Here goes as the beginning (as yet I havn't tried any games with it, going to test it thoroughly on a few different title before I evaluate the item.) (also, I appologise over photo quality, I don't have a decent camera.) From Firebox - " Link " it came very well packed and protected in an oversized box with a lot of padding - Link - which had Firebox's own name stamped on - Link, so you knew it was Firebox themselves that packed your item and not the shipping company that collected it from their warehouse.
It was neatly packed - Link - and sealed with a TNGaming sticker over the opening tab, so you could tell it came directly from the manufacturer instead of Firebox having opened it etc, and once out the box there isn't all that much to it - Link - .
It came bundled with 3rd Space's game Incursion which was advertised, and also a copy of Call of Duty 2 - 3rd Space Edition which is advertised on the TNGaming website, but not on the actual Firebox item page if I remember correctly. - Link - .
Once it's all opened up - Link - the jacket does have a fair weight to it, but that is to be expected from something that's designed to do what this does. It took ten minutes or so of adjusting straps and playing around with the different fitments and adjustments before I finally got it to fit comfortable on myself.
One thing that annoyed me when I had a closer look, was the fact that the pre-cut hole for inserting the USB cable was, without exagguration, utterly retarded - Link - so with a pair of scissors i quickly made amends to the god awful attempt at correct alignment - Link - and was much happier about the cable being sat without any force applied against the connector.
The connector that links the jacket to the air xompressor was far better than I had excpected. I was assuming it would be a simple rubber hose that you force over the nozzle on the air compressor and hope it doesn't pop off, but I was pleasently suprised to find a very well engineered secure connector with a push button release - Link - which fitted very well onto the air compressor, and will only release when the button on the top of the connector is pushed in, and the connector is pulled back from the compressor - the end product of which all connected, looks like this - Link - .
I plugged the USB cable into my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (after pre-installing the latest drivers from the TN website before it arrived) and it took a few minutes. Waiting anxiously and verging on nail biting whilst dreading that I would get the much hated "Signed drivers Not Found" message, I was relieved when it picked itself up as a working USB device (though with a generic interafe type name) and everything clicked into place. for what seems like a successful install and cool new toy.
More to come!
[Edited by FireflyPoi, 8/18/2010 12:15:21 PM]
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