The Wingman Interceptor features an ergonomic moulded grip, for right-handed people only, and more buttons than you could ever want. The main stick uses NET-2 magnetic encoding technology to ensure precise and smooth movements.
The joystick has three eight-way point-of-view hats for controlling functions such as view and aim. Under the main trigger button is a lateral two-way button, which is useful for firing left and right in first-person games. The joystick is primarily used for flight simulators, and games such as F22 Air Dominance Fighter, Warbirds and Wingman dogtags are bundled in the box.
Installation was simple. You just pop in the CD and follow the on-screen instructions. Apart from allowing you to auto-calibrate the Interceptor, the Wingman software includes profiles. These allow you to customise each button's function according to which game you are playing. So-called ready-made profiles are included for several games, and more profiles for the latest games are available from the manufacturer's website.
We tested the Interceptor on a variety of flight simulators and action games, and found that it was very responsive. The moulded grip made the stick comfortable to hold, and all the buttons were within easy reach. Smooth movement from the stick translated into precise movement on screen - perfect for those dogfights. We were never at a loss for control, but we still couldn't find uses for all three hat switches.