PS3 Mini Pro EX Wired Controller
Cute controller just for PS3 gaming.
This is quite a simple controller if you just want to play some PS3 games on.
It literally fits in one hand for one thing so its good for those with small hands like kids for example. The length for its cord is fairly long - about ten feet - and the controls are responsive enough when I played Saints Row IV, Way of the Samurai 3 and 4, Aquapazza, Tales of Xillia, Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires, Battlefield: Bad Company, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier...you get the point right? It might not be for those who are online twitch gamers, but it gets the job done on average.
I will admit that the analog sticks are fairly stiff, but in-game settings can adjust sensitivity, let alone that a fair amount of use can loosen that stiffness, so its not that bad of a deal breaker to me.
They did managed to fit vibration in there, which is pretty neat and I must admit that I thought it really didn't have that feature until I remembered that I forgot to turn on the vibration function in-game and such. How embarrassing!
What I am neutral or at least used to.
It uses what I would call as the 'Microsoft stick scheme' where the left analog stick and the D-pad switch places. Unless you have played on a Xbox, or use its controller for the PC, it can get a bit awkward trying to use it, so fair warning people.
Like the afterglow series, they have the ability to light up, but only for the face buttons as well as the L1/R1 buttons...which I will argue is a good thing as it doesn't blind me like the afterglow goes, but still manages to be found if you like to play in the dark.
And now for the downsides that I found so far.
If I could stress on the words "just for PS3 gaming" it'd be here. I've tried to play my PS1/PS2 physical disks and the PS3 does not register the controller at all. It (the controller) literally just turns off and plain does not work. I literally had to either turn off the console or use my older, used up controller to play or quit. Also it cannot start up the PS3, so you have to go up to the console to do so.
Unless you have tiny hands, I'd recommend trying to find a wired PS3 Afterglow controller. You could say using that instead of this product would be overall better. Otherwise, this can hold the line until you can acquire a better one.
Great Controller Great Price
After reading the two reviews already written on here I was skeptic. However, after making that leap of faith and buying the controller I have to say its better than my old one! I absolutely love how it handles and how all the buttons feel nice and crisp. My only word of warning is it really is "mini" and I am 14 so it fits my hands perfectly. Again its a great controller especially if you have small hands and the cord is very long and lastly the design, if you care about it, is pretty sweet too.
Just enough lag to make you wanna throw it
the controller is small and there is a slight lag so if you play fps games you'll probably wish you hadn't bought this.
If you're looking for a smaller controller, or just another one to have as a "just-in-case" controller, this one is for you, as long as you don't mind that it's not wireless. But the cord is pretty long, controller's pretty solid, buttons/vibration is great!