Reviews and Problems with Saitek Cyborg Command Unit
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Clunky, uncomfortable, cheaply built
Francis V. Kelley "Kill them all, I absolve you.", Amazon
3 January 2010
Summary: This device is not very comfortable. I have small hands and the inability to adjust the wrist rest was a big drawback. The thumb stick can be rotated and pulled in and out but I noticed my thumb got fatigued because I had to reach a bit to use it. Overall the device is made from cheap plastic, it's lightweight and feels as though one bad drop onto the floor would break it.
Summary: cheaper than a nostromo n52...buttons are responsive...my major complaint is that the buttons are offset like a keyboard...if they would have put the buttons directly above/below each other i would have given this 2 more stars
Summary: I originally derided the device for many initial flaws but deceptive good looks, but after a software update that dramatically improved its functionality (I really like the dimmer control, not even the logitech gives this degree of adjustment) and the application of a little lubricant to the keys (maybe they will figure this out in manufacturing eventually) I had to completely change my opinion about this handy little pick axe.
Good gaming device but dont last longer after heavy gaming.
Nathan E. Christ, Amazon
1 March 2009
Summary: I purchased Cyborg Command Unit to replace my aged Nostromo N52 for my new-built computer back in May 2008. I found that this device was superior to N52 with more soft buttons, mini joystick instead of old-time D-pad, and good performance. I used it on FPS PC games such as Oblivion, Star Wars Battlefront II, Orange Box, and GTAIV for many times. However, profile software is not friendly as N52's. It required fairly learning curve to create profiles.
Summary: My main complaint about this controller is that when a key is pushed to move my player, regardless of direction, it will continue to drift after the key has been released and will only stop after another key is depressed. This is completely unexceptable. I've been using it for about six months now and am fed up. I think it's high time to purchase a Belkin unit.
Summary: I used to wonder why I would see these devices in opened packages on retailer shelves. It was clear they were returned frequently. After receiving this item yesterday and spending several hours trying to decipher its software I can now fully understand why this was the case. I am a sort of PC game gadget junkie. I own a lot of gaming devices/controllers and have seen my share of dedicated software for these things.
Summary: I am giving this controller 2 stars because I had too many issues with keys that would send their strokes multiple times. I used it for playing poker and at times I would press a key for one window, the controller would continue sending that key to other windows causing me to lose money. I promptly stopped using it and have the Wolf King command pad.
Summary: Created for long manly fingers, which I do not have, I have small girly hands and although I did keep it since I desperately needed it I found myself re-adjusting the set up over and over, I just never got comfortable with it. The programing is insane, I tried to figure it out but just could not. When they mean this item is adjustable they mean ONLY the thumb pad is, kinda deceiving since it looks like you could also adjust the base and make it shorter, not so.
Summary: I've had 2 of these. TWO. I loved the first one so much that when it broke after only a few months of use, I had to buy another. Well the second one just broke - almost on cue, actually. This is a great unit when it works. The buttons are nice, the positions is good, and I found that it really helped me play better as I wasn't alwsays looking for buttons and finger positioning. The problem is that it's made VERY cheaply.
Summary: After reading many positive reviews I purchased this gamepad. Unfortunately I can not get it to even work on my laptop. I purchased it for online games such as World of Warcraft. I downloaded the latest Vista drivers from the Saitek website but it still fails to work with WOW. I now have an attractive paperweight.