Pros Macro Editor Very Easy, Layout Editor Very Logical, Awsome Price/Value Ratio ($25) For serious FPS gamers, this is a DESIRED product. For laptop owner/gamer, this is a REQUIRED product. For any MMORPG gamer, this is a REQUIRED product. First Person Shoo
Cons Somewhat difficult to unlearn using keyboard, no left-handed version
Pros Fully programmable, lots of functions available
Cons Some of the primary keys are stiff and difficult to activate until "broken in"
Summary I use the N52 for gaming, Photoshop, web work, and video editing. It's really astounding that this device isn't more popular. The stiff keys like the orange "trigger" and the "thumb-press" space key are tricky at first and do seem to require a certain "break-in" period. The adjustable palm rest really needs a gel cushion or some neoprene material for a more comfortable, long-term use. I love mine, but sure it could be better.
Pros great for flexibility of key mapping in FPS types of games
Cons takes a little getting used to
Summary Bought this on a whim a few years ago after hearing rave reviews for this and other similiar styled game controllers.
I initially bought it to play Battlefield 2 and Call of Duty. The interface was easy to use and I was able to download preset up profiles for the games. I was also able to tweak the profiles to my liking.
Only thing I would change would be to relace the direction pad with a analog or digital stick like on the saitek.
"Total ownage"on by JaimeCayo
Pros Easy to use and program
Cons Need 3 more buttons
Summary I have owned for a year or so. It has improved my game to the point that people think I hack...LOL
I use it to play BF2 and CSS.
The buttons can be programmed anyway you want it, the macros is awesome, save you time and headaches all your keyboard is at your fingertips.
If you can combined with your mouse an joystick use to give it a boost while flying.
Pros Too many to name
Cons Wish there was more profiles for more games
Summary It was worth every dollar "$40" at best buy. I have enjoyed this controller from day 1 almost a year ago. Wish there was more profiles for it. Checked on Belkin's web site and only a few. I had a friend recommend this and i love it.