Upgrading the Gladiator NXT to NXT EVO? It can be done!

VKB-Sim Gladiator NXT owners can now upgrade their NXT to the new NXT EVO standard with an upgrade kit. Here’s what you need to know! Upgrade now available For $50 USD, current Gladiator NXT owners can upgrade their stick to the new NXT EVO standard. The upgraded system includes ball bearings and an adjustable dry…

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…

VKB Gladiator NXT review part one: Unboxing and setup

I’m very excited to bring you part one of a three part series reviewing VKB-Sim’s Gladiator NXT. This review is going to include a look at the Gladiator NXT grip and base as well as the NXT GNX ….. combination. Part one will focus on unboxing and setting up the whole system. Part two will…

Black Friday sale round-up!

In the United States, it’s Thanksgiving today and its one of the biggest holiday celebrations in that country and what follows immediately after is the massive pre-Christmas sale that is known as Black Friday. The phenomenon has, thanks to e-commerce, spread around the world and there are an immense number of sales on in the…

VKB reveals new TECS throttle details

Details of VKB’s TECS throttle came out in 2018 and was one of my most read articles that same year. After that, VKB said very little about TECS and many wondered if the project was cancelled but that has changed as VKB has now released new details on the product just a few days ago….

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…

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…

VKB sales delayed due to Coronavirus

VKB-Sim has slowly been releasing new products recently and making an effort to put more stock into their various international stores over the last several months. Their new F-14 grip has certainly had some people looking at it for their next grip. Now, however, it appears that the Coronavirus outbreak in China is directly affecting…

Hardware news round-up from VKB and VIRPIL

There’s been a fair bit of news in the hardware area of the flight simulator industry recently and I’ve been very behind on keeping tabs on things. Today I do a round-up from two companies pushing forward with some new products, offering sales, and looking to the future. I am of course talking about VKB-Sim…

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…