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Gioteck VX1 Wired Control Pad (PS3/Windows Vista)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2013
This item isn't great, it feels very cheap and plasticy, the analogues are stiff, so if your using it to play call of duty its almost impossible to use on a high sensitivity because it's difficult to get the analogue stick to move the first few millimeters. The R2 and L2 buttons aren't pressure sensitive (as expected - i suppose) so it's no use for racing games. It also stopped working after a few days and now i have to wrap the cable around the controller to make it work. NO the other hand, what more can you expect from a cheap item? It's a decent item for the price. But i will never go near this item again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2014
This product is nothing like as well made as the official controller and neither as robust or as nice to use. However, given the price tag, it is an absolute bargain for those that want a cheap second controller. I haven't used it much so can't comment on the durability.
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on 20 June 2014
The controller feels well-made for the price, despite the lack of pressure sensitive buttons and a vibration motor. In the middle it has the PS3 home button, which allows you to turn off the system or change controller number. Around the button is a ring light which indicates what controller number you are.

The analog sticks work as expected, and have an indented design, which came in handy when playing COD. On PC and Android, to get both analog sticks working, you must press the PS3 button until two lights in the ring are lit, indicating both analog sticks are activated.

The controller is very light and the buttons are easy to press, making it ideal for gaming for long periods of time. However, I found that on rare occasions the ps3 home button would get stuck, pressing it again releases the button.

Overall it's pretty responsive and in my opinion good value for money. However, if you are thinking of getting this as a replacement for an original ps3 controller, the R2 and L2 buttons don't go all the way back, which can take some time getting used to.
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on 22 March 2013
This compatible PS3 controller is superb. I bought it recently because my other compatible controller wasn't working properly. I did browse for the cheapest Sony controller at first but decided to just buy another compatible controller since my last one lasted for more than 3/4 years.

Anyway, found this after searching for a while and have not been disappointed at all. This really is a great controller at the price and you won't be disappointed! In fact, you might even buy 2 just to keep the other as a spare in case something goes wrong.

I'm really pleased with my purchase and I'm sure you will be too!

P.S

The controller feels nice to use and it isn't chunky or anything so won't take up space etc. I've used it for football and fighting games and the controller is absolutely perfect to use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2014
Worst controller ever. The analog sticks are too stiff so it makes it nearly impossible to play any game ( it only worked well with fifa ). The wired snapped after 3 weeks. Would not recommend.
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on 8 May 2013
The controler itself as a good grip and seems robust.

The cable connection is very poor, with less than a month using it, the cable began to break near the controler.
I had to cut the wires, and re-wired again. It work for another week, but the cable breaked in another point.
Seems that the rubber cable is to hard wich breaks easily and cut the connections wires inside.

I do not recomend this controller.

Update 17/02/2014:
I had bought two, and the second even with extra care just started to break in the same place as the other.
Very poor quality.
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on 25 July 2014
I've asked my boys what this pad is like and they've both said "it's brilliant!" I brought them another cheaper version before and they complained of time delays when playing games etc but they can't praise this control highly enough.
I was sceptical and was going to but the Sony pad but £40 is a lot of money when one of them gets angry and chicks said control pad at wall! Lol so opted for this and glad I did - Also, ordered this on the Saturday and received on the Monday before expected delivery date! So great customer service. Thanks very much :)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2014
I bought this so I could play FIFA on my computer online properly (can't play it using mouse + keyboard option.. something EA sports failed to mention which was very important!! -_- well done EA..how typical of you) and can only play it using keyboard which is bad & makes the game more tedious than enjoyable..

going back to the Control Pad.. feels right & makes me enjoy the game because I can use the 360 degrees function more effectively.. I don't have any other games where I use the handle but I know it will be great for flight simulation, racing (need for speed etc) and first person shooting games..

However for some weird reason and this is only because of FIFA 13 I believe, the buttons on my computer screen are displayed as XBox buttons and NOT as PlayStation buttons as it appears on the handle itself.. but like I said this is just an odd circumstance related to FIFA 13 I think..

BOTTOM LINE: Buy this Control Pad for computer or PS 3, it works perfectly and make sure you press the round black circle in the middle for full functionality.
Thanks,
Maher
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on 16 April 2015
I bought this controller a long way back and now is a better time than ever to write a review. It has served me well but now it's unfortunately broken due to unfortunate circumstances. I would recommend this product to a lot of people especially if you ever wanted a controller to function as a bouncing ball if so, this is the one for you.

Pros: If you ever wanted a controller to function as a bouncing ball too, this is the one for you.

Cons: It's primary function no longer works when you turn it into a bouncing ball
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 March 2013
good product for a but broke .the wire snapped very easily not well made abit to easy to break you have to be really careful
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