Pinned on August 26, 2013 at 6:07 pm by Ruby Carpenter
Wired PS3 Aftermarket controller
Good thing its cheap, ’cause its a complete rip It is a very good thing that this controller is only around $6, because it is a complete rip off.I’ll start with the good though:-The buttons are all very smooth-All the PS3 Controller accessories I got for it fit perfectly (trigger extensions and Keypad)-It can be run on a PC immediately without needing to install any 3rd party drivers.The bad:It claims to be a PS3 off-brand controller lacking only the Sixaxis motion control. But in reality, it is lacking pretty much everything.-It has no motion control like it says-It also has no rumble-It has no pressure sensitivity in the triggers-It has no internal chargeable battery or Bluetooth.-Both the joysticks and the triggers have a -massive- deadzone of about 15-20% (meaning you have to move them beyond that threshold for it to register)-The joysticks have extremely low accuracy. It was one thing when I was having a complete mess of a time trying to use the joystick to control the cursor, but even moving the character through 8 directions in a game was a mess. As an example, I could move the joystick up and about 35-40 degrees to the right, and the character would still be moving straight forward.-The R3/L3 (Joystick) buttons are unbelievably loud; pressing them is like popping the tin lid on a jar.-It is spectacularly frail and shoddy. It feels sturdy, but after about a week, like others have said, one of the joysticks has simply started to weaken and lose it’s center. It now occasionally drifts off to the side without touching it.
Worked great for about five minutes… The shipping was incredibly fast, which I was very pleased with, so you can understand how excited I was when I opened up the box. So I plugged it into my computer, set it up to play Call of Duty 4, and it worked great! Though after about five minutes of using it, the mouse started drifting all the way to the left. I tried using a different cable (I just so happened to have the same type of cable it came with), tried using a different USB port, and even tried using a different configuration program, but all of my attempts at trying to make it work were futile. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean you need to buy it. Invest you’re money in a controller that’s made by a well known company.
Dual Shock? I am not certain if this is simply because I am using it on the PC and there are no specific drivers available for it so it just uses the HID compliant driver, or if this controller really does not have Dual Shock capabilities, but Windows 7 does not believe it does. That is the only thing that kept me from giving this 5 stars. Luckily, I could care less if the controllers shake in my hands when I play a game, so it is great for what I need. I bought two of these and they are solid, high-quality, and come with a long USB cable, so I do not have to sit right on top of my PC when playing. I do not have a PS3, so I cannot review how they work with that, but with Windows 7, the are fine.