Jump to content


Welcome to Mutley's Hangar Forums

Welcome to Mutley's Hangar Forums, like most online communities you must register to post in our forums or to take advantage of our download centre, but don't worry, this is a simple and free process that requires minimal information for you to sign up. Be a part of Mutley's Hangar Forums by signing in or creating an account, you can even sign in using your Twitter, Facebook or OpenID account!
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customise your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Saitek Announces the X-55 Rhino

Saitek

  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

  #1 mutley

mutley

    Site Owner

  • Administrators
  • 18,997 posts
  • 488 thanks
  • Real Name:Joe Lawford
  • Country:
  • LocationNear Southampton
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration, Prepar3D
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)

Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:47 AM

satx55mut.png

Saitek have announced a new joystick product to be released in time for the holiday season.

Mat Catz's Martin Crompton says "The X-55 Rhino is a pretty significant new product" Other than that he remains tight-lipped and points us towards this video, enjoy!

 


  • 0

Thanks for being there!

 

joe_crew.png~original

 

 

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 -- PSU: Corsair HX1050W -- CPU: i7 4770K -- CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 -- GPU: GTX 690 4096MB -- RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz -- MoBo:Asus Sabertooth Z87


  #2 John Guest

John Guest

    Senior Captain

  • Staff Reviewers
  • 1,395 posts
  • 62 thanks
  • Real Name:John Guest (JG)
  • Country:
  • LocationGuildford UK
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)
  • CPU:i7
  • GPU:Nvida 2 Gb
  • Ram:16 gb
  • Mother Board:ASUS
  • Hard Disks:Two.
    4 x 19" monitors and one 42" SCREEN

Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

Well I thought i saw a joystick in with the electronic fireworks.... but I am not sure. Are they remaining 'tight-lipped' because they haven't designed it yet?


  • 0
VIFCsig1.jpg
'Give me a squadron of Spitfires' - Major Adolf Galland to Reichsmarschall Goring 1940.

  #3 mutley

mutley

    Site Owner

  • Topic Starter
  • Administrators
  • 18,997 posts
  • 488 thanks
  • Real Name:Joe Lawford
  • Country:
  • LocationNear Southampton
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration, Prepar3D
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)

Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:26 PM

Well I thought i saw a joystick in with the electronic fireworks.... but I am not sure. Are they remaining 'tight-lipped' because they haven't designed it yet?

 

He he! I had a look around for more info but couldn't find any, it will be going to pre-order next week so there should be more details by then  ;)


  • 0

Thanks for being there!

 

joe_crew.png~original

 

 

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 -- PSU: Corsair HX1050W -- CPU: i7 4770K -- CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 -- GPU: GTX 690 4096MB -- RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz -- MoBo:Asus Sabertooth Z87


  #4 britfrog

britfrog

    Senior Captain

  • Members
  • 1,696 posts
  • 137 thanks
  • Real Name:Nigel
  • Country:
  • LocationCaudies de Fenouilledes in the Pyrenees
  • Sim Version:FSX, FSX Acceleration, Prepar3D
  • Op System:Windows 7(64), Windows 8
  • CPU:Intel I7 2600k o/c 4800mhz
  • GPU:MSI gtx 660 TI 3gb o/c by 15%
  • Ram:16 gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz o/c by 15%
  • Mother Board:Gigabyte with lots of letters and numbers
  • Hard Disks:1 tb wd black x 2, 500gb wd black, samsung 500gb, hitachi 300gb
    2x asus vg248qe monitors @144hz

Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:53 PM

what a waste of money that was!


  • 0

ATWC5-PILOT-ATWC017.png


  #5 Andrew Godden

Andrew Godden

    Head of Reviews

  • Moderators
  • 1,064 posts
  • 64 thanks
  • Country:
  • LocationTorquay, Victoria, Australia
  • Sim Version:FS2004, FSX, FSX Acceleration
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)
  • CPU:Intel i7 990X Extreme, 3.46Ghz
  • GPU:Gigabyte NVidia GTX580 1536MB 795Mhz
  • Ram:12GB Kingston DDR3 2000Mhz XMP T1 CL9 HyperX Ram
  • Mother Board:Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
  • Hard Disks:120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD SATA II (OS drive only)
    2TB Seagate Barracuda XT 7200RPM 64MB SATA III (x2)

Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:50 PM

what a waste of money that was!

 

It's called marketing and it's not your money, so there is nothing to whinge about.


  • 0

Andrew Godden
"Grow Up, Get Over It, Get a Life, or Get Out." - the 4Gs of life.

 

                    14qp.png
 
 102_601_341_011.0087145001376960008.gif
 

i7 990X 3.46Ghz, Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7, Gigabyte NVidia GTX580 1536MB 795Mhz, 12GB Kingston DDR3 2000Mhz XMP T1 CL9 HyperX Ram, 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD SATA II 3Gbs, 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT 7200RPM 64MB SATA III 6Gbs (x2), Win7 64bit Home Premium, Saitek Pro Flight Yoke Pedals & Throttle Quadrant (x2), BenQ 24" HD


  #6 PCAviator

PCAviator

    First Officer

  • Developers
  • 282 posts
  • 35 thanks
  • Real Name:Dean
  • Country:
  • LocationBrisbane, Queensland
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration, XPLANE, Other
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)
  • CPU:Core i5 Overclocked
  • GPU:GTX 670
  • Ram:16Gb DDR3
  • Mother Board:Gigabyte P55
  • Hard Disks:Lots!

Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:12 AM

Looks like it shares some design features of the X-52 pro, plus one or two borrowed off other Saitek sticks. Could be interesting, especially if it is a HOTAS style setup.

The X-52 Pro is a great bit of kit and very reliable, so I am wondering what they can add to make it significantly better.... Unless... they pitch this just as a joystick with a lower price tag.

Interesting all the same. One to keep an eye on.


  • 0

Dean Bielanowski

Manager - PC Aviator Australia
The Flight Simulation Company!
Retailing Sim DVD Software, Downloads, Hardware and Accessories
We ship worldwide with FAST dispatch!
Online Store: http://www.pcaviator.com.au/store
[Facebook] [Twitter] [Blog] [Scoop.it] [YouTube]

 


  #7 mutley

mutley

    Site Owner

  • Topic Starter
  • Administrators
  • 18,997 posts
  • 488 thanks
  • Real Name:Joe Lawford
  • Country:
  • LocationNear Southampton
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration, Prepar3D
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)

Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:46 PM

I have a feeling Dean that it is a pitch at a cheaper Joystick, it doesn't look that special.


  • 0

Thanks for being there!

 

joe_crew.png~original

 

 

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 -- PSU: Corsair HX1050W -- CPU: i7 4770K -- CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 -- GPU: GTX 690 4096MB -- RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz -- MoBo:Asus Sabertooth Z87


  #8 rob16584

rob16584

    Mutley Crew

  • Moderators
  • 4,526 posts
  • 79 thanks
  • Country:
  • LocationYorkshire
  • Sim Version:FS2004, FSX, FSX Acceleration
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)
  • CPU:Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4ghz
  • GPU:NVidia GTX570
  • Ram:8GB DDR3 1600mhz
  • Mother Board:Asus P8Z68-V Pro Z68
  • Hard Disks:Vertex 60gb SSD
    Hitachi 1.5TB SATA

Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

I've got a 'normal' X52 and have no need/intention of replacing it. If it aint broke don't fix it. Strange video though


  • 0
Managing Reviews Editor

Posted Image

  #9 Aircraft Aviation

Aircraft Aviation

    Lead Technical Reviewer

  • Staff Reviewers
  • 1,048 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • Real Name:Jack
  • Country:
  • Sim Version:FSX
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)
  • CPU:Intel i7 920 @ 4.20GHz
  • GPU:Zotac nVidia GTX285 1GB Graphics Card
  • Ram:3 X 2GB DRR3 Tri-Channel Ram (6GB) 1600MHz
  • Mother Board:GigaByte EX58 UD3R Motherboard
  • Hard Disks:1TB Samsung HDD

Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:56 PM

Indeed... I have to share some of BFs pessimism though, why spend money/time on production on this advert for a product that doesn't seem to offer anything that hasn't already been done a thousand times before?


  • 0

sig.jpg


  #10 mutley

mutley

    Site Owner

  • Topic Starter
  • Administrators
  • 18,997 posts
  • 488 thanks
  • Real Name:Joe Lawford
  • Country:
  • LocationNear Southampton
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration, Prepar3D
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)

Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

The video is designed to bring the product release to the forefront of your mind and it is doing just that.

 

No one knows until its release  ^_^


  • 0

Thanks for being there!

 

joe_crew.png~original

 

 

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 -- PSU: Corsair HX1050W -- CPU: i7 4770K -- CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 -- GPU: GTX 690 4096MB -- RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz -- MoBo:Asus Sabertooth Z87


  #11 brett

brett

    Mutley Crew

  • Moderators
  • 6,278 posts
  • 490 thanks
  • Country:
  • LocationPA, USA
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration
  • Op System:Windows 7
  • CPU:i7-3610QM 2.3Ghz-3.3Ghz
  • GPU:NVIDA GeForce GT 640M
  • Ram:6 GB

Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:37 PM

Reminds me more of a commercial that showcases a really ugly car, they don't really show you the car and instead do quick cut scenes of it driving fast and then add a lot of fluff. In this case it was colored laser lights instead of a half naked women checking her lips in the rearview mirror. :D

 

Could be a marketing ploy, as Andrew said, show a teaser for the youngsters at Christmas time to get all excited, dump it on the market right before, get as many sales as you can before the reviews come out. Brilliant. Teasers should at least show you something, I'm with Nigel and Jack with this one. Sometimes if not done right it could backfire. 

 

It might be at the forefront of our minds but I haven't heard anything but grumbling from commenters. :P


  • 0

Take Care,
Brett


missionhangerlogo01.jpg
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius


  #12 John Guest

John Guest

    Senior Captain

  • Staff Reviewers
  • 1,395 posts
  • 62 thanks
  • Real Name:John Guest (JG)
  • Country:
  • LocationGuildford UK
  • Sim Version:FSX Acceleration
  • Op System:Windows 7(64)
  • CPU:i7
  • GPU:Nvida 2 Gb
  • Ram:16 gb
  • Mother Board:ASUS
  • Hard Disks:Two.
    4 x 19" monitors and one 42" SCREEN

Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:56 PM

It's called marketing and it's not your money, so there is nothing to whinge about.


not quite true. Buy Saitek stuff and you are paying their mark-up which includes a portion of their marketing costs.
  • 0
VIFCsig1.jpg
'Give me a squadron of Spitfires' - Major Adolf Galland to Reichsmarschall Goring 1940.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Saitek

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users