Rated 4 out of
Great Controller (only 1 small, but common, issue)
I was hesitant to buy an "off brand" controller because of poor past experience, but this controller is easily the same or better quality then the original Microsoft controllers. As soon as you handle it you will understand. The soft touch grip is outstanding, and all the buttons and sticks function crisp and clean with no unnecessary play. The programmable wheels are a nice addition as well. I have fixed my original controllers but they had reached the end of their serviceable life so I started looking for a new one online. Not wanting to pay the full 60$ for another Microsoft wireless, I found this wired controller at a recently reduced price and I am quite pleased with it. I only bother to write reviews if a product is really good, (or really bad). And in this case it is definitely the former. My one and only complaint, (I searched extensively online and all the higher quality wired controllers are like this as well, unfortunately) is the micro USB connection from the controller to the wire. These micro USB connections nearly always wear out and eventually fail to stay connected. I'm sure they are cheap and easy to manufacture and that's why everyone uses them, but just hard wiring it would have been better. Without a doubt the micro USB connection will be the first thing to go, making a great controller eventually useless (unless you can install a new female USB in the controller). I really don't see the point of having the connection there in the first place. If any hardware designers are reading this, take note. Don't put cheap connections on otherwise high end electronics. My advice to anyone using a wired controller with a micro USB is just leave it plugged in. The more you disconnect it the faster it will wear out. That's why I gave it a 9 instead of a 10, and dedecuted some points from the design rating.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of
Overall awsome controller
This is in my opinion one of the better looking spec. Edt. controllers that have come out. The woodgrain look looks great and look forward to own this for many years.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of
Good for what it is used for
This controller for what it lacks in design makes up for in functionality. There's no eye candy here, some people will hate that it comes wired but for all the informed gamer's know an important function in its self. Being wired adds to your trigger time and response to your bullets hitting your target faster. And extra buttons to use so you dont have to take your thumbs off the aiming sticks. All in all great function!
Date published: 2016-10-31