Belkin n52te review

“Built for Speed. Built to Dominate. Built to Destroy” says Belkin’s hyperbolic PR, but this isn’t so much a weapon of planetary destruction as a game keypad with a wrist rest, and the inevitable blue backlighting.

There are fifteen keys, a mini console-style joystick, a scroll wheel, and a couple of other buttons and switches. The supplied software lets you assign any keystroke, or combination of keystrokes, to any of the keys. Press the key and your macro is replayed, with an optional programmable delay between each step. Each layout can be saved, and up to three layouts can be recalled quickly.

If you’re a gamer you’ll love this device – it makes it easy to rain digital death on virtual enemies using those hard-to-remember combo moves. It also has potential for creative applications, controlling zooms and editing macros.

OUR VERDICT

The one minor quibble is that it’s made for left-handed use – there’s no right-hand version for southpaws.

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