Gladiator NXT EVOlution

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Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby AeroGator » Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:27

Sometimes big changes come like tsunami.
Sometimes big changes come quietly.

Gladiator NXT EVOlution is just walking in like it has always been here.

Indeed, you can hardly see any difference at the first sight.
Indeed, there is little to notice.

However what is hidden from the eyes turns out to be a perfect fighting machine.

GNX-EVO_SCG-L-P.jpg

Let's look into it.

The only visible thing different is the encoder wheel.
One of the encoders is replaced with an auto-centering 3-position switch. Practice has shown that currently game developers don't provide enough support to fully open this control's potential in gaming environment. This makes having two encoders on the same controller rather a peculiarity than a necessity. At current stage having one encoder and one switch appears to be a solution more universal than two encoders.
The new control looks like an encoder but acts like a switch.
It is a standard control working in any environment - needs no setting up or configuring.

New microcontroller chip. This change is tectonic.
A new STM Arm 32-bit Cortex-M4 CPU with FPU is a game changer in too many ways.
Double the frequency of the older one, this chip affords a lot more computation capacity and better handles trigonometrical algorithms due to on-board mathematical hardware accelerators.
Imperatively important is that in a modular system such as GNX, this improvement will greatly increase the potential expansibility of the system. Future gaming may be quite demanding, and we want to be well prepared for it.

GNX-EVO_Inside.jpg

New gimbal. New gimbal. New gimbal.
Made of the same glass fiber enforced plastic but now sporting ball bearings... What?? - Yes, ball bearings on a budget joystick, but keep reading.
Adjustable dry clutches for user-tunable load. What?? - Yes, adjustable dry clutches on a budget joystick. Welcome to the world of hi end budget game controllers.
Y axis boasts a double clutch for extra stamina when working with the omni-throttle.
X axis can be blocked now. This together with the omni-throttle adapter will effectively turn your joystick into a fully functional throttle. (and into a collective, for the lovers of helicopters).
In a word, this feature boosts versatility so that one versatile joystick can be used practically across the whole gamut of gaming environments, take planes, helicopters or space crafts.

GNX-EVO_modules.jpg

Compatibility.
Needless to say - everything is compatible and retrocompatible across the whole GNX lineup. SCG, KG12 and F-14 grips from new EVO are good on original GNX, and grips from your original GNX are good on EVO.
SEM, THQ, FSM modules are 100% compatible and switchable between original GNX and EVO.

Price and Availability.
(GNE=Gladiator Next EVO)

GNE SCG - $135
GNE SCG Premium - $165
GNE-OT SCG - $145
GNE-OT SCG Premium - $175
GNE KG12 - $120
GNE F-14 - $175

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When? - sooner than you expect.
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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby Stonehenge » Wed Feb 23, 2022 11:25

I really need this!!!! How long to wait for Europe?

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby Native » Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:52

Yesterday I wanted to buy 2 of the Gladiator NXT Premium Sticks, but since they are sold out, I didn't get the chance. Now I'm glad it was sold out because I can directly buy the Gladiator NXT EVOlution as soon as they are available for me in the EU store.
Do you have an approximate time when it will be available in the EU store yet? At least a month as an indication, so that we can already plan when we can buy it?
Greetings from Germany

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby kdouis » Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:54

Excellent news !!
But i'm so sad, i just command my right omni throttle just a few days ago :cry:
Is it possible to upgrade the base with a kit part EVO later (without ramplacing all the base) just for replacing the dry clutch option part not the electonic
or if it's not possible just cancel my command(s) (who is(are) just in processing) to wait the new version ? (or edit my command for the EVo version (with supplement cost for me (+15$ +??€) and waiting is commercialisation to receive it)

The Evo version have all the options i need and i dream ( dry clutches and a lockable X option)
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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby rbuljo » Wed Feb 23, 2022 13:46

same for me.. just got my pair of NXT premiums, and ordered a omni throttle..
hoping we can upgrade the base

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby kdouis » Wed Feb 23, 2022 14:25

Communicate about the EVO (ultimate low price base for omni throttle) one week after openning the commecialization of the omni throttle it's not correct and could generate a lot of frustration for people who buy/command there omni last week, i think a lot of people will prefer waiting somme weeks or mounth to buy the last version
Not necessary for the regular GNX for the difference of price ( just for new rotatry button and new electronic), but for the omni it make sense ( for X axis lock and dry clutch) :|

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby mnaden » Thu Feb 24, 2022 16:25

Hi, any news on when these will be available to buy?

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby fallout9 » Thu Feb 24, 2022 19:31

Maybe one week or two.

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby kdouis » Thu Feb 24, 2022 20:09

That's a f*¨^ing very gooOOOOoood news !!!
You didn't lie when you write : "When? - sooner than you expect." :D

I imagined myself more something like a few months
so coOOol !! :D

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby fallout9 » Thu Feb 24, 2022 20:21

EU, as usual, will be a bit delayed though.

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby mattcaron » Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:06

If I may suggest - given the above, and my finding myself in the same situation, an EVO base sold separately would be very nice - then I can order the EVO + OMNI and all I'd need to do is swap the grip over.

Thanks for any consideration of this request.

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby fallout9 » Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:28

Base only version will be made available, just not at the same time when the EVO hits the stores.

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby MjrSinkhole » Sat Feb 26, 2022 18:49

I just ordered a Gladiator NXT Omni Throttle Premium Left. It is still in transit and now the EVO is announced. I am praying there is an upgrade kit for the stick I just bought and haven't even received yet. Why do I feel like I am gonna be out of luck on this?

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby fallout9 » Sat Feb 26, 2022 19:12

Not a kit, but base only package will be offered. You could also return the package.

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Re: Gladiator NXT EVOlution

Postby MjrSinkhole » Sat Feb 26, 2022 21:02

Well, I guess I will just run with it and order a new base as soon as available. Just a little disappointed by my bad timing. I guess it wouldn't hurt to have an extra base around if I need it.


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