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Thrustmaster F1 & F430

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Posted February 1, 2010 by Jake in Peripherals

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Introduction

When it comes to video games there are generally two types of platforms used: consoles and PC’s. Depending on your gaming preferences you either lean to one side or the other. When talking about console style gaming, the most popular controller style is the gamepad. There are a several manufacturers as well as types of game pads being produced in various forms all with special buttons and features unique to each manufacturer.

In he personal computer gaming landscape, where the keyboard and mouse dominate, game pads are few and far between. Luckily there are a few manufacturers to appease those of you who prefer to use a game pad, so it only makes sense to mimic the controller design and layout of your favorite console and make it compatible with the PC. This is exactly what the Guillemot Corporation, branded under the name Thrustmaster, has done with their Dual Action Controllers. And in today’s case, these controllers are the F1 Wireless and the F430 Wired.

As you can surmise from the names, they are inspired by famous Ferrari cars, and offer some stylish aesthetics for PC gamers who want the ability to use gamepad controllers. But what about functionality? Let’s find out.

Thanks to our friends at Thrustmaster for the review samples.

Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories for PC and game consoles, offering a wide range of diversified products under the brand names Hercules for video, audio and WiFi products, and Thrustmaster for PC and console accessories. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 10 countries including Germany, France, the UK, the United States, Canada and Italy, and distributes its products across more than twenty countries worldwide. The Group’s mission is to provide innovative, high-quality products which increase the performance and fun experienced by gamers and music lovers.

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