Reviews and Problems with Logitech Dual Action Gamepad
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Great customer service!
Britten H., Amazon
8 October 2013
Summary: This is a great game pad that is really easy to either install and play or plug 'n' play. The analog sticks did go bad on me in about 3 and a half months which made it hard to use in gameplay, but Timetec has incredible customer service and replaced it. Great experience with Timetec.
Summary: The concept of a cheap USB controller is fantastic. The only thing that turns me off is the square-shaped analog stick socket(Compare to circular socket, or octagonal socket), which makes it difficult to move straight forward in First-Person perspective games.
Summary: I bought this against most of the reviews here for a few simple reasons: Its linux compatable. As a standard USB HID device I had absolutely no trouble installing it to work on my MythTV box so I can play (legal) ROM's. Secondly, its cheap. For the relatively light duty the unit is needed for there was no reason to spend large amounts of money for a game-pad. Of course this also means the unit itself is cheaply made, and it is.
Summary: You may be interested in the Logitech® Dual Action™ Gamepad for the same reason that I was: it is as close to a console pad as you can find and it doesn't cost all that much. $15-20 really isn't too bad of a price for one of these things considering the cost of certain other gamepads.
Summary: I like the inclusion of two analog sticks, it is great for some newer games, like 1st person shooters on the Nintendo 64 emulator. However, I must admit that the response time of D-pad and buttons is not as good as an original SNES pad connected to the parallel port. Using the same hardware and SNES emulator, the delayed response was noticeable, e.g. combos were more difficult to chain.
Summary: The Dual Action is the cheapest working pad you can get. I've had mine for quite a few years, and it still works fine. There are a few things that suck about it though: The square gates for the analog stick are pretty stupid; It doesn't have Xinput support, which means you need to download an Xbox controller emulator. People who say their controller doesn't work have probably had this issue.
Summary: I'd like to start off by saying this controller is very good, and if you need one at a modest price, you may want to buy this. But I'd also like to point out a few negatives I've had with the controller, first of which is the Directional Pad. It feels great, but makes a strange noise that sounds as if it's broken. I'm sure mine isn't as it just came in the mail. But it just sounds strange. Sometimes the buttons feel a little cheap, but it's not that bad.
Excerpt: "...truly suggest to buy one. Logitech Logitech Dual Action Gamepad Game pad Specification General Device Type Game pad Compatibility PC, Mac,PS3 Expansion / Connectivity Interfaces 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A Input Device Connectivity Technology Wired Pointing Device / Manipulator Joystick, 8-way D-pad Buttons Qty 8 Compatible Game Consoles PC, MAC,PS3 Features Trigger, programmable buttons, rubber side grips Miscellaneous Cables ...
Excerpt: "...it immediately without installing the Logitech Profiler software which lets you create configuration profiles for all your different games. I used it to play Need For Speed:Hot Pursuit 2 and it was excellent. The analog stick is really responsive, you can control even the slightest movement. When I tried using the 8 way direction pad to control the car, that's when the problems appeared. The responsiveness became incredibly slow and it was too ...
Pros: Resembles PS controller, Confortable, Good value for money
Summary: Das Produkt welches ich euch heute gern vorstellen möchte gehört eigentlich meinem Sohn, er spielt gern Spiele, die sich dann doch besser mit einem solchen Gerät steuern lassen. Hin und wieder ist das Gamepad aber auch a meinem PC angeschlossen, immer dann, wenn mein Sohn mir mal wieder ein Spiel vererben möchte, auf das er keine Lust hat, aber mein Enkel vielleicht gern mal spielen möchte wenn er bei mir ist.