Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
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Long lasting quality made controller
18 December 2012
Summary: I bought this controller back in 2005 and am still using them on a daily basis with my HTPC. They have been used in a number of situations from gaming on a PC with emulators, being used as a remote for my HTPC, and surviving a number of moves. These are just as, if not more, durable than the PlayStation controllers they are shaped after. I have used both regular and rechargeable batteries in them without incident over the years.
A nightmare for Mac -- Can't use with Portal/Portal 2
Kevyn "kevynjacobs", Amazon
9 June 2011
Summary: I bought this controller specifically so I could play Portal 2 on my Mac. Turns out it isn't fully compatible with Macintosh, even though the advertising says it is. First of all, the enclosed software disc is PC only, and there's no configuration software included. Also, mini CDs won't run in iMacs. After spending hours researching this product and trying to figure out how to use it on a Mac, I gave up. This controller is a bad deal for Mac users.
Buyer Beware! Dies quickly, poor support, and Logitech refussed to honor warranty because Amazon.com doesn't have paper receipt
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 April 2011
Summary: My Son and I play Final Fantasy XI on various systems (PC, Workstations, Playstation 2, and Playstation 3). My primary access is a Dell Precision 390 workstation using this controller. I also use the same controller on a Dell Laptop (Inspiron 9300). This is a GREAT controller when it works, but thus far they die quickly. Over the years I bought 5 of them and thus far only 2 of them are working.
Summary: The Rumble Pad is a great wireless input device but I was surprised when Logitech's rep came out with a statement about how you can't use two at the same time because of a conflict that causes the controllers to switch players in the middle of the games. It works most the time but suddenly your the other player and I guess that's ok with Logitech! Not me. [...
Excerpt: This has been the beset controller I have used. I am able to use this at 10 ft' from the IR receiver without issue. Battery life is about 6 months for me with occasional gaming. Logitech software updates are useful for game controller settings but I find the best use for this controller is games certified for Cordless Rumblepad. Weight and feel is plus. Purchased used form Ebay shipped with original packaging and no defects.
Summary: having previously owned a logitech controller, just not the "cordless" one, i pretty much knew what i was getting with this controller. On the pros side of things, the controller feels great, has plenty of buttons, basically installs itself to your computer ready to use, and works awesome for all emulation (especially ps1 and super nintendo type emulation).
Summary: This is a great controller. The included disk is fine for Vista installation, but with Windows 7, it just starts working within seconds of plugging it in for the first time! The response is excellent and the range is great for my needs (less than 20 feet). My only complaint, a minor one at that, is that the vibration doesn't work with any of the games I have.
Summary: I just wanted to mention that this controller does, in fact, work perfectly fine in Windows 7, even on 64-bit (which is what I'm running). However, I will say that since I have both a 360 and a PS3, I rarely buy games for my PC that would work well with a controller. But, I have used this with no problems with just about every emulator under the sun, as well with indie games like Cave Story. Also, I've played Lego Star Wars II with it as well, and it works beautifully.
Summary: I use it to play arcade, nintendo super nes and nintendo 64 emulation games, works great, good signal, plug n play, did not need to install included driver, fairly good price too. Wished the dongle was just a USB flash drive size receiver, instead of the double condom size box on a short cable.