Wolfking Warrior XXtreme Gaming Keyboard

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

As I have already mentioned, the Warrior XXtreme is a definite departure from the normal QWERTY keyboard. Although at first glance it may seem like an ergonomic keyboard, with the keys split over 2 halves, it is actually 2 separate sets of keys.
 

The left disc, features almost everything you would expect to find on a normal keyboard, with the exception of some punctuation, a backspace key and other minor keys. As you can see, the keys are arranged to make the standard WASD movement layout easier to control, as well as making the surrounding keys more ergonomically friendly for a gamers left hand. It is also worth noting that the keyboard has a US layout, in that the @ symbol is printed on the 2 key, and the “ symbol is printed on the ‘ key.

Even number and function keys are easy to reach, and the sheer amount of keys available should be more than any gamer needs.
 

The right disc however, is geared more towards typing, and is designed so that you can type with one hand alone. Although the order may look slightly baffling, it is in fact a QWERTY keyboard, with the right side placed under the left side. This disc also features cursor keys, and everything that was missing from the first disc. And that round circular button in between both discs is a space button, for easy access when using the right disc for typing.
 

The top of the keyboard features 7 further buttons. 3 of which are volume control, 1 is the escape key, another is a shortcut to start your internet browser, another activates the keyboard “Blue Moon” backlight, and the final button is “K-Lock”. This, as you can guess locks the K key, which is usually used for voice communications, basically meaning you are always transmitting your voice. I think this is an excellent feature which I can see being utilised by many gamers.

Finally the Warrior XXtreme features 2 USB ports on the top right of the keyboard, which I think is always a good feature to add, as USB ports can often be lacking with the wide range of peripherals available today.
 
 
 
 
The backlight is fantastic on the Warrior XXtreme. It is visible clearly in the day, as well as the night, and really helps during those late night gaming sessions.
 
 
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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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