The first time I bought this controller it was only two or three months before the top buttons (L1+2,R1+2) started to stick or become loose, rendering them unresponsive.
I bought another, reasoning that I could have been unlucky in receiving a rare faulty one and that the comfortable PS2 model coupled with a reasonable price were worth risking it again.
I was wrong. Within weeks the directional pad on the left hand side became unresponsive. I persisted, learning to play with the joystick. But it was no more than another six months when the USB port on my computer started struggling to recognise the device consistently, as the connection became faulty.
In the interests of balance, I can say that the model is easy and fun to use when performing as it should. However, the joy you get out of this 'joypad' is limited. If you are looking for something that will last you longer than a few weeks, I would highly recommend you steer well clear of this unreliable and flimsy waste of time.