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Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad with broad game support and dual vibration motors

100% Positive Reviews

Posted

Pros: Dual input (Direct Input/XBox); Sturdy build; Wireless has good range; Battery life is awesome; Buttons are still crisp even after years of usage

Cons: Logitech could have used a unifying receiver with it

I bought the Logitech F710 as I felt some of my PC games were best played on a controller rather than a keyboard and/or mouse. Wireless was also a necessity as I usually play far from my PC. I must say, the controller does not disappoint.

Upon purchase, it comes in a simple plastic packaging, with included AA batteries and the wireless receiver tucked inside the batter casing. This is a good design decision as it means you are less likely to lose the receiver if you're transporting the controller, or simply storing it away. The form factor is reminiscent of a PlayStation controller, with the D-Pad on the upper left and the two analog sticks at the bottom, but the button color scheme is Xbox, using the ABXY instead of Circle-Square-Triangle-X. It has a hybrid input method, either via Direct Input or masking as an Xbox Controller, which helps for most modern games. To switch between the two, simply set the switch on the controller to either D (Direct Input) or X (Xbox). There is also a mode switch that allows the user to swap the functionality of the D-Pad and the left analog stick, for those who prefer gaming that way.

In Xbox mode, the receiver just needs to be plugged into the system. In Windows 7/XP, you will need to download and install Microsoft's drivers for the Wireless Xbox Controller. This is not necessary in Windows 8/8.1, where the drivers are already built in. That being said, some users report issues with Windows 8 compatibility, but this is more for Direct Input mode. In DI mode, Logitech's drivers are needed, and can be obtained by downloading and installing the Logitech Gaming Software from their website. Apart from the drivers, the software allows for button profiles per game to be stored, and can also recognize other controllers such as Logitech's G27 racing wheel. The controller's Rumble feature works in either mode as long as the game supports it, but can also be turned off in the controller with a button.

In usage, I found the controller to be very good. The buttons are crisp and responsive. I find that having the receiver within line of sight of the controller provides the best signal quality (no lag at all). To achieve this, one can use a USB port extender, or simply plugging the receiver on the front USB ports if available. I am able to play fighting games really well and pull of combos/juggles with ease. At the same time, I have used this controller for years and I'm still having a good charge from the included Duracell batteries.

I am definitely satisfied with this controller and will recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Posted

Pros: Familiar PlayStation 3 layout, comfortable, long battery life

Cons: Slight lag if not line-of-sight with receiver

I used to game on PS2, then switched to PC gaming. A lot of games (racing in particular) are very hard to play on keyboards, and this controller brought back my instincts. The familiar Playstation layout adds a few extra buttons in the center for Steam overlay, vibration, and sport mode (switches analog stick and D-pad). The buttons are in the A-B-X-Y config from the Xbox controller, but still have familiar functions. The dual-vibration adds a new level of depth to games that use it, and the controller itself is very comfortable to hold for hours on end. I've owned the controller for about a month at the time of this writing, and the batteries are still going strong. The buttons give a satisfying click, and the controls are very crisp.

All in all, this controller is very nice and worth the price.
Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad with broad game support and dual vibration motors
Description:

Vibration feedback lets you feel every hit, crash and explosion in your PC games—with no cords to get in your way. You’ve got the freedom to move and room to play with fast, reliable 2.4 GHz wireless. You can feel every hit, crash and explosion—dual vibration feedback makes your games more realistic and immersive.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandLogitech
EAN0097855068859
FeaturePowerful and reliable 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity Broad game support ? works with popular new titles and old favorites Customizable controls with Profiler software* (*requires software installation) Dual vibration motors support vibration feedback games Works with Windows XP, Vista and 7
FormatDVD-ROM
Genreaction-games
LabelLogitech
ManufacturerLogitech
Model940-000117
MPN940-000117
PlatformWindows
PublisherLogitech
SKUzz3939
StudioLogitech
TitleLogitech Wireless Gamepad F710
UPC097855068859
ColorSilver
SizeOne Size
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Item Height7.87 inches
Item Length6.61 inches
Item Width3.11 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height4 inches
Package Length8.5 inches
Package Weight0.9 pounds
Package Width5.9 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumber940-000117
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement097855068859
Item Weight0.9 pounds
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
HardwarePlatformPc
OperatingSystemWindows
ESRBAgeRatingRating Pending
ManufacturerMinimumAge3 months
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