Reviews and Problems with Saitek P3000 Wireless Pad & Docking Station
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nothing but a oversized paper weight
Pen Name, Amazon
23 January 2014
Summary: you can't find the replacement batteries where I live, heck I don't think they even make them any more, reason why I say all of this is because when I opened the battery packs guess what I find, time's up, every single battery inside was corroded, so unless you want an oversized paper weight don't...
Summary: I got two of these as a gift and right out of the box I had problems with them. I've owned 2 P880's (the corded versions of this controller) for over 2 years now and they are great, the included software for Saitek controllers is brilliant as well.
Summary: As all of the other posters state this controller has a serious issue with its batteries. I, too, contacted the company and without any question they sent two replacement... no qualms with that kind of service, but the new batteries died just as quickly.
Summary: I love the Saitek 880 wired gamepad. So I figured the wireless would be that much better. Unfortunately, my next purchase will be another wired pad to ensure no problems. There's nothing worse than the few times I really need two gamepads that the wireless one poops out.
Summary: After 3 days of having this controller, it already started to have problems. The docking station would not pick up charges from the battery anymore making my controller useless. For the amount of money I spent, I am very disappointed.
Summary: I've gone through three of these, and they all had the same problems. A quick view of these reviews and reviews on CircuitCity's website shows the same problems. What makes it even worse is you'll see threads stating the same issues on Saitek's support forums, with their main support guy vehemently...
Summary: I purchased this unit and the two batteries stopped charging after 2 weeks. I was sent 2 more from Saitek and after 1 week these both stopped as well..... This is not worth the time and effort, look into other products
Summary: The proprietary battery packs have horrible cells in them which you can immediately tell if you open one up. Unfortunately they are non standard length... shorter than a AAA so they cannot be replaced without serious modifications to the pack... more trouble than it is worth.
Summary: This controller is a piece of junk. One of the two batteries took one charge and then went totally dead. The other battery works fine as long as you charge it right before you play. If the battery sits in or out of the controller for more than an hour, it loses it's charge.