Turtle Beach launches the VelocityOne Flightstick

A new flightstick has now been announced and is on sale from the folks at Turtle Beach. It’s a reasonably low cost option putting it in range of some long time favourites like the T.16000M from Thrustmaster and that makes it an option for a wide range of flight sim fans. Let’s have a look…

VIRPIL announces Constelation Alpha PRIME and MongoosT-50CM3 base

A pair of hardware announcements from VIRPIL coming out in recent days with the announcement of the VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Flightstick Base and VPC Constellation ALPHA Prime Grip. Let’s have a look! ALPHA Prime VIRPIL reports in their announcement that their Alpha grip has been a very popular product for them over the years. Its design…

Full Review of the VKB Gladiator NXT

Every day in the flight sim community the question “What joystick should I buy?” gets asked by a myriad of both seasoned and new sim fans in search of new hardware. Over the last two years we’ve seen an explosion of new people coming to the sim world or returning after a long absence and…

A look at AuthentiKit, the future of flight sim hardware?

When it comes to flight sim hardware, most of us look to a variety of sources for our hardware. Thrustmaster, CH Products, Saitek and Microsoft have all offered big, mass market hardware options over the last couple of decades. VKB-Sim, VIRPIL, Honeycomb, and others are newer on the scene offering some slightly more specialized factory…

VKB teases new ‘Ultimate’ grip

VKB-Sim are teasing a new joystick grip that they are calling VKB. ULTIMATE in a teaser trailer released earlier today. The Ultimate appears to be an update of their Modern Combat Grip with some notable new features. Here’s what we know! Metal grip for VKB Undoubtedly plugging into their Gunfighter series of joystick bases, the…

VIRPIL introduces MongoosT-50CM3 throttle

The next generation of VIRPIL’s successful throttle lines for flight and space sim pilots alike has just been announced. The MongoosT-50CM3 is VIRPIL’s latest but what sets it apart from the earlier versions? Let’s have a look! Having a look at the CM3 The CM3 variant of the T-50 throttle series has a few key…

VKB announces Gladiator NXT

The VKB Gladiator is one of my favourite joysticks. Supply, however, has dried up for the venerable Mark II edition of the stick and it’s clear now just why that has happened as VKB-Sim has been busy working on a successor. Gladiator NXT and its peripherals seems to be tailor made for this moment in…

Heatblur and VKB announce Tomcat grip pre-order

It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from VKB-Sim but today they and Heatblur jointly announced a new joystick grip named simply the ‘F14 Tomcat Grip’ which will be compatible with that company’s Gunfighter joystick base. Here’s what we know! Millimeter accurate An update on the VKB forums reports that they worked with Heatblur…

Thrustmaster’s F/A-18C Hornet grip impressions and roundup

Back a couple of weeks ago I was able to get some hands on time with Thrustmaster’s new F/A-18C Hornet grip at Flight-Sim Expo and I thought I would add some of my initial impressions together with a round-up on this new grip that is coming out very soon with commercial availability expected July 25….