At first glance, one might think that the Cyber
Snipa™ PC Game Pad is trying to be the next Belkin Nostromo™ Speedpad.
While it does bear some resemblance, the Cyber Snipa™ differs by following the
"less is more" approach. Actually, it is closer in comparison to the
Saitek Command Pad as far as functionality goes (neither of which have a
directional gamepad button or scrollwheel as found on the Nostromo).
What really sets the Cyber Snipa™ apart is what it is missing. Drivers,
there are none. No driver CD is included, no firmware to download, no profiles,
nothing. I'll admit, my first reaction to this was a bit negative. I mean, what
piece of hardware is worth its salt without drivers? However, I quickly changed
my tone. The simplicity and no-nonsense of it all was refreshing. So, what we have here is a
condensed keyboard that you can map any game's commands to just as you would to
a regular keyboard. You simply plug it into a free USB port, Windows recognizes
it as a Human Interface Device and you're good to go. You can use this right
alongside your current keyboard with no trouble at all.
CrazyPC shipped everything very well as usual. This isn't a very delicate device
but it's always nice to have your stuff shipped securely. The packaging itself
is just a typical plastic housing. Inside, you'll find the Cyber Sniper and a
single sheet manual. The USB cable is 6 feet (1.8 meters) long which is nice to