The Eagle Eye PS3 Controller by Penguin United makes it possible to have the best of both worlds: the handling of FPS games on the PC and also the fluid graphics of the PS3. Simply plug in your mouse and keyboard (wired or wireless), assign sensitivity, deadzone and keyboard/mouse shortcuts with the included software (on the PC), then connect the Eagle Eye Controller with the PS3 and enjoy the feeling of having everything under control again. Additionally, all buttons have a turbo switch and it becomes just unfair ;)
The Eagle eye does exactly what it says it does. So far off all the frag devices I have used, this is by far the best.
I have only used it with COD Black ops on a PS3 so far, however it works great.
I have been playing with a "Controller" for over 10years, I was reasonably good, but was looking for an edge. So, when I first got the Eagle Eye I thought, "yep its going to take a while to get used too", and was prepared for my kill ratio to drop dramatically. However day 1, hr 1, 1st online game, I was still managing to get a good kill ratio!! Amazing.
With this product though its not just a "Plug and Play" It take some effort from you too tweak it to be right for you, however the forum is awesome, full of tips and advise and even keymapping so you can use other people's and custom the to you. The actual setup is very easy and fast. For instance I can have the device in the PS3 and playing, then decided to change a setting on the EEC, and it takes less than 1 min to pop it out of the PS3, into the PC, and then change the settings, and pop it back into the PS3 and I am playing again all tweaked!
Also, IF you do not have a "Gaming Mouse" it will be VERY jerky, HINT: Standard mouse has around 800DPI, you are going to need 1600 DPI as a MIN. You can pick mice up for £9.99 in store that do this sort of DPI. You can also spend £££ on mice that have 4000+ DPI. If you have one already, you ok.
The final note, its now been around 1 week, and I have been playing for about 4-5hrs total play time, and I am still adjusting it to get it perfect! So BE PREPAIRED to invest the time into it to get it the way you want it.
Over all it is VERY good.
I hope this helps!...
ALSO, I noticed a reviewer said you can only configure 2 mouse buttons, this is incorrect, you can only do 3! :) Shoot, Aim, Melee! What else do you need!!!Read more ›
I don't normally post reviews (lack of time rather than lack of desire to help my fellow shopper) but I'm going to make an exception for this.
As a hideously long-term PC gamer who used to really enjoy first-person shooters I got a fairly ghastly wake-up call when I tried to play Battlefield 3 online on the PS3.
My son bought his own PS3 after Christmas and we suddenly had two in the house; what a great opportunity for father / son bonding! Actually, no. More of an opportunity to die incessantly and crash and burn spectacularly while grappling with a completely alien controller and NO MOUSE!
I didn't abandon the attempt straight away but even after a week I just couldn't seem to get any better. Reluctantly, I hit Google and started to research possible mouse and keyboard solutions for the PS3. I spent a fair amount of time reading about the various options and went for the Eagle Eye. I am supremely glad that I did.
The first thing I should note is that this is not a "get it out of the box, plug it straight in and play" item. You have to map the game controls to the mouse and keyboard using a program supplied with the device. This isn't hard to do but it is likely to take you at least 30 minutes. Before you even do that though you would be well advised to search for configurations that other people have posted for your combination of game, mouse and, to a lesser extent, keyboard. This is likely to take you about 30 minutes too. Think of it as time well invested though as this helps you to tweak sensitivity and dead zones to perfection.
Once you've mapped the keys and configured the device, you can play. Everything worked as advertised and oh, the difference. It's 95% of the "feel" of using a mouse on PC.... The improvement for me was immediate and phenomenal, and I continue to tweak my settings and improve.
This is a great device that does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it well. I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
A couple of parting tips:
1) Check that you have a compatible mouse and keyboard before you order. Google "Eagle Eye compatibility" to get started. If your mouse and/or keyboard aren't compatible you'll need to order some that are or rethink your purchase.
2) Use the time while your device is in the post productively; search for configs for the game you want to play and the hardware you intend to use. Google "Penguin United forums" for a good starting point.
3) Be prepared to spend the time to set the Eagle Eye up properly. You won't be in-game and fragging people five minutes after it arrives, but your time will be rewarded and you'll love this awesome little gadget!
Thanks for reading, hope this helps someone!Read more ›
I bought the Eagle Eye in a moment of weakness. I'd had a particularly bad night on Crysis 2 multiplayer and felt I "needed an edge". I'd been thinking about buying the Eagle Eye for a little while but couldn't justify spending over £ for something that might not have worked with my keypad and mouse - the website does have lists of compatible mice and keyboards, but the cynic in me wasn't convinced.
Anyway, I bought it and it arrived in a couple of days (excellent delivery service!) and I took a whole 5 minutes to read the instruction booklet (it's tiny). Some of the advanced options look a little confusing at first glance but I ignored them until after using it.
Set up was very simple, although the copied file from the disc to my deaktop wouldn't work so I had to enter the program from the disc - no problem really, but don't lose the disc (again, it's tiny!). Take your time with setting up the key bindings as it'll help in the long run. I'd suggest pretending to play and working out which keys you use most and then mapping them to easily reached buttons. Of course, this may be easier on a "normal" keyboard but I use a Cyber Snipa V2 keypad which I used to use when I ran my pc to game on. Incidentally, I also use a Razer Copperhead mouse - I'm left handed so am restricted on gaming mice (although Razer have released a proper left handed gaming mouse which I will purchase eventually).
2 key binding settings are available so I'd suggest setting both up slightly differently and then decide which is best for you.
To the game... first off, I was rubbish. The key binding didn't work for me so I had to reallocate the keys. Then, straight back on the game and I was better.... With more practice, my KDR improved loads and it's so much easier to aim and shoot with a mouse than a stick and R1/R2 buttons. Maybe because this is down to my pc gaming background, but it works. Practice makes perfect and perseverance will pay off - don't expect to map your keys and then triple your KDR straight off. You will find you hit the wrong keys at times until you re-learn what works.
I have only tried the Eagle Eye with Crysis 2 MP and can only imagine that COD/BF/etc will be easier than Crysis 2 due to not having to stealth/armour/nano all the time.
There are no deadspots at all and, once sensitivity is adjusted to your liking, it's quick and simple to use. I've had no need to fiddle with the advanced settings yet and probably won't.
All in all, a useful piece of kit, particularly if you're coming from a pc gaming background onto PS3.Read more ›