|Penguin United Eagle Eye Converter 2.0|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Austin Downing - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 21 December 2010|
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Closer Look: Eagle Eye Converter
The Eagle Eye Converter is a very simple looking product with one goal; provide a near PC gaming experience to gamers on the PS3. Penguin United kept the Eagle Eye Converter simple so that once programed only need to be plugged into the PS3 and a user is good to go.
The Eagle Eye Converter uses a simple easy to access exterior to allow even the most technologically challenged people effectively use a mouse and keyboard with ease. Once programed you plug any compatible USB HID 2.0 compatible mouse and keyboard into the designated ports, and plug the Eagle Eye Converter into the PlayStation 3 where it appears as a compatible PS3 controller. In order to make switching between games easier Penguin United has also provided a key map switch to easily switch between two preprogrammed profiles.
On the underside, you have one switch, which is used to alternate between gaming mode and enabling the Eagle Eye Converter to be upgraded as Penguin United introduces new firmware. Normally users should never need to enable the programing mode but the process for upgrading firmware is easy as long as you follow the systematic instructions provided by Penguin United here.
Each button that the Eagle Eye Converter emulates with a mouse and keyboard can also have a turbo function added onto it by enabling the keys switch on the top of the Eagle Eye Converter. This feature may be of particular use if you are using a single shot weapon as you can then fire the weapon as fast as the system will register the inputs.
As the Eagle Eye Converter is intended for use with a console, it is nice to see that Penguin United has included as 13' USB cable allowing for your system to be connected from across the room. The cable is covered in a high quality plastic that has stood up to being stepped on and rolled over with chairs while being no worse for the wear.