Responsive and intuitive controller works great out of the box

on 2016-03-31 00:00:00

This is a great controller and I'm quite happy with it. First off, it works right out of the box, very plug and play. I used it on my PC and when I plugged it in for the first time, it automatically installed the Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller Driver and worked seamlessly as if it were an xbox controller. The button action is good, very clicky and intuitive to feel when they register. The analog sticks are nice and sensitive, and they have a rubber coating that gives you good traction and has a nice feel. The vibration feature works just fine, and the buttons light up so it's easy to see in the dark (I mostly play games on my PC with a projector so this is handy). My hands are about average size, and I found it to be a perfectly comfortable controller to hold for a few hours. Basically nothing about the controller was distracting or took me out of the game at all, it's responsive and intuitive and that's what I'm looking for.

The controller comes with a micro USB cord so that you can use it with a phone, and an extension micro USB to USB cord to plug in into a computer. Together, the cord is decently long at 6 feet 10 inches, so you can play with multiple people hooked up to a USB hub with minimal awkwardness. I didn't try using it with my phone because I have an iphone and no adapter, so I can't speak to it's compatibility there.

I got this controller, along with a Bluetooth version and a wireless USB dongle version, at a discount in exchange for trying them out and reviewing them honestly. I like this one a lot, which is more than I can say for either of the wireless versions, which I can't seem to get to work consistently. If I can't sort out my technical issues on the wireless versions with Gamesir, I'll probably send them back and get two more of these USB controllers.