packaging, the Warrior XXtreme has a handle at the top, and a lid which opens up to reveal the keyboard, allowing a real look at what you are buying without damaging the packaging whatsoever. Given the bizarre layout of this keyboard, I think allowing the customer to see for themselves is a brilliant idea.
 
 

The keyboard itself is then packaged in a blister pack, and although this doesn’t really protect the keyboard that well, it isn’t the most sensitive of components, so this should be sufficient.
 


Package

The only thing included with the Warrior XXtreme is a small manual, which actually proves very helpful in teaching you how to use the keyboard (because let’s face it, it looks daunting!). It includes help with how to type, and a very detailed guide suggesting which buttons to use for which gaming controls. The keyboard requires no extra drivers, so there is no driver CD included.
 
Specifications

Let’s take a look at the features of the Warrior XXtreme, taken from the back of the packaging. Unfortunately, the Wolfking website doesn’t offer much in the way of a features list, with many of the main features being left out. There is also no technical data on their website (that I could find) so if you are into the jargon, you will have to get your fix from somewhere else.

  • All the important control keys for FPS and RPG games are accessible with minimal changing of hand position.
  • Unique Hybrid design combines the patented Warrior 52 key game pad with an additional 47 “QWERTY” keys and controls enabling broad game compatibility and single handed text entry.
  • Ergonomic Warrior game pad area features innovative vertical space bar, enlarged and aligned “WASD” layout, dual “CTRL” and custom oversized keys to maximise comfort, increase control and accommodate different user hand sizes.
  • Audio controls and “K-Lock” key for convenient communication.
  • “Blue Moon” backlight can be turned on or off.
  • 2 Elevation risers for optimal height adjustment.
  • Compact size for convenient transport, saves desktop space to allow for more efficient mouse positioning.
  • Top surface features piano black finish with matte side coating.
  • Flexible 3-layer silicon membrane for extremely quiet use.
  • Specially weighted key press mechanism.
  • Keyboad lifespan rated at over 10 million keystrokes.
  • 2 USB ports for convenient desktop attachment or additional USB devices.
  • Precision weighted board. Provides stability and quiet operation.
  • USB 2.0 connector, plug and play, no drivers required.
  • Special circular space bar positioned for easy access during single handed text entry.
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Most Recent Comments

18-07-2008, 09:27:21

PV5150
Can abstract design in gaming keyboards really aid gamers? Dave Stevens gives his take on whether the Wolfking Warrior XXtreme Gaming Keyboard really has the goods.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...122844268s.jpg

Review here

18-07-2008, 15:51:55

wigseryc
I'd hate to have to type a 5000 word essay with that thing :\

19-07-2008, 04:48:42

daniel-kun
Ugliest. Keybord. Ever.

19-07-2008, 07:27:52

Raging
first 2 pics are the same mate

31-07-2008, 09:37:23

Lynx
Do people actually buy these things??



I mean fair enough if you are an FPS addict and neve leave the game rofl, but say u need to chat how annoying, and why would this make this easier to play games? its just a gimmick tbh.

stick with good NORMAL ones

31-07-2008, 09:51:21

ionicle
if you have two pc's, one for gaming, one for msn, internet, everything else, this would be good for the former, maybe, once your used to it..

31-07-2008, 14:02:53

Pseudonym
Aye, or have a typing keyboard and a gaming keyboard and just plug it in as/when you need it. (Just got to the end and saw the mini version. I was going to say they could do with one, but obviously, now i don't have to.)

You'd have to have a decent mic though, because no way would i be typing messages out on that thing when gaming.

As the typing part is built for one handed typing, it might be a good idea to put a variation of one handed dvorak on it.

01-08-2008, 05:56:58

Rastalovich
U can plug loads of keyboards in at the same time Similarly with mice.

01-08-2008, 08:25:33

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
U can plug loads of keyboards in at the same time Similarly with mice.
Mice can interfere with each other a bit though sometimes as happened to me
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