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Nerf wireless controller
The analog sticks have a very limited range of motion. They go from moving your character a little bit to almost instant run. I returned mine after 1 day use. Logitech still has the best wireless controller, even with the button sticking issue. I have already got two replacements from them due to button sticking. This can be almost eliminated if you switch the buttons rubber contact pad to one from a sony dual shock.
I prefer the PlayStation 2 Cordless Action Controller (first link), because it fits my larger hands better than the Cordless Precision Controller. There are two versions of this controller, one with multi-colored face buttons and one with grey colored face buttons. The second one is no longer "officially liscensed" by sony, (most likely to save money) but is the same controller as the first, (see link)
Unfortunately this is the controller design that is known for the sticking X button after extended use. It can be remedied as listed above.
Logitech has also chosen to use this shape for their PS3 wireless controller design.
The Cordless Precision (second link) is shaped more like the original sony controllers, so if you prefer them get it instead, that style tends to give me hand cramps, but my brother prefers it, so it's down to preference.
The last controller is logitech's first attempt at wireless and the controller is HUGE, requiring 4 AA batts for power. The d-pad is horrible and the analog sticks don't have rubber on the top. Unless you have giant sized hands and don't mind a horrible d-pad, stay away from that one.
There is still one more wireless controller that they made which is a the same shape as the Cordless Precision, but is transparent blue or green, and has no rumble feature. I don't recommend this one unless you care less about rumble.
I personally have all but the last controller type.
I recommend buying from gamestop and target, or other brick and mortar stores, because online retailers seem to get confused which one they are selling, and you may get the wrong one. It has happened to me before. Target and gamestop both have it for $30, which is great considering it used to be $50.
I couldn't find the thrustmaster controller that you linked to for sale, but I did find this rather interesting one. Apperas to work for PS2-3 and PC.
Also of interest is the katana brand wireless controller. http://www.katana-accessories.com/ps2.html
It appears to be almost indentical to the dual shock with exception of the d-pad. It is available at Wal-mart and Amazon. I haven't used it myself as I don't like the dual shock design.
Last edited by urbigbro; 08-07-2008 at 07:06 PM.
I've had the Logitech Action controller for a long time now and I love it. Only once in a great while it will get out of calibration, but removing a battery, holding the L1 buttion while reinserting the battery will cure it. (Yeah that's how you calibrate them. I contacted Logitech on this a long time ago.) I've been through a few different wireless controllers and none have stood the test like this one. I'm thinking on buying a couple more just to have some backups for when mine actually does crap out, (if it ever does)
Thanks! for the info guys.