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Logitech Announces New Feature-Rich Joysticks For PC/Mac

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT

Logitech today announced the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and Logitech Attack 3 joysticks for PC and Mac. On display at the E3 tradeshow in Los Angeles, the joysticks will be available this summer on retail shelves in the U.S. and at www.logitech.com. Pricing is not yet available. Read more for details ...

"We have designed these joysticks with great features that will satisfy the demands of a wide range of gamers -- from casual action players to serious flight simulation enthusiasts," said Fred Swan, Director of Marketing for Logitech's Audio and Interactive Entertainment Business Unit. "We've put a lot of effort into ensuring that these products represent a clear step up from their predecessors in functionality and appearance."

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro

Logitech's newest mid-range joystick, the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, blends the most useful features with a new, eye-catching industrial design. For quick and easy access to the multiple commands of today's games, the joystick has twelve conveniently placed action buttons. A comfortable twist handle is nearly essential in many games, acting as a rudder in flight simulation games and allowing fast rotation in first person games.

Among the other features of the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro are a rubberized 8-way hat switch and a high-precision throttle that allows gamers to adjust power settings in a game with pinpoint accuracy. A single centering spring within the body of the joystick allows smooth and accurate handle movements with equal force applied in all directions. Gamers will also appreciate that the joystick has a stable, weighted base that keeps the joystick from shifting around and enhances control in almost any gaming environment.

Logitech Attack 3

The Logitech Attack 3 joystick is enjoyable for gamers of any experience level, but its easy setup and simple layout is particularly well suited to entry-level gamers or those for whom a joystick is not the usual controller of choice. It is the company's first joystick in some time to offer an ambidextrous handle, providing excellent comfort and functionality for both right and left-handed gamers.

For quick and easy access to select and fire weapons or to change gears, the Logitech Attack 3 joystick has 11 programmable buttons to choose from. A throttle control rotates smoothly for accurate control of power settings.

The Logitech Attack 3 has a space-saving, weighted base, while the single centering spring offers all the smoothness that is also found in the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick, but with a lower spring force that casual joystick users prefer.

Both joysticks include the acclaimed Logitech Gaming Software for PC that allows gamers to customize many aspects of the joystick's performance. Also included on the disc are two software packages from GameSpy Industries, Inc. The GameSpy Arcade offers many features to enhance online gaming and also includes Roger Wilco, a voice chat application that allows gamers to talk to each other while playing multiplayer online games. In addition, both joysticks offer a "plug and play" USB connection.

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