Pros No Wires, Perfect for PC Gaming!
Cons I should have purchased the Black one!.. (To match all my other electronics)
Summary Perfect wireless pc game controller!.. I'm not much of a gamer, but when I do play Madden 08, NFL 08, & Need for Speed ProStreet this wireless game controller works perfect.. I had to buy the XBOX 360 wireless USB controller for the PC in addition to the wireless controller to get it to work (Well worth it, I hate being tied down w/ wires).. I also purchased the charge & play adapter to eliminate having to buy new batteries every time.. (Too bad you can only use the charge & play adapter to charge it, & not utilize it as a wired game controller!, Oh Well!) Over all I love this wireless controller!..
Pros Nice looking Paperweight
Cons Can't get it to work or get help to get it to work
Summary I spent three hours trying to get the Xbox 360 wireless controller for PC to work. I installed, uninstalled, reinstalled and updated the software countless times. connected the usb cable and checked every usb port. I even went so far as to unplug every wireless mouse/keyboard and turn off the Xbox in the other room before calling Microsoft Technical support.
I called the number on their website that it gave me for the specific controller. after a horrid wait the guy told me to call the Xbox tech support and gave me the number. luckily for me the wait was not as long, however the person I got to "help" me could do nothing of the fort. Granted... he really did TRY, but when you have no knowledge of the subject at hand reading off what the computer says for you to say only does so much. Eventually he told me to return it for another one because it must be faulty.
Sadly the next one I brought home had the same problem. I did a bit of research online and it seems Microsoft forgot to test their product before releasing it to the public because there are a lot of people with a lot of problems and not one trained tech support person at Microsoft to help them out with it.
I would suggest just buying a regular PC controller instead of wasting your money and time on this piece of junk!
"MS gets wireless integration right for this great 3D controller, but the 2d pad just doesn't hold up"on by seishino
Pros Good hand fitting form, good button action, nice triggers
Cons Atrocious D-pad, additional play-n-charge kit basically required
Summary I've traditionally avoided wireless controllers due to issues around laggy response times. Well, I have to say, the 360 wireless controller really made a convert out of me. The response time is crisp and fast, with no noticable lag at all. The "feel" is great, and if it weren't for the unusably bad d-pad (the same as the wired 360 controller's), it would be one of the best controllers out there.
The 360 wireless controller oozes quality. From the fit in your hand, to the rough weight, to the overall behavior, this thing is well-made. If you get the play-n-charge kit, you'll see that you can transition from wired (and charging) to wireless just by unplugging the controller... a great feature if you're in the middle of a session and running out of juice. Unusual for a wireless controller, you can still use it to shut down or turn on the system. Microsoft had planned the 360 around wireless controllers like this one, and the quality of integration really shows.
Just in terms of feel, this controller has a lot to love. The little nubs on the analog sticks give a good sense of direction. The analog shoulder buttons are responsive over a nice, wide sweep. Ditching the old white and black buttons, the buttons on the face of the 360 controller are consistently smooth jelly-bean style, with a responsive travel. The back and pause buttons are a little recessed for my taste, but they work.
Now, there are a few major drawbacks to the controller. One, you will need to get a play-n-charge kit for an additional 15 to 20 dollars. You do not want to be futzing with changing batteries every few days. The lifespan of a pair of AA's in the wireless controller, especially with rumble on, is about a weekend's worth of light gaming.
The other major drawback to this controller is the same as Microsoft's wired 360 controller: the D-pad is terrible for 2D gaming. The controller is nearly constantly pressing diagonals when you're attempting to press straight directions. As a lot of the Xbox Live Arcade games utilize the d-pad, this can be problematic. If you're excited about 2d fighters on the 360 you'll want to pick up a Mat Catz controller, as they have superior d-pad controls (though worse analog sticks).
Overall, if you can spare the 50 - 60 dollars for the wireless controller + charging cable, it comes strongly recommended. The feel is just great, with a suprising level of integration. Just be aware that you'll need to pick up another controller at some point for 2d and fighting games.
"Best Controller"on by jagraj
Pros Wireless, controls are easy to reach
Cons nothing really
Summary Great Controller, ppl are whining about how it doesn't have motion sensors in it like the PS3 and Wii but they don't realize that the PS3 and the Wii came out a year later.
Pros Fits with your hand like a glove, Long range, Long battery life, Great features, Headset port on it, I could go on forever.
Cons None that I can think of.
Summary I suggest getting this controller over a wired controller because your can be far away and still play.
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