Saitek Pro Flight Headset
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One thing that really makes me sad is that the 90s might have been the golden era of Flight Simulators ( F-14 Tomcat, Jane's ATF, Israeli Air Force, Falcon 3.0 and many more ) but ever since the beginning of this century we have seen quite a few bold attempts to bring back what we had in the 90's ( IL2 Sturmovic, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Lockon, Black Shark ) that did not really manage to do so ( with perhaps the IL2 Sturmovic as sole exception ). Regardless of that however i am happy to see that some companies continue to make awesome joysticks and accessories for all the diehard flight simulator enthusiasts. Saitek is a name i am sure all of you know even if you do not happen to play Flight Simulators and today we will be taking a look at their Pro Flight Headset, the most realistic flight headset build to date.
Saitek designs and manufactures consumer electronics products which work together to improve the user’s multimedia, gaming and communications experiences. Constant innovation, superior technology and a high degree of functionality make Saitek products the choice of computer users around the world. The Saitek product range today includes mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers, as well as other PC peripherals. The latest addition is a new family of innovative and practical audio products designed to improve users’ digital entertainment experiences. Saitek and Cyborg are registered trademarks of Saitek and its affiliated companies. In November 2007, Saitek was acquired by Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a publicly-listed, leading global provider of interactive entertainment peripherals.
What makes the Pro Flight Headset really special is the fact that not only did Saitek design it after a real captains headset but they also used the same high quality materials used to build the real thing ! Of course the design is not entirely based on 1 model but from what i see it is something between the normal Captains headset found in Boeing, Airbus airplanes and the one found on heavy bombers. In any case i am sure you get my point about the design and quality of this unit, the question now is how well it performs and this is where we come in.