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Packaging Presentation & First Impressions: While the white box with all its writing and images is pretty descriptive this is not shop-ready, but it is real to give it as a gift. I say that because there isn’t really enough information to make a purchase in the shop, but if you got it as a gift you would know what was inside of it. Opening it up the controller is cushioned in a protective foam casing and is well packaged. Getting it out of the box I found it to be small, but it has to be said that I found it incredibly well made. Small, light and very compact. So much so in fact, that I couldn’t imagine how they could have crammed one more button onto it.
What is it Like To Use in VR: This gamepad was always going to be a little too small and too light for my own tastes while inside VR, but having said that I found the high raised main buttons really tactile and despite the small size of the device I was able to easy distinguish each button in turn as I needed them. What I didn’t appreciate is all the buttons on the back of it being accidently pressed and the flat left control stick.
Cost At Time of Review: £7 (=$9)
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: Various Media Buttons (Play, Stop, Next, Rewind, etc)
Batteries Or Charge Powered: Charge Powered
Restart Button: Yes
Smartphone Holder: No
Wireless Connection: Bluetooth 3.0 HID
Android Compatible: Yes
Final Verdict: This is a classic case of an otherwise well-designed and well-made controller being no good for VR. With a headset on I found myself accidentally pressing the buttons on the back with kept breaking the immersion. Sure I could tape them over, but that wouldn’t be an out of the box experience. As per usual, it was also too small and too light to be any good while in VR. But like I have said before this is an extremely well-made controller and I am sure a lot of people will love (just so long as they stay out of VR while using it).