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Saitek PZ31A Pro Gamer Command Pad

  • PZ31A
  • Backlit device for First Person Shooter (FPS) & Real Time Strategy (RTS) gaming
  • Ergonomic keypad with laser etched keys so characters are visible in any lighting environment; ideal for late
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Take the world in your hand. Saitek’s PZ31A Pro Gamer Command Pad lets you do just that. A massive amount of buttons, 18 on the main pad, 2 on the thumb pad and 1 on the wrist rest give you quick access to all the game’s controls without moving your hand. A 4-way analog hat on the thumb pad gives you even more options. A 3 state mode switch gives you access to an astounding 144 programmable commands.

The thumb pad and wrist rest can be positioned for comfort during long gaming sessions. The keys are laser etched and back-lit to be visible in any lighting conditions. So, save your regular keyboard for chat and take command of the game.

  • newegg For Keyboard-driven Games The Saitek Pro Gamer Command Pad is built to deliver wicked-fast response to whatever mayhem comes your way, whether your passion is rooted in FPS or RTS games.
  • newegg Functionality The Saitek Pro Gamer Command Pad incorporates 20 programmable buttons, a 4-way analog hat switch and a mode switch button into a compact and easy-to-use unit, providing easy and instant access to all gaming controls.
  • newegg Ergonomics Designed for a snug fit into your hands, the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Pad features a naturally-curved palm rest and adjustable thumb control area for maximum comfort, so you can concentrate on gaming for the most immersive experience.
  • newegg USB Connectivity The Saitek Pro Gamer Command Pad features a USB 2.0 connector for great compatibility and plug-and-play convenience.

Learn more about the Saitek PZ31A

Model

Brand
Saitek
Model
PZ31A

Spec

Specifications
Backlit device for First Person Shooter (FPS) & Real Time Strategy (RTS) gaming
Ergonomic keypad with laser etched keys so characters are visible in any lighting environment; ideal for late night gaming session and LAN parties
4-way analog hat switch
20 buttons including space, shift function and 3 mode states for up to 144 programmable commands
Adjustable thumb control area has 2 way tilt mechanism, slides forwards and backwards, pivots up and down

Features

Features
Quick access to game controls with easy reach mode and pinkie keys. Advanced programming options with 3 color coded mode selections to instantly react to different conditions within the game. Backlit laser-etched keys improve visibility in low-light gaming environments. Adjustable thumb area slides and angles for optimum position.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Jeremy M.
  • 4/5/2012 9:22:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscool

Pros: Good control, easy setup, xpadder worked great with it. Well placed buttons

Cons: They no longer carry it.

Other Thoughts: this was a great buy I hate the controller stick went dead in the down position I LOVED using this device. I upgraded to a different one with the extended warranty I bought with it. No hassle and full refund was really nice.

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  • Darian S.
  • 7/16/2010 8:36:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Price. Laptop keyboard is too cramped. Wasn't willing to shell out $60+. Keys are programmable as single keys, combinations, or macros-(haven't tried that yet). Good way to get the keys I need without the ones I don't and stopped my hand from cramping. After using it in game I may get one for work to simplify repetitive tasks.

Cons: Discrepancy between colors on pad and in software as noted, not an issue since I knew in advance. Ministick is not easily programmable (tried to remap as WASD, got no response). Pad has 21 keys, software has 16 + ministick. Not for hardcore enthusiasts.

Other Thoughts: I couldn't beat it for the price. I'm sure that other gamepads (in the >$60 range) would work smoother and program easier, but for $20 it meets my needs and expectations. If you are a hardcore gamer- get hardcore equipment. I didn't need it and am happy to have a less expensive alternative.

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  • michael o.
  • 7/12/2010 3:06:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks great and cheap

Cons: ministick sticks, software is to much trouble if it worked right it would be great but would not keep key bindings the pad is not very adjustible so its unconfortable

packing had about 6in of room for it to bounce around in
and its not the pro they send the cyborg

Other Thoughts: get a G13 or n52te

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  • Jeromie H.
  • 6/25/2010 1:30:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended

Pros: Perfect for getting as many functions as possible under your fingertips. I play Warhammer Online with it, and it easily lets me do everything more efficiently now. Up to this point I had been using the mouse to hit my attacks, target, and change pov. Keyboard commands seemed great, but moving with the "WASD" keys made stretching for attacks difficult. Now I have movement on my thumb, and attacks at my fingertips, so the mouse is freed up and game play is more efficient.

Cons: Colors didn't match up between the profile editor and the gamepad. The switch on the gamepad has a green, yellow and red setting, while the editor shows it blue, green, red. To make it confusing, the green switch uses the blue profile, the yellow switch the green profile, and the red, if you can believe it, is red.

Programming was pretty straight forward, with the exception of the ministick. (their word, not mine) The directions didn't have enough detail for me to get what I needed from them, but with the game open in one window, and the profile editor in another, I was able to get it figured out pretty quickly.

Other Thoughts: I programmed the ministick for movement with the x-axis having the "A" key at 0-40%, and the "D" key at 60-100%. The y-axis, "W" key at 0-40% and the "S" key at 60-100%. I have a blank band on both axis from 40-60%, otherwise the character will keep moving in relation to whatever key happens to be at 50%.

Even with it's cons, I wouldn't shy away from this device. Other devices are easily going for twice the cost of this one. A little trial and error during set-up is worth it.

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  • andy b.
  • 5/23/2010 10:07:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs8/24/07

Pros: Its comfortable durable nice back lit buttons and it has settings that the eighty dollar plus game pads have.

Cons: Ya the buttons do stick but rarely does it cause an issue in game. if you simply puss another direction you will be unstuck but this wasn't,t enough to take an egg away because it doesn't change my game play.

Other Thoughts: Well it took all most 3 years before I lost a button. I lost key 3. But I just use key 1 instead it took me awhile to get use to it but I did. But I'm ready to buy another one.
And I still wont spend as much money as if I had spent more on the other two.
P.S. This thing saved my poor keyboards I used to go threw two or three standard keyboards a year lol.

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  • Thomas T.
  • 4/14/2009 5:34:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless !!

Pros: None

Cons: Poor key placement..( very poor )....programming is a nightmare ( bindings won't hold ) Uncomfortable....thumbsticks are useless.
RTS, RPG pre layouts are pointless. Sometimes causes bluescreens of death...

Other Thoughts: Can't believe I gave up my N52 for this piece of junk. The only thing I'm using it for right now is WASD and jump.
Just ordered a new N52TE.
You get what you pay for and I got it all right....
I want a refund....!!!!
Fortunately the only thing I'm playing right now is LOTRO...if I was playing any FPS ( STALKER,FO3 ) I would be crying....Do yourself a favor and buy something else...
The N52 is way better then this...I gave my old one away ( had it for years...oh and how I miss it now)
Waste of money....

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2009 7:20:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: techie looking paperweight

Cons: absolute junk! VERY cheaply made, long keystrokes, poor thumb stick, thumb button placement is poor and the adjustable thumb tray slides on a thin plastic rod that has too much flex and cannot be securely tightened.

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  • Gene D.
  • 4/7/2009 2:03:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery ridged

Pros: none

Cons: very uncomfortable...

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  • Christopher G.
  • 3/26/2009 4:47:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsEh...

Pros: - Good button layout
- Comfortable for long gaming
- Once you figure it out the software is great

Cons: Can be a little confusing. Install says you can use the pad without installing the programming software, but i couldn't get it to work. Maybe someone else did?

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2009 1:18:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent controller

Pros: Has plenty of keys for any game I want to play. Easy to use software.

Cons: I've gone through 2 of these now, currently on my third. The joystick gets worn out after 4-5 months of use. Even though it is centered, it will constantly be keying itself to the right. I've read many complaints about this happening to other users as well.

Other Thoughts: Despite the manufacturing problem with the joystick, I can't get myself comfortable with any other game pad. I used the nostromo for about a year before I switched to this. Took a little bit to get used to, and now I'm hooked. The nostromo just doesn't have enough keys for my needs. Saitek's customer service is pretty good and RMA's go smoothly at least.

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