Found out some info and that they’re available much cheaper on eBay £74.99 vs £114.99. The downside is they’ve cut corners and are produced to lower standards than the VKB Gladiator.
by the way:
produced by same factory who made Gladiator for VKB (and Cobra M5 for Defender), based on agreement of share development (explained in other topics there), so the products are identical, with same mechanical, e.g. the gimbal with damper grease - and electronics parts (MaRS), minus:
- Potentiometer in twist ruder instead contactless MaRS (X,Y axis use MaRS).
- Restrict firmware options, basically calibration/deadzone, no new buttons profile is possible.
- Pads under joystick base is in rubber, in Gladiator is silicone.
- OEM versions QC control is done by factory Chinese personal. For Gladiator done by VKB.