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Flawless, absolutely flawless.
on 13 October 2011
In my opinion this controller is the best controller for the PC, much better than the more expensive controllers.
Firstly I would like to clarify what you receive as well as the controller.
1) A black wireless receiver, which plugs into the USB port on the computer- which just looks great, matches the controller nicely
2) A CD containing official software drivers for the controller (the bits that make the computer realise that you have pressed a button), and management software, which allows you to manage any extra wireless accessories that you wish to use (eg wireless headset).
3) 2x AA batteries- Personally I would rather pay more for a bundle of the controller and the "Quick Charge Kit", but the free batteries are perfectly adequate.
Ease of setup 5/5.
The software from the CD was installed in less than 2 mins (on a laptop running Windows 7)- no hassle at all, and no need to download anything extra from Microsoft at all. From there pairing the wireless controller to the receiver was just as easy.
Build Quality and Opinion When Using 5/5
The analogue sticks are very responsive, as well as every other button on the controller (special mention does go to the trigger system, which feels as though it has really been perfected over the last 5 years). In fact there is not a single bit on this controller that you could call "cheap". It is very solid, has a nice weight to it, and gives me the impression that this is a quality product.
One key point is how well this controller feel in the hand. My hands are a little bigger than the average, but I can easily play for hours without any discomfort using this controller, which sets this one apart from the rest in my opinion.
The receiver works excellently. No lag whatsoever, even from 2 metres away.
Depends on which game you are playing, however if the game definitely supports this controller, then it works perfectly.
I have no regrets whatsoever buying this product, and I hope that anyone reading this review considers purchasing this product over any other controller, even better than the Logitech F710.