PS3 Afterglow Controller
broke in a few weeks
When I first got it, I really liked the controller, even if it was a Xbox 360 style. I really didn't care. It felt really comfy when I play GTA IV and NFS Most Wanted. But then the adapter just decided not to work anymore! I mean, my controller works but my adapter won't turn on when I plug it in. (glows when it's on) . So really, it's kinda worthless now. :(
Last time ill buy one...
When I purchased the item I was excited but after a week the right analog stick was malfunctioning for some reason it was giving the command of up and it would not fix so I threw it away it was amazing that it had a Xbox360 design but it lacked the durability overall just don't purchase it, find another 360 PS controller design.
NOT FOR FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS! sticky aim.
When my third PS3 controller burned out on me I decided to buy one of these beacuse of the cheapness. Well once again cheapness comes at a big cost. The sticks (not the position) are extremely hard to menuvor and aim with, not to mention the triggers (bumbers for xbox) are oddely placed and have terrible feedback and acknowledgement of any pressure put unto them. My preformance on most of my games actually went down beacuse of the design flaws. My old broken controller was sturdier than these. If I where looking for a controller I'd save my money and buy whatever your consoles name brand controllers are. You can smack these controllers and brake them. waste of money.
A nice controller but not great.
I think this is a very nice controller. It's responsive, looks cool when it glows; as well as offering 3 different settings (full on, vibration glow, off) I have had 1 operating issue where part of the little circuit board on the left would push toward the left joystick and the joystick would stick during gameplay however that flaw has diminished as I've owned the controller now for about 2 weeks and the problem has not returned. The lack of SIXAXIS is the only downside preventing me giving this a 10. A slight con is it needs to use a dongle, the good news is that it is a very capable wireless controller with a built-in battery. Speaking of the battery, another huge complaint is that there is no way to check the charge level of the controller by holding the HOME button. The controller automatically shuts off when not in use after a minute or so to help save battery life and comes right back on immediately by pushing Home, Select or Start; which I think is a convenient feature. The USB cord is also quite long an impressive 8 and 1/2 feet long!!! Over all I would say this controller is good but not a final solution to substitute a SONY Licensed controller; due ONLY to the lack of SIXAXIS capability. I would say this controller works great as a spare controller or if your controller breaks and you need something to float you until you can afford a SONY controller. This works great for Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 4 to say the least. Also the d-pad is not perforated like a SONY licensed controller so pushing left or right too quickly can turn into a diagonal left or right; however that isn't a huge problem for me.
Waste of money
I have owned two of these controllers in the past 2 months. Both of which have broken within weeks of purchasing. The 1st one I got the controller itself stopped working, and now this one the USB port that you have to put in the PS3 stopped working. This sucks because when they are working, they work very well, and are very good for fighting type games. I use mine to play injustice: Gods Among Us and the Afterglow actually worked better than the original PS3 controller. In my opinion I think that the company that makes these should take just a little more time in production so they do not break so easily. I mean I was literally using my afterglow, I turned off my system, and when I turned the system back on the controller didn't come back on. WASTE OF MONEY.
It worked great for a while! After a few months in COD it wouldn't let me run once in a while. Now all it does is make me turn in a circle with my gun pointed down. You get what you pay for. Over all, a cool controller but it does break down sooner than other controllers.
I've had to return this controller twice due to the controller buttons breaking inside the housing. This controller comes with a plug in USB wireless adapter, which is just as poor quality as the controller itself. A month after the last return of defective controller the USB wireless adapter has died as well. This is an extremely poor quality controller, and I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone.
On the good side, the LED in the controller as well as the USB wireless adapter glows quite brightly. That's about the only good, or even interesting, thing that I can say about this product.
good but wont last
this a good controller for about 3 months then things start to not work. i bought two of these and they stooped working at 3 months
Good at first, does not last long
This controller seemed like a great buy when i saw it at best buy. Only $30 bucks for a controller that looks more comfortable than a 360 or Dualshock, and it did not disappoint. It was always very comfortable, particularly for me because I have large hands. The only design flaw is an odd ridge on the back that forces you to position your fingers in a way other than you may be used to from dualshock controllers, but this is very easy to adapt to. As for the shoulder buttons, well... they're OK, not great. i love how the L2 and R2 curve up for a more secure grip, but the L1 and R1 sometimes get stuck down when you press them, causing you to waste all your ammo in any FPS. The sticks are good, but I have trouble with the L3 and R3 functions because they don't stay on, you have to keep them pressed down to continue sprinting in MW3, whereas you only have to quickly click them on a dualshock. the sticks are also more resistant than on a dualshock, but are still easy to use. The glow feature is nice, but it can distract you at the worst of times, especially when you set it to flash as the controller rumbles. overall, it's not as durable or reliable as a dualshock, but it makes a good temporary replacement, if you're only keeping it for about 5 months. even so, I don't regret buying it, I like it enough to overlook the flaws.
it is a horrible controller the sensitivity is to extreme but the design is okay but in overall this remote sucks DON'T BUY IT