Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
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Thomas J. Landry, Amazon
4 December 2005
Summary: Let me preface what I'm about to say with I consider myself a fan of Logitech products. Going back to my first PC in '98 I've always enjoyed their line of mice and game controllers (they make the definitive racing wheel IMO). So its with great reluctance that I give their industrial design group poor marks for this particular iteration of their gamepad.
Summary: As one of the other reviewers mentioned, there seems to be a calibration problem with the left joystick, at least in the batch that Amazon is selling (and Logitech doesn't make this model anymore, so you can't get a fresh one). I've tried two of them and in both cases, the left joystick won't stay centered.
Summary: My beef with this controller is that the calibration is continuously getting out of whack on the left joystick. The company has no fix for it, and it is not game specific. This can be temporarily fixed by resetting the calibration, but it's still a pain in the rear end.
Black Cat de La Bear "see that dark shape o'r..., Amazon
14 July 2004
Summary: I bought this controller thinking it would be top of the line, but after having it for about a week, everything just started to go wrong. The first thing then went bad were the joy sticks, if you goto the game controller properties in the control pannel ou will notice that even though the joy sticks are still, the properties show them moving slightly.
Summary: 1) Stiff, clicky, small, inset buttons. Nothing like a PS2/PSX pad's nice buttons. 2) Badly placed throttle. The shoulder buttons (which are the clickiest of them all) are big, but if you're like me your pointer fingers tend to travel up while using the shoulder buttons. And that makes for a badly placed throttle above the right shoulder button. 3) Sticks will eventually break off.
Summary: I got two of these as gift. One controller went bad, and then the other. The problem is that the 6 buttons on the right spring back up after pushing them down partially because they are attached to some medicore plastic chassis inside the controller. Anyone who pushes these buttons repeatedly(I do this for speed bursts and checks in EA NHL games) will ultimately break the button away from the plastic. As a result, the buttons will start to stick.
Summary: I usually like Logitech products, which is why I'm amazed they would actually put their name on this garbage. To start with, 2 out of the 7 push buttons have intermittent faults while pressing down continuously. The 8 way directional hat, has a hard time detecting presses to the right. The left Joystick looses it's calibration after about twenty to forty five minutes of game play. After that, it simply will not go to the right.
Summary: Overall, I rate the Logitech Wingman Rumble Pad as a very poor controller. My largest complaint is that the buttons are stiff, with very poor feel. Also, the analog joystick doesn't seem to go naturally in the direction you are attempting to go, which is very aggravating. The controller has a nice, solid feel to it, but overall it is very disappointing to use.