After a slight hick-up, I recieved my dual Gladiator sticks. I love the quality. Prompt reply to all my questions.
10/10, would recommend.
Amazing sticks, you just can't get the same immersion let alone fine control on keyboards or some of the budget sticks. These have been a blast but for those looking at these i'd recommend getting one standard and one premium as that 8 way anolog hat switch is handy. For those like myself who bought just the standards you can buy updgrade kits from VKB but have to via email and they cost around $70aud.
I haven't much experience in this area of gaming, how ever I very much appreciate the love and care put into this product. Comes in at a great price and even being the base model has plenty of buttons for bindings. The product support and ability to personalise the product is amazing, from changing springs, too, custom lighting effects. The software seems very powerful. however, probable a bit of a learning curve.
Very much recommend.
I only have 1 complaint the product has Excellent build and function but..... I can no longer use power management to turn off my screen after a designated time frame nor does my screen saver work for the above to work I have to unplug both my joysticks and then power management and screesaver work. Any fixes?
Thank you very much for your product review.
Unfortunately, the power management issue is a known problem with MS Windows. It can affect any peripherals and is not specific to VKB products.
Please ensure your MS Windows is up to date.
Alternatively, a cheap solution would be to install a USB switch.
We hope this helps.
Regards, VKB Support team
Fantastically durable, calibration remains pristine after multiple falls from my desk and intense Project Wingman sessions.
I bought the standard version but I am regretting not going for the premium, definitely worth the cost if you're looking for something to justify the extra $$$. (Or perhaps I now have a reason to buy a premium lefty and swap the thumb stick over.)
I've heard from some that their joystick self configured itself to their games, I was not fortunate enough and it was a ~20ish minute struggle to configure everything and download 3rd party software for every game.
Be careful if you have ginormous hands, like my fathers 14cm palm wide hands which practically ingulfed the stick like it was a crayon stuck in a bushel of bananas, causing great discomfort.
This does not feel cheap in any way and looks fantastic, the texture and shape works perfectly for me. An amazing product. Will be buying from VKB again, far outclassing all other company's, including the Warthog which costs 4x the price but is all bells and whistles whilst only being half the quality of the GLADIATOR!!!
We thank you very much for your great and detailed review.
We are very happy that you like the Gladiator EVO and it looks like you have found a controller that really meets your needs!
Cheers, VKB Support team