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I use this controller on my PS3. It works really well, it has the exact same feel as the dual shock 4.
I use XB1 controllers but I highly recommend the Gamesir G3s controller on Amazon. I got it for my little bro cause it was cheap but actually ended up being really impressed by it. Only $30 it works on PC Mac Android iOS, you can use it through Micro USB cable, wireless USB adapter (included) or Bluetooth. If I remember correctly it can be read as xinput or dinput. Rechargeable and looks nice, somewhat like a PlayStation controller. The only meh thing about it is that it feels a bit lightweight and that takes away from the feel of quality but otherwise good!
There’s even a wired version for even cheaper at $22
Gamesir G3s. It's on sale rn. For $30 its very good value
A) Save yourself the headaches (I left my pair on my PC with DS4Windows) and get a GameSir G3s.
B) What's a Mi Box 2? Older imported model..?
Get yourself a GameSir G3s works great with the G5 via Bluetooth & almost any other device. Comes with a phone mount bracket & micro USB dongle for X-Input PC use. They throw in a multi system emulator for free, as well.
Nope. Get yourself a GameSir G3s works great with the G5 via Bluetooth & almost any other device. Comes with a phone mount bracket & micro USB dongle for X-Input PC use. They throw in a multi system emulator for free, as well.
The 360 I have is the all black S model from ~2010, while the early ones had gray sticks/dpad.
Funny, DS3 is the reason I started looking at alternatives in the first place. The internal switch for the left analog sticks on BOTH my DS3s started to get stuck and scroll through menus/games by itself. The DS3 that came with my PS3 had the same issue straight from the factory. These controllers were manufactured in 2013--fucking ridiculous. I bought a G3S to replace them and it feels pretty much the same as DS4, but doesn't have the squeaky trigger buttons/comes with XB1 style analog sticks & wireless dongle... and has a battery that lasts longer than 2 hours.
Your issue with getting XB1 to work in Windows is exactly why I returned my original (non BT version) and got that XB1 knockoff.
I had a PS4 before and I liked the layout better than the xbox ones. The battery life is not very good on the PS4 controller and the ingame icons didn't match the ones on the controller (plus you need a bluetooth receiver or a cable to connect it to your PC).
I ended up buying this:
Which works really well (you just plug it in and works), has PS4 like layout but with xbox button icons, the battery life is much better (so is the range) and it is cheaper!
I bought this controller. It works really well and I'm happy with it. I've not had any problems. There are probably many others that are just as good and cost less (or more even).
I also got a usb battery back to power the headset while playing. I also plug in ear buds for sound.
I've not really found a game I really enjoy yet, but I've not played with it all that much. Depending on the games you play, you might want to sit on a chair that swivels.
It should. Any gamepad or controller that can connect to your phone via Bluetooth should work. You can custom map the keys to your liking if the base setup is wrong or not how you want it.
Edit: I use this one just fine.
I never liked the stiff feel of the x1 dpad, and the 360 controller dpad really sucks. I also tried the logitech controller and didn't like their triggers. I also did not like the fact that the F710 dropped its signal all the damn time. The steam controller looks interesting, but I didn't feel like messing around with that.
This is the one I came across. Despite being from one of those chinese knockoff companies the controller itself is built quite well. It has a nice dpad, and the buttons and triggers all feel good. I also like the feel of the PS4 controller. The battery life on it is also pretty damn good and I can recharge it with a usb cable.
I may try the steam controller at some point, but I got two of these right now, and im very happy with them.
I'm looking for a versatile gamepad intended for emulation and I stumbled across one called the Gamesir G3. I was wondering if anyone here has used this controller and could share their experiences with it?
For generic gaming needs I would recommend one of the following priced lowest to highest:
1) 4 GameSir G3s Controllers (each comes with a 2.4GHz USB Dongle (recommended) & Bluetooth 4.0 (will lag)). $31/ea from amazon - $124 total LINK
2) 4 Xbox 360 Wireless controllers & 1 Wireless USB Adapter (Controllers $44/ea - USB Adapter $14 - $190 total)
3) 4 PS3 Controllers & (optional) USB Bluetooth Adapter(controllers ~$45/ea - USB BT adapter $13 - ~$193 total)
Obviously there is an advantage to be had if you already own some controllers under one of the suggestions, but aside from that it's personal choice. As a side note, if you get a Pi3 or Pi0w you won't NEED the $13 bluetooth adapter listed for option #3 but it's highly recommended since using the built-in bluetooth seem to have more inherent lag than a USB adapter. It's also worth mentioning that options #1 & #2 will likely have less lag than option #3 even with the $13 adapter since the wireless dongles for options #1 & #2 don't require the Pi to do any of the work in receiving any of the wireless signals and the manufacturers of #1 & #2 claim their wireless dongles are 100% lag free. The Pi will see #1 & #2 as if they are wired USB controllers.
This is not an exhaustive list by any means - just a recommended one. For example, you can use $10 knock off PS3 controllers as well but you need them all to be a specific/identical type and you have to mess with drivers to get them to work right. Also, ANY controller that comes with a USB wireless dongle will work, but quality, number of buttons, response of analog sticks, battery life, etc will vary greatly from product to product.
Hope this info helps!
I've been playing a lot more Android games now that I've upgraded to a Pixel 2 XL. I love this phone. I have very big hands (I'm 6'7"... generally most things are too small for me) and even when I customise the button layout for, say, My Boy! or My Old Boy! I still find my hands getting cramped after a while.
I have been looking at controllers that allow phones to clip on, and there's quite a few on Amazon Canada that look good. I am leaning towards the GameSir G3s with included bracket, GameSir T1s (slightly more expensive for some reason?) or the "Mad Giga". I also was considering the Bonusis STK7003 though it's more expensive and looks like it might be flimsier. Those are all generally within my budget -- $30-45ish.
When I used my Vita a lot, I had to buy a handgrip attachment for it, and even then I would still get hand cramps. It's very difficult to tell from the pictures which of these is the largest. As reference, I really like the size of the Steam Controller, which I've used a lot, and PS3 controllers are good for decent lengths of time as well (though I do eventually cramp up with those as well).
In any case, any recommendations or information about which of these controller types are good for large hands would be greatly appreciated! I could potentially just buy a controller-grip shaped case, but I think I'd prefer to actually have a full size controller.
That's a pretty good price, but I have to wonder if it's really any better than the GameSir clones that are that $15-$20.
The wireless one is $30 normally
And there's a clone for $22
So I dunno. I think for me there's a point where a controller should have PS4 or XB1 compatibility as well, just in case. If not, go cheap.
Look into the GameSir G3s. Idk if it meets all of your criteria or not, but it is a decent controller at a decent price:
I use this Gamesir G3 between my pc and my smartphone.
Hi Dennis, This is the link to the Gamesir 3G
Alright. This is gonna be a long comment so stick with me as you read it alright. Don't just scroll through it.
So based on your post, you're looking for a wireless controller with a good D-Pad similar to the ones you would find on a Nintendo Controller (Either the NES or SNES i'm assuming). If that is the case, you have two options. Both the options are based on the PS4 and Xbox One/Elite controllers respectively. With that being said, let me show you the controllers.
The first one is the GameSir G3s Bluetooth Controller. This controller is based on the PS4 controller, especially considering the triggers on the controllers based on what everyone says and my experience with the controller. This controller has built-in vibration feedback (spoiler alert: this function only works on PC and PS3). So this controller has a separate bracket for holding an average sized phone, turbo fire buttons, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as micro and mini USB connectivity for PC, PS3, and Android. It also comes with a wireless USB dongle as well (similar to the DJ Hero wireless connector or any wireless connector for a mouse and keyboard). This controller has a battery life of 18 hours as well.
The second option is the GameSir G4s Bluetooth Controller. Unlike the G3s, this controller is based on the Xbox One/Elite Controller as aforementioned earlier, especially considering the design of the controller itself. Also, the bracket is built inside the controller itself for the phone for less clutter. However, the clear and turbo buttons are placed inside where the bracket is located. If you look at some unboxing videos of it, you'll see what I mean. Another thing to note is that it has 10 hours of battery life instead of the G3s' 18 hour battery life. Other than that, it's the same thing as the G3s controller (Bluetooth 4.0, Wireless USB Dongle, Controller Vibrations, .etc).
There is a third option for your situation if you're on a budget, and that is the GameSir G3s WIRED Controller and the GameSir G3s WIRELESS Controller. Even though this is the cheapest option and is still compatible with Android, PC, and PS3, it doesn't come with a phone bracket. HOWEVER, I wouldn't get this because to order a phone bracket, you're gonna have to wait 2 weeks for a 8 to 10 dollar bracket for the controller if you're gonna buy one off Ebay because it ships from China. I don't know about shipping with the controller bracket off of Amazon, which costs 13 dollars, but I'm going to assume that it's going to take the same amount of time if you were to order it off of Ebay. With that being said, by the time you were to pay for the bracket with the Wired or USB Dongle Controller, you would've paid the same amount of money you would for the Bluetooth G3s Controller.
Too Fucking Long; Didn't Fucking Read: Either get the GameSir G3s Bluetooth Controller or the GameSir G4s Bluetooth Controller
This one looks pretty good for about $30.
It looks nearly identical to this:
I use drastic on my phone. It's on the playstore. I get the ROMs from emuParadise. I also bought a controller that holds my phone in place like an actual handheld console screen.
GameSir G3s Bluetooth Wireless Controller for Android Smartphone Tablet VR PC TV BOX - PS3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019H5II8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-flVxb7VC9VMN
While pricier than the ones you've posted, I've had really good luck with this one: https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Wireless-Controller-Smartphone-Playstation-3/dp/B019H5II8Y
Just about every PC controller made in the last 10 years has the ability to pretend to be an XBOX controller.
Find a controller you like and are comfortable with.
My recommendations for PC are either a GameSir or a USB GameCube controller.
I bought this one and it's arriving today. I'll let you know if it's good when it arrives.
Not sure but I have two of these and they work great: http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Wireless-Controller-Smartphone-Playstation-3/dp/B019H5II8Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1461796874&sr=8-2&keywords=gamesir+g3s
Definitely check out the Gamesir Wireless Controller for ₹2k
I know 2k may seem pricy but it’s worth it IMO. 100% recommended. Look it up.
Works with PC/PS3/Android/iOS
The nice thing is that it has the XBox’s buttons, so if a game with Xinput tells you “press X” you know to press X on your gamepad, which is useful for fighting games.
Same can’t be said about the PS3/PS4 gamepads which have shape buttons. If a game tells you to press X, you’ll have to press “▣” on your gamepad. That can get annoying.
It’s really good and feels like the PS4 controller (I’ve used a PS4 gamepad a few times).
but If you don’t want to spend 2k you can check out the wireless Redgear one for 1.3k. I haven’t tried this but it has good reviews and is a best seller. The [cheaper] wired model is unavailable.
Sorry if you wanted some super cheap get-the-job-done controllers. I’ve always presumed super cheap ones were a waste of money so I never bothered with them.
If you want quality for a reasonable price, the GameSir G3s is what you're looking for.
Waaay better than the Matricom models in both the shoulder buttons & analog stick quality/feel, comparing them side-by-side, being that I own both.
Check out the improved game sir that looks like an Xbox One elite controller.
Cant beat a basic 360 pad wired or wireless(need a dongle though). Might be hard to find one cause so many knockoffs. I use both but notice now they start to have drift on analog sticks after lots of use, but then again you will be mostly using the dpad.
You might like this, been looking at it myself. https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Wireless-Controller-Smartphone-Playstation-3/dp/B019H5II8Y/ref=pd_sim_63_9?ie=UTF8&dpID=414Q8ILmO5L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=VXXTGX7YT20ND5ETPANF