Reviews and Problems with Intel Wireless Series Gamepad
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Intel Wireless Series Gamepad - not for xp professional
22 February 2002
Summary: This item is a great idea, however it does not install on windows xp professional, even though the intel faq says it does. The intel customer support says that there are major problmes with the mouse, keyboard and gamepad (they only list the minor problems on there compatibility faq)), they dont bother to tell you that they do not work at all on many peoples xp professional However if you have 98,me,xp home, or 2000 professional(wow 2000 pro and not xp pro) then buy this...
Summary: This game pad is not only beautiful to look at and hold but is very functional as well. The mouse function is perfect for playing 3D video games such as American Mcgee's Alice and Clive Barkers Undying. It can be programmed to be both a mouse and a keyboard at the same time! The response rate is fantastic and the wireless freedom is outstanding! This pad is very durable and should last for years as long as you don't abuse it to badly.
Summary: This item is super-cool and works perfectly for me. This is one of the few devices where I just inserted the CD, pushed a button, and it worked. The software that configures the gamepad to push various key combinations on your keyboard worked perfectly and was easy to understand and operate. The gamepads feel good, respond quickly, and are studded with lots of buttons.
Summary: The gamepad works well. The range on this baby is more then advertised (3 yards)...it worked even when I went downstairs to test its distance. Installation was a breeze and installation guides were helpful. I have WinXP Prof, drivers are available from intel's website, however no software utilities are available as of this review for XP. The feature to use the gamepad as a mouse is surprising and cool.
Summary: I purchased the gamepad, base station, & keyboard several months ago. I had to call Tech Support because my D-pad kept falling off. They really didn't have an answer, so I returned it & got another one. It did the same thing, so I carefully super-glued it on. After that, it has worked great. I use my TV as a monitor & sit on my couch & surf the internet with it. So the range is great & it does not need line of sight.
Summary: According to the review, it need to buy the base seperately? Weird.. but IMHO, holding this device in the air w/o support for hours your arms are going to sore... So I don't think this is a really good design. I perfer going back to the Joystick. (And I never liked the gamepad type of control either) But I still like the 900MHz wireless part, atleast one less cable for me to trip over...