Summary: First of all, this thing is definitely not a keyboard (despite its emulation of one), and second of all its not mechanically switch based. Third of all, the build quality is okay overall. The whole unit feels very plasticky but at its price, you can't really ask for more.
It works like it's supposed to, but not the way I need it to.
23 January 2013
Summary: I'm an online gamer, but I only have the use of one hand. I thought the gamepad would make things easier for me, but it actually made gaming more difficult. With only 4 function keys (F1-F4) and the strange layout of the non-movement keys it actually makes MY game nights very difficult.
Summary: In general, I do not understand how no one pointed out that the keys are unresponsive and lack sensitivity. Not one review on Newegg except for one person who mentioned it. You need to press the keys firmly in order for them to respond. Some keys you need to make sure to hit in the middle as well.
Pros: Comfortable, easy to get used to, price
Cons: UNRESPONSIVE KEYS, useless LED's under the keypad. Would be far more useful if they made the keys to light. No Enter key but there is an useless volume key using space. The light on top is not disturbing since you never look at it directly so do not bother with what people say about it.
Summary: The products does its job well enough I suppose. It does not allow you to program buttons per se, it has you alter the in game settings to match your needs and wants, however this often leads to the actual function of a key not matching what it woould normally do.
Cons: I play bf2 and to be honest i didnt realize all the keys I used until I got this pad and it just does not have enough. Ive tried remapping which works but its not a good feel.. In particular the map key in bf2 which really has no place on this pad...I use it ever other minute so i dont think I'll...