Airflow EX PC Game Controller Patented airflow design with selectable fan speed
Nyko 80650 Airflow EX PC Game Controller
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For the price, this really isn't a bad controller. The analog sticks and buttons all work well, and the fan is a nifty feature to have sometimes. I really only have 2 problems with this controller:
1) Compatibility. I can't seem to get this to work with a lot of modern games 2) The D-pad. I configured the movement in Snes9x (a super nintendo emulator) to the D-pad and tried to play super metroid, and it was completely unplayable. It has a ridiculously difficult time correctly reading diagonal D-pad presses. Then I tried to go for something simpler that only used 4-directional D-pad functionality, Megaman X, and it was still unmanageable - even only working with the simple 4 directional commands the D-pad was far too unresponsible to be adequate for gameplay. 3) This could be a problem with the emulator, but in Project64 I'm having an impossible time getting the analog stick's full range to be utilized. There'll be a huge dead zone along the outer edges of the...
This device came all neatly packed in what looks like something you'd find on the shelves of best buy, all expected, all to order. What I found and didn't expect was a combination of both good and bad, though unfortunately, the bad overcame the good.
The Good: A neat software that allows great customizing in the binding of the controller, and the controller itself has plenty of buttons to allow a variety of different experiences. The software is great, easy to understand, and yet not over-simplified. The fans inside the controller actually kept my hands so cool that when i placed my hands on my laptop, the temperature difference was at first almost startling.
The Bad: The motion isn't consistent. The right joystick to must users would be used for aiming in any shooter... which can't happen when this joystick won't keep your crosshair/targeting UI moving in a smooth motion. When tilting the joystick in any direction, you will find that the movement isn't very...
I liked this control pad so much, I bought a second one. I have been playing video games since the days of pong and over the years, I have used many control pads. So what's there to like about this one? To begin with, it just feels comfortable in your hands, its responsive, and although the air flow (fan) at first may seem like a gimmick, once you use it, you will never want to go back to a regular game controller again. A fan sucks in air from the bottom of the control pad which than comes out the handles of the control pad cooling and drying your hands while you play ... and it feels great. There are two settings for the fan ... low and high but you will probably never need to use the high setting as the low setting does the job. The one thing that also separates this game pad from the rest is the fact that the software is so easy to use! I hate using a keyboard to play games and with this controller you set up the buttons, d-pad, and two analog sticks to mimic keyboard keys,...
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