Hori’s fight sticks are the stuff of legend, so I had high hopes for the TAC (Tactical Assault Commander) Pro Type M2 (See it on Amazon). It isn’t the vaunted accessory maker’s first keyboard and mouse controller, but it’s an officially licensed product for the PlayStation 4, which means it has a touchpad and PS Home button and will work seamlessly with the PlayStation 3 in addition to Sony’s modern console.
Its mechanical keyboard is also backlit, unlike the non-backlit GameSir AimSwitch VX (also $150) I reviewed previously, which works with the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. However, the promise is largely the same: the keyboard and mouse allow for better accuracy and aiming in some games than a controller, giving you an edge in battle. Hell, the box even has “engineered for FPS domination” printed on the front of it. At $150, it’s not quite an impulse buy, so let’s find out how that promise holds up in the real world.