Since the dawn of FPS (First Person Shooter) games, the controls have been similar throughout. The WASD keys should be familiar to all gamers. Games such as DOOM and Wolfenstein were the first of the 3-D FPS hits. Today, first person shooters are still extremely popular for the PC. However, unlike other genres, they never had a special tool, or accessory to assist with playing. Racing games have steering wheels, flight simulators have joysticks, and sports games have controllers. Wolf King (official site)
has introduced the Timber wolf keyboard, a tool for gamers who enjoy first person shooters, while also combining a keyboard for regular use.
Their Timber Wolf keyboard is one of two available geared-towards-FPS products. The other is a game pad, the Warrior, which is the Timber Wolf without the keyboard half. It was reviewed previously by FiringSquad this April here
. The Timber Wolf keyboard can be purchased from Newegg for $44.99 plus shipping
, versus the $29.99 plus shipping
for the Warrior gamepad. So, for a $15 premium over the Warrior, you would get a keyboard with extra internet hot keys. That doesnít sound like a bad deal to me. Now letís see what the Timber Wolf looks like.
Even before we open the box, Wolf King gives us a figurative meaning to the job of the product. Thereís a wolf soldier, combining the company name and the keyboardís FPS duties. When we open the box, we see the good packaging job done. Thereís foam holding the keyboard which is in a plastic bag. This isnít anything special, but it shows that the company wants to show it provides top quality products.