PS3 Turbo Fire Bluetooth Controller
Ok needs some upgrades
This controller work good but eats batteries so I suggest you buy rechargeables. The size is perfect for me because I have big hands. The controller has some blind spots and a slight delay due to the cheap button design (hard and clunky not smooth which causes slower response) . The programable turbo button is great it works for most of my games even most glitches/ cheats are easier to perform. It syncs up threw blu tooth so that works great no additional parts .It is an after market controller so after two updates is has had some cut off/ disconnecting issues but still so far so good. My madcatz sixsense became deactivated due to updates. So overall I enjoy this controller. thanks for listening
Solid Third Party Controller for the Price
I thought it would be nice to invest in a PS3 third party controller, and seeing so many don't meet the standards I went with the Datel Rapid Fire controller. The controller is not to light or too heavy, the analogue sticks are in-caved like the xbox 360 controller making it easier to grip the sticks with your thumbs. Has a slight bulky feel, but not a big complaint. A slight disappointment I found on the controller is that it doesn't have pressure sensitivity in the R1 and L1 Buttons, (which try to imitate the bumpers of the 360) making games like Metal Gear Series or Ace Combat series on the PS2. The D-Pad works, but not the same feel as the Dual Shock 3. The button layout feels sturdy, and doesn't feel cheap like some third party accessories but the clicking is a bit noisy pressing down the analogue sticks. Six Axis motion works as well as the turbo function making certain games which require you to auto fire if you cant get past something very easy. All in all is a fair deal.
Maybe it was just me
When I bought this controller, I was used to the feel and design of the standard PS3 controller. I soon got past that issue after using it for a few days. I must say, when the turbo is engaged, and you have it engaged for awhile, the vibration from the controller is strong, and your hands will get numb if you aren't paying attention. Where the problem lay for me was the back two trigger buttons - R2 and L2 are not built sturdy at all. And that bears repeating if you play games that involve either of those two back buttons. L1 and R1 seem to be fine, but within two weeks of owning said controller, the R2 button just caved into the controller. The trigger buttons are made of hard plastic, unlike whatever it is the standard controllers trigger buttons are made of. So one hard push, and snap it went. Other than that, the rapid fire really did do the trick on the one game I used it for. If I have any games that don't involve a trigger button, I'll use this thing.
Not suitable for all games or all hand/grips
I just opened and tried my controller on a strat game I just bought so I cant comment to responsiveness of the sticks. The d-pad is pretty horrible since it makes a lot of noise if trying to fast tap and most times fast tapping doesn't even register since the d-pad requires a much harder press then should want to get it to actually respond which is a large turn off. As for the comfort/design it has great shape that makes it easier to use sticks but the L1/R1 is so low profile that grabbing feels awkward. Also the battery compartment behind the controller can get in the way depending on some peoples gripping style or for those with bigger hands. If you hold controller with fingers behind the controller, battery compartment will get in the way. If you hold the controller by gripping under controller and around wings, then your fine. I wouldn't suggest this to people with large hands or play games that heavily rely on the D-Pad. So this wouldn't be a all round game use controller but more for action/shooter oriented games only.
its the greatest one out there
ok so i originaly ordered one of the ps3 turbo fire controllers and i couldnt figure out why it never came then soon realized it was because i have my billing and shipping address wrong which i soon fixed then got this beauty in the mail it works great like most people say the d-pad is loud i took mine apart replaced it with a xbox d-pad and its real quiet and the rapid fire mode is amazing for when i am play nazi zombies on call of duty world at war (CODWAW) and call of duty modern warfare 2 (CODMW2) most think it wouldnt work for a racing gamebut i use it with need for speed undercover and it makes the cars a little bit faster which is a great advantage i do have the fastest cars in the game via the buggati veyron and the other european cars but if i feel liek using a slow car just to use it it works great and in the last mission of (CODMW2) when you have to tap the square button its easy all you do it hold it and it actually makes it go by much faster. i would deff recommend this controller to the next person ik with a playstation 3.
Life in the world of PS3 just got better!!
Well I must start this off by saying "Life is good". It seems I have waited an eternity for this day to happen a controller that meets all my needs for the already "God Like" Playstation 3, a complete revision of the dualshock 3 same functionality but with a Programmable TurboFire mode that can be assigned to 8 different buttons at various speeds Turning your average pea shooter into a fully automatic killing machine!! The PS3 Turbo Fire Bluetooth Controller also has been completely redesigned and actually fits perfectly for those of us with larger hands like myself. Every function and button of the dualshock 3 is present on the Turbo Fire Controller down to the tilt and motion sensors. With the excellent high speed bluetooth connectivity and a stylish yet undoubtedly rugged shell this is a must have for both novice and hardcore gamers, and hey and for all of us who love lights there's 2 blue neon lights on both grips!!!
Good and Good-Looking
I was leary of buying anything third-person for my PS3, based on past experiences. I am thankful that I spent the money. It takes a little getting used to, but for those of us tired of mashing the "O" button, it's worth the investment. Some gamers may swear off this sort of "cheating" but I have no intention of using this during online play. This unit is far more respomsive and rumbly than any other substitute I have ever used. It certainly has raised the bar for all accessories that are not made by Sony. I still prefer the original for the way it feels in my hand, but maybe, with time I can learn to love this blue little miracle. The biggest reason for buying this controller is finishing games where rapid button pushing is essential. There are a few games I never finished b/c I couldn't push tringle or circle fast enough. That alone cannot stop me now. If I were you I'd go out and buy one today (or tomorrow).
love this product have had no issues this controller works perfectly with my console and my games i have experienced zero problems most of the connection issues stem from the console itself having a bad bluetooth receiver in the console i had no issues with this controller everything worked perfect... the turbo nice placing AA rechargeable battery's in this controller is a must but once thats done this controller rock's long battery life easy connectivity nice design and even better great price i can understand why some users had issues with this product considering the product connects via bluetooth but it isn't the controller with the issues it is the ps3 that has some minor issues with the bluetooth in the console my console started to not detect the controller but when i tried again with the usb detection instead of manual detection the controller worked perfect with my ps3 i just love it...
At the fastest setting the controller will not shoot correctly in Black Ops because of the patch they put on the game. it would shoot faster than an assault rifle that continually shoots anyway. at the second and first setting, semi-automatic guns will work fine, and if you use an assault rifle anyways, you do not need it anyways. Duhhhhhhhhh!!!! the l1 and r1 buttons could be a little better with how far they go in, but other than that great controller. also it is a little big, but i have a big hand so i am fine. lastly what really bugs me is that when you use rechargeable AA batteries, they are a little bit bigger so it is a little hard to get out at first. but you get used to it. also i wish when you plug it in, the controller, will get power and not charge the batteries, which is a bummer. i might do a rapid fire mod to a rapid fire controller. Lastly, it is easy to program the rapid fire button, could not be easier. Great controller and i would recommend to a friend and i already have so get it. Compatible with all ps3's. just plug in for the first time, and play.
Controller vs Certain Games
Ok to start i was waiting for a while to get my hands on this controller. I was hoping to get a rapid or turbo button controller for some of the games i have. Well after i bought this and brought it home i tryed it out on Metal gear 4, to my relief for the ones who have played this game and the area of which im talking about is the outer haven area. You are stuck in a radiation walkway and are required to press the triangle button repeatedly. Well the rapid fire is the perfect controller. Any way now on to the let down. The controller does not work with games that have multi functions. Like batman arkham asylum. The problem is that the direction buttons will not move to the corner slots. So you cant select your weaponry. This really is a down fall. The controller itself is a little bulky. A little uncomfortable, and a little wider than most. But the operation over alll is ok.