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Monday, June 11, 2001
IMG Reviews the Saitek P150 Action Pad
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Today Inside Mac Games has posted a review of Saitek's P150 USB Action Pad, their latest entry into the budget gamepad. Priced at around $15, the P150 is meant to compete with the likes of Gravis, Thrustmaster, and Logitech. Does it have the price/performance combination to appeal to the budget-minded gamer? Here is an excerpt from the review:

Unlike some inexpensive gamepads, the P150 is large and quite comfortable. The long 'handles' are molded so your index and middle fingers wrap naturally around the grip. The area where your palm rests is textured to reduce slippage. The P150 also has a very solid feel to it, despite the light weight. There was no creaking or signs of poor construction. At 5 feet, the USB cord is sufficiently long.

One interesting feature of the P150 is the detachable mini-joystick which is stuck in the hole in the D-pad (as seen in the picture). When not in use, it is stored on the back of the joystick and secured by a locking mechanism. Personally, I found that using the mini-joystick felt less 'direct' than using the D-pad. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Read the rest of the review for more in-game testing and the final results. Also, if you already own a P150 gamepad, you can post your comments in the Reader's Review section.

Review: Saitek P150 USB Action Pad

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