Great, until it broke too easily.
12/15/2012 8:08:46 PM
Chris Karpyszyn from Montreal writes:
- Great design and look. Feels great in the hand. Braided cable and backlit buttons. Responsiveness in analog sticks when they work.
- Within about 3 months of very light gameplay (I would say no more than 20 hours in total), the right analog stick began to always register a down motion. When looking at the Windows calibration settings you can see the stick was malfunctioning and jittery without input.
Then, if that wasn't bad enough. I turned the dial on the right analog stick to "tighten" the responsiveness and SNAP. Something broke inside. Now it does not work at all.
- For the first few gaming sessions this was looking like a great controller... and then it started malfunctioning and got annoying REALLY fast. Exercise caution, a quick google search shows I'm not the only one having problems with the build quality.
Lasted around 2 weeks
10/3/2012 9:12:32 PM
Morgan from Calgary writes:
- . Extra long cord
.two programmable buttons on the back. ( Hardly a strength in my opinion.)
- .broke after 2 weeks of VERY light use.
- The controller worked fine for about 2 weeks. After that, it stopped working properly. Even if I wasn't pushing backwards on the analog sticks, my character would walk backwards anyways. i tried adjusting the sensitivity by turning the sticks, but that didn't help at all. Same yourself the time and hassle, and buy the microsoft Xbox controller instead.
Excellent 3rd Party Controller
8/14/2012 1:07:30 PM
Andrew from Calgary, AB writes:
- - Hand grips are extremely comfortable
- Backlighting is effective
- Adjustable tension on analog sticks works well
- Dpad is better than original Xbox controllers, but not as good as the "rotatable" dpad on the newer Xbox controllers.
- Mechanical buttons are "clicky" like mouse buttons, and very accurate
- Setup is easy. Download the standard Xbox controller drivers from Microsoft, and you're good to go.
- - Start/Select buttons are along the bottom edge of the controller. I sometimes unintentionally hit the "down" d-pad key when I go to press "select".
- Backlighting only applies to ABXY keys
- Analog L/R Triggers are a bit long. Tempted to file them down. I think Razer did this so you can comfortably fit 3 fingers on each side along the top of the controller.
- Only Microsoft is allowed to make wireless controllers.
- I bought this controller because I can't find anyone selling the wireless Xbox controller base-station for PC. If I'm going to spend $40 on wired a controller, I'd rather get one that's a step up from the standard wired Xbox controller. Not only does this one satisfy that, but it's probably the best 3rd party controller I've ever used.
Even with that said, it's still not quite perfect. Some of that is out of Razer's hands (i.e. Wireless).
Would not buy again
8/4/2012 11:36:45 AM
Waffles from Edmonton writes:
- -Very comfortable to hold
-Buttons give a satisfying click
- -Poor build quality
- Initially, the controller was fantastic to use. However after two months my right trigger button broke. This seems to be one of the many common issues associated with this product. Had a friend buy two of them and they both broke on him within 2 months.
Buy at own risk.
Not bad, but not Logitech quality
2/17/2012 9:26:26 PM
Rei from Calgary writes:
- -Button response and feedback is smooth
-Ergonomic, hand fit is great
-Wired so no battery issues to worry about (may not be a + for some people)
- -No drivers (disc or downloadable) as it comes with "built in" Windows 7 support, so if that doesn't work (which in my case it didn't) you're SOL. Buttons don't map correctly in some applications (L was right and R was left in one strange case).
-Razer website doesn't have any method to contact or get support outside of a FAQ/knowledge base (?!) Inexcusable for a company claiming to be competitive.
- As other reading indicated before I purchased this, Razer seems to be hit and miss with their hardware (and support software which may or may not exist). I don't regret the purchase as I needed the xbox360 controller for my PC, but I'll be going back to Logitech for future gamepads.
Good for some games, not all.
8/22/2011 11:14:35 AM
Ryan from Calgary writes:
- extra bumpers to map to any button
no dead zone on sticks
mechanical buttons are awesome
- -controller works great for some games but not all.
-wish it was wireless
-triggers have an odd curve to them and too much travel distance for example trying to shoot a semi-auto gun quickly doesn't work too well, may take getting used to.
- I found that this controller worked well in Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2, Borderlands but I wouldn't buy it for Call Of Duty, for some reason it is almost impossible to sprint (pressing the thumbstick button) in COD with this controller, seemed to work fine for Bad Company 2 though, can't explain that one.
Still the best aftermarket controller I've used.
analog sitck buttons
5/30/2011 11:19:45 AM
SJC from Calgary writes:
- I bought one of these from the SE store.
You can not click the button when you have the stick in the out edges. So if you have the stick all the way in the up prosition you can not press the stick button down. In a game like COD, this means you can't sprint.
I read about the issue on the internet and others are having this problem. Some say it's batch of bad controllers so I took mine back and tried a different one from the store and had the same issue.