Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows - wireless (JR9-xxxxx)
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Christopher Vance, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: The microsoft controller is one of the best in the Business, just buy the damm thing for your computer and get it over with, there is no other controler that works as well. Logitech, or radio shack, or gamepads. Owned them all and this is hands down the best kind of controller available.
Controllers works great...Software in the box doesn't work
8 January 2014
Summary: This review is about the software. The hardware works fine, but I spent a couple hours trying to get the software installed so the controller would connect to the receiver. Basically, what you have to do is disable auto driver downloads, download the newest driver from the website, restart your computer, go to device manager, right click on the xbox device with the yellow triangle on it, update driver, locate drive from computer, pick the microsoft xbox 360 driver, say...
Summary: first off let me start by saying that the product is awsome. i am happy with the purchase that was made.i an not happy with the quality of the product. the adapter work with out flaw. as soon as i pluged it in it synced right up to the controller and was able to play. my disapointment comes with the seller because the controller continues to sway left after you let off of the right side control stick.
Summary: This controller is of course known for its lackluster DPad. Of course, its DPad is pretty lousy. And if you are a developer, you possibly also know that its dead zones and centering are pretty lousy too. You can get much better controllers out there, such as the Afterglow AX.1 wired controller, which is better on both fronts even if it does feature LED silliness. The one thing this controller gets right are its analog triggers. They work, and they work well!
Summary: This controller is exactly the as the 360 console controller. It is basically perfect for playing any controller-enabled games. However, the receiver is too TOO bloody BIG!!! If it is the size of a USB thumb drive, it would have been perfect and I would give 5 out of 5. But the receiver is the size of a thick oval ginger bread. Simply ugly and messy while receivers for any wireless mouse and keyboard are so small and neat.
Pros: Exactly the same as XBox360 controller, Good quality and comfortable
Summary: This is great for Windows games that support it. It's like playing Xbox 360 on your PC with usually better graphics! Unfortunately, the receiver isn't built to last. It draws a lot of USB power and will often blow a fuse. When this happens, Windows will not recognize it anymore and the green light on the receiver will stop coming on. There is a fix though that requires some quick soldering or foil.
The Best PC Controller, Hands Down // BUT SLOWS STARTUP
Kevin "Im_Juice_Lee", Amazon
6 April 2010
Summary: UPDATE 2/6/2011 I've been using the controller for a few hundred hours now and it still works fine. I've dropped it a few times, tossed it around in my backpack, and even stepped on it -- it still works perfectly! The main con still exists. My motherboard hangs on startup whenever this is plugged in. I tried flashing my motherboard to the newest update, but the problem didn't go away.
Summary: This product works fine in Windows XP Vista and 7. I have moved it from computer to computer and the drivers always work. The only issue I have with it, which is reported by many people, is that you have to be sure the usb port provides enough power to get the RF transceiver to work. On my main PC for instance it will not work from the front panel headers, only the rear USB ports which I can specify to receive more power in BIOS.
Summary: I won't waste words reiterating that which so many others have already said regarding the great performance of this controller. We've all played an Xbox, we all know that Microsoft knows how to make computer components. Here's the rub: you literally cannot use any other wireless devices (bluetooth is fine) at the same time. Even using my Wacom tablet (the tablet itself uses a USB cable connection ...
Summary: As a controller goes, you can't go wrong. This is the second receiver/controller I have bought. THE RECEIVER THOUGH, IS CRAP. It works. And may work for a long time. Mine lasted about a year then it just stopped working. So I, being the tech nerd I am, opened it up and poked around with my tools. A tiny fuse (smaller then most fruit flies) called F1 was the problem. Apparently, the tiniest bit of heat can cause the fuse to blow and kill the entire board.