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No vibration and uncomfortable to hold.
on 2 April 2016
I had read a number of online reviews about gamepads and the F710 was repeatedly recommended. I was lucky to get some gift vouchers as a leaving present and decided it had been in my wishlist for far too long (about 4 months). The unit comes with two Duracell AA batteries pre-installed, a nano reciever that can be stored inside the battery compartment and a USB extension lead. I installed the reciever into my Windows 10 64-bit laptop, already running the Microsoft X360 controller drivers and it was recognised straight away. I checked that the controller was in xInput mode (you can also use the legacy DirectInput by moing a switch on the case) and again it was recognised by the OS. I did need to calibrate the device as the D-Pad and left analogue stick had been interchanged, a simple process in Windows.
I fired up The Crew, which I had previously been playing via a PS3 6-axis controller, and started playing. I immediately found the trigger buttons to have excessive resistance and be in a non-ergonomic postion. The device was heavy, moreso than expected given the two AA batteries,\and did ot feel comfortable in my relatively large hands. I drove around for a while and immeidately realised there was no vibration/feedback. The option was enabled and the vibration level set to the normal level so I ensured that pressing the vibration button resulted in a long vibration pulse to confirm it was active. A short burst told me it was already enabled to I tried again but no feedback vould be felt. I tried another game that I know works with the 6-axis and again there was no feedback.
I did some furhter research and quickly came across multiple issues regarding no or weak feedback, mostly with Logitech saying the games musn't suport it, so tried upping the vibration setting to max. In The Crew this resulted in a very weak feedback, despite the vigorous vibration when enabling/disabling it via the button. Reading up on this resulted in a generally unhappy customer base due to a lack of resoluton of this problem.
At this point I, about 25 minutes after getting it out of the annoying packaging, I packed it back up and requested my refund. I'll stick to my PS3 controller on a USB cable for now and look at something like a Steam Controller for very little more. This device is past it's best and should have been retired by Logitech a year or more ago.