|WolfKing Timber Wolf Gaming Keyboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Darryl Greene - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 02 September 2008|
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Final Thoughts: Timber Wolf
The Timber Wolf is a nice change from the typical gaming keyboard. The key pad is fairly well designed and has an easy learning curve. If you are a good player using the main key set, you should have no problems adjusting to the game pad. You will have a total of 40 keys to utilize for game play and no software drivers necessary.
I have never been able to play games using the WASD keys as a lot of players do and this keypad was fairly easy for me to adjust to. It has a 3 layer silicon membrane that makes keystrokes soft and quiet. I like the fact that I don't have to listen to the clicking sounds as loudly as I had before. If you are into voice communication during game play, others will appreciate that the noise level is at a minimum as well.
I think it would have been nice to have added back lighting to the keys so one could see them while playing in the dark. I don't know about how other's feel, but I do like to play at night with the lights off. Definitely makes for better immersion into the game.
Conclusion: Timber Wolf
The packaging is simple but attractive and certainly makes you take notice. Not a busy design but gets you interested in what the product is.
The Timber Wolf is a nice looking keyboard that tells you it is designed for gaming.
The keyboard's construction seems quite solid and durable. I think the only thing in question is the rubber-like coating on it. I haven't really had it long enough to discover if it will hold out in the long run.
The functionality of this keyboard is quite good. The keys are well placed on the game pad. Keystrokes are quiet and have a soft feel to them rather than the clunky action of other keyboards. Then, of course, the USB ports should have been USB 2.0 instead of 1.1.
At this time you can purchase the Timber Wolf through Wolf King's web site for $49.99. I don't feel that it is a bad price for this keyboard all things considered.
I have come to the conclusion that the Wolf King Timber Wolf is a nice keyboard that should allow a lot of players to improve their gaming skills. There are a few things that could be addressed in a future revision, but overall it is a good buy. I paid about the same for a similar keyboard that requires drivers to operate properly and has a software program that is too overly complicated to completely utilize and crashes frequently. But, the Timber Wolf is ready to go right out of the box.
+ Plug and play, no drivers or software required
- USB ports are not 2.0 compliant
Final Score: 8.80 out of 10.
Quality Recognition: Benchmark Reviews Silver Tachometer Award.
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