is a member
of the Sidewinder
series of device
s. It is specifically made for Real Time Strategy game
s. The device
, which looks something like a mouse
, is meant to augment your button
pressing capability. It works like any other chord
based input device
, except there is system software
by which you can program in macros
to run certain sets of buttons as key strokes.
I have one, and have found it to be too high of a learning curve
to use properly
. If you are a serious RTS gamer, however, then this combined with a high precision mouse, is definately the device for you to replace the mundane keyboard
for competitive use.
The device is being advertised to go along with Microsoft
's Age of Empires
2 expansion: The Conquerors
's input devices have traditionally been of excellent quality, which is suprising from a company
who gets so much flack
over the quality of its software.