Belkin Nostromo Speedpad n52
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- Captures all the advantages of the critically acclaimed n50
- Cranks up the juice with advanced options to dominate your game
- Combines keyboard and gamepad into one small, easy-to-use device
- More tools for customizing your game than ever
- Designed with an intuitive nature and stylish versatility
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|Item Dimensions||97.64 x 113.78 x 36.61 in||7.35 x 6.04 x 2.13 in||9.1 x 11.2 x 3.5 in||3.7 x 5.1 x 8.3 in||9.4 x 11.2 x 3.4 in||7.87 x 11.22 x 1.97 in|
Built to conquer your enemy, the Nostromo SpeedPad n52 captures all the advantages of its critically acclaimed predecessor, the n50, and cranks up the juice with advanced options to dominate your game. It puts keyboard and gamepad functionality into one small and easy-to-use device, delivering more tools for customizing your game than ever. Using feedback from hundreds of gamers, Belkins engineers designed the n52s intuitive nature and stylish versatility to give you easy access to your arsenal of deadly maneuvers. So start programming up to 104 functions now and watch how dangerous you become.
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Built to conquer your enemy, the Nostromo SpeedPad n52 captures all the advantages of its critically acclaimed predecessor, the n50, and cranks up the juice with advanced options to dominate your game. It puts keyboard and gamepad functionality into one small and easy-to-use device, delivering more tools for customizing your game than ever. Using feedback from hundreds of gamers, our engineers designed the n52's intuitive nature and stylish versatility to give you easy access to your arsenal of deadly maneuvers. So start programming up to 104 functions now--and watch how dangerous you become.
Top customer reviews
I own both an n50 and an n52, and the n50 is adequate but the n52 is better in several ways, most notably for me in the d-pad feel and durability. For better or worse, I mapped my d-pad to WSAD. The extra keys (11-15) I found useful but not necessary. I did not experience the problems with the orange button that others have.
My n50 settings (for UT2k4 and BF2) migrated painlessly to the n52, thanks to the utility provided.
My only caveat would be for newer gamers to believe the n52 to be a "silver bullet" to "l33t pwnage of n00bz" that others might suggest. It will make a decent player better, but if you can't accurately fire, improving your mouse skills (or getting a better mouse) might be more worthwhile. It will make sucking less painful to your wrist no matter what -- carpal tunnel should not be the price of riding the learning curve.
Oops -- I forgot something -- those of you like me who tend to "push" their accessories may end up lifting their n52 from the rubber "feet" stuck to the bottom. My fix for that was to peel off the rubber and replace it with Velcro (which was how I attached my previous n50 as well.)
Update July 18, 2006 -- Broke the D-pad last night after approximately 300 hours playing time. The D-pad shaft snapped off at the button, much like how I broke my n50. Ordering another...now if I can just find the warranty info.
Update August 2, 2006 - I purchased and received a new n52 from Amazon a few days ago, but have not installed it. I'm still using my "broken" D-pad that I fixed using a small machine screw, J-B Weld (epoxy), and a vacuum plug intended for a carburetor. It feels more like the "thumbstick" from a Nintendo 64 controller and after a brief familiarization period, feels superior to the old way. I may modify the replacement in the same manner once my current n52 wears out completely.
Update September 14, 2007 - some time ago (a month or so) I broke the D-pad on my latest n52, and fixed it in the same manner as before. Not as easy to use this time, but I no longer sit at a large wooden desk with lots of Velcro to anchor the n52, having moved upstairs to use my Samsung HDTV. Once I get all of my furniture in place, things should improve.
When it came to creating profiles for the games, the shift states are a nice tool to have at your disposal so long as you learn to use them well. It multiplies the amount of keys that you can assign, but it also cuts away a couple keys for each shift state in order to have each state's toggle key. But that's only if you want to use the different shift states.
On the whole, I found the n52 to be pretty well designed, but still a bit lacking. I couldn't create a comfortable profile for a couple games because of how I couldn't get the hang of using the shift states all that well and without them I was lacking a few essential keys. There were no instructions on how to adjust the hand rest included in the package either. I did managed to look up online that you have to actually pull it off though. Pulling it off takes a lot of force, which I wasn't happy about for fears of breaking it, and the different positions aren't of much use to me. The scroll wheel and the top thumb button(the orange one) are pretty stiff and almost require you to shift your hand completely to use them. The thing is built like a brick though, and even while playing it didn't move much unless I wanted it to move. So that is a plus. I give it a 4 out of 5 because it works, its well made, but it has some flaws like the overly stiff buttons and missing instructions on how to adjust the hand rest.
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