updated 12:50 pm EST, Mon November 19, 2007
Wolf King Warrior Xxtreme
Appealing to its dedicated gamer user base, Wolf King today shipped out the Warrior Xxtreme keyboard. First spotted in an FCC leak, the controller includes both a specialized circular keyboard designed for first-person shooters and other action games and a second, similar pad with a QWERTY layout for typing out chat messages or other commands that are missing in the game portion. This makes the Xxtreme useful as the only keyboard for a game session without having to swap keyboards or else include a bulky, full-size traditional keyboard. A blue backlight for late-night sessions is also new, Wolf King says.
The device attaches through USB and includes two extra ports for a mouse or other low-power peripherals. Despite its unusual layout, the Xxtreme is natively supported by both Mac OS X and Windows and also supplies dedicated audio controls. It ships starting today from Dell's gaming store for $80 and should be available through other sources in the near future.