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-- Flexiglow Cyber Snipa Gamepad
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2005-10-08
-- Price: ~ $33.99 USD
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If you have used Flexiglow products before, they chose their name for a reason. Most of their products are geared toward gamers and the modding community. The Cyber Snipa is no different, as soon as you plug in the gamepad, you're greated with a bright blue light that shines from under the unit.

The light can be of help if you plan to use the pad in the dark. Since the keys do not light up, the blue light gives a nice glow off the black surface.

The middle crosshair lights up to show that the unit is powered on.

You can have both your regular keyboard plugged in while using this pad.

The Cyber Snipa documentation shows that it supports the following games:

  • Doom 3
  • Half-life 2
  • Call of Duty
  • Medal of Honor
  • Counter-strike
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Far Cry
  • Quake
  • Halo: Combat Evolved

I initially tested with Counter-Strike to get a feel of it all. I ran this on a Windows XP Pro machine where the pad was instantly recognized. Since it was noted on the packaging that CS was supported, it would be a good test to start with. As soon as the game loaded, all the keys were instantly mapped to the gamepad. I didn't have to do anything to get into the game with the new controller. The Q and E buttons I had changed from the default, and it was picked up immediately. Very impressive.

The real test I wanted to do, was use it with a game that wasn't listed. I wanted to see if it really did map keys instantly without relying on any specific game. I had just the game to test too. I recently picked up Ultimate Spiderman, which was a 3rd person view type of game. You get to control Spiderman or Venom across New York City. Anyway, the key configuration for the game uses the same WASD key combination as most FPS games. The key configuration from the game I had set was instantly picked up. I was jumping around and shooting webbing in no time.

Overall, the Cyber Snipa gamepad is a great addition to any gamers arsenal. The ability to instantly use your already set key configuration from your games makes this extremely easy to use.



Pros:

  • Instant key recognition from your games
  • USB operation
  • Foamy and comfortable wrist pad


Cons:

  • Alt and N key in a tough spot

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