Hip Gear Interactive Wireless Controller LM575 for PlayStation 2 Reviews
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Comments about Hip Gear Interactive Wireless Controller LM575 for PlayStation 2:
My cousin has had this controller for IDK how long... I have been using this for my PlayStation 1 alot recently... and it works great.
First thing I noticed: This controller FEELS nice. There is rubber on the grips that makes holding this controller feel good to hold.. which is great for extended play periods (if you can't get your mind away from Final Fantasy for a minute ;) Both joysticks are in great condition and still return nicely to the home position. It only takes 2 double A (AA) batteries. The controller system, in an effort to save every ounce of battery life, puts itself in a sort of "stand by" mode, when not in use for about 3 minutes. The buttons feel nice and arent too difficult to push down. The controller, considering it's a wireless DualShock 2 with a battery assembly on the back, is actually fairly small in my hands, but not very cramped. Controllers are easily synced. On/Off switch makes turning on and off a sinch. And if you can't tell which button is which (god help us all if you can't) there are labels on the right thumb buttons that say which is which.
Batteries are always a problem with controllers like these... if you game alot you may go through an arm and a leg in double A battery costs. The battery pack assembly is a bit cramped for your controller griping fingers. If you turn off your console (say to exchange a game), and leave the controller on, you have to turn off the controller and turn it back on when the console is on or it wont sync to the wireless dongle. Sometimes after extended periods of play the dongle will de-sync from the controller and you have to unplug it and plug it back in then turn the controller off and back on.
All in all a pretty damn good controller. I'm probably going to buy another. (That I'll probably incorporate into a portable PlayStation 1 that I'm attempting to build.)