PS3 Controller Wireless Pro Elite
GREAT BUT EXPENSIVE
I actually bought this remote at bestbuy because i had a coupon and had to use it before it expired. But it works amazingly, my friend the XBOX fanboy can play on my PS3 now. It has this weird traction around the sides that may look weird but feels great after long use. the reverse analogs work great except sometimes the top one sticks for like a second. but it doesn't get jammed and it was probally me dropping it several time that made it do that. The light up buttons work great and you can turn it on and off. Moving to the L2 and R2 buttons you'll find that they are concave like the XBOX but are thicker allowing for some of the best triggers i have felt yet. Of course they are a bit more springy and hard to push in but you will get over it. By the way it took me about 25 trys to get the analog to stay still for more than 1 second so i could get the picture. Overall great product but at an expense and its about as good as a XBOX controller but for friends of XBOX fanboys who want their friends to play Killzone 3 and at least give the system a chance.
I was looking for a affordable ps3 controller with six axis support no other controllers have it for the ps3 unless you are willing to fork out 60.00 for the sony one and yes 60.00 is by the time you add taxes to it this controller exceeded my expectations and is just perfect for the transistion from xbox 360 to ps3 this controller is awesome
good quality 3rd party controller
i ordered this controller from game stop on tuesday evening and received it earlier today (about 2:30 and the shipping was way faster than i expected, and i just got the free shipping with it, so i was really surprised). i am surprised at this because when i ordered the nyko raven controller, it arrived in about two weeks. but don't even get me started on the raven. this is the first good third party controller that i have owned. PROS- all of the buttons are smooth and responsive, it has built in blue LED lights on the guide, x, square, circle, and triangle buttons, the analog sticks have a good snap back feel to them and are easy to move around, a built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery, its shaped like a 360 controller, it has textured grips, has six axis, has a good matte finish, dual rumble motors, a good d pad, and the triggers are better shaped than the sony ones. CONS- triggers are a little stiff (will probably loosen up with use), L and R3 buttons are a little tough to push down. in my opinion, this is the best 3rd party controller out right now.
I Can Finally Play MY PS3!
I own an XBOX 360 and a PS3. Due to the awful DS3 controller design I use the PS3 strictly for Netflix and Blu-Rays ONLY. Just received my controller in the mail and played some demos and now I can't wait to get some PS3 games! The biggest improvement are the reverse analog concaved sticks that your thumbs don't slip off of and you can now use the D-pad while still using the left stick, genius! Triggers are greatly improved but still get more resistance the harder you press which is not how a trigger is suppose to work. MS has a perfect controller, this one is close but not perfect. The rubber finish is nice and the textured grip I actually like. Sony should just ship this will all its consoles then maybe they would sell more. PS3 recognized it right away and wireless responsiveness is right on.
This is A Good Controler
So there i was buying my ps3 with Killzone 3 and got home hooked everything up and started playing some online on Killzone 3, I was expecting to be poppin out headshots left and right but i didn't then i realized the DS3 was my problem so i researched a Xbox 360 like controller for my PS3 and i found the Pro Elite A and i saw that some of the reviews were bashing it which make me skeptical but i went ahead and bought it i opened it up and read the manual and synced it with my ps3 with the usb thing. I started playing and the controller felt great except for the grip it feels a little rough but u get used to it after a few minutes the the only Con about this controller is u can't turn the Ps3 . I also borrowed Uncharted 2 from my friend and the Game also works great with it!! i HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS PRODUCT FOR XBOX USERS WHO WANT A XBOX CONTROLLER FOR THEIR PS3!!!!
If you prefer your xbox controller
not the best controller in the world but if you would prefer to use a Xbox controller on your PS3 then this thing ain't to shabby.
Great for the money
I wanted a Xbox style controller for my PS3. The Power A feels great in my hands. I don't feel the usual tension that I normally get with the sixaxis. The responsiveness of the L and R analog sticks felt nice, but had slight deadzones. I had to turn my sensitivity on Black Ops down to compensate for the force required to turn normally. After that, everything balanced out. The D pad, however, is a problem. I sometimes have to hit it 3 or more times to get a resonse. The connection has dropped out for no reason, but that was only once.
So is this controller for you? Well, that depends on what you are looking for. If your looking for something to compare to the sixaxis with smoothness and responsiveness, then this is not what you are looking for. But if you want a controller that feels wonderful in your hands but gives slightly less gameplay quality, then this might be for you. Most of my testing was done playing Black Ops. There was a slight feeling out period when I couldn't kill anything, but after an hour, I got my stuff together and was able to maintain the same quality of play as I would with the sixaxis. Except this time, My hands didn't hurt from holding a tiny controller. While playing Mass Effect 2, I had no problems to report. Everything was smooth and perfect.
You get what you pay for...
I originally purchased this controller for two reasons: I needed a fourth controller and I wanted to find a controller with tighter, more accurate analog sticks to use with FPS's as I find the stock PS3 controllers to be wanting in terms of dead spots and overall accuracy. This controller is reasonably priced at $40 and is well packaged. The controller is larger and feels solid in your hands with a nice, rubberized plastic body, solid buttons, triggers and analog sticks. The company was going for a cross between the XBOX 360 and PS3 pads and in this respect I would say they succeeded. There is even a center of light in the center of the controller to designate which player you are!!! The controller is really simple to set up, as it uses 2.4ghz wireless tech with a usb dongle to connect to the PS3. What is nice is that it has a pass through port for an included mini usb to mini usb cable for charging the controller. The performance is where this controller falls apart. I noticed no dropped signal connection but the triggers are too tight and have a limited range of motion, almost to the point that you feel like you're going to break them. The face buttons are fine and are backlit, a nice touch. The digital pad is terrible! It is just as bad as the stock XBOX 360 pad (ie, you will go up when you press left, etc.) and is totally unresponsive. The analog sticks (the reason I bought this controller) really sink it. They are tighter than the stock PS3 pads, but have dead zones that take up about 1/3 of the total range of motion, rendering all FPS games unplayable with regard to aiming!!! I would have returned this controller, but my 7 year old loves it.... so therefore this controller would really only be good for a kiddo as a cheap replacement pad. Lesson to be learned... Sony's PS3 pads are $60 for a reason... a GOOD reason!!!
Feels good plays okay
This is a good controll it has a nice feel to it and it works great. It needs no batteries so thats good. its good for ps3 owners as well as xbox 360 owners who went to ps3.
The Pro Elite Controller is a very specific beast, meaning that it has one goal in mind which is: Bring the Experience of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 into one controller.
The Power A, for the most part hit's that goal. The Controller comes fully featured with concave Analog sticks, light up display for playing in the dark and comfortable grips. In fact the overall design is better suited for those who feel that the Sony Brand Controller is too small and structurally weak. Furthermore the face buttons feel just as responsive as Sony's and the Power A (Pro Elite's) D-Pad is Miles ahead of it's 360 Counterpart as is the Grip. The Only Disappointment for this controller is the Triggers, while they offer resistance not unlike the 360 controller they are not true triggers,faithful to the Design goal however it is a small gripe considering that they are still better than the PS3 version. The Shoulder Buttons are similar to that of the PS3 and is neither a definitive pro or con as it is a matter of personal preference.
-Responsive Face Buttons
-360 style layout (including size)
-Comfortable Analog Sticks
-Light up Display
-D-Pad is Better than 360 and PS3
-Yes it is great for shooters
Wired Version has plenty of cord
-While Better than Sony Brand triggers leave room for improvement
-Home button is unable to turn the system on
-wireless version requires Dongle (USB signal Receiver)
-Wired Version lacks Sixaxis, however it is significantly cheaper