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Packaging Presentation & First Impressions: It comes in quite a tidy looking black box with all the info you need to decide to buy it. Inside of that, it is placed within a dust-proof bag. Nothing amazing here really, but more than adequate. Taking the headset out of the box for the first time I was surprised to see how long it is, it’s like a bone with buttons on! But it also feels good to hold and very tactile.
What is it Like To Use in VR: It has to be said that it works extremely well in VR. The edges of the pad are ridged meaning you know where your thumbs are on the joypad even though you can’t see them. With the buttons being spaced out it is easy to press each one and still keep your thumb in the thumbstick. While it is also a little too light and not enough buttons (it would have been nice to have shoulder buttons) It has enough to cover you on most games.
Cost At Time of Review: £4(=$5)
Left Control Stick: Yes
Right Control Stick: No
Directional pad (D-pad): No
Number of Face Buttons: 4
Left Trigger: No
Right Trigger: No
Left Bumper: No
Right Bumper: No
Start Button: Yes
Back / Select Button: Yes
Additional Buttons: ESC, ‘M’
Batteries Or Charge Powered: Batteries (X2 AAA)
Restart Button: No
Smartphone Holder: No
Wireless Connection: Bluetooth 3.0 HID
Android Compatible: Yes
Final Verdict: It feels a little cheap (which it is) and it doesn’t have as many buttons as I might have liked, but I would have this gamepad over every other cheap gamepad anytime. It feels good to hold with it’s ridged sides and the buttons are really spaced apart which is a great feature. Gone are the days of cramped little mini pads, this babies arm sized gamepad is perfect for VR. Like I said, it’s certainly not perfect, but it would get a 9/10 from me for value for money.