Mac and PC gamers looking for some input devices to maximize their gaming experience may want to take a look at Logitech Inc.’s newest offerings. On Wednesday the company announced the release of two new joysticks and a game pad.
The Logitech Extreme 3D Pro sports a twist handle that acts as a rudder in flight simulators and handles fast rotation in first person shooters. The joystick features twelve action buttons and an 8 way rubberized hat switch, along with a built-in throttle. The Extreme 3D Pro carries a suggested retail price of US$39.99.
The $24.99 Logitech Attack 3 is aimed at entry-level gamers and gamers who are looking for occasional joystick control, but for whom joysticks aren’t the usual controller of choice. The stick sports 11 programmable buttons and an ambidextrous handle design, along with a throttle.
Both joysticks include a weighted base to keep them still on your desk and a single centering spring.
The $19.99 Logitech Dual Action Pad has two rubber-capped analog joysticks, similar to the controls found on certain consoles. It also touts an eight-way directional pad, four triggers and six buttons.
All three game controllers feature Windows configuration software, although Logitech supports their use with Macs running Mac OS X or Mac OS 9 (game controller support will depend on the individual game).