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TrackIr 5 Premium Head Tracking for Gaming

by NaturalPoint
Windows Vista / XP / 2000
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews) 24 answered questions

Price: $149.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Increased realism enhances your game experience through subtle immersion. Note:Item does not include TrackClip PRO.

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TrackIr 5 Premium Head Tracking for Gaming + Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System for PC + Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals
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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0029M6VKA
  • Media: Electronics
  • Release Date: February 22, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Put your head in the game! TrackIR is a cutting edge experience that makes you part of the game.Now your game knows exactly where you are sitting,leaing, and looking, in true 3d space! Take your PC gaming to astonishing new levels of realism and immersion. Bring your game view to life!

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88 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars slight better than v4 December 26, 2009
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Compared to the Trackir v4, the v5 is smoothier, and in general you don't need to "recenter" very often. Also, you have more room to move your head, specially when leaning. Considering that v4 is already a 5 star device in my opinion, you can't go wrong with v5. If you have a v4, there is really no necessity to upgrade, but if you're going for your first trackir, don't hesitate - buy v5.
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127 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most important flight sim add-on! December 20, 2009
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I fly Microsoft Flight Sim X as a way to keep my head in flying while I cannot afford to exersize my real life certificate. I've been wanting one of these for a while and during the wait, Natural Point put out the new version 5. I finally bought it and, all I can say is "WOW!"

Okay, that's not all I can say. When the package arrived, quickly I might add, from GoGamer, I was surprised at the size of the box. It was well over-packed and protected from the rigors of shipping. The actual unit is quite small. Unpacking from the bubble package is easier than the normal bubble packaging, too. I was going to wait for Christmas, put it under the tree, etc. but the kids will just have to understand!

Setup is a snap. Installed the software from the website first, then plugged it all up. It just works. I picked one of the default profiles and went flying. It was wonderful to look around the airplane, although I habitually use the hat switch which is now largely useless. I haven't even explored all the settings, profiles, or adjusted anything but the flying is 100% better. I turned my head to look where the runway is! Simple thing, but so, so important for realism. Imagine leaning in forward to see and set the radio, or turn the OBS knob to a precise setting, or craning your neck up to see over the dash better. I'm hoping today to explore the settings some more. I picked a profile that moves actually too well. I need to expand the "dead zone" just a bit so my head movements don't make flying into what my wife calls a puke ride. It isn't of course.

The only difficulty I've had so far is trying to assign buttons for "Center" and "Pause" to my Saitek yoke. I haven't figured out how to make it work. But this is due to my not having explored the software yet.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Whole New Experience October 22, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have enjoyed flight sims for many years but I have NEVER enjoyed them this much!

I bought this head tracking system for use with IL-2 and X-Plane, it works wonderfully with both. Keeping an enemy plane in sight is a breeze and flying a good pattern/approach has never been so simple. TrackIR has reinvigorated my enthusiasm for these games. I don't think I could ever go back to the old HAT switch on the joystick to change views.

It is a bit disorienting for the first few minutes. You have to wrap your brain around the fact that a head turn of less than 90 degrees might produce a view change of 180 degrees or more. But really, the learning curve is minimal.

This unit is much smaller than you think it might be from the pictures, which I think is a good thing. The mount for the "camera" is not universal and you may have to get creative in attaching it to your monitor. The reflector clip you need to attach to a cap (not supplied) feels very flimsy but reflector tape is readily available and making a more sturdy unit would not be difficult at all.

The instruction say the maximum range is around 5 feet, but I am using it at a distance of around 7-8 feet (I use a large plasma screen) with moderate lighting. It has not lost the tracking even once at that distance. No software came with my unit but the needed software is readily available on the manufacturer's website. Installation was a bit touchy and the PC needed to be rebooted after running the setup program. Time needs to be taken with the software to get it set to your preferences but in all this took only about a half hour and was very intuitive.

So is it worth the money? As far as how much it enhances your enjoyment of the games, the answer is a huge YES!
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Situational awareness in a box October 16, 2009
By Bryan
Yes it's expensive but one you have used it, you can't live without it. Using a hat-switch to look around in air combat simulations cannot compare to simply moving your head naturally to pan around as if you are in the plane. Once you own one, flying without it is just not worth it. Do yourself a favor and buy one. I bought mine directly from the trackir website. You can get a better deal by buying from Amazon or an Amazon retailer.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sreious Sim Gamer? This is a Must Have Item May 5, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
In the several years that I have been a fan of Flight Sim, from Sublogic to FSX, there has been only a hand full it items that has been rule changes in the way one plays.

This product is at the top of the list. Not only is it a snap to setup and get running (took less than 10 minuets). TrackIR 5 has literally changed how I play and enjoy Flight Sim X and Black Shark. Before I got the Track IR, using a HAT switch to pan inside and outside of the aircraft got the job done. The HAT switch is, in my opinion great for changing your view outside of the SIM aircraft. For the record, the HAT switch (even with the Track IR) is still the best way to pan external views.

In terms if developing an awareness of your location, speed, since of movement, and your position relative to where you want your sim plane to be, this tool is hands-down, a game changer. It takes a little getting use to. For me, I have never used a tool that lets me simply look in the direction I want to move to in a natural way. You may need to make a few simple adjustments to the speed and smoothness controls for your taste. However, once you have done that, a new Flight Sim world opens up to you.

I was a bit reluctant to buy this product. But there is enough information on the internet, to give you a real understand of how this tool is supposed to work. And it works very well. If you buy only one add on for Flight Sim, this is the add on to buy. I bought TrackIR 5, without the track clip. It really works well, and I don't have to always wear a headset to use the TrackIR.

I would recommend the TrackIR to any serious Flight or Race sim fan out there. You might think that the unit is a little expensive. I had my reservations, but I am so glad I bought it, and so will you once you buy one for yourself!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a wonderful choice. A bit awkward for me at first
If you don't own a VR headset, and want a little extra immersion, this is a wonderful choice. A bit awkward for me at first, but now it feels weird if I don't use it.
Published 6 days ago by Lucas Groom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great in DCS!
Published 9 days ago by aubrey pogue
5.0 out of 5 stars Was a bit of a trip to learn how to ...
Was a bit of a trip to learn how to setup, but once setup, gives me an ENORMOUS advantage over my friends and opponents. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Kieran
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the extra dimension this adds to my simulator games. Works without flaw. Easy to manage.
Published 15 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works good
Published 15 days ago by Adrian Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
This is so cool! Even you friends will know your looking at T&A...
Published 18 days ago by Ted Lyman
5.0 out of 5 stars it works the best with Elite Dangerous
I bought this primarily to use with Elite Dangerous, but found it also works well with Star Citizen and Arma III. So far, it works the best with Elite Dangerous. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Eric Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars It felt like the computer read my mind
I put the unit on a tripod above my line of sight. You eyes and glasses can reflect the IR signal spoofing it. After that I just had to think "what is my current heading? Read more
Published 23 days ago by J. D. Rawle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great
Published 28 days ago by Robert Rodriguez
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tracking for flight sims until VR gets better..
Although the TrackIR in my opinion will be replaced in the future by VR headsets, such as the Oculus Rift, this is still a must have for all flight or space sim enthusiasts. Read more
Published 1 month ago by turtleXings
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