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Wolf King Timberwolf Gaming Keyboard

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Firehed 30th June 2007, 05:55 Quote
I've had one of those for ages - I was always quite happy with it for gaming, but likewise didn't love it for daily use thanks to the cramped keyboard.
Neogumbercules 30th June 2007, 08:02 Quote
Seems decent. The picture on the box is STUPID.
Tyinsar 30th June 2007, 08:29 Quote
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It would have honestly seemed a better idea to remove the 1-9 buttons, which are already repeated on the gaming pad
:| What about the shift states of those keys? For those of us that use the "1-9" above the qwerty keys that would have made this an almost useless keyboard. (Since first playing around on an IBM-XT clone I've used the "numpad" as cursor keys (there were no mice at the time) and the top keys as numbers)

But then again - since I can't play FPS (motion-sickness), and since I'm a lefty, all can say is meh
[cibyr] 30th June 2007, 10:13 Quote
For those who are worried about the keyboard being crap for typing on there's also the Wolfclaw Devour, which is just the keypad bit from the left side, with some extra buttons. I'm thinking pretty hard about getting one for when I take my lappy to LANs.
identikit 30th June 2007, 11:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by [cibyr]
For those who are worried about the keyboard being crap for typing on there's also the Wolfclaw Devour, which is just the keypad bit from the left side, with some extra buttons. I'm thinking pretty hard about getting one for when I take my lappy to LANs.
That's a far better design. Maybe having one of those and a wireless keyboard for regular typing would be a good comprimise, you can easily take the wireless keyboard and move it off your desk when you want to play some games.
Hugo 30th June 2007, 12:37 Quote
Watch out though, as Joe said here this keyboard has some problems when trying to write hyperlinks!
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You could link to the original article

Link added

Was my bad, could have sworn I put the link in, but I guess I must have missed it. Blame the new keyboard I'm reviewing...
Tim S 30th June 2007, 17:05 Quote
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Watch out though, as Joe said here this keyboard has some problems when trying to write hyperlinks!

:)
TTmodder 30th June 2007, 17:58 Quote
possible modding victim. cutting off the "normal" part of the keyboard and leave the circle part as a stand alone functional (of course or the idea of modding is gone). So when in normal use you use a standard (standard as in more comfortable to use for other things then gaming) keyboard thats more comfy.
Hugo 30th June 2007, 18:54 Quote
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leave the circle part as a stand alone functional

You mean like this (bottom of the page) like cibyr already mentioned
-equilerex- 30th June 2007, 22:14 Quote
heh, what they really should have done was making a round standalone keyboard of the gaming area that could be added to the standard keyboard, now that would be a real crowd winner
Tyinsar 30th June 2007, 22:22 Quote
:(

-eq... look up one post above yours
xPaladin 30th June 2007, 23:19 Quote
I prefer the zboard MERC to the wolf king designs because of the numeric placement up top above the middle finger. I didn't like the wolf king put the numbers in a complete 180 arc, since that means I have to take my pinky off control/shift/alt/z.

The only annoying thing about the merc is a lack of ZX keys, which wolf king has.
CardJoe 1st July 2007, 00:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by [cibyr]
For those who are worried about the keyboard being crap for typing on there's also the Wolfclaw Devour, which is just the keypad bit from the left side, with some extra buttons. I'm thinking pretty hard about getting one for when I take my lappy to LANs.

Hopefully, we'll get our hands on that soon too...
Nix 1st July 2007, 00:18 Quote
I got the timberwolf and love it for gaming, and actually like the main keyboard though i didnt realise it was shrunk down until u said. The only tricky thing was getting used to the enter key.

I broke my other one accidently (thanks jackson and coke) and it seemed to freak out and landed up grinding to a halt. But i bought another one cause its comfortable easy to use and the best for fps games imo.
Wolfe 1st July 2007, 04:57 Quote
I'm a little curious about Bit-Tech's attachment to macro and volume keys.

Personally, my computer has volume shortcut keys (though no macro keys), and I often find that my computer runs dramatically faster when gaming if I shut the shortcut key process down.

Now, I've not tried every product, but my experience with logitech, at least, has lead me to find that the macro or shortcut software tends to be terrible resource hogs. Personally, I prefer having to press two different buttons to losing 5-10 fps, particularly when I'm just barely making 30 fps.

I play Both FPSes, and RPGs, and I cannot really see any time where I need to use a key sequence longer than 2-3 keypresses regularly, and in those times where i do, there's generally some slight variance that would render a macro useless. (maybe they're usefull in RTSes).

Overall, I would imagine that the general disinterest in products is that can handle macros is that they slow everything down.


It might be a good idea for Bit-Tech to measure the memory and CPU utilization of all those macro and shortcut key services. If there's a keyboard that is really efficent, people might be more interested.
Omnituens 1st July 2007, 05:08 Quote
that fact is, is that it isn't a big issue for most people who own a G15, because usually their machine would be able to hand a few small processes running in the background with no inpact on performance.

even on my old laptop (which im currently using because my 8800 fried) the performance hit (if there is one) is not noticable.

I would not change my G15 for any other keyboard currently on the market.
Amon 1st July 2007, 07:21 Quote
Not much of an improvement over the setup I already use in Quake 3 Arena. I'd give the product a 6/10 on layout alone (I use EDSF instead of WSAD)
Wolfe 1st July 2007, 17:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Omnituens
that fact is, is that it isn't a big issue for most people who own a G15, because usually their machine would be able to hand a few small processes running in the background with no inpact on performance.

even on my old laptop (which im currently using because my 8800 fried) the performance hit (if there is one) is not noticable.


I don't know.

On my machine (Pentium M 2.00 ghz, Geforce go 7800 GTX, 1 gb ram, yes, it's a gaming notebook), I get a pretty significant reduction in performance.

I still think it's an area of interest.
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