22nd Aug2014

IOGEAR KeyMander Review

by TalonFyre

MSRP: $99.95 USD
Amazon: $64.99 USD as of 8-20-2014
Newegg: $69.99 USD – IOGEAR KeyMander Controller Emulator for use with Game Console (GE1337P)

I guess it started with Halo on the original Xbox.  It came out in November 2001 and by the following year, Xbox/Halo LAN parties were commonplace.  Lots of fun was had in many a college dorms, but I had a conflicted view on it all.  Yes, it was a fun game, but I couldn’t help to wonder how much better everything would be if it was on the PC.  You see, I had honed my skills on a mouse and keyboard for the past 5 years on shooters like Quake 1, 2, 3, Half-Life 2, and Counter-strike and had now found myself playing this first-person shooter at mediocre to “OMG I can’t even walk straight” levels.  The amount of frustration generated by being forced to aim with these terrible, imprecise thumb sticks was immense.  “These guys would be getting rocked so hard if I had a mouse and keyboard” is what I would say… Read on