Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
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Xbox 360 controller is better
Old-Lumens "O-L", Amazon
7 August 2010
Summary: The good: . Plug and Play. Logitech software actually worked with XP Long Battery Life No problems when using a "logitech" wireless keyboard/mouse. . The Bad: The buttons that I use for throttle and brake, which are the top ones on the front (6 & 5) are On/Off only.
Summary: I don't know why Logitech controllers seem to work very well and then they seem to get permanently out of calibration. My rumblepad 2 was incredible to use while it lasted. I let it sit for a while without use, then booted up FIFA only to find that the left analog stick wouldn't work.
Summary: This gamepad was great, when it worked. It was quite responsive, controls were great, and force feedback was awesome (for the games that worked with it...namely, Jade Empire and......that's it). However, a few weeks ago I was playing it, and all of a sudden it completely stopped working.
Summary: In my opinion, it seems clear this design was "inspired" by the Playstation2 controller. Assuming that most others make this same conclusion, it seems feasible that others may purchase this PC controller based on their experience with PS2 and their desire for something of the same quality, as I did.
Summary: I like the convenience of the cordless gamepad, but this comes at a price. The Rumblepad 2 will consume batteries (2xAA), therefore I recommend the long life, camera type batteries for max life.
Summary: The layout of the pad is nice...two joysticks, directional pad, and lots of buttons, all within reach. Throw into that the rumblepad and its pretty nice. However, when actually using this pad, I've found it pretty difficult going.
Summary: After two years of use, both the plastic sticks have broken completely off. Now heck, the rest of the controller works great, except for the right trigger becoming unresponsive at times, but those crappy plastic sticks are what's holding back an otherwise quality product.
Summary: It's a good-sized pad, with good force feedback. Unfortunately, the left analog stick keeps losing its callibration settings every 30 minutes and refused to go right after a while. The only way to re-callibrate it: plug it out of the USB port and re-connect it.
Summary: I've had this pad for 2 years and have to say its my favorite. Other controllers I've used like the Interact Hammerhead and Radioshack analog multipad had really poor pots in thier analog sticks and never held calibration for more than a minute.
Summary: Go to an electronics store and feel this in your hands - it's the best review you could ask for. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to like this controller, there is a negative for every positive. I mean that quite literally - for every good feature, that feature also has something wrong with it.