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Terrible battery life, and awful random button presses. - AVOID
on 16 May 2015
I stumbled across this controller after simply searching for a replacement for my previous official Dualshock 3 controller.
- Tough controller. Great build quality, and seems sturdy enough to survive everyday use.
- Good layout. The extended triggers mean you have a slight 'edge' in shooting games. The grips on the side mean that it doesn't slip out of your hands, and it is slightly bigger than a standard ps3 controller, so if you're coming from an xbox, then I guess this will make it easier to adjust.
- Batteries. As stated by other reviewers, the controller takes batteries ( 2xAA), and the battery life is shocking. You cannot get any more than 2 1/2 hours on a new pair, and don't think I 'cheaped out' and bought the bad quality ones... I packed Duracells, and Energizers people!
- Random Button actions! This controller insists on randomly pressing buttons on and off, and I can't explain why. At first I thought I may have accidentally activated the turbo function... but this was not the case. I thought it may be down to some interference from my brothers controller in the next room, but having extensively tested this with my brothers controller, AND Playstation turned off, we removed that possibility too.
The last point really finished it for me. The battery life could be dealt with if you had a spare pair of rechargeable's at the ready, but the random button pressing was just unacceptable.
Avoid at all costs, and just spend the money buying an official controller... lesson learnt.