Summary: Maybe I'm asking too much out of an industry that's been around for how many decades now?
They copied a great design (xbox) dual analog sticks are very accurate.
Obviously we got enough buttons to satisfy most games.
Vents around the controller are for fans to cool your hands.
They copied a great design but it's a copy...
Biggest flaw is the analog triggers (or should I say "trigger").
Summary: on my xp it wouldn't detect the darn controller, then when I installed the software, all I saw was a progress bar go to max, and an ok button unfreezing, when I hit ok, the setup closes and theres nothing installed on my pc. so then I'm told I have to install updated drivers, so I go to their website (logitech.com) only to be redirected.....[wait! logitech doesnt even host their own drivers?..
Summary: Everything aspects of the gamepad are OK but the air system it's horrible, it is really noisy, and doesn't blow enough air to really cool the hands and randomly the fan turns on, I always leave my computer on so it is really annoying.....
Summary: this thing is not programmable. the logitech profiler software does not recognize it and will not profile for it, which suxxors. on the other hand, it's super comfortable as well as very cool since it has the fan. the fan is nice because it keeps my hands cool all the time. i've been using it for emulators and Lego Starwars to great effect.
Excerpt: One common problem that PC and console gamers alike experience, is sweaty hands. Yes, this can easily happen during an intense Moto GP or Need for Speed session. Logitech to the rescue with their latest gamepad, which includes a beefy 40mm fan to help you keep your cool during gameplay.
Pros: Very accurate controls, Decent cooling, Tried and true button layout and design
Cons: Price is more than comparable gamepads, Cooling is not as good as I would like
Excerpt: "This Xbox 360 controller really is good and I must say that is well worth the money. This controller has a built in fan, which blows air into the palms of your hands and to your fingertips. There is three speed settings for the fan so you will always have full control if your hands start to sweat. This is something that I have never seen on a controller. The layout of the buttons on this controller are the same any normal controller. ...
Excerpt: The Logitech Chillstream Controller is for the PC and designed to keep your hands cool. I purchased this for that reason as I got it cheap even though it is wired. The Logitech controller has ChillStream technology which is designed to keep your hands cool when gaming. It has small fans situated within the controller side grips with air vents. The fans have 3 speed settings which allow you to adjust the ventilation force of the integrated fans.
Excerpt: "The Logitech Chillstream Controller is for the PS3 and designed to keep your hands cool. I purchased this for that reason as I got it cheap even though it is wired. The Logitech controller has ChillStream technology which is designed to keep your hands cool when gaming. It has small fans situated within the controller side grips with air vents. The fans have 3 speed settings which allow you to adjust the ventilation force of the integrated fans. ...
Excerpt: Положа руку на сердце искренне говорю: достойный пад во всех отношениях
Pros: Обдув ладоней, просто гениальное решение постоянно удивляюсь ну почему не выпускают аналоги данной модели
Cons: Шум вентиляторов,, через 3 года начались самопроизвольные срабатывания курков уже подумал грешным делом что умирает мой пад, но нет, странно поведение прошло после ручного удаления драйверов и установки заново! Резиновое покрытие облупилось-стёрлось через год эксплуатации. Лёгкий и немного маловат по физическим размерам. И ещё один недостаток для меня это то что он проводной. Отлично определяется в играх (там где работает из под БОКСа там и этот пашет на ура)